Evening Reading: Buzz Words in Game Titles

Today, we have details on Blacklight: Tango Down. A few weeks ago, we checked out Sniper: Ghost Warrior. The buzz word naming scheme doesn't really work if you apply it to sports games.

Would you play any of these games?

  • Hockey: Hat Trick: Two-Line Pass
  • Football: Unnecessary Roughness: Free Safety
  • Racing: Cars: Time Trials
  • Baseball: Knuckleball: Relief Pitcher
  • Boxing: Haymaker: The Punch
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    March 30, 2010 5:00 PM

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      March 30, 2010 5:00 PM

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      March 30, 2010 5:00 PM

      good start to a new chatty.

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      March 30, 2010 5:01 PM

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      March 30, 2010 5:01 PM

      Jesus christ. Every single disembodied american-starcraft-youtube-dude sounds the same.

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        March 30, 2010 5:01 PM

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          March 30, 2010 5:05 PM

          I think that's a bit mean. I just mean its strange how apparently there's only one way to speak for the discerning sc commentator....unless it's the world's busiest man.

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        March 30, 2010 5:16 PM

        Husky and HDStarcraft are pretty good commentators.

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          March 30, 2010 5:19 PM

          They are great but i can only tell the difference by their levels of enthusiasm.

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            March 30, 2010 5:21 PM

            Husky is the Gus Johnson of Starcraft.

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              March 30, 2010 5:25 PM

              That would be Day9, the guy makes Husky look like he's on sedatives

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          March 30, 2010 5:28 PM

          PsyStarcraft is good too

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          March 30, 2010 5:33 PM

          "Hey there, this is H-to-the-usky Husky!"

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          March 30, 2010 5:35 PM

          I enjoy Husky's casts. He's a good player, a bit more knowledgeable than HD (who I also enjoy btw), and super enthusiastic.

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        March 30, 2010 5:22 PM

        Yeah I miss the Nick Tasteless + Super Daniel Man combo. :(

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          March 30, 2010 6:03 PM

          Me too my man, are they going to be casting in the future you know?

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            March 30, 2010 6:13 PM

            daniel lee had a breakdown and burned a lot of bridges so in short no
            nick is still in korea doing various work for arriang tv but the prospects of another gom sc league are slim

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              March 30, 2010 6:34 PM

              daniel lee had a breakdown and burned a lot of bridges so in short no

              Oh, what the fuck is that horseshit?? I hope it didn't have anything to do with the Valor series...

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              March 30, 2010 6:42 PM

              :-\. what happened?

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                March 30, 2010 9:36 PM

                daniel lee is a little mentally unstable lol

                no one whos worked with him likes him and he talks a lot of shit off camera.

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                  March 30, 2010 10:36 PM

                  haha damn that sucks. I loved his commentary partnership with tasteless. I'd like to see tasteless and his brother team up.

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                    March 30, 2010 10:48 PM

                    what has he done? Apparently i've never listened to him, just the four main teamliquid (I'm not even totally sure about this) people: Artosis, Tasteless, Chill and Day9

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        March 30, 2010 6:11 PM

        agreed a thousand times over
        hugely biased though lol

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      March 30, 2010 5:02 PM

      Thors now severely outscale Mutalisks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWvvpzgalNY

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        March 30, 2010 5:05 PM

        That was so beautiful I wept.

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        March 30, 2010 5:06 PM

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          March 30, 2010 5:08 PM

          Thor damage went from 10+6(Light) to 8+4(Light) with a 0.5 splash damage radius.

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            March 30, 2010 5:11 PM

            I just realized that I misread your second sentence. Sorry.

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        March 30, 2010 5:06 PM

        Give Phoenix splash attacks now please! Want hard P counter to muta that doesn't lock me into mass Sentry!

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          March 30, 2010 5:08 PM

          Absolutely. I love Sentries but the Protoss muta counter really is such a pain right now.

