World of Warcraft

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    U.S. Senator Names UCI's World of Warcraft Research One of the Worst Wastes of Taxpayer Dollars in 2010

    ​In Tom Coburn's just-released "Wastebook 2010," an 85-page tirade on what the U.S. senator believes are the year's 100 most outrageous uses of tax dollars, UC Irvine's $3 million research of World of Warcraft and other games comes in at No. 6. "Most people have to work for a l ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 9, 2010

    UC Irvine's New Computer-Games Major Gets Its Game On

    The school is banking big on computer games as an emerging discipline

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Best Video Game Black Friday Deals

    Flickr user markhillary​Black Friday is just around the corner and it's a perfect opportunity to stock up on discounted video games for your family, friends, and--if there's any money remaining in your budget--yourself. However, with so many different stores offering so many different deals, how w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    BlizzCon 2010's 15 Hottest Babes

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMeow.​The Fifth Annual BlizzCon took place this last Friday through Saturday at the Anaheim Convention Center. 20,000 fans of titles like World of Warcraft, Diablo and StarCraft convened, while nearly a million viewers watched from home. The first day of BlizzCon feat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    What You Missed: BlizzCon, OC Zombie Walk, "What the Eff R U Wearing??" Party

    Christopher Victorio/OC Weekly​What'd you miss this weekend? Halloween got off to an early start: First we went to BlizzCon at the Anaheim Convention Center and ogled all the awesome/nerdy costumes. Then that night, we headed over to the "What the Eff R U Wearing??" party at Club M in Laguna Beach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Orange Bits: Dusty Rhodes, Tenacious D, Jimmy Buffett

    Luke Holwerda/Phoenix New TimesJimmy Buffett​Here's what we didn't write about this week in Orange County music news. Aside from perhaps Dusty Rhodes, much of the leftover news this week is about old guys. Enjoy!

  • Culture

    July 1, 2010

    Little Games Are Big Business at Armor Games

    These guys take 'casual' games very seriously

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    'Til Game Over Do Us Part: Quirky Video Game Weddings

    Valentine's Day may have just passed, and people across the globe were given the chance to express their love for those around them, whether it be lover, family, pet or friend. A couple's wedding is possibly one of the most important events of their lives. This celebration of their union is supposed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    This Just In: Not All World of Warcraft Players Are Deadbeats

    ​You there, sitting on the couch in your parent's basement, next to the Doritos, playing World of Warcraft for hours on end. Yes, YOU! What have you done to better mankind lately? More than 200,000 of your kind just donated $1.11 million to charity.

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2009

    Coburn Ready to Blow Over UCI Computer Games Center?

    Coburn: Ready to blow?With UC Irvine's announcement of the establishment of the Center for Computer Games & Virtual Worlds, you've got to wonder if U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn's head is going to explode. At least his virtual noggin must be staining a carpet in some sims world somewhere. The Okla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    What You Missed: BlizzCon, Epicenter, Musicians Swap Meet

    ​Oh, hello there. So what'd you miss this weekend this time?Well, first off: It was the annual nuuuurd pilgrimage to Anaheim Convention Center on Friday through Saturday--that's right, BlizzCon!The official gathering for all things Blizzard (you know, that giant video game company based in Irvine ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2009

    Our Deep Thoughts On BlizzCon

    Chris Victorio​Whew, that was interesting. We're back from two days at BlizzCon 2009, and are only a little geekily ashamed to admit that it was a good time. You wanna see pictures? Here's our slideshow, and here's our post with many, many overflow pictures.This just in (two days ago) from Twitter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    Programming Note: We Goin' To BlizzCon!!

    Yep, I'm OC Weekly's man at BlizzCon, the annual two-day convention for Irvine-based computer gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment. It's at the Anaheim Convention Center. I've got some lovely memories of Blizzard's real-time strategy games, but you'll hear more of that with the coverage. For now, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Ozzy Osbourne to Close BlizzCon '09

    Apparently Ozzy Osbourne really liked doing this World of Warcraft commercial. He's going to be closing out this year's massively sold out BlizzCon '09, with a concert in Anaheim on August 22.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Laguna Art Museum Raffling Tickets to Sold-Out BlizzCon

    ​This year's BlizzCon is August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where every installment of the Blizzard Entertainment hullabaloo has been held. It's a celebration of the Irvine-based computer game company's three major, incredibly popular franchises--Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo--and ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 2, 2009
  • Culture

    June 25, 2009
  • Culture

    June 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Is Latest UCI Virtual World Study Grant 'Waste' or Boon for Business?

    Here we go again. The 49-page report "2008: Worst Waste of the Year," which U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) compiled to expose examples of "outrageous federal spending," included the National Science Foundation (NSF) having given UC Irvine a $100,000 grant t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    World of Warcraft, Government Pork and UC Irvine

    The online Bad Idea Magazine points us to a 49-page report by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) titled "2008: Worst Waste of the Year--A look back through some of the year's most outrageous federal spending." Included is this:Studying American and Chinese Video Game Habits - California ($100,000) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    To Do This Weekend 10/10-10/12

    BlizzCon 2008, October 10, 10:00 a.m. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment has enjoyed great success with its World of Warcraft series, dominating the online, multiplayer, role-playing game industry and thoroughly permeating pop culture. This weekend, Blizzard is hosting its annual BlizzCon at the An ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Endless Warcraft

    BlizzCon 2008

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    They know their audience...

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here, what with all the DVDs I get in the mail every day for awards voting. But this isn't a post about them. It's about another very big box that arrived without warning, bearing a large "World of Warcraft" logo. Now, I am the imagined target audi ... More >>

  • Features

    September 20, 2007

    The General Store

    Trading posts, purveyors of fine goods & services, skilled tradesfolk, trinkets, gewgaws & sundries

  • Culture

    September 6, 2007

    Game On

    Getting Medieval: Two Worlds sends next-gen RPGs back to the Dark Ages

  • Culture

    May 31, 2007

    Game On

    Student Bodies: Brooktown High takes you under the bleachers