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Starcraft II to take Battle.net online game service into age of social networking

At Blizzcon, the company’s annual event for the Blizzard fans, the company did its best to explain that Battle.net is undergoing a major overhaul. The service has 12 million members who play older games such as the original Starcraft and Diablo II on it. But it hasn’t been overhauled since 2003. That means it has to be remade for the age of social networking. The features behind the new Battle.net explain why Blizzard is taking a long time with the new game. The original Starcraft launched in 1998 and it has sold more than 11 million copies.

Texture Streaming

Gamers have been screaming for better graphics in recent years, Crysis took next gen graphics to the next level but if you didn’t have a $500+ graphics card in you rig then you were going to struggle to play Crysis even at medium graphics levels.

Cataclysm hits World of Warcraft

Pretty much exactly as predicted, Blizzard Entertainment announced the next expansion for World of Warcraft Friday afternoon during the opening ceremonies for its annual Blizzcon convention in Anaheim, Calif. Called Cataclysm, the next expansion will, among other features, raise the character level cap to 85, introduce two new playable character races, and involve a wholesale refresh of Azeroth, the setting for the original World of Warcraft game released back in 2004...

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