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Starcraft II Multiplayer Walkthrough

Blizzard's Dustin Browder narrates an entire Starcraft II match for your viewing pleasure.

Dec. 29 2008

Posted by: Brad

88 Comments

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Edited By Deathdealer108 • 

Wow annoying announcers. Great looking game so far though.

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Edited By HelixSnake • 

OMG SOME GUY SAID I'M FIRST IMMA FLIP OUT AND LOOK LIKE A TOTAL DOUCHE

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Edited By Scooper • 

The game looks pretty sweet actualy. The anouncers though, it sounded like a damn horse race, stfu!

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Edited By Hannibal • 

Wow these announcers need to calm down.

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Edited By LeBart • 

I love how they sound like sports announcers. Or maybe I find it creepy, I'm not sure.

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Edited By dyram • 

Announcers are dumb. The game looks alright, but it's definitely Starcraft. That relation holds both good and bad things for the game. Oh well.

Nice to get to see the game, though.

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Edited By ThePhenomenal1 • 

be cool if they put more videos like this out. i learned alot from watching this.

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Edited By Regal • 

hah, how embarrasing is the sports announcer impressions  they are doing, considering I'm pretty sure they are serious about it, amazing.

Game looks really good though.
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Edited By Crono • 

Beta couldn't come soon enough

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Edited By fishinwithguns • 

What?  Is that these guys' job, just to comment on multiplayer game matches?  At first I thought they were supposed to be the developers talking about their own game, but this reminds me of that lame-ass G4 show where they tried to make WATCHING people play games fun by having commentators.

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Edited By fishinwithguns • 

What?  Is that these guys' job, just to comment on multiplayer game matches?  At first I thought they were supposed to be the developers talking about their own game, but this reminds me of that lame-ass G4 show where they tried to make WATCHING people play games fun by having commentators.

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Edited By Excuberance • 

You gus are all crazy, that was awesome.

I really thought the commentators did a great job of conveying how the game plays in high-level multiplayer. Remember, the target of this is hardcore Starcraft players, an the commentators treated it like a sport, the way it is played by these people.
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Edited By sociald1077 • 

I like the commentators, they at least make watching the vid entertaining. They are excited about what they are doing, and if video games as sports really wants to take off in more places than South Korea, this is the kind of thing thats needed.

The game looks cool too.

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Edited By Clbull • 

Having just got Starcraft a few weeks ago, I like the game but haven't realised it was this tactical. To be honest, I am looking forward to getting SC2.

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Edited By RelentlessKnight • 

they are mocking the korean's starcraft battle cast, fyi

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Edited By Alex_V • 

Looks great

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Edited By jakob187 • 

Man, you people complain too much about the announcers.  I didn't have a problem with them.  Anyone who's never played any SC before are getting useful tips before the game comes out, so just chill out, folks.

Anyways, I'm not a huge fan of SC, but it was a fun video to watch.  I might have to play a round or two of this when it hits.
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Edited By sofakingcool • 

I liked the sportscaster style announcing! This game looks fantastic. too bad we will have to buy it three times to get it all.... thats such BS!

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Edited By AndrewB • 

I was never a Starcraft multiplayer fan, really. The only piece of this game I'm looking forward to is the single player portion.

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Edited By megalowho • 

As someone who doesn't play Starcraft, I enjoyed that whole video and feel like I learned a lot.

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Edited By TheGTAvaccine • 

Haha I love how people are flipping out about the announcers. That kind of stuff is on Korean TV all the time.

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Edited By imayellowfellow • 

to all you guys who are making fun of the commentators

how ELSE should they commentate a STARCRAFT match, face it this is pretty good satire

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Edited By Slippery • 

If you want to watch games like this of the original starcraft (except better, Korean players with better commentators) go to www.gomtv.net

That was a pretty decent game, I really look forward to SC2, though I thought the marauder unit lacked personality.

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Edited By Phished0ne • 

good good, looks good, looks like the multi matches will be back and forth, for a while there i thought the protoss were going to manhandle , but the terrans brought it back. I liked the commentators, gave the video more flavor and insight then just showing a straight multiplayer vid.

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Edited By FlappyHands • 

I'd may be a hell of a lot more interested if it wasn't being sold the way it is.

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Wow, Starcraft 2 looks great, I can't wait to buy the game, then buy the second game...then the third...really? Three games? Oh well, I'll buy anyway!

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Edited By Tordah • 

That was really fun and interesting to see. The game looks pretty solid already.

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Edited By killdave • 

Interesting game - just a shame its only one faction per "release" instead of 3 like most other RTS games.

1 game/ faction released per year ??....

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Edited By ColinD • 

As someone who can't micro worth shit, they could release the game now and I wouldn't know the difference between alpha and release. I don't know if I'll be picking this one up and by one I guess I mean three.

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Wow, didn't expect the Terran comeback! :O

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Edited By AndrewB • 

Also, needs more siege tanks. My Terran strategy always involves clumps of seige-mode siege tanks.

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Edited By Excuberance • 

I have no problem with the 3-way release plan. Blizzard always makes a full-fledged expansion to their games, so for multiplayer purposes, this is equivalent to having two expansions.

For single-player, this means three full-length campaigns. You buy three games, and get three games.

All-in-all, not a bad deal.

also: need more siege tanks.

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Edited By Zalasta • 

Starcraft isn't really a game any more.  Every move is so methodical and over-analyzed (as confirmed by the commentary) that it is more like work than fun.  It is definitely a beautiful product, but one I won't be "playing".

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Edited By SunKing • 

Looks like fun and I thought the announcers were fine for the most part. It's hard to make a RTS match look exciting after all.

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@zalasta:

i understand what you mean;  the arsenal at one's disposal appears daunting, and certainly the people who have mastered this game will be untouchable in multiplayer.

that being said, i wouldn't possibly write this game off as 'more like work than fun'. clearly blizzard's goal is to make starcraft 2's multiplayer as complex as the original starcraft and its expansion. even though they haven't shown any of it yet, i'm sure the single-player campaign alone is a good enough reason to want to play it.

to any of you writing off this upcoming sequel as 'meh', i'm guessing you haven't played the original starcraft, single-player campaign or otherwise. it's no accident so many people are excited about this game.
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Edited By F1 • 

Wow this game looks great. I thought the Terran player, Kim, would have lost.
I can't wait to get this! I never really played multiplayer in Starcraft 1 because singleplayer was fun as it is.

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Edited By mrsmiley • 

great commentary. SC2 looks TOUGH.

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Edited By JoelTGM • 

I'm no starcraft player but that was fun to watch because the announcers were good.

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Edited By StaticFalconar • 

Like any good game, the first several hours will be work, but then afterwards it will be fun.

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I want to fucking rip my ears out listening to these guys.
But I can`t wait for this game, Starcraft is my favorite game of all time : )

Holy fucking shit, did you hear the guy when his probe was trying to escape from the marine

"HOLY FUCKING SHIT WILL HE MAKE IT, OMG OMG OMG RUN PROBE HOLY FUCK YOUR SHIELDS ARE GONE GO GO GO GO GO GO GO"

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Edited By ArbitraryWater • 

The commentary is obnoxious yet informative.

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Edited By smokeH • 

wow actually looks like fun!