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#1 Darknuke

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:05 PM

"Make some room in your collection, as Blizzard Entertainment has revealed StarCraft II Collector's Edition, and you're going to want it.

Retailing for $99.99, the collector's edition comes packed with goodies, including:

The Art of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, a 176-page book featuring artwork from the game
An exclusive 2GB USB flash drive replica of Jim Raynor's dog tag, which comes preloaded with the original StarCraft and the StarCraft: Brood War expansion set
A behind-the-scenes DVD containing over an hour of developer interviews, cinematics with director's commentary, and more
The official StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty soundtrack CD, containing 14 epic tracks from the game along with exclusive bonus tracks
StarCraft comic book issue #0, a prequel to the comic series
A World of Warcraft mini Thor in-game pet that can be applied to all World of Warcraft characters on a single Battle.net account
Exclusive Battle.net downloadable content, including special portraits for your Battle.net profile, decals to customize your units in-game, and a visually unique version of the terran Thor unit
If you're not one for all the extras, you can pick up the standard edition, which Blizzard has confirmed will retail for $59.99. Still no release date, but Blizzard says we can expect that information "in the coming weeks.""

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Not really a deal per say... But considering blizzard collectors editions have almost ALWAYS sold for over retail after selling out (except WotLK), this might be a good investment. I know I'm getting it purely because I'm a diehard Starcraft fan, but just throwing it out there.

Get it here: http://www.amazon.co...yhuc__sbs_01_01
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#2 MrSneis

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:06 PM

Sold!
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#3 anarch

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:14 PM

In for one- Blizzard CEs are always top-notch. (even though TBC and WOTLK were overproduced)

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:17 PM

how are you in for one , $100 dollars ?? Is this game any good ??

#5 Darknuke

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

I've been in the closed beta since it started and went to previous Blizzcon's just to play it. It's an amazing game. I'm a bit of a fanboy I'll admit, but I do love this game. Best RTS EVER

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#6 xycury

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

I might buy it and ...

A) Resell it higher than $100

B) Part out the "junk" and keep the game, Art, & music.

Friggin WoW junk.

#7 mythus

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:21 PM

how are you in for one , $100 dollars ?? Is this game any good ??


umm its starcraft dude.

#8 Sway42

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:23 PM

you can pick up the standard edition, which Blizzard has confirmed will retail for $59.99

lolactivision

Still no release date, but Blizzard says we can expect that information "in the coming weeks.""

lolblizzard

you know...
back when i was in high school, i LOVED Blizzard and Valve.
Best Dev Team that was around the glorious years of Starcraft, Counter Strike and Warcraft and even beyond those years.

Now, Blizzard is slowly falling down my best dev team..slowly being demoted.

Well, Valve and Gabe Newell, it seems like you are are in my top 1 as of this post. Enjoy being at the bottom blizzard

#9 Ibramgaunt249

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:22 PM

how are you in for one , $100 dollars ?? Is this game any good ??


It's Starcraft...?

Lots of QQ on Kotaku about it coming with a WoW pet, people failing to realize they could easily make the difference between the CE and normal selling it on Ebay a few months after release.

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#10 crzyboy88

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:23 PM

Wait. The standard edition is going to be $60? I blame Activision for its MW2 ugly precedent!
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#11 mrsilkunderwear

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:24 PM

how are you in for one , $100 dollars ?? Is this game any good ??

Someone shoot this man.

#12 KillerRamen

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Anyone know if this will be DRM'd with a limited number of installs? It would kind of suck buying a game only not to be able to put it on all my current and future PCs.
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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

When you pre order the game on Amazon, do they charge you the $100 immediately?

Also, I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Starcraft, but I have a feeling there will be a CE for each installment of the SC2 saga. That sort of hurts the value of this one for me.

#14 Neuropod

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

God, Fuck Activision.

I dunno about this. I have the WC3 CE and it is pretty cool.
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#15 mythus

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

if i preordered this for 49.99 on amazon a while back. i'm sure it will be honored.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:25 PM

Glad to see the $60 PC game becoming standard. I think that will push me to buy more games..

...during Steam sales.

#17 Strell

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:26 PM

Has Blizzard made any comment again re: cutting the single player up into chunks for each race? In other words, are we to expect three CEs for Starcraft 2, or is this the only one, or does this mean the single player is now fully included, etc?


