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Displaying items by tag: World of Warcraft

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 19:14

Microsoft acquires Activision Blizzard for $US 70b

Microsoft made big news when it bought Minecraft and when it bought Bethesda, but today’s news is a deal 10 times that. Microsoft has now announced its acquisition of Activision Blizzard for an eye-watering $US 70 billion. It makes Microsoft the world’s third-largest gaming company.

Published in Deals
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 16:42

NSA scouring video games for terrorist activity

Gamers playing online games like World of Warcraft and Second Life may be dealing with spies, not real gamers, following relevations US and British government agencies are using the games to identify terrorist threats.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 11 November 2013 13:17

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor announced

Blizzard has announced the next instalment of its hugely popular PC RPG World of Warcraft, dubbed Warlords of Draenor.

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:08

Eight years of warring and crafting

Tomorrow World of Warcraft turns eight years old that is an epic run by anybody’s video game standards.  Pretenders to the throne have come and mostly gone, and WOW endures with millions of players logging in consistently.  Blizzard thought it worth putting together some celebratory fun

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 11:26

The World of Warcraft mists begin to clear

Blizzard Entertainment has released information on the impending release of World of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria including the server start-up times for those venturing into the new virtual lands of Pandaria.

Published in Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment do cinematics well.  Feel free to add that to you list of understatements of 2012.  Whether it is StarCraft, Diablo III or, in this case the next World of Warcraft expansion; Mists of Pandaria, the cinematic videos are spectacular.

Published in Entertainment

One of the highest selling games of this year, Diablo III requires players to set up accounts with the developer and publisher Blizzard’s Battle.net.  Blizzard has detected possible exposure of players account information.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 08 February 2011 11:09

Blizzcon 2011 on the radar

Blizzard Entertainment has booked a convention centre early on to house Blizzcon 2011.  A showcase for fans to get a look at developments in titles such as World of Warcraft and StarCraft as well as a chance to get a sneak peak at the upcoming Diablo III.  Fans will need to be quick, this open to the public event sells out in minutes, perhaps a better way of getting in the door is to apply for a job at Blizzard, it is hiring.
Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 11 January 2011 11:29

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm tops 4.7 million

There are many pasty-faced WoW fans in the world, and right now they have even more reason to not go outdoors.  The latest expansion for the six year-old massive multiplayer online role playing game, World of Warcraft is Cataclysm, and this virtual world changing update has already captured over 4.7 million inhabitants.
Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 08 December 2010 11:59

It's a World of Warcraft Cataclysm

The complete shake up of the World of Warcraft has happened.  Deathwing the corrupted Dragon Aspect has swept through the land with nothing but upheaval, devastation and reformation left in his wake.  Now it is up to you (and some 12 million friends) to revisit and either plunder or protect the denizens.  World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has hit stores.
Published in Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the release date for the highly anticipated refresh of World of Warcraft.  Time to dust of the characters as World of Warcraft: Cataclysm gets a 2010 street date and pricing.
Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 09 September 2010 11:27

Aion free expansion to battle WOW Cataclysm

World of Warcraft is still king, and with the shake up about to take place via Cataclysm, it is not hard to blame those trying to knock the king from his throne with offers of their own.  Aion is a beautiful looking, well established massive multiplayer world in its own right, and today received its own free immense expansion Aion: Assault on Balaurea.

Published in Entertainment

Well (as a collective) plenty have, the World of Warcraft Celestial Steed hit the virtual fantasy universe created by Blizzard, and lots of Warcraftians were willing to jump in the saddle.

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 26 March 2010 09:34

Blizzard announce BlizzCon 2010 details

Blizzard Entertainment, creators of World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, has released details of the 5th BlizzCon convention.  BlizzCon 2010 will be a great opportunity to gain insight into the impending StarCraft II and Diablo III juggernauts. 

Published in Entertainment

The WoW starts now for Creative, Blizzard and buyers of the 'Sound Blaster World of Warcraft' headset, available in wired and wireless versions, featuring THX TruStudio PC audio technology, detachable microphones, some 16 million colour LED bling and more to tempt WoW fans to raid stores and buy them!

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 24 November 2009 06:38

World of Warcraft reaches level 5

The global online addiction that is World of Warcraft has reached a milestone and levelled up.   To celebrate, all players get their own pet dragon.

Published in Entertainment
You may have heard of World of Warcraft, you may even play, in which case the third expansion to the game, entitled Cataclysm may be relatively old news.  Still that did not stop Blizzard producing a new FAQ for the expansion out of the BlizzCon 2009 love-in last week.

Published in Radioactive IT
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 11:23

BlizzCon 2009 fallout Part1: Battle.Net FAQ

Blizzard have developed only a relative handful of games, but they are some of the most popular games on the planet.  This past weekend, the company’s annual love-fest BlizzCon finished up with lots of news regarding Battle.Net, Diablo III, World of Warcraft and StarCraft II.  Herein lies a FAQ about the controversial revamp of the Blizzard controlled multiplayer environment Battle.Net.

Published in Radioactive IT
Tuesday, 18 August 2009 12:25

Aion goes gold

Could it knock World of Warcraft off its perch?  We will soon find out as the countdown to the launch of AIon begins.

Published in Entertainment
The director of the Spider-Man movies has been signed to direct the movie based on the World of Warcraft online role-playing game.

Published in Entertainment
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