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The StarCraft II Launch and Discussion Post

FoxTrot by Bill Amend

This has been sequel that’s been more than a decade in the making – a sequel to one of the best real-time strategy game of all time – a sequel to a game that's played by some gamers around the world for their source of income and celebrity.

Are you taking part in StarCraft II launch event? Are you opting for the Collector's Edition or are you just going for the plain, barebones game? Are you getting any cool freebies or preorder bonuses with your game?

Consider this an open thread to discuss StarCraft II, so please share your stories with us!

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • xxmeltingsunxx
    I'm definitely hitting up the midnight launch, I've got the Collector's Edition on lock right now, I can NOT wait!!!
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  • peterkidd
    I saw it mistakenly stocked early at walmart three days ago and was grinning ear to ear thinking I had it before many. When I tried to purchase it, they scanned it and said it wasn't allowed. They took it back to storage purgatory. I was so close. I could have hid it behind some other product and picked it up at 12:01, but I can wait. I am still debating whether I want a physical product or whether I am ok with a digital download.
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  • knowom
    *yawn* not interested I'll stick with League of Legends not even sure I'll give diablo 3 a try Blizzard is a deceiving scumbag company like most companies that get too big for their own good
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  • hoof_hearted
    I pre-order with Amazon. Wonder if I can get my key and play the digital download edition which can be downloaded now:

    http://us.battle.net/en/info/digital-purchase
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  • lauxenburg
    peterkiddI saw it mistakenly stocked early at walmart three days ago and was grinning ear to ear thinking I had it before many. When I tried to purchase it, they scanned it and said it wasn't allowed. They took it back to storage purgatory. I was so close. I could have hid it behind some other product and picked it up at 12:01, but I can wait. I am still debating whether I want a physical product or whether I am ok with a digital download.
    Yeah you know the download servers are going to be maxed out for the week with SC2.
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  • zoemayne
    knowom you dont know what your talking about this is starcraft this is here partly because of the hundreds of thousands of pro south korean gamers
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  • aznguy0028
    will be at the midnight release in a few hours! :D can't wait to check out the (better be epic) single player campaign!
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  • xerroz
    Not impressed by Sc2, i'll be sticking to Heroes of Newerth. Battlenet was ok but battle.net 2.0 is just horrible, youre barely getting any of the features the old one gave and youre paying more than the average pc game. So no thank you. Im not even gonna get it just for the map editor as heroes of newerth is getting one soon anyway so ill be able to play the same good old maps i used to back in Warcraft 3.
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  • klavis
    It looks like a very pretty game and I'm sure it will be great, however I wasn't a fan of the original one. I only played it at LAN parties to be inclusive, never played it home, never bothered to buy it, wasn't enjoyable to me. So on that note, I know I'll never buy it and I doubt I'll play it, especially since there isn't LAN support, I won't be seeing it at any LAN parties I go to. If i get bored, several years down the road maybe I'll pick it up, but I doubt it.
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  • stevesauce
    I've got my collector's edition waiting for me too...unfortunately, I didn't pre-order mine til the other day, so I'll have to wait for 10AM tomorrow to get it. No biggie!

    Also, the SC2 engine is more complex than the HoN engine. Lemme know when you can create a 1st/3rd person shooter on that HoN engine. It's going to be bad azz
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