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2:30 PM on 01.20.2014

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 01.17.2014

Blizzard toying with idea of selling level boosts in WoW

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...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 01.15.2014

World of Warcraft designer Greg Street now at Riot Games

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Battle.net to disable add-on purchases by default

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...

Chris Carter

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



Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair photo
Which Console watches more Porn, BF4 Fixes & FFVIII Hair
by Max Scoville

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't mind a little reheated day-old news, here ya go. CUT ME SOME SLACK I'M DOING THIS ALL ON MY OWN.

We got an amazing exclusive scoop thanks to Pornhub, EA has told DICE to fix Battlefield 4 before making any new DLC, cops busted up a dude's World of Warcraft livestream after a phony tip, Riot Games' contracts with eSports iJocks apparently prevent them from streaming Fat Princess and Final Fantasy VIII is now on Steam.

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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

8:30 AM on 11.27.2013

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

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...

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

1:45 PM on 11.12.2013

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

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....

Abel Girmay



This is World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion photo
This is World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion
by Jordan Devore

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 be able to instantly boost a single character to level 90; that goes for new and returning players. The level cap has been bumped up to 100, and the expansion also brings "revamped" character models and animations for some of the playable races. That's the good stuff right there.

The other feature I'm liking the sound of is the ability to construct strongholds, called Garrisons. You'll get to set one up, recruiting NPC allies for your cause. Warlords of Draenor also promises changes to questing that will "encourage exploration and add unpredictability" as well as the expected inclusion of new Zones, Dungeons, Raids, etc.

The game's subscriber base may be on the decline, but this does sound lovely. I can't get enough of Grom Hellscream.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Revealed! [World of Warcraft]

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9:30 AM on 11.08.2013

Watch the Blizzcon opening ceremony for free at 11AM PST

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...

Joshua Derocher

12:30 PM on 11.07.2013

WoW down to 7.6 million subs, Blizzard is still hopeful

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,...

Joshua Derocher

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

11:00 AM on 10.30.2013

Modder creates World of Warcraft RTS with StarCraft II

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...

Joshua Derocher



Critical Hit all-star game cover band led by WoW composer photo
Critical Hit all-star game cover band led by WoW composer
by Dale North

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-star? In addition to Hayes and Gluck, Critical Hit is packed with talented performers. Toto pianist (and co-writer of Africa, Rosanna, and other hits) David Frank Piach, is a member, as is YouTube violin star Taylor Davis. Bassist Carlitos del Puerto performed with Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, among others. Guitarist Nita Strauss has recorded several soundtracks, including work on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. She was named #1 in Guitar World’s "10 Female Guitarists you should know."

Cellist Tina Guo was featured in Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour. Percussionist Doug Belote worked with Eric Clapton and Willie Nelson, among others, with work spanning over 200 albums. Flutist Sara Andon has performed on several games and films, as has drummer Joel Taylor, and woodwind performer Pedro Eustache. Another guitarist, Chet Stevens, and a pianist, Salome Scheidegger, round out the group.

This barely grazes the massive list of musical accomplishments this band's members have under their belts. You can read more about each of the performers here, on the Critical Hit webpage.

I think have both musical and physical crushes on the entire band. 

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