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.

By Mark Kaelin

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,, and TechRepublic.