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Yesterday, in an attempt to build anticipation for upcoming RTS blockbuster StarCraft II (as if gamers weren’t already peeing their pants with excitement), Blizzard announced that the newly revamped Battle.net will feature Facebook integration.

According to the press release, “the integration will enable StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty players to quickly add Blizzard gamers who are friends on Facebook to their Battle.net friend lists, facilitating their social gaming experience on the service.”

Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment, commented: “We’re pleased to be working with Facebook to integrate their platform with Battle.net to enhance the social-entertainment experience for our players. This new functionality will make it easier than ever to connect with friends on Battle.net and play StarCraft II and future Blizzard Entertainment games together.”

Gamers who are currently playing the SCII beta will begin to see this feature “in the near future.”

This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen in a long time. Like most of you guys, I have a lot of friends that I’ve made online through gaming. As games come and go these “e-friends” tend to get lost in the transitions. Lately, I’ve been adding these gamers to my Facebook friends just so we can keep in touch about what games we are currently playing. With this new integration I’ll be able to add all my Facebook gamer friends to my Battle.net account, making my life a whole lot easier.

What do you guys think? Will this feature revolutionize how “friending” work on online platforms? Will you guys be using this feature? Let us know by dropping a comment.

  1. Facebook update :

    Josh Quinnett has just found a lost Mutalisk in Starcraft II!!!

  2. Can’t wait to get all this gaming spam on my facebook acct!

    Why don’t they integrate with something like Raptr or Playfire instead? Those places are made for updates like this. Push that and not the growing suckiness of facebook.

  3. avatar kkkk

    fuckfacebook

    • avatar Wesley

      I am happy that logical dosucssiin can be continued. Different point of view is never a problem, like you and me.Be careful on the word “majority”, you sure you agree with “those silent will be fully acknowledge that their right will be represented by those who chose to be not silent”? 0.5m people protest can be “the majority of HK” before, and 0.1m people protest can also be “the majority of HK” now while HK has about actually 7m of people. How about if someone organize a party to support CY and 0.1m joined, will you agree that “the majority of hk fully support CY”? Please think carefully and push HK to a logical direction.I dont join the party because I dont agree with it. I have never consented others to represent me.Anyway this is a “real fact” that there are only a few % of HK people support the banana party. I dont support them because they never make reasonable planning and suggestions but just destruct what gov proposed!

  4. I wouldn’t mind seeing Achievement integration. So I could complete with friends :P

  5. avatar Pelonchas

    What a bad idea, facebook is full of spam events, and even more. What about the security holes the hackers are breaking everyday on facebook. What about loosing your account or even your serial key.

  6. avatar Tolga

    Wow, I really love this blog. But I haven’t seen any new posts for awhlie. Please start posting again. I crave your creativity, insight and opinions. Thanks

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