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« Reply #120 on: June 04, 2010, 10:16:33 PM »

http://www.explicitgamer.com/article/the-starcraft-2-map-editor-allows-embeded-videos

this will not end well if this makes it into the game.  Can you imagine downloading a map only to greeted with gay porn... (settle down rritchard)
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« Reply #121 on: June 04, 2010, 11:42:08 PM »

now I know how Bullwinkle feels.....
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« Reply #122 on: June 05, 2010, 04:10:34 PM »

My computer is five years old and I haven't played a PC game in about three years. This is the first one I'm interested in. I wonder if my rig can run it?
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« Reply #123 on: June 05, 2010, 06:01:46 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2010, 11:42:08 PM

now I know how Bullwinkle feels.....

lol did i just rick roll you?  I finally win!  Tongue
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« Reply #124 on: June 05, 2010, 06:20:03 PM »

Quote from: naednek on June 05, 2010, 06:01:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2010, 11:42:08 PM

now I know how Bullwinkle feels.....

lol did i just rick roll you?  I finally win!  Tongue

nope  Tongue
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« Reply #125 on: June 07, 2010, 03:23:53 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2010, 06:20:03 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 05, 2010, 06:01:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2010, 11:42:08 PM

now I know how Bullwinkle feels.....

lol did i just rick roll you?  I finally win!  Tongue

nope  Tongue

Hey now! Let's not point fingers... er... links!  Tongue

I'd love to know the REAL justification for the price of Starcraft 2, other than "we know people will pay it," and why I don't get a discount for the money I wasted spent on my WoW subscription.  nod
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« Reply #126 on: June 11, 2010, 02:10:53 AM »

Here's a TV commercial that aired during the NBA Finals.
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« Reply #127 on: June 11, 2010, 02:19:49 AM »

Quote from: baelthazar on June 07, 2010, 03:23:53 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 05, 2010, 06:20:03 PM

Quote from: naednek on June 05, 2010, 06:01:46 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 04, 2010, 11:42:08 PM

now I know how Bullwinkle feels.....

lol did i just rick roll you?  I finally win!  Tongue

nope  Tongue

Hey now! Let's not point fingers... er... links!  Tongue

I'd love to know the REAL justification for the price of Starcraft 2, other than "we know people will pay it," and why I don't get a discount for the money I wasted spent on my WoW subscription.  nod

It's the same price as any other game on release...
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« Reply #128 on: June 11, 2010, 03:44:42 AM »

Uh... $59.99 is about $10 more than your average PC game on release. In fact, I haven't seen many PC games come out for more than $49.99 in a while (Battle from the Bulge not included).

Anyway, can anyone in beta confirm the system reqs? I'm painfully afraid that my modest system (listed below) won't run Starcraft II very well. And the last thing I want is to drop some coin on something that I can't run!

Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz
4GB RAM
nVidia 8600M 256MB

Anyone have similar specs and run the beta well?
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« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2010, 04:01:56 AM »

Quote from: baelthazar on June 11, 2010, 03:44:42 AM

Anyway, can anyone in beta confirm the system reqs? I'm painfully afraid that my modest system (listed below) won't run Starcraft II very well. And the last thing I want is to drop some coin on something that I can't run!

Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz
4GB RAM
nVidia 8600M 256MB

Anyone have similar specs and run the beta well?

Is that a laptop?
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« Reply #130 on: June 11, 2010, 04:43:32 AM »

Yes, but that shouldn't be overly problematic, if the Requirements are accurate. I'm pretty much in between requirements and recommendations.

But to be specific, it is a Dell XPS laptop, if there are reports of SC2 not playing nice with lappys. Being that the game targets the Korean market, I can't think they would make it hard for lappys to play.
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« Reply #131 on: June 11, 2010, 05:56:58 AM »

I hope they put out a demo.  I'm on the fence as far as requirements go, too.
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« Reply #132 on: June 11, 2010, 07:46:11 AM »

Quote from: baelthazar on June 11, 2010, 04:43:32 AM

Yes, but that shouldn't be overly problematic, if the Requirements are accurate. I'm pretty much in between requirements and recommendations.

But to be specific, it is a Dell XPS laptop, if there are reports of SC2 not playing nice with lappys. Being that the game targets the Korean market, I can't think they would make it hard for lappys to play.

