MattHock 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.
MattHawk writes: Last week, Blizzard implemented large scale bans for hacks and gold farming/selling operations. It came to light shortly after the bans were implemented that there was an apparent mistake, and a large number of Cedega users were caught up in the bans in addition to the hackers and farmers. After working with the Cedega development team over the last week, Blizzard has admitted their mistake, and unbanned the associated accounts, plus given them 20 day extensions on their accounts to help make up for their trouble.