World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft MMORPGDeveloper: Blizzard Entertainment

Genre: Fantasy

Status: Released

Release Date: November 23, 2004

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Four years have passed since the aftermath of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, and a great tension now smolders throughout the ravaged world of Azeroth. As the battle-worn races begin to rebuild their shattered kingdoms, new threats, both ancient and ominous, arise to plague the world once again.

World of Warcraft is an online role-playing experience set in the award-winning Warcraft universe. Players assume the roles of Warcraft heroes as they explore, adventure, and quest across a vast world. World of Warcraft is a "Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game" which allows thousands of players to interact within the same world. Whether adventuring together or fighting against each other in epic battles, players will form friendships, forge alliances, and compete with enemies for power and glory.


PC System Requirements

OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista (with latest Service Packs)


Minimum: Intel Pentium 4 1.3 GHz or AMD Athlon XP 1500+
Recommended: Dual-core processor, such as the Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2


Minimum: 512 MB RAM (1GB for Vista users)
Recommended: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Vista users)


Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 32 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 7200 or NVIDIA GeForce 2 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT class card or better

Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card or motherboard sound capability

Mac System Requirements

OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or newer


Minimum: PowerPC G5 1.6 GHz or Intel Core Duo processor
Recommended: Intel 1.8GHz processor or better


Minimum: 1 GB RAM
Recommended: 2 GB RAM


Minimum: 3D graphics processor with Hardware Transform and Lighting with 64 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon 9600 or NVIDIA GeForce Ti 4600 class card or better
Recommended: 3D graphics processor with Vertex and Pixel Shader capability with 128 MB VRAM Such as an ATI Radeon X1600 or NVIDIA 7600 class card or better

All Platforms

Controls: A keyboard and mouse are required. Input devices other than a mouse and keyboard are not supported.
Connectivity: You must have an active broadband Internet connection to play.
Mouse: Multi-button mouse with scroll wheel recommended.
Hard Drive Space: 15 GB free hard drive space

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (January 2007)
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (November 2008)
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (TBA)

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WoW Remote Auction House - May 20, 2010
Blizzard Entertainment will launch soon a software that allows players to access the World of Warcraft Auction House remotely, from any web browser or mobile device.

Blizzard: WoW on consoles is unlikely - March 9, 2010
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WoW: Only 30% new players pass level 10 - February 15, 2010
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WoW: no real evolution in 2009 - February 11, 2010
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World of Warcraft poster contest - February 2, 2010
Blizzard is promoting a new contest for World of Warcraft. This time players are invited to go to the site, create one unique poster of their character...

Taiwanese player 'beats' World of Warcraft - December 25, 2009
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World of Warcraft Anniversary Website - November 25, 2009
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WoW: future is on micro-transactions - November 6, 2009
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World of Warcraft Pet Store - November 5, 2009
Blizzard enters the realm of micro-transactions with the creation of the Pet Store for World of Warcraft, a new way for players to obtain in-game pets.

WoW 5 year sweepstakes - November 4, 2009
Blizzard has every right to be proud, because this year marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of World of Warcraft on November 23, 2004.

Blizzard with dev chat on Twitter - October 20, 2009
Blizzard is going to host a developer chat with World of Warcraft’s director of production and game director on Twitter. It starts on Thursday, October 22, at 3:00 PM PDT.

WarCraft movie with Saving Private Ryan screenwriter - October 13, 2009
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World of Warcraft: The numbers - September 21, 2009
There's so much needed to run a powerhouse like World of Warcraft, but sometimes we just have no idea.

World of Warcraft Faction and Race change - September 4, 2009
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WoW: New phishing ploy - August 29, 2009
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World of Warcraft: The Magazine - August 20, 2009
Future and Blizzard partnered to the release of World of Warcraft: The Magazine, a new publication devoted to the leading MMO.

Two new races for WoW? - August 11, 2009 claims that the new expansion for World of Warcraft, possibly called Cataclysm, will feature two new races: Goblin (Horde) and Worgen (Alliance).

Ozzy Osbourne at BlizzCon 2009 - August 9, 2009
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