RUMOR: World of Warcraft expansion pack to be subtitled The Burning Crusade?

Source: See below. The official story: Blizzard reps had not responded to requests for comment. What we heard: With World of Warcraft playing musical chairs in the "top 10 PC games" chart, interest has never been higher in its forthcoming expansion pack. So little wonder then that forums were...

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Source: See below.

The official story: Blizzard reps had not responded to requests for comment.

What we heard: With World of Warcraft playing musical chairs in the "top 10 PC games" chart, interest has never been higher in its forthcoming expansion pack. So little wonder then that forums were aflame this week following a rumor that the expansion pack would be titled The Burning Crusade. The thermally tinged name sounded like something that Blizzard might cook up, as evidenced by the subtitle of its last Warcraft III expansion--The Frozen Throne.

The source was an image of the November cover of The Games Machine, an Italian games magazine owned by UK-based Future Publishing. GameSpot obtained a scan of the cover of the November Games Machine. That wasn't the problem. The problem was that we obtained two covers of the magazine: one hyping The Burning Crusade and the other promoting Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. The dual covers could mean only two things: Either one magazine cover was fake, or they were both legit--and Blizzard asked the magazine's publisher to yank the story. Either way, it won't be long until we find out what the title is, because the World of Warcraft expansion will be playable at BlizzCon next weekend.

Bogus or not bogus?: Probably not bogus.

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blind59
blind59

Yep it was Not Bogus

Shleco
Shleco

Yeah, it wouldn't be bogus. I went to Rome a few months back and saw this magazine, it has different covers depending on whether you buy the magazine with a CD or a DVD.

Valas_Azuviir
Valas_Azuviir

It's definitely not bogus. Might want to check the news over at www.worldofwar.net One chap actually has the magazine, it was sold a tad early at some places before it got recalled. He's done a complete scan of the expansion section of the magazine as well as provided a rough translation. Blood Elves are joining the Horde, much to my own chagrin, no news yet on the Alliance race. Large section of the expansion will have to do with Outland.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

Source: See below.

The official story: Blizzard reps had not responded to requests for comment.

What we heard: With World of Warcraft playing musical chairs in the "top 10 PC games" chart, interest has never been higher in its forthcoming expansion pack. So little wonder then that forums were aflame this week following a rumor that the expansion pack would be titled The Burning Crusade. The thermally tinged name sounded like something that Blizzard might cook up, as evidenced by the subtitle of its last Warcraft III expansion--The Frozen Throne.

The source was an image of the November cover of The Games Machine, an Italian games magazine owned by UK-based Future Publishing. GameSpot obtained a scan of the cover of the November Games Machine. That wasn't the problem. The problem