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duckroll
mashadar's Nekomimi slave
(06-23-2008, 08:38 AM)
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http://www.blizzard.com

What could this be? Is that a burst of energy? Or cracking ice? What could it possibly mean?!

Some theories:

- The cracking ice represents a prison convict world. The game is clearly World of Blackthorne.

- The ice is melting on the frozen development of Starcraft Ghost - it will be a Wii exclusive with awesome waggle controls.

- Rock and Roll Racing on PSN with an ice planet filled with melting ice caps.

- The Lost Vikings find themselves lost again.... in the North Pole.


Discuss.
Crusade
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(06-23-2008, 08:39 AM)
Probably related to that new WoW expansion whatsit
evlcookie
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(06-23-2008, 08:39 AM)
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wotlk release date.

Oh and the paris worldwide invitational is this weekend.
basis
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(06-23-2008, 08:39 AM)
its got some weird symbol mixed in... hmm.... vikings returneth?
Xyphie
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(06-23-2008, 08:40 AM)
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WOTLK related. Likely release date.
lsslave
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(06-23-2008, 08:40 AM)
So many good ideas you have there, great games that would be fun...

but its probably WotLK :(
Mr. Pointy
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(06-23-2008, 08:40 AM)
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World of Warcraft: The Frozen Throne.

Also, notice the little markings to the left of the pic.
MGrant
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(06-23-2008, 08:40 AM)
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I want to believe it's Diablo-related, somehow, but I'm 90% sure it's just something for WoW.
border
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(06-23-2008, 08:40 AM)
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It's just for Wrath of the Lich King. I don't think this is heralding a new game. But hopefully some new WotLK announcements (release date or closed beta).

It might just be for Blizzcon tickets about to go on sale.
Xabora
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(06-23-2008, 08:41 AM)
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You know the style of art.
Its hard, gritty... and not to happy.
FunkyMunkey
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(06-23-2008, 08:44 AM)
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? maybe release date ?
evlcookie
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(06-23-2008, 08:45 AM)
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I see a spider in ice, now i cant unsee it.
M3wThr33
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(06-23-2008, 08:46 AM)
Lich King's throne is FROZEN.
(Hence the title of WC3's expansion.)
Andrex
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(06-23-2008, 08:50 AM)

Originally Posted by duckroll


- The ice is melting on the frozen development of Starcraft Ghost - it will be a Wii exclusive with awesome waggle controls.

Obviously the most likely candidate.
duckroll
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(06-23-2008, 08:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by M3wThr33

Lich King's throne is FROZEN.
(Hence the title of WC3's expansion.)

Madonna theme song confirmed? :o
godhandiscen
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(06-23-2008, 08:53 AM)
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SC2 new race!
Danj
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(06-23-2008, 08:53 AM)
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Are you guys sure that's ice and not, say, a hyperspace window opening or something? Or some kind of vortex thingy?
Xabora
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(06-23-2008, 08:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danj

Are you guys sure that's ice and not, say, a hyperspace window opening or something? Or some kind of vortex thingy?

Uhh
http://us.media.blizzard.com/232309/_images/ice1.jpg

/win?
HolyCheck
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(06-23-2008, 08:56 AM)
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Hell freezes over.

you heard it here first.
JohnTinker
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(06-23-2008, 08:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by godhandiscen

SC2 new race!

..that would be taken down single handedly by Firebats!
CrushDance
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(06-23-2008, 09:32 AM)

Originally Posted by JohnTinker

..that would be taken down single handedly by Firebats!

:lol I want a new Diablo so bad.
Momar
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(06-23-2008, 09:33 AM)
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I hope I'm not the only that that tried typing "ice2" into the url :(

It was worth a shot!
Saya
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(06-23-2008, 09:34 AM)
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Release date WOTLK. Winter 2008?
Chris Remo
(06-23-2008, 09:38 AM)
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All I want in my life is Diablo 3.

And Pikmin 3.

Seriously that's all I want. Just give me those games and I'm done forever.
Danj
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(06-23-2008, 09:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chris Remo

All I want in my life is Diablo 3.

Listen to this man. We need Diablo 3.

Also can we have Diablo 2 on digital distro plz, my discs are scratched.
JoeMartin
(06-23-2008, 10:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Saya

Release date WOTLK. Winter 2008?

It better be. At the least.
PetriP-TNT
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(06-23-2008, 10:15 AM)
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Vanilla Ice simulator oooh yeeeah
Tokubetsu
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(06-23-2008, 10:21 AM)
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Diablo 3 set in a cold setting?
I know this is gonna be WOTLK related but i can hope and dream...I can...
Dina
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(06-23-2008, 10:22 AM)
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Ice and WOTLK are like Ice and Vanilla. There can be no doubt.
zer0das
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(06-23-2008, 10:26 AM)
It looks kind of like Khadarin crystals. The thing on the left could be a Protoss interface, or it could be a rune. Plus the crystal at the top looks kind of like a Protoss head.

