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No SmackDown for PS3

Well, not this year anyway.

THQ has confirmed to Eurogamer that the next instalment in the WWE SmackDown series will not be appearing on PlayStation 3.

Warcraft movie on the way

Hit MMO heads to the big screen.

Yes, yet another videogame is getting turned into a movie - and this time it's the turn of hit PC MMO World of Warcraft.

5400 WOW players banned

Plus: new patch news.

Blizzard has banned more than 5400 World of Warcraft players from the game for good as part of plans to clamp down on gold farming and cheating in general.

WOW downloader updated

WOW downloader updated

Following series of complaints.

The World of Warcraft downloader has been updated after disgruntled players accused Blizzard of using it to steal their bandwidth.

A change introduced in the recently released patch 1.10 meant that the downloader ran constantly - even if the program was closed.

In a post on the Blizzard forums, WOW player Buronimo wrote: "So I was playing Wednesday morning after installing the 1.10 patch and in the middle of playing my firewall says that Blizzard Downloader is trying to make an outgoing connection.

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WOW gets new patch

WOW gets new patch

And Azeroth gets weather.

Blizzard has issued a new patch for World of Warcraft which will bring weather effects to Azeroth for the first time.

Well, certain areas of Azeroth, anyway - such as Elwynn Forest, Dun Morogh, Darkshor, Un'Goro Crater and Tanaris. But Blizzard "will be adding more weather to the world as time progresses," apparently.

Patch v1.10 also introduces new rare epic armour sets to dungeons, plus all-new bosses. Various items have been enhanced and some drop rates have been increased, too.

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