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The concept of the goliath had its origins in the canceled [[Blizzard Entertainment|Blizzard]] game ''[[StarCraft#Conception|Shattered Nations]]''. The game featured walkers which were relabeled as "goliaths" for ''StarCraft''.<ref>2010-04-28, [http://www.unseen64.net/2010/04/28/shattered-nations-pc-cancelled/ Shattered Nations (PC - Cancelled)]. ''BetaRush'', accessed on 2013-05-29</ref> Inspiration was also taken from the ''Robocop'' franchise.<ref name = "20Retrospective">2018-12-02, [https://au.ign.com/articles/2018/12/03/20-years-of-starcraft-an-ign-retrospective 20 YEARS OF STARCRAFT: AN IGN RETROSPECTIVE]. ''IGN'', accessed on 2018-12-03</ref>
 
The concept of the goliath had its origins in the canceled [[Blizzard Entertainment|Blizzard]] game ''[[StarCraft#Conception|Shattered Nations]]''. The game featured walkers which were relabeled as "goliaths" for ''StarCraft''.<ref>2010-04-28, [http://www.unseen64.net/2010/04/28/shattered-nations-pc-cancelled/ Shattered Nations (PC - Cancelled)]. ''BetaRush'', accessed on 2013-05-29</ref> Inspiration was also taken from the ''Robocop'' franchise.<ref name = "20Retrospective">2018-12-02, [https://au.ign.com/articles/2018/12/03/20-years-of-starcraft-an-ign-retrospective 20 YEARS OF STARCRAFT: AN IGN RETROSPECTIVE]. ''IGN'', accessed on 2018-12-03</ref>
   
During the late [[StarCraft alpha]] however, they had a different appearance than in the later stages of development. They were capable of using their machine guns, a flame thrower and missiles against ground targets.<ref>[http://home.planet.nl/%7Eaggel005/alphabeta/beta.html Beta]. ''StarCraft Evolution''. Accessed 2011-08-18.</ref> It was decided that this was too much of an arsenal for one unit, so the flamethrower was developed into its own unit, the [[firebat (StarCraft)|firebat]].<ref name="Crunch">2018-07-03, [https://www.pcgamesn.com/starcraft-history-stay-awhile-and-listen-book-2 StarCraft's 14 Month Crunch]. "PC Games.net", accessed on 2018-07-03</ref>
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During the late [[StarCraft alpha]] however, they had a different appearance than in the later stages of development. They were capable of using their machine guns, a flame thrower and missiles against ground targets.<ref>[http://home.planet.nl/%7Eaggel005/alphabeta/beta.html Beta]. ''StarCraft Evolution''. Accessed 2011-08-18.</ref> It was decided that this was too much of an arsenal for one unit, so the flamethrower was developed into its own unit, the [[firebat (StarCraft)|firebat]].<ref name="Crunch">2018-07-03, [
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https://www.pcgamesn.com/starcraft-history-stay-awhile-and-listen-book-2 StarCraft's 14 Month Crunch]. "PC Games.net", accessed on 2018-07-03</ref>
   
 
Goliaths appeared and functioned much the same in the [[StarCraft beta]] as they did in ''StarCraft'' proper. However, their weaponry consisted of chainguns and scatter missiles instead of autocannons and Hellfire missiles.<ref>2009-03-19, [http://starcraft.incgamers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1660&cat=534 StarCraft Wire]. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-01-13</ref>
 
Goliaths appeared and functioned much the same in the [[StarCraft beta]] as they did in ''StarCraft'' proper. However, their weaponry consisted of chainguns and scatter missiles instead of autocannons and Hellfire missiles.<ref>2009-03-19, [http://starcraft.incgamers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1660&cat=534 StarCraft Wire]. Artist: Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2010-01-13</ref>
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