Pirates Liberate Games From Battle.net To Send Message To Activision Blizzard
Hacking, cracking, piracy group Blizzless Project has released special versions of Starcraft: Remastered, Warcraft III: Reforged, and Diablo II: Resurrected, enabling them to be played offline with no connection to Battle.net. In what appears to be a message to Activision Blizzard, the team suggests it will put right what the company has been doing wrong.
When videogames first began hitting the market more than 40 years ago, budgets were low, expectations were low, and customers were easily pleased.
Today’s market has taken all of that and turned it on its head. Fueled by the type of budgets available to filmmakers and faced with massive competition, the videogame business abandoned its bedroom-coding roots long ago.
In many respects, that’s clearly a good thing but in others, not so much.
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