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Saturday, 09 February 2013 08:11

Heart of Swarm for noobs and pros


Kevin Johnson from Blizzard has recently released footage in which he explains how the Heart of the Swarm has been adjusted to fit the most absolute beginners and the most experienced strategists. Those who first encounter with the world of Starcraft 2 will surely first select Training Mode, where they will learn all the basics.

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Friday, 25 January 2013 20:39

Newb friendly Heart of the Swarm


Blizzard's first expansion for Starcraft 2, Heart of the Swarm is at the front door and we believe that is already very known thing. This is why Blizzard’s Dustin Browder decided to look back at the news that the expansion will bring to the fans of this game.

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Blizzard has found themselves the target of some of their users who decided to press charges as a group against the company. The players accuse the company that it did not properly secure personal information and is now forcing them to buy Battle.net authenticators to have at least some minimal protection. Such physical authenticators costs $6.50 and with the money users spent to purchase the game, it should be free of charge if you ask me (and probably everyone else).

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Saturday, 06 October 2012 16:35

Mists of Pandaria limping behind Catacylsm


Looks like WoW players prefer Dragons over Pandas since their latest expansion didn’t achieve as much success as the one before. “Mists of Pandaria” has been out for over a week now and during the first week of sales they sold 2.7 million copies. This is quite an impressive number, but still lower than Cataclysm sales as they sold 3.3 million in first week. Maybe the developers didn’t do as good on this one since the main highlight is discovering the new race of panda bears. In the Cataclysm dragon Deathwing destroyed Azeroth and it's quite obvious that world destruction by a giant dragon is more interesting than running around as a panda.

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Monday, 13 August 2012 21:47

Digital video game sales on the rise

Digital video game sales on the rise

Within the last few years more and more developers have been turning to digital sales as a means to sell their games. In fact, many companies can base nearly their entire success on digital sales. Companies such as Steam and Origin are some of the first that come to mind when consumers think of buying games online. Major companies such as EA and Activision Blizzard are expecting digital sales to exceed physical media sales within the next few years.

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Yesterday (Thursday August 9, 2012) Blizzard announced that someone had breached their network and accessed account information illegally. The news comes after months of blaming users for compromised accounts, hacks, stolen items and more. As of right now Blizzard is stating that no credit card information or real names were accessed, the attackers did get enough to get into people’s accounts with a little work which raises some questions about their original security and what they can realistically do to secure their network.

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Wednesday, 08 August 2012 16:59

Making IRL money in Diablo III

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Have you ever seen the gold farmers in MMORPG’s that stand around in crowded areas advertising for gold/item buying websites? In most cases, this activity is enough of a reason to ban a player from said MMO. However, in Blizzard’s record breaking game Diablo III it’s quite the opposite. In fact, the company actually allows item trading for real life money in the games auction house, taking 15 percent for itself of course.

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Blizzard is in the news, again, and for some of the same reasons that they have been in the news since the launch of the third installment in the Diablo franchise. When it was launched Blizzard made the decision to require a constant internet connection to play the game. This includes the single player game and is a decision that is not coming back to haunt the company. In South Korea Blizzard has been fined (a paltry $7,000) for failing to refund customers over the infamous Error 37. This error popped up when Blizzard’s servers were overloaded. Unfortunately, because of the requirement for a connection to play the single player game people were unable to play the game at all.

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deleted_topicBlizzard is facing new criticism over Diablo III (yes again). It seems that they payment verification methods (when you buy a digital copy of the game) are taking as long as 72 hours. During this time a prospective player is locked down to a “starter edition” of the game which only gives them access to Act I and really cannot do much more. Although Blizzard says this is a glitch they are still standing by the statement that it is meant to protect against fraud.

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diablo_3dhackIt looks like the gang behind Diablo III still feel their severs are secure enough to go ahead with their Real Money Auction House. This is where you can spend real money for virtual items that are collected in the game world. Blizzard gets a cut of the money that changes hands so we understand why they are pushing ahead, but what we do not get is how they can continue to move forward on this when they have had so many unanswered security questions.

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