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If you've ever wondered about some of the more unusually-named items in World of Warcraft, they might just be named after one of Blizzard's many employees -- or even after someone in the Warcraft community. Wowhead just released an incredibly comprehensive Blizzard and Community References in WoW ...

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This Breakfast Topic has been brought to you by Seed, the Aol guest writer program that brings your words to WoW Insider's pages. Just this past year, I've fallen in love with a television show called Dr. Who. For all of you who do not know what the show is about, it first aired in the 1960s, an...

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MMO gamers tend to be split on pop-culture references. Some people really enjoy finding little nods here and there to things they enjoy. Others seriously dislike it due to the fact that it can break immersion. Today's contributor Jordan T. is definitely the former of the two, as he was amused to fi...

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If there's one thing we geeks know and love, it's pop culture viral internet memes. From jokes about lolcats to autotuned news and Sesame Street doing Old Spice, we geeks love all manner of silliness. And while I'm also likely to try to inject that into One Shots, every so often someone does it for...

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Easter eggs have always struck me as weird. On one hand, the bunny keeps hiding them, so I guess he doesn't want you to find them. But then he makes them brilliantly colored, which blends in with nature not at all. So which is it, Easter bunny? Do you want us to find your eggs or not? In a simil...

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It's always nice when developers let their hair down, shaking out their majestic manes in slow-motion glory while their eyes sparkle with a thousand points of... I'm sorry, where was I? Anyway, part of the powerhouse Fallen Earth team recently sat down with Stratics' House of Commons to answer comm...

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They feel it all around, and feel it in their bones -- their lives are on the line when they're away from home. Of course, that's all one can really expect when living in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, fraught with danger and crazed, mutated beings. Today's great screenshot from inside the lands of ...

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Geekdom is much like any other group of people. There are movies, music, and literature which are considered classics and are generally accepted as having been seen, heard, or read by everyone at one point or another. Some of these are so accepted as classics that the idea someone is unfamiliar wi...

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I have to say, I still have a pretty soft spot for the Tuskarr. They're sort of minor players in Northrend, overall. You help them kidnap some kids and fight off some vikings, grab a penguin pet and a fishing pole, and you're done, and on to bigger and better things in other zones. They don't even...

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It seems like no matter which way you turn in many MMOs, you'll eventually find a pop-culture reference nestled in there somewhere. While World of Warcraft may be perhaps the most blunt about using them with quests named after things as varied as a Peter Murphy song and a Kevin Smith movie, we kno...

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One of the myriad lines that sticks with me after seeing Robin Hood: Men in Tights about a bazillion times is the line "Sorry, but a toll is a toll, and a roll is a roll, and if we don't get no tolls, then we don't eat no rolls." So when this Warhammer Online screenshot rolled into the One Shots e...

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People just love those pop-culture references in World of Warcraft! We've seen a bunch of them come in since we opened, but this is probably one of my favorites from Wrath. The above NPC is Agent Skully (obvious reference to the X-Files) sent in to us by Johanis. He added the following tale about ...

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Okay, so maybe we're the only ones who saw this and thought "Skeksis!" But we wouldn't be surprised if he were to demand the essence of fallen enemies to drink. Today's Warhammer Online screenshot comes in to us from Daegallus of the guild Manus Mutati from the Red Eye Mountain server. He writes i...

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If your head explodes with dark forbodings too -- well that's just Chaos. Or more properly, it's an easter egg area found by adventurous Chaos players who fully explore Warhammer Online's Inevitable City. Today's dark screenshot comes to us from Vayn of the guild Tzeentch Hates Standoffs on the Wo...

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Late night, somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep, many players are still out embracing the battles in Warhammer Online. This particular One Shot comes in to us from Deadcatt of the Greenskins who was apparently having so much fun that he snapped this and sent it in at 2 AM! Of course, ju...

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We never thought we'd be saying that about a screenshot of Warhammer Online, but you have to admit, the gratuitous butt shot here really makes you wonder. We've seen all manner of screenshots, but this one that came to us from Oz who is participating in Warhammer Online's preview weekend is a new...

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You can't beat the joy of mounting up in your favorite MMOG and riding out. All good things you're missing, like vittles love and kissin', are waiting at the end of your ride. Well, or there's generally a big nasty monster at the end of it for your group to take on -- those are fun too. Today's On...

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Finudir of Gondor just keeps the cool screenshots of his adventures with his fellowship rolling in from Lord of the Rings Online. Today we have this screenshot of them battling a particularly feisty Ongburz Rock-heaver, with surprising consequences, for everyone to enjoy. He writes in: For weeks,...

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Or bunnies. Nah. Whatever it is this Priest of Mithra is doing with this spell rotation in Age of Conan, it certainly looks pretty cool. Today's One Shots comes in to us from Oz, who snapped this a few days ago. We have no idea what area in Age of Conan this is, nor why one might want to stand the...

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We at WoW Insider felt that, in honor of Easter/Noblegarden, we'd go looking for some of the best Easter eggs in Burning Crusade. This is by no means an exhaustive gallery of all the little nods you can find in BC; it's really almost impossible to go anywhere without running into a programmer's sl...

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