Posts Tagged ‘World of Warcraft’
Blizzard hacked, time to change those passwords again!
Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 06:51 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 9 August 2012 10:20
Back into the Hackdome we go geeks! Blizzard dropped a security notice earlier informing players their accounts may have been compromised in a recent hack into the network. Some private data has been accessed such as answers to users security questions as well as mobile and dial in Authenticator information. Blizzard feels this information alone is not enough for the intruders to access anyone’s Battle.net accounts. The encrypted passwords were hijacked, the Warcraft developer is confident they won’t be cracked but players should still change their passwords anyway.
Good news is none of the players’ financial information or real life identities seems to have been pilfered. Safety’s sake dictates to watch bank and credit card statements anyways. Blizzard will be prompting users to change security questions and answers in the coming days via an automated process. They also warn folks that phishing is still a danger to their online security and beware of emails asking for emails and passwords.
Be a righteous geek and help remind those less tech savvy amongst us, would you? Check out Blizzard’s full statement After the break.
Blizzard gives fans hope with Diablo III release date.
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:40 Written by LoganDX Thursday, 15 March 2012 05:40
The tension has been thick, so thick you couldn’t cut it with a Lancer. Heart palpitations, cold sweats, nervous ticks – we’re not talking a fat man climbing stairs but the wait for Diablo III! Rabid fans have gobbled up every tiny bit of info, anxiously awaiting firm confirmation of a release date, begging Blizzard to end their pain. Relief has finally come in the form of an official release date – May 15th. Yep geeks you can at long last finalize your Battle.Net plans.
Eager beaver geeks can get in the presale fun now. You can grab the standard edition in digital or DVD form or you can swoop in on a special Collector’s Edition. Lighting up your life in an alabaster white case, it brings in the game, behind the scenes DVD\blu-ray, soundtrack CD, a 208 page artbook, a 4GB USB soulstone with Diablo II\Diablo II: Lord of Destruction plus skull base and exclusive goodies for Diablo III, World of Warcraft and Starcraft II. It will run $100 in stores but hardcore fans will most certainly line up for it.
If you happen to play WOW and want to plunk down for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass you can get the digital version of Diablo III for free! Not only that but you’ll get access to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria beta. Pretty sweet deal if you’re down for it. You have until May 1st to hop on it, enough time to save up them ducketts!
Hit the break and drool over Blizzard’s press release and stop by the comments to vent your happiness!
Last chance to own a realm and save some children!
Last Updated on Thursday, 26 January 2012 07:09 Written by JCWaitWat Thursday, 26 January 2012 08:00
Well maybe not, but you can get quite close. Blizzard Entertainment, the creators of the famed MMO World of Warcraft, are hosting a final auction for 2000 World of Warcraft server blades . The HP p-Class blades have been fitted with a transparent case etched with the World of Warcraft logo as well as a panel with a number of the developers signatures on. 100% of the money raised at the auction will go to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so you can feel slightly better about yourself for sitting in front of your computer all day. For information about the auction visit the Blizzard eBay store.
BlizzCon 2011 Opens Its Doors
Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2011 07:01 Written by baldalbino Friday, 21 October 2011 07:30
BlizzCon, the annual convention put on by Blizzard Entertainment, opens its doors on Friday October 21st. The two day convention is set to have multiple venues for fans of all ages and experience. The convention starts with the annual opening ceremony taking place at 11 AM Pacific time. The event is being held at the Anaheim Convention Center. Fans can still watch all the fun by purchasing a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket which allows for over 50 hours of streaming online. You still get all the perks as well. This year, Blizzard is giving away to fans that attend the event or those that purchase the virtual ticket, the 2011 World of Warcraft pet Murkablo and an as-yet-to-be-revealed Starcraft gift.
The weekend event is packed full of things to do, from tournaments in Starcraft II and World of Warcraft to learning about the lore behind the games. Learn how they came to be and what the significance of the different races are, etc. There will also be Live Chat Forums so that you can ask your questions to the makers and creators of the games. Lastly, you will not want to miss the closing ceremonies on Saturday night. It features the band Foo Fighters and promises to leave you wanting more! Check out after the break the schedules for both days!