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.
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Why the exception?
by gonzalo on Sat 19th May 2007 22:09 UTC
gonzalo
Member since:
2005-07-06

I expected something like "I'd like to make an exception for Starcraft 2 because..."

I don't know, I'm just curious why this particular game should be the exception.

Edited 2007-05-19 22:10

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RE: Why the exception?
by rayiner on Sat 19th May 2007 22:50 in reply to "Why the exception?"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

The StarCraft sequel is one of the most eagerly waited sequels in all of gaming-dom. Fans have been waiting for it for the better part of a decade, and it's finally here. Hence the exception.

Personally, I'm looking forward to picking up a copy. I gave up gaming years ago, but the magnitude of this release is going to make me indulge in some flashbacks to high-school ;)

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RE: Why the exception?
by Hawley on Sat 19th May 2007 22:57 in reply to "Why the exception?"
Hawley Member since:
2006-03-21

I'd like to make an exception for Starcraft 2 because... it is 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.

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RE: Why the exception?
by Googol on Sun 20th May 2007 07:07 in reply to "Why the exception?"
Googol Member since:
2006-11-24

well, would you care to read if the moon was about to crash onto the earth..? Or would you complain that it's no Osnews and rather get caught out without an umbrella in the street when it happens?

Personally, I never cared about Starcraft, although even my gf was a heavy gamer. I am just too goofy when it comes to building up stuff in games - all I can handle is a big gun ;) But I can see why this is news anywhere - where have you been the past decade ;)

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RE[2]: Why the exception?
by gonzalo on Sun 20th May 2007 08:22 in reply to "RE: Why the exception?"
gonzalo Member since:
2005-07-06

Starcarft announced vs Moon crashing into Earth is such a stupid comparison I won't even comment it. But feel free to go on with that story of feeling safe from that with an umbrella. Seems to have potential.

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