It's only fitting, then, that the recently revealed additions to the game - the new Adept unit for the Protoss, and the 'two players, one base' Archon Mode - both trace back to everyone's favorite Aiur-based aliens. Let's start with the Adept, a Tier 2 Gateway unit with a ground-only ranged attack, and the latest reveal thus far from five new multiplayer units in LotV. Refreshingly, this is the first female Protoss unit that you can view in-game not counting the Mothership, since that's basically just a giant blue-and-gold saucer of death. The Adept's primary abilities are extremely complex, seeing as she can A project a phantom copy of herself that she'll eventually take the place of after a few seconds, and B create a damaging chain reaction if she scores a kill on a unit. It's still unclear what the Adept's core strength is, and what part it will play in Protoss armies, but I'm thinking that she'll excel as a harassment unit. The mirror image can't attack or be attacked, so it could theoretically be used for scouting - but you can't prevent the spatial switcheroo, so you'd risk losing her in enemy territory.
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The original StarCraft and its expansion, Brood War, are true real-time strategy classics, but playing them is not as easy as it once was. When the game launched in , 4K gaming was a distant pipe dream, and computer monitors as big as living room TVs were unthinkable. That's going to change when a new version of StarCraft lifts off this summer. If you've never experienced StarCraft — or if you're dying to relive it on modern systems — Blizzard is planning a summer release for StarCraft: Remastered.
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For hundreds of thousands of people StarCraft 2 is an ultra hardcore competitive multiplayer game built for eSports and little else. For them playing and hopefully winning ranked matches is all that matters. But, according to Blizzard, just as many fans of the real-time strategy game suffer from what it dubs "ladder anxiety" - that is, they want to play competitively against other players online but are intimidated by the prospect and so don't.
The game revolves around three species: the Terrans , human exiles from Earth; the Zerg , a super-species of assimilated life forms;  and the Protoss , a technologically advanced species with vast psionic powers. The game is set four years after the events of 's StarCraft: Brood War , and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion. The game includes both new and returning characters and locations from the original game. Similar to its predecessor, StarCraft II was praised for its engaging gameplay, as well as its introduction of new features and improved storytelling.