The original StarCraft is still one of the finest real-time strategy games ever made, and a whole new generation of gamers might soon learn just why. Blizzard is reportedly aiming to release an HD version of the original StarCraft, and will officially announce it this September.This news comes to us from iNews24, a trusted online Korean newspaper. A Google-translated version of the site reveals that many sources have told them that StarCraft HD (obviously not a confirmed title) will feature enhanced graphics and improved user interface (UI), and that it will also faithfully replicate the original’s gameplay and balance. Blizzard would certainly have a riot on their hands if they didn’t. As we all know, StarCraft is as close to a national sport in Korea as it gets, and we’ve seen many announcements for the series made there first. According to the paper the original currently ranks number seven in the top 10 list of most-played internet cafe games in the country! That’s what’s called staying power.But, as with all rumors, take this with a grain of salt, even if an HD version would make a lot of sense for Blizzard. The original was released way back in 1998, with an excellent expansion called Brood War released the following year and expanding the story greatly. It’s definitely been enough time for even the most hardcore fans to want to revisit it, while allowing younger players to easily jump in and experience the wonderful game for themselves.There are still plenty of questions that fans will need answered. Will this remaster just feature better resolution graphics, new art, or perhaps utilize the StarCraft II engine? Will it include Brood War and the addictive multiplayer (and how could it not?)While the announcement will reportedly come next month, more information will undoubtedly be revealed at November’s BlizzCon, Blizzard’s annual video game convention. We’ve reached out to Activision Blizzard for confirmation on StarCraft HD but haven’t heard back at time of publication.
Serena Williams of the U.S. speaks during a press conference after her fourth round loss to Ana Ivanovic of Serbia at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The powerful serve that carried Serena Williams to 25 consecutive wins suddenly became the target of Ana Ivanovic’s attack in a major fourth-round upset at the Australian Open.Williams had a back complaint she’d tried to keep secret before Sunday but Ivanovic noticed almost immediately that her serve wasn’t as fast as she’d expected, and she started taking big swipes at it.The No. 14-seeded Ivanovic ended Williams’ bid for a sixth Australian and 18th Grand Slam title with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory that took the hottest of favorites out of contention at Melbourne Park and opened up one side of the women’s draw.“It’s not easy playing such a champion … but she is also just a human,” said Ivanovic, who beat Venus Williams in the final at Auckland, New Zealand earlier this month. “I just went out there swinging.”Williams hadn’t lost a match since August, and went 78-4 in 2013. She came into the fourth round with those 25 straight wins, the second-longest streak of her career, and it was her 70th match at Melbourne Park, a record in the Open era. Williams had just set the mark for most match wins (61) ever at the Australian Open with her third-round victory.The No. 1-ranked Williams didn’t move her feet well, and was lunging for balls. When she tried to step up the intensity in the third set, her grunts becoming louder and more frequent until she toned it down after spraying a wild backhand wide in the next-to-last game, Ivanovic matched her stroke for stroke.“It wasn’t the best,” Williams told a news conference, after being told that her coach had leaked news of a back problem.“Again, I don’t want to blame anything. I feel like Ana deserves all the credit,” Williams added. “I feel she played unbelievable today. I think she went for her shots. It’s not like I gave her the match.”Ana Ivanovic of Serbia celebrates a point won against Serena Williams of the U.S. during their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)Ivanovic advanced to the quarterfinals here for the first time since her run to the 2008 final and will next play the winner of Sunday’s later match between Australian wild-card entry Casey Dellacqua and No. 30-seeded Eugenie Bouchard.The other quarterfinal on this half will feature two women who’ll turn 32 next month, after two-time finalist Li Na beat No. 22 Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-0 and No. 28 Flavia Pennetta upset No. 9 Angelique Kerber 6-1, 4-6, 7-5.Novak Djokovic continued