Once World of Warcraft was king, it seemed like a contender to its throne was announced monthly. Here's a quick look at the competitors that were born or died — or both! — during WoW's rise.
Monday marked the fifth birthday of World of Warcraft, and - enormous success though it is - there are many millions who haven't played it, and honestly don't care to. I'm one of them, and here we have our say.
Oh, not me specifically. I don't play World of Warcraft. But I am powerful curious as to why millions and millions of people sink money into the Blizzard moneymaker year after year for a game that you can never win.
World of Warcraft was launched five years ago today, and Kotaku is celebrating all week long, starting with a look at the Warcraft franchise's fifteen-year history with key members of Blizzard's development team.