If you’re in the Orlando area, it is not too late to go see the first real-life Darkmoon Faire event of 2008. As before, there will be a local realm set up where players can participate in arena competition, leveling competition, and in-game treasure hunts. The Orlando event is already underway this weekend, and for the TCG players who are probably already competing in Orlando, UpperDeck claims to be offering some killer prizes. The next Upper Deck – Blizzard real-life Darkmoon Faire weekend will be April 11-13 in Columbus, OH.
Game Developer magazine published their study naming the top 50 videogame developers in the world, based on “sales and reputation data,” and Blizzard came in at number three on the list, behind Nintendo Kyoto and Infinity Ward, and above of EA, Valve, Harmonix, and Square Enix.
Next Generation recently posted an interview with Activision CEO Bobby Kotick, and raised many possibilities for generating revenue in their ever growing pack of games. Specificallly, he talks about how Activision-Blizzard must figure out StarCraft’s business model for the future, “with in-game advertising and sponsorship” which he says “presents a tremendous opportunity for the future.”
The documentary film that many WoW players have been looking for saw its’ world premier last night in Austin at the South By Southwest festival. If you’re in Central Texas, there are still two more showings of the film that you could attend, and since it doesn’t yet have a distributor, this may be your only chance until the film goes to DVD or cable.
I need to ask this: why is it that there seems to be so much hate (or at least absolutely no love) for Retribution spec Paladins? It seems like you can’t get groups with that spec, guilds don’t want them, and there’s something that makes people absolutely irrational about them.