Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Starcraft II beta accounts fetching astronomical prices (as much as $400 on Ebay)
Yahoo ^ | 2/22/10 | Mike Smith

Posted on 02/23/2010 11:42:34 PM PST by DemforBush

Want an early look at Starcraft II, widely expected to be one of the year's hottest PC games? You can -- but it's going to cost you...

-snip-

Access codes to the "beta test" were handed out for free, with many thought to have come from giveaways at a 2008 fan festival organized by the game's developer, Blizzard. But a few enterprising fans promptly put theirs up for sale on auction sites like eBay -- and the going rate is as much as $400.

(Excerpt) Read more at videogames.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: starcraft2; videogames
Not exactly world shaking news, but kind of interesting. I don't play video games much anymore...but I have to admit I'm anxious to see if SC2 will live up to the hype. Loved the original.
1 posted on 02/23/2010 11:42:34 PM PST by DemforBush
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DemforBush

I have never been a fan of MMORPG or RPGs for that matter, I go for the simpler games of the past SNES, Genesis , and NES were the best systems ever.


2 posted on 02/23/2010 11:46:23 PM PST by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush
Starcraft is an excellent game but 400 dollars for SC2 sorry it ain't that good period...
3 posted on 02/23/2010 11:50:37 PM PST by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DemforBush
I thought I outgrew console games but then I recently purchased a 55 inch Sony Bravia HDTV and now I am back on the PS3.

It seems that new tech and game advances is always going to pull us back.

4 posted on 02/23/2010 11:56:29 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LukeL

Starcraft is an RTS, Real Time Strategy.


5 posted on 02/23/2010 11:57:23 PM PST by Tolsti2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Tolsti2

I wish they would make an MMORPG version of Starcraft, similar to World of Warcraft, or perhaps more along the lines of Battlefield 2, where you get to be a FPS and band together with others to form a squad or platoon to fight the enemy. It would be badass.


6 posted on 02/24/2010 12:37:27 AM PST by fr_freak
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: fr_freak

...unitl 50 bazillion zerg eat you alive...


7 posted on 02/24/2010 4:45:07 AM PST by stefanbatory (Weed out the RINOs! Sign the pledge. conservativepledge.org)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson