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#2170891 Feb 01, 2010 at 04:24 PM
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Let’s talk about the World of Warcraft: Official Magazine for a bit

You’ll recall that, a few months ago, we mentioned that Blizzard, in collaboration with Future (the publisher responsible for Edge in the UK, among other magazines), would be creating a World of Warcraft-themed magazine. It’s called World of Warcraft: Official Magazine and I just received the very first issue, Winter 2009. From a visual standpoint, the magazine is gorgeous. It’s like looking at a work of art. These guys clearly know their way around Adobe InDesign.

Some facts before we get too deep into this:

• There’s four issues per year (it’s a quarterly magazine), and a yearly subscription runs at $39.95 per year (or $34.95 per year if you buy two years up front)

• You’re not gonna see the magazine at your local Barnes & Noble because it’s subscription-only

• There’s no ads in the magazine

• It’s big: the first issue is 144 pages long

I think that’ll do.

Now, what’s the magazine like? As a matter of fact, there’s a 40-page preview online right now, so you can gain a pretty good understanding of what’s going on, what it looks like, etc.

Like other magazines these days, it’s not so much abut breaking news—Blizzard recognizes that there’s a boatload of WoW news online for free, and it’s not trying to compete with that—as it is about telling stories, interviews, history pieces, etc. Or, in the words of the magazine’s editorial director, Julian Rignall, “going behind the game itself with multiple perspectives and a stunning visual presentation.”

It’s pretty snazzy, yes.

Hey, what were they like anyway? They looked pretty good, are they real? Are they built for speed or comfort? What'd you do with them? Motorboat? You play the motorboat? You motorboatin' son of a bitch! You old sailor you! Where is she? She still in the house?
#2781310 Jun 22, 2010 at 03:26 PM
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Your right the Wow magazine is really a good magazine. Now you don't have to go out and search a regular pc gaming magazine just to see if it even mentions world of warcrfat. Also it is great in telling you what is to look forward to in the next expansion, such as pvp mechanics, and the new guild ranking system. Can't wait for my next issue!!!
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