Daily Archives: October 1, 2008

CW Network Preps Pre-Robin ‘Graysons’

Holy origin story, Batman!
The Caped Crusader’s No. 2 is stepping out from the shadows of his Gotham-saving friend and into the limelight, with the CW announcing plans for The Graysons, a pilot centering on comicdom’s top sidekick, Robin, in his [...]

Blizzard wins Warcraft bot payout (BBC)

Blizzard wins Warcraft bot payout  —  World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has won $6m (£3.36m) in damages from the makers of a software ‘bot’.  —  The damages award comes after Blizzard won the first round of its legal battle against [...]

Apple Threatens to Shut Down iTunes

This coming Thursday, the Copyright Royalty Board is expected to rule on a request by the National Music Publisher’s Association to increase royalty rates paid to its members for online purchases as much as 66% (from 9 to 15 cents [...]

GameStop Buys Micromania for $700 Mln

Video game seller GameStop has announced it is buying French gaming retailer Micromania for some $700 million. Micromania is currently held by the private equity fund L Capital—so that’s who’s actually getting the money—but the acquisition gives GameStop a [...]

On Death & Dying in Diablo 3

Diablo 3 community manager Bashiok has posted an interesting teaser about the death system. It seems that D3 will incorporate a ‘checkpoint’ mechanism so that, on death, characters are returned to the checkpoint most recently passed.