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Posts tagged “Wow”

Exactly What It Sounds Like: Minecraft DOTA

Well now, this is quite the thing. In its never-ending march to assimilate all the games, Minecraft has turned its gaping, block-toothed maw on DOTA. The resulting map (no mods required, amazingly) has it all: towers to defend, a colorful assortment of creep(er)s, and the single most overblown trailer soundtrack you'll ever hear. The mere act of its war drums caressing my ear drums transformed…

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Numbers Game: Pre-Build Your WoW Panda

The forthcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion for World of Warcraft will be bringing along a revamped talent tree as well as fluffykins up there. Not happy with how players built identically specced characters at their most statistically efficient, Blizzard are hoping their new system will make it more tempting for players to forge their own path through the levels. Three specilisations will be available for…

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A Gag No More: The 8-Bit WoW Dungeon

Oh, Blizzard and their funny April fool's jokes. Moreover - oh, Blizzard fans and their tendency to turn said April fool's gags into a big deal. This time, someone's actually made one of the gags flesh. Well, pixels. Blizz's 2008 rib-tickler was the promise of a console version of WoW - only it was an Atari 2600. World of Warcraft: The Molten Core would, they…

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In Holy Murloctrimony

Do forgive me yet another World of Warcraft post, but, as tends to be the case with that all-consuming MMO, I haven't really had the chance to play much else this last week. My thoughts on Lich King so far are appearing as a series of review diaries on IGN UK ahead of the review proper, and they lobbed the first one up today. Here,…

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The Zombie Invasion

How many zombies does it take to make a meme? How many zombies is too many zombies? And why is every game suddenly obsessed with them? Well, even more so than usual. It certainly seems like the en vogue way to drum up renewed interest in a game right now - no less than three usually non-zombie-centric titles have made the headlines in the last…

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WoW: Grump of The Ghoul Regent – Dated

Edit: Blizzard confirm 13th November, full press release and collector's edition details after the cut. It's been in beta for what feels like forever, but finally it seems we might have a release date for the next World of Warhammercraft expansion. 13th of November, apparently. Which is rather interesting specifically because it's relatively hot on the heels of WAR. Which means the world will very…

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A Dirty Word

If you've been following the 200+ comments in the thread below our recent discussion of our experiences in the Warhammer Online closed beta, you'll have spotted that a vocal minority of the WAR community, having made their way here thanks to a link on the warhammeronline.com frontpage, are absolutely furious with us. All those that were simply critical remain, but there were at least another…

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Blizzpoints

High-scores are adaptive creatures. They diminished in importance for a while, back when arcades were dwindling but home consoles/computers were isolated, offline devices, but with the rise and rise of broadband reinstating gaming's social heritage, folks' odd obsession with proving themselves more skilled than friends and strangers has come back with a vengeance. So it's no surprise that Blizzard, who are either the Apple or…

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Blizzard vs Glider: The Result

You may remember that, some months ago, there was a legal barney between the WoW creators and the bloke behind Glider, a bot application he sold for a few quid to people who couldn't be arsed to grind/gold farmers/no-handed folk/delete as applicable. We did a silly little vote on the thing, but clearly the real decision was in the hands of some judge who doesn't…

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WAR Wars

This is possibly best saved for The Sunday Papers, but seeing as we've been nattering about Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning lately anyway, I reckoned it was worth its own post. If you're an active follower of WAR you'll already be aware of this, but those less ingrained in MMO society can roll their eyes at this startling storm in a teacup. MMO site Massively.com…

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WoW Fit

One of my favourite things about the PC? That someone clever always finds a way to make other platform's toys work on it. Case in point, the Wii Fit balance board. Matthieu Deru and Simon Bergweiler, students at the German Research Centre For Artificial Intelligence, have got the stationary surfboard hooked up to a PC via Bluetooth and working as a makeshift movement controller for…

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Men Do So Like To Collect Things

One of the many things that make me sigh forlornly (right up there with how goat's cheese is always the token vegetarian option at those many restaurants who just don't give a crap about me and my herbivore brethren, Nazis and fashionable haircuts) is achievement systems in games. Not the essential concept (a pat on the back for doing something awesome makes perfect sense), but…

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Lich King Doubtless Now Even More Wrathful

Want to know what's going to be in WoW: Wratch of the Lich King? As in, exactly what's in it? Well, you can. Even though you shouldn't. The closed WOTLK Friends & Family Alpha/Beta/Oh Let's Be Honest Blizzard Probably Finished It Ages Ago And This Is Just Clever PR is very much a private affair. Traditionally, details of Non-Disclosure Agreement-bound MMOs have stayed impressively under…

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Thursday, er, Thownloads

What a lot of words we posted yesterday. You must be exhausted from all that reading, bless you. Is ickle baby tired? Does 'is ickle eyes need a resty-poos? Well, why not take some time out to play some games instead? Here's a quick round up of recent free digi-delights (and, um, some more reading. Sorry.) potentially worthy of your exacting attention...

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World Of Warcraft Opens Deed Poll Office

Until now, a World of Warcraft character name has been for life, not just for Christmas. A poor choice on day one led to hundreds of hours of embarrassed misery. Or indeed rolling a completely new character after realising that calling your hunter dwarf "Mrs Lollipops" was only funny for about fifteen minutes. But that's all changed, and now for the ludicrous fee of £6…

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Homecoming

It was inevitable. There've been more and more World of Warcraft references on RPS lately, and to a lapsed addict like me, it's been like someone pumping bacon smell into a vegetarian's home. Sooner or later, I was going to sink my fangs back into its moreish flesh. Adding to this was my foolish reading of the patch notes for the next update, which seem…

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In Darkest Knight

Where once I set to any new World of Warcraft information, such as this fresh bag of facts about the new Death Knight class, with the hopeless hunger of a hardcore Star Wars fan hearing there's to be a novel about the secret origin of Moff Tarkin or something, now I only pick up stuff about patch content and the like in passing. I react…

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