World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

PC / Action RPG / Release: Dec 7, 2010 / ESRB: T

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

By Steve Watts, Dec 09, 2013 9:00am PST

Legendary Pictures has announced some of its casting for the Warcraft movie, including actors from Vikings, Pacific Rim, and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.


World of Warcraft adds Cataclysm to basic edition

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 16, 2013 6:00am PDT

Feeling a need to buy oodles of expansions can be off-putting when you're looking into starting an MMORPG, so Blizzard has regularly upgraded World of Warcraft's basic 'Battle Chest' edition with old expansions. It's now rolled Cataclysm into the package, and is taking the e...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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

By John Keefer, Mar 05, 2013 5:00pm PST

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...


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

By John Keefer, Jan 31, 2013 12:30pm PST

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.


World of Warcraft adds charity pet for Sandy recovery efforts

By Steve Watts, Nov 08, 2012 3:30pm PST

Blizzard has announced it will be selling a special "Cinder Kitten" pet for charity, with all proceeds going towards the Red Cross to assist Sandy victims.


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

By John Keefer, Nov 01, 2012 6:45am PDT

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 coming later today.


Blizzard servers hacked, some personal info compromised

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 09, 2012 4:15pm PDT

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."