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  • Blog Post: Blizzard Giving Lapsed WoW Players An Instant Ticket To Level 80

    Have you played World of Warcraft at some point in the past? Have you never managed to take a character all the way to the level cap? Well, if you have a friend who's still in the game, Blizzard is about to give you a very easy way to get close to the current highest possible level. On the official... More
  • Blog Post: A Look At The Effects Of World Of Warcraft Addiction

    Whether you buy into the idea that someone can truly be addicted to a video game or not, I think we can all agree that some people get so obsessed with some games -- especially MMOs like World of Warcraft -- that their lives are negatively affected. Anthony Rosner is one such person. In a short documentary... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Fully Details WOW: Cataclysm's Final Major Patch

    Blizzard is pushing World of Warcraft: Cataclysm's final major patch (4.3) today, and the company has posted the full details. Take a look at the official trailer below and get a glimpse at Deathwing and the dire stakes involved. Full details of the patch can be found over at battle.net . For more... More
  • Blog Post: Survey Reveals Need For An "Occupy Azeroth" Movement

    While real-world protestors continue taking to the streets in various cities around the U.S. to shout about the gap between the haves and the have-nots, we can all be thankful that someone has taken some time to study the wealth disparity that really matters -- the one that exists in World of Warcraft... More
  • Blog Post: New Pet Introduces Officially Sanctioned Gold-Selling To World Of Warcraft

    Blizzard has been selling World of Warcraft pets for some time now, but their latest model introduces a controversial decision: You can now buy this new pet and sell it to other players in-game.[excerpt] The Guardian Pup -- a tiny version of the Winged Guardian mount -- will be soon be available for... More
  • Blog Post: Cataclysm's Last Patch Takes Players To The End Of The World Of Warcraft

    We've known for a while now that the next content patch for World of Warcraft, patch 4.3, will be the final major update for the Cataclysm expansion, finally adding the Deathwing raid battle that the whole expansion has been building up to. Now Blizzard has provided us a bunch of screenshots from... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Seeking "Meaningful Difference" In World Of Warcraft Expansion Timing

    Earlier this week , Blizzard announced that the Deathwing battle is coming to World of Warcraft in the next patch. If that seems like it signals the end of the Cataclysm expansion pack to you, it should. The developer is hoping to be much more timely with the release of its next expansion. I spoke to... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Trademarks Likely Name For Next World Of Warcraft Expansion

    It's only been nine months since the release of Blizzard's last well-received World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, but in the high-speed world of MMOs, a developer always has to be planning ahead for what's next. A new trademark filed by Blizzard gives us a pretty big hint at what might... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Patch 4.2 Launches, Unlimited Free Trial Now Available

    The latest update for World of Warcraft's fiery Cataclysm expansion is live today, and it brings a number of major updates for the game as well as a dangerous new free trial option for those not yet converted to the cult of Warcraft. For those who have been eagerly awaiting new content, patch 4.2... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Drops Over 500K Subscribers Post-Cataclysm

    Let me start this news story out by acknowledging the stark reality of the MMO world: World of Warcraft is doing just fine. It has more than enough subscribers to make any competing MMO envious. It's exactly because that wildly high number of paying players exist that a drop of any amount -- even... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Makes $800,000 Donation To Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Late last year, Blizzard announced that it would be donating 50 percent of the profits from two new World of Warcraft pets to the Make-A-Wish foundation. That donation -- a whopping $800,000 -- has been made, and we've got the video to prove it. The donation comes courtesy of the Lil' Ragnaros... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Looks Ahead To Second World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm Content Patch

    Blizzard may have just rolled out the first content patch for Cataclysm yesterday , but the developer is already working to get people excited for what's next. In the two videos below, Blizzard shows off both the Molten Front zone being added to the game and the Firelands raid. The Molten Front will... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft: Cataclysm's First Content Patch Gets Name, Trailer

    Blizzard has started letting out details on its first big content patch for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and we've got the pre-release trailer for the patch right here. Titled "Rise of the Zandalari," the new patch will take the WoW storyline's focus away from the rampage caused by... More
  • Blog Post: WoW Player Hits Level 85 By Gathering Alone

    I don't know if this latest World of Warcraft achievement is better attributed to Cataclysm's accelerated leveling or a certain user's iron will. Someone has (finally) reached level 85 without killing or questing, but by simply resource gathering. Note: most level 85's gear isn't... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Introducing Guild Transfer And Renaming Services To World Of Warcraft

    Continuing the trend of offering optional, paid services for smaller quality of life issues, Blizzard has announced that they will be introducing the ability for guilds to rename themselves or transfer servers intact. The news came earlier today via a post on the World of Warcraft forums . According... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Celebrates 20 Years By Playing StarCraft II At NASDAQ

    Blizzard is going all out for its 20th anniversary. First it posted a lengthy documentary about its history, and now the founders took over NASDAQ to play their own games. The picture above features Blizzard cofounders Frank Pearce and Mike Morhaime playing a game of StarCraft II at the NASDAQ Marketsite... More
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Shatters Sales Record

    Blizzard's latest expansion has sold a lot of copies in one month. How many? Well, more than the population of Costa Rica. Official estimates claim that Costa Rica has a population of 4,509,392, and Blizzard says that Cataclysm has sold more than 4,700,000 copies worldwide according to a recent press... More
  • Blog Post: Unboxing The Cataclysm

    Wondering what's in the Collector's Edition of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? Take this photo tour and salivate at the goods that just showed up on our desks. Big slide-open box, just like the rest of the modern Blizzard Collector's Editions. This'll look real nice on my shelf. Here we... More
  • Blog Post: WoW: Cataclysm TV Spot Hitting 10/17

    The Brett Favre Media Empire is sitting for the first time in its historic career, but the first TV ad for World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion will be hitting during the Dallas Cowboys' loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon. After Tony Romo eats yet another turfburger courtesy... More
  • Blog Post: WoW: Cataclysm Creeps Closer To Launch

    World of Warcraft's public test realms have been updated with version 4.01 of the game, indicating that the developers feel that Cataclysm's major mechanics are just about ready for primetime. We can't have much longer to wait for the expansion's launch. This PTR build (patch notes here... More
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