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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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World of Warcraft announces a complete PVP overhaul

World of Warcraft announces a complete PVP overhaul

I used to play WoW quite a bit back in the day, and I've been clean for a couple of years now. One aspect of the game that rarely appealed to me was PVP. Mostly because I've been an adult for the entire time the game has been out, and never had time to keep up on it. And we all know that if you don't PVP regularly, you won't have the right gear to be effective in battle. But that's all about to change in Legion.

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Diablo’s Treasure Goblins show up in WoW: Legion alpha

Diablo’s Treasure Goblins show up in WoW: Legion alpha

Two of Blizzard's most-successful IP's are of course, Warcraft and Diablo. Both universes have some great games, and the current iteration of both are still highly popular (even if WoW keeps losing subscribers). What's interesting is that Blizzard seems to be pulling popular features from one game, and porting them over to the other.

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WoW to get a wardrobe update in Legion

WoW to get a wardrobe update in Legion

When you play an MMO like World of Warcraft, you always had to choose between wearing gear that looked good, and gear that actually helped you. Sure, there are high tier sets that look fantastic, but if everyone is wearing that same set, then you lose any sense of individuality in the game. That's why Blizzard introduced their transmogrification system. And that system is getting an overhaul in the next expansion.

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World of Warcraft turns 11, celebrates with player gifts

World of Warcraft turns 11, celebrates with player gifts

It's hard to believe that World of Warcraft has been out for 11 years now. Well, technically its birthday isn't until November 23rd, but it's close enough. The game helped redefine what an MMO was (for better or worse), and is the benchmark against which all other MMOs are currently compared. Blizzard might not be going as crazy with their celebration as they did last year, but here's a look at what you can expect if you login to the game over the next couple of weeks.

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