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  • Blizzard's Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat talk WoW, expansions, console MMORPGs and what's in store next.

    IGN has posted an interview with Jon LeCraft and Itzik Ben Bassat. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    Tucked away in a hotel basement, somewhere deep in Central London, we probed Itzik Ben Bassat, Blizzard's vice president of business development, and The Burning Crusade game designer Jon LeCraft on the success of WoW so far, the challenges of catering to a massively diverse user base, plus the compatibility of consoles and MMORPGs. Of course, we also tried to eke out what's in store for both Blizzard and World of Warcraft. Eyes down for more.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Wed, Jan 17, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Interview with Jeff Kaplan

    FiringSquad recently had a chance to sit down with Jeff Kaplan. Keep reading to see what they were able to learn.

    It's the biggest MMORPG in terms of worldwide subscribers ever made and tomorrow (or late tonight if you got to the midnight launches) Blizzard releases their first commercial expansion pack to World of Warcraft, titled Burning Crusade. Could this be the biggest PC game of the year? FiringSquad got a chance to ask questions to one of the game designers at Blizzard, Jeff Kaplan, to get the last work on Burning Crusade before its launch.

    The full interview is just a click away.

    Features, Interviews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • The Burning Crusade Updated Hands-On - A Tour of the New Outland Region

    Gamespot has updated their hands on tour of the Burning Crusades. Don't miss a thing, keep reading to learn more.

    Release day for The Burning Crusade, the much-anticipated add-on to the blockbuster massively multiplayer role-playing game World of Warcraft, is drawing near, and Blizzard has now finished fine-tuning the expansion's various new factions, zones, and instances. Following on from our last hands-on preview, we take one final look over what could be another momentous event for online games.

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    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • New Preview

    Atomicgamer took some time to give us their thoughts on the upcoming Burning Crusades expansion to World of Warcraft.

    And the real-life atmosphere surrounding this expansion is a little different than what we saw two years ago when WoW was only just released. Gamers are rabidly anticipating the chance to go out, explore this new world of Outland, and level up their characters to the new maximum level: 70. But TBC isn't only made for the people who "raid" every single night, getting newer and more powerful gear. They've added two new races to the game: the Alliance gets the beefy Draenai race who have crash-landed on the planet of Azeroth due to the Burning Legion's arrival, and the Blood Elves are a new Horde race that used to once be the High Elves.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Features, Previews
    Mon, Jan 15, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Preview #2

    FiringSquad has posted their second look at the upcoming Burning Crusade expansion for World of Warcraft.

    First off, the entry to the new areas of the game is through the Dark Portal in the Blasted Lands. Now, instead of having the whole area infested with demons, there's a base camp for the Alliance and Horde. Of course, the other side of that gate is where all the new content lays waiting. Once you go through that gate, the new adventure begins.

    Get clicking to learn more.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Jan 11, 2007
    LadySirse
  • Maestro of 'Warcraft' on 'directing' players

    The Hollywood Reporter posted an interview with Blizzard's VP of Game Design, Rob Pardo.

    In the two years since "WoW" was released in November, 2004, the game has managed to nab a 53% world market share, which translates to well over $1 billion in revenue. As Blizzard's vp of game design, Rob Pardo is the man ultimately responsible for making it happen. Which is why, this year, "Time" magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the interview.

    Features, Interviews
    Fri, Dec 15, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hit or Miss?

    GamerZines has posted their preview of the Burning Crusades. You'll want to see what they have to say about the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion.

    World of Warcraft is quite popular, apparently. So the developers have this expansion pack that a few people will probably be interested in.

    OK, we can't type any more with a straight face. The Burning Crusade is of course the most hotly anticipated expansion to the unbelievably huge World of Warcraft. Raising the level cap to 70, introducing new races, new quests, new areas and so much more, The Burning Crusade is so close and yet so achingly far away still.

    Get clicking to read the rest of the preview.

    Features, Previews
    Tue, Dec 05, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Burning Crusade Uncovered

    IGN has posted a preview of Wow's upcoming expansion, Burning Crusades.

    With the level cap being raised from 60 to 70, you can forget you have to eat actual food all over again. With the grind to 70 likely to take at least a couple weeks for even the most hardcore players, it's quite exceptional that Blizzard has managed to keep it feeling fresh. This is in no small part thanks to many creative new talents, special abilities and spells that you gain as you progress.

    Read the rest of the preview and then head over to our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site to read our take on this expansion.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 30, 2006
    LadySirse
  • Hands On Impressions of Burning Crusade

    Pro-G has posted their hands on impressions of the Burning Crusades. Keep reading to see what they think of the upcoming expansion to World of Warcraft.

    The Burning Crusade presents an interesting conundrum for World of Warcraft players: drop your existing high level character for the allure of starting one of two new races, or keep on with your uber-equipped killing machine and brave the shattered realm of Outland.

    So far, most beta players have opted for the high level rewards of Outland over starting a new character. But this isn't to the detriment of TBC's two new races, the manga-esque Blood Elves and the big blue aliens the Draenei - both have aspects that have drawn concern from the typically vocal WoW fan base, but overall are shaping up nicely.

    Get clicking to read more! What are your thoughts? Share them with us in the Ten Ton Hammer Forums.

    Features, Previews
    Thu, Nov 02, 2006
    LadySirse
  • FiringSquad Previews The Burning Crusade

    FiringSquad.com has posted a preview of the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion, The Burning Crusade.

    The Blood Elves are the new Horde race, Blizzard’s answer to the calls for attractive models and Paladins for the Horde. Continuing the story from WarCraft III, the Blood Elves have split from the Alliance by making common cause with Illidan. Their lands and Silvermoon, their city, lay in ruins. The passage of the Scourge has quite literally left a mark on what were once the beautiful lands of the elves.

    Keep reading to learn more. See all the exclusive Ten Ton Hammer previews at our WoW Ten Ton Hammer Community site.

    Features, Previews
    Wed, Nov 01, 2006
    LadySirse
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