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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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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.

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

- Evil Bones see all 85 comments

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....

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"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...

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"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...

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"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...

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"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....

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

- Wisp! see all 31 comments

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...

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

- glio1337 see all 74 comments

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...

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"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...

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"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...

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""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....

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

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