Beyond Nerdvana: A potpourri of today’s pop culture and tech news

A slain U.S. State Department worker in Libya was a vital part of EVE Online gaming community. Associated Press Avengers vs. X-Men Marvel event claims iconic character. Associated Press GoDaddy apologizes for outage by giving users a free month of hosting (per affected site). TechCrunch All aboard for Pirates 5? GeekTyrant Thrill the World is […]

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Blizzard cuts off Iran: This means Warcraft!

Forget computer worms that can disable nuclear facilities that “don’t exist” — now we’re hitting Iran where it really hurts! Blizzard, the gaming powerhouse behind World of Warcraft, has joined in enforcing U.S. trade sanctions against players in Iran. And they’re not offering refunds. No Pandaren for you! ‘Merica! BBC: Blizzard cuts off Iranian access […]

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Cinematic Gamescom trailer for World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

This is the official cinematic trailer for World of Warcraft’s fourth expansion set, Mists of Pandaria, originally debuted at gamescom 2012 on August 16 in Cologne, Germany. Full details on this major update to the critically acclaimed World of Warcraft franchise can be found here: http://blizzard.com/games/mists/?int=wow Unlock the Mysteries of Pandaria You’ve ended Deathwing’s destructive […]

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Free-play universe expands in Star Wars: The Old Republic this fall

Electronic Arts announced Tuesday that the BioWare MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic will go free-to-play this November. As Kotaku reports, the game opened all levels through 15 to free access earlier this year, but this fall the free ceiling gets raised to 50. Many new features will require a subscription or individual purchase. Via […]

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