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https://www.yahoo.com/news/man-returns-starcraft-source-code-180355296.html

 

 

When a man purchased a “lot off eBay with a ton of Blizzard stuff” in April, 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.

 

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He should have asked for a dollar amount for them to get it back after he secured it for them. :P

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Would they consider that blackmail and lock him up :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

I prefer to think of it as a finders fee, :)

 

Just think if the wrong person bought the lot and uploaded all that information on that disk he stumbled across. :pirate2:

 

Though after reading further into the story I see they did reward him really well so it pays to be honest.

 

 

 

Blizzard, in turn, gave him a copy of Overwatch and $250 Blizzard store credit. However, it seems that Blizzard thought that was not a big enough reward. A Blizzard rep called Khemist49 to ask if he was familiar with BlizCon, the yearly convention that celebrates and promotes all things Blizzard. Khemist49, living on the East Coast, has not been able to make it out to California event in the past, and as he noted to the rep, tickets tend to sell out fast. Well, Khemist’s honorable deed will now be rewarded with an all-expenses paid trip to BlizzCon.

 

To sweeten the deal even more, Blizzard 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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I prefer to think of it as a finders fee, :)

 

Just think if the wrong person bought the lot and uploaded all that information on that disk he stumbled across. :pirate2:

 

Though after reading further into the story I see they did reward him really well so it pays to be honest.

 

 

 

 

:D

 

How much profits do blizzard get?

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