Posts Tagged ‘Starcraft II’

My Issue with Perfectionism in Multiplayer Games

It will come as no surprise to people who know me (or have been reading this blog for a while) that I am a bit of a perfectionist (not a completionist, mind you.) I can’t stand doing things badly, especially in front of other people and that includes strangers in an online video game. This […]

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Calling for an E-Sports Bar

It’s been more than a year since I first got access to the Starcraft II beta and I have pretty much stopped playing long ago. What hasn’t stopped is my interest in watching televised matches. While I can’t really afford the time needed to watch each and every game in every major league, I still […]

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We Named Him Dranosh

When I’m playing games then there’s little that’s more annoying than some boring event that makes me wait instead of allowing me to continue playing the game. Loading screens are one example of that, unskippable cutscenes – especially repeated ones – are another. If you’ve raided World of Warcraft’s Icecrown Citadel on horde side you surely know […]

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Quickie: Banelings

For those of you living under a rock or following anything Starcraft related, here’s a little YouTube sensation from about two weeks ago. I think it’s hilarious and I’m quite glad that the internet allows for things like these to exist and spread.

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Environment Altering Effects

I played a round of Dominion at a friend’s house the other night and stumbled upon something that is quite problematic for game designers – the environment altering effect. That game of Dominion featured the “Thief “card, which all by itself pretty much forbids the use of the silver and gold coins that are usually […]

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Quickie: A Quick Tip of the (Top) Hat

So two of my favourite three Starcraft 2 commentators – and quite likely the two funniest ones – are casting the SC2 event at Dreamhack together. I’ve GOT to catch that recording somewhere. Below is TotalBiscuit’s announcement that he will be casting (will have been casting?) together with American powerhouse commentator Day[9] at Dreamhack in […]

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Blizzapointment

Last year I managed to milk Blizzcon for    , this year I’ll barely get one. Sure, the Demon Hunter class for Diablo III was announced, but everyone knew a ranger-type class was coming and she doesn’t really do anything that’ts exiting to talk about. She looks cool and she throws ‘nades but that’s about […]

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Don’t Listen to the Players

So the title of this post is a paradox in so far as I am a player and game companies can only follow my advice by not listening to me. Well, sue me. What I’m actually talking about is developers listening to highly visible movements within their player base. Usually these groups are asking for […]

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GomTV Global Starcraft 2 League

I talked earlier this year about how GomTV acquired exclusive rights for Starcraft 2 broadcasting in South Korea. Well, it seems that this exclusive deal is working out for the players, as GomTV just announced a huge world-wide Starcraft II league with payoffs that are through the roof the other day. There will be monthly […]

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Ten Good Things About Starcraft II

As promised today’s post will talk about ten good things about Starcraft II. But not any ten good things, oh no, a very specific random collection of what comes to my mind first. If you are interested in criticism (and new to this blog!), check out  about the game. Enough of that though, it’s all […]

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