Blizzard Just Announced That StarCraft: Remastered Is Coming This Summer

Submitted by: kalron27 3 months ago in Games

Huge Starcraft fan here, probably one of the more revisited PC games I have played over the years.  I remember taking a 16 port switch from work and having a Starcraft beer swigging, other-substance-smoking marathon weekend. This game defined addiction well before World of Warcrack or even EverCrack.  Siege Tank deployment and "Battle Cruiser Operational" were the sounds of victory!

4K Widescreen... that is all I have to say...

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Male 4,082
Also, open challenge to any IAB starcraft player, my gamer tag is same as my poster name. See you in game.
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Male 2,264
richanddead Dude, I might take you up on that.  Still got my OG disc to boot.  Haven't played in several years now, I might need a good ass kicking!
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Male 2,613
So is this going to be an upgrade for owners?  I still have the original starcraft+expansions disks.  I prefered warcraft II to starcraft, but i'd play it again if it's a free upgrade.
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Female 1,329
I remember playing this game back when I was 15 or 16 years old. Pretty fun!
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Male 306
Really don't understand how people can consider this one of the best. Guess they just haven't played many others. 
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Female 3,511
thething911 Ive been a gamer, console and PC for many many moons and this is one of the all time bests, it really is.  The gameplay, the story, the music, graphics etc.  So much fun in co-op as well.  Age doesn't define how good or bad, Hell I have a copy of "Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines" that I STILL play and its STILL good even with early 90s graphics hehe.
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Male 2,264
thething911 As someone who has "played many others", this is both THE RTS game...and the best.  It is as replayable as Pac-Man, The Legend of Zelda or Street Fighter 2.  If you have never experienced a friendly\foe mulitplayer match of StarCraft, you don't know what gaming is.
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Male 306
kalron27 I get that people think that. But there's a reason metascores contain critic ratings. When it comes to certain things, computers, gaming, everyone's an expert, even when they aren't. If you think this is the best, you're simply seeing far too small a scope, it isn't, not even close. People love what they know. But, that shouldn't blind from the fact that there is so much more great stuff out there to play. Starcraft was a good game. It is not the b all of gaming, and articles like this stop people from playing other games they might have actually enjoyed more. Too many good games/movies go unplayed because people are always hearing about the select few they already know. This is how you end up with Call of Duty and Suicide Squad, favoritism and sentimentalism. People forever wanting more of the same. Another Starcraft #? Oh good, yet another game that is going to be almost identical to the last, innovation at it's worst. 
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Male 2,264
thething911 Sorry, but I totally disagree with your statement.  I in no way was condoning burring ones self in the past and never look forward to something new, rather I was disagreeing with your assessment of StarCraft.  It is a game that defines a genera and is well worth revisiting.  There is a reason why people still play it today, and play it more now than it's sequel, because it is that enjoyable.  You brought up movies, it would be comparable to Star Wars the Original Trilogy, where it is fun to rewatch it from time to time because you enjoy it, nothing wrong with that and to me is a means of finding inspiration in good content.

As for your statement of "innovation at it's worst", actually this IS innovation.  By taking an outdated game and adding technical components to it that bring it into a new age is well worth it.
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Male 4,082
kalron27 

I'd agree, I've played a bunch of games and I've definitely found starcraft to be one of the best RTS's out there. I play new games, but nothing gives that kind of rush as when you've invested an hour and a half into defeating someone, and the match is still hinging on every second and every key stroke. 

There are still legendary games out there... Elder Scrolls, Call of Duty, Warcraft, Tekken... but I've had yet to play a better RTS.

I think a lot of people are put off by the graphics and the huge learning curve. But let me put it this way, when lots of people in 2017 are getting giddy over the re-release of a 90's era game, when the game set multiple Guinness book world records, and when people have enjoyed playing it to such a point that they literally die from exhaustion playing it, the game definitely has something that most others don't.
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Male 2,264
richanddead "There are still legendary games out there" 

Oh man, that list is endless...but StarCraft is definitely on it.
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Male 2,035
flogging that cash cow to death
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Male 306
rumham no, exactly Rumham. Because why have new ideas when idiots are still willing to pay you for the old ones. I remember buying both a collectors pack of both this and red alert when I was in my early teens. They were still flogging that shit with rereleases 10 years ago! Fuck Starwars, fuck Starcraft. GIVE ME NEW MATERIAL.
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Female 172
thething911 The issue is that there isn't any new material worth playing.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3P2Hr5UbQM

While I'm not a Starcraft fan myself (more of a Microsoft Studios/Big Huge Games, or Westwood Studios before they were destroyed by EA, player), I can see the appeal of updating older titles to fill the void as others have done so recently.  Hopefully someone with some imagination will come up with new titles in the near future and combine it with game AI advancement to make them more enjoyable.
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Male 2,264
datastrom Check out the Turok remasters on GOG as well as the updated Shadows of the Empire.  These are games that deserve an update, especially the ability to remove the fog that was limited by graphics cards of the times.  Turok 1 and 2 are such a pleasure to play minus the fog.
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Male 2,264
thething911 Fuck you, I'm no idiot.  And again, there is nothing wrong with revisiting quality works.  Bach, Casablanca, Asteroids...hell even classic games like Pool or Darts or Risk...there is a reason why they are still accessible and playable in our culture today, because they define a genera and inspire new things.  

For example, I am playing The Witcher 3 currently, probably one of the best games created in decades, yet it borrows heavily from past games and it's makers have called out several as inspirations from past games, even played them during their design process.  So without the past there is not future innovation, and there is nothing wrong with revisiting the past to find new inspiration, or just enjoy something quality.

I've paid to hear Bach played in a concert hall, paid to watch Casablanca in a theater recently and still dump quarters into an Asteroids machine if I come across one.  Pinball, again, I'll pay to play because I enjoy it and it is still challenging.  StarCraft is no different, I'll spend my money to play it again for the challenge and enjoyment.

You can dislike the game, but you can't shit on those who do enjoy it...and there is a lot of us who do.
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Male 2,264
rumham Not really, this is more a tribute to the fans.  I'll pay $30 for a remastered, HD Widescreen version of this game, with updated connectivity to boot.  This thing originally ran off of IPX\SPX with TCPIP implemented later.  I for one will welcome a modern vs connection for multiplayer.  World of WarCraft and StarCraft 2 never reached the skill and pleasure it takes to play the original.

This game is pure classic, more like the silver age of gaming, if you consider Asteroids or Galaga the golden age of gaming.
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Male 7,045
Come on, remastered?  Meh not going to buy that.  Needless to say it is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, RTS of all time.
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Male 2,264
normalfreak2 My understanding is it will run $30.  I'll pony up $30 for FREAKING WIDESCREEN!  Plus, rumor has it, if it does well; Diablo 2 Remastered is right behind it!
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Male 2,035
kalron27 i can think of better uses for 30$. im not a hater diablo 3 for ps3 ruled my life for a while.
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Male 2,264
rumham Considering I never paid for it the first time around, I'm happy to pony it up now ;)
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Female 3,511
normalfreak2 i cannot agree more, Richanddead is on there waiting on my sorry ass to find some time to sign on and play lol
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Male 4,082
melcervini It's cool, I've had work too, we'll get it together sooner or later.

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