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    Blizzard launches new website - Project Blackstone

    http://eu.battle.net/sc2/en/blackstone/login

    Holy, freaking, crap!

    Edit: The password is said to be Y7_$0>0k_3<$m

    The website seems to contain some manner of pre-launch event to HotS. As you enter the password you're able to currently read three messages sent between two characters in a covert research facility that seems to have something to do with research on zerg.

    Edit 2: This is part of a viral marketing for Heart of the Swarm. https://twitter.com/CameronDayton/st...23874661769216
    Last edited by Noomz; 2013-02-07 at 07:12 PM.

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    Clearly a Starcraft thing.

    I'm hoping Starcraft Ghost related, which is one theory I've seen flying around. Though I'm hoping Nova isn't the main character this go around...
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    Looks Sci-Fi indeed
    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
    One cause is a cognitive bias called projection bias. Essentially living inside your own head your entire life makes it exceedingly difficult to understand how others do not also live your same life, think your same thoughts, and hold your same beliefs. In many cases it's quite frustrating to try to empathize and understand why you yourself may not be the center of the universe, which generally results in one 'acting out' in various ways.
    So, in short: the internet.

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    The blackstone..has... melted?

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    They locked me out ;(
    Testing: Will probably be toooooo big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Einherjarn View Post
    They locked me out ;(
    12345 didn't work?
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    Oh, he didn't post the password.

    Y7_$0>0k_3<$m
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    You gave faces to my dreams and nightmares and sparked my imagination throughout my entire life. You will be missed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Clearly a Starcraft thing.

    I'm hoping Starcraft Ghost related, which is one theory I've seen flying around. Though I'm hoping Nova isn't the main character this go around...
    I theorized that is where Jay Wilson was moved. To release a Console SC game.
    Now we only have to wait 7 more years.

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    Ah password is above.

    Here's a clue they gave. You can see this by viewing the pages source

    <!--
    d8888bL d8888bL .d88bL 88 d88888 .o88bL d888888b
    88 8D 88 8D .8P Y8L 8P 88 d8P Y8 88
    88oodD' 88oobY' 88 88 88 88oooo 8P 88
    88 88 88 `8b d8' Y8 88 88 Y8b d8 88
    88 88 YD `Y88P' Y888' Y88888 `Y88P' YP

    d8888L db .d8b. .o88b. db dD .d8888. d888888b .d88b. d8b db d8888
    88 `8D 88 d8' `8b d8P Y8 88 ,8P' 88' YP 88 .8P Y8. 888o 88 88'
    88oooY' 88 88 88 8P 88,8P `8bo. 88 88 88 88V8o 88 88
    88 8b 88 88TTT88 8b 88`8b `Y88b 88 88 88 88 V8o88 88TTT
    88 8D 88booo. 88 88 Y8b d8 88 `88. db 8D 88 `8b d8' 88 V888 88.
    Y8888P' Y88888P YP YP `Y88P' YP YD `8888Y' YP `Y88P' VP V8P Y8888

    ### ============================================================================
    ### [REMINDER] REMOVE THIS COMMENT BLOCK BEFORE CODE DEPLOYMENT!
    ### [REMINDER] POSSIBLE EXPOSURE OF SENSITIVE INFORMATION!
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    ### [BLACKSTONE]

    ?HX?cec27e03c51e1b18bc89e78003788ed0e87080f64da416cffda68f0d2cb3e9893ef5bcf00613
    b5dfdbb3827240a2d6f3ebc0ff1989fa2187c016722f53d141d2a7cd6f678118d6d425eecca627a4
    a85138180a6fbe74934ab51c31aa15811d06ca320390ee5781cd233ae7377a8d807caeeefe7267c4
    c6c9ca032124e1db8f361c3b4918a3931c119bcc3ac62ecbf4e09f7a95223d0bbe9f53415920db1b
    a3eb8f2bc85dc0e2e7a46d40b9c908777f59ea6197851569301788f38ea07b07e2245f92cc95a67a
    621726d5631c77fa637b4cd15daaa1a77de5e82e7ebcb73ca6803927adf975864c96b94e13aa542a
    d63be8f0e6ad1558aa4e7eaba0567751050ad858459ec4c0fbef5ce9aab20500fade?H

    ### [REMINDER] REMOVE THIS COMMENT BLOCK BEFORE CODE DEPLOYMENT!
    ### ============================================================================
    -->
    Last edited by Dundebuns; 2013-02-06 at 04:27 PM.
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    Related to Starcraft II but nothing else seems apparent. But looks awesome.

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    Stop teasing me Blizzard..

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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Oh, he didn't post the password.

    Y7_$0>0k_3<$m
    This is actually the password, folks, he's not joking. It's apparently the start of an ARG.

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    I thought that with the timing and flagrant Zerg name dropping that it's some Heart of the Swarm thing, or am I missing completely obvious about it being a teaser for some undisclosed upcoming project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unholytestament View Post
    Clearly a Starcraft thing.

    I'm hoping Starcraft Ghost related, which is one theory I've seen flying around. Though I'm hoping Nova isn't the main character this go around...
    Think it could be some kind of pre-launch thing for Hots?

    Would be great to see Starcraft: Ghost revived though.

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    Lol it says:

    Please note: Attempting to access secure Dominion networks without proper authorization is considered a hostile act. Further incorrect access attempts will earn a commensurate response.
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    Very interesting. Probably just a promotional thing for the new SC2 expansion though, sort of how Promethius put out that Weyland Industries website to promote the movie. Look it up.
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    I like turtles. I would like turtle-based tier sets. I would like a turtle shell helmet, and perhaps a cheeseburger backpack and a chestpiece that simply places a red gemstone on my bellybutton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sj View Post
    This is actually the password, folks, he's not joking. It's apparently the start of an ARG.
    Blizzard... making a ARG? Heh, never thought I see the day.

    EDIT:

    I sure did screw myself over... is blizzard going to send assassins to kill me now?

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    Again, welcome to Project Blackstone. I look forward to making your acquaintance at the barbecue in the (green-lit) social lounge this evening at 1900 hours.
    Hint at it being an MMO?
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    Just imagine how much activity they WOULD have gotten, were there no password provided....... but only subtle clues here and there. The hype would have been greater, I'd think, unlike the dissappointment Vista brought us when they had that cluster'f of a release "event".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Hint at it being an MMO?
    I wonder if green-lit social lounge means mmo-champion.com lol. I mean... who knows
    Quote Originally Posted by Extremity View Post
    I like turtles. I would like turtle-based tier sets. I would like a turtle shell helmet, and perhaps a cheeseburger backpack and a chestpiece that simply places a red gemstone on my bellybutton.

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