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The Daily Grind: What was the MMO screw-up of the year?

I almost miss the carefree days 2011, when the MMO screw-up of the year was such an easy call: the time when a studio deleted an entire MMO from existence by accident and without any backups. Oops! But 2012? 2012 is trickier. I mean, you've got charging for hotbars, $50 hobby-horses, pandas,...

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Mists of Pandaria gets in on the Cyber Monday action

Sure, you could be blowing all your cash on any number of delectable offerings on Steam's ridiculously tempting Autumn Sale, but why would you want to do that when there's a whole world of pandas waiting to be explored? That's right: Pandas. Ain't a game yet made that can compete with pandas,...

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Parting the mists: World of Warcraft turns eight

World of Warcraft's eighth anniversary arrives after a rough year for the franchise. Cataclysm, the expansion that redesigned much of the old world and trumpeted the return of archvillain Deathwing, also saw subscriber numbers drop from their highest point, reached during the Wrath of the Lich...

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Investor call reports World of Warcraft subscriptions back above 10 million

The results are in for the third quarter of 2012, and despite sluggish numbers the last time around, World of Warcraft appears to be on a rebound. During the most recent Activision Blizzard investor call, subscribers for the game were pegged at around 10 million, back up from the lower figure of...

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Blizzard: Patch 5.1 is 'going to change what it means to be a World of Warcraft patch'

In an effort to deliver more frequent updates, Blizzard has stated that it's willing to redefine the traditional mega-World of Warcraft patch to include smaller updates. "We're going to change what it means to be a WoW patch," said Production Director J. Allen Brack. "We just had to make a...

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One Shots: Beautiful balloon

Massively logically selects for readers who aren't necessarily playing World of Warcraft -- if you were, you'd probably be reading our sister site WoW Insider, not this column. But I am still a WoW fan, as is this week's One Shots submitter, William. He sent in a freshly snapped pic from Mists of...

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Mists of Pandaria cruises toward first big patch

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is chugging along quite nicely, and while there are players content in the current journey to the new endgame, there are always those asking, "What's next?" For the latter crowd, Blizzard has announced that the first major post-expansion content update is...

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Blizzard moves 2.7 million Mists of Pandaria units in first week

After two rounds of speculation, we finally have an accurate read on Blizzard's Mists of Pandaria sales numbers. The firm moved approximately 2.7 million copies of World of Warcraft since its September 25th launch. This doesn't count sales in China, where the expansion debuted on October 2nd. The...

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The Daily Grind: Would you play a game you dislike for one good feature?

I don't care for World of Warcraft. It's nothing personal against Blizzard or its legion of fans, but WoW has always rubbed me the wrong way. You've got to hand it to Blizzard, though. The company knows what works, and it's very good at what it does. A personal case in point is the fact that I...

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Analysts: Mists of Pandaria sales not so disappointing

Last week an investment firm concluded that World of Warcraft's new Panda-flavored expansion was producing underwhelming sales numbers. This news was greeted by a collective W.T.F from everyone who has ever downloaded a game over the internet. Lazard Capital Markets estimated that Blizzard...

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