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World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Card - £10

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Brendan Griffiths
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World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Card - £10

Need to book in 60 days of World of Warcraft action? Well, you'll want to take advantage of this brand new deal that has it flying off digital shelves for just £10. The next best deal we can find is about £16. So you may as well stock up.

Thanks to MizStar.

World of Warcraft: Legion announced at Gamescom - Watch the full presentation here!

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Blizzard Entertainment, Gamescom 2015, MMORPGs, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion announced at Gamescom - Watch the full presentation here!

Live from the show floor of the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Blizzard Entertainment pulled back the curtain on the sixth expansion for World of Warcraft, simply titled Legion. Along with a raised level cap and a new continent to explore, a new hero class will be available – the Demon Hunter. We’ve got the entire presentation embedded for you to watch should you wish to get all the details, but we’ve got a helpful summary of the highlights for you after the jump.

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World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Card - £13.50

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
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Deals
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game keys, MMORPGs, PC games, World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Card - £13.50

Need to book in 60 days of World of Warcraft action? Well, you'll want to take advantage of this brand new deal that has it flying off digital shelves for just £13.50. The next best deal we can find is at Game for £17.99. So you may as well stock up, especially as this offer went out of stock super quick last time we posted it.

Thanks to Bobbite.

World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Card - £13.50

Author:
Brendan Griffiths
Category:
Deals
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MMORPGs, PC games, World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft 60 Day Pre-Paid Card - £13.50

Need to book in 60 days of World of Warcraft action? Well, you'll want to take advantage of this brand new deal that has it flying off digital shelves for just £13.50. The next best deal we can find is at Game for £17.99. So you may as well stock up!

Thanks to red_me765.

World of Warcraft 6.0.2 Impressions | Extreme Makeover Edition

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Features
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Blizzard Entertainment, Impressions, MMORPGs, PC games, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor

World of Warcraft 6.0.2 Impressions | Extreme Makeover Edition

Long-time readers will know I have a soft spot for the Warcraft franchise, especially World of Warcraft. As a day-one player who has experienced everything the game has offered, including the Mists of Pandaria expansion, I’ve seen it go through a fair few changes. New races being added, enhanced weather and lighting systems being introduced, a new class thrown into the mix, talent points being redesigned, and a constant stream of rebalancing for everything involved, That said, some things have stayed the same in the face of change. New abilities would continue to crowd up toolbars, the rise of damage and health numbers for players and NPCs alike spiralling up exponentially, and the models for the playable races becoming more and more dated as the years went by. With the upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor approaching, Blizzard saw it as an opportunity to fix these things, and so with patch 6.0.2 being unleashed last week I returned to the MMO behemoth for the first time in nine months. It was time to see if the game that sent the genre mainstream still had the ability to pull in new punters and veterans alike.

I’ll tell you one thing though – WildStar’s combat and traversal systems have spoiled me rotten compared to WoW's seemingly archaic mechanics, but we’ll get to that in a bit.

The inclusion of the Worgen, Goblin and Pandaren made it quite clear that the original race models needed an update. The blocky, expressionless and (in the case of humans) hairlipped choices on offer just didn’t blend with the rest of the updated visuals of the game. Thankfully, after years of waiting the update has arrived – except for Blood Elves, who will have to wait a little while longer to be made more beautiful. If I’m honest, I really shouldn’t be impressed by the new visuals and animations considering what the competition has produced elsewhere in the genre, but I really am.

World of Warcraft 6.0.2 Impressions | Extreme Makeover Edition

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Top Ten Tuesdays | The Most Addictive Games of All Time

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Call Of Duty, Candy Crush Saga, Civilization, Football Manager, Most Addictive Games Of All Time, Peggle, Pokémon, Tetris, The Elder Scrolls, The Sims, Top Ten, Top Ten Tuesdays, World of Warcraft

Honourable Mentions: Civilization (actually, anything Sid Meier's ever done), Puzzle Quest, Command & Conquer, Halo, Animal Crossing, League of Legends, Solitaire, Angry Birds

10. Peggle

Sometimes the most addictive games are the ones you don't really understand. Why am I following the instructions of a talking unicorn? Why have I been flinging balls at coloured pegs for the last few hours? More to the point... why can't I stop?!

