Give these Cute Murlocs a Home

Blizzard continued their rich tradition of making things that all World of Warcraft players want at Blizzcon when they unveiled  murloc plushies. These plushies are not based off the normal in-game ones that tend to aggro you from half-way across the screen, but rather on the cute murloc pet Murky that was given away at the first Blizzcon.

These plushies were originally only available at this year’s Blizzcon, but Blizzard just put two of them up on the store today. Knowing the amount of WoW fans who weren’t able to attend Blizzcon, I would be willing to bet these will sell out within a short amount of time. So get them to sell before they show up on Ebay!

Murky and Lurky Plushies via Blizzard Store

When Addictions Collide

A little while back Peggle invaded the World of Warcraft. Now Warcraft has invaded the world of Peggle!…or something like that. For the uninitiated, Peggle is a game by PopCap, makers of the insanely popular Bejeweled, that feels like playing a Japanese pachinko machine. Already having multiple versions out, Blizzard and PopCap decided there was still room for another version.

If you haven’t tried out Peggle and you don’t mind having a little bit of WoW flavor to your casual puzzle game, go out and download the game. Before you know it, you’ll be alt-tabbing to get one more shot in during those anime ending sequences in no time. And PopCap if I can make one more suggestion going forward? I know that Bjork is the Peggle mascot and all, but can you make his power more than just something you’d find in Puzzle Bobble?


PopCap Games-Peggle World of Warcraft Edition

Learn to Play King Of Fighters in 20 Minutes or Less!

For those excited about how Street Fighter IV has revived the fighting game scene, you are probably looking forward to a few summer releases, with The King of Fighters XII being one of them. But for the uninitiated, KOF gameplay can feel extremely foreign compared to its cousin over at Capcom. How does a gamer catch up on over 10 years of KOF gameplay? Why by watching these two movies of course!

Stumbled across on the Shoryuken forums, KOF aficionado Dandy J created two videos for beginners. It gives you a taste of the strategy and mind games you never thought existed in fighters.

Part 1

Part 2

Mario World Meets Anime Megamix

For a few years now, Mario level mods have been popping up here and there. Some mods show Mario on autopilot through a level with carefully placed switches, moving platforms and koopas getting him there. Some of the more sadistic modders show how playing a Mario level can quickly degenerate into the stuff of nightmares.

This one particular level mod ascends to something so much more. It involves another autopilot Mario World level, but uses the sound effects that plays along with a medley of anime and game music. Not since Mario Paint has Mario been applied to such an amazing musical score. It comes in at a massive 10 minutes. See how many songs you can recognize without looking at the list.