I’ve always been a fan of Blizzard’s Warcraft and Starcraft games, but some of their recent moves have caught my attention (and others’) – and not in a good way. A couple of months ago, Blizzard introduced a system called Real ID, which links a player’s account information (i.e. their real names) with their in-game profiles. Since its inception, use of RealID has been totally optional and it has been a great move for game management, cross-game chat and even a way (for those who want it) connecting with your Facebook friends.
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