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[TPU] Blizzard Unveils One More StarCraft II Zerg Unit, the baneling

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Blizzard today unveiled a new zerg unit, that will take place in the next StarCraft strategy game. Meet the baneling:

The baneling is a creature so bloated with fluid-filled sacs that it can barely walk; instead, it moves itself by tucking into a tight ball and rolling. However, this ungainly appearance belies the fact that the baneling is an extremely dangerous organism, one of several new zerg specialists recently seen on the battlefield. When a baneling gets close enough to an enemy, the creature triggers a reaction within its volatile chemical payload that causes it to explode with devastating force and shower the immediate surroundings with searing acid.

Blizzard has also added seven new in-game screenshots.
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so its like an infested terran but slower, mabye more powerful and can make from the hatchery or muted from zerglings or w/e?
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the flood anyone?
    
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the flood anyone?
Not at all.
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bangeling rush!!!!
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the flood anyone?
it shouldn't be news that Blizzard steals everybody elses intellectual property. hell Starcraft is just a ripoff of Warhammer 40K, Warcraft is a rip off of Warhammer, and they pretty much ripped it off DIRECTLY. throwing in queues of other sci fi universes to almost make it their own, but in the end it's just a big ellaborate ball of stolen ideas.

however the unit looks kind of cool.
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haha awesome. i wonder what the responsiveness will be. from rolling to killing
    
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...but they're not new. They were in gameplay videos before.
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Banelings are really old news. And for those of you that are claiming Blizzard is stealing stuff from Halo, apparently you have never been Zerg rushed in the ten+ years that Starcraft has been out.

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it shouldn't be news that Blizzard steals everybody elses intellectual property. hell Starcraft is just a ripoff of Warhammer 40K, Warcraft is a rip off of Warhammer, and they pretty much ripped it off DIRECTLY. throwing in queues of other sci fi universes to almost make it their own, but in the end it's just a big ellaborate ball of stolen ideas.

however the unit looks kind of cool.
GJ bringing up games no one cares about and claim that Blizzard has stolen from them.
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it shouldn't be news that Blizzard steals everybody elses intellectual property. hell Starcraft is just a ripoff of Warhammer 40K, Warcraft is a rip off of Warhammer, and they pretty much ripped it off DIRECTLY. throwing in queues of other sci fi universes to almost make it their own, but in the end it's just a big ellaborate ball of stolen ideas.

however the unit looks kind of cool.
They're called influences... look it up
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