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Blizzard.net engineer heads to Stardock for 'Project Tachyon'

Stardock, a developer/publisher studio you may not know - but should! - has hired Blizzard veteran engineer Adrian Luff to be its new director of platform architecture. Luff, who helped oversee the development of Battle.net, will be responsible for managing something Stardock is calling "Project...

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Blizzard releases The Lost Vikings, Rock 'n Roll Racing, Blackthorne for free

While Blizzard today is best known for its crafts - Warcraft, StarCraft, DemonKillerCraft Diablo - once upon a time it also was a studio represented by three vikings who explored a colorful, albeit dangerous, world. Now, those vikings have come home. The Lost Vikings, Rock 'n Roll Racing and...

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Diablo 3 offers 50% bonus XP until March 24

To prepare humanity for the March 25 arrival of the Reaper of Souls expansion, Blizzard has decreed that anyone playing Diablo 3 before March 24 will receive an additional 50 percent experience for each demon slain. Along with readying players for the expansion, this promotion highlights the...

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Blizzard revives Blackthorne, offers it free on Battle.net

Those itching to relive the mid-90s will be happy to hear that Blizzard has re-released its cult classic action-platformer Blackthorne. Even better? It's absolutely free. Having been developed before Blizzard decided to focus exclusively on the Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo franchises,...

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Blizzard details Myriam's Artisan abilities in Reaper of Souls

Blizzard has detailed Myriam Jahzia, a new Artisan that will help demon slayers rough up their prey in the upcoming Diablo 3 expansion, Reaper of Souls. Myriam is a Mystic, and shortly after players save her in Westmarch, she'll offer two services - the property-altering Enchanting and the...

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PSA: Battle.net authenticator may not be friendly with iOS 7 update

Battle.net members with a mobile authenticator on an iPhone, iPad or iPod, listen up: Today's iOS 7 update may reset your authentication info. Blizzard has a few suggestions to make sure you're still protected after the update hits: Write down your authenticator's serial number and restore code,...

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StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm set for March 12, says Battle.net [update: confirmed]

StarCraft 2 expansion Heart of the Swarm deploys on March 12, 2013, according to a listing on Battle.net. There isn't an official announcement yet, but the digital purchase page for StarCraft 2 indicates Heart of the Swarm will be "available for play" on said date. The second expansion, combined...

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Blizzard faces class action suit over account authenticators

Blizzard Entertainment is facing a class action lawsuit over the sale of its Battle.net authenticators, which are used to provide security for player account information for games such as World of Warcraft and Diablo 3. The suit, filed by the law firm Carney Williams Bates Pulliam & Bowman,...

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Blizzard: Diablo 3 account compromises historically in line with WoW expansions

The Blizzard forums are bursting with stories of Diablo 3 players' gold and items magically disappearing from their accounts, and while we bemoan the losses they're not entirely surprising. "Historically, the release of a new game -- such as a World of Warcraft expansion -- will result in an...

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Blizzard: Use StarCraft 2 trainers 'at your own risk'

Big Blizzard is always watching! Earlier this week, Cheat Happens reported one of its users was banned in StarCraft 2 after utilizing trainers in single player. Blizzard apparently had suspended his account for 14 days over "exploitative activity." The idea is that even though these trainers are...

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