Warcraft 3

Resurrecting Kel’Thuzad: a documentary on how the beloved character came to HotS Kel’Thuzad is a hugely important character. Not only was he responsible for many of the events that spawned World of Warcraft, but he’s appeared in other Blizzard games and has been an iconic villain for decades. He’s so important that Heroes of the Storm did a 5-part documentary detailing his design process and creation in...

Warcraft 3 has a PTR now We cover PTRs pretty frequently. Junkrat buffs, Garrosh coming to the Nexus, yadda yadda. We see noteworthy stuff there all the time, but it’s usually just from Overwatch, World of Warcraft, or Heroes of the Storm right now. However, right now there’s a brand new PTR for a game we haven’t seen new stuff pushed out...




Know Your Lore: The tragic fall of Arthas Menethil Last week we talked about Arthas Menethil, the Paladin, the son of Lianne and Terenas Menethil. The Crown Prince of Lordaeron. This week, we talk about Arthas Menethil’s fate. Stirrings of the Plague For a while, all seemed well in Lordaeron. The Trolls of Zul’Aman made a few forays into the kingdom, but Prince Arthas...

World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 out March 2018, pre-orders now live It’s official — the folks at Dark Horse Comics have announced that World of Warcraft Chronicle Volume 3 will be coming out on March 27, 2018. Volume 3 looks as though it will focus on the Warcraft III era, as it mentions specifically that Arthas Menethil, Illidan Stormrage, and Jaina Proudmoore will be explored. World of...

Are we getting remasters of Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2? Blizzard is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to, and I’m quoting here, “restore [Starcraft, Warcraft III and Diablo 2] to glory.” This is in line with a similar job posting from 2015, and Blizzard has been talking about restoring these games in the same basic language for years. We haven’t heard much about what they...

Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material. Where exactly do you begin, if you want to...




Warcraft in Print
Catch up on lore with our guide to Warcraft in print Since the release of Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in 1994, Blizzard has been building a massive universe around the world of Azeroth. That’s 22 years of story to catch up on — and 22 years worth of novels, short stories, comics, and other reading material. Where exactly do you begin, if you want to...

How can Blizzard bring old Warcraft back in WoW? Seeing the Darkening of Tristram happening in Diablo 3 makes me wonder if anything like that could ever be done in World of Warcraft. People have wanted legacy servers forever, but that’s not exactly what I’m talking about. I’m much more imagining a dungeon or raid that let us, as an example, experience the original...



Samuro, blademaster from Warcraft 3, coming to Heroes of the Storm We were wondering which character would be headed to Heroes of the Storm next and now we know: it’s the Samuro, a Blademaster from Warcraft 3. If you’re not familiar with the character (or, like us, it’s just been a long time since you played Warcraft 3), Samuro helped Rexxar in the Founding of Durotar campaign. In...

Know Your Lore: Recommended reading for Legion The Warcraft universe and its lore is pretty vast and expansive. Let’s face it, we’re looking at twenty years worth of games and written lore here, which is a crazy amount for any one person to process. There’s also been a lot of novels, graphic novels, short stories and comics released over the years as...

The Queue: This would be more entertaining in rap battle format

Ladies and gentlemen, you could have been anywhere in the world tonight this morning, but you’re here with us in New York City the Queue. Are you ready for a cabinet meeting some Q&A? The issue on the table: Liz and Mitch’s ongoing bickering about which type of wine is better. And maybe some questions about WoW, Heroes, and Legion.

Secretary Mitch, you have the floor, sir…


Blizzard refreshes Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 for new computers Hey, Diablo 2, Warcraft 3, it’s been a while since we’ve talked, hasn’t it? We used to have such good times together, but in the 15 years since you’ve been released it feels like we’ve grown apart… At least that’s how my reconciliation letter to these classic Blizzard titles starts. I just haven’t managed to figure...

Breakfast Topic: Would you play the original Warcraft? You know, with all the chatter about Blizzard’s possible move into mobile gaming, everyone’s been talking about the possibility of seeing the company’s original RTS titles make a reappearance. I don’t really blame them — the original RTS games are classics, and they’re the kinds of games that almost make sense on a tablet. I’ve...

Warcraft 3 brought to life in StarCraft 2’s Arcade Mode We may never get an official HD remake of Warcraft 3 from Blizzard, but thanks to some intrepid modders in the StarCraft community, that may not be an issue. Some of you may have already been aware of Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth — it’s been in the works for quite some time now — but...

Know Your Lore: Warchief Vol’jin Warchief Vol’jin is an interesting anomaly in Warcraft lore — he leads the Horde, an organization originally formed by Thrall with its roots firmly embedded in Orc society, yet he’s a Troll. And he was promoted to this position after orchestrating the downfall of the last Orc Warchief, Garrosh Hellscream. If nothing else, Vol’jin’s ascension...

Blizzard updating Warcraft 3, Diablo 2, and StarCraft in HD Blizzard tipped its hand that it is planning to recreate Warcraft 3, Diablo 2, and the original StarCraft for modern gaming rigs with a new job listing for a Senior Software Engineer. Though the titles are currently available, they often don’t run on newer operating systems. This is a great sign as those classics still have...