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  • Shots from the Wrath of the Lich King San Fran and NYC launches posted

    Wrath of the Lich King’s upon us, and while we spent our evening with Blizzard in London last night, things happened in the rest of the world as well, apparently. Joystiq and Kotaku have posted up reports and photos from the San Francisco event, while MTV covered the New York shindig. As you’d expect, the […]

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  • Lich King claims prize for biggest launch event in UK

    Of all the World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King launch events in the UK, we’re pretty sure we picked the right one. According to a report by Eurogamer, the midnight launch at HMV’s Oxford Street location was the most jam-packed ever seen – smashing the UK’s previous record of 1,500, held coincidentally by […]

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  • Wrath of the Lich King UK launch - photo gallery

    Wrath of the Lich King launched in London last night, and we decided to forego on sleep and get busy with the rusty old lenses. The results are after the link. HMV witnessed by far the largest game launch it had ever seen, as you can see in the shots, and Blizzard COO Paul Sams […]

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  • Wrath of the Lich King gets launch shots

    Blizzard’s released a final set of Wrath of the Lich King images, with the game now live across the US and currently about to launch in California. Check out our launch coverage from the London event here.

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  • Wrath of the Lich King launches in London

    World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King has launched in London to a heaving crowd at Oxford Street’s HMV. Thousands queued outside the store to welcome in the second add-on to the world’s favourite MMO – find our gallery from the night here – with the usual assortment of cosplayers, children, grey gamers […]

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  • Blizzard COO: We're not milking StarCraft 2

    Speaking to Videogamer in London today ahead of the launch of Wrath of the Lich King tonight, Blizzard COO Paul Sams categorially denied the firm was looking to exploit StarCraft II will it’s three-pronged release strategy. “The fact of the matter is, it’s absolutely, positively untrue about us trying to stretch it out and milk […]

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  • Blizzard COO: Growth still important to WoW, still seeing "meaningful" subs increases

    Blizzard COO Paul Sams said today that growth was still important to World of Warcraft, and that the game is still seeing “meaningful” increases in subscriber numbers. “I think growing the subscribership is important,” he told VG247, speaking in London ahead of tonight’s launch of Wrath of the Lich King. “People leave. Taking a moment […]

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  • Blizzard COO: Our new MMO is "cool, new, different, next generation"

    Speaking ahead of tonight’s launch of WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King, Blizzard COO Paul Sams has told VG247 that its second major MMO – already in development – is going to be a “next generation” title that sounds like a substantial departure from World of Warcraft. “We want to create a great game,” […]

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  • Blizzard COO Paul Sams to attend Lich King London event tonight

    Wrath of the Lich King launches in the US and Europe tonight, and Blizzard’s shipping in COO Paul Sams for interviews and crowd-pleasing at the London HMV event. Associate producer Lee Sparks will also be “in the house,” as will thousands of people dressed as blood elves and warlocks. We’ll be there too. Start looking […]

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  • Gamestop heralding Lich Kinch launch with hundreds of midnight openings

    US retailer Gamestop’s released an 80-page PDF of all the stores opening at midnight for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King tonight, as you can see here. You probably live near one of these if you live in America. The main bashes are happening in Anaheim, CA, and New York.

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  • WoW under siege from Lich King forces as expansion nears launch

    According to this Shacknews story, World of Wacraft orc capital of Orgrimmar is under siege from the Lich King’s Scourge forces in an event that repeats every 20-30 minutes. The addition precursors the launch of Wrath of the Lich tomorrow night. There’s a video through there, just in case you don’t believe it.

