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  1. 1. What race do you play as (the most)?

    • Protoss
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    • Terran
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    • Zerg
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    • Random
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RELEASE DATE: July 27th, 2010
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"Time to kick some serious butt!"
? Jim Raynor


StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races will clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types will do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival.

Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II will present a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard will again offer unparalleled online play through Battle.net, the company's world-renowned gaming service, with several enhancements and new features to make StarCraft II the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game. [ http://us.starcraft2.com/ ]

{ FEATURES }

  • Fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game
  • Three completely distinct races: Protoss, Terran, and Zerg
  • New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race
  • Groundbreaking single-player campaign
  • Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes
  • Full multiplayer support, with new competitive features and matchmaking utilities available through Battle.net
  • Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience

{ SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS }
[ http://us.blizzard.c...42&locale=en_US ]
Minimum PC

  • Windows? XP/Windows Vista?/Windows? 7 (Updated with the 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
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB required for Windows Vista?/Windows? 7 users)
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 1024X720 minimum display resolution

Recommended PC

  • Windows Vista?/Windows? 7
  • Dual Core 2.4Ghz Processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 512 MB NVIDIA? GeForce? 8800 GTX or ATI Radeon? HD 3870 or better
  • *Note: Due to potential programming changes, the Minimum System Requirements for this game may change over time.

Minimum Mac

  • Mac? OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.2 or newer
  • Intel? Processor
  • NVIDIA? GeForce? 8600M GT or ATI Radeon? X1600 or better
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • 2 GB Ram
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Broadband Internet connection
  • 1024X720 minimum display resolution

Recommended Mac

  • Intel? Core 2 Duo processor
  • 4 GB system RAM
  • NVIDIA? GeForce? 9600M GT or ATI Radeon? HD 4670 or better

{ SCREENSHOTS }
[ http://us.starcraft2...screenshots.xml ]
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{ VIDEOS }


{ BOX ART }
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{ COLLECTOR'S EDITION }
[ http://us.starcraft2...ures/collector/ ]
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Also, see here: http://www.neowin.ne...uy-starcraft-2/

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{ STARCRAFT 2 FORUMS }
[ http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/forum/ ]

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{ STARCRAFT 2 CPU & GPU PERFORMANCE }
[ http://www.neowin.ne...cpu-performance ]

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{ NEOWIN CHARACTER NAME/CODE LIST }

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Like I said in the other thread...

I would love to wait in live. Even waiting 6-12 hours is okay with me. But no stores are doing this here...

Maybe for Starcraft 3! :woot:

The Beta was great, it absolutely beats the crap out of most new final version games. Hopefully I'll be able to get the game in the first few months. Student in a different city, so I'm kind of short on cash. :)

Only a few more days, its going to be crazy. :laugh:

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Have blizz said when the Zerg or Protoss expansions/campaigns are meant to follow?

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I am so ready... did anyone notice my new Avatar and Sig? ;)

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Here is a great new trailer.

I played the beta for a bit, and the graphics are incredible (and a fresh upgrade), as was the music, making the soundtrack in the collector's edition (CE) a nice addition. Then again, all of the soundtracks in Blizzard games' CEs are nice ;). If you're also a WoW player, an in-game pet is a fun addition. The item in the CE that really sells it for me is the "dog tag" USB stick with the original Starcraft Anthology pre-loaded on it. IMO that's a huge bonus, and sets it apart from all of their previous CEs. You can use it to introduce someone else to Starcraft, or get rid of your physical media that's been in a box for several years.

Have fun Starcraft fans!

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Here is a great new trailer.

I played the beta for a bit, and the graphics are incredible (and a fresh upgrade), as was the music, making the soundtrack in the collector's edition (CE) a nice addition. Then again, all of the soundtracks in Blizzard games' CEs are nice ;). If you're also a WoW player, an in-game pet is a fun addition. The item in the CE that really sells it for me is the "dog tag" USB stick with the original Starcraft Anthology pre-loaded on it. IMO that's a huge bonus, and sets it apart from all of their previous CEs. You can use it to introduce someone else to Starcraft, or get rid of your physical media that's been in a box for several years.

Have fun Starcraft fans!

Video already up in Original Post. (Y).

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Have blizz said when the Zerg or Protoss expansions/campaigns are meant to follow?

No, but hopefully no more than 1 year between. The base of the game is done and so is the multiplayer part. Also they had planned to release the game(s) as one package, so I would believe the other parts are close to finished also. I can't imagine them using more than that time period between the releases. The expansion for the original Starcraft was released half a year after the original.

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Who's with me on completing the campaign on Insane? :rofl:

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Who's with me on completing the campaign on Insane? :rofl:

No thanks. I don't want to play the campaign against copies of 15-year-old 350-APM Korean kids.

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Who's with me on completing the campaign on Insane? :rofl:

I would be down if I could somehow play through the campaign as Protoss. My Terran skills are sadly lacking.

No thanks. I don't want to play the campaign against copies of 15-year-old 350-APM Korean kids.

350? That's a little high for Koreans. Maybe 200-300. :p

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im still deciding if im going to get a physical copy or a digital copy. what do you think anaron?

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Very excited for this. Have my collectors pre ordered and ready to go however, i will not get to take full advantage of it until Next Wed. Due to having to be in the hospital on Monday and Tuesday :(

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im still deciding if im going to get a physical copy or a digital copy. what do you think anaron?

Go for the physical copy. And get the Collector's Edition if you can. (Y)

Very excited for this. Have my collectors pre ordered and ready to go however, i will not get to take full advantage of it until Next Wed. Due to having to be in the hospital on Monday and Tuesday :(

That sucks. I guess you can take comfort in the fact that the game will be waiting for you next Wednesday.

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So who's getting their hands on their copy on the 27th? I got my copy at GameBuzz reserved and was assured I could go pick it up on that day.

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Pre-ordered :D

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That sucks. I guess you can take comfort in the fact that the game will be waiting for you next Wednesday.

Yes, I can I already asked them if I was allowed to bring a notebook computer with me so that I could play the game during the tests, however they told me that it would interfere with the equipment.

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I'll be buying it online on the 27th since I'm not in the US, otherwise I'd of gotten the collectors edition pre-order.

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So, 5 more days :)

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I'll be buying it online on the 27th since I'm not in the US, otherwise I'd of gotten the collectors edition pre-order.

I have the digital version downloaded in case I'm unable to purchase a physical copy for whatever reason (e.g. availability, mobility, etc).

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Prays CEs get a price drop somewhere in a month or 2.

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Prays CEs get a price drop somewhere in a month or 2.

this is a blizzard game you'll be lucky if there are ce's still on the shelf for full price in a month or 2.

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Well, Graphics is Good!

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I'll be getting this as soon as DELL fixes my laptop's overheating problems when gaming.

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Prays CEs get a price drop somewhere in a month or 2.

There's a reason that Starcraft is the best selling game and a reason that it is called Limited Collector's Edition. So in other words, you probably won't find it.

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My copy officially shipped yesterday afternoon, at the latest I'll have it on monday :D

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