Starcraft II Blizzcon News

2008 October 12

Every PC gamer worth his salt has played Starcraft. Many Koreans have been playing it for years in televised tournaments, while some insane people call it overrated and are opposed to Starcraft II — calling it a rehash — and then turn around and masturbate to the thought of Diablo III. No matter where you fall within that spectrum, there is no denying that this is one of the most anticipated games of all-time.

And it still may be a year away.

And that will only be one-third of the single-player campaign.

Wait, WHAT?

No doubt the biggest news to come out of this year’s Blizzcon is that the only campaign that will ship with Starcraft II is the Terran campaign. No Zerg, no Protoss. You’re going to need to learn how to utilize the new units for those two races by playing comp stomps or getting owned by Koreans. Although, there are rumors of tutorial missions for each race.

So expect Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm in 2010, and Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void in 2011 at the EARLIEST. You’ll have to make due with what better be an absolutely epic Terran campaign and full multiplayer in the meantime (or Diablo III might actually be out by then). The pessimistic consensus seems to be Holiday 2009 for the first part of the trilogy – Wings of Liberty. I’m sure Blizzard knows to make sure that Terran campaign is mind-blowingly awesome, so people are willing to shell out for two more single-player-only expansions.

I just can’t believe how long this damn game is taking. World of Warcraft has really taken over at Blizzard. It’s only natural to make sure your CASH COW OF HISTORICAL PROPORTIONS is first priority. Almost 11 million monthly subscribers. They should be giving Starcraft II away for free. I really wanted to bitch more about this trilogy bullshit, but it would only end in me eating crow when I bought each part on release date and loved every second.

In order to make the wait that much more unbearable, here are four YouTube videos of two matches played at Blizzcon. I hope you don’t get blue balls like I did from not being able to see the conclusion of the second game. I wanted to see massive destruction go down.

Match 1 – Part 1

Match 1 – Part 2

Match 2 – Part 1

Match 2 – Part 2

Yeah, I can’t believe I watched all of those either. The following cinematic washed that shame out of my mouth, though.

2 minutes of the Starcraft II Intro

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