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HonorBuddy bot users banned from World of Warcraft

Blizzard has finally taken action against one of the most widespread World of Warcraft bots. HonorBuddy allows users to automate a range of in-game tasks and tinker with some of the MMO’s fundamental mechanics, more often than not for unfair advantage. Many have been lamenting Blizzard’s inaction over the situation. …

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Digital claims 76% of Activision revenue despite WoW subscriber slide

Activision has posted revenues ahead of its forecasts, with digital accounting for a record percentage of its business. GAPP revenues climbed from $1.11bn last year to $1.28bn for the year ending March. On a non-GAAP basis, however, revenue was down from $772m last year to $703m this time. Digital GAAP …

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Warcraft movie slips three months to June 2016

The long-awaited movie adaptation of Blizzard’s World of Warcraft franchise has slipped again, this time to the summer of 2016. Until today its latest release had it pegged for March 11th 2016 – which itself was a delay from the originally announced December 2015. Now it won’t arrive until June …

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Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo joins Unity

World of Warcraft lead designer Rob Pardo has joined Unity in a creative advisor role for the game engine’s community of developers. The ex-Blizzard CCO states that the new part-time gig will include Pardo traveling the globe – visiting devs and studios across Asia, Europe and North America to discuss …

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World of Warcraft introducing gold and game time swapping

Blizzard’s MMO World of Warcraft is to offer a new mechanic that will allow players to trade gold and game time between one another. Players will soon be able to purchase WoW Tokens for real money and subsequently sell them through the in-game store for in-game gold. Buying a Token …

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World of Warcraft charity pet raises $1.9m+ to fight Ebola

Players of Blizzard’s MMO mega-hit World of Warcraft have between them once again raised over $1.9m for charity. The studio in December donated all money raised from the sale of the in-game Argi pet to the American Red Cross to support the ongoing efforts to treat those affected by the …

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Blizzard gives some 10-year WoW subscribers statue gift

Some long-term World of Warcraft fans have received a statue to reward them for sticking with the MMO as it hits its tenth anniversary. The model is a replica of the statue that can be found outside Blizzard’s Californian headquarters. "The orc statue is a constant presence in our life …

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World of Warcraft subscriptions climb back over 10m

Subscriptions for MMO World of Warcraft have risen back over ten million following the release of the game’s fifth expansion Warlords of Draenor. The title sold 3.3m copies with its first 24 hours on sale and developer Blizzard claims the MMO has seen growth across all major regions. Subscriptions for …

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