World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

PC / RPG / Release: Nov 13, 2008 / ESRB: T

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Warcraft movie touts cast from Pacific Rim, Vikings, and Mission: Impossible

Warcraft movie touts cast from Pacific Rim, Vikings, and Mission: Impossible

The Warcraft movie has a director, effects producer and even a far-flung date. All that's left now is to gather some actors and film it, and to that end Legendary Pictures has announced some of the talent set to star.

Read more: Cast from Pacific Rim, Vikings, and more »

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Warcraft movie coming December 18, 2015

Warcraft movie coming December 18, 2015

The Warcraft movie is so real it has a date. Blizzard has announced that the upcoming film from Legendary Pictures will be in theaters on December 18, 2015.

Read more: Everything we know about the movie »

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World of Warcraft subscription numbers drop another 8%

World of Warcraft subscription numbers drop another 8%

In revealing the repurchase of its shares from Vivendi last night, publisher Activision announced that subscription numbers for World of Warcraft continued to decline, dropping from 8.3 million in Q1 to 7.7 million in Q2.

Read more: Almost two million drop since Q4 last year »

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Former Blizzard dev: World of Warcraft killed the MMO genre

Former Blizzard dev: World of Warcraft killed the MMO genre

Old-school MMO players from before the days of World of Warcraft remember how the genre used to be. Games like the original EverQuest or Ultima Online took forever to go up a single level. Players would wander looking for quest givers without exclamation marks over the heads, and could struggle just as mightily when looking for the place to turn them in. But in the end, a level felt like an accomplishment, a completed quest was a job well done.

Then came the dreaded word: Accessibility. Where did the MMO go wrong?

Read more: 'Game play should be its own reward' »

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Unauthorized World of Warcraft log-in attempts rise; Blizzard warns users

Unauthorized World of Warcraft log-in attempts rise; Blizzard warns users

A rash of unauthorized login attempts to numerous World of Warcraft user accounts through the website and mobile Armory app has forced Blizzard to disable access to the auction house through the app and warn players to change their logins.

Read more: Accounts to be restored if requested »

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World of Warcraft subscribers down 13%; Activision concerned

World of Warcraft subscribers down 13%; Activision concerned

A slight bump in subscription numbers for World of Warcraft after the launch of the Mists of Pandaria expansion has disappeared. Subscription numbers for the MMO now stand at 8.3 million, down from 9.6 million at the end of Q4 last last year, Activision announced in its latest earning report for Q1 2013.

Read more: 'New content more frequently' »

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World of Warcraft's Bad Robot pet a tribute to JJ Abrams

World of Warcraft's Bad Robot pet a tribute to JJ Abrams

Blizzard has been having fun with the pets it has created for World of Warcraft, creating everything from floating skulls to balloons to marmots. But for the first time, the dev team is creating a pet to pay tribute to a person and company outside the game.

The company announced plans for a new pet for release in an upcoming patch, out of respect for JJ Abrams' company, Bad Robot, which is releasing the Star Trek Into Darkness movie next month and the upcoming continuation of the Star Wars saga.

Read more: Engineering profession needed »

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Moving World of Warcraft to console would be a 'huge challenge'

Moving World of Warcraft to console would be a 'huge challenge'

With Blizzard finally getting back into the console space with Diablo 3, it is only logical that the company would consider shifting its other franchises outside the PC realm. But don't expect World of Warcraft on consoles any time soon.

Read more: Changing game fundamentals for console play »

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World of Warcraft 'Thunder King' patch 5.2 adds new raid, bosses

World of Warcraft 'Thunder King' patch 5.2 adds new raid, bosses

The Thunder King has been unleashed in Pandaria with the newest content update for Blizzard's World of Warcraft. The 5.2 patch was released today and includes a new raid, new world bosses, and a new hub for daily quests that players usually loathe for building rep with a new faction.

Read more: Normal raid dungeon first, then heroic »

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'Moon,' 'Source Code' director chosen for Warcraft movie

'Moon,' 'Source Code' director chosen for Warcraft movie

Not much has been said about the new Warcraft movie since Sam Raimi said he was no longer directing the film. But now, Legendary Pictures has announced his replacement, grabbing the the director of sci-fi films Moon and Source Code.

Read more: Production should start this fall »

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Author: Blizzard's Nomad gave way to World of Warcraft

Author: Blizzard's Nomad gave way to World of Warcraft

We've known that Blizzard had scrapped a project called Nomad, but we didn't have too many details other than it was to have been a squad-based affair. Author David Craddock has been able to fill in a few details from his in-depth interview with Shacknews.

Read more: A more user-friendly answer to EverQuest »

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Blizzard servers hacked, some personal info compromised

Blizzard servers hacked, some personal info compromised

Perhaps it's been too long since you've reset your password in a mad attempt to secure your privacy? Blizzard has announced that they have discovered "unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network."

In a statement, the company says that there's "no evidence" that any financial information, including credit cards, billing address, and real names, has been compromised. Blizzard notes that their investigation is ongoing, "but so far nothing suggests that these pieces of information have been accessed."

Read more: Time to change your passwords, folks »

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Recruit a friend for World of Warcraft, get a winged panther mount

Recruit a friend for World of Warcraft, get a winged panther mount

Every so often, Blizzard enlists its still faithful World of Warcraft players to bring new blood into the game for a free item. It's that time again, and the prize this time is yet another new mount, the Obsidian Nightwing.

There is a difference in this mount, though.This time, you become the winged panther and players will get to ride on your back. With the debut of the new mount, Blizzard is retiring the X-53 Touring Rocket as a Recruit-a-Friend reward.

Read more: Only for new player sign ups »

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Old World of Warcraft equipment nets $330,000 for charity

Old World of Warcraft equipment nets $330,000 for charity

Not one to let old equipment go to waste, Blizzard made some old World of Warcraft server blades available for auction, and the response garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars for the company's charity of choice, St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

See: Blades garner more than $330,000 »

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WoW players get instant restoration of lost items

WoW players get instant restoration of lost items

Usually when preparing for a raid in World of Warcraft, I'd disenchant a bunch of items to get enchants ready for any new gear I won. Every once in a while, I'd get sidetracked and come back to DE a vital piece of epic gear instead of the trash I had intended. Panic usually ensued.

Read more: Sold, disenchanted or destroyed items »

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