Free-to-play tries to take on piracy

Piracy is perhaps the greatest fear of many entertainment companies. The movie business is terrified of it, with the phenomenon also causing considerable damage to the adult industry.

Blizzard says no WoW F2P beyond level 20

The undisputed King of the MMORPG realm is clearly Blizzard's wildly popular World of Warcraft (WoW).

WoW: Mists of Pandaria trailer is cinematic

Blizzard is showcasing the latest cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria at Gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Germany. 

Another million subscribers log out of World of Warcraft

Some the most profitable titles in the gaming industry used to be MMORPGs.

World of Warcraft... The movie?!?

Back a few years ago, video games were reaching a fever pitch again, to the point where I was wondering when the big video game movie was going to come along.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria lands September 25

Blizzard's World of Warcraft is easily the most popular MMORPG video game in history.

Mists of Pandaria will not be the last WoW expansion pack

If you're a big fan of World of Warcraft (WoW), you've probably been looking forward to the expansion pack known as Mists of Pandaria.

Blizzard cuts 600 jobs

World of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it's to lay off 600 staff worldwide.

Playing WoW helps boost cognitive skills

Researchers at North Carolina State University have determined that playing WoW boosts cognitive functioning for older adults.

There will be no Blizzcon in 2012

Thousands of online game playing addicts will find themselves with a bit of extra free time and unused vacation days this year.

Star Wars threatens World of Warcraft

Activision chief Bobby Kotick is downplaying concerns that Electronic Arts (EA) could steal World of Warcraft market share with its upcoming Star Wars multiplayer game which is due to hit stores on December 20.

Why are games fun? asks psychologist

In what makes a nice change from all the reports claiming that videogames make people violent, a new study looks at what makes games fun.

Psychologist says blaming games for massacres is "racist"

While no one can ever get used to hearing about mass murder massacres, using video games as the secret underlying culprit is getting boring.

Chinese couple sell children to feed game addiction

Chinese authorities have unraveled a strange case about video game addiction gone very awry.

Some thoughts on a possible Space Invaders movie

I've often wondered if the day will ever come when games and movies successfully cross over.

New tool helps game designers predict player behavior

A team at North Carolina State University says it can tell what gamers are about to do next, allowing games designers to steer players to the parts of games they'll like most.

Blizzard increases BlizzCon ticket prices, again

In the span of just three years, the price to get into Blizzard's epic PC game party has shot from $100 to $175.

Report: Virtual goods have positive effect on real world countries

If you thought gaming was just for personal enjoyment, well, think again.

Blizzard skeptical about Xbox 360 for MMOs

Blizzard, the company that pays its way in the world via Starcraft and World of Warcraft subscription fees, said it could be interested in bringing its MMO prowess to the Xbox 360, but wasn't sure the console could handle it.

Users outraged by Blizzard's "real name" policy

Blizzard, the publisher of the top online game World of Warcraft, enacted a policy this week that requires users to display their real names. As you can imagine, this isn't going over well with the "Wizard Troll"s and "Nutjob"s on the forums.