World of Warcraft

PC / RPG / Release: Nov 22, 2004 / ESRB: T

Warcraft movie coming December 18, 2015

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2013 3:15pm PDT

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...

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Weekend Confirmed 182 - Final Fantasy XIV, Puppeteer, The Wonderful 101

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 13, 2013 11:00am PDT

Weekend Confirmed is ready to formally wrap up another week. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in the Shacknews tandem of Andrew Yoon and Ozzie Mejia to discuss the latest news to come from Sony and games by the dozen.

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World of Warcraft 5.4 patch introduces Flex Raid

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 12, 2013 2:00pm PDT

World of Warcraft's 5.4 patch features Garrosh Hellscream seizing power, while also introducing Flex Raids, just in case you're missing a few members of your group.

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Blizzard: 'makes sense' for World of Warcraft to go free-to-play

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT

"For Blizzard it makes sense [to go free-to-play] at some point," lead designer Tom Chilton said.

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Weekend Confirmed 177 - EverQuest Next, Pikmin 3, NCAA Football 14

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 09, 2013 11:00am PDT

This week's Weekend Confirmed looks at old things that are new again. Hosts Garnett Lee and Jeff Cannata welcome in Shacknews' Andrew Yoon and Insomniac's James Stevenson to discuss EverQuest Next and World of Warcraft before diving into NCAA Football 14 and Pikmin 3. After ...

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World of Warcraft to link low-population servers

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 06, 2013 6:00am PDT

World of Warcraft already supports raids, dungeons, and arena battles with players on other servers, and the next patch will take another big step to combat dwindling populations. 5.4 will introduce Connected Realms, linking--but not formally merging--certain underpopulated ...

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World of Warcraft subscription numbers drop another 8%

By John Keefer, Jul 26, 2013 9:30am PDT

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.

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World of Warcraft 'exploring' in-game purchases

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 05, 2013 9:00am PDT

Blizzard has confirmed that it's "exploring" in-game microtransactions for World of Warcraft, after an XP booster mentioning an in-game store was discovered in the latest test patch. It's not yet clear exactly what else it'll sell, and whether this is a global move or simply...

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Former Blizzard dev: World of Warcraft killed the MMO genre

By John Keefer, Jul 01, 2013 2:30pm PDT

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...

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

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2013 6:45am PDT

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

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World of Warcraft subscribers down 13%; Activision concerned

By John Keefer, May 08, 2013 1:55pm PDT

A slight bump in subscription numbers for World of Warcraft after the launch of the Mists of Pandaria expansion has disappeared, with number now 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 20...

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

By John Keefer, Apr 22, 2013 4:01pm PDT

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.

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World of Warcraft 5.3 update adjusts Pet Battles

By Steve Watts, Apr 05, 2013 3:45pm PDT

The upcoming 5.3 patch to World of Warcraft works to reduce randomness in the Pet Battles system, and give more information on hit chances.

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

By John Keefer, Mar 13, 2013 9:30am PDT

With Blizzard finally getting back into the console space with Diablo 3, it is only logical that questions would shift to a possible move outside...

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World of Warcraft 'lost our way a little' with Cataclysm

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2013 9:00am PDT

World of Warcraft lead system designer Greg Street says Blizzard "lost our way a little bit" with Cataclysm, which the team tried to rectify with Pandaria and subsequent patches.

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