Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror

Slashdot videos: Now with more Slashdot!

  • View

  • Discuss

  • Share

We've improved Slashdot's video section; now you can view our video interviews, product close-ups and site visits with all the usual Slashdot options to comment, share, etc. No more walled garden! It's a work in progress -- we hope you'll check it out (Learn more about the recent updates).

×
Role Playing (Games)

+ - Wowhead sells out to Affinity Media-> 1

Submitted by MattHock
MattHock (215818) writes "Wowhead, the fastest growing database of World of Warcraft in-game information, has been confirmed as having been sold to ZAM (Affinity Media), owners of several other WoW databases, including Thottbot and Allakhazam. Until recently, Affinity was also the owner of IGE, a highly controversial company that sold in-game wealth for real life money, until Affinity recently sold IGE, which Wowhead claims as the reason they allowed the sale to go through. But did ZAM really sell IGE? Industy insiders highly doubt IGE and ZAM actually distanced themselves from each other, believing that the supposed sale was just actually a means of restructuring to hide the relationship, similar to how IGE's relationship to Thottbot was hidden for a number of months through a convoluted set of parent companies."
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Wowhead sells out to Affinity Media

Comments Filter:
  • On their "about us" page at http://www.wowhead.com/?aboutus [wowhead.com] they state:

    In addition, we are firmly committed to the rules of gameplay and to the gaming community. As such, we have a firm stance against virtual item markets and powerleveling services. You will never see us support such efforts.

    It will be interesting to see how long it takes for this text to be removed from the page.

IF I HAD A MINE SHAFT, I don't think I would just abandon it. There's got to be a better way. -- Jack Handley, The New Mexican, 1988.

Working...