World of Warcraft hits 11 million active subscribers worldwide
Belgium? Bolivia? Israel? Ireland? You’ve got nothing on World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s ultra-popular massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, full of orcs, elves, dwarves and undead, has hit 11 million active subscribers. That’s a shade fewer than the population of Greece, and means that one person in every 625 on the planet holds an active subscription…
City of Heroes developer steps in to take Star Trek to the MMO frontier
“Star Trek has been a part of my entire life,” writes Jack Emmert of Cryptic Studios. We suspect this is probably the single best way to begin a new announcement about a Star Trek game, assuming that “I am Patrick Stewart’s secret love child” comes with some sort of libel risk.
Blizzard wins round one of World of Warcraft bot battle
A judge has ruled in favour of World of Warcraft developer, Blizzard, which is currently engaged in a legal battle against the creator of a WoW bot program called MMO Glider. The Arizona district court ruling on the case has supported Blizzard’s claim that the program infringes on its copyright, giving a first stage victory to the MMO maker.
World of Warcraft to sell security gadget
The creators of World of Warcraft, the game that puts the first M in MMORPG, are set to launch an optional ‘token’ device to improve security on player’s accounts. It’s currently only available in the US (but that will very likely change) for $6.50.
New contender to the MMO throne: Age of Conan gears up for a massive launch
Veteran MMO developers Funcom are about to launch their most ambitious online world to date, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. It’s already off to a good start -800,000 fans have actually ticked the ‘Yes, I would like to be bombarded with junk mail’ box (so did I, actually) and have signed up to the newsletter, and over 1 million players have reportedly signed up to the open beta phase…
World of Warcraft bot in legal battle
Hour upon hour of performing repetitive actions for no tangible reward is really the sort of thing you’d expect a robot to do, but according to Blizzard, creator of World of Warcraft, it’s for humans and humans only…
Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax, dies age 69
Gary Gygax, the father of table-top role playing games died yesterday at his home in Lake Geneva. Aged 69, his health had been ailing recently following an abdominal aneurysm. His death was confirmed by his wife Gail.
Opinion: University study discovers online role-playing games are addictive. No, really?!
Some retarded university professor with too much university grant money on his hands has concluded that role-playing games, or MMORPGs played online are more addictive than playing on consoles. No, really?
Judging by the fact that tens, if not hundreds of people (mostly in the East) have died from several days’ worth of…