The much anticipated Startcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm invitational is currently underway and if you are in the Fourways area I recommend heading on down to experience it first hand. There is food and drink (cash bar) aplenty and the setup is amazing.
There’s a test match tomorrow, so in true South African style we need to put our predictions forward and place non-binding bets on who is going to walk away with the knowledge that they represented the better eSporting country.
So you’re sitting there thinking why would you be interested in seeing a bunch of gamers playing SC2 against each other this weekend? Well if you are not a massive SC2 fan then that’s a pretty realistic question so let me tell you why I’m excited.
It’s been a long time coming, and finally, Starcraft 2 is ready to continue the story that Wings of Liberty started. Heart of the Swarm kicks things off tonight, and as usual, a couple of midnight launches are being planned. If you’ve got an urge to click, here’s where you need to be tonight.
Robert Botha will face off against Silviu "NightEnD" Lazar, a Protoss player from Romania currently playing for world renowned gaming organisation Fnatic, in an officially sanctioned MSSA match at the StarCraft 2 Invitational Tournament hosted by Megarom and Internet Solutions. This match will be the Feature Match of the event which our country's twelve best players will attend an 16 March. Let's take a look at one of South Africa's most prolific StarCraft 2 player's profile.
As I mentioned in my hands-on preview of Heart of the Swarm Blizzard are planning on releasing a major patch to StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty in the run up to the release of Heart of the Swarm.
Hey, remember when we teased that something big was going to be hitting the esports scene soon? We weren’t joking. RTS fans, brace yourself. The best of the best are coming down for a Heart of the Swarm gathering, an event that will see some furious competition and big names battle it out for prizes, glory and bragging rights!
The Heart of the Swarm multiplayer beta has been going strong for a while now but you knew Blizzard wasn’t showing you everything in that beta. During our press trip to their offices they revealed some of the incredible new additions to the all-conquering strategy title.
Last week I was lucky enough to be flown over to Versailles in France to get some exclusive hands on time with the upcoming second part of StarCraft 2, Heart of the Swarm. While the multiplayer beta is already in full swing this gave us some time to check out the single player and get some inside information about what shall soon be coming to the StarCraft 2 universe.
There may be a whole heap of new content eventually arriving with StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, but don’t expect it to have that one feature that RTS fans have been begging Blizzard for, LAN support, because that idea doesn’t gel well with their philosophy.
Starcraft 2 is an intricate game. It’s a strategy title where all the units offered need to be utilised, resulting in some interesting tactics that take advantage of their strengths and weaknesses. Their many, many pros and cons that is, as Starcraft 2 has quite a few militant units that are ready to battle. And there will be more added, when the latest SC2 game, Heart of the Swarm arrives. Which might make Blizzard cut a few them out.
According to Blizzard, the middle of the three slices that make up the entirety of StarCraft II is nearing completion. Lead designer Dustin Browder, speaking to Kotaku, confirmed that Heart of the Swarm Is 99% complete.
Exploring a different path in an established gaming franchise has always been a welcome part in the history of video games. Command and Conquer Renegade, Warhammer 40 000 Space Marine and Mortal Kombat Special Forces Shaolin Monks are just a few examples of exploring an alternate route in an existing library of titles, something that Blizzard attempted to do with Starcraft Ghost.
But of course, that experiment just became another game that never will be.
If you were hoping - nay, wishing that Blizzard might unexpectedly release Diablo III at Blizzcon, their annual “all-things-Blizzard” convention, then you’re going to be might disappointed. There won;t be one this year. It’s on hiatus until 2013, with Blizzard citing its “jam-packed schedule” as the reason. It does mean that we’ll have to wait a whole year to see more women dressed up as sexy night-elves.
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For those of you that enjoyed StarCraft 2 it should be good news that Blizzard is working on a expansion called Heart of the Swarm.
This new content will focus on the events that happened with Sarah Kerrigan, after her powers as Queen of the blades were stripped from her she remains a being of great psionic power.
Will she attempt to take control of the Swarm again or does she have a new purpose?