While we have seen new patches far after game releases, it's still really amazing to see Blizzard dishing out patch updates 10 years after game release! This is true dedication to games, and other game developers should feel inspired by them.
IJATTSBAFTR! (It's just another thing that sets blizzard apart from the rest)
Half Life 1 got a patch a couple months ago and that was released in 98. Blizzard and Valve are the only two developers that stress taking care of their games and customers.....years after titles are released.
Oh, really, I didn't know that Valve was "one of the good guys" as well!. Amazing though as it is that anyone does it.
yes, Valve is truley one of the greatest developers ever. they constantly release AAA titles and support them well after release. dont listen to the ps3 fanboys hatred towards Valve on this site. how u can call a developer "lazy and horrible" with their track record is mind boggling. its pure hatred because they dont have the resourses to learn the ps3 tech. Valve is only a lil over 100 ppl strong and they cant afford the resources to develop ps3 games. and Gabe think its a "disaster" and i have to agree to some extent becuase it is still lagging behind the 360. Valve is a great company.
Criterion has realy started this trens and is showing it with burnout paradise, the only console game i can think of that has free content patches.
Blizzard is an awesome company! I never would've imagined that they'd keep a game up to date after so long! Hats off to Blizzard, they truely deserve it for being so awesome!
I'm really interested to see what they d with SC1 in 5 years from now. Could they possibly STILL be updating by then? o.O
I love seeing people continuing to support games long after they've been released. People should take a leaf out of their book.
" Fixed a communication bug affecting third party leagues." They fixed a bug, that only helps 3rd party stuff?? Amazing... *starts a slow clap*
Yeah, that's forking insane! What other company does that?!
True, I think its great that they support these third party software with a friendly patch.
So they should. If they want loyal fans then they need to reciprocate.
Blizzard just has my deepest respect. I would never have thought back in 1998 that they would be supporting the game still, and as Dorjan points out, for THIRD PARTY programs?! o.O
SC's status as a national sports on the eastern side of the globe is propably a factor too. =P
Yeah, that's true. I's day the fact that people are playing them matters. Still, there are plenty of games still played with some activity that isn't supported, or even problematic to get old patches for from publisher..
patches = good. I always like having to adapt my playstyle to changes.
That's Blizzard for you, they really have the fans' best interests in mind. Hard to believe in this day and age, but I feel it's true.
awww I was hoping for more than just 3rd party fixes :( I can't wait till they get rid of the maphacks and the min hacks :(
It might be a fundamental flaw in the game, in which case it might not be possible to get rid of. Perhaps the new Battle.net (Battle.net 2.0 http://www.diii.net/article... will handle that on its own...
One of the best games ever created! It deserves it. Goulet
Hey Starcraft is a great game and i can still see them patchign it even after SC2 comes out.. Blizzard is a really awesome Dev, and others should learn from them, they always make AAA games that rock the PC world, imagine if they did console games? who knows how great those would be as well... Keep it up Blizz
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