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PostSubject: World of Warcraft Gets Bejeweled   Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:15 pm

Worlds collide as the addictive puzzler joins forces with the addictive MMO.

In what will no doubt blur the lines for hardcore World of Warcraft fans even further
between where the game ends and the real world begins, Wired's Game|Life reports that
PopCap's ubiquitous puzzle game Bejeweled
will be added into Blizzard's similarly ubiquitous
MMO next Thursday.
Yes, soon you'll be able to waste time playing Bejeweled while you wait
for some sort of in-game appointment, just like you do in real life.

But as Game|Life reports, Bejeweled traveled a less than ordinary
path to becoming part of Blizzard's ever-growing massively multiplayer
hegemony. Bejeweled first became incorporated into WoW as a mod created
by Michael Fromwiller, a student at San Jose State University. The mod,
called "Besharded," eventually became noticed by Bejeweled developer
PopCap, who -- rather than, say, sue Fromwiller as one might expect -- hired him instead. rabbit

"[Besharded] was cool and fun, but not very polished, so we
reached out to the gamer in question and hired him to do an official
version of Bejeweled for WoW," said a PopCap representative to
Game|Life. But why did Fromwiller decide to make a Bejeweled clone for
WoW in the first place? Apparently, simply to battle the frequent bouts
of boredom that comes with in-game downtime.

"Thinking about all the add-ons that I used and what they could
do, I decided that there was potential [in making] a mini-game to play
within World of Warcraft," Fromwiller said. "I started with a simple
game or two in order to see what type of games I could make. After I
was satisfied with the results, I thought to myself: 'Hey! What about
Bejeweled? I could probably make a clone of the original game for WoW
and could cure plenty of hours of boredom.'"

It's a pretty neat story all around, and a nice inclusion to
have in World of Warcraft. But it does make it worth reflecting that,
when we eventually play Bejeweled in WoW, we will for that time
literally be paying Blizzard a monthly fee to be bored in their game
and play a different game instead. We're not sure exactly what that says about us,
and we're not sure we want to know.

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PostSubject: Re: World of Warcraft Gets Bejeweled   Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:49 pm

lame.. i rather kill alliance

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