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Napster Creator Launching Game Community
Shawn Fanning's Rupture will explode on the Internet in the next few weeks.
December 04, 2006 by Rachel Cericola

At the ripe old age of 26, Shawn Fanning is about to make a comeback. The teen whiz who turned simple code into an empire named Napster is about to launch a new online gaming community—Rupture.

Don’t expect to be swapping and downloading illegal copies of “Halo.” The project will only initially work with Blizzard’s “World of Warcraft,” says

Players will be able to create profiles, chat online and download some game content.

Expect Rupture to launch over the next few weeks.

  • Software download will pull character details, profiles, stats & other details
  • Players can track others’ habits & info




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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at

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