Earlier this year and following the rumors, Blizzard announced StarCraft Remastered. Basically this is a remastering of the original StarCraft that helped the RTS genre gain a competitive edge in eSports, and without a doubt had a huge cultural impact in countries such as South Korea where the game continues to remain extremely popular.
Politicians these days are definitely trying to appeal to the youth. For example last month it was revealed that a politician from Sweden streams Hearthstone games regularly on Twitch in a bid to reach out to a younger audience. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that a South Korean presidential candidate is using StarCraft to try and appeal to the youth.
Blizzard’s StarCraft franchise has managed to establish itself as one of the classic RTS games in gaming history, having helped to launch the careers of many pro gamers who made big names for themselves while competing in StarCraft tournaments from back in the day. If you’re looking to relive the action or maybe see what the fuss was all about, now you can.
When StarCraft Remastered was announced last week, it was also revealed by Blizzard that they planned to issue a patch for the original StarCraft that would make it a free game. Note that this isn’t a free-to-play game with in-app purchases, but a game that is completely free from start to end.
A couple of weeks ago it was rumored that Blizzard was potentially working on a remastered version of StarCraft. Turns out the rumors were true because Blizzard has since officially announced StarCraft Remastered, and just like the rumors, it looks like the game is set for a release this coming summer.
The original StarCraft was launched back in 1998 and safe to say it changed the way many had looked at RTS games. Its launch in 1998 also means that the game is nearly two decades old, so could it mean that maybe it’s time for a remaster? According to a report from Sports Seoul (via PC Gamer), the answer is yes.
Windows XP and Windows Vista are two of Microsoft’s older operating systems that are surprisingly still being used in some parts of the world. Now if for whatever reason you haven’t upgraded to at least Windows 8.1 yet, you might be interested to learn that Blizzard has announced on its forums that they’ll no longer be supporting these older platforms.
A company is more than just one person, but sometimes there are individuals who help shape a company into what it is today. For example many still associate Microsoft with Bill Gates, or Apple with Steve Jobs, and in the gaming industry, we have Chris Metzen of Blizzard, who has in the past been one of the company’s most passionate and outspoken employees.
Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard’s take on the MOBA genre and what makes it so appealing is how it uses various iconic characters from their various franchises. Now previously we’ve seen Blizzard adopt a more Diablo-esque focus on the game with Diablo characters and maps, but it looks like that focus has since shifted to StarCraft.
While Blizzard might have competitive games like Overwatch, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm, it’s safe to say that the company’s first truly competitive game was StarCraft. This trend continued with StarCraft 2 but safe to say that it never quite captured the magic that was the original StarCraft.
Back in 2011, we learnt about a fan-made RPG based on the StarCraft universe, which coincidentally enough is called StarCraft Universe. Basically if you’ve ever wondered what StarCraft would have looked like if it had been chosen to be an MMORPG instead of Warcraft, this comes pretty close.
Late last year, Blizzard launched the latest installment in the StarCraft franchise called Legacy of the Void. It was a particularly important release because it also marks the end of the current StarCraft story as we know it. That being said, we expect that it will also be a while before we see Blizzard release a new StarCraft game.
One of the good things about StarCraft 2’s Legacy of the Void is that it is a standalone game, meaning that you won’t need to own previous StarCraft 2 titles in order to play it. However if you’ve never played the older titles, chances are you might be a bit lost when it comes to the story, or you won’t get the full picture.
It looks like Google’s AlphaGo (which is a program by DeepMind) has gotten the upper hand for more than once over the Lee Sedol, human world champion in the complex game of Go, and it is rather easy to see why, as the sheer brute force of computing power, accompanied by the fact that computers will not weary nor get tired at all, against a human who has emotions and […]