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StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm

6 years ago

Feature: People, Not Politics

RE: That Heroes Of The Storm Interview

Well, my Heroes of the Storm interview ended on a strange note, didn't it? You don't know the half of it, either. You weren't actually¬†there. As I attempted to explain why designing female characters that look as empowered as their male counterparts is absolutely not about political correctness for political correctness' sake, the room's atmosphere seemed to me to become extremely curt. Browder seemed highly…

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Feature: Bums Of Liberty

The Buttocks Of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Playing through the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm campaign this weekend, I couldn't help but be struck by Blizzard's equality-minded approach to how it depicts its characters' hindquarters. I've just been through every cutscene again, and screengrabbed every bottom I could spot (barring repeat shots and most of the slow zooms).

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7 years ago

StarCraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Swarms Into Sight On…

Oh, that was such a dick move of me, wasn't it? To do a ... and everything to make you read the story? It's not even because I'm chasing hits. Hits, shmits - it's just that I've got a tiresome headcold and am feeling highly belligerent as a result. I'll make up for this awful wasting of your time by definitely not posting the StarCraft…

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Feature: Heart Of The Swarm Is Missing Something

Starcraft II: Where’s Me Warhound?

RPS chum Rich Stanton has been contemplating the loss of a classic Terran unit over in the Heart Of The Swarm beta. Here are his thoughts on the matter. Let's not beat around the bush: I love building Marines. Starcraft II may as well be called 'Marines' for me, because making lots of these little guys and then sending them off to destroy alien forces…

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Polish Overwhelming: Heart Of Swarm 99 Percent Of Done

Under most circumstances, 99 percent is a milestone worthy of popped champagne corks and impromptu trips to Disney World. I mean, you're basically done. Who cares if you cut a corner on the victory lap? As with every rule, however, this one has its exceptions. And in the whole of human history, Blizzard may well be the greatest. Observe.

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Closer To The Heart: StarCraft II’s New Units

I'll admit that I haven't played StarCraft II in a while, so it's been easy for me to slip into thinking "Gosh, how could an expansion that only adds some new units and missions take so long?" Then I watched this video of Heart of the Swarm's shiny (and, in some cases, slimy) new toys, and goodness, Blizzard does know that it's, like, destroying everything,…

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8 years ago

Crafty: SC2 Heart of The Swarm, The Mod

WITCHCRAFT, TRICKERY, DEVILRY, PERVERSION. A man, if he truly deserves that title, has sullied the noble art of waiting a long time for a new videogame. He has jumped the gun in the most devious possible way. He has... no, I can barely stand to repeat it. But I must. His crime must be known. He has recreated the units from the impending StarCraft II…

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Oh! And Also A Heart of the Swarm Trailer

There was something else that Blizzard were talking about at Blizzcon this weekend, which was the next instalment of Starcraft II. The beta for Heart Of The Swarm is apparently "months" away, so it looks like we can expect the next game before the end of next year. Anyway, the trailer (below) shows a bunch of CG and in-game scenes, basically telling the story of…

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Zergy: Heart Of The Swarm Game Footage

Following last week's leaked cinematic teaser we now have some actual footage of Starcraft II's second episode in action, and you can check that out below. We're expecting the game itself to turn up in the first half of next year, and it could be a rather different hero-focused experience, if the previews are anything to go by. Which I guess they must be, since…

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Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Teased

Looks like we were too sleepy to pick up on the leaked Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm teaser last week, but I've posted it below, belatedly. We were also rudely not invited to go and play it WHICH IS FINE, BECAUSE STARCRAFT IS RUBBISH ANYWAY AND WE WERE BUSY TALKING TO GIRLS AND OTHER COOL, CREDIBLE STUFF OKAY. Eurogamer have a preview though, which…

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9 years ago

Heart Of The Swarm Pencilled In For Q2 2012

Battle.net project director Craig Canessa mentioned at GDC Online yesterday that StarCraft II's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, is at least 18 months away, which is a lot of months. Take your current age and add 1.5 years to it. That's "at least" how old you'll be when Heart of the Swarm comes out, with its new single player campaign and new multiplayer content.…

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