World of Warcraft
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Kristian Nairn is a Northern Irish actor and DJ. He is best known for his portrayal of Hodor in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones. Fans are still reeling at Hodor’s demise in “The Door” from season 6. There, he perished after holding a door closed against an onslaught of White Walkers feverishly focused on dismantling Bran and Meera apart as they escaped the Three-Eyed Raven’s cave. Though his character spoke very little and language reduced to one word “Hodor”, his presence was large. And not just because the actor is a (really) large man (6’10) but because of his sweet, simple, gentle, and fatherly nature. In person, Kristian is just as humble and caring.
We caught up with Kristian at a GoT media event at Boston’s AT&T flagship store ahead of the Season 8 Premier (4/14). We talked World of Warcraft, the culture of Game of Thrones, fan rage and a few other subjects to which he offered insight and humor.
Blizzard hosts one of the biggest gaming conventions every year with their annual Blizzcon. Blizzcon gives us updates and sneak peeks into some of the nerdoms favorite titles; World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo III, Starcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone. There’s many panels, games, merch, and it’s all a bit dizzying for even the most hardcore fan. What’s new? What’s next? What’s good and what’s a letdown? NerdBastards is here to break down the 5 biggest announcements from Blizzcon 2018 and give you insight into what to expect from the future of Blizzard Entertainment.
Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft hides a multitude of pop culture Easter eggs all throughout their game, and with their new expansion Battle for Azeroth, nothing has changed in that respect. Both Horde and Alliance will stumble across NPCs, names items, usable items, and even scenes staged as homage and reference to popular literary, film, tv, and even other video games. While you could devote an entire website to just listing all the Easter eggs, here’s a list of 9 of the best Easter eggs you don’t want to miss taking screenshots of your characters with from Battle of Azeroth.
Geek And Sundry brings together nerdy celebrities to play Dungeons and Dragons for our amusement. With the latest installment of CelebriD&D, Geek And Sundry brought in Terry Crews to join fan-favorite nerds from Nerdist and Critical Role in a World of Warcraft-themed session of Dungeons and Dragons to celebrate Blizzard’s latest expansion release, Battle for Azeroth. Who are these nerds and what characters did they play? Where can you watch all the action?
Blizzard Entertainment’s World of Warcraft is about to begin its 7th expansion. “WoW killers” came and went, and while it’s numbers aren’t what they once were, Warcraft remains the top MMORPG, with millions subscribed monthly. While you can now purchase game time with (hundreds of thousands) of in-game gold, most still opt to pay their monthly fee. So what does the near future hold for the game? How is Blizzard gearing players up during War of Thorns, their pre-patch event?
Seemingly straight out of Orgrimmar, actress Jamie Lee Curtis arrived in Orc cosplay to last night’s premiere of Duncan Jones‘ fantasy flick Warcraft! Curtis schmoozed with cast members and fans of the film alike, posing for pictures and recording videos- including a pretty impressive nod to “Leroooooy Jenkins!” Her look came off a little more Malificent than Orc, maybe a brow piece or some big bottom teeth pieces would’ve been a bit more accurate. But this fangirl is no stranger to cosplay fun! (more…)
Honestly, it’s strange that Blizzard didn’t try this sooner. World Of Warcraft is the leading MMORPG of our times, sporting a fanbase of millions of nerds who have devoted impossibly long hours into the game and would probably buy every last bit of merchandise that the almighty vidyagame titan would squeeze out of it. In what seems to be a nice little gameplay reference, the lastest TV spot for the upcoming film seems to be focusing on the PvE side of things…
The first full trailer for Legendary Pictures and director Duncan Jones‘ Warcraft based on the Blizzard MMO World of Warcraft has hit the Internet as promised and it looks pretty damn good. Video game movies have a poor track record at the box office. Very few seem to break past the break even point and make any real Hollywood blockbuster type money. Will Warcraft break that tradition? (more…)
While we wait for the full Warcraft trailer to arrive on Friday, Legendary Pictures has released a teaser to the full trailer. I have to say I was a little worried this movie would come off as cheesy as the Dungeons and Dragons movies, but this teaser has sparked a flame of hope that it might not be so. (more…)
Just like every other panel at SDCC15, the footage from the World of Warcraft Panel has been bootlegged on a cell phone and posted online. The only difference here is that it took so long for the material to be posted. Whoever took it must have had to take a couple of days to recover from the weekend. It’s an over the shoulders shot and background noise laden look at World of Warcraft. This is not the trailer, it was shown after this footage that was brought by director Ducan Jones. (more…)