BlizzCon returns to Anaheim in November

Start blizzconprepping your cosplay getups — BlizzCon is a go.

Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of World of Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft, will host fans on Nov. 7-8, offering untold swag, big name music and first looks at some of the company’s upcoming products.

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Breaking: MMO players aren’t anti-social recluses!

In wow-players-hanging-outthe whole of gaming, there’s no group that has been mocked more than the avid player of massively multiplayer online games.

From stand-up comedians to South Park, the stereotype has been the same: MMO players are reclusive loners with no social skills.

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

Blizzard wow-warlords-of-draenor-payis 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 character.

The offer was spotted by WoW Insider, who took took a screengrab of what clearly looks like the ability to buy a Level 90 character for a shocking $60. The offer has since been removed.

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Report: NSA spying on online games

Spies nsa-spying-warcraftaren’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 report by The New York Times, ProPublica and The Guardian alleges that U.S. and British spies have conducted surveillance and gathered data in online games such as World of Warcraft and Second Life.

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Class action lawsuit targets Blizzard over security issues

Three months after suffering a security breach that affected millions of players, Blizzard Entertainment is facing a class action lawsuit from users who say they should have been protected better.

Carney Williams Bates Pulliam & Bowman, PLLC, a law firm in the Central District of California, has filed the suit against the publisher on behalf of players. (It’s worth noting that no user financial data was reported taken during the attack.)

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria launches

World of Warcraft might be dealing with a subscriber downturn these days, but nothing draws the crowds back like a new expansion.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion for the hit MMO, releases today, bringing with it a higher level cap, a new character class and a new race — pretty much catnip to lapsed WoW players.

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