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Napster bloke does WOW site

Fanning invents Rupture.

Napster founder Shawn Fanning is to launch a social networking site for online gamers, born from a frustration at the lack of communication tools in World of Warcraft.

Rupture will take the form of a software download that will pull character details, profiles, stats and other player details and publish them on a personalised webpage, according to a report on Business Week.

The software and related pages will help players organise their gaming and communicate with other WoW players, as well as track gaming habits and evolve individual profiles accordingly.

World of Warcraft currently has over 7.5 million subscribers worldwide, with the latest expansion pack, The Burning Crusade, launching in North America and Europe on 16th January.

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