starcraft II

August 5, 2010

Starcraft II Review

The time is final­ly upon us, after ten long years Star­craft II is now in stores and in our hands.  Star­craft II may well be one of the most antic­i­pat­ed games ever in the fact that it had almost 1 mil­lion pre­orders and it’s the fastest sell­ing RTS in his­to­ry.   There has been a lot of crit­i­cism about Star­craft II and the removal of sev­er­al key fea­tures that were in the orig­i­nal such LAN sup­port, and the sep­a­rat­ing of the title into three sep­a­rate games and to ice the cake charg­ing $60 which is $10 more than your aver­age PC admis­sion price.  Do these things real­ly hold back the game?  Hav­ing played through the sin­gle play­er cam­paign I can hon­est­ly say Star­craft II is one of the best sin­gle play­er RTS to date.  In addi­tion to every­thing you’d expect fromRead more…

July 16, 2010

Do You Need More Vespene Gas?

Star­craft 2 releas­es on July 27 and post­ed the final specs on Star­craft 2. Like you I was also won­der­ing how my machine would hold up. Well wait no longer, here they are : Min­i­mum Sys­tem Require­ments*: PC: Win­dows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 (Lat­est Ser­vice Packs) with Direc­tX 9.0c 2.6 GHz Pen­tium IV or equiv­a­lent AMD Athlon proces­sor 128 MB PCIe NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT or ATI Radeon 9800 PRO video card or bet­ter Mac: Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or new­er Intel Proces­sor NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or ATI Radeon X1600 or bet­ter PC/Mac: 12 GB avail­able HD space 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Win­dows Vista/Windows 7 users, 2 GB for Mac users) DVD-ROM dri­ve Broad­band Inter­net con­nec­tion 1024X720 min­i­mum dis­play res­o­lu­tion *Note: Due to poten­tial pro­gram­ming changes, the Min­i­mum Sys­tem Require­ments for this game may changeRead more…

June 1, 2010

StarCraft II Beta Extended Until June 7th

While July 27th may feel like an enter­ni­ty away there is some good news for die hard Star­Craft fans that have been dread­ing the end of the Star­Craft II beta.  Bliz­zard announced yes­ter­day that it would be extend­ing the beta for Star­Craft II until June 7th.  The game will be tak­en down and be made unavail­able for some  time as they go into the final phase of test­ing.  Dur­ing this down­time bliz­zard will be mak­ing final hard­ware and soft­ware tweaks.  The beta will be put back up two weeks pri­or to the release.  The off­i­cal state­ment fol­lows below: “We pre­vi­ous­ly announced that the first phase of the Star­Craft II beta test would be com­ing to a close in all regions on Mon­day, May 31. In order to pre­pare for the final phase of beta test­ing, we plan to extend theRead more…

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