Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a 14-foot-tall, 4,000-pound bronze sculpture of World of Warcraft villain Lich King Arthas Menethil in Taichung, Taiwan this week to celebrate their 25th anniversary. Created by Taiwanese designer Steve Wang, the giant sculpture took over 30-people approximately 9-months to complete. Continue reading for an incredible "making of" video and more information.
Blizzard and Legendary Pictures has just installed massive "Warcraft" exhibit at Joycity mall in Chengdu, China. Vistors can get up-close with props, costumes and life-sized replicas of the characters from the upcoming film The free tour also offers an interactive virtual reality ride where visitors can experience what it's like to fly while riding a legendary Gryphon as it soars over the skies of Azeroth. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here for bonus images of China's unauthorized WoW / StarCraft theme park.
Gamer Daniel L. has recreated World of Warcraft's Westfall, the abandoned agricultural center and low level zone of the Alliance that borders the Elwynn Forest, with Unreal Engine 4. In the early build video, you'll enter Westfall from the Elwynn Forest. "I wonder if we'll see this zone in the upcoming movie. Based on what we've seen so far, its aesthetics would be similar to this," says Kotaku's Gergo Vos. Continue reading for the video, plus a bonus clip.
We know that a Warcraft movie is set for release on June 10, 2016, but there are fans creating costumes worthy of the film long before its release, like this Tier 13 Warrior Armor by Yuki General. No detail was spared on the Colossal Dragonplate Armor, including the weapon (T17 blackhand). According to Hakkenkrak on Reddit, "The armour is made out of EVA foam (floor mat foam), and painted with acrylics. She does all of her own costumes, and crossplays a lot of anime characters. She has phenomenal talent and no, doesn't get paid to stand there and look pretty." Continue reading for one more picture.
With over 7-million regular players as of March 2014, World of Warcraft is currently the world's most-subscribed MMORPG, and holds the Guinness World Record for the most popular MMORPG by subscribers. It's grossed over 10 billion dollars USD as of July 2012, it is also the highest grossing video game of all time, surpassing Call of Duty: Black Ops at 1.5 billion dollars. Here are 5 computer setups that just might be overkill. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a grandparent-aged soccer player schooling younger players.
Believe it or not, a man in China actually hired virtual "assassins" to hunt down his son in online video games and kill off his avatar. Mr. Feng was concerned about the amount of time his 23-year-old unemployed son was spending online, so he hoped his actions would deter his son from playing the games. Continue reading for more unusual things that are happening in China right now.
Jen and Nick may not have met online, but they kindled their relationship by playing World of Warcraft together. So, it's not surprising to hear that they decided to get married. The theme for this wedding however, is quite unusual to say the least, as it's based entirely around the World of Warcraft series. Continue reading for more pictures.
Disney characters have been included in some of the strangest mashups, and LiberLibelula of deviantART has now placed a few of the princesses in the World of Warcraft universe, where - among others - Snow White as a female dwarven paladin. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an anti-speeding message that will break your heart.
According to a newly released document, sourced by The Guardian from the whistleblower Edward Snowden, it shows that the National Security Agency (NSA) has been sending virtual undercover agents into several online gaming platforms such as Second Life, Xbox Live and World of Warcraft to catch terrorists as well as other criminals. Continue reading for the news report and more information.
There are World of Warcraft fans, and then there's this newly wed couple from Taiwan. With the groom wearing an impressively imposing suit of armor and the bride outfitted in a draping gown adorned with intricate, fantasy-driven embellishments, this geeky couple is really committed to the video game theme as they recently flaunted their outfits at their engagement party in Taiwan. Continue reading for more pictures.