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After 10 years, Arthas, the Lich King, is dead [SPOLIER]

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Since the launch day of World of Warcraft, people have been wondering if Blizzard would ever finish the story of Arthas Menethil. After many years of waiting, people will now see the end of his story in the video below.  That is, unless you don’t want to spoil it for yourself.  But then you’d have to get the newest patch, get into a guild or raid group, then gear up for many trash and boss fights in several dungeon wings, then wipe multiple times to understand the boss fights, then finally getting to see a non-cinematic in-game sequence of the video below.  It’s your choice.

Thank you Blizzard, for finally ending this huge chapter in the story of Warcraft.  I guess James T. was right.  There is always a need for a Lich King.

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WoW Armory goes 3D, no special glasses needed

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Looks like Blizzard is joining the 3D revolution, sort of.  The official WoW Armory is now displaying characters in 3D.  With the new flashy flashness, you can now see your full character.  Zoom, rotate and even make your character dance.  You can also grab an embed code to show off your own character to your friends.  I’ve embedded our old friend, Bill’s, character.

[via WoWArmory]

An Empty Throne

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An Empty Throne

One of the new Achievements for Icecrown Citadel is named “Been Waiting a Long Time for This.”

They’re not kidding. It’s been nearly seven years since Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and finally players have the opportunity to battle Arthas Menethil, the Lich King, undying lord of the Undead Scourge and arguably the single most prominent villain in the Warcraft universe. Hours upon hours of questing, multiple character arcs, and, depending on your interpretation, anywhere between an entire expansion and the entire game have all led up to this final confrontation.

Considering that players’ tally of slain victims includes not just one but two eldritch abominations of Lovecraftian horror and multiple demigods, I suspect it would be a good time for the Lich King to look into his (un)life insurance. Read On

Wednesday WarCraft – Fall of the Lich King

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As it should be!

As it should be!

Patch 3.3 dropped last week to much happiness from the community at large.  The changes introduced are *far* too numerous to list without being the 10,000th site to just copy and paste patch notes, and quite frankly, I’m not down with that.  So I’ll just say that while the overall features of the patch were almost infinite, there were a few major things to focus on.  Namely three new 5-man dungeons(Normal and Heroic), a 10 and 25 (Normal AND Heroic of each) raid into the citadel itself, a cross-realm LFG and group making tool, heavy adjustments to the new player experience and the long promised “Hold my hand because I’m bad at video games” quest tracking system.  Oh, and did I mention “The most important piece of Lore in World of Warcraft History”?  If not, I’d be silly. Read On

OpenOfficeMouse morphs into WarMouse Meta

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You remember that OpenOfficeMouse 18 button monstrocity? Yeah, the one made by a WoW fan who set up his own company for the task? Well, it’s had a new coat of paint, a change of name and is now ready to be embraced by the Hordes. The WarMouse Meta is basically the same beast as the OpenOfficeMouse but since OpenOffice wanted shot of it, Meta it is. It’s has had a little upgrade in the tracking department, dropping the old optical and going with the new-fangled 5600-cpi laser and still maintains the ‘radically efficient user interface’. I’m still not convinced, but if you’re after the anti-MagicMouse then plunk down your hard earned and let us know how it handles.

[WarMouse via Engadget]

Farmville is bigger than Twitter and World of Warcraft

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In an article on Techradar, Mark Zuckerberg says that “69 million active users are using FarmVille alone, that’s more users than Twitter.” Wow. That is a lot of farming. If Farmville was a free-to-play MMO or turned into one, they would have Blizzard‘s baby, beat. I myself have never played this game or any Facebook game. I don’t know what all the fuss is about, but now I have to check it out to see.

Do you play any Facebook games? Do you play Farmville? If so, what is it about the game or games that keeps you playing?

Wednesday Warcraft – WoW Movie casting

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In relation to a discussion we had on our podcast this week about video game movies, I had planned to make a post detailing who I would like to play what I suspect will be the major characters in the upcoming World of Warcraft full length feature film directed by badass Sam Raimi.  However, upon reading over what I had written, I found it to be… Well, boring.  Who cares what I think, right?  Read On

Pixelated Podcast Ep.015 – Twilight: Glitter

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podcast_artworkWe learn that Bill doesn’t like Twilight. He would rather break his hand than watch it. But that didn’t stop Andrew and I from talking about Twilight: New Moon. We also talked about:

Oh, and btw. The Zombie Shooter 2 contest will be open until Wednesday. Send in your Haikus!

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