You must have the same laptop I do, a XPS M1530:

Core 2 Duo 2.2ghz
3GB ram
8600M GT 256MB

I was in the beta and it ran fine on lowish settings.  Still looked decent.
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« Reply #133 on: June 11, 2010, 03:03:44 PM »

Yeah, mine is a XPS 1530, but I think I upped the RAM and got a bit lower CPU than you (wish I had gotten top-of-the-line for longevity).

Good to know it does run and still looks decent. I always turn shadows off, because they eat resources and don't provide any sort of gameplay benefit (and I get distracted by them). I also don't much care for Bloom filters (looks like Vaseline on the screen), so those can go too.

I'm going to seriously think about pre-ordering then, if it is runnable on a comparable system. Thanks, KePoW!
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« Reply #134 on: June 11, 2010, 03:17:39 PM »

I ask on Ron Burke's behalf  icon_smile:
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I mean, c'mon, Bill Roper made his mark working on Starcraft. So there's gotta be an SC2 discount for Ron's HG Lifetime, right? There's no justice in the world...  tear icon_biggrin

Best Buy is pelting my e-mail inbox with SC2 pre-order offers but guess what, BB? I suck at RTSs. I did in the mid 1990s and it's only worse now. I'll wait for Diablo 3 (which will presumably release when Hell Freezes OverTM) to start giving Blizzard my money again.

I do agree, I hope there's maybe at least a multiplayer demo at some point. Co-op SC2 is probably the one thing I might do well enough at to enjoy.
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« Reply #135 on: June 11, 2010, 03:29:56 PM »

http://kotaku.com/5560734/starcraft-ii-war-is-coming-ad-is-a-timely-reminder


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« Reply #136 on: June 11, 2010, 03:49:39 PM »

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Saw the ad online last night.. I thought it was badass!
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« Reply #137 on: June 11, 2010, 04:51:47 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on June 11, 2010, 03:29:56 PM


Make no mistake... EddieA already posted that  Tongue
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« Reply #138 on: June 11, 2010, 05:00:55 PM »

Quote from: baelthazar on June 11, 2010, 03:44:42 AM

Uh... $59.99 is about $10 more than your average PC game on release. In fact, I haven't seen many PC games come out for more than $49.99 in a while (Battle from the Bulge not included).

Anyway, can anyone in beta confirm the system reqs? I'm painfully afraid that my modest system (listed below) won't run Starcraft II very well. And the last thing I want is to drop some coin on something that I can't run!

Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz
4GB RAM
nVidia 8600M 256MB

Anyone have similar specs and run the beta well?

Perhaps you are right.  Let me rephrase then:  It's the same price as any other Blizzard game on release.
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« Reply #139 on: June 11, 2010, 05:36:59 PM »

Touche ScubaV, Touche!  slywink
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« Reply #140 on: June 11, 2010, 09:01:00 PM »

Quote from: baelthazar on June 11, 2010, 03:03:44 PM

Yeah, mine is a XPS 1530, but I think I upped the RAM and got a bit lower CPU than you (wish I had gotten top-of-the-line for longevity).

Good to know it does run and still looks decent. I always turn shadows off, because they eat resources and don't provide any sort of gameplay benefit (and I get distracted by them). I also don't much care for Bloom filters (looks like Vaseline on the screen), so those can go too.

Yeah, in that case it'll run fine.

As long as you don't turn on AA, you might be able to run it at medium or above-medium settings even (if you turn shadows off).  Should look pretty good in that case.

I can't test it anymore because I got a new powerhouse desktop system a few weeks ago, and moved all my gaming to that.  But you should be fine.
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« Reply #141 on: June 12, 2010, 09:52:40 PM »

I played the crap outta the beta. This game is finely polished RTS goodness in such a finely compacted, solid, and balanced manner. I was addicted till they flipped it off last week. I still sneak in a bit of scrims versus AI every day or so, though.
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« Reply #142 on: June 14, 2010, 02:49:19 PM »

Put my pre-order in yesterday!!  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #143 on: June 19, 2010, 06:29:37 PM »

posters!
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« Reply #144 on: June 30, 2010, 08:17:52 AM »

some posters and part one of a video recap.
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« Reply #145 on: June 30, 2010, 08:22:29 AM »

free to Korean WoW subscribers?
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« Reply #146 on: July 04, 2010, 03:21:23 AM »

3D is coming post launch.
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« Reply #147 on: July 07, 2010, 06:51:35 AM »

Paid off my CE edition today and while there found out there will be a CE strat guide. $35. But I get 20% off so looking at a savings of around $8.
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« Reply #148 on: July 07, 2010, 06:53:57 AM »