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          March 30, 2010 6:07 PM

          Why don't we make mutas the weakest unit out there while we're at it. :(

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          March 30, 2010 9:36 PM

          Agreed.

          P vs Z is one of my favorite match ups. I feel like it's really hard for me, as Protoss, to win.

          Standard PvZ goes something like this:
          1) 6 Zergling rush (which I block with a 1-2 zealot wall-off at the choke)
          2) After that fails, 6-10 Roach rush (which I have to bust my ass to get my Robotics bay out in time to get Immortals)
          3) Because I'm basically a prisoner in my base, Zerg expand uncontested.
          4) Here come the Mutas. Better switch from Immortals to Sentries in a hurry. Oh, and I better not try to
          expand, cuz I can't defend 2 mineral lines at once.
          5) Zerg may take a 3rd expansion at this point.
          6) Finally he's amassed enough Hyrdalisks with his 3 expansions, that he just walks into my base and face rapes me.

          The only way I usually win is with a Timing push sometimes after 2). If I'm lucky I can get a few Zealots and 2 Immortals and counter push. But sometimes they have the Spire up for Mutas, so my attack gets taken out.

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            March 30, 2010 9:37 PM

            Also, about the only way I seem to be able to counter this pattern is with High Templars and Psi-Storm... which they just nerfed ><

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        March 30, 2010 5:06 PM

        Oh wow, they already had a big range and speed advantage, throw in splash damage and it isn't even close, even with the slight nerf against light units.

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        March 30, 2010 5:08 PM

        Matchups like that are retarded.

        Thors are slow as hell, while it definitely helps terran anti air, would hopefully micro you multilisks and harass etc.

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          March 30, 2010 5:10 PM

          Yeah, it's an unrealistic situation in terms of both micro and numbers, which is why this only means anything for unit scaling (since microing a group of 90 mutalisks is unrealistic).

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          March 30, 2010 5:10 PM

          The thing with mutas is that they have shorter range and have to stop in order to fire. Thors are firing before the mutas even have a chance to get off their first shot.

          Obviously mutas have other strengths like extreme mobility and lower cost, but this is still a good way to show a late game counter to mutas.

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            March 30, 2010 5:32 PM

            half the thors weren't even in range to shoot :D

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              March 30, 2010 5:38 PM

              Well over half those mutas didn't even get a chance to get a shot off, plus three rows of Thors firing is nothing to sneeze at. :)

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          March 30, 2010 8:04 PM

          Yep.. Also 30 splash damage... They should do a 1 thor vs 3 muta, 2 vs 6... etc..

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      March 30, 2010 5:40 PM

      Is everyone in the Beta except me?

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      March 30, 2010 6:34 PM

      Orbs stream would be awsome, if he wasnt such a douchebag.

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        March 30, 2010 6:45 PM

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        March 30, 2010 7:02 PM

        Its part of the fun of watching him. He'll go a while all chill and everything, but suddenly something will set him off and you'll hear some of the worst nerdraging ever. IRL it would be horrible, but as some disembodied voice on the internet its great.

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          March 30, 2010 7:26 PM

          I admit-I have learned a lot from watching him. I never played the first SC. I have learned to tune him out when goes off.

          If you want to piss him off-do a baneling rush on him-he hates that LOL.

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        March 30, 2010 8:06 PM

        Just mute the sound.. He does write stupid shit in the chat too though.

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      March 30, 2010 6:49 PM

      This game is taking up so much of my time, I am getting nothing done :(

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      March 30, 2010 7:52 PM

      going to stream! :]

      http://www.teamliquid.net/video/userstream.php?user=Chill

      will be up in a second

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        March 30, 2010 7:53 PM

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        March 30, 2010 8:00 PM

        Cool!

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        March 30, 2010 8:12 PM

        You should change the resolution of your stream.

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          March 30, 2010 9:33 PM

          oh fuck it was still 4:3 from starcraft. i changed it to 16 :9 and upped the resolution to 796x448. thanks! hopefully that looks better.

