Real ID & forums, a news site roundup

Firstly an interesting article which might give some insight into one of the drivers for this change
http://watchingthewatchers.org/indepth/1365085/korean-law-driving-policy-blizzard

Now, here is the news

BBC News – World of Warcraft maker to end anonymous forum logins
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/10543100.stm

USA Today – ‘WoW’ studio Blizzard to require real names on forums
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2010/07/wow-studio-blizzard-to-require-real-names-on-forums/1

Associated Press & Affiliates – Bye-Bye Trolls? Blizzard Forums to Use Real Names
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jV7ybK7aZ_ZS-5ejE4v6tRWYpp9gD9GQCO5G0
ABC News – http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=11108240
ABC News – http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=11109291
Yahoo! News – http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100707/ap_on_en_ot/us_tec_blizzard_real_name
MSN Entertainment – http://entertainment.msn.com/news/article.aspx?news=509481&affid=100055&silentchk=1&

CVG – Fans rage over Blizzard forum plans
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=254846

PCGamer (UK) – Why Blizzard’s new forum plan is an epic fail
http://www.pcgamer.com/2010/07/07/why-blizzard%E2%80%99s-new-forum-plan-is-an-epic-fail/

The Register – Blizzard exposes real names on WoW forums
http://www.reghardware.com/2010/07/07/wow_forums/

About.com – WoW Real ID: A Really Bad Idea
http://antivirus.about.com/b/2010/06/22/wow-real-id-a-really-bad-idea.htm

Ars Technica – Blizzard: post about StarCraft 2? Use your real name
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/07/blizzard-post-about-starcraft-2-use-your-real-name.ars

Gamespy – Blizzard to Require Real Names on Official Forums
http://uk.pc.gamespy.com/articles/110/1104456p1.html

Kotaku – Blizzard Forums Will Soon Display Your Real Name
http://kotaku.com/5580585/blizzard-forums-will-soon-display-your-real-name
Kotaku – Blizzard’s Real Name Forum Policy Has Fans In An Uproar
http://kotaku.com/5581209/blizzards-real-name-forum-policy-has-fans-in-an-uproar

Joystiq – Your real name to appear on Blizzard’s official forums
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/07/06/your-real-name-to-appear-on-blizzards-official-forums/

Inc Gamers – Blizzard Going Too Far With Real ID?
http://www.incgamers.com/Columns/94/blizzard-going-too-far-with-real-id

MTV Multiplayer – Blizzard Cracks Down On Anonymity In Official Forums
http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2010/07/07/blizzard-cracks-down-on-anonymity-in-official-forums/

TechEYE.net – Blizzard forces users to show real names: Internet security they have heard of it
http://www.techeye.net/security/blizzard-forces-users-to-show-real-names

Product Reviews News – WoW Real ID System: Security Flaw Found
http://www.product-reviews.net/2010/07/07/wow-real-id-system-security-flaw-found/

ITWorld – Blizzard to share your name with angry video game nerds
http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/113202/blizzard-share-your-name-angry-video-game-nerds

Voodoo Extreme – Is Blizzard’s Real ID Safe, Or A Playground For Sexual Deviants?
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/55728/Is-Blizzards-Real-ID-Safe-Or-A-Playground-For-Sexual-Deviants
Voodoo Extreme – Blizzard Forums To Require Use Of Real Name, Rage Ensues
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/55910/Blizzard-Forums-To-Require-Use-Of-Real-Name-Rage-Ensues

Examiner National – World of Warcraft Players WoWed by Blizzard’s REALID announcement
http://www.examiner.com/x-48234-Santa-Ana-Internet-Examiner~y2010m7d7-World-of-Warcraft-Players-WoWed-by-Blizzards-REALID-announcement

EuroGamer – Blizzard forums to require real names
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/blizzard-forums-to-require-real-names

GameFocus – Blizzard To Kill Anonymity On Forums
http://www.gamefocus.ca/?nav=new&nid=10091

Strategy Informer – Battle.net removes “veil of anonymity” on forums, real names used
http://www.strategyinformer.com/news/8551/battlenet-removes-veil-of-anonymity-on-forums-real-names-used

HuskyStarcraft – Blizzard Forums: First and Last Names [VIDEO]
[url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBwTpHNZDpQ“]YouTube- Blizzard Forums: First and Last Names

AusGamers – Blizzard Switching Forums to Real ID System
http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/2926798

Australian Gamer – Blizzard decide to give out subscribers’ real names
http://www.australiangamer.com/news/3239_blizzard_decide_to_give_out_subscribers_real_names.html

Zeroday – Is Korean Law Driving Policy at Blizzard?
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/zeroday/2010/07/07/is-korean-law-driving-policy-at-blizzard/

Hell Mode – Why Real ID is a Really Bad Idea
http://hellmode.com/2010/07/06/why-real-id-is-a-really-bad-idea/#more-390

Tank Spot – RealID — Unethical and Dangerous
http://www.tankspot.com/showthread.php?68744-RealID-Unethical-and-Dangerous

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