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League of Legends tops MMO revenue list, Hearthstone No. 10

MMO games, including MOBAs, compose 21 percent of the worldwide digital game market and are on track to generate $11 billion in revenue this year alone, SuperData Research reports. By 2017, that number is expected to rise to $13 billion. In 2014, the No. 1 MMO in terms of revenue is League of...

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Boss Fight Books: Season 2 covers Metal Gear Solid, Spelunky, and more

The second season of Boss Fight Books will feature in-depth analyses of Metal Gear Solid, Baldur's Gate 2, and other landmark games, independent publisher Gabe Durham announced this week. Boss Fight Books: Season 2 is a collection of six books that each exhaustively cover a single game, with...

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Blizzard boss responds to lack of diversity in games, marketing

Every few years the lumbering entity that is Blizzard forgets its demographics and diverse player base and goes on an apology tour. The latest one comes courtesy of the male-heavy marketing for World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, a potentially tone-deaf April Fool's joke and pivoting on a...

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Duncan Jones: Filming on Warcraft is now complete

Though it won't hit theaters until March of 2016, director (and David Bowie progeny) Duncan Jones has announced that filming on the World of Warcraft movie adaptation is now complete. "Final day on Warcraft now officially... wrapped!! Off to bed for 3 hours before a meeting in the AM....

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Colbert tackles NSA spying in Second Life

Last week John Stewart had a chance to slam the NSA for trawling for terror suspects in World of Warcraft, and now it's Stephen Colbert's turn to poke fun at national law enforcement's new fixation on Second Life. The issue here stems from recent NSA documents which paint the organization as...

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Jon Stewart slams the NSA with World of Warcraft

... And yes, he kind of slams World of Warcraft with the NSA. Following reports that the US National Security Agency was monitoring potential terrorist activity in Second Life and WoW, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart hosted a real-life, in-game interview with Aasif Mandvi as Greychalk the dwarf...

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World of Warcraft movie slips to March 2016

The already long-in-development World of Warcraft film has been delayed. "Release date for WARCRAFT from @Legendary Pictures released by @UniversalPics is moving from December 18, 2015, to March 11, 2016," reads a tweet from the official World of Warcraft Twitter account. No reason is given for...

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Conan O'Brien tries to understand World of Warcraft

What happens when a guy, who has practically no experience with World of Warcraft, attends Blizzcon? If it's anything like Conan O'Brien's trip, the ignorance will result in hilarity – like how O'Brien discovered the oxygen is really thin in Azeroth or that all life in the realm must have a...

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Classic Warcraft games, or 'something like that,' could be coming to modern PCs

Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Warcraft 2: Tides of Darkness may be coming to modern machines, thanks to a small team at Blizzard. Polygon reports that during the World of Warcraft question-and-answer panel at this year's BlizzCon, Production Director J. Allen Brack said that replaying the original...

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Blizzard files 'Heroes of the Storm' trademark application

On September 24, Diablo creator Blizzard Entertainment filed an application to trademark the phrase "Heroes of the Storm" with the United States Patent And Trademark Office. It's unclear what Blizzard plans to use this trademark for, though the application specifies that the mark is for use in...

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