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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm finally gets a release date

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm finally gets a release date

StarCraft II players have been waiting a long time for Blizzard to announce a release date for the game's first expansion, Heart of the Swarm, and it seems the big day has finally arrived. Earlier today, Battle.net was showing a release date of March 12, 2013 for Heart of the Swarm, a date that Blizzard later confirmed. So, only five more months and you can finally get your hands on Heart of the Swarm. Exciting, no?

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Activision Q3 2012 results give info on Diablo III, Starcraft II expansions

Activision Q3 2012 results give info on Diablo III, Starcraft II expansions

Activision, perhaps the biggest name in video games at the moment, has reported its financial results for Q3 2012, and as you've probably already guessed, they're pretty darn great. The company brought in a GAAP net revenue of $841 million during the quarter, which up significantly from the $754 million in took in during Q3 2011. It's also $101 million more than the company originally projected, so you can bet that Activision's executives are smiling this evening.

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World of Warcraft city deaths patched while murderer roams free

World of Warcraft city deaths patched while murderer roams free

If you were in one of several of the largest cities in World of Warcraft's Azeroth this weekend, it's quite likely that you were killed - but no worry, Blizzard has fixed everything up now with a patch. This patch fixes the exploit that caused level 1 characters to be able to stroll on in to a set of major cities and decimate their entire population of both playable and non-playable characters alike. As it was, images of death were majorly visible to the general population over the weekend, this throwing Blizzard into a tizzy.

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Mists of Pandaria launch sales lag behind Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria launch sales lag behind Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria, the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, has been available for a little over a week now. Today we're finding out that Mists of Pandaria sold 2.7 million copies in its first week on shelves, which definitely isn't bad, especially for an expansion. However, when held up against the sales of Cataclysm, World of Warcraft's third expansion, Mists of Pandaria sales are a little underwhelming.

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Diablo III upgrades to level 160 with Paragon system

Diablo III upgrades to level 160 with Paragon system

Players of the fastest selling PC game in history Diablo III will be glad to find this week that Blizzard, the creator of the game, has added an upgrade that allows characters to level up past 60. This limit on the game has existed since the game's introduction and now it'll be dashed apart with a feature called the Paragon system. This new system has you able to move past your initial 60 levels and into a whole new set of 100 levels that bring on Magic Find and Gold Find that stick to you like stats, and you'll get a whole lot more shiny in groups as well.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 10, 2012

Welcome to Friday everyone. The weekend is here is last, and what better way to kick it off than with a giveaway? We've teamed up with NVIDIA to hand out three 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablets, so be sure to enter (but read the rules before you do!). Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent trial gave us a glimpse at sales numbers for both companies today, and we also found out that Apple is looking for a whopping $2.45 billion from Samsung. Even though Google has remained publicly silent about this whole suit, it turns out that it has been providing support for Samsung behind the scenes during the trial.

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Battle.net hack: how to keep yourself safe

Battle.net hack: how to keep yourself safe

Earlier today we received word that Blizzard's battle.net servers have been hacked, and with a recent influx of 10 million users thanks to Diablo III's launch, that makes this potentially devastating for a lot of people. Blizzard has since released an FAQ on battle.net, telling users what exactly was compromised and what remains secure. Those with a North American account (which includes people in Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) were hit the hardest, so if that's you, read on to find out what you can do to keep your account safe.

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Blizzard hacked: Battle.net leaks emails and more

Blizzard hacked: Battle.net leaks emails and more

Diablo developer Blizzard has warned gamers that their personal information may have been leaked, after the company was the target of a network hack. No financial information is believed to have been stolen, Blizzard said in a statement on the data breach, but some email addresses, personal security question answers, and authentication details for some types of connections were all extracted before the unauthorized access was blocked.

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