Blizzard put out the minimum specs for the upcoming World of WarCraft expansion Warlords of Draenor this week, seen here:
-Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows7/Windows8 (latest Service Pack)-Intel Core2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X3 8750-NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or Intel HD Graphics 3000-35 GB available HD space-2 GB RAM-Broadband Internet connection-Keyboard/mouse-DVD-ROM drive-1024×768 minimum display resolution
Those are totally normal system specs. What's more interesting is comparing them to World of WarCraft's original 2004 system specs, as Polygon did:
-Windows System 98/ME/2000/XP-800 MHz or higher CPU-256 MB RAM-32 MB 3D graphics card with hardware transform and lighting, such as GeForce 2 or better-4 GB available hard drive space-DirectX 9.0c-A 56k or higher modem with an Internet connection
A 56k modem!
I've been ready for this my whole life!
Remember how Panamanian ex-dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision over unlicensed usage of his likeness?
Well it turns out Activision is getting former New York City mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani to defend them in court. Rudy. Giuliani. This just keeps getting more ridiculous.
If you missed it, last weekend I was at the Oculus Connect conference down in Los Angeles where Oculus VR made the schematics of the original development kit headset open-source, announced a new Crescent Bay prototype which I got a hands-on demo with, and showed off the upcoming GearVR headset which I promptly fell in love with.
Steam pushed two major updates this week: the Discovery Update, which makes it easier to find games, and Steam Music, which allows you to play your tunes right through the Steam interface. We also put together a PCWorld curator page if you'd like game recommendations from us.
Corsair put out an RGB-enabled Cherry MX keyboard, Nvidia debunked moon landing conspiracy theories with its new Maxwell video cards, I went hands-on with the new Total War: Attila, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a shadow of what it could've been. See you next week!
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