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World of Warcraft free-to-play to level 20

By Garnett Lee and Xav de Matos, Jun 28, 2011 3:10pm PDT

Blizzard has thrown away 10- and 14-day free trials of World of Warcraft and is now offering the base game for free, "up to a maximum character level of 20."

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"Graphics aren't everything. Too bad you don't get that. Same deal with Minecraft. World of ..."

- Machlol see all 63 comments

World of Warcraft cross-realm dungeon parties planned

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2011 1:20pm PDT

Blizzard plans to allow friends from different World of Warcraft servers to play in dungeons together, with vague "premium" features.

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"Blizzard.... once again fails to impress... 10+ years and NOW you implement this ??? failed..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 51 comments

WoW expansion development speeding up to cut subscriber churn

By Alice O'Connor, May 10, 2011 9:15am PDT

Blizzard's planning to put World of Warcraft expansions out faster so fewer subscribers are lost after exhausting the new content.

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"tbh i don't see how they can do world pvp and make it not suck. it would be easier to make a ..."

- kiddygrinder see all 112 comments

Blizzard donates $800K to Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Xav de Matos, May 05, 2011 2:30pm PDT

Blizzard Entertainment donated $800,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation based on the generosity of its users who purchased a special in-game pet in World of Warcraft.

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"Does your horse have a name? In this subthread we name ryuuseki's horse! Duke Smarmy von ..."

- ninj0rc see all 81 comments

World of Warcraft Patch to revamp old dungeons

By Steve Watts, Feb 24, 2011 4:30pm PST

Blizzard's first major content patch for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is set to update some older areas for public testing. The developer blog...

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"I think the confusion is stemming from equating "casual player" as someone who hasn't raided ..."

- c0ucheh see all 87 comments

Weekend Confirmed Episode 38

By Garnett Lee, Dec 10, 2010 12:00pm PST

Two hallmarks of the season come together this episode of Weekend Confirmed. Brian got hit full force with the flu this week and is out...

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"Well, the most recent Batman title was ****ing amazing, so I don't think you'll see too many ..."

- MHSilver see all 160 comments

World of Warcraft Patch 4.0.3a Shatters Azeroth

By Brian Leahy, Nov 23, 2010 4:30pm PST

In preparation for the December 7 release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Blizzard has patched all versions of the game up to 4.0.3a which has...

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"This patch alone shot up my server's queue from zero (been like that for a year) to an hour of ..."

- deathdude98 see all 11 comments

Massive World of Warcraft Patch Coming; Includes Cataclysm Talent Trees

By Brian Leahy, Oct 11, 2010 4:20pm PDT

Blizzard will be deploying a massive World of Warcraft patch this week, which will bring new class mechanics and the talent tree overhaul to the...

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"Yeah, I've only checked out the trees for my main (a mage), but they stripped out all of the ..."

- solarphinn see all 29 comments

Battle.net Authenticator Policy Changed

By Brian Leahy, Oct 08, 2010 12:40pm PDT

Blizzard has made a policy change to its Authenticator security devices and programs in an effort to better protect Battle.net game accounts....

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"Considering that you need to use an authenticator in the first place, if you compromise your ..."

- Bensam123 see all 7 comments

League of Legends Scores Big in Inaugural Game Developers Choice Online Awards

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 08, 2010 7:23am PDT

Riot Games' League of Legends was the star of the first Games Developers Choice Online Awards last night, coming away with five of the nine awards,...

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"The judges obviously are more experienced and unbiased than HoN fanboy dogs like you"

- ArmorDon see all 18 comments

World of Warcraft Experiences Growth Spurt, Hits 12 Million 'Subscribers'

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 07, 2010 10:00am PDT

Having stalled at around 11.5 million "subscribers" for a fair while, World of Warcraft has finally received a bump and passed the 12 million mark,...

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"It's not about to believe, it's about to understand the use of numbers. While they have data to ..."

- Mini-d see all 19 comments

BlizzCon 2010 Event Schedule Revealed

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 06, 2010 5:40am PDT

A trio of Diablo 3 developer panels, talks on Blizzard's much-celebrated cinematics and assorted tournaments are amongst the festivities featured...

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".... and fagotry ensues.; Sorry Pa, cant do nuffin bout all these homos, guess they just like ..."

- YummiGummi see all 23 comments

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Launching in December

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 04, 2010 6:30am PDT

World of Warcraft's third expansion pack 'Cataclysm' will be released on December 7, developer Blizzard announced today, tearing the land of...

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"do people still play this? wtf. Am i really going to have to renew my account? (game industry fail.)"

- squeakychimp see all 40 comments

Blizzard Adds Opt-Out to Real ID System, Other Preferences

By Brian Leahy, Sep 30, 2010 11:40am PDT

Blizzard has added a full opt-out option to its Real ID program, which will span across all of its enabled games--currently World of Warcraft and...

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"so... I did this, and it deleted my friends which was all real id friends, I turned it back on, ..."

- damageundone see all 17 comments

Upcoming World of Warcraft Patch Removes Support for PowerPC-Based Macs

By Xav de Matos, Aug 31, 2010 8:10am PDT

Although it is possible to assume some of its tremendous success is based on its vast hardware scalability, World of Warcraft will soon close the...

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"That's certainly in the ballpark with a dualcore G5, and yes, it's obsolete at this point."

- Toraz Chryx see all 45 comments