News Blizzard unveils new Battle.net

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  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. p3n

    p3n New Member

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    DotAAAAAAAAAAA!

    (I still use battle.net for WC3 and its always been pretty awesome imo!)
     
  3. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    So, it'll be like Steam just without the possibility to buy/download more stuff?
     
  4. TomH

    TomH Bwahahahahaha

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    That'll be the anti-piracy measures sorted then. I'd prefer this to limited activations and rootkits, myself.

    I'm not sure we need another Steam, but I suppose Blizzard are possibly one of the only developers that could justify it.
     
  5. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    Not really that confused, all current/new games will have to use a bnet account, any old games they're not bothering to switch over as it's too much hassle.
     
  6. ZERO <ibis>

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    I hope you only need the account for multilayer. I would hate not to be able to just install my game with single player without needing internet or some account in order just to activate the game...
     
  7. impar

    impar Well-Known Member

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    Greetings!

    If Battle.net will be needed only for Blizzard games I think I will pass.
    The advantage of Steam/Impulse is that you can get other companies games on there.
     
  8. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    I think it is pretty stupid of Game developers to each come up with separate solutions to the whole online game activation / drm / online accounts for social stuff / online store things.

    What we need is a simple no crap web service that unites all that stuff from all developers under one GUI with just one login.
     
  9. TomH

    TomH Bwahahahahaha

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    Competition is extremely important: I think I'd prefer a few good services than just one mediocre service.
     
  10. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    You misused the word "obligatory" in the news post.
     
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