Original StarCraft is now FREE!

StarCraft: Remastered upgrades the essential sci-fi strategy experience from beginning to end. Welcome back to the original game and its award-winning expansion, StarCraft: Brood War.

What’s been remastered? Units, buildings, and environments, improved game audio, and broadened supported resolutions. Illustrated interludes bring the struggles and victories of heroes like Artanis, Fenix, Tassadar, Raynor and Kerrigan to life like never before. Most importantly, the strategy gameplay that StarCraft perfected years ago remains unchanged.

Get ready for Remastered. The original StarCraft is free to download right now!

Warcraft 3 remake coming next? What do you guys think? :D

New sales on G2A featuring Cities Skylines, Wolfenstein The Old Blood, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 and more!

Lots of good deals on G2A.com guys! Featuring titles like Cities Skylines for 16,99€, Wolfenstein The Old Blood for 14,99€, StarCraft II for 9,95€ and more. Details on PayPal Sale (this one ends on Wednesday) page and Weekly Sale page (ends shortly after the weekend as usual).

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Blizzard cancels Titan MMO after 7 years of development

After seven years Blizzard has officially canceled Titan – their brand new replacement for World of Warcraft.

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Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime reiterated that the company has technically never officially announced Titan, though it hasn’t been shy to talk about the game over the past seven years. “We had created World of Warcraft, and we felt really confident that we knew how to make MMOs,” Morhaime said. “So we set out to make the most ambitious thing that you could possibly imagine. And it didn’t come together.

More on Polygon

By | 2016-10-14T13:50:35+00:00 September 24th 02:19, 2014|Categories: Blizzard, News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Chance to win Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls on G2A

There’s a mini-game on G2A’s website where you can play a game (a funny flappy bird copy) and have a chance to win one of 100 copies of Diablo 3 Reaper of Souls. If you don’t want to take your chances in their contest just buy the game in their store as it’s cheaper than the Blizzard’s. More information in here folks. Diablo 3 sucks anyway lol.

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Linux users permanently banned from Diablo III; Blizzard refusing to lift bans or give refunds

Seriously, what the fuck? This game just became a lot worse. More information on official Diablo III forums.

Update:

Bashiok of Blizzard support replies to Linux bans: “…the circumstances for which they were banned were clear and accurate, and we are extremely confident in our findings. Playing the game on Linux, although not officially supported, will not get you banned – cheating will.”

By | 2016-10-14T13:53:11+00:00 July 3rd 11:07, 2012|Categories: Blizzard, Entertainment, Games, RAGE NEWS!!!1|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Blizzard forced to offer Diablo 3 refunds in South Korea

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Server and connection problems with Diablo III in South Korea have forced Blizzard to go against its previous policy and offer refunds to dissatisfied gamers after prodding from a Korean consumer protection agency.

Blizzard announced through is Korean Diablo III site that it would start offering refunds to players lower than level 40 beginning on June 25, according to the Wall Street Journal. Disgruntled players can apply for the refunds through July 3. Blizzard also said that, from now on, it would accept returns of the game within 14 days of purchase from any player under level 20.

The move comes almost a month after Korea’s Fair Trade Commission began investigating complaints that gamers unhappy with their Diablo III experience could not get refunds because of Blizzard’s no-return policy. In early June, Blizzard added more servers to ease the load of an unexpectedly high number of players joining the game, apologizing in the process for the inconvenience and poor planning.

Source: Shacknews

By | 2016-10-14T13:53:12+00:00 June 24th 19:34, 2012|Categories: Blizzard|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Germany warns Blizzard (cease-and-desist order)

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Due to lack of information about the game on the box of Diablo 3 and the lack of access to the game because of technical problems, the Consumer Federation warned the game manufacturer Blizzard

Blizzard has failed to inform players about permanent Internet connection requirement on the game box.  Also in connection with the registration requirement on Battle.net, Blizzard’s internal network, there is no information about entering the game key as well. 

The game can only be used if the player is logged into his/her personal account on Battle.net. 

Now, Blizzard has time until 13.07.2012 to cease and desist because of antitrust violations (whatever that means, we are not quite sure yet).

Source: reddit

By | 2016-10-14T13:53:12+00:00 June 15th 15:43, 2012|Categories: Blizzard, Entertainment, Games|Tags: , , |3 Comments

France threatens Blizzard with legal action on connection-issues

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In France, the very serious “UFC Que Choisir” organization (focused on protecting consumers of all kinds of products) has received over 1500 complaints in 4 days from gamers about connect-ability issues and has asked Blizzard to have a permanent solution within 15 days and to communicate completely and transparently about problems encountered in due time.

They are also requesting that affected gamers be given damages for troubles they may have had, and, in a much broader but more official manner, are asking the DGCCRF to have a close look at online-only DRMed games and how they work, including economically. They basically feel that it’s wrong to assume that an entire nation (well, at least France) has equal internet quality and reception across its entire territory and hence, online-only seems are harmful for some (many?) consumers (which is who they’re trying to protect).

Source: reddit

By | 2016-10-14T13:53:12+00:00 June 14th 17:51, 2012|Categories: Blizzard, Entertainment, Games|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Blizzard Faces A Class-Action Lawsuit In Korea Over ‘Diablo III’

Between hacked accounts and Error 37 messages, the server-side problems with Blizzard’s ‘Diablo III’ aren’t going away thanks to its always-online requirement.

Now Korean internet cafe owners are taking Blizzard to court.

Blizzard is wildly popular in Korea. Diablo III has, unsurprisingly – after Star Craft and Star Craft 2, been another big hit there.

But that isn’t stopping Korean cafe owner from launching a class action lawsuit against Blizzard over its many Diablo III server-side problems, all of which stem from the always-online requirement and the addition of a Real Money Auction House (RMAH.)

“We are planning a class action lawsuit against Blizzard Korea, as users and PC room owners are suffering from constant server malfunctions and server check-ups for Diablo 3 while the company avoids responsibility,” Kim Chan-kuen, head of Internet PC Culture Association (IPCA) told The Korea Times.”

“We have something like 700 to 800 members in our cafe. We have received numerous complaints since early June from PC room owners and users, and decided to represent them.”

“Korea accounts for a large percentage of Blizzard’s total revenue, and considering how much domestic users contribute to the firm’s profit, its consumer services are severely disappointing.”

William Usher explains just what’s going on here:

“Here’s the real kicker, though: Instead of having PC cafe runners in Korea buy individual copies of Diablo III, Blizzard provided them with free copies of the game (although it’s not clarified if they were boxed or digital, as there is no operating loss from digital copies) and in turn the cafe owners must pay a monthly royalty fee for each copy of the game that’s installed on a different cafe computer. If I didn’t know any better, that almost sounds like a legal racketeering bracket.”

Regardless, Diablo III is hugely popular in South Korea but as the IPCA representative states, gamers in the Asia server territory range aren’t able to play the game, meaning that the cafe owners are losing money because people can’t play the game, while at the same time the cafe owners have to pay Blizzard royalty fees on a game that’s not quite turning the profit they thought it would.

The actual cue of the legal action came from Blizzard Korea’s offices procrastination for any sort of fix to the problem because the Blizzard Korea office claims they have to wait on word from the North American Blizzard offices before taking certain actions. Well, the IPCA were not going to pay Blizzard royalties on a product that didn’t work or wasn’t being fixed fast enough by the company. In other words, the mass loss of potential profits was the only reason a lawsuit is getting underway.

Source: Forbes

By | 2016-10-14T13:53:12+00:00 June 14th 11:38, 2012|Categories: Blizzard, Entertainment, Games|Tags: , , , |1 Comment
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