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Reliable Source: All Your Bus Are Belong To Us

In Tess LaCoil on January 16, 2010 at 1:39 pm

As expected, he moved away instantly when my butt neared his face.”

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Feds Foil WoW Terror Plot

In Seth Nicholas Abel on July 15, 2009 at 2:18 pm
World of Warcraft terrorists behind bars.

If they weren't locked up, they might be terrorizing you!

The FBI responded to a complaint of a teenage boy threatening to hijack a plane and kill as many people as possible over the popular MMO World of Warcraft. The FBI acted with stunning speed and precision that one onlooker was heard saying, “Now if they could have been this efficient with actual terrorists none of this 911 crap would have ever happened.” The teen was seen being shoved into the back of a black unmarked SUV shouting “Leeeeeeroy!”

This arrest is the beginning of what the FBI has dubbed “Operation: Virtual Terror” In which FBI agents posing as GM’s sift through reports in popular MMOs looking for  terrorist activity.

Other FBI arrests this week include a five year old who was arrested after pointing a finger at a playmate near the jungle gym and saying “bang,” and an elderly gentleman who mentioned ‘C4’ at the Fresno 9th annual Battleship Tournament.

Peggle Themed Warcraft to Follow

In Seth Nicholas Abel on July 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm
Mom, I can't come to dinner! I am taking Onyxia solo!

Mom, I can't come to dinner! I am tanking Onyxia!

Yesterday after Popcap released a World of  Warcraft themed Peggle game free to play. Now Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick has responded with a surprise announcement of his own.

“We at Actiblizzard are proud to announce that we will be releasing a new Peggle themed World of Warcraft game. We expect it will be ready for release in 2012. Imagine, you’re a level 60 unicorn mage specc’d deeply into the Superglide tree, you happen upon a group of low level round pegs. So you decide to cast your AE ball throwing ability… wait this is kinda dumb isn’t it?”

The interview concluded as Kotick hastily ran out of the interview room, a trail of design documents fluttering behind him.

Starcraft 2 Was Playable in 2005!

In Seth Nicholas Abel on July 2, 2009 at 2:42 pm
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You shouldn't keep me waiting...

Yesterday Blizzard let it slip in Eurogamer that Starcraft 2: had been playable since 2005.

We originally wanted to get the game out by March 2006, but we started playing WoW, and totally blew it off. But after Michael Morhaime’s mom turned off his account the guild kind of fell apart and we got back to work. It wasn’t until The Wrath of the Lich King came out that we started playing seriously again. Who knows when we’ll be done.

Startcraft 2 may be released this year, unless patch 3.2 comes out this year, in which case it’s more likely to be 2012ish.

Boy Goes on “WoW-Binge” Falls into Coma-like State.

In Seth Nicholas Abel on June 16, 2009 at 9:58 am

bradin_asleep_at_his_computer_gameWilford, MI. A teen was found by his father early Wednesday in a coma-like state after a marathon World of Warcraft session. Paramedics arrived at the scene to find the boy suffering from a critical case of Keyboard-Face, and in dire need of a shower.

“This is no laughing matter.” A spokesman for the Federal Department of Child Developmental Wellbeing commented.  “We’re seeing more and more reports of these children rendered unconscious by video-games every day. I don’t blame the parents.  Teens have no way of knowing what is good for them without some sort of guidance, the kind of guidance that they can only get from a governmental oversight committee.”

The boy is expected to make a full recovery in 8-12 hours.