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8:00 AM on 01.04.2014

Beware a trojan targeting World of Warcraft accounts

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




12:30 PM on 12.05.2013

Police detain World of Warcraft player during livestream

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 ...

Joshua Derocher




6:00 PM on 11.15.2013

We could see procedurally generated content in WoW

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...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 11.05.2013

'Warlords of Draenor' might be the next WoW expansion

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...

Joshua Derocher




1:00 AM on 10.22.2013

Blizzard wins $7M in bot suit settlement

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...

Steven Hansen




6:30 PM on 08.23.2013

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

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 ...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 07.27.2013

Cue mass hysteria: WoW loses 600,000 subscribers

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...

Fraser Brown




12:30 PM on 07.09.2013

Blizzard talks about World of Warcraft microtransactions

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...

Jordan Devore




3:00 PM on 07.04.2013

Blizzard exploring in-game store for World of Warcraft

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...

Jordan Devore




1:45 PM on 07.01.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore




3:30 PM on 06.25.2013

World of Warcraft sees a spike in unauthorized logins

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 ...

Brett Makedonski




4:15 PM on 05.08.2013

World of Warcraft drops 1.3 million subscribers

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...

Jordan Devore




11:30 AM on 03.31.2013

World of Warcraft players really love those achievements

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...

Fraser Brown




1:15 PM on 03.04.2013

World of Warcraft content patch 5.2 will launch tomorrow

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...

Chris Carter




11:00 PM on 11.08.2012

Upcoming Cinder Kitten WoW pet will support Sandy relief

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...

Jordan Devore




10:00 AM on 10.05.2012

Politician declared unfit for office due to WoW habit

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...

Jim Sterling




8:30 AM on 09.12.2012

World of Warcraft screenshots contain hidden user data

How's this for scary? Screenshots taken inside MMO World of Warcraft are quietly watermarked with encrypted user data. Looking at a decoded screenshot, the data hidden in your screenshots looks like rows of characters from Th...

Dale North




7:00 AM on 08.23.2012

Blizzard has no intention of expanding WoW's free to play

Right now, you could boot up a free version of World of Warcraft, and play until level 20 -- but it looks like that's all you're going to get. Producer John Lagrave, in an interview with CVG, explains that the free to pl...

Chris Carter




12:00 PM on 05.10.2012

Don't worry guys, World of Warcraft is fine

While The Old Republic is leaking subscribers left and right, World of Warcraft is still going strong, despite being on the market for nearly eight years. Even though it previously lost around two million subscribers last yea...

Chris Carter




6:30 PM on 03.07.2012

WoW's new Scroll of Resurrection includes slick rewards

Currently, active World of Warcraft players that send out a Scroll of Resurrection will now get a free faction-based Spectral mount, a Gryphon or Wind Rider, for bringing friends back into the game. What will really get yo...

Derek Hryniewicz




9:30 PM on 12.07.2011

World of Warcraft, expansions, and digital goods on sale

Over at the Blizzard Store, there are a few notable deals for those who have remained patient for quite some time. These offers will remain active now through Monday, December 19. World of Warcraft: Battle Chest for $5 (reg....

Jordan Devore




11:30 PM on 11.23.2011

WoW: Hour of Twilight: Adventuring in the evening

I can't remember a time when Blizzard wasn't working on or promoting a massive patch for World of Warcraft. Love it or hate it, the game really hasn't slowed down in its seven years and one day of existence. And now players ...

Fraser Brown




11:00 PM on 11.18.2011

World of Warcraft celebrates its seventh year next week

World of Warcraft turns seven this Wednesday, November 23. Of all the games to play for hours on end ahead of the ensuing family time during Thanksgiving, it might as well be this. Speaking of familial obligations, Blizzard i...

Jordan Devore




7:00 PM on 10.21.2011

BlizzCon 2011: Hands-on with the Pandaren Monk

After the announcement of the Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft, I was able to jump right into the game and get hands-on with the class and race. Upon being dropped into the new starting area, I was instantly ...

Chris Morris




2:10 PM on 10.21.2011

World of Warcraft expanding with 'Mists of Pandaria'

Blizzard has unveiled the next expansion for World of Warcraft, Mists of Pandaria. Indeed, that's what that trademark was about. Through this addition, the game will be getting the Pandaren race, the continent Pandaria, the M...

Jordan Devore




1:50 PM on 10.21.2011

World of Warcraft annual subscribers get Diablo III FREE!

Blizzard has just announced that World of Warcraft subscribers will get a free copy of upcoming RPG Diablo III for free, with "no strings attached." The news was broken by Blizzard president Mike Morhaim at this year's B...

Jim Sterling




9:00 PM on 10.13.2011

Want to own a World of Warcraft server blade for charity?

Next week, Blizzard is going to be doing some special charity auctions featuring retired server-blade hardware. These original World of Warcraft HP BladeSystem servers hosted hundreds of North American and European realms at ...

Derek Hryniewicz




8:00 PM on 10.11.2011

Blizzard introduces tradable World of Warcraft pet

Blizzard has detailed the Guardian Cub companion for World of Warcraft, and if there were ever a time to pay attention to virtual MMO critters, now would be it. Coming soon, this $10 pet is the first of its kind to be tradabl...

Jordan Devore




7:15 PM on 09.28.2011

World of Warcraft patch 4.3 hits public test realm

Patch 4.3 has hit the World of Warcraft public test realm, so get ready! If you didn't see already, Blizzard posted the 4.3 patch notes on its website. Two of the more notable additions are Transmogrification and Void Storage...

Derek Hryniewicz




9:00 AM on 08.03.2011

Blizzard trademarks likely name for WoW Expansion

Cataclysm has only been out for a few months, but a trademark filed for "Mists of Pandaria" suggests Blizzard may already be starting work on its next World of Warcraft expansion. For those that don't know (basically me, abou...

Daniel Starkey




7:00 PM on 06.28.2011

World of Warcraft is now free until you hit level 20

For active World of Warcraft players, the week's big news is all centered around patch 4.2, Rage of the Firelands. Namely, it's out! This is the page to see if you're wondering what's new. More interesting to me and the rest ...

Jordan Devore




2:01 AM on 06.16.2011

Azeroth to burn again in Rage of the Firelands

Blizzard just dropped this new video promoting the upcoming Patch 4.2 for World of Warcraft, also known as "Rage of the Firelands." Clearly the more well-attuned amongst Orcs have an idea that things aren't right and it seem...

Conrad Zimmerman




9:20 AM on 12.02.2009

Man 'beats' World of Warcraft

A Taiwanese man has been named the first ever person to successfully "complete" World of Warcraft, collecting the game's staggering 986 Achievements to effectively do everything there is to do in the hugely successful MMO. Th...

Jim Sterling




6:56 PM on 10.11.2008

Hail the freak: 36 WoW accounts, played simultaneously. By a freak

I submit evidence of one man, which I am going to use to paint all World of Warcraft players as subhuman scumworms who deserve to be shot. This creature owns 36 WoW accounts, plays them at the same time on 11 computers, and g...

Jim Sterling








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