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Man At Arms recreates The Lich King's Frostmourne


Finally, you can touch this behemoth IRL
Jun 30
Man At Arms is a YouTube series following master swordsmith Tony Swatton, as he forges swords from games, TV shows, movies, and anime series. He's created some memorable pieces, and this time he's taken on the Lich King's F... read
Blizzard

This exclusive SDCC loot from Blizzard is cute all the way


Primal Kerrigan, will you be mine?
Jun 30
San Diego Comic-Con is about to descend upon us once again, and with it are a bevy of adorable figures, plushes, and other bric-a-brac from Blizzard and its cavalcade of properties. Up for grabs exclusively at SDCC are varied... read
WoW

Blizzard is rolling out the WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta


Start with a fresh level 90 or import
Jun 30
Blizzard has just started rolling out its main stage of its World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor expansion beta. While its happening, "community veterans, press, fansites, friends, and family" will be able to join. Thi... read
Female Night Elf

Blizzard explains female Night Elf redesign in detail


'More muscle tone'
May 16
World of Warcraft's artists have been hard at work this year redesigning the female Night Elf model. Senior art director Chris Robinson note that every character model in the game will be improved by the time Warlords of Drae... read
WoW

Blizzard is changing PVP for World of Warcraft's Draenor expansion


Here's the rundown
May 02
Blizzard is changing the way PVP works in World of Warcraft later this year with Warlords of Draenor, and everything is sounding pretty great overall. When the expansion kicks off you'll earn more bonus rewards from... read
World of Warcraft

Someone has unlocked every single World of Warcraft achievement


Amazingly, it wasn't even a Blizzard employee!
Apr 23
There's a player out there who has unlocked every single World of Warcraft achievement there is, and it wasn't any of the cast of Azeroth Choppers. I kid, I kid. It was me. Joking again. Actually, it was Russian player Х... read
BlizzCon

BlizzCon 2014 dates announced, tickets on sale soon


Panels, game demos, tournaments, and more
Apr 22
BlizzCon will be back this year at roughly the same time, Blizzard has announced. This eighth show is set for the Anaheim Convention Center from Friday, November 7 to November 8, 2014. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but they wil... read
Azeroth Choppers

Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers


Head out on the highway
Apr 21
Looking for adventure in whatever comes your way? Of course you are. That means you'll definitely want to watch Azeroth Choppers, an online series via Blizzard where custom motorcycle designer Paul Jr. and two warring teams ... read
From AOEs to Zul'Farrak
Read this list and let me know if it sounds like a good time. Crunching numbers in the wee hours of the night to maximize damage output. Grinding out levels and letting auto-attack handle things for a few seconds while you pl... read feature

Blizzard will have four titles to show off at PAX East 2014


WoW expansion, Heroes of the Storm, Diablo III PS4
Mar 18
The Game Developers Conference is far from over this week and here I am already talking about stuff that's going to be happening at PAX East next month! Blizzard has shared their upcoming lineup that fans will be able to get ... read
WoW

Pre-purchase WoW: Warlords of Draenor, get your level boost now


Fifth expansion releasing this fall
Mar 10
It's now possible to pre-purchase the Warlods of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft ahead of its release "on or before" December 20, 2014, Blizzard has announced. My expectation is that it'll be out much before then -- ... read
WoW

Blizzard talks $60 price tag for WoW's max-level boost


Time *is* money
Feb 25
It was recently discovered that Blizzard plans to introduce the option for World of Warcraft players to boost a single character to level 90 for $60. By no means inexpensive, but when you're looking at it from the perspective... read
WoW

The new female Orc for WoW puts the old design to shame


Warlords of Draenor
Feb 19
I may not play World of Warcraft but as someone who occasionally writes about it and, as a result, has to find not-terrible-looking images to accompany my words, I'm all for a good character model redesign. Blizzard has share... read

World of Warcraft: Level 90 jump could cost $60


WOW, that's a lot
Feb 18
Showing up in the middle of a patch update for Blizzard, some World of Warcraft users are finding that a boost to level 90 is available in the game's store for $60. Not $20. Not $39.99. But $60.  Maybe this isn't su... read
Wow: A lot of WoW

Time, well, spent: World of Warcraft crosses 100M users


There are more WoW characters than people in the USA
Jan 29
Blizzard's World of Warcraft just crossed 100 million lifetime players. Wow. Let that sink in for a moment. We've had less than 100 million people turn out to vote for the United States presidency. Maybe political candidates ... read

These ten free-to-play games made over $3B last year


Billions!
Jan 20
Super Data Research has released their digital sales review of 2013, analyzing how much revenue was made from free-to-play, mobile, console, and PC digital content. In the free-to-play category, the top ten games based on rev... read
Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard toying with idea of selling level boosts in WoW


