Posts Tagged ‘Blizzard’

T’was Just a Matter of Time

So, pretty much exactly one year ago  I promised you the Blizzard Instant Messenger. Now, finally, Blizzard has come around to stealing my idea (and without even employing or paying me for it! Scandalous!) Sure, so far it is only for the iPhone and coming soon on Android, but I don’t see why they should […]

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Players to Blizzard: Keep Fucking That Chicken

I don’t think there’s ever been more whining about World of Warcraft in the blogosphere than in the last couple of months. The decline of WoW has been stated as fact and its demise predicted. Well, it seems Blizzard is still doing something right – they just announced a new peak in subscriber numbers at […]

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I Actually Like RealID

Various other bloggers have voiced their disapproval for Blizzard’s new “RealID” system. What it does is to allow players to add friends to their buddy list using those players’ email addresses instead of their in-game handle. If you accept such a friend request, the other player will not only be able to see your real […]

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How Far Does Intellectual Property Go?

I don’t know about you, but copyright law is really starting to make me sick. I completely agree with the notion that an individual’s or even a company’s creations must be protected from blatant copying or we will end up seeing the iPed everywhere. But at what point does reasonable protection of intellectual property stop […]

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No Starcraft for a Month?

Apparently the Starcraft II beta will take an extended break for „several weeks“ before becoming available again shortly before the game launches. Aside from the fact that that will make many players (including me) unhappy, I have to wonder why Blizzard would do this. Sure, they might have gotten all the feedback they want for […]

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Introducing BIM: The Blizzard Instant Messenger

I spent some time over the weekend waiting for various people to play Starcraft II with. In some cases they were already online in the game but busy, in others I had to wait for them to come online. In two cases I even had conversations with them that just had quite long pauses between […]

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Bans, Beauties, and… Beasts?

As you have probably guessed from the stupid title, it’s time for another mixed bag post, where I post multiple unrelated bits and pieces that I want to get off my chest. Today I’ll talk about members of a top World of Warcraft guild getting suspended for alleged cheating, famous actors in video games, and an open […]

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Not Your Granddad’s Open Beta

Back in Autumn I preordered Aion to get access to its beta, now I did the same for Star Trek Online. This model of handing out beta access seems to get more and more prominent, and judging from the amount of people in the STO beta it’s working quite well – at least when your […]

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So long, Ghostcrawler, and thanks for all the fish.

We are gathered here today to bid farewell to our beloved Ghostcrawler, who will always be remembered for bringing customer interaction at Blizzard to a new level. Yesterday, at 8:51 pacific daylight time he passed away into the land of the silent. Alright, obviously Ghostcrawler didn’t die or I wouldn’t make such a cheesy opening. […]

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