Volon and Dalgar started the Azzor Network in January 2005. Arising from the great communities we had at wow-news.net and wow.warcraftstrategy.com, the goal with Azzor was to further our excellence within the WoW community and expand into new games the community was interested in. From events like WoW Idol to our many exclusives (the BlizzCon coverage and China coverage to name a few), Azzor has smashed any goals for what we hoped it would achieve. With the help of an amazing staff and community, we have made great strides on our flagship WoW site and expanded the Azzor network into 7 other games.
Beyond Azzor, this community has worked together to start the first and largest World of Warcraft streaming video service in WarcraftCinema.com. We have played an integral role in the anti-gold-selling effort through the creation of NoGold.org.
Unfortunately, due to real life commitments, we (Volon and Dalgar) have not kept up with the expectations of this community over the past few months. or any other game of chance with the community and we feel we have been letting down staff members and everyone else by not doing what is necessary on our part to retain Azzor's excellence and promising future.
We don't see ourselves being able to commit what is necessary for this community in the near future. We both love Azzor, but it is with mixed feelings that we announce new leadership today.
Rollie, from warcraftrealms.com, has purchased the Azzor Network and has working plans to move forward with the site consistent with what we all expect from this community. We (Volon and Dalgar) really feel that bringing Rollie on board is the best way to continue the Azzor tradition we have grown to love.
We will allow him to introduce himself, but please give him your full support as we all work together in Azzor's newest chapter. We (Volon and Dalgar) could never leave this community, and we'll be sticking around as well to help make the latest chapter in this site's history the best yet. We hope you will too.
So, the big surprise is here : StarCraft II got announced by Blizzard in South Korea. The place was the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul where lots of people went crazy when they saw this CGI-trailer and a gameplay demonstration by the developers.
A release date has not been announced though, the official site has just gone live.
Are you ready to rock? The Ataris, Blizzard, NVIDIA, and Machinima.com are proud to present an exciting new contest where you can show off your music video skills in World of Warcraft.
Another Blizzard sponsored machinima contest! Quick details:
- Need to choose one of 3 Ataris songs to base your music video on.
- Submissions accepted until June 10.
- Top 10 videos are choosen and then opened up for public viewing.
- First 3 places get NVIDIA GeForce series graphic card plus an autographed copy of the Welcome the Night album and poster.
If you love fragging, exploring or just plain destroying then submit a machinima user movie by the 29th of January 2007 and be in with a chance to win a spanked out Dell™ XPS™ M1710 with an Intel® Core™2 Duo processor.
Posted by: Dalgar | Time: 12:19 am (PST) | Category: Warcraft Movies
WoWInsider.com is running a World of Warcraft machinima contest as part of its Countdown to Burning Crusade.
Get your editing caps on and create the best short WoW-related machinima to take away a Logitech G15 keyboard and a Jinx World of Warcraft hoodie in your choice of size. One runner-up will receive a hoodie, and the third prize winner will take home a Green Linen shirt. We're not too picky about what kind of video we're looking for -- it can be a mashup of WoW with something else, a music video, a comedy sketch, a funny or interesting event, an interview, whatever. Just make it interesting! There is no length requirement -- it can be short and sweet. We won't disqualify any long pieces, but under 10 minutes is preferred to avoid the War and Peace effect.
Where to post your video: Post your video to YouTube, tag it "countdowntobc" and include a link to the contest in the description: http://www.wowinsider.com/tag/countdowntobc/ -- then send us the link to your entry at countdowntobc AT wowinsider.com.
Deadline for Machinima contest: noon on Sunday, January 14. Send us the link to your entry on YouTube by Sunday at noon; we'll announce the winners and runner-ups and publish them all in one entry on Burning Crusade release day, Tuesday, January 16.
Oh yes, the new World of Warcraft intro had its premiere at VGA 2006.
During the Spike TV 2006 Video Game Awards -- premiering this Wednesday, December 13 at 10:00 PM ET/PT -- viewers will be treated to the world premiere of the opening cinematic for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade. The clip, nearly three minutes in length, will debut exclusively on Spike TV.
*Because the Youtube preview got deleted our doesn't works either*