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StarCraft II Beta Coming Soon

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Blizzard may already be handing out keys to the highly-anticipated StarCraft II Beta.

Various StarCraft II websites are reporting to have received official Blizzard notices in regards to the upcoming beta. This post announces that The War Center actually received keys along with a message from Blizzard, giving an indication that the company may launch the beta soon. Unfortunately, there's no official launch date provided in the notice, however Blizzard is requesting that websites provide the information of five members by 5PM PST, January 28.

Korean website ThisIsGame also provides a similar date, claiming that StarCraft ProGamers have been requested to sign up for the beta by January 26. StarCraft Gamers also points out that the official StarCraft II Support Page is now officially online over on Battle.net, possibly signaling that Blizzard's beta may launch within the next few months.

It's possible that we'll know more about what's going on when Activision Blizzard releases its fourth quarter and calendar year results on February 10, 2010. The company said that it will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet, and hopefully that's when Mike Morhaime finally reveals what every StarCraft fan has waited for all this time.

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    rawoysters , January 26, 2010 9:47 PM
    And the Duke Nukem beta will soon follow!
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    Ciuy , January 26, 2010 9:47 PM
    omfg, another couple of months ...................

    Starting to take too frikin long ....
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    superblahman123 , January 26, 2010 10:33 PM
    I'm excited to hear what they have to say, but I can guarantee that that I'll be disappointed with the potential release date range :-\
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    cnor , January 26, 2010 10:40 PM
    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAH thats is what I'm talking about, can't wait to play it
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    Anonymous , January 26, 2010 10:56 PM

    ...

    ...

    ...This was on the forums a few days ago, and it's been clarified as faje
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    anhxeom , January 26, 2010 11:00 PM
    Perfect! Now I have time to brush up on SC1 strategies so I'll be ready when SC2 is released.
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    kelfen , January 26, 2010 11:52 PM
    anhxeomPerfect! Now I have time to brush up on SC1 strategies so I'll be ready when SC2 is released.


    pwning factory started
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    acecombat , January 27, 2010 12:00 AM
    Too bad they probably won't announce LAN support in this conference call :( 
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    donovands , January 27, 2010 12:48 AM
    I'm with the folks who've lost any kind of excitement over this. It's taken so long and (personally) I think it's ridiculous to have no timetable for a product release at this stage. Yawn.
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    deadlockedworld , January 27, 2010 1:18 AM
    They said this last year too. That is when I signed up....
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    Zoidman , January 27, 2010 3:53 AM
    Its been "Coming Soon" for like what, two years now?... Seems like forever >.
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    dude88yl , January 27, 2010 4:26 AM
    everyone who says they're not interested will buy the game soon as it comes out. guaranteed
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    dude88yl , January 27, 2010 4:26 AM
    everyone who says they're not interested will buy the game soon as it comes out. guaranteed
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    dude88yl , January 27, 2010 4:27 AM
    everyone who says they're not interested will buy the game soon as it comes out. guaranteed
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    Anonymous , January 27, 2010 4:30 AM
    this game is already obsolete, videocasts reveal ancient gaming mechanics. if it wasnt called starcraft noone would give a damn. sorry, but there was nothing in the movies that made me 'wow'
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    jonnyboyC , January 27, 2010 5:04 AM
    It is kinda ridiculus how freaking long it's takin to get to this point i mean even like 6 month ago they said the first part of the game was going to be realease Q1 of this year and if they haven't sent out the beta yet i highly doubt that. But yes i'll probably wait some more because it's going to be great. it is kinda weird that i got this sc1 when i was like 8 and will get star craft 2 when i'm 19 or 20
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    JonathanDeane , January 27, 2010 6:28 AM
    OK Blizzard where is my beta invite? lol
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    norb8 , January 27, 2010 7:47 AM
    dude88yl wrote:

    "everyone who says they're not interested will buy the game soon as it comes out. guaranteed"

    Only the people without any balls. Starcraft II is unimpressive, outdated, and unreleased after 11 years.

    Heres what I'm going to do when Starcraft II is released. I've summarized a timeline of events after it's release.

    1. Starcraft II is released- Date unknown
    2. Three days later, it becomes available on torrent sites for download.
    3. At the same time a crack will be developed and available at gamecopyworld.com
    4. Three weeks after release: private servers will begin to appear so players who downloaded the game can play online for free.
    5. At the same time a patch will be released by the gaming community that enables LAN play with Starcraft II.
    6. One month after release: Blizzard executives realize how retarded they were in delaying the production of Starcraft II.
    7. Blizzard realized they don't give a shit because they have 11+ million WoW subscribers.

    Rinse and repeat for Diablo 3.

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    brisingamen , January 27, 2010 10:01 AM
    this game should have been out over a year ago.

    and blizzard just might find a way to F*ck it up.
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    Glacier , January 27, 2010 10:25 AM
    I hate to say this, but Blizzard doesn't care about anything but their WoW goldmine. If we are lucky, we will get Starcraft 2 this year. If we are VERY lucky, we will get Diablo 3 by 2012.
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