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Blizzard puts 100,000+ World of Warcraft cheaters in a long timeout


Try again in six months
May 15
 
The World of Warcraft will be a little more sparsely populated for the next six months. Of the 7.1 million active accounts in Blizzards famed massive multiplayer game, approximately 1.4 percent have been recently banned,...




10 years ago today, the Leeroy Jenkins meme was born


Ah, vanilla WoW
May 11
 
10 years ago on May 11, 2005, the "Leeroy Jenkins" video was uploaded to Warcraft Movies, a fansite for World of Warcraft. It started catching on like wildfire though various WoW communities, and eventually, became a househo...




World of Warcraft's latest patch sends you back to old dungeons


You'll Never (Time)Walk Alone
Apr 17
 
Blizzard's giving World of Warcraft players the opportunity to return to their old stomping grounds. Some of the dungeons that they honed their skills in will once again be playable thanks to the game's latest update. Ac...




Blizzard provides more details for WoW Tokens, the currency that can purchase game time


They'll be rolling out soon
Mar 25
 
In the near future, Blizzard will be rolling out a new item that allows players to purchase 30 days of game time. What's so special about that? Well, you can either purchase it for real-world dollars or in-game on the Auction...




World of Warcraft players will be able to pay for their subscription with gold soon


Pricing details to be determined
Mar 02
 
In an upcoming World of Warcraft patch, Blizzard will introduce the WoW Token, an in-game item purchasable with real money that facilitates the exchange of gold for 30 days of game time. "The WoW Token was created to give pla...




Blizzard's sending a seriously cool gift to World of Warcraft's ten-year subscribers


A replica of its headquarters' statue
Jan 19
 
A decade is a decent stretch of time by any account, but it's an especially long time to routinely play an MMO. Blizzard wants to recognize the dedication of the select few players that have stuck by World of Warcraft si...




World of Warcraft back up to 10 million subs after expansion release


Go go Warlords of Draenor
Nov 20
 
I have been heartily enjoying the new Warlords of Draenor expansion for World of Warcraft. It evokes feelings of the franchise that are more classic in nature, which is a great thing for those of you out there who didn't...




Robin Williams to be memorialized in World of Warcraft


Blizzard will be doing something for the late actor
Aug 12
 
The world lost one of the best people to have ever existed with Robin Williams' passing this week. Fans were moved by his death and took to Change.org to get Blizzard to memorialize the comedian as an NPC in World of Warcraft...




World of Warcraft's tenth anniversary will include a corgi


Yes, there's nearly been a decade of WoW
Aug 06
 
Oh, so that's how you get me to write about World of Warcraft -- corgis. Blizzard has a number of plans for the MMO giant's tenth anniversary this November. The notable one, at least to my eyes, is a Molten Corgi pet, obtaina...




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...




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...




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...




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...




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 ...




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...




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 ...




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...




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 ...




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 ...




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...




'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...




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...




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 ...




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...




Blizzard talks about World of Warcraft microtransactions


Asian regions will get the in-game store first
Jul 09
 
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...




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...




'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...




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 ...




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...




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...




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...




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...




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...




World of Warcraft screenshots contain hidden user data


Sep 12
 
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...




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


Aug 23
 
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...




Don't worry guys, World of Warcraft is fine


May 10
 
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...




WoW's new Scroll of Resurrection includes slick rewards


Mar 07
 
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...




World of Warcraft, expansions, and digital goods on sale


Dec 07
 
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....




WoW: Hour of Twilight: Adventuring in the evening


Nov 23
 
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 ...




World of Warcraft celebrates its seventh year next week


Nov 18
 
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...




BlizzCon 2011: Hands-on with the Pandaren Monk


Oct 21
 
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 ...




World of Warcraft expanding with 'Mists of Pandaria'


Oct 21
 
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...




World of Warcraft annual subscribers get Diablo III FREE!


Oct 21
 
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...




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


Oct 13
 
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 ...




Blizzard introduces tradable World of Warcraft pet


Oct 11
 
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...




World of Warcraft patch 4.3 hits public test realm


Sep 28
 
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...




Blizzard trademarks likely name for WoW Expansion


Aug 03
 
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...




World of Warcraft is now free until you hit level 20


Jun 28
 
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 ...




Azeroth to burn again in Rage of the Firelands


Jun 16
 
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...




Man 'beats' World of Warcraft


Dec 02
 
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...








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