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  • All European Wrath of the Lich King midnight openings detailed

    Blizzard’s put out listings for all midnight shop openings for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in Europe tomorrow, and you’d be hard pressed to find a country that isn’t involved. We’re going to be at the London opening at HMV on Oxford Street tomorrow evening, so expect plenty of things WoW-related. In […]

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  • Morhaime and Pearce to attend NYC Lich King launch on Wednesday

    Blizzard bosses Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce are to turn up at the midnight launch of Wrath of the Lich King in New York this week, which starts at 8.00pm EST on Wednesday at the “Best Buy store near Times Square.” There must only be one. “At Best Buy, we’re passionate about helping gamers get […]

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  • LotRO boss: We're not worried by Lich King

    Lord of the Rings Online boss Jeff Steefel reckons Wrath of the Lich King isn’t a problem to his Mines of Moria expansion, despite the fact the two are launching within a week of each other. “The way that we succeed is by focusing on ourselves and competing with ourselves, and that’s what we’re continuing […]

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  • Hickey predicts 5 million Lich King sales in month one

    Janco’s Mike Hickey has predicted that WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King will sell through around 5 million copies in its opening month. The add-on goes on sale next week. “We expect the upcoming release of WoW’s expansion pack… would yield a sell-through of roughly 5 million units in the first month,” he said, […]

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  • Wrath of the Lich King beta complete, Blizzard prepares for lift off

    Blizzard’s announced the closure of the Wrath of the Lich King beta in preparation for the add-on’s launch next week. “We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Wrath of the Lich King beta test,” said a staffer on the official forums. “We greatly appreciate all of the feedback and you have […]

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  • Warcraft characters turning into zombies, Lich King imminent

    Eurogamer reports that the world of WoW is currently undergoing a zombie invasion which is all part of the up and coming Lich King expansion’s imminent arrival. From the article: Infected crates in the town of Booty Bay give players ten minutes to be healed by one of the healers of the Argent Dawn faction […]

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  • WoW patch 3.0.2 now live in Europe

    World of Warcraft patch 3.0.2 has now gone live in Europe, following yesterday’s launch in the US. The update is the main content push in preparation for Wrath of the Lich King next month. Get details on what it contains here.

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  • Pre-Wrath of the Lich King patch goes live in US

    It does according to this Massively piece, anyway. This is Patch 3.0.2, the pre-release content patch for Wrath of the Lich King, which itself is due out next month. Euro subscribers are going to get this tomorrow morning. Hit the link for more detail.

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  • Blizzard posts Wrath of the Lich King art

    Gamespot’s got a bunch of new Wrath of the Lich King art, which you have to look at because it’s Wrath of the Lich King. That’s it, Jethro. See it.

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Wrath Of The Lich King Latest

  • WoW under siege from Lich King forces as expansion nears launch

    According to this Shacknews story, World of Wacraft orc capital of Orgrimmar is under siege from the Lich King’s Scourge forces in an event that repeats every 20-30 minutes. The addition precursors the launch of Wrath of the Lich tomorrow night. There’s a video through there, just in case you don’t believe it.

  • All European Wrath of the Lich King midnight openings detailed

    Blizzard’s put out listings for all midnight shop openings for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in Europe tomorrow, and you’d be hard pressed to find a country that isn’t involved. We’re going to be at the London opening at HMV on Oxford Street tomorrow evening, so expect plenty of things WoW-related. In […]

  • Morhaime and Pearce to attend NYC Lich King launch on Wednesday

    Blizzard bosses Mike Morhaime and Frank Pearce are to turn up at the midnight launch of Wrath of the Lich King in New York this week, which starts at 8.00pm EST on Wednesday at the “Best Buy store near Times Square.” There must only be one. “At Best Buy, we’re passionate about helping gamers get […]

  • LotRO boss: We’re not worried by Lich King

    Lord of the Rings Online boss Jeff Steefel reckons Wrath of the Lich King isn’t a problem to his Mines of Moria expansion, despite the fact the two are launching within a week of each other. “The way that we succeed is by focusing on ourselves and competing with ourselves, and that’s what we’re continuing […]

  • Hickey predicts 5 million Lich King sales in month one

    Janco’s Mike Hickey has predicted that WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King will sell through around 5 million copies in its opening month. The add-on goes on sale next week. “We expect the upcoming release of WoW’s expansion pack… would yield a sell-through of roughly 5 million units in the first month,” he said, […]

