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2010-02-12 13:03:00

BEIJING, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetEase.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES), one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, today announced that its affiliated company, Shanghai EaseNet Network Technology Limited ("Shanghai EaseNet"), has received approval from the General Administration of Press and Publication ("GAPP") of the PRC government for World of Warcraft(R) The Burning Crusade(R), an expansion of World of Warcraft, as online game published goods. Shanghai...

2009-12-08 05:15:00

LAKEWOOD, Colo., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Using PrintWarcraft.com, World of Warcraft players on your gift list will be able to customize, save, and print one-of-a-kind, photo-quality prints of their very own character! You don't have to understand a Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Play Game (MMORPG, MMO) to give a great gift. World of Warcraft players around the world are excited about these epic new posters. "I just got my poster, it's for my dad in law for a Christmas present and OMG,...

2009-11-02 11:04:00

BEIJING, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetEase.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES), one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, today announced that the General Administration of Press and Publication ("GAPP") of the PRC government has posted on its official website a statement that the current operation of the World of Warcraft(R) in China by NetEase's affiliated company, Shanghai EaseNet Network Technology Limited ("Shanghai EaseNet"), is being conducted without proper...

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2009-07-22 10:05:00

Hollywood director Sam Raimi has agreed to head up a live-action, big-screen adaptation of the video game franchise World of Warcraft. Variety.com said the Spider-Man and Drag Me to Hell filmmaker will direct Warcraft, while Warner Bros. co-finances and distributes it. Legendary Pictures and the video game publisher Blizzard Entertainment are also involved in making the movie, the entertainment industry trade newspaper said. Warcraft is emblematic of the kind of branded, event films for...

2009-07-21 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Game Developers Conference(R) Austin (GDC Austin) will host a keynote by Frank Pearce, executive vice president of product development and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment, and J. Allen Brack, the production director on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft(R). In their joint keynote, entitled "The Universe of World of Warcraft," Pearce and Brack will talk about the ongoing challenges involved with operating one of the world's most...

2009-07-01 12:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- 3 Point Entertainment today announced the next stein in its World of Warcraft(R) Epic Collection series, Rise of the Lich King, is now available for shipment. The stein is third in the series of high-quality steins based on Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game, and 3 Point is offering both an Epic Collection version and a variant edition branded the Legendary Collection. Illustrated by fantasy artist Alex Horley, the...

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2009-05-11 08:40:00

Blizzard, the inventor of World of Warcraft, is the world's most successful games creator, according to a new study. The online role playing game has 10 million users globally and the firm's profits top $1.34 billion yearly. Nintendo won 2nd place, Rockstar North, manufacturers of Grand Theft Auto, was third and Capcom fifth. The numbers were collected by Develop magazine and pulled from sales data, reviews and standing within the gaming industry. Develop's editor-in-chief Michael French...

2009-04-16 03:30:00

SHANGHAI, April 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and NetEase.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) today announced that Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s World of Warcraft(R) will be licensed to an affiliated company of NetEase.com, Inc. in mainland China for a term of 3 years following the expiration of the current license agreement. Both companies announced a partnership on Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft(R) III, StarCraft(R) II, and Battle.net(R) gaming platform last summer....

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2009-03-30 13:45:00

A University of California, Irvine professor said she is working on a book dissecting online game World of Warcraft from an anthropological perspective. Professor Bonnie Nardi, an anthropologist and professor of informatics at the university, said the book started when she received a $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation last year to explore why U.S. players of the Blizzard Entertainment game are more likely than Chinese players to modify World of Warcraft, the Orange County...

2009-03-03 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Online gamers will continue to enjoy a rich and reliable gaming experience thanks to an agreement struck between AT&T* and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Today, AT&T and Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, agreed to a two-year renewal for hosted services in North America. Blizzard Entertainment(R) is best known for its Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) PC games as well as its...