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Author: Blizzard toyed with 'always online' idea for Warcraft 3

By John Keefer, Oct 01, 2012 9:00am PDT

It's Monday, and that means more stories from David Craddock's upcoming book, Stay Awhile and Listen, a behind the scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment. Today's revelations deal with the creation of the Blizzard cinematics group and the autonomy that group enjoys from the r...


"How many e-platforms are there? Kindle, iTunes, and what else? Does nook have it's own platform?"

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Author details Diablo ideas that never made it into the games

By John Keefer, Sep 24, 2012 10:00am PDT

Three episodes of the Stay Awhile and Listen stories from author David Craddock are in the books, and today's new installment, we find out about several ideas for Diablo and Diablo II that never made it into the games.


"this is totes awesome david. i am looking forward to your ibooks preorder."

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Author: Warcraft 3 almost had six playable races

By John Keefer, Sep 17, 2012 9:00am PDT

In our last two chats with David Craddock about his upcoming Blizzard book Stay Awhile and Listen, the author has given us stories about Diablo 2 hardcore mode and details on Blizzard North's early desire to create a sports division. Today, we get a bit more meat on the Warc...


"Nope not revealed. But that's cus they didn't know what it'd be themselves."

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Author: Blizzard North almost had a sports division

By John Keefer, Sep 10, 2012 8:15am PDT

In last week's chat with author David Craddock about his upcoming book, Stay Awhile and Listen, about the behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment, we learned that hardcore mode almost made it into the original Dianlo. This week, we turn back the clock a bit further ...


"Do you have any TV-related experience? If so you may be able to fix all your problems!"

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Morning Caffeinated! -- Diablo stories, Black Mesa, and so long Paragon

By John Keefer, Sep 04, 2012 5:30am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 4, 2012. Topics include: We get behind-the-scenes stories on Blizzard and its games; Black Mesa: Source finally has a release date; and NCSoft pulls the plug...


"Black Mesa on the 14th and Torchlight 2 not too far behind it? Its gonna be a sweet month."

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Author: Diablo 2 Hardcore mode almost made it into first game

By John Keefer, Sep 03, 2012 10:30am PDT

Author David Craddock has been working on a book about Blizzard Entertainment since mid-2008. Entitled Stay Awhile and Listen, the unauthorized book talks to nearly 80 former employees, including those who used to work at Blizzard, Condor (later Blizzard North), and Silicon ...


""Few people know that the concept for Diablo was not formulated by Blizzard, but by Condor ..."

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