StarCraft 2 Beta Giveaways Are Starting

The first StarCraft 2 Beta Key giveaway has been sighted and the rest of the "fansite program" keys seem likely to drop any day.

Blizzard has promised their many StarCraft 2 fansites they will receive beta keys to give away. Hopefully, we might just see the start of that now as StarCraft: IncGamers is currently having a StarCraft 2 beta key giveaway, even if it's just for supporting members initially.

More beta keys will be available and IncGamers have been in contact with other fansites to ask them about their plans as well.

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Terrice5089d ago (Edited 5089d ago )

Great news, it's always nice to get more players on the beta servers.

I don't know about the rest of you, but it'd be nice to see more than Terran players (which is all I seem to get to play against...) :)

Leord5089d ago

That sounds nice. I mean each individual contest will just have a few keys, but the whole lot of fansites together means pretty good chances!

Cogo5089d ago

Good point. There's only so many thousands of active fans on fansites, and (depending on how many keys Blizzard will give away) I think each one fan will have a pretty good chance of getting in between opt-ins and these contests (or pure giveaways like this one).

Recka5089d ago

Really? Terran? Well they're alot more interesting in SCII but I would never think the majority would be Terran...

King Klear5089d ago

Still, odds are that most of the new plyers will play terran first =)

Terrice5089d ago

Well, maybe it's just my bad luck, haha...

DJDarkstar5089d ago

Aye I can see why most new players go Terran first, being humans and all :P

Recka5089d ago

Protoss are the sexiest ;D

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Dorjan5089d ago

I've already got mine but more to play with is always a good thing! :D

Leord5089d ago

If you get one of those "invite a friend" things, make sure to give it away to people in need! :)

Recka5089d ago

Everyone thinks they "need" a key ;D I know my entire guild wants them and I see it in gchat and hear it in vent all the time they talk about it.

Cogo5089d ago

Not that massive amount of keys, but at least feels more likely to get one this way than using opt-ins.

More giveaways will likely follow suit as well!

Recka5089d ago (Edited 5089d ago )

That's awesome to hear! :D

DJDarkstar5089d ago

This is Definately good news :D

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$15 horse for WoW made more money than StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Jason Hall, currently an indie developer and former Blizzard employee, has been sharing some really interesting stories from his long career in the industry for a while now. Some of them are truly insightful, while others may seem depressing.

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Sciurus_vulgaris100d ago

I’m a little shocked that StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty sold only around 6 million copies. The original StarCraft did over 11 million. Maybe Blizzard was too leisurely in releasing StarCraft 2? Starcraft 2 came out 12 years after it’s predecessor.

Plague-Doctor27100d ago (Edited 100d ago )

Im surprised too. Starcraft was still a huge name in 2010. It was kinda the only new RTS around and other genres like MOBAs hadn't really kicked off yet. I do remember at the time sentiment around the game was
pretty angry the game was being split into 3 but I doubt that would have impacted sales to that degree

Sciurus_vulgaris100d ago

For a long time I believed StarCraft II sold on par or better than its predecessor. There was so much hype for the game. Plus it had a pretty strong E-Sports scene for a few years.

Myself and half a dozen friends all bought StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and played it religiously for a full year. While I bought the expansions, most of my friends did not. RPGs seem to be a generally low selling genre.