October 1, 2013 |
Universal Pictures will release "Warcraft," a film from Legendary Pictures based on the best-selling video game franchise of the same name, on Dec. 18, 2015, the studio announced Tuesday afternoon. "Warcraft," to be directed by "Source Code's" Duncan Jones, is the first Legendary project to get a release date since the production company signed a deal with Universal in July. Under terms of the arrangement, Universal, a unit of NBCUniversal, will market, co-finance and distribute Legendary films for five years beginning in 2014.
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May 31, 2013 |
A married couple in Orange County who spent their days in an unsanitary mobile home playing World of Warcraft are now facing child abuse charges after two girls in their care were found malnourished and locked in the home, prosecutors said Friday. Lester Louis Huffmire and his wife, Petra Huffmire, both 41, have been charged with two felony counts of child abuse and two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office.
October 4, 2012 |
Online game "World of Warcraft" has turned around its two-year decline in subscribers thanks to a popular new expansion pack. "Mists of Pandaria," a new retail game that adds a large new chunk of content for "Warcraft" players, sold 2.7 million copies during its first week on sale. More important for game-maker Activision, excitement around "Pandaria" has brought back at least 900,000 players, who pay a monthly fee for the game. The Santa Monica company said it now has more than 10 million subscribers worldwide.
August 2, 2012 |
Despite turning in a second quarter that outshone Wall Street's expectations, investors pushed shares of Activision Blizzard down more than 5% after the company said its "World of Warcraft" online game lost more than a million subscribers in the second quarter. The world's largest video game company said Thursday that the number of "World of Warcraft" players fell to 9.1 million in the quarter ended June 30, down from 10.2 million at the end of the first quarter . The game commanded 12 million players at its peak in October 2010.
March 30, 2012 |
The savvy Internet reader knows that you can't believe everything you read online, but on April Fools' Day we suggest that you not believe anything you read online. Internet hoax time is just around the corner, and as our inbox continues to fill up with jaw-dropping press releases "strictly embargoed for April 1," we thought we'd put together a list of some Internet hoaxes past -- just to whet your appetite for what's to come. 1. Tacocopter: Tacocopter took the Internet by storm in late March, when a faux Silicon Valley start-up put up a website outlining a plan to deliver tacos via remote-control flying drone robots.
March 1, 2012 |
Blizzard Entertainment, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard Inc., is eliminating 600 jobs, the Irvine game studio disclosed Wednesday. The jobs represent 8.2% of the workforce at Activision. The Santa Monica company reported having 7,300 workers at the end of 2011. Blizzard, which publishes the popular World of Warcraft title, said in a brief statement that 90% of the affected jobs are not related to game development. As a result, the company said, its game release schedule for Diablo III, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Blizzard DOTA and StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm remain intact.