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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Starcraft 2 Demo Now Available

Starcraft II Demo Released by Blizzard

In an effort to increase sales of Starcraft 2, Activision Blizzard has released a free demo of Starcraft 2.

Starcraft 2 Demo - Trying to Get More Starcraft 2 players

Starcraft 2 demo edition
- Features full access to the first 3 missions of the single-player campaign.
- Unlimited access to skirmish mode as Terran versus an A.I. opponent

You don’t need a account or Internet connection to play once you’ve downloaded the Starcraft 2 demo.

Starcraft 2 Demo Edition FAQ
Do I need a account to play the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty demo?

You do not need a account or active Internet connection to play the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty demo. However, if you wish to upgrade to the full version later, you will need a account and an active Internet connection.

Can I get a taste of the single-player campaign in the Starcraft 2 demo?

The campaign lets you try out the first 3 missions from the epic single-player campaign of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. You'll help Jim Raynor and his group of freedom fighters escape from Mar Sara and take the first steps on a quest that will change the fate of the galaxy. The full version of the game includes the rest of the campaign and offers more cinematics, the ability to customize your army with exciting tech upgrades and research, and much more. Please note that any campaign progress you make in the demo version of the game will not be carried over to the full version.

Does the Starcraft 2 demo include a multiplayer mode?

Sorry. The Starcraft 2 demo does not feature multiplayer gameplay, but you are able to play skirmish matches against computer-controlled opponents. You have to spend money for the full version of the game to access the entire multiplayer experience, including matchmaking, leagues and ladders. There is no LAN mode for Starcraft 2.

Which races are available in skirmish mode?

Skirmish mode offers you a chance to play as or fight against the terrans only. You will need to purchase the full version of the game to play as or fight against the protoss or zerg.

How many maps are available in skirmish mode?

The skirmish mode in the demo includes a limited set of maps for players to try. The full game includes dozens of multiplayer maps.

How long am I able to play the demo?

You can keep playing the demo for as long as you like. There is no time limit, and the demo does not expire.

You can DOWNLOAD and PLAY the FREE STARCRAFT 2 DEMO by going to:

If you enjoy the demo, you can:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Starcraft 2 Sale

Get Starcraft 2 at a Cheaper Price

You can purchase StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty directly from Blizzard and save 10 USD from the standard price. This Starcraft 2 sale is only available in the United States and Canada.

This is a good opportunity to buy Starcraft 2 for 50 US Dollars this Christmas.

To purchase directly from Blizzard (49.99 USD):

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Starcraft 2 Prepaid Card Problems

Starcraft 2 Time Cards in SEA Server Problems

Blizzard Entertainment is currently experimenting with the Prepaid Card Model in SEA.
Launched in late November 2010, Asians can play Starcraft 2 by buying Time Cards.
Prices and Denominations Courtesy of Neutral Creeps: Starcraft 2 Cards

A few days after the STARCRAFT 2 FREE PLAY Weekend, BattleNet 2.0 SEA has encountered problems with the Time Card System.

Starcraft 2 having problems in Asia

The card system has broken down and a lot of Starcraft 2 players cannot use the Prepaid cards.
According to Testingrani (Starcraft 2 player), Starcraft 2 accounts trying to reload game time remain FROZEN.

Frozen Starcraft 2 Accounts:
Account Name: SCII-1
Account Status: Frozen
Product Level: Wings of Liberty
Region: Southeast Asia & ANZ (SEA)
Authentication Key Problems:
The authentication key you entered cannot be claimed. Please check the key and try again. Alternatively, you can enter this key for a different region by changing the leading part of the URL (ex. “”) in your web browser, or for a different account.
Starcraft 2 Game Time page:
Redemption Error
The key you entered is not redeemed on this page.
Starcraft 2 Cards Affected: (All) - 3 days, 7 days and 30 days.

Complaints from SEA players:

Chingchong (Starcraft 2 player):
Does this have anything to do with the patching ?
Quite annoying since i have now purchased 2 game cards to make this work. AND I STILL CANT PLAY.
DeicideGreed (Starcraft 2 player):
I have tried applying 3 different cards now with different denominations. NOT WORKING FOR ALL ON SEA. TRIPLECHECKED all the codes and its still not working.
Read the rest of the complaints regarding Starcraft 2 Cards on this thread:
Reply to the thread if you cannot reload your Starcraft 2 accounts.

Blizzard Support at IAHGames E-mail Reply:
Please ensure that you have key in the new and correct game card cd key and not the serial number on the game card on your Account Management .

If you are still encountering the same problem, please send us the following information to us so that we can assist you further:
1) A picture of the game card cd key.
2) Print screen of the error message.
3) Your email which you have encountered with the said error message.

IAHGames Support For Starcraft II:

Update: Apparently, this is a widespread problem and could possibly be a system-wide problem with either the game card distribution or Bnet 2.0 itself.

Update # 2: This problem has been resolved.