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MOVIES: Warcraft Gets December 2015 Release Date

Legendary Pictures confirmed that it was working on a World of Warcraft movie during the San Diego Comic Con, and though we’ve heard a few rumblings about casting, the movie studio has been relatively tight-lipped on everything else.  Late yesterday, Legendary Pictures announced a December release date for the flick.

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MOVIES: World of Warcraft movie moving forward

A long time ago… The word on the street was that Spider-Man director, Sam Raimi was going to direct a World of Warcraft movie.  Then he wasn’t.  Then Duncan Jones was announced as the director, and since January announcement, we’ve heard nothing. Until now…

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ART: The Art of Blizzard Entertainment book launch and Art Exhibition

Press Release Gallery Nucleus is excited to announce our first event of 2013, “The Art of Blizzard Entertainment Book Launch and Art Exhibition,” taking place January 12, 2013 – February 3, 2013. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 7:00pm – 11:00pm. Nucleus will be home to over 50 pieces of artwork from some of your favorite Blizzard games, including an extensive collection of concept art from the Diablo®, StarCraft®, and Warcraft® universes.

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TRAILER: Mists of Pandaria

Though I haven’t been able to play World of Warcraft in nearly a year, I always get excited when a new release nears. Mists of Pandaria arrives in September, and the official cinematic trailer has arrived that my son and I can’t stop watching.

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SDCC’12: Blizzard announces The Art of Blizzard

Press Release Immerse yourself in the creative history of one of the most influential game companies in the world. For more than two decades, Blizzard Entertainment has built a reputation as one of the leaders in creatively driven game development. The Art of Blizzard® offers an exclusive look at the ideas and imagery that define its game universes. Through insider commentary from some of the company’s top creative minds and an unprecedented collection of original artwork, readers will get an in-depth look at the creative philosophy and artistic style that have played key roles in Blizzard’s success over the years.

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GAMING: World of Warcraft goes free to play for first 20 levels

When it comes to MMORPGs, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft is the 800 pound gorilla in the room.  Blizzard announced today that the game will now be free to download and play for the first 20 levels of the game. World of Warcraft players can reach level 85, so the amount of content Blizzard Entertainment is making available for free is actually only a small fraction of the content available in the game. There is also an enormous amount of “end-game” content that is designed for players looking for additional challenges and better rewards once they reach level 85. There’s still…

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GAMING: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm shatters records

Instead of standing in line while waiting for the midnight release of the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, I went the digital download route. I don’t need manuals or DVDs sitting on the floor and taking up space.  I know a lot of other players went that route as well, but there were also a fair number of people who went and bought a physical copy.  How do we know this?  Blizzard announced that it sold 3.3 million copies of WoW in the first 24 hours of release.  This surpassed the 2.8 million sold in 24 hours for the WoW: Wrath…

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Wednesday Sing-Along: BlizzCon Red Shirt Guy

If you didn’t see The Red Shirt Guy ask his questions at BlizzCon 2010, then you are missing out on a bit of awkward Q&A history in the making.  Blizzard was cool enough to put the kid in the World of Warcraft game itself, and someone else snagged the original footage and Auto-Tuned it up right.

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More people play World of Warcraft than the population of Belgium

Blizzard has announced that it now has over twelve million subscribers to its World of Warcraft MMORPG game, and if I were a betting man, I’d say that number will climb slightly in December, when the next expansion arrives. “The support and enthusiasm that gamers across the world continue to show for World of Warcraft reaffirms our belief that it offers one of the best entertainment values available today,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We are as committed as ever to taking the game to new heights, and we look forward to demonstrating that with Cataclysm…

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DC Comics Lands World of Warcraft

In addition to the loads of Superman, Batman, and other superhero comics, DC Comics has announced plans to publish a new comic book series based on Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft. The monthly series will be written by Walter Simonson, with art by Ludo Lullabi. The first storyline of the new ongoing series begins when a human is found unconscious on the shores of Kalimdor, with no memory of who he is or how he arrived there. Enslaved by an orc shaman, the man must fight for survival against members of both the Alliance and the Horde. He strikes uneasy…