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Put my pre-order in yesterday!!  icon_biggrin

only a few weeks left, debating on mine.
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« Reply #149 on: July 07, 2010, 06:54:05 AM »

Does anyone know if you absolutely have to have your account linked up to your real name to play the game at all? In single player I mean? if so, I'm out
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« Reply #150 on: July 07, 2010, 07:04:29 AM »

Quote from: Razgon on July 07, 2010, 06:54:05 AM

Does anyone know if you absolutely have to have your account linked up to your real name to play the game at all? In single player I mean? if so, I'm out

you don't have to give out your real name, unlike in wow(why the fuck they did this in wow is unbelievable. talk about hackers paradise). you just need the bnet account and the name

mine was jersoc.jersoc, which is all you would see. if i gave you my bnet email address then you would see the full name.


unless this changed, i don't know. i suck ass at rts games and barely played the beta.
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« Reply #151 on: July 07, 2010, 11:04:55 AM »

Ah, thanks Jersoc - I think I read somewhere that it was the same for Starcraft, but it seems I just dreamt it :-)
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« Reply #152 on: July 07, 2010, 02:00:49 PM »

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Put my pre-order in yesterday!!  icon_biggrin

only a few weeks left, debating on mine.

The single player campaign should be super, and as far as multi-play, it'll be neato to play with fellow GTers. Plus, it's been ten years in the making. As a PC gamer, I don't want to miss on that.  icon_smile
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« Reply #153 on: July 07, 2010, 03:43:50 PM »

As far as I can tell you only need to give out your real name if you decide to use RealID and if you want to post on the official forums, both of which are optional.  It still blows, and as far as I'm concerned unnecessary to achieve their goals, but there you have it.  I plan on getting SC2 and Cataclysm but I won't be using any functionality that asks for my real name.  And frankly as a huge Blizzard supporter and fan I'm starting to get a little concerned about the direction of their business ethics.
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« Reply #154 on: July 07, 2010, 04:11:01 PM »

And who will post on the official forums about guild recruitment, new mods, technical help, etc etc if they have to give out their real name to do it? I know I won't.

I won't repeat all that I've said, so just go check out the MMO forum for that.
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« Reply #155 on: July 07, 2010, 05:54:46 PM »

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I ask on Ron Burke's behalf  icon_smile:
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I mean, c'mon, Bill Roper made his mark working on Starcraft. So there's gotta be an SC2 discount for Ron's HG Lifetime, right? There's no justice in the world...  tear icon_biggrin

Best Buy is pelting my e-mail inbox with SC2 pre-order offers but guess what, BB? I suck at RTSs. I did in the mid 1990s and it's only worse now. I'll wait for Diablo 3 (which will presumably release when Hell Freezes OverTM) to start giving Blizzard my money again.

I do agree, I hope there's maybe at least a multiplayer demo at some point. Co-op SC2 is probably the one thing I might do well enough at to enjoy.

Hahhaa...nice!  I glanced over to my software rack the other day to my signed collectors edition copy of Hellgate London complete with 'lifetime' subscription and just shook my head.  Weaksauce.
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« Reply #156 on: July 07, 2010, 06:07:02 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2010, 06:53:57 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 14, 2010, 02:49:19 PM

Put my pre-order in yesterday!!  icon_biggrin

only a few weeks left, debating on mine.

I'm not that excited but I pre-ordered on Amazon anyway - they have free release date delivery supposedly.  I was excited though to see they have Diablo 3 for pre-order too lol.  Very excited for the 12-21-2012 release date!
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« Reply #157 on: July 07, 2010, 06:14:46 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on July 07, 2010, 06:53:57 AM

Quote from: PR_GMR on June 14, 2010, 02:49:19 PM

Put my pre-order in yesterday!!  icon_biggrin

only a few weeks left, debating on mine.

I'm not that excited but I pre-ordered on Amazon anyway - they have free release date delivery supposedly.  I was excited though to see they have Diablo 3 for pre-order too lol.  Very excited for the 12-21-2012* release date!

*=June 30th, 2013.  slywink
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« Reply #158 on: July 07, 2010, 07:42:53 PM »

I just just my pre-order for the CE addition on Amazon and noticed they are no longer selling the CE edition.  Glad I got my order in early.  Probably can sell the WoW pet Thor to recoup my cost of the game
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« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2010, 08:12:07 PM »

Hey didn't think of that. Wonder what they will go for?
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