We knew it would happen, but it won't stop Blizzard from gloating. StarCraft II has become the fastest selling RTS of all time, and is currently the fastest selling PC title of 2010. Day one sales of the game put it in more than one million consumers' hands within the first 24 hours of release worldwide, with 1.5 million pushed out the door within 48 hours.
"We launched StarCraft II in 11 different languages and on 5 different continents because we wanted to make sure as many players as possible were able to log on and play on day one," said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment (via press release). "We're pleased that so many people around the world have already picked up a copy of the game, and we look forward to welcoming even more players to Battle.net in the weeks and months ahead."
Just once I wish a post-release press release said something like "told ya so" or "we're number one, you're number two!" For more StarCraft II on AusGamers, click here
Posted 09:19am 04/8/10
Posted 09:26am 04/8/10
1) Should I buy StarCraft 2?
2) Should I buy physical boxed game or is digital download fine?
3) EB Games has it marked at $99, are they on drugs?
Posted 09:31am 04/8/10
2) Either is fine
3) JB have it for $69
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Posted 09:47am 04/8/10
The single player game is brilliant, and multiplayer, even though it's restricted is so much fun.
It's well worth the money.
Posted 10:03am 04/8/10
Steam > *
Posted 10:17am 04/8/10
easily an hour minimum
Posted 10:22am 04/8/10
One thing that I did notice was the fact that the north america regioned version for digital download is 60USD, but the southeast asia/ANZ version is 90AUD. Seems to be the way of regional pricing these days though.
Posted 10:31am 04/8/10
My only complaint is the regionalised servers, it's f*****g dongs. The fact that I can't chat with my buddies in WoW (and vice versa while playing WoW) really s**** me off but they said they'll fix it within 2 months by allowing us to create an account on the US b.net servers.
Posted 10:34am 04/8/10
The game is a lot of fun :)
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Posted 12:19pm 04/8/10
Yeah i bought it digitally, and yeah blizzards downloader p2p shiz wiz was lame... so i thought to myself... why dont i torrent it from my own sources.. turns out an .iso of the original disc is an exact image of what blizzards p2p shiz wiz downloads... instead of taking the estimated 7hours to download 7 gig it took me 59minuts.
Sadly i bought an EU version and now i cant play with any friends, considering buying another copy anyway, so i can lan it up with my son.
Posted 12:21pm 04/8/10
There may be a LAN hack out there by now, there's a lot of motivation to get one done.
Bulls*** like this is why the game got a 9.0 instead of a 10.0.
Posted 12:24pm 04/8/10
I hope people are starting to realize that blizzard are not the great force people make them out to be..
Fair enough there games are decent, but there logic is seriously flawed... F*****G REGION LOCKING GAMES WTF C***>
Posted 12:30pm 04/8/10
This is the first new game released since the Activision merger, and to be honest IMO it really shows. The game itself is still awesome, but suits have infiltrated the ancillary stuff. Suits can ruin anything.
Posted 12:33pm 04/8/10
why is that dork Tychus walking around the ship with that marine suit on? i heard some bulls*** excuse about having to leave it on but what is the real deal?
Posted 12:37pm 04/8/10
then speak to him on the ship and he gives a bit more info. i haven't got too far in single-player yet but that should give you a pretty good idea. i suspect it's a pretty important plot thing, it's got to do with those mobius chaps - so if someone does post it please use spoiler tags :)
Posted 12:42pm 04/8/10
Aye. Why can't suits be content to just make snow angels in their piles of cash, snort coke off a hookers tits and pretend to be useful like they do the rest of the time. Leave the tech stuff to the game developers!
Posted 12:46pm 04/8/10
Posted 12:59pm 04/8/10
hes locked in the suit by moibius until he completes his mission, which is to kill kerrigan, also has a killswitch inside which shuts him down if he disobeys any orders
think thats about right, i was quite sleep deprived when i was watching some of the cutscenes
Posted 01:08pm 04/8/10
nakor: it was someone else that locked him in the suit :P
Posted 01:24pm 04/8/10
i am not sure if the discount applies to it
re jb hifi - their website says it's $89.
Posted 01:13pm 04/8/10
Posted 01:20pm 04/8/10
Infact every store that sells games in the city are sold out, except for EB, but they have a laughable $99 price... which coincidently is the same price blizzard are charging for digital download.
This s*** is madness.
Posted 01:43pm 04/8/10
Posted 01:45pm 04/8/10
coz i rekn most rts don't sell real fast :P
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Posted 03:03pm 04/8/10
if you dont own it, theres something wrong with you.
Posted 04:35pm 04/8/10
I guess having regionalised servers has one upside - maintenance at an appropriate time for us.
Posted 05:50pm 04/8/10
still doesnt help wanting to compete against us players.
