Sam Raimi to Direct World Of Warcraft Movie

From the Blizzard Press Release Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Legendary Pictures announced today that Sam Raimi has signed on to direct the eagerly-anticipated major motion picture based on Blizzard Entertainment®’s award-winning Warcraft® universe. So were getting a live action WoW movie from the guy that brought us Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, and Drag Me To Hell. Awesome. Yes he may have done Spiderman as well, but non-hilarious action scenes are not what I or most people think of when we see his name on a movie. So how many anvils will be hanging from the ceiling of the Orc huts? Maybe a cameo from Ash Williams.

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China Bans Gold Farming

In an attempt to stop gambling and other illegal activities the Chinese government has decided to ban all forms of trade that turn virtual items in to real world cash. According to the official press release from the Ministry of Commerce….. The virtual currency, which is converted into real money at a certain exchange rate, will only be allowed to trade in virtual goods and services provided by its issuer, not real goods and services. Considering the amount of money that transfers hands in this business, I don’t think gold farming is going away.

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