World of Warcraft

by Blizzard Entertainment

Developed by Blizzard Entertainment

World of Warcraft is an online game where players from around the world assume the roles of heroic fantasy characters and explore a virtual world full of mystery, magic, and endless adventure.

In 2005, World of Warcraft accidentally provided a virtual simulation of a pandemic that academics have been studying in papers since.

World of Warcraft is the king of MMO's and will continue it's reign for quite some time and they just changed something that will keep it on top for the considerable future. In the past if you wanted to get into World of Warcraft you could pay the subscription and download the base game and play. Thing is there have been 7 total expansions for the game post launch and if you want to experience all the content you need to acquire (usually buy) all of the expansions. It makes it hard to get in and play with your friends if you friend new to the game doesn't have all the content but Blizzard just made it a lot easier.

"The Battle for Azeroth pre-patch is here, and with... Read All

In 2006 Blizzard said it was working on plans for a Warcraft film. In 2013 Duncan Jones was attached to direct and filming started January of 2014. We got a few second trailer tease last week and today at Blizzcon Blizzard unveiled the first full Warcraft trailer. The movie seems to be a retelling of the events in Warcraft: Orcs and Humans with the Orcs leaving their dying world Draenor in search of a new home. There is some speculation as to if this is a standalone film or the first in a series of films that catalog the history of Azeroth. I imagine if the film does well we will undoubtedly see more but right now I am uncertain how well it will do at the box office.

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Since Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos I have been a fan of Blizzard Collectors Editions. The modern incarnations come with several documentary shorts on the making of the game and I really love watching those after I complete the main story. Recently Blizzard celebrated 10 years of World of Warcraft and to help ring in the year, created an hour long documentary "Looking for Group."

So if you have every run with the Tauren in Thunder Bluff or swam with the Undead in Stranglethorn, peep the documentary above, you know.... for the horde.

Blizzard is a company like few others and are showing that style in it's latest foray, Azeroth Choppers. Azeroth Choppers is a reality TV web show focusing on the Horde and Alliance building competing motorcycles. The first episode is pretty interesting and ends on a typically reality TV cliffhanger. Whereas the geek in me likes the premise of the show I was really turned off by the reality TV aspect of it. The ending cliffhanger seems invented and kind of broke some of the magic.

That said, they plan on doing a whole run of shows online for your YouTube viewing pleasure. The next episode of Azeroth Choppers will launch on YouTube April 24th and keep the week release... Read All

WoWCraft is a fun new cartoon from the creator of the amazing Starcrafts series. The opening episode of WowCraft is pretty spot on with how hard it can be to start a new character in an MMO.
I wanted to hate it. I wanted to mock it from behind my usual standbys of EVE-Online, TF2, and DayZ. For a while, I probably did hate it... Then I saw it was on sale and wound up buying it and re-activated my account.

"What the shit is this? What'd they do to my Druid?!?"

Class changes aside, I've grown Mists of Pandaland. One feature I thought I'd abhor was pet battles... Boy was I wrong. Remember waiting half an hour for Heroic queues while you ground away on a couple of dailies? Yeah, not anymore. You'll assemble your pet-battle team and go lay waste to whatever furry creature you can find in the forest. Oh, that one has a blue border? YOU'RE... Read All
Recently I made it to Hell mode in Diablo 3 and a night or so later I got an email from Blizzard saying this:

"You've proven your valor in the battle for Sanctuary in Diablo III. Now take your skills to Azeroth with a FREE digital copy of World of Warcraft Battle Chest, which includes 30 days of game time, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King expansion packs."

World of Warcraft Battle Chest free? The email came with a key. I thought this might be some kind of phishing, but the email seemed legit and the URL's matched up to Battle Net proper. Clicked the link logged in to Battle Net and I had World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King for... Read All

I played WoW a bunch. The Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich King kept me going for a while, but I dropped out before Cataclysm came out.

I had no idea another another expansion was coming out until I saw a Kung Fu Panda commercial, that ended up being a WoW commercial?!? Mists of Pandaria? What the heck?

It might be drawing me back... thankfully my computer can't handle it, so it'll be a while before I lose myself to it, but I'm definitely interested.

Anyone else picking it up right away?