Ex: Earlier this week The Wall Street Journal broke a widely covered report that Blizzard's StarCraft II development costs exceeded $100 million, a fact proven completely false today.
wow, that's insane!
no matter how much it cost them its like a pocket change to them I mean they made enough money to buy a small country and im talking about WOW in here let alone they still make money out of it and add to that they'll make shit load of money out of this game too so yah
I think they are already at almost 700k pre-orders? Whatever they spent, they'll make it back pretty fast.
Oh I'm sure they will, just crazy how much they spent
They have actually hit 700k pre-orders. Damn...
well if they tought that starcraft won't make profit for them ofc they wouldn't do it,but i don't see a hype around this game,i mean it's a starcraft yes but it's a RTS same as warhammer or red alert,maybe a little bit better but i won't give 60 bucks anyway for this!
what ??? dude I mean really ??? what are you knew in this gaming thing ? or don't you know much about PC gaming you may not see much hype in N4G since in here its mostly about PS3 ,360 ,wii ,DS and PSP but go to PC forum and look at that shit you'll see the real hype this is Blizzard one of the best PC developers and this is StarCraft one of the best RTS of all time there is PPL ready to pay 100$ for a regular copy of this game so yes there is hype behind this game and a big one that is so I don't think you really know what you are talking about in here
Agreed. StarCraft had me waiting for yrs. for a sequel. The only other RTS to really get me hooked on it was Ages of Empires II. I would definitely buy StarCraft II.
It is one of the best balanced games, it has actually race diversity, and it has one of the most powerful map editor's which almost no limitations, what more do you want?
why are we still listening to wall street when they screwed over so many citizens over
star craft=downfall of pc gaming
Are you delusional or just trolling?
No...in the 90s...when i was pc gaming....we didnt have these dorky games. real pc gamers dont play this trash....RTS/rpg killed the pc market. flooded with rts/rpg rehash's and barly any exclusive pc shooters anymore.
no RTS in the 90's I would say the 90's was loaded with RTS games Total Annihilation Command & Conquer Red Alert Dune Starcraft Warcraft Age of Empires Homeworld
But RTS's are SUPERIOR on PC's. . .consoles can't touch that kind of complexity and depth. To each his own for sure, but I definitely disagree.
Okay... I don't know what kind of PC gamer you were in the 90's, but I loved all the choices we had. You could play Dune (the strategy adventure game) or Dune2 THE RTS that started it all or your FPS of choice or TBS or RPG (my personal favorite) or whatever you wanted. The PC was the home of the RPG and adventure. I can't even fathom how you could say you were a PC gamer and not enjoy that genre. Man... Master of Orion, Master of Magic, Dune, Fallout, Duke Nukem, Shadow Warrior, Wizardry series, Daggerfall (part of the elder scrolls series), Crusader: No Remorse and No Regret, X-Com and on and on, forever infinity squared. Now that was some top shelf, right there. Starcraft was a great game. In fact, it's still entertaining to play to this day. Right now I'm replaying Deus Ex after 10 years, it's still fun and engaging. Let us never, however, speak of that travesty Diakatana... I still have a copy of that somewhere in my collection. That was almost as bad a time and money investment as seeing the movie Ecks Vs. Sever.
I somehow doubt this game cost more then 30Mil to make. Thats just me though.
HAHAHAHA this guys actually thinking that StarCraft II could exceed 100 MILLION SALES!? HAHAHA what an idiot. It will not set ANY sales records, too many people buy games like Modern Warfare 2 for that to happen.
over 200 million a fucking MONTH on wow...think about it 11.5 million subs x $15= 172 million plus....in game items for cash.... at least 20 million plus....people buy the game....every f'ing store you go to can sell you wow....buring crusade and litch king.......at least 20 million... You think for them to spend $100 million means shit to them,... get over it....we not talking some wack-ass hack console dev that will be closed down if their next game flops ( this describes 75% of them)... Blizzard could've spent 1 Billion on the Game....had it only sell 1 million copies and it would not be finacially devistating....kinda like microsft with the xbox....or sony with the ps3......those consoles were LOSING so much money.....but they are backed by much larger entities....
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