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Blizzard set to shut down Diablo III auction houses

Diablo III was a big hit. It sold millions and millions of copies and remained a headline grabber for many sites and publications for quite some time. Unfortunately though, quite a few of those headlines revolved around gold hacks, or items being stolen from accounts – all of which stemmed …

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Activision buys itself back from Vivendi for $8 billion

French multinational media firm, Vivendi, has announced that it is selling its 85 per cent stake in publishing giant Activision Blizzard, for a cool $8.2 (£5.3) billion. While this is obviously a fair chunk of change, the individual share price of $13.60 each, equates to a 10 per cent savings …

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WoW Mobile Auction House still down

Update: Blizzard has now released a further statement, updating the situation: “The Mobile Auction House is still in maintenance mode. We’re working to restore full service as soon as possible. #WoW #BlizzCS” World of Warcraft’s Mobile Auction House, the smartphone tool that lets residents of Azeroth check out stats from …

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Blizzard Game Director Tom Chilton gives an interview

It’s a little strange when a company interviews itself, but that’s what happens when you’re a multi-billion dollar corporation with huge resources and an audience that would make most national newspapers weep. Tom Chilton is a Game Director for Blizzard and he’s been talking to, well, Blizzard about Escalation. Within …

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World of Warcraft is still hemorrhaging players

World of Warcraft, the MMO that defined the genre for at least half a decade, is continuing its steady decline, with another large number of players leaving in the past few months. In the last quarter, as many as 1.3 million players closed their subscriptions, ending their time in Azeroth. …

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Blizzard complains over HeroesofWarcraft.com

Heroes of Warcraft

Blizzard has filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum for HeroesofWarcraft.com, hoping that the system will force the site’s current owner, one Simon Rattray of Newcastle – according to the WHOIS page – to hand it over. What Blizzard wants the domain for remains to be seen, but this …

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Diablo III Paragon 100 almost reached, already

Alkazier

Despite it having been just over a week since Blizzard introduced what was expected to be a monumental time sink, Paragon Levels, one player known as Alkaizer has already almost hit the maximum. He currently sits at Paragon Level 97 – and considering he’s done that in a week, expect it …

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Vivendi calls banks to broker Activision Blizzard sale

Activision Blizzard

Vivendi SA, the company with a 61 per cent stake in Activision Blizzard, has purportedly called in the assistance of both Barclays and Goldman Sachs to help facilitate and broker the sale of the publishing house, though to whom, is currently unknown. One of the rumours circulating around sites like …

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Blizzard to reintroduce game limits

Input Limit Reached

Blizzard has announced in a forum post that in order to curb bot farming, it will be reintroducing limits on gameplay in Diablo III, namely how many games a player can create within a certain period of time. While the idea is to prevent people from using automated bots to …

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WoW server blade auctions raise over £200,000

Blizzard Sale

The auctions for the original World of Warcraft server blades have now been completed, with Blizzard raking in an impressive $300,000 (£212,000) from the sale. Beginning in October last year, Blizzard has been trickling the blade’s onto auction site eBay, with all proceeds going to the St. Jude Children’s Research …

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KitGuru Gaming – Weekly Round Up

For those tech readers who don’t always get time to check out our game related content at Kitguru gaming – here is a round up of content published in the last week. “Trials and Tribulations of Independent Game Developers – Indie Game: The Movie” What do we really know about …

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