World of Warcraft archive

  • British and US Spies have been operating inside the World of Warcraft
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    British and US Spies have been operating inside the World of Warcraft

    By 10 December 2013

    You probably already feel the eyes of governments on you every time you go online. But surely you’re safe when you’re gaming? Wrong: apparently British and US spies have been operating inside of games for some time now. The New York Times, The Guardian...

  • World of Warcraft lost 1.3 million subscribers in three months
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    World of Warcraft lost 1.3 million subscribers in three months

    By 8 May 2013

    Blizzard's once budding MMORPG World of Warcraft is facing a bit of a downturn. Activision Blizzard announced on Wednesday that World of Warcraft lost 1.3 million subscribers from February to May, putting the game at 8 million total subscribers.  The...

  • World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria collector's edition pictures and hands-on
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    World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria collector's edition pictures and hands-on

    By 24 September 2012

    We had only just recovered from the joys of Diablo III and its over-the-top demon head USB key, when the World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria collector's edition turned up at Pocket-lint towers.  Sadly there wasn't a mad USB key in sight - which is a...

  • VIDEO: World of Warcraft Kinect-aclysm
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    VIDEO: World of Warcraft Kinect-aclysm

    By 30 December 2010

    This is when the rising star met the master. It's a bit like when Luke and Yoda first hooked up. A combination of great powers for the greater good. Or, if you find that statement a bit grandiose - you can at least admit that it's a clever mishmash of...

  • 12 Days of Christmas: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Collectors Edition
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    12 Days of Christmas: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm: Collectors Edition

    By 9 December 2010

    We’ve covered games machines in our 12 Days of Christmas on Pocket-lint but we haven’t pressed the idea of any video games themselves as yet. Today is where all that changes and, provided you happen to know what your giftee’s currently playing,...

  • World of Warcraft Cataclysm available now
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    World of Warcraft Cataclysm available now

    By 7 December 2010

    "The undead armies of the Lich King have been vanquished, and the campaign in Northrend has come to an end. Now Azeroth faces a new threat, as Deathwing the Destroyer has burst forth from the heart of the Maelstrom, unleashing widespread devastation upon...

  • New Creative gaming headset lets you hear up and down
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    New Creative gaming headset lets you hear up and down

    By 6 September 2010

    If the thought of wearing a pair of World of Warcraft headphones from Creative makes you feel rather nauseous and sad (sorry WOW gamers), then Creative feels your pain, fear, and sympathy. Perhaps hearing people scream "That's great, but can I get them...

  • First videos of WoW: Catacylsm released
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    First videos of WoW: Catacylsm released

    By 7 May 2010

    Here's some exciting news for subscribers and former subscribers of Blizzard's monster-hit MMO, World of Warcraft. The first videos of the forthcoming "Cataclysm" expansion have appeared, showing of the changes that are to be made to human capital Stormwind...

  • Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset   review
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    Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset review

    By 15 March 2010

    14 million people across the world subscribe every month to World of Warcraft - a massively-mulitplayer online role-playing-game set in the world of Azeroth. That's more than the population of Greece. As a result, there's a growing market of devices targeted...

  • Late nights with energy shots
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    Late nights with energy shots

    By 12 March 2010

    You might be familiar, if you've wandered into a supermarket or cornershop recently, with Relentless energy drinks - a brown cannister that offers the same kind of kick as a can of Red Bull. But recently, the company unveiled a new product - the Relentless...

  • WoW auction house coming to iPhone
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    WoW auction house coming to iPhone

    By 3 February 2010

    World of Warcraft creator Blizzard has announced that soon you may be able to access the game's auction house from your mobile phone. In a post on the official message boards, the company admitted that they may charge for the service. Blizzard poster...

  • Fugitive tracked down in World of Warcraft
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    Fugitive tracked down in World of Warcraft

    By 4 January 2010

    A fugitive who fled the United States after a warrant was issued for his arrest has been tracked down in Canada thanks to his addiction to World of Warcraft. Alfred Hightower was wanted on charges of dealing a variety of controlled substances, but skipped...

