World of Warcraft: Cataclysm News

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BlizzCon 2019 dates and collectibles announced

Won't be able to get there on footman.

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Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Statements mention "several new games" in development.

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How the unofficial World of Warcraft projects reacted to WOW Classic

And now the crusade is over, what will they do?

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World PvP is making a long overdue comeback in World of Warcraft

"You might feel it hasn't been treated with the respect it deserves..."

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Blizzard is officially doing classic, vanilla, legacy World of Warcraft servers

"Fans of World of Warcraft around the world we hear you."

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World of Warcraft dominates BlizzCon 2017 schedule, wink wink nudge nudge

But there will be no Diablo announcements this year.

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Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net

Bigger name change rejected, new logo erected.

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Blizzard says cheerio to Battle.net branding

Remember when it launched with Diablo 20 years ago?

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Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

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Why Blizzard can't please everyone playing World of Warcraft

"I know it often can seem like we don't listen."

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Blizzard responds to WOW Nostalrius pirate/private server closure

"We have been discussing classic servers for years..."

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Blizzard fundamentally overhauling World of Warcraft PVP for Legion

Equipment stats nullified for battles, Honor system completely reworked. And Prestige.

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Blizzard will no longer report World of Warcraft subscriber numbers

"There are other metrics that are better indicators of the overall business."

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New World of Warcraft expansion to be revealed next week

UPDATE: Now with additional video speculation. Whither BlizzCon?

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Warcraft movie footage leaks from Comic-Con

Director says it's nearly finished, and talks about a trilogy.

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Soar over Azeroth in the Warcraft movie's interactive VR trailer

See all 360 degrees of Stormwind from aboard a gryphon.

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The very first screenshots of World of Warcraft

And of the 60-person team that built it.

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WOW: Leeroy Jenkins happened 10 years ago

A video that became a meme that became legend.

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Warcraft movie slips 3 months to June 2016

Problem with elf and safety?

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WoW Tokens launch tomorrow in Europe

30 days for £15 or auctioned off at 35K gold.

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$20 WOW Token gold value drops nearly a third in a day

Handy web-tracker plots graph in real-time.

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World of Warcraft Tokens are arriving today in the Americas

Buy 30 days of game-time for $20 or 30,000 gold.

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Special World of Warcraft gift for 10-year subscribers

A bronze replica of the statue at Blizzard HQ, it seems.

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Watch and absorb the entire lore of Warcraft

Ever wondered who that Hearthstone character is?

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Blizzard warns WoW players to watch out for a Trojan

UPDATE: It came from a fake version of Curse Client.

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World of Warcraft movie postponed to March 2016

To avoid coming out the same day as Star Wars.

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Blizzard rules out free-to-play World of Warcraft

"It's not something we're currently considering."

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Diablo 3 has sold over 14 million copies across all versions

World of Warcraft suffers slight subscriber dip.

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Is Warlords of Draenor the next WOW expansion?

Time travel, Grom Hellscream and Kil'Jaeden?

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World of Warcraft Connected Realms to launch after Patch 5.4

To combat "less-than-optimal play experience" for those on less popular realms.

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Cyber psychologist calls on MMORPG developers to shorten long quests

To help prevent addiction and potential government intervention.

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Blizzard's Titan unlikely to be a subscription MMO

"Re-envisioning what we want the game to be."

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Activision Blizzard buys independence from Vivendi

"Tremendous opportunity" costs $8.2 billion.

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Blizzard confirms in-game micro-transactions for World of Warcraft

But controversial levelling, charm buffs just for Asian regions "at the outset".

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Blizzard considering in-game micro-transactions for World of Warcraft

Player concern over potential pay to win advantage.

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Blizzard issues security warning after World of Warcraft suffers increase in unauthorised account logins

Web and mobile auction house taken offline for emergency maintenance.

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World of Warcraft subscriptions drop 1.3 million in three months

Skylanders: Giants is the best-selling game in the west... if you count the figurines.

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$175 BlizzCon 2013 tickets on sale in two batches later this month

$500 charity dinner tickets up for grabs, too.

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BlizzCon 2013 announced for early November

Diablo 3 and WOW expansions? Blizzard All-Stars?

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Activision casts doubt on 2013 release for Bungie's Destiny

Plus: 12 million Diablo 3 sales, 9.6m WOW subs and "disappointment" at Wii U launch.

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US Senate candidate criticised for playing WoW

"Maine needs a State Senator that lives in the real world."

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World of Warcraft movie gets a new writer

Penned by the man behind Blood Diamond and The Mighty.

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Steam on GNU/Linux: Do non-free DRM games defeat the point?

GNU creator says it's "unethical", but that pros outweigh the cons.

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Hollywood's Sam Raimi not directing World of Warcraft movie any longer

Project has a new, unknown helmsman, apparently.

