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AIAS Hall of Famers delivering 2011 D.I.C.E. Summit keynote

So, you've only got a few hours set aside this year with which to absorb illumination from some of the gaming industry's smartest folks? You won't find a more efficient way to satisfy your needs than the 2011 D.I.C.E. Summit keynote panel, which will feature the shared wisdom of a number of Academy...

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm available for download at midnight, Dec. 7

When the world is being torn asunder, isn't it best to remain inside? During a presentation at the ongoing BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime confirmed that the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, would be offered in downloadable format right on time...

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Blizzard: StarCraft 2 sold over 3 million in first month

Blizzard Entertainment issued a press release this morning to report that over 3 million copies of StarCraft 2 have been sold worldwide in the game's first month of release. While it's always wise to approach publisher estimates with a measure of skepticism, we must admit that this milestone seems...

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Real ID nixed from Blizzard forums, Morhaime explains

Well, that was quick! Just as soon as Blizzard announced sweeping changes to its forum policy, company head Mike Morhaime took to those very forums to say, "real names will not be required for posting on official Blizzard forums." In a letter addressed to the Blizzard community, Morhaime says the...

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'Epic' StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty Collector's Edition announced

Click to enlarge e-pic Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime calls it an "epic" Collector's Edition, fit for celebrating the long-awaited return of real-time strategy behemoth, StarCraft. The special StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty set includes: a 2GB USB thumb drive which mimics protagonist Jim Raynor's...

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April Fools: BlizzCon already sold out ... before tickets go on sale

In a surprise announcement this morning via IncGamers, Blizzard has revealed that tickets to the just-announced BlizzCon 2010 sold out earlier than ever before -- before the tickets even went on sale, in fact. Apparently, due to a high rate of calls on Blizzard's tech support line suffering from "3...

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Report: Activision reshuffles execs in US, UK; layoffs result

According to "internal memos" acquired by the LA Times, Activision has switched up more of its executive positions, in addition to the change in position for Thomas Tippl, who is currently co-serving CFO/CCO/COO (enough acronyms?). A representative for the company told the LA Times, "We realigned...

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Activision report lists World of Warcraft as a 'risk factor'

If there's anything that all the chaos between Activision and Infinity Ward in the past 24 hours has taught us, it's that no one is safe and dry under Bobby Kotick's umbrella. And while Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was one of Activision's biggest earners, that hasn't stopped the company from...

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm targeted for 2010 release

We know, we know -- 2010 is an entire year, and doesn't provide much information as to when we'll be perusing the ruined landscape of Azeroth when World of Warcraft's next expansion, Cataclysm, is released. Still, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the only piece of information yet to surface...

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Blizzard 'reevaluates' BlizzCon space, announces ticket lottery

Blizzard president Mike Morhaime has issued a public apology on behalf of the company for the recent BlizzCon fiasco -- the "Wrath of the Ticke-Ting" -- which left thousands of F5ers empty-handed after two days of strenuous clicking. "As a result of this week's events, the excitement that many of...

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