Posted 07:08pm 04/8/10
Posted 09:03pm 04/8/10
thought that bit was wrong, hence the disclaimer ^_^ in process of replaying it now at a slightly slower pace
Posted 06:18am 05/8/10
Posted 11:35am 05/8/10
Maybe in Soviet Europe~! But seriously I'm in the UK and been playing regularly with a friend in Germany and neither of us have had any problem like that.
Also, there is so no reason whatsoever to buy the digital download unless you literally cannot be bothered moving from your chair..
To buy a physical copy is cheaper (even the most expensive places are selling it for the same price as the digital download), much faster to install (ie. download), gives you a physical backup, and once you've associated the CD key with your battle.net account you always have a digital download of the game available as well.
Posted 11:42am 05/8/10
Are you playing Royal Family Feud?
Posted 05:35pm 05/8/10
I bought the digital download couldnt be bothered going to a store to save 15 euros
Posted 07:04pm 05/8/10
Posted 07:22pm 05/8/10
We have come from being totally smashed 3v3 down to 3v2, down to 3v1, though we still had 2 armies left at this point.
Being able to micro-manage that efficiently from there on, whilst the person with the untouched base continued to macro, it works out like you're a 500APM stimmed Korean and we ended up beating a team of a few diamonds :)
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Posted 07:39pm 05/8/10
oh and firebats
Posted 07:49pm 05/8/10
anyway - back to FPS
Posted 08:22pm 05/8/10
Maybe in the expansion?
Posted 09:04pm 05/8/10
Posted 10:48am 06/8/10
Be afraid QGL.
/heads off to install
EDIT: WTF is this s***, anyone elses install take f*****g ages?
I'm only on 33%, I swear it's been 45 minutes.
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Posted 11:20am 06/8/10
loving it so far, played some campaign, then tried out protoss on the practice league..smashed 2 people in 1v1's and a close loss to 1 so far out of my 3 games. First 3 games of RTS online, woo!
Posted 11:23am 06/8/10
Posted 01:54am 07/8/10
Expected better from Blizzard tbh.
Posted 12:06pm 07/8/10
I get lumped into a 2 vs 2 and my partner did one nuke in 45 minutes, ZERO other units.
The other 2 players didn't attack me ONCE, just turtled inside their base while I attempted to kill them 1 vs 2 with Mutas/zergling drops and s***.
Is this style of play fun to people? To never attack.
F*****g tards, I want my 45 minutes back.
Posted 12:25pm 07/8/10
Also have Win7 64bit and have had no problems with it. Apart from having to lower the graphics due to my semi old card.
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Posted 09:25am 08/8/10
Head on over to ww.starcraft.org.au
There are replays of us there and such there of how hectic games get.
Athzhir and myself last night 2v2 diamond league play we mined out the entire map, there was units attacking units and/or buildings at least once every 30-60 seconds, obviously not at the very start but once production ramps up on both sides, this is about true.
That mining out of the entire map was all used up resources from both sides.
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Posted 11:30am 08/8/10
7 days a week, have to get in before 8pm Pacific US time tho (so call NOW)
Posted 12:03pm 08/8/10
Posted 03:22pm 08/8/10
Its not, from reading the technical support forums, theres other people having exactly the same problem :(
Yeah, its not vid card drivers, at least I don't think it is, the BSOD message is something like SERVICE_SHUTDOWN_EXCEPTION
Its not heat, been monitoring the heat of everything while I play.
And its not general stability cos I can crank out hours of prim95 and memcheck without error :(
Doesn't seem to be a widespread problem, but yeah, from reading around, others are getting it too. Sounds like it'll be a pain in the arse to even reproduce let alone fix though. But f*** me its getting annoying.
Posted 06:02pm 08/8/10
Turns out it had something to do with my settings, it's been said that if you deviate from the 'default' settings for Audio/Visual option it can cause that issue.
So I put mine back to the default 'High' setting and haven't had it lock up since.
Posted 07:53pm 12/8/10
so much for bros before hoes eh?
Posted 08:45pm 12/8/10
Kill msn before running Starcraft 2, everything is perfectly ok. Pretty weird.
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Posted 10:44pm 12/8/10
fullscreen window doesnt have a boarder either fyi and ive yet to have anyone not like it. its just better :P its like playing wow wihtout fullscreen window... that would be gay. would have stopped playing that game years ago if it didnt have that option.
Posted 06:06pm 16/8/10
I noticed having these issues trying to complete all 29 missions on hard. Somtimes they came up as completed, sometimes not. After completing 1 mission a whole bunch would suddenly come up as _not_ completed...just wondering if anyone else is seeing this sort of bizarre issue. Such a polished game MP wise, but SP has proven to be frustrating...
Posted 06:39pm 16/8/10