World Of Warcraft

“Warcraft” film theme and cast detailed at BlizzCon 2014

“Warcraft” film theme and cast detailed at BlizzCon 2014

The spate of comicbook superhero themed films might have gotten the majority of our attention of late, but for Blizzard's loyal fans, the one film they're most interested in is only now taking shape. At the annual BlizzCon held last week, director Duncan Jones, whose credits include "Source Code", has shared some tidbits about the upcoming film based on the hit franchise. Colloquially called "Warcraft", the film will focus on the age old war between humans and orcs. But this time, the humans won't be the only heroes.

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Robin Williams will be memorialized with WoW in-game character

Robin Williams will be memorialized with WoW in-game character

The shock of Robin Williams’ passing is still very fresh. The actor who made millions happy with his intensely paced brand of comedy was also an avid gamer. In honor of his love for World of Warcraft, Blizzard — the Development house responsible for the online RPG — will memorialize him as a character.

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Would you give up WoW for LEGO Minifigures Online?

Would you give up WoW for LEGO Minifigures Online?

There’s a massively multiplayer online game being prepared for delivery this week after the folks at Funcom secured massive amounts of cash to develop it. This game will likely build on the success of the customizability efforts in recent games like The LEGO Movie Video Game. In that game, customization of characters includes the changing of pants.

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WoW “Warlords of Draenor” expansion pack up for pre-order

WoW “Warlords of Draenor” expansion pack up for pre-order

In November, Blizzard announced the fifth expansion pack for World of Warcraft, titled Warlords of Draenor. Some details were given at the time, as well as a video to whet gamers' appetites (available after the jump), but a launch date hadn't been provided.

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Chinese World of Warcraft crime group gets real prison time

Chinese World of Warcraft crime group gets real prison time

A group of World of Warcraft criminals in China has been sentenced to prison time in the real world for operating a criminal ring in the video game. The criminal ring reportedly had ten members and all have been sentenced to time in Chinese prisons.

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Warcraft movie details and concept art revealed by BlizzCon 2013 panel

Warcraft movie details and concept art revealed by BlizzCon 2013 panel

Warcraft, the movie, has been rumored and speculated about for a while now, with it being tipped a few months ago that production would start next year. At BlizzCon 2013, a panel provided a fair bit of details about the upcoming movie, which IMDB lists as being slated for released in 2015, as well as a few pieces of concept art for the upcoming project.

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World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor to be the game’s fifth expansion pack

World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor to be the game’s fifth expansion pack

The video game World of Warcraft has been the most popular MMO game for years. While the game remains incredibly popular, the number of subscribers to the game has been on the decline. Blizzard announced in May that subscriber numbers for the game have declined. Blizzard has now announced a fifth expansion pack for the video game is in the works.

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World of Warcraft movie tipped to begin production in January 2014

World of Warcraft movie tipped to begin production in January 2014

Anyone who's ever watched The Rock in the video game-based movie Doom knows that it's hard to make a good movie based on a video game, even if that game is popular. That's not stopping Hollywood from beginning production on a movie based on incredibly popular MMO game World of Warcraft.

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Blizzard testing WoW in-game purchases despite ongoing D3 debacle

Blizzard testing WoW in-game purchases despite ongoing D3 debacle

Though the two are slightly different elements of in-game play, Blizzard has suggested a real-money transaction addition in World of Warcraft despite their less-than-stellar performance with real-money-trading in their other large-scale online game Diablo 3. This new system is said by one single developer on Blizzard's team - alone in a forum, believe or not - to be part of an exploration of possibilities at the moment, and not quite solid as such.

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Activision says World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dropping

Activision says World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dropping

Activision has published the financial results of its first quarter, which showed a rise in net income from $384 million to $456 million. All is not looking up, however, with the company also reporting that World of Warcraft subscribers are down, and as a result it has adjusted its expectations for the rest of the year, citing reasons of increased competition and poor Wii U sales, among other things.

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BlizzCon 2013 tickets become available on April 24th and April 27th

BlizzCon 2013 tickets become available on April 24th and April 27th

Blizzard has announced that BlizzCon 2013 tickets will go on sale April 24th and April 27th. These tickets will give gamers access to Blizzard's annual (minus 2012) BlizzCon event which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. The event is set to take place on November 8th and November 9th. In those two days, gamers will be able to enjoy a full weekend's worth of events and activities.

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BlizzCon 2013 will be taking place November 8th and 9th

BlizzCon 2013 will be taking place November 8th and 9th

Blizzard has just announced its annual gaming convention that many gamers look forward to every year. The 7th BlizzCon gaming convention, BlizzCon 2013, has been confirmed to be taking place from Friday, November 8th, to Saturday, November 9th at its usual location, the Anaheim Convention Center. Ticket pricing and availability should be announced in the next few months. The ticket prices has varied in the last few years, with 2009 tickets going for $125 and 2011 tickets selling for $175. Who knows if Blizzard will raise it again this year. With your ticket purchase, you will also receive the famous swag bag that contains collectible items as well as Blizzard merchandise.

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