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How Much Does StarCraft Cost?

 
 average costMedium: $10  
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StarCraft[1] is a real-time strategy game for PCs and Macs that has had a longtime following. Developed by Blizzard Entertainment[2] , StarCraft was released in the U.S. and Canada in 1998 for PCs and 1999 for Macs. The game can also be played online with multiple players through Battle.net. The game features three main species that you can control as they battle each other out for domination.

Typical costs:

  • $10 new from Amazon[3] .
  • Blizzard also offers free online multiplayer gaming on Battle.net[4] . This optional feature lets you play against other StarCraft players in an online setting (each player needs to have the StarCraft game installed on their computer).
Related articles: World of Warcraft, Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings Online

What should be included:
  • Game installation discs (Windows/Mac compatible), game manual.
  • Operating System requirements: Windows 95/98/NT 4.0; Mac PowerMac or compatible and OS 7.6 or higher.
Additional costs:
  • Strategy guides such as the "StarCraft: Prima's Official Strategy Guide" by Prima can assist you with game playing and strategies. The guide can be purchased at booksellers such as Amazon[5] .
  • An expansion pack for the game was released in 1998: "StarCraft Expansion Set: Brood War" for $10. The expansion pack introduces new campaigns and updated features.
Discounts:
  • StarCraft can be purchased in a package called "StarCraft Battle Chest", which contains the game, the Brood War expansion pack, and two strategy guides for around $20 from Amazon[6] or J&R Music and Computer World[7] .
Shopping for starcraft:
  • Try the game before buying. Download a free fully-playable demo of StarCraft at Blizzard.com[8] .
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External Resources:
  1.  us.blizzard.com/store/?rhtml=y
  2.  us.blizzard.com/en-us/
  3.  www.amazon.com/Blizzard-Entertainment-Best-Seller-Series/dp/B00009ECD7/ref=pd_bbs_...
  4.  us.battle.net/en/
  5.  www.amazon.com/StarCraft-Primas-Official-Strategy-Guide/dp/0761504966/ref=sr_1_6/1...
  6.  www.amazon.com/Vivendi-Universal-4297-StarCraft-Battle/dp/B00001IVRD/ref=pd_bbs_sr...
  7.  www.jr.com/category/games/pc-and-macintosh/software/strategy/
  8.  us.blizzard.com/en-us//StarCraft/scdemo.shtml
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