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Old 10-07-2005, 02:32 PM   #1
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Blizzard to Announce New Franchise/Sequel/Contest/Agreement?

Blizzard apparently has an annoucement to make. Battle.net has splashscreens with the date 10-7-05 pasted on top.

Speculations have begun about what the secret is. The splashscreen images are from nearly all Blizzard games.

I hope it's Starcraft 2. Please please be Starcraft 2!!
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Diablo 3 exclusive for the 360!
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:30 PM   #3
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Unlockable Blizzard character in Dead or Alive 4!!!
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:33 PM   #4
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A patch to make WoW not suck.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:33 PM   #5
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New Diablo, plsthx.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #6
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The diablo splash screen is quite rare, there, but I'm guessing it's just an overhaul of battle.net.

Also: Every 30th splash screen or so has the numbers change to ".999_ = 1". Hee hee hee. (even though that's wrong. It's the math system that's flawed, not the logic. But lets not get into that.)
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:43 PM   #7
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New Diablo board game with hand-crafted figurines!!!
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
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Probably something not worth getting worked up about. I could be wrong, tho.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #9
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Diablo 3 exclusive for the 360!

Nothing on 360 would use Battle.net, so if anything, we KNOW it will be a PC game.
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:48 PM   #10
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I found this:

The conclusion of sc2 came about from the fact that:
[*]starcraft2.com updated 28 september 05 (doesn't mean that much)
[*]starcraft was released 7.5 years ago on april fools day
[*]the april fools joke they used on 2004 was 0.999 = 1 http://www.blizzard.com/press/040401.shtml
[*]After you refresh the page a certain amount of times you see 0.999 = 1[*]the globe in the eye looks very similar to the globe used to represent the starcraft universe
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:52 PM   #11
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The diablo splash screen is quite rare, there, but I'm guessing it's just an overhaul of battle.net.

Also: Every 30th splash screen or so has the numbers change to ".999_ = 1". Hee hee hee. (even though that's wrong. It's the math system that's flawed, not the logic. But lets not get into that.)
I'd say it's more like every 50th screen or so.

(Another site posted that there's a 2% chance, and it took me 64, and 23 refreshes for me to get it twice.)
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:53 PM   #12
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Starcraft2.com leads to blizzard I found by going there, so it wasn't just a fan who registered the address or anything it seems.

When exactly will we hear anything?
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Old 10-07-2005, 03:56 PM   #13
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[*]the globe in the eye looks very similar to the globe used to represent the starcraft universe
Good call. I didn't notice the globe in the pupils until I started trying to get the .999 = 1 thing eariler today, but then I couldn't put my finger on what the globe was from.

I'd say, at least, I'm betting it's StarCraft related. (So, to be consistent with my first post: Unlockable Kerrigan character in Dead or Alive 4.)
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:00 PM   #14
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Maybe it's another bonus story map for starcraft?

It shouldn't be a big announcement, otherwise they would've saved it for their con (literally).
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:01 PM   #15
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Could it be something about StarCraft: Ghost?
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:02 PM   #16
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Maybe it's a clever ploy to remind us of the date. On Wed. Fileplanet did it, today Battle.net, Saturday ???.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:04 PM   #17
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What about Thursday?
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:06 PM   #18
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i thought the big announcment was supposed to be the WoW expansion. Unless there is another announcment.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:08 PM   #19
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i thought the big announcment was supposed to be the WoW expansion. Unless there is another announcment.
That would certainly be disappointing, considering we already know about the expansion.
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:08 PM   #20
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If you decompile the 111.SWF flash file on battle.net and look at the code, you'll see that the images being shown are of an orc, zerg, terran, undead, night elf, diablo, starcraft .999_=1. The Flash file shows the orc, zerg, terran, undead, and night elf 94% of the time, diablo 2% of the time, and the .999_=1 image 3% of the time.

http://www.battle.net/images/splash_orc.jpg
http://www.battle.net/images/splash_zerg.jpg
http://www.battle.net/images/splash_terran.jpg
http://www.battle.net/images/splash_undead.jpg
http://www.battle.net/images/splash_ne.jpg
http://www.battle.net/images/splash_diablo.jpg
http://www.battle.net/images/splash_9.jpg

Also, the source code of the index has a hidden comment that says "get ready"

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