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Video: StarCraft II commercial debuts to whet your appetite

StarCraft II will be in a store near you on July 27, 2010. Are you ready for war? Perhaps this video will whet your appetite.

Sure there were real-time strategy (RTS) games before there was StarCraft, but they didn't put all the pieces together like the way Blizzard did. Here we are over 10 years after its initial release, and StarCraft is still the RTS by which all others are measured. Taking into account some parts of the gaming world, StarCraft is arguably the most popular gaming franchise around.

Now StarCraft II is about to hit the retail shelves, and there is a great amount of interest and anticipation in the gaming world. On July 27, 2010, we will find out if all the pre-release attention was hype or reality, but until then we have this television commercial, which debuted during the NBA playoffs. Are you ready for war?

Related: Find out what Geekend contributor Wally Bahny thinks of the beta version of StarCraft II.

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Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.

6 comments
Mark W. Kaelin
Mark W. Kaelin

Are you planning on getting Starcraft II the day it is released?

Wally Bahny
Wally Bahny

The Beta is panning out to be even better as development continues. Also, many users have created some great (and some not-so-great) maps to play on.

blhertin
blhertin

Do they have the Big Game Hunters map equivalent yet?

SKDTech
SKDTech

I have been waiting patiently for years, I am not about to miss opening day

RipVan
RipVan

but it was always a good game. I'll pick it up at some point and see what they have done with it.

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