There’s hope for grandma and grandpa in video games. Rolling up a night elf hunter or orc shaman in massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft could help cognitive functioning in some older adults, according to a new study from North Carolina State University published online in Computers in Human Behavior.
Hellgate: London, an online game developed by former members of Blizzard Entertainment that was shut down in 2009, has returned from the dead and is now free-to-play.
World of Warcraft, one of the top-selling online games in the world, will be free to download and play for a good chunk of the game’s introductory content, game developer Blizzard Entertainment announced today.
Activision-Blizzard’s Greg Street, a lead designer behind the company’s highly successful World of Warcraft online game, told Eurogamer that his company was interested in making games built for the iPhone.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, the latest expansion pack for Activision-Blizzard’s online role-playing game, will finally be released in China on July 12.
Blizzard’s flagship online game, World of Warcraft, shed around 600,000 players in the last quarter even though it released one of its most successful expansion packs yet. Blizzard chief executive Mike Morhaime said players blitzed through the content faster than the developers expected.
World of Warcraft is successfully holding defending its territory against the onslaught of free-to-play fantasy role-playing games. Blizzard Entertainment said today that WoW has more than 12 million paying subscribers, making it the biggest subscription online game by far.