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Today’s the Day: Patch 4.1 is Available!

Well, today’s it folks – if you’ve been waiting for Patch 4.1 and all of the goodness inside, the realms are slowly coming back online and you’re about to get what you’ve been waiting for. Whether it’s a newly redesigned and revamped Zul’Gurub or Zul’Aman, or you’re just looking forward to the Guild Finder, it’s all landing today.

Above is the beautiful trailer that sets the stage for the events in 4.1 – including a little insight into what we’ve been waiting for for a long time: the trolls are antsy and eager to regain their place at the top of the food chain, instead of be forced to be scattered and disorganized as a people.

That said though, you can find the patch notes – and trust me, there are a LOT of changes, over at the Official Blog.

Video :: Stacy’s Mom

How have I never seen this before? I can’t tell you if we’ve covered it here before, but I stumbled on it again this week and had to share it. At this point I think everyone’s familiar with the Fountains of Wayne song Stacy’s Mom even if they’re not familiar with the band – and you should be, they’re pretty good.

The whole video is pretty much hilarious, and a really tolerable way to listen to the song if you’ve been worn out on it. Enjoy!

Video :: How to Win at Achievements

The venerable WoWCrendor is at it again, this time with a video that’s pretty timely considering just last week the Blizzard developers answered all of your questions about achievements. Predictably, it’s called How to Win at Achievements, and it’s hilarious. …not to mention accurate.

I mean seriously, it can be pretty crazy sometimes.

That said, I love them.

Video :: WoW Horders (Hoarders Parody)

You know, I don’t want to get into the habit of posting one person’s videos every time they’re released, but this parody of the hit television show Hoarders by the one and only WoWCrendor deserves as much love as it can possibly get on the Web.

If you’ve ever watched Hoarders, you’ll understand why this is so funny. And you’ll have the inexplicable urge to go clean out your character’s bank. Or at least roll a bank alt to keep all the crap.

Video :: PonyCraft 2

Okay, I simply have to give WoW Insider credit for introducing me to this video yesterday, and it’s simply glorious.

It has nothing to do with World of Warcraft, but it does have something to do with Blizzard – specifically with Starcraft 2, and if you haven’t played the original StarCraft, get ready for some spoilers. What? Seriously – StarCraft has been out for like 13 years – you don’t get to call spoiler on the original title. Thankfully, there are no spoilers for Starcraft 2 in the video, because…well…ponies.

If you want to see the source video that the audio was pulled from, it’s below. Honestly? I think they have the dubbing better with the ponies.

Video :: What is the Best Hunter Pet?

Ah, the eternal question: “What’s the best pet?” that so many hunters tend to ask, hoping for a very specific, magical answer for the one in-game beast that they should tame to meet all of their needs. Usually it starts off like the video does: “which pet is the best for raiding?” …which usually really translates to “which pet is the best to have with me at all times?”

This is probably the best treatment of the question I think I’ve ever seen. Well done.

Video :: Epic Deathwing in Minecraft

Two huge games collide! Panic in the disco! Cats and dogs, living together!

It’s true – you can make just about anything in Minecraft. I’ve seen people make huge statues of their favorite video game characters, I’ve seen people make starships, massive skyscrapers, and more. But this – this is the first time I’ve seen anyone make Deathwing.

The full-size version of the dragon doesn’t fly or anything, but he certainly does look menacing and imposing, and the details and color are just right. He’s pretty impressive, and Nessy should be proud of the work he’s done. Glad he’s earned a place in the hall of fame – we wouldn’t want any random adventurers to happen upon Deathwing and decide to take him down, now would we?

Blizzard’s 20 Year Anniversary Retrospective

Can you believe Blizzard, the company that’s brought us World of Warcraft and a litany of other games from Starcraft to Diablo and everything in between is now 20 years old?

The company’s been turning out quality titles for longer than a number of its customers have been alive, and over at the Battle.net WoW Blog we get to take a peek into the history of Blizzard, its franchises, and its workings over the years, from a small gaming company to a massive gaming powerhouse with not just one, but three unstoppable titles under its belt.

Head over to the Blizzard 20th Anniversary Site to see the retrospective video!

update: We just found the retrospective video on YouTube; check it out below!

Video :: Tank For Me Matteaus

I picked this one up over at WoW Insider today, so all credit goes to them for discovering it. Tank for Me Matteaus was originally supposed to be a simple celebration of Matteaus’ birthday and a thank you from his guild, Defenders of the Horde on Kilrogg [H] but it turned into something special. Something different. Something truly epic.

Watch, I think you’ll agree with me.

Video :: Blizzard Sucks

You’ve likely heard all of the complaining about the state of Cataclysm raiding and dungeons. You’ve also likely heard enough from either side of the debate that you’ve come to your own conclusions. Personally, I think that a number of people are asking a little too much of Blizzard when it comes to nerfing the game – and that when some of the more hardcore players are mad that the game is too easy and some of the most casual players are mad that the game is entirely too hard, then you’ve got the perfect balance for most players who don’t complain either way.

To that point, this video is another Cataclysm Heroics are Hard-style skewering of the mentality that Blizzard should ratchet the difficulty of the game down to the point where it’s pretty easy, especially for players who want to put in even less effort than those who willingly call themselves casual. Click play, and enjoy.

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