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Enter the World of Barcraft

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You know what’s not cool? Nerds in general, like World of Warcraft players — no offense, it’s not like 30-year-olds who are still emotionally attached to Masters of the Universe are cool either. But you know what is cool? Drinking. So even I, a non-WoW-player, would like to offer my support of these official World of Warcraft beer steins (please don’t call them ale steins, because then you’re just making them less cool). On the left is the “Tankard o’ Terror,” which looks rugged and basic and no particularly terrifying, and on the right is the Lich King Epic Stein, which will probably look cool to people until they get close to it and realize it’s covered with dragons and shit. At the moment, both tankards are available for pre-order here, and are due in January. Salud!

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.