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How World of Warcraft Works

World of Warcraft is one of the most popular PC video games on the market. Find out why World of Warcraft is so popular and learn how World of Warcraft works.

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  • Clicking and Picking: The 'Minecraft' Quiz
    Clicking and Picking: The 'Minecraft' Quiz

    Punching trees is an easy way to begin, but to survive long term in 'Minecraft' you'll have to handle everything from starvation to skeletons to silverfish. Do you know your planks from your pistons and your ghasts from your golems? See more »

  • Fact or Fiction: World of Warcraft
    Fact or Fiction: World of Warcraft

    World of Warcraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that took the online gaming world by storm in 2004. How much do you know about this digital world of fantasy? See more »

  • Halo 2 and the Art of Storytelling
    Halo 2 and the Art of Storytelling

    For many, the only thing bigger than a new Halo game would be an actual alien invasion of Earth. In our exclusive interview, Bungie Studios manager Pete Parsons discusses the ins and outs of creating the story for this monster sequel. See more »

  • Halo 3 Overview
    Halo 3 Overview

    The next chapter in the Halo saga greeted millions of eager gamers around the world with promises of new features and a much-anticipated close to the storyline, the heart of the Halo series. Does it live up to the hype? See more »

  • Halo 3 Wish List
    Halo 3 Wish List

    Boats, flamethrowers, proximity mines and more -- we spent some long nights compiling the perfect wish list of things we'd like to see in "Halo 3." See more »

  • Halo History
    Halo History

    A little rusty on what happened in the first Halo game? Our guide gives you the story, plus details of what was happening off-screen. See more »

  • Halo Networking: An Interview with Chris Butcher
    Halo Networking: An Interview with Chris Butcher

    Getting Halo 2 ready for play on X-Box Live was no easy task. Read what it akes to get all of these X-boxes to play together nicely in an interview with Bungie's Chris Butcher. See more »

  • Halo Roundup
    Halo Roundup

    In honor of the release of Halo 3, here's the HowStuffWorks Halo Roundup. Check out the storytelling and sound design in Halo 2 and read interviews with Chris Butcher of Bungie Studios. See more »

  • How Americas Army Works
    How Americas Army Works

    The U.S. military has spent millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours on ... a video game. "America's Army" has people hooked. It's free and it has amazing features. So why are people getting so worked up about it? See more »

  • How Dungeons & Dragons Online Works
    How Dungeons & Dragons Online Works

    The venerable role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons now has a very popular -- and free -- online version. What makes the computer game different, and more importantly, is it fun? See more »

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