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Diablo 3 Starter Edition Now Available to All

Diablo 3's "demo version" is now available to the masses, after previously only being available via a special code included with retail copies of the game.  Dubbed the Starter Edition, it allows you to fight your way up to the Skeleton King boss in Act I, and level up to 13.  Starter edition accounts can be upgraded to the full version of the game, though, you are limited in certain features sets until you purchase.  For instance, match making is unavailable for co-op play in the starter edition.

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Single-Player, Not Co-Op, "Is The Clear Choice" of Diablo 3 Players says Blizzard

It may seem odd that we're covering a story that puts co-op in a negative light, but I think that's only true at first glance.  To truly understand what's going on with Diablo 3 and just how over 10 million people are playing the game requires a look at the history of the franchise.  It's easy to have a knee jerk reaction to a quote, but sometimes it's better to sit back and examine the full picture.  First, lets start at the quote in question.

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Battle.net Accounts Compromised, Change Your Password ASAP

Blizzard have released a special statement regarding all Battle.net accounts stating that there was some sort of hack or "unauthorized illegal access" to a large quantity of US Battle.net accounts.  According to Blizzard no credit card or billing address information was obtained, but email addresses, encrypted passwords, and security questions were all stolen.  While the chance of the information actually being utilized is slim, Blizzard recommends you change your password immediately. 

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StarCraft II Free Name Change is Now Live

It was over two months ago that we told you about the free name change feature coming to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.  That is, the one time free name change that Blizzard was going to offer for those of you like me, that accidently chose the wrong name for your Battle.Net account.  That feature is now live, to activate it you'll need to log into your Battle.Net account via the website and click the link that says FREE Character Name Change.

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Blizzard's Real ID System Breaks Down Walls of Anonymity *UPDATE*

When Blizzard announced its Real ID system months ago - it didn't seem like that big of a deal.  You'd be able to friend people in one Blizzard game and then all future games in which they own you'd see the same person under the same name - that name being their real name.  The goal of the system was to create more meaningful online relationships for all kinds of gaming while giving Battle.net a social networking flair.  Most agreed it sounded like a decent decision, but the latest decision involving Real ID has people in a bit of an uproar.

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Starcraft II: Wings of LIberty Flies into Stores on July 27th

Well, well, well...look what we have here.   A release date, from Blizzard!  There are those that said this day would never come, but here it is.    Starcraft II: Wings of LIberty is set for an early summer release on July 27th.  Launching with the game is a completely revamped version of Blizzard's Battle.net service which includes friends lists, match making, achievements, cloud storage and more.

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