It’s unfuckingbelievable, and I’ve never been so stoked about a game in my life. The trailer gave me chills. :\
StarCraft II has some big shoes to fill - is there added pressure in developing a follow-up to one of the most beloved games of all time?
We recognize that the bar is set pretty high, but this type of pressure is not new to us. Warcraft III had to follow in the footsteps of Warcraft II, and Diablo II had to follow the original Diablo. Creating a StarCraft game that’s bigger and better than the original is definitely a big challenge, but it’s one that we fully intend to meet and exceed.
I know this sounds like complete shit, but it makes me hopeful. I remember this rumor started going around in, like, 99′… I don’t care. Starcraft:Broodwar was one of the best games I’ve ever played, let alone had a year+ fun playing. Head-to-head strategy games are always lacking something, and the only other game that compared to Startcraft was Warcraft II. If these rumors are true, I’ll be spending much less time away from the
computer photoshop. I hope Josh and Dan would want to play. :)
“According to Fighter Forum, StarCraft 2 continues the story of the original and adds a new race based on Kerrigan, making a total of four races. While that wouldn’t be totally off the mark, we figured the new race would be more the super-race mix between Zerg and Protoss rather than Zerg and Terran or at least the mystically advanced Xel’Naga. The three older tribes will each be receiving around two additional units.
The report also claims that Blizzard plans to shut down its original StarCraft servers in order to ensure the success of the sequel.
As popular as StarCraft was on these shores, it doesn’t come close to the enthusiasm the game still enjoys in Asia, where televised, professional matches are held regularly. Blizzard has an event coming up in Korea where they are expected to make a large announcement, so it could very well be that the company has chosen the area where StarCraft is the most popular to announce its sequel.” - via IGN
So my buddy Caius sent me a link this morning to thestuntman.la, which is an advergame by unilever for that deodorant campaign that’s years old. Remember the one where the stuntman would do crazy shit because the deodorant kept him cool and not-so-spicy? Yeah, that one.
The loading is ridiculous, but the site is rather nice. All video, high detail, but poor interaction. Let it load, it’s some what worth it. After it loads… there’s more loading so prepare yourself. It was made by Grupo W, so talk to them about the loading.
For those of you that don’t know, once a year everyone within the game industry gets together for three days. Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, my friends. Three glorious days of seeing the newest of the new, the things all sixteen year-olds would piss themselves to see but can’t because it’s industry only and 18+. The last year I went was 2004 and I could only be up there for a day, but that didn’t stop me from seeing everything (I did miss out on the matrix online beta sign up, but no sweat off my nerdy back, shit was suppose to be terrible anyways). There’s this unpublished secret of E3, that all the nerds know. FACT: You can walk out with at least a three week wardrobe, posters to fill your mothers basement, and squishy toys, pens, and random trinkets to show how 1337 you really are to all four of your friends.
Do people that work in your IT department wear video game or video game company shirts to work every day and seem like they don’t have anything else to wear? It’s because they don’t actually buy clothes, they just wait for the three days of pillaging. When the doors open nerds will run in to be the first to grab stuff, it’s out of control, I once saw two 35+ year old, fat, and balding white dudes push each other… Continue Reading
It’s been busy around here, but where the hell did current.tv come from? And since when does Google have an updated tv show ever HALF hour? and since when did Spore become something more than screenshots and clever copy? But first things first… current is apparently: “A national cable and satellite channel dedicated to bringing your voice to television.”
Before I go on complaining about how it’s not really available ‘nationally’, here’s a link to an interview on google current that some might enjoy. It’s a quick interview with two of the folks from The Robot Co-Op, aka the minds behind 43things, 43places, 43people, allconsuming.net, and so on.
However, not in San Diego but select cities only (depending on the provider). I’d be really excited to see how this actually works and if it’s a total content overload. Back on topic, though. Google’s 2-6 minute segments are played on the half hour, every hour. I’m actually really impressed with their intro… they’ve done good as far as asthetics go (for once). They’re definitely not known for making things pretty. The content that’s on content.tv/google is very all over the place, but very focused on internet culture as a whole. Tributes to that fat numa numa kid singing/dancing to that song; how boingboing is blocked by sites because its pornographic, yet not really; and more. I’m really jealous of… Continue Reading