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  • Even World of Warcraft is tracking you!

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 11:45 am

    Is there any organization or company that can resist surreptitiously tracking its customers?
  • World of Warcraft auction house and chat mobile apps now free

    Posted August 24, 2012 - 10:27 pm

    If you're the rare World of Warcraft player who wants to be spending MORE hours a day playing WoW then friend, you're in luck. Blizzard has just announced that its premium mobile services are now available for free, which means that if you have an iOS or Android smartphone you can interact with Azeroth from almost anywhere.
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    World of Warcraft add-on trailer features Kung Fu pandas

    Posted August 16, 2012 - 10:56 am

    If you ever wanted to play an MMO as a Kung Fu-using panda, Blizzard has an expansion pack just for you.
  • World of Warcraft's pet battle system

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 9:56 pm

    When Blizzard announced their latest World of Warcraft expansion pack Mists of Pandaria, they also announced a new system that would allow you to train and battle with the game’s assortment of non-combat pets. While fans were skeptical the system would feel a bit like a Pokemon clone Blizzard didn’t give players much of a chance to see what the system was like in action until this week. A new beta patch for Mists of Pandaria brought pet battles online for the first time (an earlier patch mistakenly allowed you to use the system for a few days but it was generally too buggy to play) and now I’ve spent some time exploring what the system is like and how it works.
  • Gaming's 15 funniest, most unfair, and memorable exploits

    Posted June 14, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Exploits. Sometimes, they break games in your favor, allowing you access to powers, abilities, and cheap ways to accomplish difficult tasks that a game’s developers didn’t intend for you to have (and a game’s testers somehow overlooked). But these exploits can sometimes turn the tables against your peaceful adventures--especially in massively multiplayer games like World of Warcraft or EVE Online, where game-breaking bugs can give your peers untold advantage over your hapless, plays-by-the-rules self.
  • Gaming's 15 funniest, most unfair, and memorable exploits

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Exploits. Sometimes, they break games in your favor, allowing you access to powers, abilities, and cheap ways to accomplish difficult tasks that a game’s developers didn’t intend for you to have (and a game’s testers somehow overlooked). But these exploits can sometimes turn the tables against your peaceful adventures--especially in massively multiplayer games like World of Warcraft or EVE Online, where game-breaking bugs can give your peers untold advantage over your hapless, plays-by-the-rules self.
  • World of Warcraft and Mac OS X Lion

    Posted July 21, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    The release of Mac OS X Lion has many Mac owners salivating, including those who play World of Warcraft (WOW). As you can imagine, there has been a lot of buzz in the WOW forums about Lion. Here's why.
  • Will World of Warcraft drive ISP IPv6 adoption?

    Posted May 11, 2011 - 9:41 am

    Whether IT networking boffins like it or not, one of the biggest drivers toward IPv6 adoption may turn out to be Blizzard’s massively online multiplayer monolith, World of Warcraft (WoW).
  • Rogers Communications throttling World of Warcraft players

    Posted March 28, 2011 - 7:55 am

    Some Canadian World of Warcraft players were feeling like their connections weren't quite up to snuff. Turns out it wasn't their imagination: Canadian ISP Rogers Communications admits it has been throttling the bandwidth of some WoW players.
  • Cataclysm patch shatters World of Warcraft

    Posted November 24, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    World of Warcraft waits for no one, least of all Deathwing, the skeletal dragon responsible for shattering the world of Azeroth, which, incidentally, happened last night.
  • Blizzard to share your name with angry video game nerds

    Posted July 7, 2010 - 7:48 am

    The gaming world went into a tizzy yesterday when Blizzard announced that the next revision of its forum software would expose user's real names. Forward thinking, or a horrible invasion of privacy?
  • World of Warcraft on the iPad? Not so fast...

    Posted May 4, 2010 - 7:42 am

    World of Warcraft players had a bit of excitement this past weekend after David Perry, CEO and co-founder of Gaikai, posted an image of WoW running on an iPad. That doesn't mean we'll be raiding from the road any time soon.
  • Blizzard making $2.5 million/hour on virtual pet

    Posted April 15, 2010 - 9:28 pm

    If customer reports are to be trusted, Blizzard is selling 100,000 of their new $25 Celestial Mount every hour.
  • Blizzard donates $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

    Posted February 17, 2010 - 11:04 pm

    Blizzard gave The Make-A-Wish Foundation 50% of proceeds from the sale of Pandaren Monk pets in World of Warcraft, adding up to a $1.1 million donation. Fifteen Foundation kids also got an inside look at WoW, courtesy of Blizzard.
  • Review

    Tweetcraft

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 11:28 am

    If you want to give your Twitter followers play-by-play highlights of your World of Warcraft sessions, then TweetCraft is for you. The free, open source tool lets you send and receive tweets from within the game.
  • Sam Raimi to direct World of Warcraft movie

    Posted July 22, 2009 - 8:03 am

    Whether you fight for the Horde or support the Alliance, you should feel secure that the movie version of your conflict is in good hands.
  • Chinese government cracks down on virtual currency

    Posted July 14, 2009 - 9:50 am

    Over the past two decades, China has gone from a tightly controlled socialist state to a freewheeling capitalist economy -- in real life, anyway.
  • World of Warcraft languishes offline in China

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 9:41 am

    A weeks-long World of Warcraft server outage in China has driven masses of players there to the Taiwanese server or to other games while a new operator takes the reins of the Blizzard Entertainment blockbuster in China.
  • Microsoft sues three for 'massive' click fraud scam

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:08 am

    Microsoft filed a lawsuit on Monday against three people accusing them of running a "massive" click fraud scheme that involved harnessing hundreds of thousands of computer IP addresses to target advertisers promoting auto insurance and the World of Warcraft on-line game.
  • Play World of Warcraft on your iPhone?

    Posted April 25, 2009 - 9:54 am

    An intriguing video shows off a full-featured WoW client running on an iPhone.
  • Massive server purchase likely in Chinese Warcraft deal

    Posted April 18, 2009 - 8:38 pm

    The current operator of World of Warcraft in China could have masses of unused blade servers after NetEase.com takes over the game.
  • Looking for a job? Don't mention your passion for WoW

    Posted December 31, 2008 - 11:06 am

    Never mind that a great number of talented techies are avid gamers or that they do their gaming on their own time. Employers are steering clear of online gaming enthusiasts.
  • World of Warcraft adds another half million subscribers

    Posted December 24, 2008 - 12:43 pm

    Blizzard Entertainment has announced that World of Warcraft's subscriber base has reached 11.5 million players worldwide, continuing its reign as the world's most popular multiplayer online role-playing game.

  • Why techies love games -- and why it's good they do

    Posted December 3, 2008 - 12:07 pm

    Many tech staffers are also hard-core PC gamers. For good reason: In virtual worlds like "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King" and "Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword," you can show off your awesome mental powers and flex the most feared fingers in the universe. You can hone the problem-solving skills that make you good at IT, take out frustrations from your day-to-day work, and celebrate the technology that you so love.
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