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It’s official: Blizzard is adding an “in-game store” to World of WarCraft. Players will soon be able to buy “convenience items” (read: cheats) within the game for a small fee.
This is a clear indication that Blizzard is panicking about their subscription base.
Blizzard is “exploring the possibility” of adding micro-transactions to World of WarCraft.
This isn’t a huge surprise given the rapid decline of the game’s subscriber base over the past few years. It won’t be too much longer before the game goes free to play at this rate.
Blizzard just announced that Diablo III lands on PS3 and Xbox 360 on September 3rd. It’s a bit jarring to see box art. This will be Blizzard’s first console title since StarCraft 64.
Duncan Jones, the man behind Moon and Source Code, will start production on a World of WarCraft film in 2014. Jones takes over for Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi, who walked away from the project last summer following a ridiculously long incubation period.
This movie is absolutely destined to be a complete failure. I can’t wait to see it.
Venture Beat is reporting that Blizzard is starting over with Titan, the “secret” MMO they’ve been working on since 2010. The game is now scheduled for a 2016 release.
This is really bad for Blizzard. World of WarCraft is hemorrhaging subscribers.
Blizzard unfortunately opted for Mega Bloks instead of LEGO when it decided to produce a run of StarCraft and WarCraft themed toys. But that isn’t discouraging LEGO die-hards.
Builder Mark Stafford created this incredibly detailed Space Marine from StarCraft.
Blizzard just pushed out the 1.08 patch for Diablo III. It adds several nice new features to the game (“Identify All” – woo!), fixes bugs, tweaks class balance a bit, and throws in several new social features to enhance co-op play. You can read the patch notes right here.
Unfortunately, Blizzard inadvertently introduced a rather nasty – and easily exploitable – gold duplication exploit with the patch that they’re now scrambling to address with a hotfix.
Blizzard is once again sharing details about an upcoming Diablo III patch. This next one will bring the game up to version 1.08 and it makes a ton of improvements to co-op play.
Oh, and they’re finally adding an “Identify All” function. Fuck yeah.
Jay Wilson, former head of the Diablo III dev team, was quoted at GDC this week as saying that both the gold and “real money” auction houses have “really hurt the game”. In fact, he went on to say that, ”I think we would turn it off if we could.” Wow. That’s a bold statement.
I thought the “real money” auction house concept was a terrible idea from day one. I get a kick out of the fact that Blizzard actually thought it wouldn’t fuck up the balance of the game.
I’m kind of pissed about how awesome this port looks.