For those of you living with sheets over your windows for the better half of the last year, the record-setting opening day release of Modern Warfare 2 would only be a sign of things to come for a game that would go on to gross over $1 billion dollars since its release back in November of 2009, setting all the industry bars in its wake. Regardless of Modern Warfare’s success, as of June 2010, industry-wide software sales were at $531 million, a 15% decline from last year’s $627 million. In his latest investor report, Michael Pachter, consumer analyst at Wedbush …

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Big bucks, no whammies, and STARCRAFT II! At least that’s Activision Blizzard CEO’s Bobby Kotick’s take. According to a recent [I]Wall Street Journal[/I] interview with Kotick, Activision Blizzard has exceeded an already belt-busting budget of $100 million on their soon-to-be industry-leading cash cow. Released in March of 1998, the science fiction real-time strategy (RTS) game StarCraft would go on to take the world by storm, changing the landscape of all things to come out of the RTS genre and forever leaving a dent in Korean productivity. It would later move on to take Game of the Year accolades from many …

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With some [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry3427.html"]11.5 million subscribers[/URL] playing it worldwide, there is no denying that World of Warcraft is one popular online game. Nowhere more so than in China, where it has been reported around 5 million of those subscribers are based. It should [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4434.html"]come as no surprise[/URL] that not everyone in China is a fan, however. Unfortunately for game developers Blizzard Entertainment it would appear that the Chinese government might be in the dislike camp, no surprise there then. A planned upgrade to the game which involved moving to a new operator in China, an online gaming outfit by the name …

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With only a couple of weeks left until the Wrath of the Lich King expansion officially launches in many regions around the world, on 13th November to be precise, Blizzard Entertainment has announced a huge milestone for an online game. Yep, it would appear that global subscriptions to World of Warcraft have now gone past the 11 million player mark. Blimey O'Reilly! That means that [URL="http://www.worldofwarcraft.com"]WoW[/URL] really does deserve the Massively bit of the MMORPG tag, unlike many of its imitators it has to be said. It also means that the online virtual world has a population to surpass many …

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MDY Industries developed a popular World of Warcraft bot by the name of MMOGlider. Popular because, I would imagine, it took much of the donkey work out of progressing through the virtual world by automating repetitive tasks. You know, the boring stuff such as slaying monsters and scavenging for loot. Jeez, why play the game at all if you let some automated software process do all that for you? Half the fun is in the levelling up, unless you are some numpty player with no soul, that is. Anyway, the Glider might just go down in history as the most …

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To most people who do not actually play it, World of Warcraft is just a game. Anyone who has devoted any time at all within an immersive online world such as this will gladly put you straight on that. World of Warcraft is not just a game, it is a way of life, a virtual life that for many becomes very real indeed. Which is why they get somewhat narked by those people who don’t play the game, figuratively speaking. Take Peons4Hire, for example, an outfit that sells gold to other players so they can advance in the game by …

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Here is my perfect world Mac --> should be used by the regular home user. Macs are easy to use, have all the software a user will ever need incorportated in it. Although not cheap, Macs are built to last. The average user will never have a problem with a mac. The are also to be used by artists, photographers and video editors. Alos for school settings. Linux --> To be used in workstations and servers. There are a lot less viruses for linux than windows. Linux provides stability and security that enterprises need. Programmers and software developers are to …

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The End.