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Blizzard shows off new

StarCraft II beta imminent?

Blizzard's previewed its brand spanking new gaming service on its official StarCraft II site.

The new promises to be "fully integrated, user-friendly, and fast," according to Blizzard's big PR men.

The preview's naturally increased speculation that the long-planned Starcraft II multiplayer beta isn't far off - and that speculation's probably on the money.

"With the release of StarCraft II, will evolve into an even more powerful and advanced online game service that will power all Blizzard Entertainment titles moving forward," Blizzard says.

The beta - which was originally intended for last year - ended up being delayed alongside the main game.

Watch the preview video yourself over on the StarCraft II website.