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April 27, 2007 6:06:07 PM

I posted this in the games section but it's just not getting enough love. I thought you guys may be interested. Enjoy.

http://www.diablo3.com/cmps_index.php?page=game-coming

It took a good day of calls and emails, but Blizzard just got back to us about the rumor floating around that Starcraft 2 will be announced next month during their World Wide Invitation in Seoul, South Korea.

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April 27, 2007 6:23:18 PM

http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/?view=full

A sharp-eyed reader points out that Blizzard added three new positions on their job openings page yesterday for a "next-gen MMO."

The company is looking for a lead engine programmer, lead tools programmer and lead technical artist. While the reader theorizes that this is for a console port of World of Warcraft, my money is on World of Starcraft or something like it.

Remember, yesterday was also when Blizzard told us that they intend to announce a new product at th Worldwide Invitational in Korea on May 19. They also said they do plan to revisit the StarCraft universe at some point in the future.

What do you think? A new World of Warcraft, a Starcraft MMO, oooh, maybe Lost Vikings the MMO? Brian Crecente

Job Postings [Blizzard, thanks Ryne]
April 27, 2007 6:31:03 PM

I heard of blizzard doing something like this, But never knew they was going to. I hope starcraft 2 is sweet, Because i still play starcraft and, I play Starcrft Broodwars as we'll. I just hope blizzard anit bullsh!ting about this. But Thanks For inforing me of they are hopefully making starcraft 2. 8)



Thanks
Brian
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April 27, 2007 6:43:27 PM

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http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/?view=full

A sharp-eyed reader points out that Blizzard added three new positions on their job openings page yesterday for a "next-gen MMO."

The company is looking for a lead engine programmer, lead tools programmer and lead technical artist. While the reader theorizes that this is for a console port of World of Warcraft, my money is on World of Starcraft or something like it.

Remember, yesterday was also when Blizzard told us that they intend to announce a new product at th Worldwide Invitational in Korea on May 19. They also said they do plan to revisit the StarCraft universe at some point in the future.

What do you think? A new World of Warcraft, a Starcraft MMO, oooh, maybe Lost Vikings the MMO? Brian Crecente

Job Postings [Blizzard, thanks Ryne]


I'm hoping for a Diablo based MMO. The Diablo Universe is quite frankly the most compelling, interesting and fascinating of any (even Warcraft). Simply because it's much darker, murkier and stays true to the RPG aspect of the story.

I'd also like to see what Diablo Looks like in full 3D. Man those dungeons would be insane. Can you imagine fighting Diablo??? Wow.
April 27, 2007 6:46:37 PM

Elmo, I see you moved to La Belle Province!

I would like a Diablo based MMO as well...
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April 27, 2007 6:53:38 PM

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Elmo, I see you to the Belle Province!

I would like a Diablo based MMO as well...


Yeah I moved to Quebec. Honestly, as much as people hate on Quebec, it's a VERY nice province to live in :) 

Much more laid back as well.
April 27, 2007 6:57:32 PM

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Thats not a cpu :?

So? IT'S STARCRAFT! That automatically makes this thread exempt from all rules, regulations and U.S. Laws. I'm pretty sure Starcraft is protected by the constitution.
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April 27, 2007 7:02:24 PM

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Thats not a cpu :?

So? IT'S STARCRAFT! That automatically makes this thread exempt from all rules, regulations and U.S. Laws. I'm pretty sure Starcraft is protected by the constitution.

No Diablo is. Starcraft is a part of the Patriot act and is a threat to national security. If caught playing Starcraft, you are automatically, arrested detained and then sent to Guantanamo Bay to be tortured. :p  All right provided to you by the US constitution, subsequent amendments and the bill of rights are all denied.
April 27, 2007 7:02:27 PM

And you can buy beer at the corner store.... mmmmm.... beeeer....
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April 27, 2007 7:05:44 PM

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And you can buy beer at the corner store.... mmmmm.... beeeer....


Yes... even at gas stations.. :p 
April 27, 2007 7:06:07 PM

Wasn't this supposed to come out years ago, but kept getting delayed and canceled? Kinda sounds like ATi at the moment.
April 27, 2007 7:51:53 PM

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Wasn't this supposed to come out years ago, but kept getting delayed and canceled? Kinda sounds like ATi at the moment.


