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World of Warcraft players get five free play days to compensate for DLC struggles

Players of Blizzard’s all-conquering MMO World of Warcraft are being handed a five day extension to their subscriptions to make up for the troubled launch of the Warlords of Draenor DLC. The offer applies to all subscriptions that were active as of Friday November 14th. The quality of the content …

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Moderator removes World of Warcraft subreddit in protest at login issues

One of the most active World of Warcraft communities on the internet was this weekend temporarily suspended as an act of protest. The top moderator of Reddit’s World of Warcraft subreddit on Saturday suspended the page entirely as a result of his prolonged struggle to long into the game since …

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WoW: Warlords of Draenor suffers DDoS attack as servers struggle with demand

What’s that, an online game is suffering technical problems? No way! Hot on the heels of troubled online launches such as Driveclub and Halo: Master Chief Collection (and offline launches such as Assassin’s Creed: Unity), Blizzard’s World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor has become the latest title suffering some …

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The rise of Hearthstone: Blizzard’s latest blockbuster

Blizzard is a developer that likes to pride itself on making some epic games. World of Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft… the studio’s biggest IP are giants in their genres, with triple-A production values. Hearthstone, the firm’s first free-to-play foray, is different. It’s a collectible card game that doesn’t require any high-end …

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World of Warcraft subscriptions shoot up by over 600,000 ahead of Warlords of Draenor

It seems that World of Warcraft is regaining some of its previously lost users ahead of its next big expansion. Blizzard announced during its latest earnings calls that its MMO had seen subscriptions jump by over 600,000 ahead of the release of World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor on November …

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Is the end nigh for World of Warcraft?

It’s taken almost ten years but it appears that World of Warcraft’s story is drawing to a close. Over the last four years the game’s subscriber base has shrunk from 12m to 6.8m. And even the game’s developer Blizzard isn’t convinced the game will grow again. It is possible, although …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to Blizzard merchandise

Blizzard has published some of the biggest PC games of the last 20 years. MCV checks out the merch to make retailers go WoW Thanks to the continuing success of Blizzard’s many franchises, it seems as if the World (of Warcraft) is retail’s oyster. Despite the MMO preparing to celebrate …

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Blizzard: ‘We don’t expect World of Warcraft to grow again’

Blizzard says it isn’t expecting World of Warcraft to grow again. The hit MMO has continued to slide in numbers year-on-year. But the developer still hopes to win back a few lapsed fans with its new expansion Warlords of Draenor, which gives players a level 90 character. We really don’t …

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World of Warcraft subscription prices are increasing

Blizzard has announced an increase to the subscription fees for World of Warcraft. 30 Day subscriptions will increase be 1 to 9.99 with 90 Day plans jumping 3 to 28.17 and 180 Days climbing by 6 to 52.14. The new prices will come into effect on November 13th to coincide …

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VIDEO: World of Warcraft Warlords of Draenor gets release date, dazzling cinematic

As well as making classy MMOs, Blizzard can certainly churn out decent cinematics too. The short below, released alongside confirmation of a November 13th release date for World of Warcraft’s fifth expansion, Warlords of Draenor, is undisputedly fantastic. Players will encounter an epic cast of legendary characters and a huge …

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