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  • NSA And Other Intelligence Agencies Got All Up In Your World Of Warcraft, Xbox Live

    NSA And Other Intelligence Agencies Got All Up In Your World Of Warcraft, Xbox Live

    The next time you’re looking to party with a dark elf Rogue in World of Warcraft, think twice: that could be an NSA agent in disguise. According to new documents from the Snowden leaks, both the NSA and the GCHQ employed World of Warcraft and Second Life, as well as Xbox Live, to gather intel and uncover plots – but it seems mostly they ended up just bumbling into one another… Read More

  • Hey Facebook, Could You Fit Any More Fucking Branding On Your “Gifts”?

    Hey Facebook, Could You Fit Any More Fucking Branding On Your “Gifts”?

    So, Facebook launched its “Gifts” product, and I was keen to take it for a whirl. I proceeded to visit my fiancee’s wall and pick something out that she might like. There were a ton of options, including flowers and a bonsai tree. I opted for the bonsai tree. Read More

  • Leaked Blizzard Roadmap Shows Release Dates For… Pretty Much Everything

    Yikes. It’s no surprise that the Blizzard China manager who let this slide leak has been fired. I’m surprised he wasn’t “relocated” to a labor camp in the deep north or something. It pretty much leaks Blizzard’s plans for the next five years, though a savvy analyst might have come to the same conclusions. Read More

  • Wow! AOL Thinks It Can Succeed As The 500th Groupon Clone

    Wow! AOL Thinks It Can Succeed As The 500th Groupon Clone

    There is no shortage of Groupon clones. With literally hundreds of daily deal sites popping up all over the world, it’s a pretty saturated market. Or maybe it’s the next big thing. Either way, AOL (our new corporate owner) is about to find out. It is going to launch its own daily deal site called Wow! The site will come under the purview of Ned Brody, the president of… Read More

  • Celestial Pegasus outsells iPad in DLC shocker

    Funny story. Back when the Oblivion horse armor DLC hit, people couldn’t make enough fun of it. No in-game value, pure vanity, who’s got an extra $5 to spend on a game they already bought, and so on. And then Blizzard releases this magic space-horse, which 1up states with some authority as being “the fanciest [magic space-]horse ever born,” and people are buying it at… Read More

  • Review: Creative World of Warcraft headset

    Short Version: Fresh from the box, Creative’s World of Warcraft, is here! They were designed for WoW players and their performance definitely reflects that. While a tad bulky, they don’t feel heavy.
    Pros
    • Very Comfortable
    • Hard to hear outside the headphones
    • Wireless Mic works well. Does not get in the way.
    • Driver allows deep customization of audio to serve your… Read More

  • Quick look at the Creative WoW headset

    We have a few WoW players on staff here and they’ve been pretty excited about this headset. That said, I got a chance to take a look at them and I’m quite pleased. The styling is great and the light-up logos on the sides add a fun way to identify yourself in a crowded LAN party. The wireless version is $159 and the wired is $119 and they should be available in March. Click through… Read More

  • Nicholas hits level 75 in World of Warcraft

    That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. Our own Nicholas Deleon hit level 75 with his Blood Elf Warlock yesterday in World of Warcraft. Only five more levels to go until, “I’ll have nothing to do anymore,” said Deleon. Read More

  • SteelSeries announces StarCraft 2 keyset, March of the Scourge mouse pad

    SteelSeries continues to work that IP license with Blizzard by announcing two new products aimed directly at gamers: a Zboard StarCraft 2 keyset, and a World of Warcraft: March of the Scourge mouse pad. Read More

  • Blizz helps bust WoW playing drug dealer

    You can run, but you can’t hide (in cyberspace). In one of the strangest stories of 2009, it’s been reported that Blizzard worked with law enforcement to help catch a drug dealer. Read More

  • Great Moments in Nerdery

    Above: Nicholas and Dave talking about World of Warcraft in the CrunchGear chat room. I threw in some stuff about EverQuest to try to be funny and they ignored me. Nerds [CrunchGear.com] Read More

  • Why Cataclysm is the only direction left for World of Warcraft to grow

    In case you missed it, Blizzard made some big announcements the other day. Yep, an MMO is releasing another expansion set. However, this one is going to completely reshape the entire World (of Warcraft), and that’s really the best possible thing that they can do. Read More

  • Looks like we'll probably be playing as Worgen and Goblin in next World of Warcraft expansion

    While I haven’t logged into World of WarCraft since, I don’t know, February (for the Valentines Day things), a new expansion should bring me back into the fold. Most fans know that Blizzard trademarked the name “Cataclysm,” and that’s what we expect the name of the next expansion to be. But now! Now, friends, wow.com’s sources have pretty much confirmed two… Read More

  • Mega Man 2.5D: Holy wow

    This is a new trailer for Mega Man 2.5D, a new version of the classic Mega Man currently in the works. It’s being built by designer Peter Sjostrand and looks like 15 pounds of amazing. Read More

  • The WoWPod insures you play World of Warcraft safely, comfortably

    Okay, this is one of the better “gadgets” I’ve yet seen. It’s called the WoWPod, and it’s a self-sufficient tiny room for World of Warcraft players. Easy-to-reach food and water, built-in toilet, no annoying people distracting you, etc. It’s probably the closest thing to Heaven that a certain section of our society will ever encounter. Read More

  • Swedish group: World of Warcraft is worse than crack cocaine

    “World of Warcraft is the crack cocaine of the computer gaming world. Some people can’t drag themselves away and will play it till they drop.” This chilling warning comes from the Swedish Youth Care Foundation, which swooped into action after a 15-year-old boy “collapsed” (says The Sun, which is quite sensational) after playing the game for 24 hours straight. Read More

  • Oh look, a World of Warcraft Optimus keyboard theme

    What good is that Optimus keyboard without World of Warcraft? None good, I say, which is why it brings me great joy to see this homebrew WoW layout. It was created by one of the blokes at an Optimus Keyboard message board—message boards are the new salons—and is primarily for Warlocks. Read More

  • Hey, Timmies did you POWNZER your FWAP?

    When I was a kid, Pac Man was big. There were backpacks, lunchboxes, and even Pac Man board games. I remember one Christmas in particular when we were fascinated by the game even though none of the kids I played with were old enough to go into arcades – we must have been five or six – and none of us had really actually touched the game. We were enamored of the concept. The video… Read More

  • Nanoscaffolding regrows limbs, organs

    By using ultra-fine polymer fibers, military researchers have been able to regrow damaged or missing organs and limbs. They will announce their findings officially next month at the 26th Army Science Conference in Florida. One example given by John Parmentola, a director of research and lab management, involved a man who lost the entire tip of his finger while starting up a model airplane. Read More

  • Man reaches level 80 in Lich King on day after launch

    Man also doesn’t lose virginity until age 30 when it’s with a strange, small woman he paid $50 in a park. In his memoirs, written in vi, he calls her a love gnome. Read More

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