  • VIDEO: World of Warcraft's Mr T ad
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    VIDEO: World of Warcraft's Mr T ad

    By 27 November 2009

    Activision Blizzard, the publishers of the ultra-successful World of Warcraft MMORPG, will be launching a series of TV ads for the game in Europe. A series in the US a while back featured William Shatner, Mr T, Verne Troyer, Jean-Claude Van Damme and...

  • Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?
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    Modern Warfare 2 looks set to smash records?

    By 10 November 2009

    Call of Duty 6 aka Modern Warfare 2 aka Call of Duty 4 part 2 - whatever you want to call it, is one of the biggest video games of 2009 and today's release is looking to set some records. Reports coming in from online retailers such as Amazon and Play.com,...

  • Blizzard announces World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
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    Blizzard announces World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

    By 24 August 2009

    Exactly as we predicted, Blizzard has announced the next expansion pack for the world's largest MMORPG - World of Warcraft. Titled "Cataclysm", the pack will see major changes to the world of Azeroth, as well as increased level cap (to 85) and new playable...

  • Official World of Warcraft magazine launched
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    Official World of Warcraft magazine launched

    By 20 August 2009

    Five years on from its release, Blizzard's World of Warcraft MMO is still going strong, and has 11.5 million players across the world - more than the population of Greece. As a result, Blizzard is launching an official magazine in conjunction with Future...

  • New playable races for World of Warcraft leaked
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    New playable races for World of Warcraft leaked

    By 12 August 2009

    The next expansion for World of Warcraft has been the subject of intense speculation, ever since developers Blizzard trademarked the term "Cataclysm". Now, it appears that two new playable races have leaked - Goblins and Worgen. Community site Wow.com...

  • World of Warcraft gets 3.2 patch
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    World of Warcraft gets 3.2 patch

    By 5 August 2009

    World of Warcraft servers in Europe are - at the time of writing - down for a substantial content update. The patch - titled Call of the Crusade but known to most players as "patch 3.2" includes a brand new dungeon and battleground, as well as plenty...

  • Addiction therapists sign up for WoW
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    Addiction therapists sign up for WoW

    By 28 July 2009

    There are reports that therapists are trying a new tactic to reach people that they think are "addicted" to online games like World of Warcraft - they're joining the game themselves. Dr Richard Graham, a consultant psychiatrist at the Tavistock Centre...

  • Warcraft movie gets director
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    Warcraft movie gets director

    By 22 July 2009

    The forthcoming live-action film based on the massively multiplayer World of Warcraft will be directed by none other than Sam Raimi, Variety is reporting. The MMORPG, which has more subscribers than the population of Greece, is based on a series of RTS...

  • TweetCraft puts Twitter in World of Warcraft
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    TweetCraft puts Twitter in World of Warcraft

    By 3 July 2009

    You might think combining the hyper-social Twitter with the (arguably) antisocial World of Warcraft would be a bad idea, but someone's gone and done it anyway. TweetCraft is an add-on for World of Warcraft that will let you use Twitter from within the...

  • China bans gold farming
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    China bans gold farming

    By 30 June 2009

    The Chinese government, amidst a crackdown on shady websites, has declared that virtual currency cannot be traded for real goods or services. It could, if fully enforced, bring an end to the practice of "gold farming" in online games. Gold farming is...

  • WOW character re-customisation launches in Europe
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    WOW character re-customisation launches in Europe

    By 15 January 2009

    World of Warcraft gamers in Europe will now be able to get their hands on the character re-customisation service that launched in the US last month. The service is accessible from the "Manage Account" page on the official website and will enable gamers...

  • Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep
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    Teen arrested for joking suicide to WoW rep

    By 2 January 2009

    A 17-year-old boy from America who "jokingly" told a World of Warcraft rep that the game was making him suicidal, has been arrested. The teen was having an online conversation with a Blizzard Entertainment rep, when he told them that he was suicidal and...

  • Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription
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    Charity draw offers free lifetime WoW subscription

    By 31 December 2008

    If your a World of Warcraft fan, you'll know how pricey it can get to play. You have to pay for the game, your monthly subscription fee and then all the expansion packs as well. So it's a nice bit of news that a fundraiser is giving away a lifetime subscription...