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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 for the Standard version and here 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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