Posts tagged with ‘blizzard’
Curse of Naxxramas coming to Hearthstone
So apparently, PCGamer had a Hearthstone beta key giveaway. They had 350 keys to toss to people, but get this, bots stole 100% of them. Now they are ending up on sites like Ebay. So hey, if you’re willing to spend around $200 on a key, today is your lucky day!
Users say there wasn’t even a button to redeem keys and all of a sudden this tweet showed up. So maybe we’ll get lucky and PCGamer will release a more secure method of distribution for next week. Happy Friday the 13th everyone!
Class Action Suit Filed Against Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard is facing a lawsuit from many frustrated users, lead by one Benjamin Bell, claiming that Blizzard has been using "deceptively and unfairly" methods to acquire an alleged $26 million from consumers. The complaint specifically refers to the $6.50 Authenticator that Blizzard sells, but Bell claims that
"Defendants negligently, deliberately, and/or recklessly fail to ensure that adequate, reasonable procedures safeguard the private information stored on this website. As a result of these acts, the private information of plaintiffs and class members has been compromised and/or stolen since at least 2007…"
"Most recently, on or about May 19, 2012, reports proliferated that class members’ Battle.net accounts had suffered a security breach (‘hack’) at the hands of unknown parties (‘hackers’), and on or about August 4, 2012, hackers massively breached Battle.net’s security and acquired the private information of all of defendants’ customers in the United States, as well as the remainder of North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia."
Bell is charging for a class action seeking charges on consumer fraud, unjust enrichment, negligence, breach of contract and bailment, saying that Blizzard did not adequately inform or protect clients from breaches and for “tacking on” costs post-purchase of the game to protect the user’s personal information.
Blizzard responded to IGN with an e-mail with a statement (which can be read after the break).
"Paragon System" Coming to Diablo III
At level 60 and have nothing else to do in Diablo III? Well, the new Paragon System is here to help. Starting in patch 1.0.4, any experience gained after reaching level 60 will go towards new “Paragon” levels.
Each new Paragon level will get you basic stat increases, as well as an extra 3% Magic Find and Gold Find. The amount of experience points required to get to the first Paragon level will be on par with how many points it takes to get from 59 to 60.
Also, your character portrait will get a special border around its in-game party frame to show your achievements in the Paragon levels. You will get a totally new frame every 10 levels.
For more info on the Paragon levels, head to Blizzard’s blog.
(via: Game Informer)
by: Matthew Posivy
Well folks, it’s been a long wait. Since the year 2000, in fact (12 years…can you believe it?) since Blizzard released Diablo II. And what a memorable game it was, with all the nostalgia of the first game, but with more goodies and little surprised that made it even than its predecessor. The real question today is…does Diablo III bring the same concept to the table? Offering both the feeling that Diablo fans have been waiting for, AND new and exciting aspects that comes with today’s technology? Stay a while and listen, and find out.