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Ron Paul advocates plan in-game WoW rally

As campaigning for the presidential primaries reaches critical mass, America's political eye will be sharply focused on a number of locations during the upcoming months -- places like Iowa, Washington, D.C., and ... Azeroth? Yes, the fanatical internet following of Republican presidential hopeful R...

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Conan MMO dev: WoW popularity in decline

Everyone knows that World of Warcraft is the hottest thing to hit the MMO genre since BakeQuest: The Battle for Sliced Bread. But according to at least one rival developer, that popularity may be starting to dwindle. Speaking to the accurately named VideoGamer.com, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures ...

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Verne Troyer supersizes WoW ad campaign

Verne Troyer, better known as Mini-Me from Austin Powers, is the latest celebrity to grace the airwaves in a World of Warcraft commercial. Troyer and his mage blink late to the ad game following the international flavor of Van Damme and Toledo, and the more domestic musings of Shatner and Mr...

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Blizzard lists jobs for 'unannounced Next-Gen MMO'

Perhaps there is life after World of Warcraft after all, and it is likely just as addicting. Various job listings for Blizzard list a "Next-Gen MMO" as the project for which they are hiring. Though many forum posters guessed this was just a way for the company to be coy about needing extra manpower...

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Massively looks at MMOG's most influential moments

The MMO genre has come a long way in a very short time, but it's still important to look back at the events which brought us to where we are today. Michael Zenke over at Massively responds to MMOCrunch's list of MMO's most memorable event by citing what he feels to be its most influential, from th...

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Dell offers special edition World of Warcraft laptop (for a small fortune)

Like an unholy alliance, Dell and Blizzard have teamed up to unleash this beast of a laptop computer into the world. The XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition comes in Horde and Alliance flavors, and sells for $4,499 USD. WoW, indeed. Admittedly, you get a lot more than just the laptop for nearly fi...

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Activision stock way up after merger news

Though some World of Warcraft fans may be in a tizzy over the news that Vivendi and Activision would merge to form Activision Blizzard, it seems that shareholders in the two companies weren't put out in the slightest. GameDaily is reporting that Activision saw a NASDAQ bump of 16 percent ($3.55) i...

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Blizzard wants you to know that merger won't affect their games

The recent news of the birth of Activision Blizzard, a merger between Activision and Vivendi Games, has sent a number of forum goers into a panic concerning the status of their beloved games from the two companies. Particularly on the World of Warcraft forums, many are concerned that Activision wi...

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Activision and Blizzard parent merge in $18 billion deal

File this under "straight out of left field" -- Activision, the publishing powerhouse behind the Call of Duty and Tony Hawk series; and Vivendi Games, owner of Blizzard Entertainment, which you probably don't need us to tell you is behind the Warcraft and Starcraft series, are coming together to...

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Mr. T and William Shatner ham it up for World of Warcraft commercials

There are two new commercials for World of Warcraft featuring Mr. T and William Shatner. Mr. T is a "mohawk" warrior and Shatner is a shaman. We have no idea why World of Warcraft needs to be advertised, but if it gives us gems like this -- we'll take 'em! Both ads can be found after the break and...

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