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Blizzard Registers 'Project Blackstone' Domain Name

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What is Project Blackstone?

Just a few days ago, Blizzard registered the ProjectBlackstone.com domain name. According to Fusible, the previous holder was a Texan man who let the domain name expire in 2011, allowing Blizzard to swoop in and snatch it up.

The WHOIS record, shown below, reveals little beyond the fact that Blizzard registered the domain name and when it was done:

"Domain Name: PROJECTBLACKSTONE.COM

Created on: 26-Nov-12

Expires on: 26-Nov-13

Last Updated on: 28-Nov-12

Registrant:

Blizzard Entertainment

P.O. Box 18979

Irvine, California 92623

United States

Administrative Contact:

Entertainment, Blizzard  domainnameadmin-us@blizzard.com

P.O. Box 18979

Irvine, California 92623

United States

(949) 955-1382

Technical Contact:

Entertainment, Blizzard  domainnameadmin-us@blizzard.com

P.O. Box 18979

Irvine, California 92623

United States

(949) 955-1382"

Could it be that Blackstone is somehow related to Blizzard's new MMO project 'Titan'? Or is Blackstone a whole new monster?

VG24/7 brings up Blackstone Span, a bridge in WoW, although the chances that Blizzard would focus so much attention to just Blackstone Span seems to be unlikely.  Nor does it seem important enough that Blizzard would pick up the domain name as a defensive move.

[Ed. note: if only it were ProjectBlackthorne... or ProjectLostVikings... or ProjectRocknRollRacing. One can dream.]

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    griptwister , December 1, 2012 12:38 AM
    It didn't work for me...
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    theranish , December 1, 2012 1:14 AM
    It is most likely the expansion for Diablo 3. Why you ask? 1. The main soulstone that contains all the lords of hell is the black soulstone. There is one more stuck inside that stone, Leah, who was tricked by Diablo himself. So my theory since I beat it is that you will be tasked in trying to save her and you will have to either 1 venture into the stone or 2 release her and possibly the lord of hell.
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    michalmierzwa , December 1, 2012 5:39 AM
    My guess is good as yours, Diablo 3 Expansion... but where the hell is the PVP they promised?
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    Benihana , December 1, 2012 6:04 AM
    It's not a whole new monster. It's probably the PVP patch promised for Diablo, released in an expansion form.
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    Haldir111 , December 1, 2012 6:10 AM
    michalmierzwaMy guess is good as yours, Diablo 3 Expansion... but where the hell is the PVP they promised?


    They DID say in an interview pre-launch there would be no PvP till version 1.1
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    Pherule , December 1, 2012 7:27 AM
    Probably D3 expansion. I almost wish it were a continuation of the Blackthorne series (also by Blizzard).
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    XZaapryca , December 1, 2012 9:31 AM
    News: Blizzard gives $10 to GoDaddy. Yawn....
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    lifeless , December 1, 2012 2:56 PM
    Blackstone....Soulstone? Diablo 3 DLC?
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    balister , December 1, 2012 5:33 PM
    As hinted by one of the Blizzard Devs, this may be a redo of Blackthorne. Said dev said he was working on something cool, but couldn't directly say, but here's a hint and took a picture of Blizzard's timeline on when games were released and directly in the middle of the shot is Blackthorne.
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    clonazepam , December 1, 2012 6:03 PM
    It's Blizzard's response to Farmville! Two budgets were proposed, one for a $200M blockbuster, and one for a $20M "Farmville-esque" browser game. The $20M budget was accepted.

    (Note: This is a complete fabrication, and an older rumor regarding Everquest 3 / EQ: Next. Either way, it doesn't mean crap til there's some in-game snaps/vids)
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    alextheblue , December 1, 2012 9:01 PM
    Project Lost Vikings sounds good to me! I played Lost Vikings on Genesis, and Blackthorne on 32X. I've played the second Lost Vikings on Saturn and PSX.
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    psychotek71 , December 1, 2012 9:29 PM
    yes i want my darn diablo 3 pvp
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    gnesterenko , December 3, 2012 3:02 PM
    Blathorne is reborn!?!?! Loved that game so much!
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    ttcboy , December 3, 2012 11:32 PM
    Reminds me of Blackthrone for SNES. One of the good old games.

    Too bad even if they revive that IP coz i already sworn not to buy anything from Blizzard.