Monday, 13 April 2009

Competitive Starcraft

The New York Times reports of the Collegiate Starcraft League which hosts competitive Starcraft tournaments between colleges. So far about 27 colleges have signed up it to.

It's interesting to note how the popularity of Starcraft continues to influence society and culture. In many ways, a game of Starcraft is like a game of chess but unlike chess, I think Starcraft has more appeal since its real time and animated. It's much cooler to watch space marines tear up zerglings than a knight attack a bishop (anybody remember battle chess?).

This is a another step forward computer games are making into 'mainstream' culture. Although Starcraft is kind of old isn't it? I thought they would have chosen Warcraft III rather than Starcraft.

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