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Preview Scans  Scans of previews from various magazines covering Lord of the Clans, WarCraft III, WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne, World of WarCraft and World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade.
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Computer Player March 1995 - WarCraft: Orcs & Humans (review)


Not a preview, but a review of WarCraft: Orcs & Humans (aka WarCraft 1). While normally not that spectacular, strangely this review features screenshots from an alpha build of the game showing off bizzare things such as Trolls and Ogres fighting on the Orc side.

3 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

PC Gamer June 1997 - Lord of the Clans


The first and probably only magazine preview for WarCraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans, Blizzard's now cancelled graphical adventure.

8 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

PC Gamer November 1999 - WarCraft III


The very first magazine preview for WarCraft III. This was back when the game featured a slightly different type of play (actually much closer to World of WarCraft but with a War 3 zoomed-in type camera system and RTS-type rules). This issue featured two covers, one of a Human Footman and the other of an Orcish Grunt (see Covers section).

8 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

PC Accelerator April 2000 - WarCraft III


PCXL (who later unfortunately merged with PC Gamer) ran this preview which unvealed the Undead Scourge as a playable race for the first time. The cover features a beautiful CG render of Garona who never appeared in the game (why?!). Incidentally, the whole magazine (not just the War 3 preview) was hilarious and I have to wonder if they were like this in every issue or if this was a special April Fools occasion (they claimed it wasn't).

13 files, last one added on Aug 13, 2005

Computer Gaming World January 2001 - WarCraft III


This preview officially unvealed the Night Elves as the final playable race in WarCraft III. It also featured a new timeline and some cool little side-panels about other WarCraft games (and I swear if WarCraft II had in fact been dragons vs. F-16s I might have strangled someone).

1 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

Computer Gaming World November 2001 - World of WarCraft


The very first World of WarCraft magazine preview that showed the game off to the world for the first time (well.. the first time since E3 and whatever came after that). Included are some nice first shots of Ironforge and some info about how Blizzard planned to approach the game (as in, stuff Everquest did that they hated).

1 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

Computer Gaming World March 2003 - WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne


One of the first (and few) magazine Frozen Throne previews, this article had some very nice details about the game. I apologize for the poor quality of the scans as these were not done by me. The article is still very much readable with some exception for page 3 (which has some blurry text). There is also a brief WoW preview at the end.

5 files, last one added on Aug 13, 2005

GMR June 2003 - World of WarCraft


GMR was a relatively new magazine at the time and somehow managed to land this nice exclusive. While I don't believe they broke the news of the Night Elves being playable (though really, who doubted it?), they had a nice batch of Night Elf screenshots in here along with some other nice information.

5 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

Computer Gaming World June 2003 - World of WarCraft


While not the cover story of this issue, there is a short preview for World of WarCraft. It covers in particular the Warlock class which had been somewhat of a mystery up until then.

4 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

Computer Gaming World October 2003 - World of WarCraft


CGW yet again gets a nice WarCraft exclusive preview, this one unvealing the Undead as a playable race in WoW. They also somehow managed the feat of announced both the Trolls AND Gnomes for the very first time as the last two playable races (though of course, they had no pictures or anything like that at the time). This magazine also features a very nice article about Bill Roper leaving Blizzard.

1 files, last one added on Jul 05, 2005

Computer Gaming World December 2005 - WoW: The Burning Crusade


The first magazine preview for World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade covered the new Horde race, the Blood Elves, Outland, and new dungeons to be explored. There is also one page of coverage on the World of WarCraft 1.9 patch and Ahn'Qiraj.

11 files, last one added on Nov 25, 2005

11 albums on 1 page(s)

Magazine Covers


Magazine Covers in which a WarCraft game was the cover story (in other words, they have pretty WarCraft-related covers).

11 files, last one added on Jul 01, 2006

Ads / Product Catalogs


14 files, last one added on Aug 15, 2005

2 albums on 1 page(s)

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