Friday, May 19, 2017

Blizzard Treats Man With StarCraft's Source Code

A man purchased a "lot off eBay with a ton of Blizzard stuff" last April. However, he was not sure what the box would contain, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to receive a near priceless piece of Blizzard Entertainment's history — the original StarCraft's "Gold Master Source Code" disc, printed in 1998.

As reported by Kotaku, Reddit user Khemist49 posted about his perplexing find and initially wasn’t sure what to do with the disc. Naturally, some users asked him to copy the contents of the disc and upload them for all to see, but others chimed in to say it would be wrong to reveal Blizzard’s secrets.

Blizzard apparently got wind of the ordeal and had its legal team politely ask him to return the gold disc that housed "intellectual property and trade secrets." The man inevitably took the safest route and obliged with Blizzard’s request.

Blizzard, in turn, gave him a copy of Overwatch and US$ 250 Blizzard store credit. However, it seems that Blizzard thought that was not a big enough reward.

To sweeten the deal even more, Blizzard rewarded him with an all-expenses paid trip to BlizzCon, sent him a box of Blizzard-themed gaming gear: An Overwatch edition of the Razer Blackwidow Chroma keyboard, matching headphones, mouse, and mouse pad. Additionally, he received a Diablo-themed bottle opener and journal.

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