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Diablo 3 Starter Edition no longer requires a disc

Now you can get your hands on the Diablo 3 Starter Edition without borrowing a disc from someone else – we're speaking to the approximately one person who is interested in Diablo 3 and hasn't played it yet. All you have to do is log into your Battle.net account and sign up through "Your Game...

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Diablo 3's Battle.net down again; June 12 targeted for real-money auction house [update]

Update: It appears the issues are coming to an end, at least for the moment. Diablo 3 servers are coming back online and some of auction house features have returned. The real-money auction house is still targeted for a June 12 release, according to an in-game message. Original Story: The toughest...

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Diablo 3 internet hiccups don't penalize players

Some of you may have experienced this first hand, but if you've yet to suddenly go offline while playing Diablo 3, here's what happens. First, your game will lock up for a minute or so, then you'll be sent back to the character selection screen. According to Eurogamer, at this point you'll log back...

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Blizzard brings Balance and Battletags to Battle.net

Blizzard Entertainment has been steadily updating the Battle.net online multiplayer service recently, presumably in anticipation of Diablo 3's release next year. Last week, the company introduced what it's calling the Battle.net Balance, a currency total stored on its servers that players can use...

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BlizzCon 2011 will host two StarCraft 2 global tournaments and more

Blizzard has shared the plan for two big e-sports events at BlizzCon in Anaheim, CA, and it looks like there's going to be a full plate of noobs, ownage and ggs yet again this year. Not only will the Global Battle.net Invitational showcase some of the best StarCraft 2 players from Blizzard's...

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WoW: Cataclysm pre-orders now available through Battle.net

If you're eager to hasten the world's demise -- and you've seen the internet, so why wouldn't you be? -- you can now log in to your Battle.net account and pre-order World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The expansion, which promises to wreck and rearrange the realm of Azeroth, will become available for...

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Blizzard's Battle.net director on Real ID, cross-game integration and BlizzCon

During GDC Online, Blizzard's Battle.net project director Greg Canessa presented a "postmortem" for the latest version of the service, which enables online play and discussion for Blizzard's titles, most recently StarCraft 2. Speaking to Joystiq before the talk, Canessa was happy to discuss the...

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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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StarCraft 2's designer stands by tradition, promises updates 'soon'

To hear Starcraft 2 designer Dustin Browder tell it, creating games at Blizzard takes years of fighting and yelling rather than coding or creating art -- every little decision is a "a three-week or longer holy war." Browder says that the controversial decision to release the RTS as three titles was...

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Your real name to appear on Blizzard's official forums

Long a source of rampant trolling and epic flamewars, Blizzard's official World of Warcraft forums will soon be a lot less anonymous. The company announced today that it will be using the Real ID system, which was recently implemented into Battle.net, on its forums. Once Real ID is in place, each...

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