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The Secret Lives of Gamers Should Stay Secret

Everyone is entitled to a secret identity, it seems.

That's the lesson that Blizzard learned last week when they unveiled a new set of rules that would have stripped anonymity away from those posting comments in the forums for the developer's popular games like World of Warcraft and the upcoming StarCraft II. Blizzard's Real ID would have forced those posting in the official forums to use their real first and last names.