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Inside South Korea’s Starcraft Stadium

By Spencer . September 6, 2012 . 11:30am

The I’Park Mall in Yongsan (“Dragon Hill” in Korean) looks like an ordinary electronics shop with floors lined with digital cameras and computer parts. Well, until you get to the top floor and see a Starcraft eSports stadium.

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Starcraft Channel MBC Game Begins Its Final Month On TV

By Spencer . January 2, 2012 . 11:33pm

While G4 has some video game related programming, MBC Game in South Korea covers video games 24/7. The network’s biggest hit in the country is its Starcraft eSports shows like this one below.

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Another Look At Starcraft English

By Spencer . July 27, 2010 . 4:33pm

Starcraft is so popular in South Korea there’s even a teach-yourself-English book based on the PC game. In honor of Starcraft II’s launch, we’re going to take another look at it.

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Starcraft TV Network Gives Halo Wars Its Own Show

By Spencer . March 5, 2009 . 9:06am

Korea loves Starcraft so much that local television network MBC Game started broadcasting Starcaft matches on TV. The network expanded to other televised video game matches for Warcraft III, Tekken, and Counter-Strike.

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Starcraft: The Manga

By Spencer . September 15, 2008 . 7:21am

The Zerg, Protoss, and Terrans races wage war in graphic novel form thanks to Tokyopop, but something feels different. Starcraft Frontline Volume 1 takes inspiration from Starship Troopers by giving the Terran troops plenty of one-liners after they blow up Hydralisks. The plot doesn’t just involve exploding Zerg into gray goo, although there are lots […]

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Master English with the power of Starcraft English

By Spencer . January 21, 2008 . 12:38pm

South Korea loves Starcraft. People here still play the decade old game online and matches are always played on TV. South Korea also has a broad selection of English training books that go from your basic workbook to well… Starcraft English! Yes, through the magic of Starcraft you can boost your English vocabulary. While the […]

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No surprise here, no Starcraft II this year

By Spencer . May 31, 2007 . 5:58pm

There is a really good interview up on MSNBC with Rob Pardo, vice president of game design at Blizzard about Starcraft II. As usual Blizzard is sticking to their usual “It’ll ship when it’s ready” philosophy and it is definitely not coming out in 2007. That’s fine by me, I would much rather wait for […]

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Starcraft 2 officially in development

By Spencer . May 19, 2007 . 11:13am

At Blizzards WWI Invitational event in Seoul they officially unveiled Starcraft 2. Like the original it is a real time strategy game with three races the Protoss, Terran and Zerg. The interface looks familiar to anyone who played Starcraft and it doesn’t look like Starcraft 2 is going to reinvent the wheel. The official site […]

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Happy Birthday Starcraft: Brood War

By Spencer . November 30, 2006 . 8:44am

Eight years ago Blizzard released the Brood War expansion pack for Starcraft and people are still logging on to to play it. The expansion pack added only a few units for each side, but these minor additions led to huge gameplay changes. Invisible units like Lurkers and Dark Templar forced players to beef up […]