  • Wrath of the Lich King beta complete, Blizzard prepares for lift off

    Blizzard’s announced the closure of the Wrath of the Lich King beta in preparation for the add-on’s launch next week. “We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the Wrath of the Lich King beta test,” said a staffer on the official forums. “We greatly appreciate all of the feedback and you have […]

  • Warcraft characters turning into zombies, Lich King imminent

    Eurogamer reports that the world of WoW is currently undergoing a zombie invasion which is all part of the up and coming Lich King expansion’s imminent arrival. From the article: Infected crates in the town of Booty Bay give players ten minutes to be healed by one of the healers of the Argent Dawn faction […]

  • WoW patch 3.0.2 now live in Europe

    World of Warcraft patch 3.0.2 has now gone live in Europe, following yesterday’s launch in the US. The update is the main content push in preparation for Wrath of the Lich King next month. Get details on what it contains here.

  • Pre-Wrath of the Lich King patch goes live in US

    It does according to this Massively piece, anyway. This is Patch 3.0.2, the pre-release content patch for Wrath of the Lich King, which itself is due out next month. Euro subscribers are going to get this tomorrow morning. Hit the link for more detail.

  • Blizzard posts Wrath of the Lich King art

    Gamespot’s got a bunch of new Wrath of the Lich King art, which you have to look at because it’s Wrath of the Lich King. That’s it, Jethro. See it.

  • Brack: We thought 1 million WoW subs was the pinnacle of success

    Speaking to IGN at BlizzCon 08, World of Warcraft production director J Allen Brack’s said the WoW team has been humbled by the success of the game, and that the initial benchmark for success was 1 million subscribers. “Our big thoughts about what the game would eventually be internally was, ‘Well, one day we might […]

  • Blizzard releases Wrath of the Lich King system specs

    And they’re not so heavy, which is nice. Here you are: PC System Requirements OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3), Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) Processor: Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+ Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2 Memory: Minimum: 512 MB […]

  • Burning Crusade raids prepare for heavy nerfs as Lich King nears

    According to this 1UP piece, Blizzard’s preparing a major nerf on Burning Crusade raids in WoW, a drop in difficulty to be made in preparation to the launch of Wrath of the Lich King in November. The move is thought to be happening in patch 3.0.2, the pre-Lich King content patch rumoured to be hitting […]

  • WoW patch 3.0.2 gets sketchy release date

    WoWInsider taken an educated guess at the release of WoW patch 3.0.2, based on the fact this Blizzard staff post‘s said Season 4 of the game’s current PvP tournament will end on October 14: a post has apparently already been made saying the patch will deploy on the day the season ends. Nothing’s confirmed, obviously. […]

  • Lich King CE goes on sale at GameStation

    According to this World of War story, UK retailer GameStation is now accepting pre-orders for the Wrath of the Lich King special edition. The WoW update is due on November 13. Best be quick: the US CE sold out within two days, so get on it if you’re looking to own a genyoowine a piece […]

  • New Wrath of the Lich King shots posted

    Gamespot’s got a bunch of new Wrath of the Lich King images for you, and it’s all looking very nice. The expansion was confirmed for a November 13 release yesterday, and, as we’re probably going to say about a million times between now and then, you can expect a huge launch when the day finally […]

  • Confirmed: Blizzard press releases Wrath of the Lich King street date, CE detailed

    Blizzard just officially confirmed that World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King is to release in the UK – in both standard and Collector’s Editions – on November 13. The game will hit North America, Europe, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Russia on November 13; November 14 in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, and […]

  • WoW bosses: Cutting edge graphics have never been a Blizzard hallmark

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, World of Warcraft production director J Allen Brack and Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton said that having the most “technologically advanced” graphics in Blizzard games has never been a “hallmark.” “It’s really never been a Blizzard hallmark,” said Brack. “I mean, our games look good, […]

