Blizzard Shows Love To A Man Who Found The 'StarCraft' Source Code

We're a little late to the party on this one, but it's still a feel-good story because it shows what happens when you do the right thing. Reddit user Reddit user Khemist49 came across a particularly rare find in the gaming industry: a gold disc containing the original source code for 1998's StarCraft. In the hands of almost any other person, we'd be writing a story about how they sold that disc on eBay for around $50k to some extravagant collector from Korea. But instead, he turned it over to Blizzard after finding it in an eBay box of his own marked "box of Blizzard stuff."

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Originally he posted about the disc on Reddit, to which people wanted him to post all its secrets. But then Blizzard hit him up and asked to have it back since it had intellectual property that belonged to them. After chatting with a lawyer, he decided to send the disc back, which got him a copy of Overwatch and $250 Blizzard store credit. But that wasn't the end of it, as he posted this thread on Reddit along with this picture.

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Along with getting a ton of awesome Overwatch and Diablo III swag (we kinda want to try out the bottle opener), the man got a free pass to BlizzCon this year, all expenses paid with the staff wanting to take him out for drinks. Now obviously this doesn't happen to everyone, but the lesson to be learned here is that if you find something that belongs to someone, no matter how minor or insignificant it may be, the rewards of returning it might be greater than just having a profound effect on your personal being. It's a wonder what showing a little kindness can do on both ends.

 

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