Tag Archives: wow
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 | 02:41 GMT
World of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street has concerns about how long-term players have reacted to some of Blizzard’s newest additions, like pets and farming.
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 14:50 GMT
Wed, Mar 21, 2012 | 04:12 GMT
Netease has signed up for another three years of delivering World of Warcraft to China.
Tue, Mar 20, 2012 | 13:10 GMT
Blizzard has sent over a massive batch if screenshots and concept art for it’s World of Warcraft expansion, Mists of Pandaria. As you can see by the header image, the ladies are very voluptuous and the men a bit pudgy. as yesterday Four videos were posted yesterday. Shots are being added now.
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 | 23:12 GMT
Blizzard has migrated some of its World of Warcraft development talent onto its mysterious new MMO, Project Titan, filling empty seats with new hires.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 17:40 GMT
Blizzard has announced it has “conducted a review of its business based on current organizational needs” and because of the findings it will conduct a “global reduction in workforce” of approximately 600 employees.
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 | 13:24 GMT
Blizzard has announced it’s developing a fully localized Italian version of World of Warcraft.
Tue, Feb 14, 2012 | 14:57 GMT
USAOPOLY and Blizzard have announced a partnership which will see the release of Monopoly: World of Warcraft and RISK: StarCraft board games.
Fri, Feb 10, 2012 | 16:36 GMT
Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has the firm had no idea “what we were getting ourselves into,” when it launched World of Warcraft 7 years ago.
Tue, Jan 17, 2012 | 21:45 GMT
Gaikai chief executive David Perry announced during the Cloud Gaming Europe conference today that the service will soon launch on Facebook. Perry also demoed World of Warcraft running via the social network.
Tue, Jan 10, 2012 | 21:11 GMT
Blizzard has said World of Warcraft Patch 4.3.2 will add the ability to form cross-realm raids with Real ID friends in older normal or heroic raids and in Battlegrounds. Expected for quite some time, the functionality was added to cross-realm parties last year. The ability to run normal or Heroic Dragon Soul with cross-realm Real ID raids has yet to be implemented. More information can be found through the link. The firm also noted that a hotfix has been applied to the game’s Hour of Twilight content. Notes can be found through here.
Sat, Jan 07, 2012 | 14:10 GMT
Blizzard has announced it’s cut the price of World of Warcraft expansions in Europe at both retail and through the Blizzard Store. Those who have yet to purchase expansions for the MMO, or who are just new to the fray, can now pick up Wrath of the Lich King for €19.99 and Cataclysm for €29.99. At present, there hasn’t been a price cut announcement for the US, as both expansions are listed on the store for $39.99; however, some retailers sell it for less than the suggested retail price, so it might be in your best interest to shop around.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 14:23 GMT
Blizzard has released Cataclysm patch 4.3, Hour of Twilight, along with a video and notes. The update throws Azeroth’s intrepid adventurers against Deathwing in a final showdown.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 13:41 GMT
Blizzard has released a 10-minute video for Hour of Twilight, patch 4.3 for Cataclysm, which contains three new five-person dungeons and the Deathwing raid, Dragon Soul.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | 17:07 GMT
Analyst firm Lazard Capital Markets has concluded World of Warcraft could lose between 900,000 and 1.6 million players when Star Wars: The Old Republic launches next month.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 | 22:18 GMT
Believe it or not, World of Warcraft will turn seven this coming Wednesday, November 23, and in celebration, Blizzard will be handing out a Feat of Strength along with a gift that contains fireworks, and temporarily grants a special tabard along with a 7% experience point and reputation bonus when used. On top of that, the developer will be airing a new TV commercial during the Chargers vs Bears NFL game this Sunday (tomorrow) on CBS. The commercial features a mystery spokesperson, who will follow in the footsteps of previous WoW luminaries such as: Ozzy, Mr. T, William Shatner, Steve Van Zandt and Verne Troyer.
The commercial will air during the first half of the game, which should kick off around 1.15pm PST/4.15 EST, and if you’re not into football, just wait around a bit as some illustrious YouTube user will surely have it up 10 seconds after it first airs.
Thu, Nov 17, 2011 | 15:01 GMT
World of Warcraft’s Chinese operator, NetEase, has posted a 39.8% increase in year-over-year revenue, noting a profit rise of 41.3% to $128.2 million and revenues of $308.3 million. The upswing for the quarter ending September 30 is despite the decline in subscription numbers for the Blizzard MMO, which were down 800,000 to 10.3 million for the start of Activision’s Q3 financial period. The publisher attributed the loss of subs to the Asian market, which, at the end of Q2, helped bolster the subscription numbers to 11.1 million. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 14:55 GMT
Activision Blizzard shares fell at the close of the bell yesterday 6.5% to $13.02, the biggest drop since February 10, according to Bloomberg, which attributed the drop to the loss of 800,000 World of Warcraft players. Subscriptions to the game now stand at 10.3 million for the start of the firms Q3 financial period. At the start of Q2, the MMO boasted 11.1 million subs.
As of this post, stock prices for the firm are up 15¢ to $13.17 or 1.15%, proving just much the market can fluctuate. Thanks, Develop.
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 17:02 BST
Blizzard president Mike Morhaime has admitted the subscription-funded MMO market is a difficult one “to compete in,” but considering the value players get when paying a monthly fee, he feels free-to-play “doesn’t necessarily make for a better game.”
Thu, Oct 27, 2011 | 14:10 BST
As appropriated from the great scribe and scholar Mr Bartholomew Simpson: Eat my shorts.