World of Warcraft

Dec. 04, 2013 | 6:43 p.m.

‘Warcraft’ cast announced: Film will star Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster

Rob Kazinsky in a scene from "Pacific Rim." (Kerry Hayes / Warner Bros.)
Casting has been announced for the long-awaited “Warcraft” film, with Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster and Toby Kebbell set to play lead roles, joining previously announced cast members Paula Patton and Travis Fimmel. Dominic Cooper is in negotiations for a part as well, Legendary Pictures announced Wednesday. Duncan Jones (“Source Code”) is directing, though details of the plot (from a screenplay by Jones and Charles Leavitt) are still unknown. “Warcraft,” based on the wildly popular “World of Warcraft” video game from Blizzard Entertainment, is set to begin filming in Vancouver in January. PHOTOS: Hero Complex Geek Gift Guide 2013 Kazinsky most recently appeared as a hot-shot pilot in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim” but is perhaps best known for his performance in “True Blood.” “Six Feet Under” alumnus Foster has earned critical acclaim from his performances in “The Messenger” and “3:10 […]
Oct. 20, 2011 | 4:21 p.m.

BlizzCon: Warcraft, Foo Fighters and more at game convention

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (featured image)
World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo enthusiasts will converge in Anaheim on Friday and Saturday for the BlizzCon gaming convention. BlizzCon, held by Blizzard Entertainment at the Anaheim Convention Center, will feature a live performance by the Foo Fighters, panels with game developers and game demos, tournaments and contests. Actor and comedian Jay Mohr will host several contests, including costume and dancing competitions, and attendees can compete for prizes in eSports tournaments featuring professional players. Though tickets for the event, priced at $175 a pop, are sold out, BlizzCon is selling “Virtual Tickets” for $40 each, which allow distant fans to access four HD channels of streaming video from the convention center. Blizzard Entertainment, started by three UCLA grads in 1991, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. – Noelene Clark RECENT AND RELATED Arkham City takes the madness far and […]
Oct. 18, 2010 | 1:17 p.m.

World of Warcraft gamers get a warning: Beware of scams

"World of Warcraft: Cataclysm" (Blizzard)
With thousands of World of Warcraft fans gearing up for BlizzCon in Anaheim this weekend, scammers have been licking their chops at the prospect of a surge in Warcraft mania to feed their online traps. SiteJabber, a consumer-protection site funded by the National Science Foundation, on Monday posted an infographic capturing the scope of questionable activity involving the popular online game, which is played by about 11.5 million people worldwide. Though Blizzard Entertainment, the Irvine company that develops World of Warcraft, bans the sale of virtual items for its games through third parties, players desperate to advance in the game pay hundreds of millions of dollars for such goods, according to SiteJabber. Among the virtual items that have been listed for sale on various online auction sites: “leggings of dubious charms” for $69.99. Check out an excerpt from SiteJabber’s chart […]
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