After Seven Years, Blizzard Cancels ‘Titan’ MMO

Posted by Bob Muir on Sep 24, 2014 in Videogames

World of Warcraft

Those expecting the successor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft to release anytime soon should probably stop waiting. Though it was never officially announced to begin with (despite numerous confirmations of its development), Blizzard’s next MMORPG, codenamed Titan, has been canceled. Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime spoke on the project, noting that after creating the gold standard MMO with WoW, Blizzard thought it knew MMOs well enough to try to create “the most ambitious thing you could possibly imagine.” But after things didn’t gel, the developer questioned whether they were even passionate about the project, not finding the game fun enough. That’s when Titan entered a reevaluation period. Read more…

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World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Cinematic Debuts

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 15, 2014 in Videogames


Blizzard just wants to show you what they’re up to. And that’s the next expansion for World of Warcraft! The next addition to the sprawling MMO will be arriving November 13th, they’ve announced, and to celebrate they’ve released the opening cinematic for the expansion. It’s pretty impressive work as always, even if I have no idea who these characters are (sorry folks, not really a Warcraft guy). I am slightly interested in Duncan Jones’ upcoming Warcraft film though, mainly because I want to see if he can make it work even for me, not just hardcore fans. Read more…



Mr. Krabs Joins the World of Warcraft Movie

Posted by Ben Huber on Dec 29, 2013 in Cinema, Videogames


Now there’s a title you don’t see every day. Clancy Brown, most famously known as the voice of Spongebob Squarepants’ Mr. Krabs, has join the World of Warcraft movie cast. No word on what part he’ll play, but he did voice Scourgelord Tyrannus in Wrath of the Lich King. Also announced was Daniel Wu. Previously, we had also heard that Travis Fimmel, Ben Foster, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, and Paula Patton had been cast as well. And remember how it opened on the same day as Star Wars Episode VII? Well, no longer! It was moved to March 11th, 2016. A smart move. Read more…

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More Warcraft Movie Details Pop Up at Blizzcon

Posted by Ben Huber on Nov 11, 2013 in Cinema, Videogames


There was a lot of news to come out of Blizzcon, but one I found most interesting was director Duncan Jones talking about the Warcraft movie. The director of Moon and Source Code will be tackling the film, and he spoke about how the movie will focus on the origin story of orcs and humans, and the first meeting between Lothar and Durotan. It sounds like Blizzard is heavily involved in the making of the movie as well as offering input on the story and script. They did show off some concept art (below the jump) and mentioned that ILM would be creating the CG orcs. It’s currently scheduled to open December 18th 2015, which with Disney’s announcement a few days ago, now means it opens the same day as Star Wars Episode VII. Good luck! Read more…

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Warcraft Movie Gets a Director

Posted by Ben Huber on Feb 1, 2013 in Cinema, Videogames


Remember way back when Sam Raimi was going to direct a Warcraft movie? Those were the days, right? Well no longer! He dropped out a while ago for some Oz-related adventures, and now Legendary Pictures has picked a new director: Duncan Jones. Does that name sound familiar? It’s because he’s David Bowie’s son and the director of the absolutely amazing sci-fi film, Moon. His last project, Source Code, was also a pretty interesting endeavor. Warcraft will be a huge leap up for him, especially in terms of budget, given that Legendary is expected to be spending roughly $100 million on it. Given that Jones’ films are usually a bit more thoughtful and plodding, who knows how this will turn out! Read more…



World of Warcraft Map Built Entirely in Minecraft, 1:1 Scale

Posted by Ben Huber on Oct 8, 2012 in Fandom, Videogames


Here’s something mighty impressive: how would you like to play in the World of Warcraft map, but rather than playing WoW itself, you can punch trees and ride pigs? Different strokes for different folks, right? Well Reddit user RamsesA used custom software he made to take the WoW map and convert it into a Minecraft map, and it’s kind of crazy. Once compiled, the map is roughly 24 gigs in size, which is larger than actually installing WoW itself. Then again, this is a WoW map you can customize and change according to your whims. Talk about insane (and cool)! Read more…

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This is The Week for Video Game Cinematics: Warcraft & TF2

Posted by Ben Huber on Aug 17, 2012 in Animation, Videogames


Two big games got new cinematics this week to promote their updates! World of Warcraft has upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion, and their opening video is mighty impressive – no matter how much you complain about Kung-Fu Panda. On the other end, Team Fortress 2’s Mann VS. Machine update went live recently and the new short featuring Red and Blu Team partnering against a robot menace is also quite cool. When will Blizzard and Valve just make us some straight-up CGI feature-length films? Come on! Read more…

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World of Warcraft Mega Bloks Are Both Block-y and Warcraft-y

Posted by Ben Huber on Apr 6, 2012 in Hobbies and Collections, Videogames


I have to admit, these Mega Blok sets don’t look too bad! Looks like MB has teamed up to create World of Warcraft sets, and if you’re a fan of building blocks, then these sets might just scratch that itch. I was always a LEGO kid, and Mega Bloks just seemed like a rip-off brand to me when I was younger. They’re certainly better now, but it still seems like a lot of large pieces. Check out more pics below! Read more…

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World of Warcraft Addiction: The Definitive Documentary

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 6, 2012 in Fandom, Videogames

A Documentary on World of Warcraft Addiction

IRL – In Real Life is a warmhearted look at one fanboy’s journey from being a non-stop World of Warcraft addict to getting a real life. What I loved about this film is that it’s a video diary of how one fan fall in love with game — leaves his non-virtual friends behind — meets the fangurl of his dreams — is then dumped by the fangurl of his dreams — and then, well here is the result: Read more…



Replica WoW Doomhammer Is Excellent for Maiming Your Friends

Posted by Ben Huber on Jan 22, 2012 in Videogames


While the real Doomerhammer would probably be a little too heavy to wield normally, you can still settle for the next best thing with ThinkGeek’s Foam Doomerhammer Replica, now on sale at their website. It’s made from polyurethane and PVC piping, which ThinkGeek claims makes it “strong, yet lightweight.” It’s also 22 inches long, so you’re sure to be the envy of everyone at your next LARP. You can pick it up for $149.99, here. Read more…

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