Warcraft is the name of a fictional franchise of video games, novels and soon to be live-action film adaptations that many people believe started with the massively successful MMO (massively multiplayer online) game, World of Warcraft. It actually started with a game in 1994 called Warcraft: Orcs and Humans.
Blizzard Entertainment, the company behind the creation and publication of the Warcraft franchise – which also now happens to be one of the most financially successful video game development studios in the world – published the MS-DOS real-time strategy game back on November 23rd, 1994. They have since cultivated and built upon the lore started in the first game with 13 other titles – if you count each World of Warcraft expansion as its own standalone title.
Speaking of which, World of Warcraft, which is one of the longest standing and by far the most financially successful MMORPG ever created, is so popular that at its peak of popularity it had over 12 million subscribers paying $15 per month to continue playing the game. That peak was back in 2010, six years after the game was officially released. As of January 2014, over 100 million accounts had been created over the game’s lifetime.
To say Warcraft is popular would be a massive understatement, which is why the live-action film of the same name set to be released on June 10th, 2016 is expected to do quite well at the box office despite its overall quality. Whether or not it makes enough more than its $160 million budget to warrant a sequel is the real question. However, as of the time of writing, Warcraft currently has a 19% on Rotten Tomatoes and is being universally panned by critics.
It may not be the video game movie that starts a way of phenomenal video game-based movies, like what Ironman did for comic book movies, but at least the game has inspired these badass tattoos.
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