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 July 9, 2010  Online

Jaikumar Vijayan reports:

Gaming giant Activision Blizzard Inc. today said it has abandoned plans to force commenters to use real names when posting on its World of Warcraft and StarCraft forums after loud protests from its users and others.

In a message posted on the company’s Web site shortly before 1 p.m. EDT today, Activision Blizzard CEO Mike Morheieme said the company changed the plan announced earlier after receiving a raft of feedback, much of it criticizing the move, from users posting to the company’s forums.

Blizzard on Tuesday had announced that later this month it would be requiring all subscribers to its World of Warcraft and Starcraft forums use their real names when posting comments.

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