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Play StarCraft II on your iPhone or iPad

We’ve come to realize something about iPhone owners: they’re obsessed with doing everything on their iPhone.  Did you know there’s even an iPhone app that will dial 911 for you on your iPhone? Ridiculous!

But despite our better judgment, we’re still interested in the latest piece of silly, do-it-on-your-phone-instead software we’ve stumbled upon. Check out the StarCraft 2 RTS Gameboard app, which turns your iPhone or iPad into an RTS controller.

The StarCraft 2 Gameboard is currently scheduled to release on the Apple App Store this September for a ridiculous sum of $2.99. It’s designed to work with Battle.net and the developer reiterates that the app is not a hack and does not modify the game’s files in any way.


Above: An early look at the app's user interface for the iPhone


Above: Assigning control groups with the iPad? Noooooo!

We’re pretty sure that using the StarCraft 2 RTS Gameboard app to play StarCraft II will be a great handicap to anyone interested in actually enjoying the game, sending your APM (actions-per-minute) down the toilet. On the other hand, this app will allow iPhone users to use their beloved device for yet another task that does not require an special app.

In terms of how the app works, it sounds pretty similar to the WoW fishing app previously featured on GamesRadar. This app allows users to use their iPhone like a Wii remote to mimic the act of casting your line and reeling in fish off the shores of Azeroth. The WoW fishing app is still available on the Apple App Store, so we don’t expect Blizzard to take any legal action against the StarCraft 2 RTS Gameboard developers anytime soon. You can find out more about the upcoming StarCraft 2 app on the official site.

Aug 31, 2010

Source: StarCraft 2 Gameboard official site



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8 comments

  • Battlecrafts - February 15, 2011 8:03 p.m.

    What? Your aren't interested in playing at it on your iPhone/iPad?Why?
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  • GamesRadarJuniorWildlifeEditor - September 1, 2010 5:35 p.m.

    The one good usage I could see of i-phone connectivity would be as a means of having a larger mini-map you could stare at while your macroing. That is all.
  • Fiirestorm21 - August 31, 2010 10:34 p.m.

    You know what, it's stupid but it's awesome. Come on, this is the one kind of game I was actually excited about playing on an iPad/iPhone, none of this racing/shooting game crap you see. This isn't the full real deal, but for a measly $3, I could easily see myself getting it and playing the comp on easy, just for the geeky coolness of controlling armies with a touch screen.
  • Onepersonwithnoopinion - August 31, 2010 8:54 p.m.

    Somehow, even more pointless than a fart-button.
  • ventanger - August 31, 2010 8:06 p.m.

    Yea what a stupid idea, in Korea this app will sell only thirty, fourty thousand copies, tops. Silly Blizzard.
  • Nannooskeeska - August 31, 2010 7:14 p.m.

    Something I'll never buy, but maybe I could convince my friend to get it so I could try it. Maybe it'll add something moderately fun to an already AMAZING game. Who knows.
  • tareq - August 31, 2010 7:06 p.m.

    Stupid

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