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.
MMORPG’s are an addictive past time, that consume peoples lives more than they probably should. But is the world of Elf’s, Fairies, resurrection fees, and XP boosts any better than the life you currently live? And could it lead to ruin?
Heads up! Nonpayer #1 doesn’t go on sale until April 6th, 2011, so SPOILERS may be ahead.
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 of the Litch King in 2008.
“We had to bring Azeroth to the brink of destruction in Cataclysm, but the result was our best expansion yet,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We want to thank all of our new, existing, and returning players throughout the world for their incredible enthusiasm and support, and we look forward to hearing what they think about all the new content.”
There are still plenty of copies to sell before Blizzard satisfies all of its subscriber base. Blizzard says it has 12 million players worldwide.
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 in December.”
One should note that the total number of players is based on total number of current subscribers, not necessarily the number of people who play on a regular basis.
Those who plan on picking up the Star Trek MMO next month will want to check out this demo video that shows planet side exploration in the game.
Sony released a new batch of images a few days ago featuring the latest DC character to join the DCU Online MMORPG.Â We haven’t seen any word on when we might actually get our hands on this game, but it can’t get here soon enough.
Take the jump for the full gallery.
Sony has revealed what the DC Universe Online MMORPG Green Arrow will look like in the upcoming game.Â Take the jump for an extensive picture gallery that not only shows off the poses, but also Green Arrow and Black Canary in action.
Sony Online Entertainment has updated its press site with more images from the upcoming DC Universe Online game – the MMORPG that has more than this reporter excited about the launch date.Â The latest teaser features the undead Goliath Solomon Grundy taking on all comers!
More images after the jump.
Nothing can stop the mighty juggernaut that is World of Warcraft!Â Funcom, the creators of the Age of Conan MMORPG have announced it is closing 60% of the games servers around the world.
The reduction is more dramatic in North America and the Oceanic regions, where 24 servers are being merged into just six. In the US, only one player-versus-player server and two player-versus-environment servers will remain, with each combining the populations of six or seven existing servers.
In Europe, 12 servers will remain, due to the need to provide a variety of server types in each of four languages. English-language European servers are being cut from 13 to four.
Funcom has another MMO releasing next year, so for now Age of Conan is the company’s only source of income, so it is unlikely the game will shut down completely.Â Guess that tie-in to CBS’s Big Bang Theory did nothing for the game.
Boom! Studios has announced Warhammer: Crown of Destruction will include an exclusive in-game ittem for the MMORPG Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.Â Look inside each trade for a code to unlock the Book of BOOM! a bonus item that “has an explosive effect on a player’s character”.
“I’m so happy to bring together the fans of WARHAMMER gaming and WARHAMMER comics,” said BOOM! Studios’ Games Workshop editor Ian Brill.Â “BOOM! is all about telling stories with visual art, conveying our tales of adventure and human drama as comics.Â Video games are interactive stories, and while their interfaces may differ from ours, the goal of escapism and fun is still present.Â This promotion is meant to expose readers of comics and video games to see what the other side has to offer.”
Warhammer: Crown of Destruction arrives in January.