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Kid's stuff or deep gameplay? OpenForum evaluates Mists of Pandaria

Seattle game firm says rival stole its monsters, and more

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A character from Torchlight II, left, and one from Armed Heros Online, right. One of many examples cited by Runic Games, in addition to sound effects and other assets. (Via TouchArcade) Runic Games, an independent Seattle game studio that makes the Torchlight action role-playing games, says a company in China...
Seattle game firm says rival stole its monsters, and more

One in four Black Ops II players plan to call in sick on Tuesday

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches at midnight tonight, and lots of fans are planning on skipping work or school to play it. In a survey of 10,000 IGN fans, about one in four respondents said they plan to skip work or school to play Black Ops II...
One in four Black Ops II players plan to call in sick on Tuesday

Blizzard to take up to 15 percent of Diablo III real-money auction house sales

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Since its initial announcement last summer, Blizzard's decision to let Diablo III players buy and sell in-game items for real money through a centrally controlled, in-game auction house has drawn controversy. Today's announcement of the specific fees and conditions for those auctions seems unlikely to calm those angry that...
Blizzard to take up to 15 percent of Diablo III real-money auction house sales
StudyBlue raises $9M to equip students with digital backpacks

Why Diablo 3′s always-online DRM is a good thing

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Diablo 3 has now been available worldwide for a week. In true, zealous, Blizzard-super-fan style, the end boss on the hardest difficulty setting has already been defeated. We don’t know the exact number of Diablo 3 sales, but with some 2 million pre-orders, we’re talking about one of the fastest-selling...
Why Diablo 3′s always-online DRM is a good thing

RT @edgeonline: Blizzard May License Battle.Net To Third Parties: http://tinyurl.com/yh86pm4

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RT @edgeonline: Blizzard May License Battle.Net To Third Parties: http://tinyurl.com/yh86pm4

The teacher who beat a student in a rap battle

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30-year-old supply teacher and poet Mark Grist triumphed over 17-year-old MC Blizzard – without using any racist, sexist or homophobic languageThere's a good chance that in the past couple of weeks you'll have received a chortling circular email entitled something like: "CHECK THIS OUT! TEACHER BEATS PUPIL IN A RAP...
The teacher who beat a student in a rap battle
Analyst suggests The Old Republic is already losing subscribers

Vindicia partners with Boku to let consumers pay for online goods with their mobile

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On-demand billing platform Vindicia has announced a partnership with mobile platform Boku, which will allow its gaming clients such as Moshi Monsters, Poptropica, Binweevils, Trion, Cryptic and Activision Blizzard, to bill via mobile phone operators. Vindicia provides marketing and selling automation to digital companies, and with the addition of mobile...
Vindicia partners with Boku to let consumers pay for online goods with their mobile
Contrary to popular belief, Call of Duty multiplayer engagement is still healthy (exclusive)

Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

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If you’re a PC gamer and play World of Warcraft, Diablo or Starcraft, you might want to log into Battle.net and change your password immediately. The company behind it, Blizzard, has confirmed that the site has been hacked. Here’s what Blizzard’s co-founder and President Michael Morhaime had to say about...
Not a game: Blizzard's Battle.net was hacked and they want you to change your password

Blizzard getting ready to ban Diablo III cheaters

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That sound you hear is Blizzard hoisting its mighty Diablo III banhammer and getting ready to bring it down in a mighty swing. Out of the blue yesterday, the publisher posted a stern warning that it will start suspending and banning Diablo III players "found to be cheating or using...
Blizzard getting ready to ban Diablo III cheaters

RT @sayvings Record your Dairy Queen Happy Birthday Blizzard® Video and win a $25.00 gift card! http://bit.ly/cL8VLf

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RT @sayvings Record your Dairy Queen Happy Birthday Blizzard® Video and win a $25.00 gift card! http://bit.ly/cL8VLf

