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Lil’ Ragnaros and Moonkin Hatchlings Revealed!

Look into its adorable, huge, loving eyes. It longs for you to cuddle it. And then it will cast Starfire on you and it’ll loot your body. Or it might love you forever and follow you around. You never know until you have one!

The Moonkin Hatchling above is the alliance version: the horde version predictably looks like a Tauren Druid, just shrunk down and made super-adorable. Lil’ Ragnaros is no slouch either, in all of his heated swirly glory. The images above and video below come to you courtesy of the folks at MMO Champion, who found all this good stuff lurking in the depths of the latest Cataclysm beta build.

Want to see the video? Click the jump below to see both Moonkin Hatchlings and Lil’ Ragnaros!

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Troll Druids Get Epic Flight Form

The folks over at MMO Champion uncovered something interesting: BatTroll! You’ll likely see him swinging from spires in Ogrimmar fighting crime by the light of the moon, striking fear into the hearts of any Alliance who would dare attempt to sneak through the gates and lurk about the city at night.

Seriously, the video above is of the epic flight form that Troll Druids can expect to earn for themselves when they level to the point where they can get it – since currently the only Druids in the game have unique flight forms for their races, you can expect to see more epic flight forms come down the pike before Cataclysm is released next month – now less than a month away!

Still, you have to admit – those guys look ugly as sin, don’t they? Although I admit, seeing them swooping down on me from the skies in PVP would be pretty terrifying.

Video :: Aquaman’s Lament

The beauty of this video isn’t in any one thing about it, but the entire thing and the way the whole thing comes together. The video is amazing, and when I learned (in the credits) that the video had been entered into the Blizzcon 2010 Machinima Contest and didn’t even make the finals, I was horrified. It’s amazing, and deserves more attention.

The song itself is fantastic, and the video – even if you had no idea who the characters were and they were all standing around – are colored and chosen so well that it’s absolutely clear who’s who.

Anyway, even though I’m waxing rhapsodic about the way the video was made, the actual video itself is hilarious too – especially Aquaman going to town on one of Luthor’s bad guys with a fish; that was pretty awesome. Enjoy!

Video :: Female Worgen Dance, Now Available in Beta!

The video above broke yesterday, featuring – finally – the animated dance that the female Worgen will get in Cataclysm. Who is it from? Yup – it’s Lady Gaga.

We’ve long been reporting that female Worgen animations simply haven’t been finished and are some of the last things that will likely be ready for the expansion, but here we are with the double-dose of the video above showing off their dance (which is pretty sharp, I might add) and the news that they’re available to play in the beta and the dance is in the beta as well, so if you don’t believe your eyes when watching the video above, you can roll one now and give it a try yourself!

Video :: Mafioso Swing and I Am Forsaken

This video, Mafioso Swing, was first-runner up in the Blizzcon 2010 Machinima Contest. This is the video that a number of people think should have won and taken the first place prize. I have to admit, it’s a pretty hilarious musical number, and probably one of the first great videos we’ve seen that feature the Goblins in all of their animated glory.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FOpI0EsQ8A

The video previously mentioned, The Rocket of Love, took the Grand Prize in the Blizzcon 2010 Machinima Contest. This video, I Am Forsaken was the second runner up. The story is pretty typical as these videos go, a once human finds himself in tragic circumstances and eventually winds up on the other side of the line as an undead. Still – the way the machinima was made is brilliant and the video looks stunning. It’s no wonder most people I’ve seen think this video should have taken top prize – it’s heartfelt and evocative.

Video :: Blizzcon 2010 – The Nerdiest Question Ever

Okay, even I’m not enough of a lore freak to have paid attention to this much detail from the books and the game combined, but holy wow this guy is, and this guy has. He has probably the singular most incredibly nerdy (and I really do mean that in a good way) question to ask that I’ve ever seen at a convention or in a panel, and well…you can see the results. I don’t want to spoil it for you.

Originally over at Buzzfeed.

Video :: The Rocket of Love

This little video above took grand prize in the 2010 Blizzcon Machinima Contest!

It’s a cute little story of a gnome who wakes up one morning, walks to his window, and see the most lovely sight he ever could possibly see…and then hilarity ensues.

I have to hand it to Mushanga, the creator of the video, for taking home the grand prize – a lot of people have complained that the other entries were better, and we’ll see as I post those over the coming days – but sometimes there’s something to be said for simplicity, elegance, lack of flare and false flask, and…well…gnomes. Enjoy!

Video :: Blizzcon Reveal – Worgen Cinematic Movie

If you weren’t sure whether or not the Worgen were going to be awesome, and you were curious about what the Worgen starting experience was going to be like, there’s a little news for you out of Blizzcon – the video above is the Worgen cinematic, in all of its wonderful glory.

The humans of Gilneas are very Victorian; as opposed to the medieval/renaissance style of the humans of Stormwind; it’s interesting to see how they’re all shaping up ahead of the release of the game.

If seeing it above isn’t enough for you, head over to YouTube to see it in full-screen!

Video :: Blizzcon Reveal – Cataclysm Login Screen

Revealed at Blizzcon today, this is the new login screen once Cataclysm is released and installed, featuring a very angry Deathwing perched atop a well-torched and crispy Stormwind.

The login music has been changed, of course, and one of the tidbits we’ve picked up from word out of the Blizzcon music panel is that the Stormwind theme has been reworked (finally!) to be a bit more mournful and tragic, which makes sense considering where Deathwing’s first stop after breaking free was.

The video is also available in glorious 720p widescreen – head over to YouTube to see the whole thing.

Video :: Cataclysm Cinematic Intro Unveiled!

If you haven’t seen this yet, or if you just need a place you know you can come back to find a link to it, make sure to bookmark this entry. Seriously.

The cinematic openings for each expansion have all been amazing, but this one is particularly epic, and shows our soon-to-be nemesis in all of his astounding, fiery glory as he breaks through the elemental plane and the surface of Azeroth, rending the world asunder with effects range far and wide.

Full screen this puppy to watch it in its original wide-screen hotness, or head over to YouTube to see it there!

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