FYI Tuesdays: More TF2 Updates, SC2 Status

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Scout Class Update Coming To Team Fortress 2

The Team Fortress 2 updates continue to roll and I continue not to check them out. The next update is for the Scout which Valve will be detailing over the coming days. They’ve created a site dedicated to the Scout’s upcoming changes.

StarCraft 2 Status Update

I am sure we are all curious about Blizzard and their progress with StarCraft 2. Fortunately, they’ve updated their blog with a handful of Q&A’s concerning the beta, the release date and the next battle report. They wrapped up with the following: “Hang in there. We’re in the final stretch”.

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StarCraft II Dividing Into Three

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Ya heard? StarCraft II is being divided into three parts. StarCraft II is now a trilogy! This certainly doesn’t sound very Blizzard-like. In fact, it sounds like a move to get the game out faster while milking it for all its worth. Here are the names of the three campaigns:

  1. Terrans: Wings of Liberty
  2. Zerg: Heart of the Swarm
  3. Protoss: Legacy of the Void

We are assured that parts two and three of the trilogy will act like standalone expansions with enough content to justify the cost. They’ve even said that each campaign will be very different from one another.

Sure. I’ll believe it when I see it.

I’m guessing this setup will be similar to the Company of Heroes where you’re given both the Axis and Allies to play with, but only the Allies had a single player campaign. So all the multiplayer fanatics will simply purchase the Terran campaign and be happy with all three races in the box. Cool, hmm?

I wonder how much these expansions are going to cost. I’m assuming the Terrans campaign will serve as the full retail title with a $49.99 CAD price tag to match it. Is it safe to assume the expansions will be $29.99 CAD each? $110 CAD for the entire StarCraft II story? That’s just mean. They know there are folks out there who will fork that amount over.

I’m one of them.

Retailers Set Possible StarCraft II Release Date

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December 3rd, 2008.

That is the date U.S. retailers GameStop, Circuit City and Best Buy have set for StarCraft 2. Amazing if true.

With Wrath of the Lich King rumored to be released in the fourth quarter as well, the end of the year PC sales could belong to Activision-Blizzard alone. Remember, this date was chosen by the retailers and it’s not uncommon for retailers to pick a date for unreleased titles. However, what are the chances that three retailers picked the exact same date?

I guess we’ll have to wait for the Worldwide Invitational for more confirmation and details.

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