Blizzard's annual Blizzcon is, for the most part, a friendly get-together for like-minded fans, a place where people can hang out and revel in the fact they all love the same games.
It's a shame, then, that this year's show was closed out by a video featuring little else but slurs and a guy saying fuck a lot.
Warning: the above clip is NSFW.
The guy in question is George 'Corpsegrinder' Fisher, lead singer of metal band Cannibal Corpse, who performed on-stage at Blizzcon's closing ceremony.
In addition to lending his talents to the closing gig (it wasn't actually Cannibal Corpse playing), Blizzard also aired an interview with the guy, a devoted World of Warcraft player and passionate member of the game's Horde faction. The version shown at Blizzcon was "bleeped", but we've posted the original here, just for the full effect.
It's awkward viewing, especially the "homo" and "die" parts. As you'd expect from a game with over ten million players, there are a number of World of Warcraft subscribers, gay or otherwise, not happy with Blizzard's screening of the clip, viewing it as a passive endorsement of sorts of Fisher's behaviour.
Additionally, gaming website GayGamer has been contacted by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) about the matter.
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