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  • Blog Post: Blizzard Responds To Pirate Server Shutdown Controversy By Explaining How Copyright Works

    Earlier this month, Blizzard issued a cease and desist to operators of a pirate “vanilla” World of Warcraft server called Nostalrius. The group (and its community) argued that they should have a right to play how they want, and the furor may even have been the cause of an aggressive DDOS... More
  • Blog Post: New Warcraft Trailer Shows A Sea Of Orcs And New Footage

    Legendary has released a new trailer for the upcoming film adaptation of Blizzard's phenomenal Warcraft series. The new trailer shows humans clashing with orcs, villages torn asunder, and lots of computer generated special effects. Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones ( Moon, Source Code ), and tells... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft’s Next Expansion, Legion, Arrives In August

    Blizzard has announced the release date for World of Warcraft’s next expansion. Legion will kick off the fall rush, giving players a chance to raise their characters to level 100. Anyone who pre-orders the game will be able to boost one character to 100 for free. They’ll also get access to... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Issues Cease And Desist To Unauthorized WoW Vanilla Server

    Blizzard has reportedly fired a warning shot over a major unauthorized World of Warcraft server. The group running the Nostalrius “vanilla” server says its internet service provider has received cease and desist notices from the publisher’s United States- and France-based attorneys... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard and Scholastic Books Announce World Of Warcraft Children's Book

    Today, Blizzard announced its collaboration with children’s book publisher Scholastic to create a new story based on the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft: Traveler is the first in a series of books aimed at the 8-12 age range. World of Warcraft: Traveler follows the adventures... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The Warcraft Movie's New TV Spot

    The second commercial for the upcoming Warcraft film has begun airing, and you can check watch it right now. The movie will hit theaters on June 10. Directed by Duncan Jones ( Moon , Source Code ) and released by Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures, the film tells the story of the war for Azeroth... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox's Director Of Programming Wants 64-Player Parties For Battlefield, MMO Raids

    As a part of this month's Xbox One system update , players are getting an upgrade to the party system. Currently, players are only able to host parties of 12 people, but with the next update, that number will jump to 16. According to Xbox's Head of Programming, Mike Ybarra, the team isn't... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Lays Out 2016 Release Plans

    In addition to a new Destiny expansion dropping at some point in 2016, Activision Blizzard laid out a number of key releases for the year. Unsurprisingly, Call of Duty and Skylanders are getting new installments this year. Call of Duty will be handled by Infinity Ward. No specifics beyond that were announced... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Are You Feeling About The Warcraft Movie?

    Are you optimistic? Pessimistic? Or have no opinion whatsoever? The director, Duncan Jones, has a good track record. He directed Moon and Source Code and has demonstrated on a more than one occasion that he is a legitimate fan of the franchise. I, despite not being particularly interested in Warcraft... More
  • Blog Post: All Our BlizzCon Coverage In One Place

    The Blizzon 2015 is in full swing. If you missed anything, we've raked all of our coverage into one neat pile. We'll update the page with new stories as information trickles out from the event throughout the weekend. News: More Revealed On World Of Warcraft: Legion, Confirmation For Summer Release... More
  • Blog Post: More Revealed On World Of Warcraft: Legion, Confirmation For Summer Release

    World of Warcraft: Legion was naturally a part of this year's BlizzCon, with Blizzard announcing that the game is open for pre-order, you can sign up for the beta, info on Legion's class changes, and more. The Burning Legion returns, and this time they don't want to fail. Legion features... More
  • Blog Post: Report: World Of Warcraft’s Next Expansion Due By End Of September 2016

    Update: While not all the details were confirmed from the leaked image below, we do know that Legion is scheduled for Summer 2016. Based on the technical definition of "summer," the season ends on September 21, 2016. Those that pre-order will get the level 100 boost and early access to the... More
  • Blog Post: Activision: Destiny Now Has 25 Million Players, Blizzard Monthly Users Up 50 Percent

    In addition to yesterday’s announcement that Activision has agreed to acquire Candy Crush maker King, the publisher also had some good news about its current business. Destiny continues to grow, even though we don’t have specific sales figures. Activision reports that there are currently... More
  • Blog Post: "World Of Thrones" Azeroth Animated In A Game Of Thrones-Style Intro

    When it comes to fictional realms, Azeroth and Westeros might not share a whole lot in common, but that hasn’t stopped high fantasy buffs from latching onto both worlds. Now a talented animator has blended them together, animating a World of Warcraft intro based on the one from HBO’s hit... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft's Next Expansion Is Legion

    At Gamescom 2015, Blizzard unveiled many details regarding the next World of Warcraft expansion, Legion. Players will fend off the Burning Legion and its hordes as Azeroth falls under its demonic gaze, and they won't be doing it without new tools. The level cap will be increasing to 110 (up from... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subscriptions Plummet To 5.6 Million

    The next World of Warcraft expansion can't come soon enough for Blizzard. Today during the Activision earnings call the publisher revealed that number of subscribers for its popular MMO have dropped to 5.6 million, continuing a downward trend for the title. Since the high water mark of 12 million... More
  • Blog Post: New World Of Warcraft Expansion To Be Revealed Next Week

    Blizzard is taking the opportunity at Gamescom to announce the next step for World of Warcraft. A new expansion will be revealed next week via live stream. There are two different opportunities to find out more about what’s next for the long-running MMO. On Thursday, August 6, at 9 a.m. Pacific... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Interactive, 3D Warcraft Trailer Now Available On YouTube 360

    Update: If you don't have Google Cardboard or a phone that can support the Legendary VR app, now there's a way to fly over Azeroth. Legendary has put the Warcraft trailer on YouTube with 360-degree functionality. You need to view this in Google's Chrome browser, but once you have that open... More
  • Blog Post: The Warcraft Movie Gets Its First Pair Of Official Posters

    As part of San Diego Comic Con, Blizzard has released a pair of official posters for the upcoming Warcraft movie, appropriately titled, Warcraft . You can check out larger versions of the poster below, as well as in the gallery at the bottom of this story. The characters featured in the posters are Lothar... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Doom, And More Make Strong Museum's Hall Of Fame

    The Strong National Museum of Play has revealed the six games that are being added to the museum's World Video Game Hall of Fame. The games, culled from 15 finalists , include an era-spanning selection from Pong to World of Warcraft. Here are the games that have been chosen for the World Video Game... More
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