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Blizzard releases original Starcraft expansion for free

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Blizzard releases original Starcraft expansion for free

/ 03:33 PM April 19, 2017
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As the release date of the remastered version of StarCraft looms, Blizzard Entertainment is finally giving everyone a chance to play the iconic franchise—completely free of charge.

Nearly 20 years after its initial release in 1998, the famed game developer has made the original Starcraft, along with its expansion, free for Mac and PC users.

Previously, gamers had to shell out around $10 to $15 (P497 to P746) to legally obtain both games, while others resorted to download it illegally.

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Aside from exposing the franchise to even more users, Blizzard’s generous offer is also a way to boost the game’s anti-cheat system and improve its compatibility with Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, TechCrunch reported.

Furthermore, new users would also be able to compare the drastic improvements of the previous titles to the upcoming remastered version, which is set to come out later this year.

“Starcraft: Brood War” and its remastered version is available for download here. Khristian Ibarrola/JB

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