World Of Warcraft

World of Warcraft’s Duskwood gets a spooky makeover in Unreal 4

World of Warcraft’s Duskwood gets a spooky makeover in Unreal 4

In the early days of World of Warcraft, most places you visited (at least as an Alliance player) were fairly bright and cheerful. However, there was one location that always stood out for me. Duskwood felt a lot like the game's take on Sleepy Hollow. And one fan has remade the area in Unreal 4, and it looks even spookier.

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WoW’s Lion’s Pride Inn gets faithfully recreated for the Warcraft movie

WoW’s Lion’s Pride Inn gets faithfully recreated for the Warcraft movie

When you hear about a popular video game being turned into a movie, you always wonder about how faithful the studio will be to the source material. After all, just look at any of Uwe Boll's adaptations. We're inching ever closer to Warcraft's big-screen debut, and the latest peek behind the scenes shows that the team is really focusing on the little details.

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Blizzard responds to Nostalrius server takedown

Blizzard responds to Nostalrius server takedown

Earlier this month, a very popular WoW server was taken offline. The server was named Nostalrius, and it was ran by a group of fans, who wanted to offer the same original vanilla World of Warcraft experience that many of us experienced when we first started playing the game. Many users have cried out, asking for an explanation, and asking that Blizzard offer some sort of similar experience.

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WoW Legion release date confirmed

WoW Legion release date confirmed

We've known about World of Warcraft's next expansion, Legion, for some time now. Blizzard has been teasing us with bits of information about what we can expect from this newest set of content since last year. Thanks to some fine print in their marketing material late last year, we've had a pretty good idea of when the expansion will be released. However, today Blizzard has announced the official release date.

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Blizzard’s US servers go offline, hacker group takes credit

Blizzard’s US servers go offline, hacker group takes credit

If you were hoping to play World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, or any other Blizzard title last night, you probably had issues connecting. In fact, all of Blizzard's US servers were down for an extended period last night. There was no scheduled maintenance causing the downtime, instead the culprits were a group of Lizards.

The hacker group known as Lizard Squad decided that they needed to target Blizzard's US servers last night, and they appear to have made quick work of them. All Battle.net games were offline for an indeterminate amount of time last night and this morning. The hacker group took credit for the attack, and were sure to tweet about it just before they began their assault.

Blizzard responded to the attack by confirming that they were in fact hit with a "potential DDoS" at one of their datacenters. They then stated that they had taken actions to bring their services back up, and would continue working to mitigate the impact. A bit later they confirmed that a second attack had happened, but their "supercool internet-shield" stopped it.

Many people are wondering why Lizard Squad picked this time to focus an attack on Blizzard's service. There are a few theories floating around, though the group hasn't confirmed their motive. Personally, I think that it might have something to do with the legal action against private vanilla WoW server, Nostalrius. Perhaps some members of the Squad enjoyed playing on the server, and decided to see how Blizzard enjoyed having their servers shut down.

Regardless of the motive, Blizzard appears to be unharmed after the attack, and a large number of players were inconvenienced for a few hours. There are also reports of the team hacking one or more Blizzard staff email accounts, though Blizzard hasn't confirmed these.

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Blizzard takes legal action against community-ran vanilla WoW server

Blizzard takes legal action against community-ran vanilla WoW server

World of Warcraft is a very different game than the one that made its debut back in 2004. This fact was most obviously apparent to those who played on a user-ran server, which is based on the original, vanilla version of the game. One of the most popular user-ran vanilla servers was named Nostalrius, and next week it will be going offline.

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World of Warcraft Twitch streamer dances his way to level 100

World of Warcraft Twitch streamer dances his way to level 100

When you first play a game like World of Warcraft, it takes a good while to level all the way up. Plus, you've got to learn how to properly play the character. Then, after years of playing, it can honestly be so easy that you need a new challenge. One Twitch streamer seems to have hit that point, and decided that it was time to take a character from level 1 to 100, using nothing more than a pair of DDR dance pads.

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First players finally collect every World of Warcraft achievement

First players finally collect every World of Warcraft achievement

One of the best/worst things about an MMO is the fact that there's not really a way to "beat" the game. Sure, you can reach the max level, beat all the dungeons and raids, and collect the best gear. But there's no real ending. Well, two players have come as close as possible to actually beating World of Warcraft, if there is such a thing.

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World of Warcraft might be free with your movie ticket

World of Warcraft might be free with your movie ticket

To say that World of Warcraft has been a success would be one of the biggest understatements in gaming. As it stands, the only PC game to beat it in sales is Minecraft. So it's a safe bet that if you've got a strong interest in the game, you've probably tested the waters, or are possibly a recovering addict. And that makes Blizzard's latest move a strange one.

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World of Warcraft gets an artifact fishing pole

World of Warcraft gets an artifact fishing pole

World of Warcraft is famous for many things. Most notably, it's the most successful MMO that has existed. What it's not know for is how much fun its fishing profession is. The main reason for that is despite having been around for the entire span of the game, it is arguably the most boring thing that you can spend your time doing.

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Swordfish World of Warcraft mobile accessories up close and epic

Swordfish World of Warcraft mobile accessories up close and epic

CES isn't normally a place where you look for things like collectibles. However, While browsing the show floor, I came across some statues of familiar characters. They were two Warcraft heroes engaging in combat, with an iPhone sitting docked in front of them.

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World of Warcraft’s Dark Portal can be yours

World of Warcraft’s Dark Portal can be yours

World of Warcraft fans are no stranger to the Dark Portal. In addition to other lore-related events, the portal was re-opened during the expansion The Burning Crusade, and allowed players to travel to Outland. Well now you have a chance to take the Dark Portal home, if you're lucky.

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