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Mightytree
19-09-2002, 04:22:22
Some of you may know that Blizzard is going to announce a new game on Friday. Now take a look at this:

www.starcraft2.com

Real or fake?

Koshko
19-09-2002, 04:52:42
Wait a few minutes and find out. :rolleyes:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
19-09-2002, 05:46:05
Google. doesn't have anything solid on it. There's some site in some foreign language here http://www.planet.nl/game/0,1232,75_1076_1196013,00.html that mentions the Tokyo Game Show and Starcraft 2 in the same article.

Can't search for Starcraft 2 on Blizzard's site, their search engine is down.

There's some place called starcraft-2.com which has a few news items about SC2 on it, but I wouldn't say that any of them are in any way reliable.

Considering the depths Blizzard will sometimes go to to protect it's name, and that of it's products, I would think that if the starcraft2.com site was bogus they'd have slapped a DMCA-cease-and-desist order on the site quicker than you could spit.

On the other hand, here's the WHOIS info. on the domain...


Organization:
Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing North America
DNS ADMIN
6080 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
US
Phone: 310-431-4000
Email: vuipna-dns@vuinteractive.com

Registrar Name....: Register.com
Registrar Whois...: whois.register.com
Registrar Homepage: http://www.register.com

Domain Name: STARCRAFT2.COM

Created on..............: Fri, Sep 24, 1999
Expires on..............: Wed, Sep 24, 2003
Record last updated on..: Fri, Jun 28, 2002

Administrative Contact:
Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing North America
DNS ADMIN
6080 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
US
Phone: 310-431-4000
Email: vuipna-dns@vuinteractive.com

Technical Contact:
Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing North America
DNS ADMIN
6080 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
US
Phone: 310-431-4000
Email: vuipna-dns@vuinteractive.com

Zone Contact:
Vivendi Universal Interactive Publishing North America
DNS ADMIN
6080 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
US
Phone: 310-431-4000
Email: vuipna-dns@vuinteractive.com

Domain servers in listed order:

URSA.SIERRA.COM 64.94.105.191
DARIUS.SIERRA.COM 209.67.28.141


So chances are it's authentic.

Shining1
19-09-2002, 06:28:32
It's called protecting your domains:).

The game to be announced is from Blizzard North, so it's highly unlikely to be Starcraft2. Blizzard North is the part of Blizzard that does Diablo things, so for them to take over the Starcraft franchise would be quite frankly a worry.

Shining1
19-09-2002, 06:29:58
Or not:).

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 08:25:48
The game to be announced is suspected to be from Blizzard North but I think this countdown would seem to suggest otherwise.

Shining1
19-09-2002, 09:49:03
Which begs the question of what Blizzard North is working on, since they've been finished on DiabloII since July last year (barring patches, of which there weren't too many)

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 09:55:44
Maybe Starcraft 2 is a RPG. :D

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 11:00:33
The applet is also at Blizzard.com, possibly it's just a coincidence and although they own starcraft2.com it's just redirecting to blizzard.com

Scabrous Birdseed
19-09-2002, 11:18:48
Starcraft Adventures!!!

Venom
19-09-2002, 12:02:50
I want to be a baby Zerg. Or a ghost.

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 12:27:09
Can someone who's played Starcraft let me know if that was funny?

LadyRachel
19-09-2002, 21:52:48
Yes.

Venom
19-09-2002, 22:11:36
Of course it was.

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 22:43:56
Bullshit.

The Shaker
19-09-2002, 22:52:29
you are a funny guy.

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 23:01:11
So I'm gonna kill you last?

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 23:01:35
I should have asked why it was funny. I'm such a twat.

The Shaker
19-09-2002, 23:04:17
no, no you arn't.

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 23:07:38
Nice title.

The Shaker
19-09-2002, 23:11:02
nice titties

Funkodrom
19-09-2002, 23:12:46
Thanks.

The Shaker
19-09-2002, 23:15:51
the bible- jesus
starring gary oldman.

LadyRachel
20-09-2002, 00:31:44
http://cube.ign.com/articles/371/371540p1.html

Looks like Venom will be able to be a ghost.

Sean
20-09-2002, 00:42:03
Blizzard copy Westwood again, specifically C&C: Renegade :rolleyes:.

Mightytree
20-09-2002, 00:56:48
Starcraft shooter? :hmm:

Oh, how I'm looking forward to this ... :sleep:

Funkodrom
20-09-2002, 08:26:30
From the name I thought a ghost would be like a wisp.

Funkodrom
20-09-2002, 08:38:35
Venom as a Wisp, that would have been funny. Oh well.

Scabrous Birdseed
20-09-2002, 09:15:21
Starcraft was very funny. I laughed at the shitty graphics. I laughed at the shitty gameplay. I laughed, hard, when my first settlement on astoundingly fucking easy mode in a skirmish was overrun and crushed within minutes.

Shining1
20-09-2002, 09:52:47
There are no difficulty modes for the skirmish...

Venom
20-09-2002, 12:15:14
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Venom as a Wisp, that would have been funny. Oh well.

You're laughing at your own dumb jokes again.

Venom
20-09-2002, 12:19:52
In reality though, it's such an obvious unit to make a game out of. Way to be original Blizzard.

Funkodrom
20-09-2002, 12:22:07
would have been better as a Wisp.

Venom
20-09-2002, 12:23:28
Write a complaint. Or your own game.