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WoW Moviewatch: Honorary Wonderboy

Their journey was long and arduous,
but for truth they hast now go.
And so they traveled onward...
... for what they could not know.

Today's Moviewatch isn't dedicated to a WoW machinima specifically but instead is a tribute to what should be immortalized in WoW in some way -- say, an expansion perhaps, in a cold north land. Where you got the power of flight. (That do anything for you?) Maybe include quests where you had to kill a yak from 200 yards away with mind bullets.

Well, either way, this video should be considered the WoW movie before it ever comes out (if ever). It makes perfect raiding music to quell the nerves when on a hard boss, and the scenery is right out of Dragonblight. The story of the video could easily be a WoW quest series.

Ladies and gentlemen, Conway Twitty Tenacious D and Wonderboy.

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Phat Loot Phriday: Tenacious Defender

When last we left our heroes, they had captured Abercrombie only to find out he wasn't really working with Sylvanas. Instead, he was renting val'kyr from a lucrative Rent-A-Val'kyr service, which could really answer all of our prom date issues.

"OK," Miranda said slowly. "Here's what we know. A demon working for the Forsaken is renting out val'kyr. We can't ask Abercrombie any more because Throgg knocked him out."

"Accident," Throgg muttered. "Just trying to jog his memory. Maybe I jog him too hard."

"However, we know that Vari-whatever betrayed Sylvanas," Miranda continued.

"I'd say we could just ask Sylvanas," Lolegolas chimed in, "but it's not like our last attempt went swimmingly."

"What's that?" Miranda replied. "You think that perhaps the Dark Lady of the Undead might hold a grudge against us because you spontaneously turned her into a puppy?"

"It was a cute puppy," Lolegolas said meekly.

"Outland," the Gilnean said quietly. "Dire fiends of that sort are most commonly found there. We storm the castle, so to speak, and start asking around with extreme prejudice."

Miranda scowled. "I suppose."

"What's wrong with Outland?" Throgg asked.

"Nothing, really," Miranda said quietly. "I'm just not supposed to be there."

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Filed under: Phat Loot Phriday

BlizzCon 2010: Closing ceremonies

As BlizzCon 2010 comes to an end, Paul Sams (chief operating officer of Blizzard) started out the ceremonies. A series of intentionally bad gamer jokes followed as he got the crowd ready. He then took it to a serious note and thanked attendees both attending in person and at home.

Blizzard used this opportunity to bring out the tournament winners. Warcraft 3 winner Remind (night elf) from South Korea and StarCraft 2 winner NEXGenius (protoss), also from South Korea, were presented with $25,000 for being grand prize winners. They will also be getting an eSports ring customized to their game that's the size of Superbowl rings. The WoW Arena tournament was still going on at this point (*aAa* vs compLexity.Red), so there was no winner to announce for it yet.

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Filed under: Events, Blizzard, BlizzCon

Breakfast Topic: BlizzCon Day 2 -- just wait, there's more

First off, the Cataclysm: Cinematics panel is today. The cinematic for the expansion is awesome and I'm not sure we really need to talk about anything else. Wait, yes we do. There are other panels ... what were they again? Oh, the class Q&A and some other stuff. Let's take a closer look and see what all is going on.

For WoW panels we're just going to be sitting at the main stage for the first half of the day. We have the Cataclysm: Cinematics panel at 10:30 a.m., WoW Class Q&A at 12 p.m., and the WoW Open Q&A at 1:30 p.m. After that, we swap to the development stage for the WoW art panel at 3 p.m. If you keep watching the development stage you'll see -- or rather, hear -- a panel called Blizzard Sound that should touch on the making of the cool sound effects we're going to be hearing in Cataclysm as well as other Blizzard games.

The night will be finished off with a performance by Tenacious D at 6:30 p.m. As Mike Morhaime warned us during the opening ceremonies yesterday, this band isn't not suitable for some audiences ... and possibly all audiences, but they should be a fun act to watch.

Remember that all times and chai are Pacific. No, I wasn't mainlining caffeine when I wrote this last night. Well, maybe just a little.

BlizzCon 2010 is upon us! WoW Insider has all the latest news and information. We're bringing you liveblogging of the WoW panels, interviews with WoW celebrities and attendees and of course, lots of pictures of people in costumes. It's all here at WoW Insider!

Filed under: Events, Blizzard, Breakfast Topics, BlizzCon

Tenacious D performing at BlizzCon 2010

Blizzard announced today that Tenacious D will be performing at BlizzCon 2010. The pair will be performing the closing ceremonies, happening at the end of the event, Saturday evening. DirecTV subscribers and those getting the stream will be able to watch.

Now for those of you who don't know about The D, well, I just feel sorry for you. Tenacious D is none other than the greatest band in the world. They know how to rock, how to roll and even eat up that classical sauce. Once you are in the presence of The D, you will no longer be just a normal human, but become something more ... something special ... something tenacious.

What has The D done for you, you ask?

They discovered Northrend. They invented the power of flight. They sang the greatest song in the world. And they even got you some food from Zanzibar.

And they'll be performing at BlizzCon 2010. The full Blizzard press release, after the break.

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Filed under: News items, BlizzCon

The Queue: A trip down memory lane

Welcome back to The Queue,'s daily Q&A column where the team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Adam Holisky be your host today.

Let's get meta here folks. Zetathran asked a question about the history of this site, and it got me into a conversation with our Editor-in-Chief Liz Harper about the activities of old. has a changed a lot in the past few years, and while the long dialog we had about past policies and editorial standards is probably of no interest but ourselves, the basic story of the site probably is, so we'll start off with that.

Zetathran asked...

"How did WoW Insider start? Who were the original bloggers?"

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Filed under: WoW Insider Business, The Queue

Tenacious D discovered Northrend first

For what ever reason I found myself looking at some Tenacious D stuff the other day, and came across the Wonderboy video (you'll have to visit YouTube as we can't embed the video due to copyright restrictions). Wonderboy is a great little song, completely safe for work and young bucks (however pretty much everything else that comes out of Jack Black's mouth is not).

In the video they are going on "The Quest" for truth. And where does this quest take them? None other then high above the mucky muck. This mountain region has a surprising look and feel to it.

That's right. The D discovered Northrend, before any of us.

But wait, there's more.

There's even powers that The D posses which are featured in Northrend.

What powers are those, you ask?

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Filed under: Analysis / Opinion, Humor, Wrath of the Lich King

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