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August 23, 2009 (Monday)

Tricia Helfer will voice Sarah Kerrigan in Starcraft II
Today Blizzard announces that Tricia Helfer will replace Glynnis Talken Campbell as the voice actor for Sarah Kerrigan. Helfer has done voice acting for Spider-Man Web: Of Shadows and Halo 3: ODST. She has also acted in the FMV for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Read more

August 22, 2009 (Saturday)

Diablo 1 box
Diablo III and StarCraft II may have LAN play after all
Shacknews reports that Blizzard is working on a mode that allows play over a LAN, however, for copy-protection reasons, players will still have to authenticate over before playing any multiplayer matches. Read more

August 21, 2009 (Friday)

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Diablo III characters classes
The official Korean Diablo III site reveals a fourth character class today: the Monk, which joins the Barbarian, Witchdoctor and Wizard classes revealed earlier. Read more

New Expansion for World of Warcraft
Today at Blizzcon Blizzard revealed an image for their third expansion for World of Warcraft titled World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Read more

August 20, 2009 (Thursday)

Resident Evil: Afterlife gets new release date
The release of Resident Evil: Afterlife starring Milla Jovovich has been pushed up to August 27, 2010 Read more

August 18, 2009 (Tuesday)

New PS3 slim coming September
Sony announced today that they will be releasing a slim PS3 this September. The unit will have 120GB and no backwards comparability. It will cost $299 Read more

August 14, 2009 (Friday)

ARMA II gets Expansion
ARMA II gets a new expansion moments after its release. ARMA II: Operation Arrowhead, the expansion, will take place on a new map with new missions Read more

August 13, 2009 (Thursday)

Pathfinder RPG cover
Pathfinder RPG Launches at Gen Con
A development process that began about a year and a half ago culminated in the release of a product that breathes new life into the 3.5 Dungeons & Dragons rule set.

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August 5, 2009 (Wednesday)

Starcraft II Delayed
Due to the service upgrades, Activision Blizzard announced that Starcraft II will be delayed until early 2010 Read more

August 4, 2009 (Tuesday)

World of Warcraft gets patch 3.2
Today Blizzard releases patch 3.2 which changes many aspects of the game including raids, mounts, and leveling Read more

August 3, 2009 (Monday)

Pathfinder RPG cover
Pathfinder RPG Sold Out
Ten days before the launch of the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook, Paizo Publishing announces demand for their product has far surpassed their already-ambitious expectations.

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