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2009-02-26 22:50:00

A Swedish youth organization said the computer game World of Warcraft is dangerously addicting. The Youth Care Foundation describes the online fantasy game as the cocaine of the computer games world, The Local reported Thursday. There is not a single case of game addiction that we have worked with in which World of Warcraft has not played a part, foundation official Sven Rollenhagen told the newspaper Metro. A Swedish youth was hospitalized last year after he collapsed during a 20-hour World...

2008-12-02 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Following their successful October release in North America, 3 Point Entertainment today announced the availability in the European territories of the World of Warcraft(R) Epic Collection, a series of high-quality old world-style steins based on Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s massively multiplayer online role-playing game. "The response to the steins in North America has been exceptional and we have sold out of our first and second shipments of the...

2008-11-22 12:25:00

The new PlayStation release World of Warcraft may cause more children to become addicted to video games, say doctors at the Tavistock Center in London. 'World of Warcraft,' and similarly intense video games, may cause socially withdrawn children to connect only with people in the game and to withdraw even further from social opportunities, said Richard Graham, a child psychiatrist at Tavistock. More than 11 million people worldwide reportedly have registered as World of Warcraft players since...

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2008-11-20 14:25:00

World of Warcraft fans lined up outside stores around the world this month to get the game's second expansion pack "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King." The massively-multiplayer online (MMO) game by Blizzard has about 11 million people worldwide registered as players, paying around $15 a month to explore the fantasy role-playing universe of Azeroth. Fans of the game have been eager for the second expansion pack, which gives players access to the forbidding continent of Northrend where...

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2008-11-13 12:43:25

World of Warcraft, a fantasy role-playing online game, had its second expansion pack go on sale this week. Over 2,000 people waited outside an Oxford Street store in London for a special midnight opening. Other launch events that were being held in North America, Taiwan and South Korea. The expansion pack, known as "The Wrath of the Lich King," includes bonus content for high-level players, new enemies, more equipment, spells and new professions. This expansion also gives players the chance...

2008-11-06 18:00:12

Ding! Calling all races of Azeroth! GameStop (NYSE:GME), the world's largest video game and entertainment software retailer, today announced that it will host a collection of "Lunar Game Fests" at approximately 3,500 GameStop stores, celebrating the midnight release of Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s World of Warcraft(R): Wrath of the Lich King(TM) on Thursday, November 13, 2008. Wrath of the Lich King is the second expansion to the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing...

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2008-10-01 13:45:00

Blizzard, the creator of World of Warcraft, has won $6m (£3.36m) in damages from the makers of a software 'bot.' Blizzard won the first round of its legal battle against MDY Industries in July 2008. The company claimed MDY's World of Warcraft Glider software produced by the small company infringed its copyright. The Glider software lets Warcraft players automate many of the repetitive steps the game involves. US District Court Judge David Campbell ruled in July that the MMOGlider, as...

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2008-09-16 12:20:00

World of Warcraft's (WoW) second online expansion pack is going on sale November 13. The expansion, titled "ËœThe Wrath of the Lich King' includes a new continent for high-level players plus new professions and an army of new enemies to battle. It also gives players the chance to take on a new type of character known as a Death Knight. WoW players must already own the first expansion pack for the game to get at the extras. World of Warcraft is among the most popular of all online...

2008-07-01 15:00:21

WHAT: "'Warcraft' Sequel Lets Gamers Play A Character Playing 'Warcraft'" WHERE: www.theonion.com/content/video/warcraft_sequel_lets_gamers_play WHY YOU SHOULD GO: The Onion, America's funniest parody newspaper, also produces a hilarious video version. The Onion News Networks is an earnest-looking CNN spoof that's perfect for the Web. In this report, the ONN team tells us about a new version of "The World of Warcraft" that lets you become a character who sits at his desk playing "World of...

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2008-04-02 10:45:00

Many veterans of the popular roleplaying game "Dungeons & Dragons" who are well into their 30s and have less time to meet with their friends on a regular basis are turning online gaming.Created in 1974, D&D began luring geeks to join a game of fantasy where they can play the role of wizards, sorcerers, elves or other mystical creatures. Since then, the game has undergone a few transformations, but none quite as important as its current one. That's because many are finding that the new...