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Koreans Get StarCraft II For Free to WoW Players

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 44 comments

The rest of the world would like this too, please.

Blizzard is giving away StarCraft II to Korean gamers for free – sorta. The deal is that those in Korea who have active World of Warcraft accounts will get access to the full version of StarCraft II.

According to IGN, Blizzard's Chris Sigaty described the announcement as "a way of giving something back to such a supportive and skilled community of players."

Blizzard won't need any help in boosting the popularity of StarCraft in Korea, but packing it in as part of a WoW subscription could do wonders for signups for the MMO.

The subscription option makes even more sense in light of the monthly, and even daily, pass models offered for StarCraft II.

Clearly, WoW gamers throughout the rest of the world are feeling quite jealous right now.

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    zmbcat , July 2, 2010 10:06 AM
    Blizzard is just not helping the Korean national starcraft addiction.
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    whitecrowro , July 2, 2010 10:06 AM
    Rest of the world will get free DiabloIII, err..right Blizzard?
  • 14 Hide
    rantoc , July 2, 2010 11:15 AM
    In latest news, Kore gains huge numbers of immigrants!
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    whitecrowro , July 2, 2010 10:06 AM
    Rest of the world will get free DiabloIII, err..right Blizzard?
  • 20 Hide
    zmbcat , July 2, 2010 10:06 AM
    Blizzard is just not helping the Korean national starcraft addiction.
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    deividast , July 2, 2010 10:27 AM
    i'm happy for koreans.... :) 
  • 14 Hide
    rantoc , July 2, 2010 11:15 AM
    In latest news, Kore gains huge numbers of immigrants!
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    Darkerson , July 2, 2010 11:30 AM
    Must be nice!
  • 3 Hide
    insider3 , July 2, 2010 11:57 AM
    Hey Blizzard! We are in a recession as well!
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    saran008 , July 2, 2010 12:16 PM
    Seems Nice news!
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    Horhe , July 2, 2010 12:21 PM
    Does any kid/teen/youngster still plays football or any other physical sport in Korea?
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    valcron , July 2, 2010 12:44 PM
    So instead of getting a single payment for 49 dollars they get a monthly payment of 14.99 or however much WoW costs (I forget) for those few who don't play WoW. Brilliant business move but hopefully people see through this.
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    itadakimasu , July 2, 2010 12:57 PM
    No biggy. Us american's will just foot the bill.
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    Tmanishere , July 2, 2010 1:05 PM
    Blizzard is using cigarette company tactics. Got it.
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    jakew120 , July 2, 2010 1:06 PM
    valcronSo instead of getting a single payment for 49 dollars they get a monthly payment of 14.99 or however much WoW costs (I forget) for those few who don't play WoW. Brilliant business move but hopefully people see through this.


    I don't think you understood. You can still just buy the game, but if you play WoW or were considering playing WoW, this is a better deal. Read next time.
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    azhardware , July 2, 2010 1:14 PM
    Big up to Blizzard, you're one of the good guys.
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    arlandi , July 2, 2010 1:47 PM
    let's all move to South Korea!!!
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    failboat , July 2, 2010 2:26 PM
    How does that help Blizzard. Doesn't everyone in Korea already play WOW?
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    trnddwn33 , July 2, 2010 2:33 PM
    failboatHow does that help Blizzard. Doesn't everyone in Korea already play WOW?


    Everyone knows the gold farmers are Chinese.
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    sliem , July 2, 2010 2:35 PM
    They do deserve it.
    Unless they are in north korea.

    Go blizzard!
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    eklipz330 , July 2, 2010 4:08 PM
    stingstangYou mother*******...


    i know everyone agrees with your statement... but that scores you a 2 day ban on TH, i'd edit that if i was you
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    elbert , July 2, 2010 4:14 PM
    Blizzard knows their Korean WOW players will stop playing for more than 4 months. This in affect means Blizzard will loss money. No wonder Blizzard is going out of their way to ensure none of their titles compete against WOW.

    Due to the economy around the world this scenario will affect Blizzard in more areas than Korea.
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