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Breaking News: Starcraft II announced!

Blizzard announced the next release to its popular game catalog, Starcraft II, in Seoul today.

The prequel, Starcraft, is a massively popular Real-time Strategy game, which is part of the World Cyber Games competition.

If you have been visiting Blizzard official websites, you will notice that they are lining up their previous games in a time line. Today on the front page, of the web site, you see “Hell, it’s about time”. We have been waiting for the sequel to Starcraft, and here it is!

The Starcraft II website, is the superb designed web site, please do visit it.

Starcraft II featured the 3 original races from Starcraft, the Zerg, Protoss and Terran. It will feature a new graphics engine, but possibly better than World of Warcraft and Warcraft III. It also featured Battle.net for online multiplayer games and not forgetting the World Editor which makes custom maps.

Well, this game will take months to release. At least we have something to look forward to. Cheers!

Blizzard to announce new game on 19 May!

Yes! The long await game from Blizzard is coming. There are several discussi0ns on the net about this upcoming game. Speculations about this new game are hot in gaming forums and game sites. People are thinking whether it is a new MMO, or a RTS. No to FPS, after the failure to launch Starcraft:Ghost by Blizzard.

Projected titles include Diablo III (RPG), Starcraft II (RTS), World of Starcraft (MMORPG), World of Diablo (MMORPG).

As Blizzard has been posting on their website on job vacancy for next-gen MMO, this upcoming game may be a MMO, to compete with the popular World of Warcraft.

Well, we have to wait till 19 May for Blizzard to announce the game. Till then.

Supreme Commander Demo

Supreme Commander, designed by Chris Taylor, creator of a very popular strategy game decade ago, Total Annihilation. This new real time strategy game is set to release on 20 February. For those who can’t wait to touch on the game, you can download the demo from the link below.

Download the demo here. The file is 1.05GB in size, so it may takes some time to download it.

Install Windows Vista Upgrade from nothing

To all the gamers who wants to save few hundreds bucks on the new Microsoft’s Operating System, Windows Vista, there is a good news here.

Windows Vista Ultimate, which is recommended for hard-core gamers, costs US$ 399 (retail price). I think you can buy half of a computer with this price. However, casual gamers should get the Windows Vista Home Premium, which costs US$239 (retail price). The upgrade version of these editions cost slightly lesser than the retail price.

According to this source, you can install the Upgrade version of Windows Vista, clean from nothing, i.e. you do not need Windows XP. Hurray! Save that money and buy new hardwares and games.

This installation methods save you money but not time. Practically you have to install Windows Vista twice, which may take hours to complete.

Here is the summary of the procedure.

  1. Boot the Windows Vista Upgrade DVD and start the setup.
  2. When you are prompted to enter your product key, DO NOT ENTER, and proceed on with the installation of the 30 days Windows Vista trial.
  3. When prompt, select the edition of Windows Vista that you bought.
  4. When the setup is completed, the new Vista-ised desktop you yearning for will appear and run the install program from within the Windows itself.
  5. Type in your product when prompted.
  6. When you are asked to install an Upgrade version of Custom(Advanced), choose the latter. Yes, you can install Windows Vista for the second time.
  7. Once setup has completed for the second time, you should be able to activate Windows Vista. You can also delete the Windows.old directory which contains information from the first Vista install.

By the way, if you install Windows Vista Upgrade on your Windows XP, your Windows XP Product Key will be invalid after installing Windows Vista.

Halo 3 release date

An executive in Microsoft has leaked the release date of the much anticipated sequel to the Halo series, Halo 3.

According to this source, Halo 3 is set to release on November 15 2007, exclusively on Xbox 360.
Halo 3 box art

This is the pending box art of Halo 3. Looks photoshopped to me. I believe a more stunning box art will be revealed in time to come.

Halo 3 may shipped in 3 editions, the Legendary edition, the Limited edition and the regular edition.

The Legendary edition will includes three bonus discs of extra content and a collectible replica of a Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI helmet (below).

The limited edition will includes special content and while the regular edition just gives you the game.

Pricing of the the Legendary, Limited and regular edition may be at 99.99, 69.99 and 59.99. Weird pricing, but I guess if there are 3 editions the pricing should be around these prices.

Ding!! Level 70 in Burning Crusade.

Gawell, a gnome mage character in the World of Warcraft European server, Archimonde (French EU-PvP server) has reached level 70 in less than 2 days of playing time. While many of us are still grinding hard and running through the instances, killing all the elites and bosses with the raid groups, one has reached the top level, with the help of his guild mates.

The first ding of level 70, happened on 4:04 am (CET) on Januar 17, 2007. You can check out the page for the pictures and interviews. The owner of the character is a 24 years old French, named Gullerbone, member of the Millenium guild. He played for 28 hours straight, with his guildmates.

Well, for most of us, the casual gamers, we will take our time and enjoy the the journey of Burning Crusade and the path to Level 70.