That was Starcraft Ghost for console....

Personally I don't think another MMO makes any sense for Blizzard at the moment. They'd only manage to steal customers form WoW. I'd also rather see Diablo 3 ;) 
April 27, 2007 8:05:09 PM

Glad to hear you guys liked this piece of news. But com'on now, be serious. Starcraft has got the be the winner in this debate. I spent hours and HOURS playing that game. I remember a network evening at my place, Fri night to Sunday morning, full time gaming. We shot our minds that weekend. 10 guys left my house on the Sunday looking like zombies, and for real. We didnt sleep. No one was talking. There were a lot of inaudible mumbling when people went home, movement was hindered by lack of bodily rest. People stank. Pizza on their shirts. It was horrific. People fell asleep while packing their cars. People were just angry at the world for no reason.

My folks were away thank goodness cause I have never heard such a bunch of barbaric animals. They looked the part too.

Therefore, with the acts of 10 savages to support my theory that STARCRAFT RULES ALL, there is no debate here.
April 27, 2007 8:12:18 PM

Everybody is so big on diablo, but starcraft is probably one of the best universes ever.
The races are believable, and no one side has too powerful sh!t.

Damn, starcraft is so good.
April 27, 2007 8:16:21 PM

I used to fight for survival until i had about 10 battleships, and then there was no stopping me. To get there though, was nearly impossible with a 8 player network game. People were forced to team up, turn on each other LOL. Such good memories.
April 27, 2007 8:19:31 PM

Man, if I look back now, the graphics really sucked.

April 27, 2007 8:21:11 PM

I loved sneaking my guy into an enemy base and using a laser target to drop my nuke. That was always a challenge and so much fun when someone did it to you. You have about 10 secs to find the bastard and take him out before getting destroyed.
April 27, 2007 8:23:40 PM

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Elmo, I see you to the Belle Province!

I would like a Diablo based MMO as well...


Um, WoW just added sockets, it is Diablo III. Pity they didn't use quite the story. To be honest though it is debatable just how coherent the DII storyline was. Each Act was completely different but I think that was the best part. You can debate WoW is like 20 acts(no idea how many "zones" there are. A Starcraft II and a new RTS would be cool. I also still play starcraft.
April 27, 2007 8:32:30 PM

I agree, Starcraft is the best!
April 27, 2007 8:47:13 PM

But just imagine what it'll look like in DX10!!

No doubt, Starcraft was an awsome game. Go Siege Tanks!
April 27, 2007 9:05:22 PM

I always thought the best was burying zerglings near your opponents base to keep them from expanding. :) 
April 27, 2007 9:15:15 PM

There are guys who are trying to mod War III to make it look like Starcraft...

LINK : http://www.wc3campaigns.net/revolution/

could be fun...

anyway, a new Starcraft would be very bad for my life (no more friends, sitting in the dark, spawning dozens of Hydralisks)... but as usual with Blizzard, it'll be out "when it's ready", which means in a few years...
April 27, 2007 9:35:29 PM

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Man, if I look back now, the graphics really sucked.

Even though I have an 8800GTX, Starcraft is still one of my favorite games, and I play it pretty regularly.
April 27, 2007 9:36:11 PM

friend of mine works at Blizzard, all i can say was the demo i saw for starcraft and D3 was incredible. I'm pretty sure the video was on a DX10 machine.
April 27, 2007 9:36:42 PM

Long Live Kerrigan. Zerg Rulz
April 27, 2007 9:41:49 PM

Yea but the game is ten years old! Give Blizzard some credit man!

On a side note, does anyone know how to run this in windowed mode? I just installed the SC disk I got for my 9th birthday(my parents had yet to hear of ESRB).
April 27, 2007 9:53:34 PM

You should just be able to go to your desktop shortcut, open its properties, and add the -w option to it. Not sure, never tried it (and I don't feel like booting into Windows :) ).
April 27, 2007 10:26:33 PM

mmm i may just reinstall Diet-blow 2 again and play it online


mmm i rember the good ol days of the Lagger Mancer xD 100+ skeletons!
April 27, 2007 10:59:25 PM

I would love to play Starcraft 2, as long as it is not an MMO. I remember back in the days of starcraft, when my Protoss carriers would crush everything in their path. Then I played Diablo 2, and I became addicted for five years... :twisted:
April 27, 2007 11:48:55 PM

An Oblivion like direct x 10 Diablo 3
April 27, 2007 11:50:43 PM

I hope it won't take them 10 years to develop it. I already gave up on Starcraft: Ghost.
April 28, 2007 2:24:13 AM

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http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/?view=full

A sharp-eyed reader points out that Blizzard added three new positions on their job openings page yesterday for a "next-gen MMO."

