Fugitive found through World of Warcraft

According to a report by the Kokomo Perspective, Howard, Indiana Sheriff’s Department deputy Matt Roberson was able to track down wanted fugitive Alfred Hightower thanks in part to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft online game.

World of Warcraft: Virtual Store

Despite its humongous list of paying subscribers, you can’t fault Blizzard Entertainment for wanting a little bit extra. The company is taking steps to make World of Warcraft even more profitable with the addition of an online pet store.

World of Warcraft: To add faction changing?…

Blizzard have begun work on a new service that will let players switch sides. Alliance to Horde. Or Horde to Alliance. Whichever way you want to turn your coat, you’ll be free to do it.

Blizzcon Details Revealed

Blizzard Entertainment announced that tickets for Blizzcon 2009, the fourth convention celebrating the Warcraft, Diablo and Starcraft universes, would go on sale May 16. Tickets will be available for purchase from the official Blizzcon website and will be $125 each. A second block of tickets will go on sale May 30 for those fans that…

Activision is leaving the PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA)

Despite being one of the founding members of the industry awareness board, it’s been revealed that Activision have now left the PC Gaming Alliance. Over the weekend, a couple of readers noticed that the company’s logo no longer appeared on the PCGA’s website. Contacted for comment, the PCGA confirmed that “a few members have decided…

World of Warcraft – Patch 3.1 Live

New dungeons, dual talent specializations, user interface improvements, and much more arrive today with The Secrets of Ulduar, patch 3.1 for World of Warcraft. Though it snags top billing, the massive dungeon of Ulduar is just the tip of the iceberg in patch 3.1. The patch sees the implementation of a relatively expensive but extremely…

MI6 Awards

World of Warcraft expansion takes home top honors for Outstanding Overall Marketing Campaign; Bethesda’s postnuclear RPG wins in nine categories. With the recently completed award season honoring the best games of 2008 finally in the rear-view mirror, there was time this week for the industry’s marketing segment to dole out its own awards for the…

Warhammer – Closing more servers?

Mythic has opened up free character transfers from another of its Warhammer Online servers, indicating that another server is to be closed down. Players spread across dozens of servers were forced to transfer last month when Mythic closed down over forty Warhammer realms. Several aspects of the game, such as Public Quests, require that servers…