I want her to be thrown under a bus. And not in a figurative sense either.
Anybody pining over this chick is pathetic. She's about as hot as a cold fish.
Best WoW ad yet.
PS Throw in a Ron Swanson character.
I have no idea who this person is, and I don't care either, considering I don't play WoW to begin with.
I hate WoW, but damn if I don't love Aubrey Plaza. She's amazing in Parks and Rec.
On that note, I would buy a thousand WoW subscriptions if they got Nick Offerman to do one of these as Ron Swanson, where he just lists facts about the game.
More character actors being unfunny.
I like Aubrey Plaza. I hate WoW. The commercial does nothing for me but make me yell, "I'LL GIVE YOU DIAMONDS AUBREY!!!"
The male announcer at the end of this commercial is current Filter bassist and former voice of Carl's Jr, Phil Buckman. Besides voicing a WoW commercial, if you want to look to his geek cred, Phil is also an actor that was featured in the Weird Science series, An American Werewolf in Paris, and has done voice over work on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!, King of the Hill, Xyber 9: New Dawn, and two Spider-Man video games.
Is she the new Zooey Deschanel? Poor Zooey wasn't able to bask in that "manic pixie dream girl" spotlight very long, did she?
I'm wearing that shirt right now.
This video does not gel with my personal sense of humor and this woman does not live up to my asinine ideals, therefore, it is an affront to humanity.
I guess they didn't want to shoot a commercial with Adrienne Curry playing Warcraft in the nude
If you cut the video off at the 23 second mark it sounds like some random chick's Vlog rather than an actual advertisement. Remember the old Shatner WoW commercial? You know, the one that had actual game footage in it? That was a commercial trying to pitch WoW.
This commercial doesn't do that. It says "Look! It's that chick from the Scott Pilgrim movie, you guys!" for 23 seconds and then "Oh yeah, and buy World of Warcraft!" for two seconds.
Marketing department fail.
Y'all nee to chill out on the indignation, Aubrey Plaza is funny as hell and so is this commercial. I love that they had her make a commercial. Solid GOLD.
Truth be told, I didn't dig this commercial much. Could be it's Warcraft (I'm not a fan of it,) could be the lady (general attitude is kinda lax, and if she's willing to drop her boyfriend for a game...) could be that I just don't dig their ads in general. I dunno, but it just didn't make me want to play Warcraft.
Anyone notice though how their commercials are showing significantly less game footage? It's like they're just selling it as "It's Warcraft. Everybody plays Warcraft. If you don't, then you're not cool. Screw you, uncool guy. We're going raiding." I wouldn't be surprised if that ends up being their next commercial.
And this also makes me think of what I said yesterday at some point - do they market to nerds because they want nerds to play, or do they market it as "a nerd-like thing" because "it's cool to be a nerd?" It's like which came first with the MMO nerds - the MMO or the nerd?
If bitches like this are playing WoW then I don't really want to play it.
Yeah I get that's her schtick, but I'll never understand why commercials portray the people who use it as complete assholes. How is that supposed to make me want to use the product?
I'm gonna get accused of being gay for this, but...
... who the fuck are you, woman?
This is one of those situations where the Dumb and Dumber quote works perfect:"Just when I think you couldn't possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!"
That and Aubrey Plaza is awesome.
I hate World of Warcraft, but good god, this is girl is HOT! Almost makes me wanna play WOW, almost. :P
I appreciate that female gaming is being encouraged, but really? The whole "girls want diamonds for presents" / "girls are obsessed with diamonds or other types of fancy gems" stereotype?
Sorry Blizzard Old Republic starts in 19 days....so uhm yeah.
Tim and Eric is the worst show to ever exist and I do believe it will be the cause of the end of the world. Idk how, but that is my belief.
She's the Felicia Day for geeks who hate themselves and everyone else, too.
Bullshat. Zooey's got the LONDON LOOK. This Audrey Palooza chick is just sour nerd no one would talk to in real life because she's a debbie downer.
Thank you for not making me have to go to google to ask, "Who the fuck is Aubrey Plaza and why should I fucking care?"
Well, obviously it sells. Dunno why.
She was named after a city park or shopping center, probably in someplace called "Aubrey". Maybe she even born there, which explains her crassness.
You are gay.
I never considered annoying as hot....go figger'
Women like sparkly things that came at the cost of the explotation of 3rd world labor and are used to fund bloody conflicts. Wasn't that the point of the movies BLOOD DIAMOND and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER?
You're kinda thick, aren't you? The diamonds reference leads to an in-game reference, hence making this thing called a joke. I understand misplaced indignation can interfere with humor detection, so I spelled it out for you.
I hope Tim and Eric both die in a fire. Extremely unfunny show that just makes me angry.
Because people... like Bcormeay... are sarcastic assholes.. ^_^
There was actually a funny line from Parks and Rec about that.
"Even the super left-wing chicks who saw the movie Blood Diamond and cried, when they get diamonds, they're like 'Yeah bitch, get me one of them blood diamonds! Make 'em extra bloody!"- Tom Haverford
Dude, take it easy. Girls can be a little slow sometimes.
Wow I'm thick? Maybe there is a reference in the commercial but the fact is that people who do not play WoW wouldn't know what that in game reference is (if it's more than "Hey you can mine stuff in this game). This commercial comes off to -non- WoW players as another "HAHA girls love diamonds" joke to me.
Here's the thing; Maybe Aubrey likes getting diamonds, and that's cool. However, I don't know her personally, so to me this is another pandering to women enjoy shiney baubles gimmick and I find it a little tiresome. I'm glad other people find it funny, but I just think they could have gone with something else that doesn't reinforce women wanting jewelry for gifts. To me this is the equivalent to "Haha men are stupid, they can't figure out how to use a blender without making a mess" commercials.
You might want to put that shovel down while the grave is only ankle deep.
Funny, there are also shiny baubles in-game. http://www.wowhead.com/item=65...
It's still a sad stereotype...yawn.
You must not have gotten the memo. No politics on here. Even if it is part of the lamest burn I've ever seen.
If you want to deconstruct even further--the commercial also implies that, while she objected to getting the game initially, as a woman who fits the basic "Nerd Girl" aesthetic, eventually she'll come around and enjoy it.
This sort of stereotype cuts both ways.
I've never played WoW and I figured it out, and laughed, so if the thick fits, wear it. Like a diamond. Shouldn't you be in a park occupying something instead of showing your ignorance online? Sorry, that's the same thing!
I can't help but hear Katey Sagal when I read your posts :}
I don't really think that's what they're doing. Aubrey Plaza is playing a character here. She usually comes across as the sarcastic, mean, deadpan girl who is also kind of adorable. I'm relatively sure that WoW sending a message that their game ends relationships is not something to be taken seriously, so you should probably take that whole bit with a grain of salt and assume she's kidding about the whole thing.
Blizzards Warcraft commercials tend to be aimed at people who already play. Odd, but true.
I don't really think there's really any chance of getting female gamers by appealing to gender stereotypes. It's pretty much enforced now in any (videogame, RPG, TCG) that swooning maidens who can't take care of themselves are out. These days, love as a motive to take on the Big Bad has more to do with revenge.
Of course, just last decade, it was expected that men spend as much on fashion as women.
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