The company is looking for a lead engine programmer, lead tools programmer and lead technical artist. While the reader theorizes that this is for a console port of World of Warcraft, my money is on World of Starcraft or something like it.



try diablo 3 :D 
April 28, 2007 4:49:24 AM

Quote:
http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/top/?view=full

A sharp-eyed reader points out that Blizzard added three new positions on their job openings page yesterday for a "next-gen MMO."

The company is looking for a lead engine programmer, lead tools programmer and lead technical artist. While the reader theorizes that this is for a console port of World of Warcraft, my money is on World of Starcraft or something like it.

Remember, yesterday was also when Blizzard told us that they intend to announce a new product at th Worldwide Invitational in Korea on May 19. They also said they do plan to revisit the StarCraft universe at some point in the future.

What do you think? A new World of Warcraft, a Starcraft MMO, oooh, maybe Lost Vikings the MMO? Brian Crecente

Job Postings [Blizzard, thanks Ryne]


I'm hoping for a Diablo based MMO. The Diablo Universe is quite frankly the most compelling, interesting and fascinating of any (even Warcraft). Simply because it's much darker, murkier and stays true to the RPG aspect of the story.

I'd also like to see what Diablo Looks like in full 3D. Man those dungeons would be insane. Can you imagine fighting Diablo??? Wow.

Diablo 3 is called Mythos. If you want an invatation to the closed beta, send a private message with the e-mail address you'd like to use for it.
April 28, 2007 7:12:32 AM

I really can't see Blizz making another MMORPG as it would cannibalize the WoW user base, and they would pretty much only gain money off the boxed game sales and not monthly fees as a starcraft or diablo MMORPG would not bring in many people who do not play WoW. I can see a console version as that would open up a new market, but I feel Blizzard needs to make either a regular rpg or rts to help Bnet from being turned into a ghost town, plus they get to keep WoW's user base. I think if they make a very different MMO game from WoW, such as a starcraft MMOFPS or MMORTS, or a PvP based and more mature themed Diablo MMORPG, which would not take as many users away from WoW as a similar MMORPG, thus preserving the WoW cash cow while gaining more monthly paying customers in the process, in addition to the money from the actual games sold. Those options make the most sense in money terms, which is how (I think) blizzard decides what games to do.
April 28, 2007 7:27:58 AM

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I posted this in the games section but it's just not getting enough love. I thought you guys may be interested. Enjoy.

http://www.diablo3.com/cmps_index.php?page=game-coming

It took a good day of calls and emails, but Blizzard just got back to us about the rumor floating around that Starcraft 2 will be announced next month during their World Wide Invitation in Seoul, South Korea.

great!!
we really should change this forum into "general forum", instead of "CPU forum".

seems like everyone, whether a newb or not, always posts here for something OTHER than CPU.
April 28, 2007 7:30:29 AM

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Flagship studios is not part of blizzard ,nor is it affiliated. Rumor states that the flagship boys created Diablo and left.


With how slow Blizzard can be at releasing some of their titles (the precursor to World of Warcraft started years before Starcraft: Ghost, and we all know how well that panned out), so it might as well be considered the sequal to Diablo 2. Granted, it's not based on Diablo, or from Blizzard, but it's still a bit of fun, and has a Diablo feel to it.
April 28, 2007 3:54:20 PM

Shhh. Just because the same team maybe not be working on Mythos as Hellgate: London, doesn't mean... bah, phooey, Hellgate: London will likely end up being the better game. Still, Mythos is a bit of fun.
April 28, 2007 4:18:45 PM

They might decide to finish starcraft ghost+updated graphics.
April 28, 2007 4:45:39 PM

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Glad to hear you guys liked this piece of news. But com'on now, be serious. Starcraft has got the be the winner in this debate. I spent hours and HOURS playing that game. I remember a network evening at my place, Fri night to Sunday morning, full time gaming. We shot our minds that weekend. 10 guys left my house on the Sunday looking like zombies, and for real. We didnt sleep. No one was talking. There were a lot of inaudible mumbling when people went home, movement was hindered by lack of bodily rest. People stank. Pizza on their shirts. It was horrific. People fell asleep while packing their cars. People were just angry at the world for no reason.


