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Starcraft Universe releases first multiplayer raid encounter for Kickstarter

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Starcraft Universe releases first multiplayer raid encounter for Kickstarter

With their Starcraft Universe Kickstarted headed into its final days, Upheaval Arts has an enticement for prospective donors: its first, entirely free multiplayer content released to the public.

Starcraft Universe: Final Testament is a “complex boss raid, tailored towards hardcore fans of MMO raiding.” This boss encounter is the first multiplayer content released for Starcraft Universe. Players don’t need to buy Starcraft II to play Starcraft Universe; the free starter bundle for Starcraft II will suffice.

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Heart of the Swarm Trailer

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Heart of the Swarm Trailer

In case you have not gorged yourself upon this wonderful preview of the upcoming expansion for Starcraft 2, here is your chance. We may be late to the party in posting it but we here at Pixelated Geek are more than enthusiastic about this expansion. If only Blizzard would actually tell us when it would arrive on our PCs.

The preview trailer is pure game-play and surprisingly lacking in Blizzard’s traditional amazing CGI work.

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e-SportsCenter – BarCraft edition!

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e-SportsCenter – BarCraft edition!

Welcome to the October 30 edition of e-SportsCenter! This week, the world of e-sports was a bit slow. Not wanting to deprive my readers of their usual fix, I present to you a very special BarCraft edition!

If you’re already an avid e-sports fan, the hope is that you’re already familiar with the concept of BarCraft. Or, better yet, you’ve participated in one. However, if you’ve recently discovered the fascinating world of televised competitive gaming, hopefully the following video will make things a little more clearer for you.

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Freespace Films releases Starcraft: Final Metamorphosis

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Freespace Films releases Starcraft: Final Metamorphosis

Starcraft: Final Metamorphosis, a fan animation depicting various scenes from the Starcraft universe, is officially out today.

A medley of individual vignettes, Final Metamorphosis depicts ground-level battle scenes and moments mostly from the time period of the original Starcraft, accompanied by a voice-over narration by Kerrigan. Among the apparent scenes included are Kerrigan’s battle with Tassadar on the surface of Char (during the Starcraft Zerg campaign) orbital bombardment of a human world (Korhal, thereby setting in motion the entire campaign), battles between Zerg aerial morphs and Terran and Protoss capital ships, and the birth of the Protoss dark archon Ulrejaz.

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Pixelated Geek’s BlizzCon News Center

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Pixelated Geek’s BlizzCon News Center

Blizzcon is in full swing and news is flying out at such speed it can be difficult to keep up, but never fear: Pixelated Geek is here to help. This will be a collection of news stories focused on Blizzcon updated throughout the convention.

First up: the addition and removal of units from Starcraft 2 for the upcoming Heart of the Swarm.

Terrans are gaining access to some brand-new units. These include Shredders (a robot that cannot attack in motion, but once set up does damage to both air and ground units) and Warhounds (a mechanical unit which attacks both air and ground but with a bonus against other mechanical ground units like Siege Tanks).

Terrans also face some major changes to some of their existing units. With the addition of Warhounds, Thors are being shifted to a singular super-heavy unit. Only one Thor can be active at a time, and it no longer has anti-air weapons. Their trademark bombardment attack now takes some time to set up so cannot be instantly activated anymore. Battlecruisers will be gaining a speed boost ability, and Hellions can transform to boost their close-quarters combat ability.

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Starcraft Universe launching Open Developer Preview

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Starcraft Universe launching Open Developer Preview

Starcraft Universe is holding an Open Developer Preview over the US and EU Battle.net from October 19th to October 30th while the developers are at BlizzCon.

The preview takes place in the “Encephalon Grid,” a player-vs-player arena allowing players to start as level 30 with a full set of gear tailored towards PvP. The player’s class is granted a mid-level selection of abilities, and players may be able to unlock additional abilities by winning enough matches.

The Starcraft Universe team has released a YouTube trailer for the Open Developer Preview showcasing a fairly robust-looking combat system, an inventory manager, character stat customization, and even Achievements. There seem to be eight classes currently available – four for each side.

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