How I Missed The Gold Rush

They are going to make 2 million of these little silicon discs--burn them, in the lingo--and then they will be richer. Their game, Diablo II, an Internet-based slasher romp, has been described by at least one game-industry magazine as the "most anticipated in history." Diablo, their first game, was among the best selling ever, moving a couple million CD-ROMs, making the game's co-creators, brothers Erich Schaefer, 34, and Max Schaefer, 32, multimillionaires. But what is striking about walking into the Blizzard North building in Menlo Park, Calif., is not the casualness of the offices, the cubicles strewn with toys or the...

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