24 Mar '11, 9pm

Coming in from the cold

Chances are, if you talk to any computer gamer, they've played games such as Diablo, StarCraft and World Of WarCraft (WoW). All these games come from a studio in Irvine, California, by the name of Blizzard Entertainment. It is hard to imagine that this gaming gargantuan started in 1991 as Silicon & Synapse, a small company that port games between platforms for other game studios. In 1993, they started developing their own titles such as Rock N' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings - to critical acclaim. Renamed Blizzard Entertainment (Blizzard) in 1994, they released the iconic real-time strategy (RTS) game WarCraft: Orcs & Humans to huge success in the same year. Then it was one blockbuster hit after another: From WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness in 1995 to Diablo in 1997, then StarCraft in 1998. And the list goes on. Most recently, StarCraft II: Wings Of Liberty sold three mil...

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