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World of Warcraft drops 3 million subs in the first financial quarter of 2015

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World of Warcraft is still the biggest deal in the MMO world, but subscription numbers have dropped quite significantly in the period since latest expansion Warlords of Draenor launched last October.

The brief bump in subs after Draenor pushed the player count up past 10 million in November, but since then it's slid back down to 'just' 7.1 million. That's still a huge number, but it's a big drop-off for Blizzard.

Director reveals World of Warcraft film pushed to June 2016

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The upcoming film for Blizzard's World of Warcraft has some "good news and bad news" from director Duncan Jones. It will no longer be coming in March 2016, but instead will take an extra 3 months and release in June 2016.

It just wouldn't really be an authentic Blizzard release if there weren't some kind of delay. Obviously this extra time will be spent on the Murloc musical number in the second act. It will change lives.

US sanctions halt Blizzard's Battle.net services in Crimea region

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World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Diablo and other Blizzard Entertainment titles dependent on the studio's Battle.net service are now 'offline' in Crimea following the United States' trade sanctions on the region.

Blizzard have been forced into switching off their services and informed affected gamers through an email. All subscriptions have been terminated, though they hope to "restore access" in the future.

World of Warcraft's Patch 6.1 launches February 24th

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Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft's Patch 6.1 will be leaving the Public Test Realms next week as it officially launches for the MMO, and with it comes whole new systems to improve the lives of Azeroth's denizens.

There'll be the new heirloom system, we'll be able to flood Twitter with text and images, new character models for Blood Elves, fancy new anti-aliasing and lighting, plus help for colourblind folk.

New "graphical features" coming to World of Warcraft in Patch 6.1, to include Nvidia's HBAO+

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The 'Engineer's Workshop' over at Blizzard has just blogged their latest technical update for World of Warcraft, letting us know some of the new shiny visual options coming in Patch 6.1. We get HBAO+, CMAA, MSAA and SSAA+CMAA.

That all totally made sense to you I can tell, but for the knuckle-dragging 'what's a RAM?' types out there, the World of Warcraft engineers break it down and give some teasing in-game sample shots.

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