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Posted 2005-11-17 by Tony Walsh
 
 
     
 
According to the kids at Digg.com, the famously-popular multiplayer online game World of Warcraft made a splash yesterday on the college edition of American TV quiz-show Jeopardy. The show, which presents the answer to a question contestants are tasked with formulating, gave the answer: "This role-playing game out in 2004 returns to the 'World' of Azeroth, where heroes like Leeroy Jenkins do battle." The remarkable part about World of Warcraft's appearance on Jeopardy isn't so much that a popular game has reached pop-culture status, but that Leeroy Jenkins--a player-created character whose bumbling expoits in a staged video lead to cult sub-stardom--was cited.
 
     
 
   
 
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Comment posted by csven
November 17, 2005 @ 11:15 am
     
 
I happened to be watching Jeopardy last night and the thing that got me was... no one got the answer.
 
     
 
     
   
 
Comment posted by Tony Walsh
November 17, 2005 @ 11:29 am
     
 
Considering college students were the contestants, I'm surprised nobody got it--I guess when you're a Jeopardy champ you've got no time for video games. :)
 
     
 
     
   
 
 
     
 
     
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