Entries in 'world of warcraft' (93)

Is WildStar the next World of Warcraft?

Is WildStar the next World of Warcraft?

We’ve heard this story before. There have been countless MMO games hyped to be the next great contender to the World of Warcraft throne.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Apr 7th 2014 at 3:10PM in News
World of Warcraft hits 100m accounts

World of Warcraft hits 100m accounts

World of Warcraft players have registered more than 100m individual accounts over the game's lifetime, Blizzard has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 29th 2014 at 8:40AM in News
World of Warcraft designer joins League of Legends team

World of Warcraft designer joins League of Legends team

Former World of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street has accepted a lead position at League of Legends developer Riot Games.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 15th 2014 at 7:08AM in News
Xbox Live and World of Warcraft targeted by NSA spy activities

Xbox Live and World of Warcraft targeted by NSA spy activities

America’s National Security Agency has been spying on users of Xbox Live and World of Warcraft, according to new documents.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2013 at 1:21PM in News

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World of Warcraft getting Warlords of Draenor expansion

World of Warcraft getting Warlords of Draenor expansion

The latest expansion to World of Warcraft – Warlords of Draenor – has been revealed, showing off improved visuals and gameplay in a new world.

by Matthew Jarvis
on Nov 12th 2013 at 2:12PM in News
Activision Blizzard quarterly revenue exceeds expectations

Activision Blizzard quarterly revenue exceeds expectations

Activision Blizzard has announced financial results for Q3 2013, reporting revenue of $691m for the period.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Nov 7th 2013 at 6:40AM in News
World of Warcraft revenues "drop 54% in seven months"

World of Warcraft revenues "drop 54% in seven months"

One analyst has speculated that the time may be nearing for Activision Blizzard’s World of Warcraft to make the jump to free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2013 at 10:24AM in News
World of Warcraft designer: 'It makes sense for Blizzard to go free-to-play'

World of Warcraft designer: 'It makes sense for Blizzard to go free-to-play'

While the company still has 8m people paying subscriptions for World of Warcraft, it recognises that free-to-play gaming can't be ignored.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 23rd 2013 at 3:50PM in News

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Another 300,000 gamers abandon World of Warcraft

Another 300,000 gamers abandon World of Warcraft

The number of monthly subscribers still enjoying Blizzard's MMO phenomenon World of Warcraft has dropped to 7.7m.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 26th 2013 at 3:44PM in News
Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

One of the world's biggest games companies is set to buy back its independence from owner Vivendi.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 26th 2013 at 7:11AM in News
Blizzard's Battle.net launcher beta looks like EA Origin

Blizzard's Battle.net launcher beta looks like EA Origin

The first video footage of Blizzard’s long-rumoured Battle.net launcher beta has hit the internet.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 23rd 2013 at 1:42PM in News
Blizzard mulling World of Warcraft microtransctions

Blizzard mulling World of Warcraft microtransctions

Premium in-game items are being considered for World of Warcraft, according to a Blizzard rep.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 7th 2013 at 8:28AM in News

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Wildstar dev: 'We can fill the World of Warcraft void'

Wildstar dev: 'We can fill the World of Warcraft void'

The team behind NCsoft’s new MMO Wildstar says it will win back gamers who have abandoned World of Warcraft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 7th 2013 at 9:40AM in News
Activision Blizzard: World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subs last quarter

Activision Blizzard: World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subs last quarter

Activision Blizzard’s MMO World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subscribers during the first three months of 2013.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 9th 2013 at 6:09AM in News
Activision boss Kotick is one of the highest paid CEOs in the US

Activision boss Kotick is one of the highest paid CEOs in the US

Activision Blizzard CEO Robert Kotick has had his compensation increased eight fold to $64.9m last year, according to Bloomberg.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Apr 29th 2013 at 9:50AM in News
Activision Blizzard posts record revenue, lowers expectation for CoD 2013

Activision Blizzard posts record revenue, lowers expectation for CoD 2013

Activision Blizzard has released its full year financial report for 2012, recording revenue of $4.8bn thanks to Call of Duty, Diablo, and Skylanders.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 8th 2013 at 6:40AM in News

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Moon director takes on World of Warcraft movie

Moon director takes on World of Warcraft movie

Duncan Jones, the director of Moon and Source Code, has signed up to direct the big screen live-action adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Jan 31st 2013 at 3:26PM in News
World of Warcraft subscriber numbers bounce back

World of Warcraft subscriber numbers bounce back

The subscription MMO is dead, is it?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2012 at 9:24AM in News
New World of Warcraft expansion shifts 2.7m copies

New World of Warcraft expansion shifts 2.7m copies

Mists of Pandaria - the latest expansion pack in the World of Warcraft series has sold 2.7m copies worldwide.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Oct 4th 2012 at 5:17PM in News
European World of Warcraft launch event will be live streamed on YouTube

European World of Warcraft launch event will be live streamed on YouTube

Blizzard is hosting seven major launch events across Europe for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 21st 2012 at 10:54AM in News
WoW: Mists of Pandaria arrives this September

WoW: Mists of Pandaria arrives this September

Blizzard has dated the fourth expansion pack for its online phenomenon World of Warcraft.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 25th 2012 at 2:17PM in News
Sam Raimi quits World of Warcraft movie

Sam Raimi quits World of Warcraft movie

Fresh whispers of a feature film based on World of Warcraft reveal that Sam Raimi is no longer at the helm.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 18th 2012 at 10:00AM in News
HMV: Diablo III our biggest ever product launch

HMV: Diablo III our biggest ever product launch

The Diablo III launch event at HMV Oxford Street was the retailer’s biggest to date, says games boss Ewan Pinder.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on May 15th 2012 at 11:37AM in News
Breivik's World of Warcraft avatar shown in court

Breivik's World of Warcraft avatar shown in court

The jury in the trial of Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik were yesterday shown images of the accused’s World of Warcraft character.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 18th 2012 at 10:18AM in News
Blizzard and NetEase renew WoW licence deal

Blizzard and NetEase renew WoW licence deal

Blizzard and NetEase have announced a renewed licensing agreement to operate World of Warcraft in China.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 22nd 2012 at 7:20AM in News