Blizzard reveals HearthStone strategy card game

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World of Warcraft's maker officially announces a free-to-play collectible card game for PC, Mac, and iPad. The beta starts this summer, with a full product out by the end of the year. [Read more]...
Blizzard reveals HearthStone strategy card game

World of Warcraft cut off in Iran

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US trade regulations have forced Blizzard to stop people in Iran playing its popular World of Warcraft video game....
World of Warcraft cut off in Iran

Leaked Photos of the 'iPhone 5' Logic Board

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French site Nowhereelse.fr points to two new photos originally posted to Chinese forum Weiphone. The photos appear to be the front and back of the next generation iPhone logic board which houses the processor and other support chips for the device. The board is distinct from both the Apple's iPhone...
Leaked Photos of the 'iPhone 5' Logic Board
'StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm' opening evokes Blizzard's classic cinematic thrills

Activision Warns on 'Warcraft'

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Activision Blizzard said its cash cow "World of Warcraft" fantasy game is losing subscribers, and new videogame consoles may not lead to the sales growth investors expect....
Activision Warns on 'Warcraft'

New York Times and Wall Street Journal drop paywalls as Winter Storm Nemo hits New York

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In what’s become a new type of public service ritual, New York’s newspapers are offering free access to all of their websites as the snow storm called Nemo starts to smack the city. Late on Friday afternoon, a spokesperson for the Wall Street Journal  announced on Twitter that free access...
New York Times and Wall Street Journal drop paywalls as Winter Storm Nemo hits New York

Activision Reaches Back to Rev Up

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Games maker Activision Blizzard is banking its future on releasing new versions of games that go back more than a decade....
Activision Reaches Back to Rev Up

Blizzard 'looking into' World of Warcraft on iPhone

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Good news for those who get separation anxiety every time you have to leave your game of World of Warcraft: there may be a mobile version in the future. [Read more]...
Blizzard 'looking into' World of Warcraft on iPhone

Diablo 3: Give a knight a shield, and he kicks you from the game

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Diablo 3 fans flooded onto the servers as Monday turned into Tuesday, but some found themselves booted from the game thanks to a Templar follower. Interacting with the character causes the game to throw up an error, locking some players out of their Battle.net accounts completely, Eurogamer reports. Players on...
Diablo 3: Give a knight a shield, and he kicks you from the game
Sony closes PS4 event with a trailer for Bungie's Destiny

Mark Grist: champ of the rap battle

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Mark Grist wanted to be a teacher or a rock star. Now, after beating a student in a rap contest that went viral, he's both. But, finds Peter Cashmore, he's troubled by some of the praiseKeir Hardie Hall Working Men's Club in Norwich looks like … well, a working men's...
Mark Grist: champ of the rap battle
Blizzard ‘looking into’ bringing World of Warcraft to iOS

World of Warcraft Director Tom Chilton Details Mists of Pandaria

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Tom Chilton, lead game designer of Blizzard's World of Warcraft, gives us a look at what's in store in the MMO's latest expansion....
World of Warcraft Director Tom Chilton Details Mists of Pandaria

OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

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Just a year after selling his mobile-social gaming network OpenFeint to GREE for $104 million, Jason Citron is at it again. He’s starting a new company called Phoenix Guild and has pocketed $1.1 million from YouWeb, Accel Partners, and General Catalyst Partners. The goal is to be a the “Blizzard...
OpenFeint's Jason Citron Raises $1.1M To Go After Core Gamers With New Startup Phoenix Guild

Blizzard sued over security aid

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Game giant Blizzard is being sued over the devices it sells that help people protect their accounts from hack attacks....
Blizzard sued over security aid

DailyDirt: Computers To Talk For Us

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Computers help people communicate all the time, but they can be really helpful for people who have no voice at all (eg. Stephen Hawking). Synthetic speech technologies are getting better -- with better algorithms to generate more human-like speech and cloud-based systems that allow processor-intensive software to run on handheld...
DailyDirt: Computers To Talk For Us
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