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Blizzard tops list of 2008's 'most successful' game devs

The game industry's annual popularity contest has begun making the rounds, and among game developers in 2008 there was none more in vogue than Activision stepchild Blizzard. According to Develop 100, a list of "the world's most successful games developers," the dev WoW-ed its peers from atop a...

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38 Studios hires World of Warcraft UI, King's Quest music vets

When filling the ranks at his game development brainchild, 38 Studios, it makes sense that MMO-fan Curt Schilling would look to his pastime of choice. The company announced that it has hired former Blizzard UI maestro, Irena Pereira, as 38 Studios' senior UI designer, bringing her interface...

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Lvl 70 Republican specced legislative candidate LFG

There's usually a wide chasm between video games and the politicians who make decisions that affect the sale and content of said games, so whenever we hear of a civil servant with a ludological streak, it warms our heart. Sure, their trysts with gaming are usually not major aspects in their lives,...

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WoW achieves a million concurrent connections in China

World of Warcraft's Chinese overlords, The9, announced the game hit the epic (but not legendary) feat of having over one million concurrent connections. According to The9 it breaks the concurrency records set by the game's launch in China on September 6, 2007. Instinctively, the finger for this...

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Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational invades Paris this June

Tickets for the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational convention and tournament being held in Paris, France, will go on sale this Thursday The event will be at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre on June 28 and 29, with tickets costing €70 / £55 ($110). Attendees will...

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Former EA exec: Kotick's WoW remark meant to scare competition

Earlier this week Activision CEO Bobby Kotick made a bold statement saying that even with a $500 million or $1 billion investment his company couldn't produce a product that could compete with World of Warcraft -- lucky for him his company owns it. GameDaily reports that Lars Buttler, former VP of...

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UK's Halifax bank denies WoW charges

The UK's Halifax bank has reportedly stopped transactions to Blizzard Entertainment "due to a significant number of fraudulent transactions," meaning those with Halifax issued Visa/Mastercards won't be making their World of Warcraft payment this month. The Register writes that the bank doesn't...

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Wow, Vivendi made $1.5 billion in 2007 thanks to WoW

Vivendi Games' revenues totaled €1.02 billion ($1.5 billion USD) in 2007, with much of the cash flow thanks to World of Warcraft's 10 million players and the €814 million ($1.2 billion) Blizzard brought in, an increase of 58% from 2006. WoW's next expansion Wrath of the Lich King is...

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WoW surpasses 10 million subscribers, now half the size of Australia

World of Warcraft continues to live up to the acronym, now supporting a subscriber base of more than 10 million. (Actually, those subscribers do the 'supporting' – due to pay nearly $2 billion to Blizzard and its parent companies over the course of this year.) Just how big is 10 million? If...

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World of Warcraft players reach gold limit cap

It's simply un-American! The commie sympathizers at Blizzard have apparently placed financial restrictions on the amount of gold players can have in World of Warcraft. WoW Insider reports two players have reached the anti-capitalist limit of 214,748 gold, 36 silver, 48 copper and that's the end of...

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