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#18 sherisdoppel

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:27 PM

Now PC games are priced at $60.
I hope that thing does not affect console game prices to $70.
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#19 kurrptsenate

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:28 PM

The only thing that looks good in that CE is the USB w/ preinstalled StarCraft, but that kinda defeats the purpose of a flash drive.

I guess the pet if you play WoW, but I hate that damn game

#20 KillerRamen

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:28 PM

When you pre order the game on Amazon, do they charge you the $100 immediately?

Also, I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE Starcraft, but I have a feeling there will be a CE for each installment of the SC2 saga. That sort of hurts the value of this one for me.


If you're paying with giftcards, then yes. If you have a promo code, then it will be applied when you order. If you're paying with a credit card, then your card will be charged when it ships.
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#21 Neuropod

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

Now PC games are priced at $60.
I hope that thing does not affect console game prices to $70.


http://news.spong.co...rices-Even-More

And that's all I'll say about it. Sooner or later they're going to have to eat the humble pie and realize that when companies act so arrogant there is consumer backlash (see also: the new-and-improved Sony).
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#22 Darknuke

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:31 PM

I can imagine Blizzard will be making CEs of each SC game, but look at WoW... The original WoW CE is worth more than the others. I would assume this would be the same.

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#23 anarch

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:30 PM

Has Blizzard made any comment again re: cutting the single player up into chunks for each race? In other words, are we to expect three CEs for Starcraft 2, or is this the only one, or does this mean the single player is now fully included, etc?

No official word about individual CEs for each part of the SC2 trilogy.

#24 anarch

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

I can imagine Blizzard will be making CEs of each SC game, but look at WoW... The original WoW CE is worth more than the others. I would assume this would be the same.

I could see them making a CE for each SC2, and they'd still sell them.

Side note: The original WOW CE was not mass produced like TBC and WOTLK- in fact, it was under-produced as they did not anticipate the demand.

#25 Sway42

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:33 PM

are we to expect three CEs for Starcraft 2, or is this the only one, or does this mean the single player is now fully included, etc?


i was asking this question to myself as well.

i seriously do not know. perhaps the pc gamers are going to be shoved with three CEs for the three races.

and heavens no!
once you think about that Activision is behind Blizzard, you will never get the three single player in one CE.





#26 Kaltic

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:33 PM

if i preordered this for 49.99 on amazon a while back. i'm sure it will be honored.


Just pre-ordered it at Gamestop (a day or two ago) because it was one of the only sites to have it priced at 49.99. Plus I had a giftcard and they had a 20% deal for any game 49.99 or higher.

Getting Starcraft 2 for $18.50 is just great.

All I can say is thankfully gamestop.com says they do the pre-order price guarantee. Now we will see if they will actually honor it or not.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:42 PM

I find it funny people are bitching about this game being $60. Lets think back to Blizzards last (non MMO) game release, Warcraft 3, it was $55 when it came out, I have been fully expecting SC2 to come out at $60.

It also doesn't mean all PC games are now coming out at $60. First we have MW2 and yes that is a joke of a price, then we have AC2 as well that is $60 it contains both the DLC's the cost $10 each on the console but yes I agree it blows making the standard package for the PC $60. Now we are going to have SC2 at $60, which shouldn't be a surprise to anyone really. So that is 3 games, 2 of which that are out at $60.

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:49 PM

Just pre-ordered it at Gamestop (a day or two ago) because it was one of the only sites to have it priced at 49.99. Plus I had a giftcard and they had a 20% deal for any game 49.99 or higher.

Getting Starcraft 2 for $18.50 is just great.

All I can say is thankfully gamestop.com says they do the pre-order price guarantee. Now we will see if they will actually honor it or not.

Gamestop.com's "Pre-Order Low Price Guarantee" only states "if the price drops before the release date, you will be charged the lower price."

It does not mention what happens if the price increases before the release date, which is your situation. I think we all can guess, though.

#29 leesiulung

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

That's life, publishers will try and raise prices to whatever the market can bear.

Since this is Activision, I fully expect there to be plenty of SC CE's to meet demand!

#30 sherisdoppel

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Posted 08 April 2010 - 04:50 PM

I find it funny when people can only see what they see now.
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