his bid for a fourth straight title here with a 6-3, 6-0, 6-2 win over Fabio Fognini in 1 ½ hours, while No. 3-seeded David Ferrer advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Florian Mayer 6-7 (5), 7-5, 6-2, 6-1.In the 52 previous matches here where she’d won the first set, Williams had only ever lost one match — against fellow American Sloane Stephens in last year’s quarterfinals.The crowd was evenly divided at first but, sensing an upset, started backing Ivanovic, the former girlfriend of Australian golfer Adam Scott, as the match progressed.After dropping serve twice in the first set, Ivanovic didn’t face another break point in the second or third sets. She broke Williams three times, frequently standing well inside the baseline to receive.She had 33 winners, including 20 on her forehand side. She also had a little bit of luck, when she drove a backhand into the top of the net, and it looped over and caught the line at an important stage of the third set.“I had to remind myself all the time just to stay in the moment, because there were moments in the match where it could have gone either way,” Ivanovic said. “But I really just believed in my game and stepped up when I needed to.”Ivanovic won her only major at the French Open in 2008, giving her the No. 1 ranking for a total of 12 weeks. But then she only advanced past the fourth round once at 22 Grand Slams.“I had to break a spell, fourth round,” Ivanovic said, “and what’s the better place to do it than here against such a champion?”Williams hit 22 winners but made 31 unforced errors, mostly on her backhand.“I made a tremendous amount of errors, shots … I haven’t missed since the ’80s,” Williams said.Williams, pausing to concentrate, was given a warning for a time violation in her last service game, and fended off a match point when Ivanovic netted a return.In the next game, though, Ivanovic set up triple match point when Williams hit a service return too long, and then clinched it just under two hours.Williams didn’t say exactly what the back injury was, but thought she’d get over it in a few days with some rest. She’d thought about pulling out of the tournament, but it wasn’t in her nature to concede defeat.“Maybe I wasn’t the best physically, but that had nothing to do with it,” Williams said. “I think Ana just played a really good match. She did what it takes to win.”Williams won her last Australian Open title in 2010, and hasn’t been past the quarterfinals since then, her campaigns often derailed by injuries at the season’s first major.“I think I have done pretty well here, in general over the history,” she said. “I feel like I’ll win it again.”Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, left, is congratulated by Serena Williams of the U.S. after Ivanovic’s fourth round win at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
recent rumors focus to $20 million acquisition of pcpop.com. Li Xiang denied.
$20 million, should be recognized, if a person not Li Xiang, should be a price not low temptation.
because the name of the Zhongguancun online, to name the CNET, the price is $15 million 600 thousand. 20 million U.S. dollars, the price has exceeded the first camp in line with IT in Zhongguancun online.
the circle of people are aware that many people want to buy pcpop.com, innumerable.
whether you want to merge with the bubble net, or want to use bubble network model to expand, or want to integrate the resources of investors.
another person will certainly want to sell the bubble to do a good car home, not so bitter. Vertical portal has much suffering, do people know, Li Xiang do a IT vertical portal, but also to do a car vertical portal, it is bitter and bitter.
moreover, Li Xiang’s car home, traffic has been ranked first in the automotive portal, hot prospects.
a little weak willed, shaken.
but we’re not Li Xiang. Even if 90% of the people will be tempted, will be shaken, but Li Xiang did not.
I think there is an undeniable fact, even pcpop.com, car home, income halved to pcpop.com and car home valuation certainly not half, because Li Xiang himself is solid, insist, and in young people’s appeal, for investors also, very valuable.
as a personal webmaster to grow up entrepreneurs, Li Xiang very determined.
bubble net, ranking China’s top three (slightly controversial) IT portal, formerly known as Li Xiang’s personal website – graphics home. How many personal websites went down, or sold, pcpop.com still, but also beautiful to make the car home, catch up from behind.
can do big business, encourage them, insist on half do not sell, but continue to do, and reject all kinds of temptations, often not rich, but ideal.