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Unreleased WarCraft Adventure Game Leaked After 18 Years


Re: Unreleased WarCraft Adventure Game Leaked After 18 Years

Postby Bashar » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:11 pm

The article neglects to mention that this was the time that Blizzard had been found at fault in a class action suit for data mining private information of Blizzard.net users. The sudden money crunch meant that they couldn't afford a release at the time. Elements of the plot of the adventure game were eventually used as the basis of the Orc campaign in Warcraft 3, which in itself was kind of experiment to see if a Warcraft RPG was viable.
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Re: Unreleased WarCraft Adventure Game Leaked After 18 Years

Postby unleasher » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:49 am

Interesting!
how much did they have to pay for that suit? I didn't know about this stuff.
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Re: Unreleased WarCraft Adventure Game Leaked After 18 Years

Postby Bashar » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:14 am

I don't remember and it may never have been disclosed as part of the agreement. I tried googling the information but apparently it's not the last time that Blizzard faced a class action suit. There have been at least three. One was settled for under $300million a few years ago, thought he payout was made by insurers so the money didn't come out of Blizzard's funds. I'd hate to see their premiums, though.
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Re: Unreleased WarCraft Adventure Game Leaked After 18 Years

Postby unleasher » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:49 am

What was the $300 million one for???
wow!
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Re: Unreleased WarCraft Adventure Game Leaked After 18 Years

Postby Bashar » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:05 am

In 2013, Activision Blizzard paid $8 Billion (yes, with a "B") to buy back its stock from Vivendi. Some shareholders objected because it was believed that the purchase unfairly awarded control of the company to Blizzard's CEO and Chairman. A payout of $275 was made to the shareholders to withdraw the objection. $72 million of that was paid to cover legal costs.
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