  • WoW patch 3.0.2 now on Public Test Realms

    According to WorldofWar.net, World of Warcraft’s Wrath of the Lich King pre-release content patch – 3.0.2 – has gone live on the game’s Public Test Realms. This one’s a whopper. It’s 1Gb in size and includes tons of new skills, talents and upgrades, as well as world-features such as a harbour in the human capital […]

  • WoW will be turned into a “madhouse” by pre-WotLK content patch, says Blizzard

    Speaking to VG247, Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton said that the upcoming World of Warcraft content patch – planned to introduce a slew of features necessary for the launch of the expansion – will create a “madhouse” of users trying out fresh talents and devices. “When we patch any major expansion […]

  • World of Warcraft is “still growing,” says Blizzard

    Just because Blizzard isn’t screaming about another million milestone for World of Warcraft every ten minutes doesn’t mean the subs numbers have stopped rising: they’re still going up, Blizzard told us at Games Convention. “It’s actually still growing,” said Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton. “It’s certainly not in a reverse trend, […]

  • Blizzard already planning WoW landmass expansions

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton confirmed that plans are already in place to introduce further landmasses to the MMO, despite the fact the latest expansion is yet to launch. “We actually already have ideas on how we’re going to expand on that in the future,” […]

  • Pre-made level 80 characters enter Lich King beta

    According to this 1UP report, Blizzard’s now allowing Wrath of the Lich King beta players in the US to add three pre-levelled 80 characters to their game. from the piece: Blizzard has yet to make any official statements about these preleveled avatars, but their gear and naming scheme implies that the company is ramping up […]

  • Lich King: Death Knight class distinction shows “core WoW philosophy”

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, Wrath of the Lich King design boss Tom Chilton told us that new aspects to the play style of the expansion’s Death Knight class have been born from the team’s intrinsic methodology for the entire game. “One of our core philosophies for World of Wacraft in general is class […]

  • Lich King boss: Hardcore-casual “power gap” is reset with level cap increases

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, WoW: Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton said that increasing the level cap to 80 with the impending expansion will allow Blizzard to better align the game’s hardcore and casual players. “It… gives us a chance to narrow the gap between the casual and the hardcore, […]

  • Lich King: Increasing the level cap “has to be part of the formula,” says design head

    Speaking to VG247 at Games Convention, World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton said that the impending increase to level 80 in the expansion is necessary to provide a content for all. “Ultimately, increasing the level cap is about giving players more of the content they’ve come to love,” he […]

  • Blizzard: WoW success kind of interesting, mostly “exhausting”

    If there’s one thing humans, as a species, can do, it’s complain. Case in point: Blizzard senior VP and co-founder Frank Pearce on his team’s record-shattering, money-inhaling spectacularmathon of an MMO. “I don’t know if I’d describe it as ‘interesting’ as much as exhausting,” he told GamesIndustry.biz. “We’ve got almost 3,000 employees worldwide now, and […]

  • WoW UI settings to be stored server-side after Lich King

    According to this Massively story, World of Warcraft macros, key bindings and UI settings are to be stored on Blizzard’s servers following the launch of Wrath of the Lich King. The info comes from a forum based on the running beta. Find it through the link, should you care.

  • Blizzard releases talent calculators in prep for Lich King launch

    Blizzard’s put out talent calculators in preparation for the launch of Wrath of the Lich King, showing you all the new stuff available with the expansion and how to get there in the most efficient way. All classes are catered for there, but the main point of interest for those thirsty for more is obviously […]

  • Lich King: 1-70 must be faster to prevent “intimidation” for new players, says Chilton

    WoW: Wrath of the Lich King lead designer Tom Chilton has defended Blizzard’s decision to reduce the time it takes players to reach level 70 once the expansion is launched, saying that the game mustn’t become intimidating for new users. Wrath of the Lich King will see the game’s level cap increased to 80. “I […]