That’s the only reason I can guess that Blizzard went ahead and made this crappy Chuck Norris World of Warcraft commercial. What? 10 million people only play WoW because Chuck Norris allows them to? What, is he the Blizzard CEO or something? Huh? No? He’s just a former mediocre action star who you couldn’t even get to pretend to play World of Warcraft despite whatever sum you paid him to star in your commercial? Well. That’s not as exciting. Now, if they’d gotten Rory Williams to star in a WoW commercial… “Hello, my name is Rory Williams. I don’t play World of Warcraft, because I prefer to have sex with my incredibly hot redheaded wife Amy Pond. In fact, I’m going to do that right now. Enjoy your little game, or whatever the hell it is.” (Via Geekologie)
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