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Get StarCraft 2 at $39.99 USD for a Limited Time

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StarCraft 2 will be on sale for an entire week.

Blizzard sent over a little reminder that StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty is now on sale for $39.99 USD for a limited time when customers purchase the game directly from Blizzard. That's $20 off the original price, making it an awesome deal until the sale ends June 13, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

"Kick off the StarCraft World Championship Series North American Finals this weekend by inviting a friend (or a dad or grad) to join you in StarCraft 2 multiplayer, where you can both burn a path of destruction across the Koprulu sector," Blizzard said in an email.

StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty launched almost two years ago, and currently has a Metascore of 93 and a user score of 8.1. Blizzard may actually be offering the game at a lower price in preparation for the launch of Heart of the Swarm, the second installment in the StarCraft 2 series slated to arrive sometime later this year.

Gamers who have yet to plunge into the StarCraft universe can check out a portion of the game for free by playing the StarCraft 2 Starter Edition. This "demo" replaces the original demo and offers the first four missions of the single-player campaign. It also offers the first two Challenges, access to the Terran race in Custom Games and Single-Player vs. AI, and access to four custom maps.

"Any campaign progress and achievements you earn while playing StarCraft 2: Starter Edition are automatically saved to your Battle.net account, and will carry over should you ever upgrade from the Starter Edition to the full version of StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty," Blizzard reports.

To get your copy of StarCraft 2 for $39.99, head here. Remember, the offer ends June 13, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

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    Anonymous , June 9, 2012 12:48 AM
    Wow, a 2 year old game for $40. I can't believe this is news. This is typical for games that aren't overpriced garbage. Sometimes they are even cheaper than that.
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    s3anister , June 8, 2012 11:34 PM
    I still think this is too much for a game that's missing 2/3 of the campaign.
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    noobzilla771 , June 9, 2012 12:09 AM
    Yeah. Diablo 3 is. Paid $60 to play a beta pretty much.
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    samuelspark , June 8, 2012 11:17 PM
    Need to tell my friends to get it now!!
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    sharpiedpanda , June 8, 2012 11:26 PM
    I hope Heart of the Swarm will be less than that 0.o
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    s3anister , June 8, 2012 11:34 PM
    I still think this is too much for a game that's missing 2/3 of the campaign.
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    Kryan , June 8, 2012 11:46 PM
    This is exclusive to the US. Blizzard EU still wants 39.99 EUROS! Ripoff of the century. Oh, no wait, Diablo III is
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    noobzilla771 , June 9, 2012 12:09 AM
    Yeah. Diablo 3 is. Paid $60 to play a beta pretty much.
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    dragonsqrrl , June 9, 2012 12:18 AM
    sharpiedpandaI hope Heart of the Swarm will be less than that 0.o

    Actually, the pre-order pricing I've seen for Heart of the Swarm has been $39.99. I guess that's okay for something that falls somewhere between a typical expansion and a full game, but I was still hoping for a $29.99 price tag.
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    Anonymous , June 9, 2012 12:48 AM
    Wow, a 2 year old game for $40. I can't believe this is news. This is typical for games that aren't overpriced garbage. Sometimes they are even cheaper than that.
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    leadpoop , June 9, 2012 1:05 AM
    What kind of DRM does it use?
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    danawesome89 , June 9, 2012 1:30 AM
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    I still think this is too much for a game that's missing 2/3 of the campaign.


    I don't see how it is missing 2/3 of the campaign. Just because SC1 had all three races, and Wings of Liberty only focused on Terran, doesn't mean it is missing any of the campaign. The SC2 campaign is at least as long as the SC1 or Brood War campaigns. Have you even played Wings of Liberty? Because I got tons of hours out of the single player, not even mentioning the countless hours that you can get from amazing multiplayer & custom games.
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    s3anister , June 9, 2012 2:22 AM
    danawesome89I don't see how it is missing 2/3 of the campaign. Just because SC1 had all three races, and Wings of Liberty only focused on Terran, doesn't mean it is missing any of the campaign. The SC2 campaign is at least as long as the SC1 or Brood War campaigns. Have you even played Wings of Liberty? Because I got tons of hours out of the single player, not even mentioning the countless hours that you can get from amazing multiplayer & custom games.

    I beat Wings of Liberty in 8 hours on normal and haven't touched it since. Starcraft 1 gave me many more hours of play than SC2 did.
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    Anonymous , June 9, 2012 3:57 AM
    A PC game doesn't exist until it is availabe on Steam.
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    Anonymous , June 9, 2012 4:18 AM
    A PC game doesn't exist until it has free, unlimited LAN play.
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    dragonsqrrl , June 9, 2012 6:01 AM
    s3anisterI beat Wings of Liberty in 8 hours on normal and haven't touched it since. Starcraft 1 gave me many more hours of play than SC2 did.

    uhuh... it's the same number of missions as SC1. And Heart of the Swarm will be another 30 missions. What are you trying to say? And seriously, who plays SC for the campaign? Practically all the replay value comes from multiplayer and the community.
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    Anonymous , June 9, 2012 7:21 AM
    Sell me the entire game for $39.99 and you got a sale. Im not paying 60+60+60 or 40+60+60, or whatever.
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    tomfreak , June 9, 2012 8:20 AM
    Come to me again Blizzard when u are selling @ $15-$20. I am just spoiled by Steam sales.
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    s3anister , June 9, 2012 8:32 AM
    dragonsqrrluhuh... it's the same number of missions as SC1. And Heart of the Swarm will be another 30 missions. What are you trying to say? And seriously, who plays SC for the campaign? Practically all the replay value comes from multiplayer and the community.

    I'm saying exactly what I'm saying. People like myself play it for the campaign. I could care less about RTS multiplayer; if I wanted to play against people I'd load CS. If you found the game to be worthy of the price that's fine, I don't feel the same way.
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    clusterstorms , June 9, 2012 9:31 AM
    I think there is a reason behind that Blizzard is going to announce new Version of this game ! It's common for any up coming new game ! May be i am wrong, but this is true.
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    CrysisComa , June 9, 2012 12:34 PM
    i dont know why people are complaining here. All i ever hear is people complaining about every game turning into a console port. Then i here "oh well when a real honest to god pc game comes along, ill support it"

    The fact is that the game is actually very fun, single player meh, but the multiplayer is awesome. I bought it when it was $60 and dont regret a thing.

    As i remember the value of SC1 was the same way. The price reduction took a while. Thats just because its a good game
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    jkflipflop98 , June 9, 2012 2:17 PM
    Too bad Blizzard has had it's soul sucked out and sold off for profits. Just like Bioware.

    R.I.P. :( 
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    beayn , June 9, 2012 2:25 PM
    I picked up Crysis 2 for $12 new on Amazon a few weeks ago, and it's almost a year newer than Starcraft 2. When I look for SC2 on Amazon right now, it's $39.99 regular $69.99? Looking up Crysis 2 again it's only $9. Why is SC2's price inflated so much? They're likely to get more sales if the price was reasonable for a 2year old game like most people are complaining here.

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