World of Warcraft hits 8 million users worldwide! Just days before The Burning Crusade launches

World of Warcraft Expansion: Burning Crusade for PCBlizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft, its subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), is now played by more than 8 million gamers around the world. World of Warcraft has also achieved new regional subscriber milestones, with more than 2 million players in North America, more than 1.5 million players in Europe, and more than 3.5 million players in China.

World of Warcraft will soon see the launch of its first expansion, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, which will be available in North America and Europe on January 16, 2007. The expansion will be available in Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand the same week, with availability in mainland China and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau to be announced at a later date. The Burning Crusade will add a tremendous amount of new content to the game, including an entire new continent to explore; an increase in the level cap up to 70, complete with new talents and abilities; flying mounts; new quests, creatures, and items; new dungeons; two new playable races; a new profession; and more.

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Underpants Gnomes in the World of Warcraft

What better way to start the new year. A guild of 30 or so naked Gnomes parade around the world of Warcraft. Hilarity starts when they do an assault on Orgrimmar, which then turns into what’s best described as a parade of Gnome happiness.Short People by Randy Newman fits perfectly 🙂

World of Warcraft Tuesday maintenance maybe gone, 105,000 accounts surely gone

There was no scheduled downtime on last Tuesday for World of Warcraft. Usually the MMORPG’s servers would be down for a period of about five hours each Tuesday. 1UP reports on Blizzard employee Blue Drysc’s quote: “In the upcoming weeks, we will be testing the effect of a live maintenance, where regular maintenance tasks are …

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New World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade trailer

Blizzard just put out a 3-minute long new trailer for the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade PC expansion pack that has a release date set for January 16th, 2007. The heroes of the Horde and Alliance have broken through the Dark Portal to investigate the realms beyond the known world. Will these heroes find …

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Burning Crusade release date is January 16. World of Warcraft hits 7.5 million players!

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will be released in North American and European stores on January 16, 2007. The release of the WoW expansion in Korea, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore will follow in a similar time frame. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will be available for Windows …

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Final Fantasy Chocobos VS World of Warcraft Blood Elf Mounts

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade beta testers keep making new discoveries in the upcoming WoW expansion. It turns out the new Blood Elf Mounts look a suspicious lot like the Chocobos from the Final Fantasy series. Outside of Blizzard maybe getting sued by Square-Enix because both overgrown chickens share similarities, oh sorry you’re a fan, …

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade release date delayed until January 2007

Blizzard Entertainment today announced that the release date for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, the first expansion for World of Warcraft, is delayed until January 2007. By adding a few extra weeks to the development cycle beyond its original target date, Blizzard will be able to extend the closed beta test and further refine …

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This is what a World of Warcraft addiction looks like

This here is an editorial on World of Warcraft video game addiction. Australian TV news show “A Current Affair” goes into the home of a mother and her son who plays World of Warcraft a whopping 16 hours a day! We’re not posting this to show World of Warcraft is bad or dangerous to your …

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition announced with extra CD, DVD and in-game pet netherwhelp!

World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Collector\'s EditionBlizzard announced that World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade will ship in standard as well as Collector’s Edition packages. The Collector’s Edition will come in a special box that contains many exclusive extras to enhance your adventure into Outland, including:

* World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade on both CD and DVD
* World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Behind-the-Scenes DVD
* The Art of World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Hardcover Art Book
* Exclusive In-Game Pet: Netherwhelp
* Two World of Warcraft Trading Card Game Starter Packs, plus Exclusive Cards
* Map of Outland Mouse Pad
* World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Soundtrack CD

World of Warcraft Expansion: Burning CrusadeThe behind-the-scenes DVD will offer more than two hours worth of developer interviews and commentary on all aspects of the creation of The Burning Crusade, as well as trailers and cinematics from the game, and even footage of panel discussions from BlizzCon.

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World of Warcraft: Burning Crusade new dances video

The World of Warcraft expansion Burning Crusade is adding a host of new dance moves, so the Blood Elves and Draenei can get their groove on. Apparently Elf girl is a sa-weet pop star, but lord knows why she’d dance to Britney Spears. Luckily Elf dude makes up for her by doing the Napoleon Dynamite …

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World of Warcraft hits 7 million users worldwide! 9,000 servers and counting!

Blizzard announced at the Austin Game Conference this morning, that World of Warcraft has reached 7 million active subscribers worldwide! Joystiq reports that despite all of the technical issues and player complaints, the game’s popularity has continued to grow on a large scale. Blizzard’s MMORGP jumped from 5 million users late in December 2005, to …

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World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade spells, abilities, talents listed and race modifications shown on video

Blizzard has unveiled the new spells, abilities and talents that will be available to character classes from level 60 to the new level cap of 70 when the Burning Crusade expansion will be released on November 15, 2006. On the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade page the new stuff for the Mage, Paladin, Rogue, …

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Blizzard chief hints at StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3

Yesterday, while Blizzard Chief Operating Officer Paul Sams at the German Games Convention mainly focused on World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, he was also asked about what the future holds in store for Blizzard, and specifically about StarCraft 2. He responded with: “StarCraft is my absolutely favorite game of all time. As you probably …

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World of Warcraft Patch 1.12 out

All you World of Warcraft fans can now download patch 1.12.0. It adds what comes down to 7 pages of WoW tweaks/updates, including: Cross-Realm Battlegrounds For the first time in the history of World of Warcraft, you will be able to face off against players from other realms in the Battlegrounds. PvP Battlegrounds link Alterac …

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World of Warcraft will get yearly expansions

Blizzard COO Paul Sams revealed their MMORGP World of Warcraft plans today: “Starting with The Burning Crusade, every year thereafter we plan on bringing out a new expansion set – so every 12 months.” he says in an interview with GI. The Burning Crusade is the first expansion pack to be released for World of …

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