Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 19th May 2007 20:23 UTC
Games We usually don't report on games, but I would like to make an exception today. Blizzard Entertainment has announced the sequel to what many see as the best realtime strategy game ever made: they announced StarCraft II. The original StarCraft, released in 1998, tops many best-games-of-all-times lists, and has sold over 9 million copies worldwide; it is still one of the most popular online games, despite its age. In fact, in South Korea, StarCraft matches are even broadcast on TV.
Permalink for comment 241834
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[6]: Hmm
by Best on Sun 20th May 2007 02:45 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Hmm"
Best
Member since:
2005-07-09

Selling specially boxed 'linux' versions of the game was a mistake. But making the game available for Linux obviously worked out, because Doom 3, and Quake 4 also recieved support for linux.

If a company is going to use linux for a dedicated server, its actually pretty trivial to offer a client, especially if the game is OpenGL based.

Its really a catch 22, serious gamers don't use linux because nobody releases games for linux, and nobody releases games for linux because there aren't any serious gamers who use linux exclusively. So the fair number of casual gamers like myself who use linux either snatch the few bones the PC gaming industry does throw our way, or we just spend our cash on console games instead.

Edited 2007-05-20 02:58

Reply Parent Score: 2