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Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic just before Christmas to positive reviews and a warm reception from the MMO community, positioning it as a competitor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Is the galaxy far far away starting to falter already? During a recent earnings report, EA announced that SWTOR’s subscriber base has dropped from 1.7 million to 1.3 million in just two months.

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New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

New York AG kicks thousands of sex offenders off online games

With cooperation from Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Electronic Arts, Blizzard, Warner Bros, and Disney Interactive, New York's top prosecutor has been successful in banning online gaming accounts of more than 3,500 registered sex offenders. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the crack-down, known as "Operation Game Over," was a success. It was the first sting operation of its kind, and it could be the first of many.

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WoW considered for iPhone while creators play Star Wars

WoW considered for iPhone while creators play Star Wars

This week one of the makers of World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment has let it be known that not only he plays Star Wars, his co-workers do as well. Speaking on why it seems that the most popular online role-playing game at the moment WoW seems to be losing subscribers, he noted that it's not just the wait for the upcoming expansion of the game Pandaria that's holding players back, it's the excellence of their competitors. Not only Star Wars: The Old Republic has been named in this case, it's Skyrim as well!

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GameStop – Buy the World of Warcraft BattleChest, get Wrath of the Lich King free

GameStop – Buy the World of Warcraft BattleChest, get Wrath of the Lich King free

Since Black Friday in November there have been massive deals in the world of gaming. If you missed it, GameStop offered the World of Warcraft BattleChest for $9.99, which includes World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade expansion. The Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm expansions were on sale for $19.99 each. The holidays are definitely a time to get on the World of Warcraft bandwagon if you have yet to start your very own dancing-on-mailboxes Night Elf, or finally get those friends who have been on-the-fence an inexpensive gift.

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World of Warcraft introduces playable panda race – for real, this time

World of Warcraft introduces playable panda race – for real, this time

It's been several years now since Blizzard Entertainment played an April Fool's prank on its World of Warcraft base by saying the fifth race in the game would be panda-humanoid in flavor - today we find that in their newest WoW expansion, it's no joke. There's a whole new expansion for World of Warcraft coming out soon by the name of "Mists of Pandaria." This race of fuzzy lovable killers has since the first "JK" announcement made several appearances in both WoW and StarCraft II, and both story characters and a playable Monk class will be coming with this next expansion pack.

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Happy Holidays from Blizzard Entertainment

Happy Holidays from Blizzard Entertainment

Oh it's nearly holiday time, or whatever you wanna say, and Blizzard Entertainment is definitely attaching itself to the Christmas with three heartily fancy cards that you can send to your friends, enemies, and Facebook. There's one for World of Warcraft, there's one for Starcraft II, and there's one for - YES - Diablo III. You'll find plenty of Santa inside, guns and death as well, and one gigantic barbarian that seems more intent on murdering you than giving you a positive present.

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The Daily Slash: December 17 2010

The Daily Slash: December 17 2010

Behold! TRON: LEGACY in a full review by Philip! Don't like new movies? Perhaps you'd care for an Utterly Odd Assortment of Star Wars Props up for auction now? Eyeballs included! Oh dear! Did you not buy all your Christmas gifts yet? Have Avi Greengart help you out with a Last Minute, Non-Obvious Holiday Gift Guide! Or maybe you're all done and just want to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm free for ten days? Maybe you're a winner of a SlashGear Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z and you don't even know it! Nexus S in your pocket? Maybe you'd like some Optimized Kernel Voodoo? All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 10-Day Free Trial Released

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 10-Day Free Trial Released

So you're on the fence on deciding weather you'd like to upgrade your World of Warcraft to the Cataclysm with the giant dragon and the fire and the crazy wild awesomeness? Perhaps you'd like to give it a whirl for about 10 days while you think about if you'd like to have it forever? Now you can do just that. Today Battle.net and Blizzard give you a completely free 10 day trial period (similar to some other older games they've still got lying around) during which you can play the game in its fullness. After that, probably you'll be so WoWed that you'll need to Cataclysm your WoW to stay WoWed enough to WoW forever.

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82 Hours Later, WoW Fans Receive Signed Copies of Cataclysm

82 Hours Later, WoW Fans Receive Signed Copies of Cataclysm

Those waiting at ground zero, Fry’s Electronics in Fountain Valley, found themselves in a rain drenched nightmare yesterday after waiting upwards of 82 hours in line. Who was the first person in line? 18 year old Curtis McHenry, a dude so dedicated to getting that first spot that he lined up at 2PM Friday for the Monday release. Wild! These crazed maniacs weren't all disappointed, however, as they did indeed receive not only their copy of the game on time, but a signed Collectors edition - free! Signed by who, you ask? Why, Frank Pearce, co-founder of the Irvine-based game company Blizzard Entertainment and executive producer of World of Warcraft!

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Live and Up For Sale Now! What are You Waiting for?!

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Live and Up For Sale Now! What are You Waiting for?!

Feel free to submit your life back to the everlasting addiction of Warcraft in a brand spanking new expansion by the name of Cataclysm, right now, available today. You can choose to venture your way out of your cave and get a physical copy of the game at your local fun store or stay low in your seat, downloading and upgrading directly through Blizzard. Inside this expansion you'll find new zones, hundreds of new quests, unique dungeons, an increased level cap of 85 (WHO WILL BE FIRST?) and two completely new races - worgen and goblin (I'm surprised it took this long for them to give up a goblin!) A new age has begun!

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