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Blizzard Integrating Battle.net with Facebook

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 33 comments

Blizzard is making it easier for us to brag about our StarCraft II conquests via Facebook.

We may be giddy with excitement when it comes to release dates and pre-orders for StarCraft II but Blizzard has another announcement for us: the company is planning to integrate Battle.net and Facebook to allow StarCraft II fans to share and connect with other fans on Facebook.

CNet reports that the first step of the integration will see Blizzard enable StarCraft II players to easily add Blizzard gamers from their Facebook friends list to their Battle.net friend lists. Another feature will allow you to brag about scores, presumably via status update.

That's it for now in terms of details but Blizzard is promising "information about other Facebook-related features on Battle.net will be announced at a later date."

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    babybeluga , May 6, 2010 8:09 PM
    Oh no, with that new glitch in facebook, they'll be able to see all the nerdy cyber-sex I've been having =(
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    chise1 , May 6, 2010 8:28 PM
    Honestly, all of the data that facebook accumulates is scary... Not that Starcraft II will give others a lot of personal data, but still...
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    Anonymous , May 6, 2010 8:12 PM
    Facebook is annoying enough with status updates coming from Farmville players...I'm seeing Facebooks death is it integrating with too many things and status updates just become a useless dump of automated messages.
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  • 15 Hide
    babybeluga , May 6, 2010 8:09 PM
    Oh no, with that new glitch in facebook, they'll be able to see all the nerdy cyber-sex I've been having =(
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    FATAL STR1K3 , May 6, 2010 8:09 PM
    seems like it would be cool at first then just get stupid.. I am surprised Blizzard jumped on the Facebook bandwagon..
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    Onus , May 6, 2010 8:10 PM
    Hmmm, I'm not sure this, or where it might lead, is a Good Thing...
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    Anonymous , May 6, 2010 8:12 PM
    Facebook is annoying enough with status updates coming from Farmville players...I'm seeing Facebooks death is it integrating with too many things and status updates just become a useless dump of automated messages.
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    greatsaltedone , May 6, 2010 8:18 PM
    This is great. Facebook has emerged as the gold standard social site and Blizzard has set a precedent that others can tap into it's resources without having to create redundant systems.

    I won't use it, but it's movement in the right direction.
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    czar1020 , May 6, 2010 8:18 PM
    Ewww so what your saying is don't use it. Or else someone will see your pwning newbs instead of working ... I mean
  • 4 Hide
    scott_madison1 , May 6, 2010 8:20 PM
    They did something similar with this and warcraft achievements months ago. I'm not overly surprised.
  • 12 Hide
    chise1 , May 6, 2010 8:28 PM
    Honestly, all of the data that facebook accumulates is scary... Not that Starcraft II will give others a lot of personal data, but still...
  • 9 Hide
    deuce271 , May 6, 2010 8:29 PM
    Chicks are really going to dig my SCII victories.
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    Nightsilver , May 6, 2010 8:30 PM
    Such a bad idea on so many levels.
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    henrystrawn , May 6, 2010 8:32 PM
    I'm still not convinced facebook is even a good thing.....no account for me. Since my user name is my name,I'm not one to hide behind screen names.
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    nekoangel , May 6, 2010 8:33 PM
    So what keeps Facebook from selling off account usernames/emails
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    glubox , May 6, 2010 8:38 PM
    oh no. i see it. they will make toilets with pc, that posts on facebook when you take a shit.... why not tweet it, let the whole world know....
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    RADIO_ACTIVE , May 6, 2010 8:54 PM
    You are going to see more of this. Just look how facebook games and their achievements work... Its only a matter of time. Damn social networking.

    BTW I hate facebook game achievements and awards, I really don't care that you found baby hippo in farmville snacking on your potatoes. I block the apps but new ones spring up daily. AHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    yourtechsupport , May 6, 2010 8:56 PM
    I'm waiting for the perfect storm of WoW + Facebook.
    So I can learn when my WoW-playing friends level up so I can call them on the phone and yell "DING!"
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    VWXYZ , May 6, 2010 9:10 PM
    Like to be able to added battle.net friends through my FB friendlist.

    but I'm NOT gonna use the StarCraft II status updater :b as already said: Chicks probably reeeaaally dig my Zerg domination.
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    pocketdrummer , May 6, 2010 9:16 PM
    I'm anxious to see how many accounts will get hacked NOW. lol
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    ct1615 , May 6, 2010 9:46 PM
    ...I....hate.....facebook.......
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    falchard , May 6, 2010 9:47 PM
    Anyone else not really like Facebook?
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    Ciuy , May 6, 2010 10:01 PM
    This is getting out of hand......
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