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South Park Takes On Online Gaming

From today's Comedy Central Press Release:

"South Park" celebrates 10 groundbreaking seasons! The boys immerse themselves into the World of Warcraft(R) as "South Park" joins forces with Blizzard Entertainment(R) to kick-off all new episodes on Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central
The Emmy And Peabody Award-Winning Series Premieres Seven New Episodes
New York, October 2, 2006 -- There's trouble in the online gaming world when the actions of a renegade player threaten to destroy Blizzard Entertainment's(R) award-winning game World of Warcraft(R). The future of the game lies in the hands of Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny when all new episodes in the tenth season of the widely-acclaimed series, "South Park," premiere Wednesday, October 4 at 10:00 p.m. on Comedy Central.
In this episode, the boys come into contact with a gamer who doesn't play by the rules. Even the creative people behind World of Warcraft don't know how to stop the renegade. They are forced to put all of their hope into the hands of the kids of South Park. The boys dedicate their lives to defeating the mad gamer and saving the game for all.
"We were excited to hear that the creators of 'South Park' were interested in featuring World of Warcraft in the opening of their new season and we really enjoyed collaborating with them to make this happen," said Mike Morhaime, president and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. "We're looking forward to sharing the experience with our employees and our players as well when the season debuts this week."
World of Warcraft is the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game, with millions of players worldwide. In World of Warcraft, players assume the roles of legendary heroes as they develop friendships, forge alliances and compete with enemies for power and glory. The game's upcoming expansion pack, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, is due out by the end of this year.

Learn more about World of Warcraft at the game's official Web site: www.worldofwarcraft.com.

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Marriot VP3945d ago

Hehe, this was pretty funny. It's a good example of what achira looks like.

THELANDSOFSAND3945d ago

god damn, that has to be the funniest fanboy cartoon i have ever seen! it was like Gametime moves to south park! the part where cartman sh1ts on his mom was so disturbing.

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&&they said Pwned!!

wakkiwakko3944d ago

I am socializing r-tard! I'm logged on to an mmorpg with people from all over the world and getting xp with my party using team speak!

HAhahahahahahahahahahah!

calderra3944d ago

They actually SPONSORED this episode? All I've seen so far is the kids having gained 100+lbs each and severe cases of acne whilst zoned out in front of their computers.

"Smart" move, Blizzard. Heh.

THELANDSOFSAND3944d ago

yeah, it seemed a little odd of blizzard to make so much fun of their fans, but hopefully people will have a sense of humor.

i presume they sponsored it- it had full in game graphics and the Blizzard logo in huge type every five minutes! i think the south park people must be WoW addicts...

ASSASSYN 36o3940d ago

I saw this yesterday and man it was by far the funniest thing I have ever watched on T.V. next to that fool who did the back flip landed on his face and tried to swing nunchucks.