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Blizzard’s Big Paris Event

Some OLD Starcraft, Yesteryear.
The Blizzard mothership sends word that the signups for their World Wide Invitational in Paris are now open. The event, which will take place on the 28th and 29th of June, will showcase “the skills of top eSports gamers from around the world” as well as Blizzard’s formidable armory of games. “We look forward to bringing the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational to Europe for the first time and sharing our latest news with players there,” said Blizzard’s Level 70 CEO, Mike Morhaime. “In addition to the great tournament gaming that will be taking place at the event, we’re planning an entertaining show for all attendees.”

The event will contain all the usual conference news, cosplay, and whooping, as well as hands-on play with World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King and StarCraft II. Woo. Tickets are £55.

RPS in Paris: Empire Of Sports

So Gillen and I were invited to visit the offices of F4 in central Paris. F4 are making a sports MMO named Empire Of Sports. Consider it for a moment: a sports MMO. That’s right: no orcs, no elves, not even any spaceships – just healthy young folk wielding tennis bats, kicking foot-to-ball spheres, and pumping iron a world full of gymnasiums. It was clearly our duty to examine it, to question its creators and to have rabbit-based dinner in a popular Parisian brasserie.

Past the jump I self-indulgently ramble on about whatever came to mind while I was writing this up, look at why Empire Of Sports might just be the first generation of a new kind of MMO, and fail to make any worthwhile Amélie references. You’ll also not see the photos we took of our trip, because we forgot to take a camera with us. What we took instead were ‘brain photos’, which we don’t seem to have a USB cable for.
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