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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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Legendary Pictures' Warcraft movie coming December 2015


Confirmed
Oct 01
It seems like previous predictions were right on the money. Well, at least the year was right. The latest tweet from the Warcraft Twitter account confirms a release date for the Warcraft film: We’re pleased to announce... read
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World of Warcraft

Blizzard isn't opposed to an eventual free-to-play WoW


Well, I'd sure hope so
Aug 23
Although World of Warcraft's subscriber base is on the decline, the monolithic MMORPG isn't going anywhere. And if it eventually gets to that point, there's always the free-to-play option. "For Blizzard it makes sense [to go ... read
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Exclusive tunes along with commentary from the sound team
It's been a while since we've talked about the Warcraft card game spin-off, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment is currently taking beta sign-ups, so I thought it would be a good time to find out what's go... read feature

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Sweet UDON books

SDCC-exclusive UDON books up for pre-order August 1


MM25 will be MINE, I say! MINE!
Jul 31
San Diego Comic-Con came and went, and despite my best efforts to use the Dtoid team to my own ends, I was unable to score the coveted hardcover edition of MM25. Thanks a lot, DALE! But no worries! UDON promised that all its ... read
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WoW subscriptions

Cue mass hysteria: WoW loses 600,000 subscribers


Everyone jump ship!
Jul 27
I can't help but chuckle when Activision Blizzard releases subscription figures for World of Warcraft, because even when there are significant losses, the number of continuing subscribers remains astronomical. By the end of J... read
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Asian regions will get the in-game store first
When Blizzard said it was exploring potentially adding microtransactions to World of Warcraft in "certain regions," speculation quickly pointed to that being code for "Asia." Good job, everyone who suggested that! After admit... read feature

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WoW microtransactions

Blizzard exploring in-game store for World of Warcraft


In certain unnamed regions
Jul 04
A "100% XP Buff" item that references the "5.4 In Game Store" was discovered on the World of Warcraft Public Test Realm, prompting players to ask Blizzard what the deal is on the forums. "We are currently exploring the possib... read
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WoW killed MMOs?

'I think we killed a genre' with WoW, says Red 5 CEO


Former World of Warcraft team lead speaks about accessibility
Jul 01
In a developer blog posted on MMORPG, Red 5 Studios CEO Mark Kern has taken a look back at World of Warcraft and how, in his opinion, the game's success has led to the genre losing sight of what makes it so compelling. "I thi... read
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft sees a spike in unauthorized logins


Emails are going out now
Jun 25
Bad news World of Warcraft players -- Blizzard's sent out a PSA that the game is experiencing an unusual rise in unauthorized logins from both the website and mobile app. The good news? Blizzard looks like it's going to ... read
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UDON at SDCC

UDON to sell SDCC-only Street Fighter, Mega Man books


Exclusive Brutal Legend and World of Warcraft volumes will be available as well
Jun 24
As it does every year, comic and videogame art book publisher UDON Entertainment will be attending San Diego Comic-Con with a bunch of event-exclusive goodies in tow. Technically, all these books will be available elsewhere i... read
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WoW

World of Warcraft drops 1.3 million subscribers


But still has 8.3 million subs, so, yeah
May 08
Offering a status update on World of Warcraft during an earnings report, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick revealed that the popular MMORPG lost 1.3 million subscribers during the quarter -- "mainly from the East, but in t... read
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WoW achievements

World of Warcraft players really love those achievements


Earning 8.7 million a day
Mar 31
I like to pretend that I'm above achievements and trophies, but that's a bare-faced lie. One minute I might be questioning the point or merit of these virtual marks of honor, but the next I'll be trying to earn them.  At... read
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Some notes and tidbits from Jenova Chen’s insightful GDC talk on Journey
thatgamecompany founder Jenova Chen delivered a talk on Journey, right on the heels of a sweep of the Game Developer’s Choice Awards the night prior. Naturally, the room was packed full, and Chen received a lovely stand... read feature

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PAX: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft card game announced


Blizzard announces a new CCG 'for everyone'
Mar 22
Blizzard has today lifted the lid on Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, "a fast-paced strategy card game for everyone." You hear that, gay people who want to get married? You too can join in on the fun!  Hearthstone hopes ... read
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Warcraft movie

Sam Raimi on what went wrong with the Warcraft movie


Suggests mismanagement on Blizzard's part
Mar 07
Years ago, Sam Raimi was set to direct Legendary Pictures' film adaptation of World of Warcraft. He left the project quite some time ago, and more recently, Moon director Duncan Jones signed on to fill the vacancy. Speaking t... read
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WoW Patch 5.2

World of Warcraft content patch 5.2 will launch tomorrow


Confirmed by Community Rep
Mar 04
World of Warcraft's newest expansion, Mists of Pandaria, is getting a new content patch soon. Although the patch has been delayed a few times, the expectation was that it would launch this week -- specifically, tomorrow -- w... read
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Mists of Pandaria trailer

Mists of Pandaria Thunder King update gets a fun trailer


Are you still playing World of Warcraft?
Feb 27
Patch 5.2, a major content update for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, is nearly upon us, and Blizzard has a new trailer to celebrate. Lorewalker Cho lays down some phat poetry to get us in the mood for hot raid content... read
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Dreams

Study: Gamers have more control over their dreams


Eat, sleep, game
Feb 20
Why do we dream? Amongst the foggy midst of hearsay, medical expertise, and decades of research, the simple answer is, we have no idea. One thing we can all agree on is that dreams are weird. Why my brain transported me to... read
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Warcraft director named

New director signs on for Legendary's Warcraft movie


You enjoyed the film Moon, right?
Jan 30
Legendary Pictures' big-screen adaptation of Warcraft has landed a new director, Duncan Jones, according to Hollywood Reporter and later confirmed by Blizzard Entertainment. He's best known for directing Source Code and Moon,... read
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Pachter: Activision should charge for Call of Duty online


Analyst says a money-thing for game-angries!
Dec 07
Michael "Thigh Majesty" Pachter is a man of business, which doesn't always make him a friend to consumers. His latest suggestion, that Activision should charge a fee for Call of Duty, isn't a new notion, but it never wins him... read
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Cinder Kitten pet for World of Warcraft now available


Hurrican Sandy relief
Dec 05
As a follow-up to us telling you about the painfully cute Cinder Kitten pet for World of Warcraft, the happy little companion is now available for purchase. Should you feel compelled to adopt, head on over to the Blizzard sto... read
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Upcoming Cinder Kitten WoW pet will support Sandy relief


Kittens. Is there anything they can't do?
Nov 08
Blizzard will once again be using the World of Warcraft Pet Store to help aid those who have been affected by natural disasters. This time, it's the Cinder Kitten, shown above, which will be available for $10 in the near futu... read
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Get your art into UDON's World of Warcraft Tribute book


Submissions accepted through January 15
Nov 05
During New York Comic Con, UDON announced World of Warcraft Tribute, an art book that will compile selected pieces from professionals and fans across the globe. The last "Tribute" book that the publisher put out was the amazi... read
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Politician declared unfit for office due to WoW habit


WoW players cannot politics!
Oct 05
Maine State Senate democratic candidate Colleen Lachowicz has been slammed by the Republicans for a violent history of assassination, poisoning, and dickpunching. In World of Warcraft. For crying out loud. Maine Republic... read






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