So I seem to be the only person who thinks that calling a game Call of Duty: World At War, a clear mash-up of two major brand names, is an Activision-Blizzard merger joke.
Well how about today's news? It's no joke: Starting June 26, PS3 and Xbox 360 Guitar Hero III owners can download — for free — "I am Murloc," a thrash metal song created by WoW developer Blizzard's very own in-house band, Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain.
Remember when people were worried that the crossovers between Activision and Blizzard were going the other way? I bet this will go down more smoothly.
The only question is if this was one of Blizzard president/ Level 70 bassist Mike Morhaime's conditions for the merger.
World of Warcraft joins Portal, Halo and God of War as games that have had songs into today's major rhythm games.
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GNOMES, ELVES AND ORCS THRASH WITH A DIFFERENT AXE AS
WORLD OF WARCRAFT® JAM DEBUTS AS FREE DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR GUITAR HERO® III: LEGENDS OF ROCK
SANTA MONICA, CA – June 25, 2008 – Combining the best selling game of 2007 with the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Blizzard Entertainment®'s World of Warcraft®, players across the globe will soon be shredding to a free downloadable track for Activision Inc.'s (Nasdaq: ATVI) Guitar Hero® III: Legends of Rock.
World of Warcraft players will remember the hit "I am Murloc" as the tongue-in-cheek tribute to the beloved race of fish-people by Blizzard Entertainment's house band, Level 70 Elite Tauren Chieftain. The thrash metal-style song debuted to delighted attendees at Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon™ 2005 gaming convention in Anaheim, CA.
Rock stars will be able to rip it up to "I am Murloc" by downloading it on Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®Store for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system starting on June 26, 2008 in advance of the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational held in Paris, France June 28 and June 29.