Why StarCraft crashed frequently during development
How we could have fixed the most common causes
The Starcraft Path-finding Hack
The making of Warcraft - Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
Game development articles thanks to Patrick Wyatt (about
) who led the development efforts on Starcraft, programmed extensively on Diablo and Diablo II and later left Blizzard to help run ArenaNet
and release Guild Wars.
How to Ruin Your PC Port in 5 Easy Steps
by Ben Kuchera explains the lengths video game publishers will go to to ensure that the PC version of their game is worse than the console version. Blizzard demonstrates how to follow these guidelines for Diablo III
even if you don't have a console version.
) has yet to be released, but that hasn't stopped the open beta
in Korea from being played so extensively that standout players and strategies are becoming clear well in advance of the limited US beta
. Moreover, tournaments are taking place and, while probably inaccessible to those unfamiliar with StarCraft
, many matches are available to watch in very high definition on YouTube, complete with surprisingly professional and insightful commentary by SC
Despite not being a major SC
fan, I found myself embarrassingly absorbed by a monster 47-minute Terran vs. Protoss battle, TheLittleOne vs. LiquidNazgul: parts one
. It's an excellent crash course in SC2
culture and terminology as well as a fun watch and great match. There are many
Diablo II Goes Gold!
The official release date is now next week, 6/29/01. Diablo was addictive, Hellfire was even worse. I spent a six months playing Diablo II non stop and now this. I hope my wife doesn't kick me and my Assassin out the door.