World of Warcraft: Cataclysm's Deathwing Performing Halftime Show

Tom Goldman

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World of Warcraft: Cataclysm's Deathwing Performing Halftime Show



Deathwing is kicking off the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm during a football game this weekend.

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Blizzard is on December 7, 2010 [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/104300-Warcrafts-Cataclysm-Begins-Today] and even football fans aren't safe from Deathwing's swath of destruction. The developer has announced that the Dallas Cowboys vs. Minnesota Vikings NFL game taking place this Sunday, October 17 at 4:15 PM EDT which will be broadcast on Fox television will not only feature thrilling touchdown catches and vicious tackles, but also a brand new commercial for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

The commercial is something WoW fans will want to see, because it'll be the first time anyone on the planet (outside of Blizzard) gets a look at Cataclysm's cinematic footage. Blizzard didn't say when the commercial will be airing, so it could be at halftime, during the two minute warning of the fourth quarter, or snuck in right after opening kick-off. It'd be best to just watch the entire game.

World of Warcraft's cinematics are top notch, with Activision's Bobby Kotick even wanting to sell them separately [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/103517-Kotick-Itching-to-Sell-Cutscenes-As-Films]. Blizzard always tops itself in my opinion, so expect something great this Sunday. Even if you can't stand football, that's what VCRs and fast-forward were invented for.

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bladester1

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Wow, Deathwing has absorbed waaaaay to much magic from the Malestrom. Dear Titans help us all!
OT: Meh, I'll wait til it is on youtube.
 

Yelchor

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I bet the cinematic will be... chaotic.

Hopefully a leaked video will be put up on Youtube soon after.
 

Eruanno

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I may have grown tired of World of Warcraft loooong ago, but... Blizzard cinematics? Swoon.
 

Contun

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From a gamers perspective, showing a commercial for World of Warcraft during a football match just seems... odd.

Now, viewing this from Blizzards perspective, this was a really smart move.

I guess I'll have to watch it then, huh?
 

Xerosch

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I'll wait until BlizzCon. They'll pretty sure show the intro in its entirety and I don't want to spoil myself watching parts of it in the commercial.
 

Icehearted

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Millions in adverts and I still wouldn't go back to world of grindcraft. I'm with Eruanno, though. I wish they'd make a full featured movie with those gorgeous CGs.
 

Caradinist

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[Insert negative comment about the game based on experience (That has been changed/no longer exists) three to four years ago here]

Honestly, i'll just wait until someone posts it on youtube.
 

John Funk

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ciortas1 said:
If they fucking dare to put only part of the full cinematic on there, I'll have their heads. Had enough of that commercial shit with SC2.
Whoo, calm down, dude. It's a TV spot, not the end of the world.

A.) Buying a 2 minute+ ad slot is probably a bit pricey,

B.) I would bet solid money that they'll be unveiling the Cataclysm opening cinematic at BlizzCon a week from today. What we're going to see at the football game is probably just a teaser. Why would they unveil the full thing for an audience who might not be interested as opposed to an audience who would almost certainly be there FOR it?
 

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Tom Goldman said:
Tenmar said:
I'm sorry what? VCR? That's been in my closet for years now. I think ya meant DVR right? :p
No! VCR! Old-school!
LOL! Poor Tom... living in the past.

I hope the commercial is as clever as some of the WoW ones from the past. It probably won't be funny though - just flashy.
 

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John Funk said:
ciortas1 said:
If they fucking dare to put only part of the full cinematic on there, I'll have their heads. Had enough of that commercial shit with SC2.
Whoo, calm down, dude. It's a TV spot, not the end of the world.

A.) Buying a 2 minute+ ad slot is probably a bit pricey,
I'm sure they are fudging the numbers before they come around Kotick's desk or he would have an aneurism of galactic and hilarious proportions(That would be worth watching on Youtube). It's been a while since I heard the last pricetag of a superbowl slot, but I'm pretty sure the regular Sunday games have reached or surpassed that by now.
B.) I would bet solid money that they'll be unveiling the Cataclysm opening cinematic at BlizzCon a week from today. What we're going to see at the football game is probably just a teaser. Why would they unveil the full thing for an audience who might not be interested as opposed to an audience who would almost certainly be there FOR it?
Considering what they pulled with the Starcraft 2 reveal at a previous BlizzCon(Like the Inquisition, nobody was expecting it. Security companies and movie studios have a lot to learn from Blizzard(Yes, I went there)), it can only be beyond Epic in comparison. And that makes me weep that I won't be there.
But in response to @ciortas1: Not to sound callous, but that is how the world works. Accept it, or work to change it yourself. Shouting to the heavens only gives you a sore throat. And weird looks. And a reservation for a padded cell even.