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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:07PM danubus said

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I wonder if this is the same "IP" that they are going to introduce at Toyfare. Supposedly, Blizzard are going to use toys, social gaming etc for this project Gamastrua was hinting at.

Posted: Feb 15th 2011 2:07PM emberdione said

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@danubus

That's Activision, not Blizzard. Despite *everyone's* insistence that Activision is running Blizzard now, it's not true.

http://www.skylandersgame.com/

This is the new toy game that Activision announced at ToyFair.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:11PM Locus said

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Every time I hear someone use "Leverage" as a synonym for "Utilise" or "Use", I feel the urge to go out and burn a marketing department.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:31PM Baromega said

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@Locus You should really leverage that anger in a positive way.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 10:07PM Locus said

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@Baromega

What's negative about burning marketing departments?
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 10:15PM xBludx said

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@Locus

How about the expression "going forward"? It's amazing they didn't do it here, but the article was too short. If it were a little longer, they would have put it in.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 10:16PM xBludx said

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@Locus

And I'm sure they also want to "bring something new to the table." ;)
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Posted: Feb 11th 2011 7:25AM sortius said

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@xBludx You make me want to punch puppies with talk like that.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2011 10:08AM Loopy said

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@xBludx By pushing the envelope?
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Posted: Feb 15th 2011 2:23PM LandMine Hare said

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@Loopy

And then go back to the farm, shift some paradigms, and revolutionize outside the box?
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Posted: Feb 15th 2011 7:51PM (Unverified) said

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@LandMine What they really need is more synergy.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:16PM (Unverified) said

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"the company expects the two titles to co-exist for a number of years."
/chickenlittle
WoW to be shuttered in 2014, confirmed.

Posted: Feb 15th 2011 1:13PM freebase said

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which is exactly why they only gave 5 new lvls in cataclysm. with them giving only 5 lvls per xpac they can squeeze out 2 extra expansions from a dieing WoW before hitting 100 lvl cap. they know their 2 mmos will only coexist for a couple years. "titan" or whatever its called will long outlive WoW. they got greedy with only giving us 5 lvls imo
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:20PM (Unverified) said

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If Blizzard understood the social aspects of gaming they would never have tried RealID. Either they are seeing the wrong aspects, or they are implementing them wrong if that's what they think the future is.

Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:30PM ByteMyAscii said

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RealID as a communication mechanism between games, and between differing barriers within the same game is fine, but the Real part where sharing the email address is not.
That functionality should be something you can selectively opt into with various other players without the need for the email address, and you should have the option to flag yourself as off-line as you choose since RealID in its current form prevents the ability to have characters you can escape to for a break or anonymity.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:51PM Unshra said

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Agreed, and simply put if they make and MMO that follows their "belief" in social-networking like the original RealID then they can count me out.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2011 1:06PM mbarriault said

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@(Unverified) RealID was never about being like XBL or PSN or whathaveyou. It was always 100% about seeing people you know personally in-game. Why would you want to use anonymity from people who know who anyway?
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Posted: Feb 15th 2011 1:37PM TheAngryIntern said

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@mbarriault Exactly. I only have about 10 people on my RealID, all real life friends, a few of them who don't play WoW but are big SC2 players. It's nice to chat with them sometimes, especially when I don't get to see them in person that much anymore (a few of them are former coworkers who've moved on to other jobs/locations). Also, Nobody is forcing you to actually use the RealID thing. You can still /friend characters in the game like you used to, you know.
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Posted: Feb 15th 2011 3:09PM (Unverified) said

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@TheAngryIntern Exactly my point through a lot of time.

People think of RealID with Facebook in mind, and it's not the same. Not even close.

RealID is for YOUR friends, not random people you meet in a random dungeon or a Skirmish in SC2.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2011 9:27PM SaintV said

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Looks like quality gaming has just gone down hill because they want the almighty dollar from casual gamers.

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