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Pre-Order StarCraft II, Get Beta Access

GameStop is currently accepting pre-orders for the Standard ($59.99) and Collector's Edition ($99.99) of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. Although Blizzard hasn't set a firm release date for the upcoming sci-fi RTS, that's not "stopping" GameStop from taking your money early. As a reward, the games retailer is providing invitations to the current StarCraft II beta and free 3-day (ground) shipping for those who want the physical copy sent directly to their door.

For gamers who pre-order online, a code and a set of instructions on how to join the beta will be emailed within one business day. Those who pre-order right from the store counter will receive a beta code on the actual receipt. Shifty consumers who think they can get into the beta and then cancel the pre-order are out of luck, as GameStop said that orders cannot be canceled after receipt of the code.

To pre-order and receive entry into the glorious beta, head here (opens in new tab) for the Standard version and here (opens in new tab) for the meatier Collector's Edition. May the Swartz be with you (sorry, wrong realm).

  • Ciuy
    pff.....to much hype...
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  • rooket
    $59.99 I will wait til it inevitably goes on sale. $29.99 would be fine.
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  • rklein03
    Or you can just go to Gamestop and drop 5 bucks for a deposit and never pick the game up.
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  • Yeah, but will Crysis run Crysis?
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  • and not enough grammar
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  • Adroid
    rooket$59.99 I will wait til it inevitably goes on sale. $29.99 would be fine.don't hold your breath ~ it will probably be 30$ in 3 years from now

    Im in the beta its fun
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  • IronRyan21
    Before any1 says that $59.99 is too much for 1/3 the game...... Wings of Liberty will have around 30 missions itself, same as starcraft original. I like what blizzard is doing here. We are gonna get a massive trilogy!
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  • tayb
    The beta needs more people. Serious balancing issues right now and a lot of battlenet bugs that need working out. Pretty clever move by Gamestop. I'm sure this will attract a lot of customers and pad their quarterly numbers.
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  • megajynx
    just reserved mine... am I a tool? Yes. But now I'm a happy tool soon to be enjoying the Beta :D
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  • ColMirage
    Here again, 40 KM too far north to get that benefit. Sigh. And I have to pay an extra 10$ on it too.
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