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World of Warcraft is getting a massive class change patch before Legion

Having played World of Warcraft since Vanilla (off and on after Lich King), it's amazing to see how each class has changed. And before Legion drops next month, it's about to get one of its biggest class shakeups yet. As of today, ...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft's new silence penalty should help clean up chat

If you've ever played multiplayer games with chat functionality, you know how much of a wasteland it can become when communication is left largely unchecked and jerks, spammers, and bots come out in full force. For the average player, gener...   read

 
 
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Blizzard

Blizzard introduces new 'one-button' Authenticator

While two-factor methods of online security and authenticators do a decent job at protecting users, a lot of people find them cumbersome. So Blizzard has decided to push an update to their authenticator app, which doesn't require you to inp...   read

 
 
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The WoW legacy server group meeting with Blizzard went well, but there are no promises yet

To just about everyone's surprise, Blizzard actually agreed to meet with key personnel from the "Nostalrius" project after shutting down their legacy World of Warcraft servers recently by way of a cease and desist. Project manager Vipe...   read

 
 



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World of Warcraft’s been out for over a decade now, and the newest expansion Legion is on the horizon. New expansions are always a good time to get into an MMO, and I’ve personally been wandering around Azeroth as...   read
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WoW cookbook

World of Warcraft cookbook coming for folks with a taste for fantasy

I've always been a sucker for gimmick recipes. I love an excuse to get drunk on cocktails tangentially related to a game (drinking straight gin is a bad look, drinking straight gin with a bit of blue food coloring in it and calling it a &ld...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft

Legacy World of Warcraft server admins to meet with Blizzard

World of Warcraft is a pretty fascinating game. Not only is it studied for anthropological reasons, but it's also a platform with a gigantic fanbase, so much so that thousands of people were springing for a legacy server, which replicated t...   read

 
 
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Vanilla WoW server

Blizzard responds to the vanilla WoW server 'Nostalrius' shutdown

The fan-run vanilla World of Warcraft server Nostalrius gained enough attention that Blizzard took notice and issued a cease and desist earlier this month, prompting its shutdown. Predictably, that move has led to even more support for the ...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion launches August 30

World of Warcraft: Legion, the MMO's sixth expansion, will launch August 30, Blizzard just announced. Taking place on the heels of Warlords of Draenor, this $50 add-on raises the game's level cap from 100 to 110, introduces a new demon...   read

 
 
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After one year in operation, Blizzard moves to shut down unofficial Vanilla WoW server

For the past year, a private World of Warcraft server called Nostalrius has been in operation, with one goal in mind -- preserve the original Vanilla experience, without any additional expansions or updates. It's a noble goal, but...   read

 
 
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Here's when you can buy tickets for BlizzCon 2016

Blizzard has announced the dates and ticket prices for BlizzCon 2016. BlizzCon 2016 - which marks the convention’s tenth anniversary - will take place on Friday, November 4, 2016 and Saturday November 5, 2016 in the Anaheim Convention...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft

You might get World of Warcraft for free when you go to see the movie

Everybody knows cinema tickets are expensive as all hell. You spend upwards of £20 to sit in a room with a load of noisy, obnoxious arseholes and ultimately get a worse experience than if you just watched it in your underwear at home....   read

 
 
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Blizzard thanks fans for supporting it for 25 years

To celebrate its upcoming birthday, Blizzard has released a video as a thank you to all the fans who have supported the developer over the last 25 years.   "Here’s to 25 years of creating some of the most epic memories, friendshi...   read

 
 
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Portal's 'Still Alive' sounds very Disney with a full choir

Portal's beloved "Still Alive" is a quirky anti-epic, so giving it the full choir treatment just kind of sounds like a '90s Disney tune, even when the rest of the voices (backup singing villagers or something) jump in halfway through. Techn...   read

 
 
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Want to live in the World of Warcraft? Move to Canada

So, this is silly. A suburb in Ottawa was designed with a little inspiration from Azeroth, borrowing a bunch of street names from cities and locations from World of Warcraft. If you've ever had a burning desire to live on Silvermoon Crescen...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft

This World of Warcraft Dark Portal frame is badass

I'm generally not a fan of expensive photo frames, but this one has me making an exception. It's a replica of the Dark Portal from Warcraft, which, as any Warcraft player (RTS or MMO) knows, is a huge part of the lore. Sadly, it's limi...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft is getting a more Call of Duty-like PVP system

Blizzard is changing things up for World of Warcraft's PVP mode once the Legion expansion hits, and it sounds like the system is going to get closer to the Vanilla era. For starters, currencies for buying gear will be eradicated. Playe...   read

 
 
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Mince pies, gingerbread men, last-minute panic buying of presents, and, of course, shutting yourself away from your family for the entire time to take part in some of the many i...   read
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World of Warcraft's latest alpha build adds Cloud NPC, next to Aeris

The Aerith NPC has been located in the Dalaran area in World of Warcraft for some time, but based on the latest Legion expansion alpha build, she now has a little buddy to accompany her. The Blizzard team has tons of nods like this, bu...   read

 
 
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Here's a quick look at World of Warcraft's new Demon Hunter class

The World of Warcraft: Legion expansion isn't set to debut until mid-2016 (!), but Blizzard has provided alpha access to some individuals far ahead of its release. As of this week I had a chance to try out the Demon Hunter class, which ...   read

 
 
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Here's the World of Warcraft: Legion opening cinematic, almost a year before release

World of Warcraft: Legion is still the better part of a year away. That hasn’t stopped Blizzard releasing its opening cinematic though, and dang does it look good. The trailer shows human and Forsaken airships descending to figh...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft: Legion will arrive 'on or before' September 2016

Well, Blizzard is seemingly letting all of the beans spill out before any of its BlizzCon conferences take place this weekend! According to an image straight from Battle.net (which has been taken down), the World of Warcraft: Legion expansi...   read

 
 
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World of Warcraft

Blizzard's done telling us how many subscribers World of Warcraft has

Every three months, like clockwork, Blizzard has shared World of Warcraft subscription statistics as part of its quarterly report. The MMO is perfectly healthy, but the fanbase isn't at the fever pitch that it was at several years ago....   read

 
 


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Halloween, one of the best days of the year, is almost upon us! With the sweets and pumpkins also comes a landslide of in-game events for almost every game released ever. Here’s a quick run down of some of the things you can find in your favourite games over the next couple of weeks.   read
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Blizzard reveals new World of Warcraft: Legion expansion

Blizzard kicked things off today at gamescom with a new expansion announcement for World of Warcraft -- Legion. It will of course continue upon the story so far in Warlords of Draenor, and Illidan is back, baby! It will feature a...   read

 
 
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Todays AOTD should be up in a few Its got A LOT of songs as one of the artists is a very important, and unfortunately mostly unknown, I felt I should show some of the connections to others he has

 
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10 minutes of gameplay, loving what I saw so Level design feels a lot like Sonic CD, but waaaaay more fast and Game seems to have its own identty despite the remixed Also, Studiopolis Zone have the worst name ever but looks so much fun

 
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Trails of Cold Steel, a jrpg about high school students in a military Academy has gone for a new level of immersion by making me relive the tedium of High So much exposition about ancillary 9 hours About 2 of it actual combat/dungeon

 
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Yo, I heard @Perro is doing Sonic picture day and I want What do we call it? #SonicSketchSaturday?

 
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Yknow if they ever decide to to make another console Monster Hunter I hope they bring back two player local arena play that was in I had a grand ol time with my lil cousin who i tried introducing MH to and I was miffed it wasnt in

 
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