Of course, Peggle's addictive charm is simple: it's basic score attack bliss. Besting your friends, those fiendish challenges, constantly praying for a lucky bounce as Extreme Fever grips us, Ode To Joy kicks in, and our screens are filled with rainbows.

9. Call of Duty

Top Ten Tuesdays | The Most Addictive Games of All Time

Well this one needs no explanation. Year on year, every November without fail, Call of Duty emerges as the biggest event of any entertainment industry's calendar. Criticise its lack of core innovation if you must, but millions upon millions of fans who keep coming back for more year on year can't be wrong. It's safe to rag on Activision's cash cow because it's the biggest, most bombastic slice of online entertainment. But there's a reason for that: we all love it. There are better FPS titles out there, for sure; but few offer the easily-accessible, arms-wide open plethora of online options that COD does.

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Blizzard Details Incoming World Of Warcraft Class Changes

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Blizzard, MMORPG, Patch, PC games, Update, World of Warcraft

Blizzard Details Incoming World Of Warcraft Class Changes

If you're not a World Of Warcraft player, there's nothing for you here. Seriously.

If you are, however, you may be interested to know that Blizzard lead systems designer Greg Street has detailed a sweeping glut of class balance changes headed to the evergreen MMORPG in patch 5.4.

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Blizzard Confirms Plans For WoW In-Game Microtransaction Store

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Activision, Blizzard, Microtransactions, MMORPG, World of Warcraft

Blizzard Confirms Plans For WoW In-Game Microtransaction Store

Following some controversy last week, Blizzard confirms that World Of Warcraft will indeed be getting an in-game store selling experience boosters and suchlike.

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World Of Warcraft May Get In-Game Microtransactions

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Blizzard, Microtransactions, MMORPG, World of Warcraft

World Of Warcraft May Get In-Game Microtransactions

After WoW players spotted an item called the 'Enduring Elixir of Wisdom' on the public test realm, a booster touting an "in-game store," Blizzard have revealed that they're considering adding microtransactions to their seminal MMO. Beyond the pet store, that is.

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Blizzard: Bringing MMOs To Consoles Will Be Tough, But 'Exciting'

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Blizzard, Diablo 3, MMO, PS4, World of Warcraft

Blizzard: Bringing MMOs To Consoles Will Be Tough, But 'Exciting'

World Of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street believes that making MMOs work on consoles would be a "huge challenge," but an opportunity that Blizzard are excited to explore.

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$2.3 Million Raised By World of Warcraft Players for Superstorm Sandy Relief

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Brendan Griffiths
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News
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.3 Million Raised By World of Warcraft Players for Superstorm Sandy Relief

The World of Warcraft community have raised a mightily impressive 2.3 million dollars for the American Red Cross’s relief efforts for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. The storm ravaged America’s West coast late last year, leaving many people homeless, without food and with huge costs to rebuild their homes.

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World Of Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Out Now In Europe

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Carl Phillips
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News
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Blizzard Entertainment, Patches, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

World Of Warcraft Patch 5.0.4 Out Now In Europe

In Prep For Mists Of Pandaria

We’re just a month away from Mists Of Pandaria’s release, and in prep for this Blizzard has released what is best described as the “prologue” patch for its MMO World of Warcraft. There are a number of changes that are coming into effect with this update, the most notable being the revisions to the Talent trees, and the addition of account-wide pets and mounts. To help explain everything, Blizzard have released a video detailing everything about the patch which you can find after the jump.

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Get Your Kung Fu On With The WoW: Mists Of Pandaria Cinematic

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Carl Phillips
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Blizzard Entertainment, Cutscenes, MMORPGs, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Get Your Kung Fu On With The WoW: Mists Of Pandaria Cinematic

Just Over Month Until The Latest Expansion

Despite the recent influx of MMO contenders, Blizzard Entertainment’s behemoth is still very much alive, and just moments ago the opening cinematic for the fourth expansion for World of Warcraft was premièred to the crowds at this year’s Gamescom. You can see the video for Mists Of Pandaria, which once again demonstrates Blizzard's ability to create some of the best cutscenes in the business, after the jump.

