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2:15 PM on 07.03.2014

Blizzard chief creative officer Rob Pardo leaves company

After 17 years at Blizzard, chief creative officer Rob Pardo has left the company "to pursue the next chapter in my life and career." As you can imagine, he's achieved a lot in that time -- he was lead designer on StarCraft, ...

Jordan Devore


9:00 PM on 06.30.2014

Man At Arms recreates The Lich King's Frostmourne

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...

Brittany Vincent

8:00 PM on 06.30.2014

This exclusive SDCC loot from Blizzard is cute all the way

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...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 06.30.2014

Blizzard is rolling out the WoW: Warlords of Draenor beta

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...

Chris Carter

12:30 PM on 05.16.2014

Blizzard explains female Night Elf redesign in detail

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...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 05.02.2014

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

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...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 04.23.2014

Someone has unlocked every single World of Warcraft achievement

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...

Brittany Vincent

7:00 PM on 04.22.2014

BlizzCon 2014 dates announced, tickets on sale soon

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...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 04.21.2014

Get your murloc runnin' with Azeroth Choppers

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 ...

Brittany Vincent



The joy of MMOs photo
The joy of MMOs
by Chris Carter

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 play the air drums to Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight." Watching 10 different damage meters and battlelogs to see if everyone is running an efficient rotation.

Do these things sound like hell to you? To me, it's by and large why MMOs bring me joy that many other genres can't.

Allow me to explain why.

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7:00 PM on 03.18.2014

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

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz





4:00 PM on 03.10.2014

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

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 -- ...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 02.25.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.19.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

2:15 PM on 02.18.2014

World of Warcraft: Level 90 jump could cost $60

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...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 01.29.2014

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

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 ...

Steven Hansen