World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Entering Alpha Stage

January 11, 2010 by Thomas Mulrooney  
Filed under News, PC

wowcat is reporting that the next World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, will be entering Alpha stage starting tomorrow.

The leak originally stated that the alpha would be burned to disc, but that has since been disproved as fake. Instead the alpha will be distributed digitally as the ‘Friends and Family Alpha Phase’, which means you still won’t be able to try it. However, if the expansion is entering alpha stage then it shows that it’s moving along and a beta could be ready in a few months.

Cataclysm, which will ‘destroy Azeroth as we know it’, has no release date as of yet but Blizzard is said to be aiming for a release this year.

Activision CEO makes $20 million

November 13, 2009 by Ivan Cronyn  
Filed under News, PC, Playstation, Xbox

Bobby Kotick

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick recently exercised 2 million stock options that had vested in 2000, making him over $20 million. The recent successful release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has seen Activision exceed analyst expectations, with a resulting higher stock price.

No wonder he’s smiling.