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Arrives September 25th

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Carl Phillips
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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Arrives September 25th

The behemoth of the MMO genre is preparing to charge back into the fold this year, as Blizzard Entertainment have announced that Mists of Pandaria, the forth expansion pack for World of Warcraft, will be released in two months’ time. Pre-orders have now begun, with a couple of options available directly from Blizzard through Battle.net.

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RUMOUR: Microsoft Could Buy Majority Share In Activision

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Matt Gardner
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RUMOUR: Microsoft Could Buy Majority Share In Activision

A report has emerged to suggest that Vivendi - the media/telecoms leviathan who currently own a majority stake in Activision Blizzard - are looking around for potential buyers...and apparently Microsoft is on their list.

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World Of Warcraft Adds Item Restoration Service

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Battle.net, Blizzard, MMO, World of Warcraft

World Of Warcraft Adds Item Restoration Service

Accidentally selling, deleting or losing gear in World Of Warcraft can be a traumatic experience, and usually results in long and complicated claims to Blizzard's customer service department. However, a new item restoration service has rolled out on Battle.net today, allowing players to easily recover items that were recently deleted, disenchanted or sold to a vendor.

This can only be used once per 30 days, but it's a welcome safety net nonetheless.

WoW: Mists Of Pandaria Talent Calculator Now Live

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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Blizzard, Mists Of Pandaria, MMORPG, World of Warcraft
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WoW: Mists Of Pandaria Talent Calculator Now Live

Just can't wait to see how the new talents system pans out in Mists Of Pandaria? Like, to the extent where you need a browser-based calculator to play around with them ahead of time?

Well, I can relate, so knock yourself out. Blizzard's Mists Of Pandaria talent calculator is actually very robust and makes for an entertaining diversion as well as a way of planning your builds. The new streamlined system replaces dozens of weaker talents with a handful of more powerful options, which should make the experience much more engaging.

Top Ten Tuesdays | Video Game Rivalries

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Matt Gardner
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Features
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Activision, EA, Fanboys, Fifa, Idiots, Lawsuits, Metal Gear Solid, PES, Pokémon, Top Ten, Top Ten Tuesdays, World of Warcraft

Top Ten Tuesdays | Video Game Rivalries

Typically, games have often revolved around two opposing sides - from the basic binaries of left and right in Pong to epic titanic battles between gods and men and other creatures, the grandeur of warfare, struggles between good and evil, super spies and seedy government organisations. But the industry isn't just restricted to rivalries between characters. The nature of gaming is such that entire series become bound up in the raging battle for approval. Publishers go to war against one another, and then, of course, there are the fans themselves. We are a so often a fairly fickle bunch. Rivalries are part of the business, so here are ten of the best.

Honourable Mentions: Championship Manager vs. Football Manager, Scorpion vs. Sub Zero

10. Pac-man vs. Ghosts

Top Ten Tuesdays | Video Game Rivalries

A classic to kick things off. It's a pretty simple back and forth really, but imagine if you were in the little yellow ball's..erm..shoes. There you are, happily munching your way through some dots in your homely labyrinth when all of a sudden some pesky colourful members of the undead with absurdly cute names start chasing after you, wanting you touch you up. You'd get pretty pissed off too. We never really get to find out exactly why Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde are chasing Pac-man, but the heroic, timeless battle of a bottomless-eating-machine-who-just-wants-to-enjoy-his-food vs. the undead has spoken to decades of gamers since its inception.

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World Of Warcraft Free To Play Until Level 20

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Jonathan Lester
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News
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World of Warcraft | PC

In the wake of several high-profile games adopting a Free-To-Play model, Blizzard have completely restructured their World Of Warcraft trial subscriptions level to allow players enjoy some of the higher level benefits of their seminal MMO. However, there are several major restrictions, and we have the full details below.

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The Number Of WoW Subscribers Drops In Wake Of Cataclysm

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Felix Kemp
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News
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Activision Blizzard, Games news, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

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In October of last year, Blizzard reported the life-destroying - or affirming, depending on your predilection for such titles - World of Warcraft had amassed a subscriber count of 12 million. However, in a conference call transcribed last night, Blizzard's CEO Michael Morhaime has revealed the numbers have since dropped to 11.4 million, in the wake of the much-anticipated Cataclysm add on.

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