Or it's just ice... :p

Edit: Actually, the crystals just below the head look like arms, and the entire thing looks quite like a zealot. I can even see legs. Hmm..
∀ Narayan
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(06-23-2008, 10:29 AM)
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StarCraft Ghost running on next-gen hardware would be sweet.

But that'll never happen.

So, this is most likely Wrath of The Lich King.
Tamanon
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(06-23-2008, 10:29 AM)
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My guess is WotLK release date and closed beta announcement.
Chris Remo
(06-23-2008, 10:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by zer0das

the entire thing looks quite like a zealot.

Yeah, it really doesn't.
Acosta
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(06-23-2008, 10:57 AM)
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MUST BE DIABLO 3: HELL IS FINALLY FROZEN

Release date already Blizzard.
ThatGuy
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(06-23-2008, 11:02 AM)
This is NOT WoWTLK related. Because:

- Blizzard has NEVER teased a release date
- Blizzard has NEVER teased a beta start with a splash screen

http://us.media.blizzard.com/232309/_images/ice1.jpg


The 232309 stands for the 23 and 9 letter of the alphabet so:

23 letter = W
09 letter = I
== WWI ;)


Here is a colour inverted and sharpened version (thanks to jk32xzxk)




The sign on the middle left is the sign of the artist. You can find it on some of the released concept arts at the official site.
Pizza Luigi
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(06-23-2008, 11:05 AM)
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A new Halo, yes! :D
Danj
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(06-23-2008, 11:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by ThatGuy

http://us.media.blizzard.com/232309/_images/ice1.jpg

The 232309 stands for the 23 and 9 letter of the alphabet so:

23 letter = W
09 letter = I
== WWI ;)

Okay, but what does that MEAN? Does it mean Diablo 3 or is it Starcraft 2 related?
Irulan
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(06-23-2008, 11:16 AM)
This is in the CSS file:

/*.tundra {background:url(_images/04.jpg) no-repeat 0 0} */

It links to this image:

duckroll
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(06-23-2008, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danj

Okay, but what does that MEAN? Does it mean Diablo 3 or is it Starcraft 2 related?

It means this is a teaser for something they're announcing at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational this year.
∀ Narayan
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(06-23-2008, 11:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Danj

Okay, but what does that MEAN? Does it mean Diablo 3 or is it Starcraft 2 related?

It means that Diablo III is coming out during 09/?/2323.

Or....

2/3 = .666666666.....
2/3 = .666666666.....

9 upside-down = 6.
duckroll
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(06-23-2008, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by U K Narayan

It means that Diablo III is coming out during 09/?/2323.

Or....

2/3 = .666666666.....
2/3 = .666666666.....

9 upside-down = 6.

The Worldwide Invitational is in Paris on 28th and 29th of June this year. That means they'll probably change the teaser every day until Saturday.
∀ Narayan
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(06-23-2008, 11:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

The Worldwide Invitational is in Paris on 28th and 29th of June this year. That means they'll probably change the teaser every day until Saturday.

>:P

I know. I was only kidding.
duckroll
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(06-23-2008, 11:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by U K Narayan

>:P

I know. I was only kidding.

If you tease Danj, there's a high chance he'll actually fall for it. :(
Boken
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(06-23-2008, 11:20 AM)
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Diablo III to be set during WWI + demons?
Illuminati
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(06-23-2008, 11:22 AM)

Originally Posted by ThatGuy

Here is a colour inverted and sharpened version (thanks to jk32xzxk)

So we have come to the conclusion that the artwork represents an anus of infinite sadness for Diablo III then?
Last edited by Illuminati; 06-23-2008 at 11:27 AM.
Danj
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(06-23-2008, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

It means this is a teaser for something they're announcing at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational this year.

Ohhhhhh. So when is that, anyway?

EDIT: Gah, GAF is being really slow for me today, I see my question got answered before my post went through!

Originally Posted by duckroll

The Worldwide Invitational is in Paris on 28th and 29th of June this year. That means they'll probably change the teaser every day until Saturday.

Yixian
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(06-23-2008, 11:35 AM)
Even if it is Diablo 3 and Blizzard announced it tomorrow, saying they've already been working on it for 5 years, you all know, deep down in your hearts, we won't be playing it until 2012...
∀ Narayan
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(06-23-2008, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Yixian

Even if it is Diablo 3 and Blizzard announced it tomorrow, saying they've already been working on it for 5 years, you all know, deep down in your hearts, we won't be playing it until 2012...

And I wouldn't even mind, because it would be the best game - ever.
Pizza Luigi
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(06-23-2008, 11:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Irulan

This is in the CSS file:

/*.tundra {background:url(_images/04.jpg) no-repeat 0 0} */

It links to this image:


So, this is obviously part of a bigger picture (which will be probably unveiled by changing the picture everyday) but what is it?

A purple man in a furcoat?
Hooker
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(06-23-2008, 11:43 AM)
I hope it's some new kind of soul-stone, world-stone, universe-stone whatever.





Sadly, reality kicks in and tells me that it's something for WotLK

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