But no, I am not here to pimp Blizzard, but to point out one of those signs that the genre… or at least one game in the genre… is going more and more mainstream in our culture.
And, yes, BlizzCon is about all the Blizzard games, not just World of Warcraft. But if you think this event is on pay per view for the 4, 7, or 9 year old games in Blizzard’s portfolio, think again. World of Warcraft is the big draw. The door prize is a polar bear mount in WoW.
While it is sixteen hours of broadcast time, if I could get our Tivo to stop recording SpongeBob, Oprah, Winx Club, and The View for a day or so, I could record the whole thing and skim through it at me leisure.
I just wish there was some more detail on which panels they will be broadcasting. The $40 price tag isn’t that steep, but it would be easier to swallow if I knew there was something in the line up that I just had to see.