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Glitch dev turns World of Warcraft into Google Maps

World of MapCraft a full set of zoom-able "slippy maps".

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WOW Leeroy Jenkins moment re-imagined as short film

In a modern day city, a bank robbery is about to go down.

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Blizzard acknowledges Star Wars: The Old Republic's impact on WOW

Subs dip "has to at least be attributable to SWTOR".

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Blizzard hasn't given up getting WOW running on iPhone

"The world is evolving towards that little handheld device."

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Blizzard tempts WOW players back with Scroll of Resurrection

Auto level 80, free Cataclysm, faction/realm swap, game time.

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Blizzard announces BattleTags

A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.

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World of Warcraft patch 4.3 Hour of Twilight notes

Deathwing death! Class changes! New things!

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World of Warcraft subscribers fall to 10.3 million

Down 1.7 million since October 2010.

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Diablo 3 to be free with WOW Annual Pass

12-month subs also guarantee WOW beta.

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Blizzard sells server blades for charity

Original WOW hardware up for grabs.

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WOW Guardian Cub enables gold buying

"Safe, secure" alternative to 3rd parties.

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Why subs-based MMOs have a future

Mythic founder senses shift away from F2P.

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Foo Fighters to close out BlizzCon 2011

Grohl to serenade Warcrafters next month.

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WOW Patch 4.3 hits PTR "soon"

"Within a couple of weeks."

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Money from MMO subs begins to decline

For the first time in recent memory.

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World of Warcraft update 4.3 detailed

Deathwing raid, Transmogrifier headline.

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New World of Warcraft mouse costs £70

SteelSeries Legendary Ed. out next month.

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Cenarion Hatchling nets £1m for tsunami

World of Warcraft fans do their bit.

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World of Warcraft subscribers dip again

Bigger-than-Firelands update coming 2011.

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Games taken off shelves after Oslo killings

Coop Norway de-lists 51 titles, inc. COD.

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World of Warcraft testing Real ID Party

Group with friends from any server.

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World of Warcraft patch 4.2 live today

Ragnaros! Tier 12! Season 10! Dragonwrath!

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Warcraft now free to trial to level 20

And subs get Burning Crusade for free.

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Blizzard interested in iOS devices

"If we could make the right game changes."

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Blizzard talks Titan development

WOW and Titan teams discuss ideas.

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Is video game addiction causing divorce?

Eurogamer investigates Daily Mail report.

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Firelands WOW 4.2 patch notes

Cataclysm dungeons nerfed?

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World of Warcraft subscribers decrease

12 million pre-Cataclysm, 11.4 million now.

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Activision Q1 2011: $1.4 billion

Black Ops First Strike passes 3 million.

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Blizzard details Warcraft 4.2 update

Firelands, encounter journal, new quests due.

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Blizzard playing Titan MMO already

"It's a total ball," says Paul Sams.

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Blizzard: WOW housing may never happen

Keeps falling off to-do list.

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Blizzard turns 20 years old

Morhaim and Pearce say thank you.

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Firelands raid will not be in WOW patch 4.1

Blizzard aims for smaller, more frequent patches.

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WOW patch 4.1 revamps Zul'Gurub/Aman

Back as five-man, level 85 affairs.

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EA: World of Warcraft a "silent movie"

And Star Wars: The Old Republic "is the first talkie".

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Blizzard targets Warcraft gold sellers

Merchants threatened with PayPal ban.

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Blizzard has World of StarCraft trademark

But popular mod allowed to live on.

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Activision splats World of StarCraft mod

Creator has a thing or two to say.

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NPD: 360 enjoys best ever month in US

Plus: Just Dance 2 outsells Cataclysm.

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Blizzard nerfs Cataclysm dungeons

Patch 4.06 sends mixed messages.

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Blizz: Cataclysm dungeons not too hard

Get some skills, basically.

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WOW Cataclysm sells 4.7 million copies

In a month. PC gaming is dead.

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Fan plays Cataclysm 149 hours a week

Average playtime up, says WOW stat-crunch.

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Cataclysm sales are wow

Blizzard does a Deathwing on record books.

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Game of the Week

That's great, it starts with an earthquake.

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Blizzard mulling 5-man Molten Core

Original 40-man WOW raid downsized.

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WOW voice chat needs a "revamp"

Blizzard "not super proud" of it.

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Smaller WOW expansions, more often?

Blizzard's considering it.

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UK game industry hits back at Panorama

"Playing games is a hobby."

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EverQuest II to get its own Cataclysm?

Sony: "We are looking at it closely."

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Blizzard: "Give the gift of Warcraft"

WOW cheap as chips for Christmas.

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WOW will be destroyed today

Plus: Tame raid boss Chromaggus.

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No COD on Battle.net any time soon

We're "two separate entities" - Blizz.

