Tag Archive: world of warcraft

Paid level upgrade in World of Warcraft upsets players, Blizzard responds

Blizzard is at the heart of a storm of controversy after players of World of Warcraft caught wind of an offer giving anyone the opportunity to pay their way to a Level 90… Continue reading

Report: NSA spying on online games

Spies aren’t just listening in on your phone calls and reading your e-mails. They’re also monitoring your gaming. Based on new information disclosed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, a joint… Continue reading

Hackers target World of Warcraft accounts

Malicious tomfoolery is afoot in Azeroth. Blizzard Entertainment has issued a warning to World of Warcraft players, noting that the number of unauthorized logins has been on the rise recently, a sign that… Continue reading

World of Warcraft movie set to shoot next year

While plenty of us thought it would never come to pass, it appears the World of Warcraft movie is actually happening. Shooting on the feature is set to begin next year, which would… Continue reading

Henry Cavill’s kryptonite? World of Warcraft

Getting the call to play the Man of Steel is undoubtedly one of the biggest moments of actor Henry Cavill’s career, but he almost didn’t answer it. He was too busy playing World… Continue reading

World of Warcraft movie gets a new director

When famed director Sam Raimi dropped out of the long-in-development World of Warcraft film last summer, fans feared it would never get made. That discouragement has turned to optimism once again, though, as… Continue reading

Millions of World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft players at risk after server hack

Add Blizzard Entertainment to the long list of video game companies that have been hacked in the past 18 months. Mike Morhaime, president of the company behind titles such as World of Warcraft,… Continue reading

Star Wars blasts away at WoW subscriptions

The Sith are doing a number on the Horde. Blizzard Entertainment has acknowledged that the December launch of EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic is a notable part of the reason subscriptions to… Continue reading

Blizzard to shed 600 staffers

“World of Warcraft” creator Blizzard Entertainment, which had been immune from broad staff cuts throughout its 20-plus-year existence, announced plans Wednesday to slash 600 positions from its payroll. Roughly 60 of those jobs… Continue reading

Study: World of Warcraft boosts brain functions in seniors

Forget golf: today’s retirees should be playing video games. Or at least World of Warcraft. A new study out of North Carolina State University finds that the massively-multiplayer behemoth can have a beneficial impact… Continue reading