Scourge’s Champ review: Lulu! On second thought…
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Scourge’s Champ review: Lulu! On second thought…

On second thought, I decided to write an article on my return to World of Warcraft: Cataclysm! A friend of mine just got me back into playing, though I’m really pissed about the timing we had. If you played WoW once, and have been gone like I have for an extended period of time, you ... Read More»
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Blizzard already has “general framework” in place for fifth WoW expansion
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Blizzard already has “general framework” in place for fifth WoW expansion

Blizzard COO Paul Sams has tikd CVG he already knows what the next World of Warcraft expansion entails, and that SVP of creative development Chris Metzen and his team already “know what they’re going to be doing for multiple expansions ahead.” Mists of Pandaria is the fourth expansion for WoW, and Sams said the “general ... Read More»
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Blizzard worried about hardcore’s reaction to Pandaria
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Blizzard worried about hardcore’s reaction to Pandaria

World of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street has concerns about how long-term players have reacted to some of Blizzard’s newest additions, like pets and farming. “I worry about the perception. I think after BlizzCon we faced this misperception that we were somehow forsaking our hardcore players. Which is not at all what we were ... Read More»
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Blizzard: Mists of Pandaria beta “very close to beginning”, opt-in now
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Blizzard: Mists of Pandaria beta “very close to beginning”, opt-in now

Blizzard has posted a Mists of Pandaria beta opt-in on the official World of Warcraft website as well as an FAQ regarding how to take part in the expansion’s testing. Annual pass holders will be invited into the beta in waves and with no NDA on place, you’re likely to be bombarded from the get-go ... Read More»
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World of Warcraft Netease deal extended
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World of Warcraft Netease deal extended

Netease has signed up for another three years of delivering World of Warcraft to China. The deal secures World of Warcraft’s continuing publication in China ahead of the Mists of Pandaria expansion. VentureBeat reports Netease has largely caught up its expansion backlog; the MMORPG has experienced problems gaining local approval of expansion content, leading to ... Read More»
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World of Warcraft bleeding staff for Project Titan
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World of Warcraft bleeding staff for Project Titan

Blizzard has migrated some of its World of Warcraft development talent onto its mysterious new MMO, Project Titan, filling empty seats with new hires. World of Warcraft game director Tom Chilton told The Orange County Register that the staff movements are gradual rather than dramatic. “There are people that had worked on the ‘World of ... Read More»
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Blizzard announces staff reductions, 90% not related to game development
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Blizzard announces staff reductions, 90% not related to game development

Blizzard has announced it has “conducted a review of its business based on current organizational needs” and because of the findings it will conduct a “global reduction in workforce” of approximately 600 employees. The company anticipates approximately 90% of the affected employees will come from departments not related to game development and noted in the ... Read More»
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Fully localized Italian version of World of Warcraft in the works
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Fully localized Italian version of World of Warcraft in the works

Blizzard has announced it’s developing a fully localized Italian version of World of Warcraft. Upon release later this year, those who wish to experience the game in Italian will be able to download a free language pack. New players will be able to purchase the Italian version digitally and at retail. Players will benefit from ... Read More»
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MMORPGs: Free to Play vs. Monthly Fees
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MMORPGs: Free to Play vs. Monthly Fees

MMORPGS are the ultimate time consumer in the gaming world. Several big names games such as City of Heroes, LOTRO, DC Universe Online have gone free to play. Yet the games that charge the monthly fees WoW and SWTOR continue to bring in players and grow. The question Goozernation has is there room for both ... Read More»
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WoW Monopoly and StarCraft RISK games hitting stores later this year
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WoW Monopoly and StarCraft RISK games hitting stores later this year

USAOPOLY and Blizzard have announced a partnership which will see the release of Monopoly: World of Warcraft and RISK: StarCraft board games. Each game will combine the foundations of the original tabletops with new designs and gameplay elements inspired by Blizzard’s universes. MONOPOLY: World of Warcraft will have players vying for control of World of ... Read More»
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Pearce: We had no “idea what we were getting ourselves into” with WoW
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Pearce: We had no “idea what we were getting ourselves into” with WoW

Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce has the firm had no idea “what we were getting ourselves into,” when it launched World of Warcraft 7 years ago. Speaking in a DICE discussion panel with Epic’s Mike Capps and Insomniac’s Ted Price, Pearce admitted the firm “grossly underestimated the demand” for the MMO when it shipped. “We had ... Read More»
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Gakai coming to Facebook soon, WoW shown running through the social site
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Gakai coming to Facebook soon, WoW shown running through the social site

Gaikai chief executive David Perry announced during the Cloud Gaming Europe conference today that the service will soon launch on Facebook. Perry also demoed World of Warcraft running via the social network. “Facebook already owns the category of casual gaming, we’re going to help them own core games,” he said. “A click and boom, you’re ... Read More»
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Cross-realm raids coming to WoW with Patch 4.3.2
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Cross-realm raids coming to WoW with Patch 4.3.2

Blizzard has said World of Warcraft Patch 4.3.2 will add the ability to form cross-realm raids with Real ID friends in older normal or heroic raids and in Battlegrounds. Expected for quite some time, the functionality was added to cross-realm parties last year. The ability to run normal or Heroic Dragon Soul with cross-realm Real ... Read More»
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Blizzard announces price drop on WoW expansions in Europe
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Blizzard announces price drop on WoW expansions in Europe

Blizzard has announced it’s cut the price of World of Warcraft expansions in Europe at both retail and through the Blizzard Store. Those who have yet to purchase expansions for the MMO, or who are just new to the fray, can now pick up Wrath of the Lich King for €19.99 and Cataclysm for €29.99. ... Read More»
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Aggrocast Episode Ninety: Skyrim, Sequels And Series
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Aggrocast Episode Ninety: Skyrim, Sequels And Series

AggroGamer: “Matt joins Brian and Corey again for Aggrocast hijinks, including being completely disconnected from the call. The format jumps around as Brian and Corey wax poetic on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as they wait for Matt to return and they generally talk about what they’ve been playing including Batman: Arkham Asylum, WoW, Braid ... Read More»
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