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Breakfast Topic: Primetime WoW

First the Toyota ad, then Judge Judy and How I Met Your Mother. Lately, WoW has been appearing all over the place. It's been popular before, of course (we've seen the Office Space commercial, and of course the South Park episode), but World of Warcraft has been popping up all over pop culture lately, and I've been wondering: it's been showing up in primetime, but has World of Warcraft hit its prime?

It's been the top online roleplaying game for quite a while now, and The Burning Crusade was actually released as the biggest PC game sequel ever. But as popular as videogames are, they're still a niche market in the terms of popular culture. Every gamer may know what Warcraft is, but that doesn't mean your parents or grandparents do (unless they play, but that's another Breakfast Topic).

Until now. Is World of Warcraft finally breaking out of the gamer barrier and moving into the mainstream? There are more WoW players in America than farmers, and while I was kind of joking about seeing realm outage news on the local TV station, maybe it really will happen-- the game's already appeared on the sitcoms before the news. Are all these mentions just a coincidence, or has WoW finally hit its mainstream tipping point?

Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Virtual selves, Blizzard, Breakfast Topics

Judge Judy: World of What?

Oh, Judge Judy. This crazy kids bring their problems to you, ask you to fix things, and then they start talking nonsense about some videogame that you've never heard of. This looks super edited to me, but you can tell what's going on-- a girl decided to kick her boyfriend out of the house for playing too much World of Warcraft, and Judge Judy can't seem to make head or tails of the whole thing.

The classic moment is asking the fake baliff, though. It would have been even funnier if he turned around and said "Hell yes, for the Horde!"

Filed under: Fan stuff, Odds and ends, Humor

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