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Activision Blizzard - RealID on forums

08 Jul 2010, 16:59

So I guess everyone has heard about Blizzards plans to force everyone to post using there real first and last names on there forums.
Here is the source if you havent:
http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=25626109041&sid=3000

I really don't care, I don't consider myself important enough to stalk. But there sure are some hilarious reactions. :D
Share the hilarities if you find some. The post counts in the official thread alone are insane!
Found a list of news agencies, blogs etc posting about it.




BBC News - World of Warcraft maker to end anonymous forum logins
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10543100.stm

USA Today - 'WoW' studio Blizzard to require real names on forums
http://content.usatoday.com/communities ... n-forums/1

Associated Press & Affiliates - Bye-Bye Trolls? Blizzard Forums to Use Real Names
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/art ... gD9GQCO5G0
ABC News - http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11108240
ABC News - http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=11109291
Yahoo! News - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100707/ap_on_en_ot/us_tec_blizzard_real_name
MSN Entertainment - http://entertainment.msn.com/news/artic ... lentchk=1&

CVG - Fans rage over Blizzard forum plans
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/ar ... ?id=254846

PCGamer (UK) - Why Blizzard’s new forum plan is an epic fail
http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/07/why-b ... epic-fail/

The Register - Blizzard exposes real names on WoW forums
http://www.reghardware.com/2010/07/07/wow_forums/

About.com - WoW Real ID: A Really Bad Idea
http://antivirus.about.com/b/2010/06/22 ... d-idea.htm

Ars Technica - Blizzard: post about StarCraft 2? Use your real name
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010 ... l-name.ars

Gamespy - Blizzard to Require Real Names on Official Forums
http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/articles/110/1104456p1.html

Kotaku - Blizzard Forums Will Soon Display Your Real Name
http://kotaku.com/5580585/blizzard-foru ... -real-name
Kotaku - Blizzard's Real Name Forum Policy Has Fans In An Uproar
http://kotaku.com/5581209/blizzards-rea ... -an-uproar

Joystiq - Your real name to appear on Blizzard's official forums
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/06/your- ... al-forums/

Inc Gamers - Blizzard Going Too Far With Real ID?
http://www.incgamers.com/Columns/94/bli ... th-real-id

MTV Multiplayer - Blizzard Cracks Down On Anonymity In Official Forums
http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/ ... al-forums/

TechEYE.net - Blizzard forces users to show real names: Internet security they have heard of it
http://www.techeye.net/security/blizzar ... real-names

Product Reviews News - WoW Real ID System: Security Flaw Found
http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/07/ ... law-found/

ITWorld - Blizzard to share your name with angry video game nerds
http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/11 ... game-nerds

Voodoo Extreme - Is Blizzard's Real ID Safe, Or A Playground For Sexual Deviants?
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/55728 ... l-Deviants
Voodoo Extreme - Blizzard Forums To Require Use Of Real Name, Rage Ensues
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/55910 ... age-Ensues

Examiner National - World of Warcraft Players WoWed by Blizzard's REALID announcement
http://www.examiner.com/x-48234-Santa-A ... nouncement

EuroGamer - Blizzard forums to require real names
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/blizz ... real-names

GameFocus - Blizzard To Kill Anonymity On Forums
http://www.gamefocus.ca/?nav=new&nid=10091

Strategy Informer - Battle.net removes "veil of anonymity" on forums, real names used
http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/85 ... names-used

usGamers - Blizzard Switching Forums to Real ID System
http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/2926798

Australian Gamer - Blizzard decide to give out subscribers' real names
http://www.australiangamer.com/news/323 ... names.html

Zeroday - Is Korean Law Driving Policy at Blizzard?
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/zeroday/20 ... -blizzard/

Hell Mode - Why Real ID is a Really Bad Idea
http://hellmode.com/2010/07/06/why-real ... /#more-390

Tank Spot - RealID -- Unethical and Dangerous
http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php? ... -Dangerous

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwTpHNZDpQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LGOlneoIB0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiauaGbxipA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NgAkWxcPBE
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Re: Activision Blizzard - RealID on forums

11 Jul 2010, 19:54

HAHAHA @ Hitler "All i really want is to pick zerg and 6-pool rush the shit out of out of someone"!
 
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Re: Activision Blizzard - RealID on forums

11 Jul 2010, 19:54

HAHAHA @ Hitler "All i really want is to pick zerg and 6-pool rush the shit out of out of someone"!
 
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Re: Activision Blizzard - RealID on forums

11 Jul 2010, 20:39

:roll:

Filip! you spammer! :lol:
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