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WOW "sucked oxygen" from MMO subs

F2P or you'll be "skating up hill" - Cryptic.

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New Blizzard MMO won't replace WoW

Next game will go in "different directions".

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Blizzard: PC gaming "super healthy"

"It keeps on growing," says Pardo.

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Blizzard excited for fourth WOW expansion

Next-gen MMO dark till at least 2012.

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Old WOW dungeons revamped in patch 4.1

New dungeon, new raid, enhanced maps also.

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Pre-order Cataclysm direct from Blizz

Download in advance of launch.

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WoW: Cataclysm specs released

Blizzard lays out its demands.

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WOW mouse took two years to make

Blizzard helped craft €90 dream machine.

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Tenacious D to rock BlizzCon 2010

Get a Virtual Ticket for a pony.

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World of Warcraft movie on hold

Raimi to make Wizard of Oz flick instead.

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World of Warcraft hits 12m subscribers

World domination continues.

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BlizzCon schedule hints at Diablo focus

No sign of SCII: Heart of the Swarm.

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm dated

The re-creation of Azeroth begins in Dec.

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EA responds to Bobby Kotick slur

COD destroyed by "Kotick's own hubris".

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WOW expansion finally launches in China

Nearly two years after Western release.

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Acti laments poor Blur, Singularity sales

Insists it marketed both appropriately.

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Acti: Cataclysm out this year

Blizzard says it'll be ready when it's ready.

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Blizzard "probably very arrogant" - Jagex

"Perhaps even over-self-assured."

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Battle.net's social goals are "no secret"

Blizzard answers Real ID questions.

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Blizzard scraps Real ID for its forums

"We will always appreciate the feedback."

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Blizzard forums to require real names

Storm of protest over Battle.net Real ID.

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WOW Cataclysm closed beta begins

Who will spill the beans?

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Over 3000 new quests in WOW: Cataclysm

But Paths of the Titans has been binned.

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WOW Cataclysm out in 2010 "if ready"

"If not, then we'll hold on to it." - Pearce.

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WOW's iPhone Auction House in beta

Will require extra subscription when live.

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BlizzCon 2010 ticket dates announced

Going for $150 in early June. Two batches.

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How to opt in for WOW Cataclysm beta

Linked Battle.net, WOW accounts required.

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$25 WOW horse makes millions

More of a macro-transaction, really.

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WOW Cataclysm class changes detailed

Blizzard overhauling across the board.

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WOW Cataclysm to begin beta soon?

Blizzard appears to be suggesting so.

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BlizzCon 2010 dated for October

Doesn't clash with Eurogamer Expo.

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Blizzard: console WOW still "unlikely"

A regular topic at HQ, says Brack.

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Activision: WOW could become "obsolete"

Blizzard behemoth not untouchable.

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Blizzard: 70% in WOW don't pass level 10

Has 11.5m subs. SCII closed beta in Feb.

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Access WOW auction house on iPhone, web

Blizzard planning "premium" Armory service.

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Warcraft movie still at script stage

Raimi may find something else to do first.

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WOW nearly out of woods in China

Sources say fine agreed, Lich King soon.

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Fugitive tracked down through WOW

Blizzard helps with manhunt.

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No WOW Lich King fight until April?

New Icecrown Citadel opening staggered.

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Euro WOW Lich King patch tomorrow

Fight end boss Arthas at last.

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Player clocks WOW achievements

MMO "completed" in Taiwan.

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Blizzard on 15 years of Warcraft, 5 of WOW

"You just don't know how it's going to do."

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Diablo III, new MMO in "next few years"

Blizzard's 2010 is StarCraft II and Cataclysm.

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BlizzCon moving to Vegas in July?

LVCC thinks so, Blizzard not so sure.

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Battle.net now required to play WOW

Merging accounts essential from today.

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Blizzard keen on WOW micro-transactions

Item sales will be purely optional, though.

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WOW patch 3.3 in "coming weeks"

What does that mean for Cataclysm?

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Blizzard opens WOW pet store

Buy yourself a sidekick for nine quid.

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WOW on shaky ground in China

Ordered to stop taking money and accounts.

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New WOW dungeon system detailed

As race-change feature goes live.

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WOW Battle.net deadline set

You've a month to merge accounts.

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Private Ryan writer on Warcraft film

Rumours of Lich King focus look unlikely.

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Cataclysm features Goblin GTA parody

WOW expansion scooped by PC Gamer.

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WOW patch returns Onyxia to power

Update 3.2.2 is alive and kicking.

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WOW's vital statistics revealed

Plus, Blizzard talks cancelled sci-fi RPG.

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WOW faction changes live in the US

$30 a pop. Race change coming soon.

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Every old WOW zone to be revamped

And more endgame than ever before.

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WOW Cataclysm expansion unveiled

Goblins, Worgen, level cap at 85, more.