Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition Unboxing

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A date where millions of gamers worldwide will mysteriously be struck down with a sudden illness, 12 March 2013 will forever go down in history as one of the most anticipated game releases in 2013. If you're wondering why the internet has suddenly gone quiet, it's because we're all holed up at home playing the latest release of SC2...

I rushed out to my local game store to pick up my pre-order of the retail exclusive Heart of the Swarm Collector's Edition that comes with:

  • Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm DVD game
  • Exclusive behind the scenes DVD & Blu-ray (2 disc set)
  • Collector's edition soundtrack
  • Heart of the Swarm Art Book
  • Zerg rush mouse pad 
  • And some mandatory Blizzard guest passes for WoW and SC2: Wings of Liberty

Exclusive in-game content including:

  • Starcraft 2: Torrasque, ultralisk and 3 swarm portraits
  • World of Warcraft: Pet Baneling
  • Diablo 3: Blade wings and banner sigil

Here is the glorious unboxing:

Front of the box: I wonder what this baby has in store for me...

Back of the box: All the glorious goodies await infestation

The opening moment...power overwhelming

CD covers: This plastic wrap, get it off!

CD discs: So, so pretty...

Artbook: Yes, you are not alone with your crush on Kerrigan

Artbook open: pretty, pretty pictures..(this is so worth it, I'm glad I splurged)

Full Heart of the Swarm collector's edition: My body is ready.

A short post is a good post, because that's all I have time for NOT playing Starcraft...

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Oh wow that book looks awesome! And the box. [MOG]
I know right...I don't usually splurge on collector's editions but sooo good
Looks very nice. I love a good art book.
Argh!! The envy!!
my bro got this today
I played Starcraft 2, i've seen all the excitement for this expansion... but ehh i have to ask...

What is so great about Starcraft 2? As with Diablo all i saw was an average game, is it the name Blizzard? or do i need to give it a second chance?
Second chance. When you say you've played it, did you finish the campaign or play multiplayer? It's got one of the best multiplayer communities and that gives it longevity.

OllyEbbz said: I played Starcraft 2, i've seen all the excitement for this expansion... but ehh i have to ask...
What is so great about Starcraft 2? As with Diablo all i saw was an average game, is it the name Blizzard? or do i need to give it a second chance?


Definitely not the name Blizzard. Don't even bother with the campaign, multiplayer is what makes the game. It's not just the community either, it's one of the deepest, most complex yet balanced games there are.

Edit: Also, the pro tournament scene makes it really interesting as well, as the skill levels are so absurdly high that just watching multiplayer matches can be entertaining in itself.
Wow, are you serious? The campaign is one of the best parts about it! Innovative use of storytelling and unit introduction. If you want to learn how to play competitively, campaign is the best place to start.

I think there's a good mix of people who buy it for the campaign alone, and people who buy it for multiplayer.
Yeah I'm totally serious lol. I've only played about half of the WoL campaign. I think it's actually a bad place to start if your aim is to get good at multiplayer, because it's so different and can get you into bad habits as a result. The only thing the campaign can do for learning to play competitively is just to introduce you to the absolute basics, which you can learn in multiplayer matches anyway.

I'm not disputing that the campaign is good or anything, and no doubt there are many people who appreciate it's innovative story telling etc, but the real purpose of the game is multiplayer and I suspect the market for those two aspects of the game are quite distinct and separate.
Definitely gonna give it a second chance then! I didn't finish the campaign if im honest and didn't give the multi ago as to be honest I was just expecting to get my ass handed to me all the time!
Good stuff :D You shouldnt worry about getting your arse handed to u online, the matchmaking system is pretty good once you've done a few matches and it works out where you are compared to other players. You'll probably start off in bronze league but don't we all! :P

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