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Blizzard's New Cataclysm Video Is Shameless Scenery Porn

| 3 Dec 2010 23:02

This final (?) Cataclysm trailer may just be eye candy for WoW junkies, but it really doesn't need to be anything else.

In case you've missed it, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is out next week. Yeah, it's pretty big news. Blizzard has been building up to the big event with a promotion called "Your Fortune Awaits...," though I can't really say I've been following it too closely.

At any rate, WoW players hit 100% on the contest, and Blizzard responded with this video you see here to the right: "The World Reborn." It's a glimpse at how the world of Azeroth will look once Cataclysm drops this Tuesday - old zones (already given their cataclysmic revamp), shiny new zones, and instanced dungeons alike.

Yes, it's just scenery porn (whoops, TVTroped you, sorry). If you don't play WoW, you probably won't care that much. If you do, though, it's pretty fun to watch - and I'm consistently impressed by how Blizzard's stellar art department can make a game that was technologically dated when it came out six years ago still look so good. I mean, that midair city in the clouds (the raid instance of Skywall)? That's eye candy, right there.

I'm super psyched for Cataclysm, even if I'll still have to be working all next week writing news for y'all. Ah well, that's what I get for not requesting time off in advance.

Stock up on Mountain Dew and pop-tarts, folks. We're in for a ride.

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