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WoW Insider Weekly News Update for March 2, 2012

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

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News this week:

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The WoW Insider Show Live at PAX East

Are you heading to Boston for PAX East this year? Want to spend a little time hanging out with your best friends from WoW Insider? That's right! WoW Insider is doing a live version of the podcast at PAX East 2012. Featuring Mike Sacco, Mathew McCurley, Fox Van Allen, and editor-in-chief himself Alex Ziebart, we'll be doing a live panel with fun, questions, answers, prizes, and more. You don't want to miss out.
Come see the WoW Insider Show Live! at PAX East in Boston:
  • What: The WoW Insider Show Live! Podcast
  • Where: Wyvern Theater, PAX East Boston 2012
  • When: Saturday, April 7, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
The WoW Insider podcast comes to life as hosts Michael Sacco and Mathew McCurley, along with special guests, create a home away from Azeroth at PAX East. Join with the most popular World of Warcraft fansite for an hour of WoW news, views, laughter, and lots of WoW talk. There are more World of Warcraft fans at PAX than we can count, so come on down to talk all things WoW!
Blizzard doesn't usually have a huge showing at gaming conventions like PAX Prime or PAX East, and with no BlizzCon happening in 2012, we've got to bring the community together ourselves. Come out and talk WoW -- you know everyone at PAX plays, anyway. Plus, prizes. Lots of prizes.
Hope to see you all at PAX East!

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WoW Insider Weekly News Update for Dec. 23, 2011

The WoW Insider Weekly News Update is your source for all the biggest stories from the past week wrapped up in a neat little video package. Mathew McCurley hosts your quick look at this week's biggest news.

If you haven't already subscribed to the WoW Insider YouTube channel, you should!

This week's top stories include: Win a Purple Puffer Fish from WoW Insider! Here's how to enter: Subscribe to the WoW Insider YouTube channel and comment on the video at YouTube for a chance to win! We'll contact our winner via YouTube on Friday, Dec. 30.

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About the Bloggers: Mathew McCurley

About the Bloggers introduces you to the people behind WoW Insider. You can find articles on more of our staffers in earlier About the Bloggers profiles.

What do you do at WoW Insider?

Originally, I came on staff to take over the Addon Spotlight column and to help revive and reinvigorate the Reader UI of the Week feature that people have loved in the past but had dropped off as a feature. I applied to work for the site with only the addon columns in mind. Over time, after a few guest stints on The Lawbringer and generally always being around to help with the main site, I've graduated to blogging most days and taking over The Lawbringer full time. It's my labor of love -- I get to teach and discuss my opinions about lots of different esoteric gaming topics.

I was into podcasting for a while with my own little network and wanted to be a guest on the WoW Insider Show for a long time, well before applying to work on the site. I bugged Sacco to let me be a guest and, before you know it, I was sleeping on the show's proverbial couch and they couldn't get rid of me. Now my name is on the banner. It's how I roll.

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WoW Moviewatch: Alexstrasza

This is Alexstrasza by Sharm and Tyranno. Sharm did the singing, while Tyranno did the lyrics and the machinima. It's fairly obviously a parody of Lady Gaga's Alejandro, but this version takes a second to get rolling. I highly recommend taking the time to let it get started in earnest.

I just happened to be in the war room when this video hit the internet, and I was able to collect some quotes from your intrepid staff about Alexstrasza. In lieu of my usual blathering, I thought I might share those today:

Matt Low called it "the best thing since chopsticks," while Ziebart himself said, "I love it, it's hilarious." By comparison, Mathew McCurley said, "I went from hate you to love you almost weirdly fast." I think we were all struggling with initial Gaga-related revulsion, but couldn't help be won over by the good time parody. But I assure you that this song is insanely catchy, and it will stay with you. Robin closed, saying, "I really, really love that video."

Also, please welcome Deathwing to his first musical performance on Moviewatch.

Interested in the wide world of machinima? We have new movies every weekday here on WoW Moviewatch! Have suggestions for machinima we ought to feature? Toss us an email at

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WoW Insider Show episode 131: Stuffed full of news

The WoW Insider Show podcast broadcast this Saturday, and your hosts Sacco and Rossi welcomed lore columnist Anne Stickney and UI/addon columnist Mat McCurley on the show to talk about the crop of exciting news harvested from the Twitter dev chat, as well as the fuzzy, lovable, entirely clever WoW plushies.
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WoW Insider Show live today at 3:30 PM Eastern

Every week, we broadcast live from several places worldwide to present you with the WoW Insider Show podcast -- an hour's worth of WoW community discussion, covering everything from the week's top stories here on to emails from our readers to what's been going on with our particular characters in Azeroth.

Along with your hosts, editor Michael Sacco and contributing editor Matthew Rossi, we also feature rotating guest hosts, whether regular contributors or personalities from other sites.

Today's WoW Insider Show features:

Want to participate? Join in the conversation in the chat channel on our Ustream site while the show's broadcasting! Want to have your question read on the air? Drop us a line any time at!

Just want to listen? Follow the jump.

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