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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."


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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...


"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 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 game accounts....


"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,...


"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,...


"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...


".... 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...


"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...


"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...


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

- Toraz Chryx see all 45 comments