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BlizzCon, DirecTV, Bears!

Seriously, what's up with MMOs and bears?

YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
Echoing yesterday's story about EA's beary special Red Alert 3/Warhammer Online preorder bonus, DirecTV announced earlier today that it will be broadcasting live coverage of BlizzCon as a special pay-per-view event, and that the people who buy the PPV event will get an exclusive polar bear mount for World of Warcraft, complete with a BlizzCon-flag-waving murloc. I'll gladly admit that this is of interest to me only because of the apparent ursine-mania that's sweeping MMOs right now, though I imagine the Venn diagram of People Who Would Pay to Watch BlizzCon on Their Television Sets and People Who Would Get Really Excited About a World of Warcraft Polar Bear Mount to be a single, perfect circle.

Like the old Icelandic fishing fable says, bears always come in threes, so expect to see Richard Garriott announce his plans to fight a bear on the moon later this week.
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Posted by Ryan
YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG
Echoing yesterday's story about EA's beary special Red Alert 3/Warhammer Online preorder bonus, DirecTV announced earlier today that it will be broadcasting live coverage of BlizzCon as a special pay-per-view event, and that the people who buy the PPV event will get an exclusive polar bear mount for World of Warcraft, complete with a BlizzCon-flag-waving murloc. I'll gladly admit that this is of interest to me only because of the apparent ursine-mania that's sweeping MMOs right now, though I imagine the Venn diagram of People Who Would Pay to Watch BlizzCon on Their Television Sets and People Who Would Get Really Excited About a World of Warcraft Polar Bear Mount to be a single, perfect circle.

Like the old Icelandic fishing fable says, bears always come in threes, so expect to see Richard Garriott announce his plans to fight a bear on the moon later this week.
Posted by MattBodega

It's BEAR WEEK ON GIANT BOMB DOT COM!
And we're just getting stated! Really! We've Bearly done anything!

Posted by MasterSplinter

I want a polar bear mount!.. or do I?

Posted by ComradeCrash

:P A bear mount for WoW...I laugh but someone just screamed in excitement! I love that pic with the polar bear!

Posted by Kohe321

Bears are cool.

Posted by Not_Rage

Did anyone ever buy that Madden pay-per-view thing?

Posted by MattBodega

If you bought that Madden Pay Per View....then...I don't know. I don't think Giant Bomb, as a website, can save you.
You'd just be so unBEARable.

Posted by albedos_shadow

i would kill to see Richard Garriot kickbox a polar bear on the moon.

Posted by HykCraft

The NUMBER ONE threat to America:

BEARS!!

Posted by HykCraft

Already happened Bear.

Posted by Bear

They should throw a bear into every MMO, no matter how awkward it would be to place one there.
It would instantly make even the worst of MMO's awesome.

Here's hoping APB has bears.

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Posted by FLStyle

@MattBodega:

You didn't just say ... oh, you did ... oh dear.

Posted by Emandudeguyperson

The bear looks like he's having gay sex with that guy! LOL

Posted by JihadJoe

Richard Garriot vs. Polar Bear, now that's a paper view I'd pay to see. Somebody make that happen.

Posted by MrMiyagi

LOL@YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG

Posted by UrFaceIzDum

We need to make this Richard Garriot vs. Wild Bear thing happen. Somebody contact  NASA about using a space shuttle.

Posted by chililili

To the bear forums!

Posted by Crono

Fuck the bear mount, I want a murloc mount that has a little polar bear with a blizzcon flag

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Posted by Milkman

So, basically, $40 for a bear mount?... I'll pass.

Posted by Milkman

By the way, there is already a bear mount in World of Warcraft.

Rawr
Posted by Xeno

I'm not a World of WarCraft fan, I want to see StarCraft 2 stuff.
So I would imagine there's a very small offset to that second circle.

Posted by Arceion

I already have one bear mount...dont need another

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Posted by KingOfIceland

  "Like the old Icelandic fishing fable says, bears always come in threes"

WORD!!........ Although it's actually gonna be Richard Branson who's fighting a bear on Venus, not Garriot on the moon

Posted by Torb

So I was totally eating some Cinnamon Toast Crunch while I was reading this, and the last paragraph made me start laughing uncontrollably just as I put a spoonful in my mouth. Upon looking at the picture and caption, I couldn't keep the milk in my mouth x.x

Posted by gosukiller

My god...
Steven Colbert was right all along!

Posted by hydrarulz

they're doing it wrong!

Posted by Monty344

I would pay to see Richard Garriot fight pretty much anything, but only if it was on the moon.

Posted by MasturbatingBear

BEARS ARE FUCKING AWESOME.