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            March 31, 2010 4:05 PM

            Yeah. It was the aspect ratio that was fucked up. Good games btw.

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        March 30, 2010 8:12 PM

        oh god, Chill vs Orb. Ok, watching both streams, I really hope Orb goes apeshit

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          March 30, 2010 8:25 PM

          he raged off b.net after the match.

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            March 30, 2010 8:28 PM

            I saw. Psi storm got a big nerf, he's gotta hate that.

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            March 30, 2010 9:27 PM

            lol this makes me so happy

            to be fair me and orb know each other well through teamliquid

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          March 30, 2010 8:36 PM

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            March 30, 2010 8:48 PM

            Chill beat Orb, Orb complained about psi nerf, Orb quit. Nothing too exciting

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              March 30, 2010 9:01 PM

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                March 30, 2010 9:05 PM

                He whined a little but nothing big or entertaining. Maybe because he knew the other game was also being streamed, I dunno. Either way you didn't miss anything compared to the douchy whining or bitchy nerdrage you've seen in the past

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        March 30, 2010 8:24 PM

        I like how we can hear you clicking haha

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        March 30, 2010 9:01 PM

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        March 30, 2010 9:04 PM

        dude, you have not enough minerals

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        March 30, 2010 9:22 PM

        Last game was a good one, was worried for a bit

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          March 30, 2010 9:28 PM

          seriously me too, i kept scouting for expansions because i couldnt figure out how he got that much shit from 2 bases >_<

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            March 30, 2010 9:35 PM

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              March 30, 2010 9:37 PM

              I don't think so, I checked bottom right and the golds. I guess he could have had top right but it seems highly unlikely. He didn't even have his third.

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            March 30, 2010 9:54 PM

            Same. The only thing that surprised me more is that he didn't attempt a push sooner. By the time the fighting started you'd gotten immortals up and he wasn't in nearly as good a position as before, when he was roach/hydra before your robo bay was even up.

            So yeah, gnarly game :)

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        March 30, 2010 9:22 PM

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        March 30, 2010 9:22 PM

        nice win, congrats on rank

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        March 30, 2010 9:23 PM

        Damn that was some crazy playing.. I want to play protoss so bad but I have never played them so I know I'll suck :(

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          March 30, 2010 9:24 PM

          It's beta - go for it !

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      March 30, 2010 9:55 PM

      so i logged in and played a ZvZ placement match. the game told me i was the possible winner! normal start i went slow and around 16 supply while i was expanding i sent 6 zergs to scout my enemy. they did some herfy damage so i poped out 6 roaches and sent them in for an insta GG.

      felt like a cheesedick but game was supser laggy so it helped me get it over with

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        March 30, 2010 10:28 PM

        Man... ZvZ must be a bitch.

        I mean, with Protoss, I can wall in my choke, so those Zerglings cant hit my worker line... but Zerg man... they can't wall in.. WTF do they do...

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        March 30, 2010 10:48 PM

        6 lings at 16 supply? that's a late rush. surprised you did much if any damage.

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          March 30, 2010 10:50 PM

          if the other player FE or did like a 15pool, it would've been fast enough to do some damage (i think. i'm not entirely sure on zerg timing).

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            March 30, 2010 10:58 PM

            i generally start my pool from 10 to 12 pop and save minerals when it gets to 1/4 done so when it pops i can make a queen and 6 lings. i either expand or get more workers + lings based on how well i do in the enemy base

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          March 30, 2010 10:54 PM

          i dunno i saw 'UR DUDEZ R UNDER ATTACK' and saw my pack of 6 fighting 2 and they won
          then made it to his base and saw 4 there that they trounced but then some more eventually poped befoe i could clear drones so i went back to my base queued up 6 roaches and 12 zerglings and marched right back over

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            March 30, 2010 10:58 PM

            msync, i challenge you 1v1

            lez go

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      March 30, 2010 10:55 PM

      electroly and I made silver 2v2 :S

      we are the epic ZP team!

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