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All posts tagged "World of Warcraft"

  • Overwatch, Diablo & WoW: here’s what you missed at BlizzCon 2016

    Iconic video game company Blizzard celebrated the success of its latest and 10th BlizzCon recently with many notable gaming highlights. So what were some of the key announcements made at this year's event? Overwatch: Sombra is finally official Overwatch fans get to enjoy a new and powerful character named Sombra. A hacker-themed character, Sombra's abilities include negating enemies' ultimates, teleportation and hacking health packs which stop enemies from using them. In the right hands, Sombra could be one of the best support characters next to Mercy. Besides Sombra's reveal, Overwatch has also been given massive eSports league support from Blizzard. Simply called the Overwatch League for...

  • Gamescom 2015 live blog: Blizzard unveils ‘World of Warcraft Legion’ expansion pack

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's the back-end of the year and that means one thing for gamers across the world -- Gamescom. The 2015 edition will see only a handful of companies host live conferences, but some of them are incredibly important. With Sony absent, Microsoft will be showing off its new titles, hardware and deals to the German public. Electronic Arts, Call of Duty developer Treyarch and Blizzard will also get in on the fun, with other companies like Bethesda, Ubisoft...

  • Gamescom 2015 preview: livestream details, game reveals and more

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne's gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. It's safe to say that this year in gaming has been one of the most interesting for quite some time. Now that Sony and Microsoft's next-generation consoles can be referred to as "current-gen", and after Nvidia and AMD have revealed their new options in the graphics card market, things are slowly settling down. Perhaps this is true when viewing the industry form the hardware front, but in terms of upcoming games and software, the industry is only really...

  • ‘WoW’ gets selfie cam because your Orc Mage also looks pretty

    So this just happened. Blizzard's massive multiplayer online game World of Warcraft has just added a selfie feature, with matching filters and all that. Since the dawn of the epic battle between orcs, men, elves and undead, people have enjoyed taking some down-time, choreographing Superchick's Hero music video and making their own WoW-themed musicals. A very artistic bunch. As the trend goes in directing comical short flicks, players also love taking screenshots. With the roll-out of the new 6.1 Patch, the S.E.L.F.I.E. Camera will be awarded to any character who finishes the new mission, Field Photography. The mission objective reads the following: We need...

  • Two to tango: 5 top multiplayer games to pass the holiday humdrum

    Nothing strengthens the bonds between human beings like the spirit of competition. It’s a game of pride and self-recognition we have carried with us since our ancient primal days. It started with war, which then in turn inspired competitive sports and today it has evolved into the magnificent world of multiplayer gaming. Here, in this virtual realm, victory can be claimed without the loss of lives and, those of us who aren’t that particular about “breaking a sweat” can enter a world that was usually meant for the fit, burly and bearded. Let us pay our respect to the spirit of...

  • Xbox Live temporarily knocked on its face thanks to hackers

    After such a good Black Friday showing for the company's current-gen console, Xbox Live has just about recovered from a DDOS attack earlier today, which led to server downtime for many users on both sides of the Atlantic. Although the service seems to be stable at the time of writing, earlier today the hacker group named Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for plunging the service into darkness. The hacker group seems to enjoy messing with gamers' livelihoods, having previously taken credit for knocking down PlayStation Network earlier this year, as well as League of Legends and World of Warcraft servers too. Although it...

  • World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor may feature in-game tributes to Robin Williams

    Robin Williams' passing earlier this month triggered a flurry of rightfully deserved internet tributes. Our favourites are these three in-game models found in World of Warcraft, the decade-old online game that's currently increasing its prices to fix falling profits, as it releases new content with the Warlords of Draenor expansion.  Anyway Shortly after Williams' passing, Blizzard tweeted its condolences, saying that they'll see Williams "in-game". .@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game. — World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 13, 2014 That's when Wowhead, a World of Warcraft modding...

  • ‘World of Warcraft’ celebrates 100-million players with this nifty infographic

    The land of Azeroth has seen its share of squirrel pets and murlock slaughters. More than 100-million people from across the globe have visited Blizzard's popular MMORPG, World of Warcraft, since it was first released in 2004. Though the user count has taken a tumble these few years, it still holds a special place for millions of gamers. Since 2010, when the third expansion Cataclysm was released, WoW took a turn for the worst. Though its user subscription count went downhill since them, WoW still holds the record for most ever subscribed gamers. In celebration of this ten-year milestone, this infographic...

  • Blizzard at Gamescom: what’s new?

    This year Gamescom seems all kinds of fun. From some highly anticipated next-gen console details and upcoming game trailers to Blizzard's announcement of Diablo III's first expansion pack, Reaper of Souls. The company also gave more detail about a curiously odd title-- Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Hearthstone is a collectible card game for PC, Android and iOS-- the first mobile game by Blizzard Entertainment. Although it’s in beta for now, Hearthstone will be a free-to-play online game with simple yet seemingly addictive mechanics (watch some gameplay on YouTube). The latter is something the company has a lot of experience...

  • Mass killings in two major World cities… World of Warcraft that is.

    An intensive worldwide investigation is currently running after mass murders in two of the major cities of World Of Warcraft. Unprecedented attacks occurred in the cities of Stormwind and Orgrimmar, leaving residents and visitors to the cities dead, dying or missing in the streets. According to a BBC report, an anonymous resident who goes by the pseudonym Nethaera said that "Earlier today, certain realms were affected by an in-game exploit, resulting in the deaths of player characters and non-player characters in some of the major cities". The contributing editor of WoW insider, Olivia Grace, states that "It was a significant hack....