Smoking in the lobby? Blatantly tossing a bong out a window? I don't know about you, but to me, it doesn't sound like she was trying to have a chill night eating Munch-O's and playing World of Warcraft. In fact, this sounds similar to something I would have done when I needed help but didn't know how (or who) to ask for it. Show More Summary
Another World of Warcraft patch day has come upon us. Patch 5.3, Escalation, is hitting the game today, bringing with it a whole host of changes from loot specialization to increased pet battle accuracy. The patch introduces a new Battleground, Deepwind Gorge, as well as a new Arena called The Tiger's Peak. Show More Summary
This review of the World of Warcraft: Dawn of the Aspects: Part 3 novel by Richard Knaak is of the spoiler-free variety. Check out the entire Blizzard catalog in our Extensive Extended Universe post. Before diving into the review proper, it’s important to note that Blizzard is releasing this book in a new fashion. Knaak’s
Blizzard will release Patch 5.3 for World of Warcraft on May 21st, the company announced on Twitter this weekend. Patch 5.3, dubbed "Escalation," adds new content for almost every type of player.
This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. I had my World of Warcraft year. In 2007, when 'The...Show More Summary
It's hard to compete against "free." Free-to-play and casual games finally took a big bite out of Activision Blizzard's tent pole franchise, World of Warcraft. The subscription-based game lost 1.3 million members last quarter, or 14%...Show More Summary
"Imagine an experience with the action of Street Fighter inside a story and land like World of Warcraft, all blended into a fast-paced Call of Duty style arena." That's how 8 Bit Studios describes its newest MOBA Kickstarter projectShow More Summary
If you thought World of Warcraft losing 14% of its users -- over one million -- during the first quarter of the year was bad, just wait; according to Activision-Blizzard, subscription numbers are expected to dip even further. Of course,...Show More Summary
WoW: Memories features wacky, entertaining and enduring stories from the world’s most popular subscription-based MMOG. In 2009 I ended my hardcore raiding ways in World of Warcraft. My gaming career during that can easily be summed up in two words, guild hopping. Since the Year of the Ox began I had been through a raiding member
With subscriber numbers declining and top-tier raid guilds disbanding, we're getting to a point where the army of powerful boss creatures Blizzard has assembled will find itself unemployed, but don't worry — once a boss, always a boss. Read more...
These past few weeks haven't seen a lot of good news thrown World of Warcraft's way. The MMO shed more than a million users over the past year, a development Activision's CEO called "troubling." Before that, some of the game's hardest-core players called it quits, too. Read more...
In a recent earnings call press release [PDF], Activision Blizzard revealed that it has lost 1.3 million subscribers to its flagship game World of Warcraft in the first quarter of 2013, a 14% drop. Received games-business wisdom holds that only one "triple-A" game can thrive at a time, and WoW has been on top for [...]
Tycho: It’s quite true: we did call a man a bad name for his brutally effective shenanigans in the World of Warcraft card game. That was before we knew who he was, before we entrusted him with a few of our own games. Then he had to come out the box with this shit, which rocked our alliance. Show More Summary
There's only one Western subscription MMO that can stand to lose 1.3 million subs in three months and shrug it off: World of Warcraft. But shrug it off doesn't appear to what Activision-Blizzard is doing. During the investor call that...Show More Summary
WoW is bleeding subscribers.
Blizzard’s turning heads that probably shouldn’t be turning today off news that World of Warcraft – the most successful online roleplaying game in history — lost 14% of its subscriber base over the past three months. Make that 1.3 million players. Show More Summary
The number of people playing World of Warcraft has dropped by 1.3 million in the space of three months, a 13.5 percent decline. Activision says the growth of free online games has hurt, but has promised to release new content more frequently. The figures cover the first quarter of the year. According to the company’s [...]
It doesn’t seem like the most breaking of news stories to report that a game more than a decade old keeps losing subscribers, but with how much revenue still makes from World of Warcraft, it is something of a big deal. The announcement that the game has lost 1. subscribers in the last three months [...]
Activision Blizzard’s long time cash cow that is known to the masses as World of Warcraft might see its supply of milk drying up in the near future, considering how the MMORPG has been on a gradual slope downwards for some time already. Show More Summary