Video Blog: Playing Through StarCraft II

#1 Edited by mosdl (3421 posts) -

need more videoblogs on this site!
edit: alt-tab seems to crash more games these days then I remember, bad devs!

#2 Posted by ClassyLime (46 posts) -

Pretty excited to play this.

#3 Edited by Colin (709 posts) -

NOO I wanted first 
edit: Yes more videologs.
#4 Posted by Ironhide (154 posts) -

Damn Brad, working hard!

#5 Posted by A_Dog (759 posts) -

I'm gonna watch this after Cobra. 

#6 Edited by SlayingShogun (261 posts) -

Brad! Definitely do more follow up blogs this could be the start of something great!

#7 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5012 posts) -
@Colin said:
" NOO I wanted first "
Shut your ass.
#8 Edited by PhatSeeJay (3331 posts) -

Ok this is win. Thanks, Brad!
Yeah, that's my way of saying that I approve of these video blogs. Was a huge fan of Jeff's "Points" back before GB was founded.
With that said, I have a question. What's your opinion on the use of the "hero characters" in this game? In Warcraft 3 you had the rpg element of them leveling up and getting some minor gear. In Starcraft 2 they make minor, if any appearances (Tychus' Thor-related missions being one of the more awesome ones). Could they have been used more often?

#9 Posted by PerryVandell (2212 posts) -

I like the BioShock artwork you have there.

#10 Posted by nick2048 (2 posts) -

starcraft 2 fever
#11 Posted by Evil_Alaska (331 posts) -

Nice, the "actually eight" thing was a good touch.

#12 Posted by Grissefar (2905 posts) -

Unfomfortably close to the camera.

#13 Posted by rosebud04 (369 posts) -

YES i will subscribe to your Channel Brad....Oh Wait.

#14 Posted by stinky (1564 posts) -

WarCraft 3, rare complaint but the campaign was way too long for me. 
i enabled god mode just to see the end, wore me out.

#15 Edited by Nytrik (171 posts) -

I really like the idea of vblogs on this site! 

Even more so on new games, prolonged games, or even mmo's. 

I feel like vlogs are a solid idea. 

Also, good watch Brad. 

#16 Posted by Blair (2571 posts) -

Great concept.  I'm into it!

#17 Posted by Hitchenson (4708 posts) -

I love you Brad

#18 Posted by Mordi (578 posts) -

He asked "Hey, what's going on?" in the first few seconds of the video. 
Should I send a PM?

#19 Posted by BRG9000 (117 posts) -

Can anyone give me a heads up on how far into the campaign this spoils? Don't know whether to watch it if I'm not very far but planning to play it.

#20 Posted by Colin (709 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree said:
" @Colin said:
" NOO I wanted first "
Shut your ass. "

Only if your face is also shut.
#21 Posted by StarvingGamer (10760 posts) -
@PhatSeeJay said:
" Ok this is win. Thanks, Brad! "
Love your avatar :D  Looks just like mine!
#22 Posted by sithy (53 posts) -

Well this is new. and cool.

#23 Posted by Blueman (746 posts) -

Brad needs a shave.

#24 Edited by Drewbs (2794 posts) -

Video blogs Brad? Come on your better than that.

#25 Posted by Swick (265 posts) -

Good stuff dude. The two major gripes most people seem to have is the lack of LAN support and the fact that it's only Terran. How heavily does that weight in your mind?
#26 Posted by Tregard (154 posts) -

Is this game easy to get into for someone who hasn't played any RTS's in the past, and would it be enjoyable?

#27 Edited by Shibbles (264 posts) -

Brad's Bioshock poster is pretty fantastic. Oh, how I envy his life.
Also, is he wearing lipstick?

#28 Edited by hockeymask27 (3690 posts) -

That was great Brad. I was wondering what you thought of the game so far. Have you played around with the map editor,I heard you can import Warcraft 3 and original SC maps?

#29 Posted by sixghost (1716 posts) -

I feel you Brad, I got dropped 2 minutes into one of my placement matches.

#30 Posted by buzz_clik (7370 posts) -

Very nice work Mr Shoemaker, but you need more burger review if you're going to compete in the dog-eat-dog-and-occasionally-a-burger world of vidya bloggin'.

#31 Posted by dagas (3145 posts) -

This is so youtube ^^ What's next? Brad's going to do a California on Starcraft 2 video? =P

#32 Posted by seamus85 (140 posts) -

great video brad

#33 Posted by goodwood (622 posts) -
#34 Posted by TomTheRealist (189 posts) -

I could stare at Brad's face all day. 

#35 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1500 posts) -

I think several thousand people just shat themselves.

#36 Posted by Wicked_Wumpus (202 posts) -

It needs more jump cuts but overall, great video brad!

#37 Posted by AlmostSwedish (814 posts) -

Well he seems like a nice young man

#38 Posted by Wonksaggin (7 posts) -

I can't stand how often Brad says "umm..." and "like" in every video.  Please stop it. This is the only website I check for game info, simply because it's the best, and it really hurts the quality of the product you guys are putting out there.

#39 Posted by amlabella (368 posts) -

My main question is does StarCraft II seem inviting to new players? I never played the first game and the extent of my experience with straight-up RTS games is just Company of Heroes (which I liked). Basically I'd like to experience a nice gradual learning curve with the single player campaign if I were to play it.

#40 Posted by SavageM2 (155 posts) -

Follow up video! Follow up video!

#41 Posted by sawfish22 (252 posts) -

I want that Bioshock poster.

#42 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -


#43 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1789 posts) -

Thanks Brad.

#44 Posted by skjeggen (42 posts) -


#45 Posted by mrsmiley (1349 posts) -

great idea! would love to see more of these.

#46 Posted by RustyScrew (83 posts) -

yo brad, are the usb keys unique?
mine has 314501 on it, but when i looked on the back of the box, the one on there had a completely different number.
what number do you got?
kinda wish i got 666666

#47 Posted by MrPilkington (1016 posts) -

I checked into the facebook feature. I think it's just friends who are on And not necessarily on StarCraft II
#48 Edited by MrKlorox (11142 posts) -

So Warcraft 3 doesn't count as a Blizzard RTS?
@Wonksaggin said:

" I can't stand how often Brad says "umm..." and "like" in every video.  Please stop it. This is the only website I check for game info, simply because it's the best, and it really hurts the quality of the product you guys are putting out there. "

People adopt such expletives as a means to combat rude people talking over them before they're finished saying what they have to. But once you have it it's like... a really hard umm... thing to fix.
#49 Posted by animateria (3325 posts) -

I definitely would like a follow up video on this.
Those missions Brad mentioned seem pretty rad. I guess I'll need to get a new GPU I've been delaying for awhile.

#50 Posted by FritzDude (2316 posts) -

In Warcraft III you could basically make your own games. Tower defense etc. I never played Starcraft, but is this function in Starcraft 2?

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