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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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Wiimote hacks: WoW control & self-balancing robot

Wiimote hacks: WoW control & self-balancing robot

It must be a week for Wiimote hacks, as there are two interesting implementations of Nintendo's wireless motion-sensitive controller on offer today.  First up comes a hack using DarwiinRemote, that allows you to play World of Warcraft using the Wiimote; then, there's a self-balancing robot made of LEGO NXT, that can be remotely controlled with it.

Video demos of both projects after the cut

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World of Warcraft to keep expanding, says Blizzard CEO

World of Warcraft to keep expanding, says Blizzard CEO

Even though we just saw the release of the Wrath of the Lich King expansion to the World of Warcraft, there is already talk about what is to come in the future. In short, we should all expect many more expansion packs for the popular game in the coming years.

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Limited Edition World of Warcraft Keyboard makes playing easier

Limited Edition World of Warcraft Keyboard makes playing easier

If you play World of Warcraft, you're probably already pretty excited that the Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack came out today. But now you can amp up your gaming efforts even more with the Limited Edition World of Warcraft Keyboard. Actually, it's called the SteelSeries Zboard Limited-Edition Wrath of the Lich King Bundle with Zboard Keyboard, Keyset, and Standard QWERTY Keyset. Yeah, WoW keyboard sounds better to us, too.

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World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King expansion now available

World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King expansion now available

It's been long awaited but now avid WoW fans can get their hands on the latest expansion to the World of Warcraft--the Wrath of the Lich King. And even though you could buy the physical copy of the game at retailers prior to today, Blizzard officially launched the expansion pack today.

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World of Warcraft passes the 11 million subscriber mark

World of Warcraft passes the 11 million subscriber mark

Wow. Just wow. I know I could make a WoW pun or something out of that but I won't. In fact, I'm just flabbergasted. Blizzard announced recently that their World of Warcraft surpassed 11 million subscribers worldwide. Pretty "wow" worthy, don't you think?

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World of Warcraft patch ‘Echoes of Doom’ goes live; rocky restart

World of Warcraft patch ‘Echoes of Doom’ goes live; rocky restart

So the 3.0.2 patch for the World of Warcraft was released by Blizzard yesterday. The patch, called "Echoes of Doom," features all sorts of updates and is furthering along the servers to get ready for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, which is set for release on November 13th.

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Lord of the Rings Online expansion due on November 18th

Lord of the Rings Online expansion due on November 18th

Fans of MMOs listen up! Looks like the month of November is a generally good month for you. Not only is the World of Warcraft expansion, Wrath of the Lich King coming out on November 13th. Now, the Lord of the Rings expansion is due to be released on November 18th!

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Use your treadmill to play WOW

Use your treadmill to play WOW

If you play a lot of World of Warcraft on your PC then chances are you’re not doing a lot of physical activity in the process. A few industrious WOW players created a way to hook up treadmills to the game so they could simulate the running done by their avatars in WOW.

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Details on the WoW Achievement system

Blizzard's new Achievement system has a great many of us curious as to how it will work and if we'll see it as either an improvement or just a nuisance. Thus far we know only a few details about the upcoming Achievements and how they will work.

Jeffrey Kaplan decided to give a few more details about the Achievement points.  As always, Blizzard is trying to take the Achievements and improve the way they are done in comparison to existing ones like the Xbox version.  One thing they are doing differently is you will be able to track your progression on a particular Achievement.

Gamer plays WoW on a 40ft long screen

If you're starting to think your gaming setup is looking really good, you might checkout this snapshot. Which was created purely to make the rest of us green with envy.

Blizzard gives away Zhevra mount for recruiting friends

If you still have a couple friends who are holding out on playing WoW, now is the time to put a bit more peer pressure on them. Once you recruit a friend that signs up for 2 months and puts you down as a reference, you will get a shiny new Zhevra mount.

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