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Warlords of Draenor

Blizzard toying with idea of selling level boosts in WoW


'We’ve been evaluating ways to make that possible'
Jan 17
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... read
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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... read
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Battle.net

Battle.net to disable add-on purchases by default


This change will apply to parental specific accounts
Jan 06
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... read
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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 ... read
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The DTOID Show is shot in front of a live car audience
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... read feature

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World of Warcraft

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 ... read
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MMO deals

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


MMO sales for the holidays!
Nov 27
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... read
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Wow news

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... read
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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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