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No StarCraft 2 Beta This Year

By Chris Faylor, Oct 23, 2008 9:14am PDT

With BlizzCon 2008 attendees clasping their StarCraft 2 beta access codes, developer Blizzard has revealed that the beta for the anticipated sci-fi...


"It looks like they never play dark siege before, anybody here might have been able to come up ..."

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Blizzard's New MMO Will Be 'Different'

By Chris Faylor, Oct 16, 2008 12:08pm PDT

World of Warcraft developer Blizzard is mostly keeping its mouth shut about its "next-gen MMO," but that hasn't stopped CEO Mike Morhaime from...


"There has been alot of how Free-to-play, micro payments and casual playing is the way forward in ..."

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Blizzard: Over Half of Ex-World of Warcraft Players Returning from Warhammer Online

By Chris Faylor, Oct 16, 2008 8:32am PDT

Over half of the World of Warcraft players that left the popular PC MMO for Mythic's recently launched Warhammer Online have since returned to...


"I was going to say this exact thing. I didn't experience any kind of diffculty with WAR... ..."

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Diablo 3 Coming After StarCraft II, Blizzard Talks DRM and Steam

By Blake Ellison, Oct 15, 2008 12:20pm PDT

Diablo III "will definitely be out after StarCraft II," said Blizzard design VP Rob Pardo. Pardo, in an extensive interview with Wired, also...


"Is it me, or is this article's source really old? the wired article is dated October 15, 2008 "

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Diablo 3: What We Know So Far, Post-BlizzCon Edition

By Nick Breckon, Oct 13, 2008 2:50pm PDT

As expected, we learned a lot of new things about Diablo III at BlizzCon. And as many of these bite-sized details got swept away in all the excitement, I figured it was time to update our massive Diablo III guide.


"How about I correct yours for you? The only Diablo style I've seen this game follow so far is ..."

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World of Warcraft Gets 'Paid Character Customization'

By Blake Ellison, Oct 13, 2008 9:43am PDT

World of Warcraft (PC) will eventually go the way of microtransactions to further monetize Blizzard's 10-million-player-plus subscription MMO....


"this is wow were talking about? last time i bothered with that looney tune fetish game people ..."

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Blizzard's New MMO Could Hit Consoles

By Chris Faylor, Oct 13, 2008 9:38am PDT

It looks like Diablo 3 isn't the only potential console game that acclaimed World of Warcraft creator and PC developer Blizzard is considering for...


"To be one of the greatest development studios in my book, you have to do something else as take ..."

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StarCraft 2 Trilogy Releases May Be Years Apart

By Chris Faylor, Oct 13, 2008 7:52am PDT

With the single-player portions of StarCraft 2 now split into three distinct games, Blizzard lead producer Chris Sigaty and VP Rob Pardo have...


"Nothing will ever live up to the original SC. How can you improve on something that's already ..."

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BlizzCon World of Warcraft Q&A: Swimming Mounts, Deathwing, and Panda Fiction

By Nick Breckon, Oct 11, 2008 1:52pm PDT

A panel of World of Warcraft developers took questions today during Blizzard's BlizCon convention, revealing a few upcoming details on the wildly...


"That's quite interesting. Seeing a species coming close to extinction and it might NOT be our ..."

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Explosive New StarCraft 2 Screenshots

By Nick Breckon, Oct 11, 2008 12:58pm PDT

Along with the news that StarCraft II will now be a trilogy of games, Blizzard also released new screenshots of the current build of the game....


"Really? That's why Starcraft is so popular as a spectator sport in Korea, visibility of units. "

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Video: The BlizzCon Costume Contest

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 8:40pm PDT

Jay Mohr is still on stage making people dance here at BlizzCon. Normally I'd be there capturing every nerdy moment of it, but I ditched the elves...


"If you think people dressing up in costumes is idiotic, then you must think going to Blizzcon is ..."

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BlizzCon Day One Wrap-up

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 8:33pm PDT

Stuck in a day-long WoW raid on the first day of BlizzCon? We've got you covered. There was a huge volume of news and media released today out...


"The wizard's bubble remembers me some talents from starcraft2 for slowing missile attacks :)"

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Blizzard on Battle.net Subscription, Diablo 3 Modding

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 5:58pm PDT

Diablo III director Jay Wilson said today that the company does not have a great desire to charge a subscription fee for the upcoming revision of...


"I agree its no different than a Resturaunt asking 30 bucks for a steak you can get at the ..."

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StarCraft 2 Now A Trilogy, Three Campaigns to Be Split Into Separate Games

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 3:40pm PDT

Blizzard today announced that StarCraft II will be released as a trilogy of separate games, each concentrating on one of the universe's three...


""As a result, the games will now feature more in-game cinematics and story content. " Whoa! ..."

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New StarCraft 2 Single-player Details: Kerrigan Returns

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 3:36pm PDT

Blizzard designers revealed new details of StarCraft II's single-player campaign during a panel at the company's BlizzCon convention today....


"Kerrigan is back. But that sucks about Raynor. The original actor even wanted to do the job ..."

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