I agree with you that it is a very good game and it deserves a sequel but that much can be said about Diablo. I spent countless hours playing Starcraft but it's nothing compare to the number of hours I sank into Diablo. This game is sickly addictive, so much so that even if the game is 6 years old it still has a huge fan base for a game that old. IMHO, even though it didn't create a new genre when it came out it remains a milestone in the gaming industry. You just have to get a look and see that many of the newer games got their inspiration straight from Diablo and there are certainly good reasons for that.
April 28, 2007 5:23:59 PM

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Diablo 3 is called Mythos. If you want an invatation to the closed beta, send a private message with the e-mail address you'd like to use for it.



:roll: dummy it isnt diablo3..
April 28, 2007 6:42:05 PM

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Diablo 3 is called Mythos. If you want an invatation to the closed beta, send a private message with the e-mail address you'd like to use for it.



:roll: dummy it isnt diablo3..

50% of all writings on the Internet are misconstrued. :lol: 

You didn't seem to get what I was saying.
April 28, 2007 7:23:58 PM

Starcraft rocked! I want Starcraft2!

On a different note... the last time i checked, starcraft was still software not CPU.
April 28, 2007 8:15:39 PM

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Starcraft rocked! I want Starcraft2!

On a different note... the last time i checked, starcraft was still software not CPU.
But if it was a CPU... :p 
April 28, 2007 8:28:19 PM

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Man, if I look back now, the graphics really sucked.



Well, so did the graphics cards that we had back then when compared to what we have now. And I still play Starcraft from time to time. I just wish there was a way to get the medics from Brood war into the original game.
April 28, 2007 9:04:54 PM

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Man, if I look back now, the graphics really sucked.

Even though I have an 8800GTX, Starcraft is still one of my favorite games, and I play it pretty regularly.

glad to hear this, because i will buy one and I still want to play my favorite game 8)
April 28, 2007 9:59:08 PM

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I hope it won't take them 10 years to develop it. I already gave up on Starcraft: Ghost.


I don't think Blizzard will take more than three years to finish Starcraft 2, if they officially announce it. Of course, they are terrible at meeting deadlines. At least we will have Hellgate: London to keep us busy for a while, that game looks to be killer.
April 28, 2007 11:27:53 PM

Yep starcraft did look pretty ugly, but then again all the pros deliberately lower all graphics to 0 when they are serious about their gaming-in any game.
The real gold of starcraft is something that almost none of the other RTS games have been able to do as good as Starcraft. And that is maximizing the differences between the factions(or races) while keeping it as balanced as possible. So we have 3 VERY distinct races(and very distinct units within races ) while being able to hold tournaments for some serious cash, so starcraft prevents people exploiting and earning money the dirty way:D . I really think many people still consider starcraft as the epitome of real time strategy games.

avion
April 29, 2007 3:47:31 AM

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I loved sneaking my guy into an enemy base and using a laser target to drop my nuke. That was always a challenge and so much fun when someone did it to you. You have about 10 secs to find the bastard and take him out before getting destroyed.


LOL reminds me of the time I was in high school and we had network games of SC every weekend. As you know the laser designator has a red dot, and my friends base colour happened to be RED! Hahaha, the dot blended in with the base colour and he had no idea where to look!

Ahh, good times man! 8)
April 29, 2007 6:34:40 AM

Lurker + Dark Swarm = U DEAD
April 29, 2007 6:06:10 PM

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The real gold of starcraft is something that almost none of the other RTS games have been able to do as good as Starcraft. And that is maximizing the differences between the factions(or races) while keeping it as balanced as possible. So we have 3 VERY distinct races(and very distinct units within races ) while being able to hold tournaments for some serious cash, so starcraft prevents people exploiting and earning money the dirty way. I really think many people still consider starcraft as the epitome of real time strategy games.


:D  Yep, I am one of those people who still consider Starcraft as the epitome of real time strategy games. If the rumors about a fourth race in Starcraft 2 are true, then I look forward to seeing Blizzard balancing all four races.
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