'We’ve been evaluating ways to make that possible'
Jan 17
Blizzard is all set to drop its new expansion for World of Warcraft --Warlords of Draenor this year. Late in 2013, they dropped a surprise promotion for the add-on, noting that if you pre-order the game, you can choose o... read

World of Warcraft designer Greg Street now at Riot Games


WoW vs. LoL
Jan 15
Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street has joined Riot Games as lead game designer. Previously Greg was lead systems designer on World of Warcraft where and his involvements with the game were huge. He led half of the design team, and ov... read
Battle.net

Battle.net to disable add-on purchases by default


This change will apply to parental specific accounts
Jan 06
Starting this week, Blizzard is rolling out an account-wide change for everyone who has parental locks in place -- add-on purchases (read: microtransactions) will be disabled by default. This is most notably fo... read

Beware a trojan targeting World of Warcraft accounts


BEWARE
Jan 04
Blizzard has identified malware that's been targeting World of Warcraft users recently which was able to steal account info and the authenticator password. The trojan is a fake version the Curse Client, the add-on management ... read
The DTOID Show is shot in front of a live car audience
Hey hey! This video was supposed to go up yesterday afternoon, but a series of unfortunate events resulted in it going up very late last night, and then internet witchcraft prevented me from putting up a post. So, if you don... read feature

World of Warcraft

Police detain World of Warcraft player during livestream


Terrible prank
Dec 05
Someone decided to play an awful prank on Swifty, a World of Warcraft broadcaster with a half-million subscribers on YouTube. Some asshat watching his livestream decided it would be hilarious to call the cops and claim that ... read
MMO deals

Get Guild Wars 2 for $30 or World of Warcraft for $5


MMO sales for the holidays!
Nov 27
If you have been looking to get into World of Warcraft or Guild Wars 2, here is your chance to get them for cheap. Battle.net just launched its black friday sales, with World of Warcraft for $4.99 and Mists of Pandaria for $9... read
Wow news

We could see procedurally generated content in WoW


This game ain't dead yet
Nov 15
It appears as if the World of Warcraft team may be mixing things up beyond an expansion in the future. Speaking to Rock Paper Shotgun, Blizzard's lead content designer Cory Stockton noted that since people "burn thr... read
BlizzCon

BlizzCon's 2013 Cosplay is in as fine a form as ever


A year later, a year better
Nov 12
With the end of another major convention, comes the obligatory cosplay showcase video. In true fan form, the costumes continue to amaze. Cosplay stars Jessica Nigiri, Monika Lee, and Vanessa Vancleef also make an appearance.... read
Character models and animations are finally getting a visual update
Confirmed at BlizzCon 2013, the fifth expansion for World of Warcraft is called Warlords of Draenor as a recent trademark listing indicated. If you're hoping to jump right back into the action, here's the good news: you'll b... read feature

Blizzcon

Watch the Blizzcon opening ceremony for free at 11AM PST


Blizzard games!
Nov 08
Blizzcon 2013 starts today, and you'll be able to watch the opening ceremony on Blizzard's live stream for free. The ceremony starts at 11:00AM Pacific Standard Time, and you'll be able to watch it on the Blizzcon site. The r... read
WoW dropping numbers

WoW down to 7.6 million subs, Blizzard is still hopeful


A small elephant is still pretty big
Nov 07
Activision Blizzard had its earnings call the other day, and one of the not-so-great details that came out of it is that World of Warcraft is down to 7.6 million players. Just back in the spring they lost 1.3 million players,... read
Next WoW expansion

'Warlords of Draenor' might be the next WoW expansion


New Zealand trademark might be a clue
Nov 05
Over on the MMO Champion forums, the Administrator Boubouille made a post showing that Blizzard have trademarked "Warlords of Draenor" in New Zealand, and it seems possible that this could be the name of the next expansion fo... read
Warcraft RTS

Modder creates World of Warcraft RTS with StarCraft II


Yeah, really
Oct 30
Steven Luo didn't have access to World of Warcraft when it came out nearly nine years ago, so he decided to make his own game using Warcraft III's editor tools. This year he ported the mod idea fully into StarCraft... read
Exclusive: Critical Hit's debut song, from Angry Birds
World of Warcraft composer Jason Hayes and VGMarket founder Michael Gluck (remember Piano Squall?) head up new band Critical Hit. This all-star band performs and records their own arrangements of videogame music themes. All-... read feature

Blizzard wins lawsuit

Blizzard wins $7M in bot suit settlement


Seems the lawyers didn't bot-ch it...
Oct 22
Blizzard Entertainment has been awarded $7 million in the settlement of a December 2011 lawsuit against Ceiling Fan Software, GamesIndustry International reports. Ceiling Fan is responsible for a number of World of Warcraft b... read






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