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-- -- welcome back everybody Brian -- here in LA we just talked about lithium ion batteries.
Don't talk about killing demons.
Joining us now Mike -- name is the president and CEO a Blizzard Entertainment.
The division of Activision a bit of the company is well which and other games World of Warcraft they -- the new star -- out basically.
Some of the hottest video games out there and Mike Brown or -- -- thank you very much.
You and I were chatting before the show -- you told me something amazing a lot of our viewers listen they may say video games.
Child's play where's the money -- had a -- a fan event for the warcraft.
That's sold out.
How fast well we.
We have a fan event each year called -- content we hold it down at the Anaheim convention center and this year we sold 20000 tickets.
And they saw that immediately if he did not buy tickets within the first second they went on -- didn't get tickets.
It's a World of Warcraft is hotter than Lady Gaga.
Formally presented affairs he's -- -- 40000 seats basically instantly yes and these are these are people but that spend.
A lot of money.
And time on your games.
Right it's you know it's really more -- World of Warcraft isn't is more than a game.
Hey I know you guys they would call -- -- I mean it's a world that's a virtual world and it be limited -- right it's it's a very.
Social experience so.
People that play World of Warcraft make real friends in the game they -- killed when they see the they're guild mates on line every day.
And you know it's it's more like a society.
And you got other societies in fact star craft -- just launching sort of World of Warcraft but in space -- in the future.
Well let's start that's actually very different game than World of Warcraft star craft is a real time strategy game.
So it's sort of like -- Futuristic war game where you're the commander on the battlefield and star craft launched last week.
And very quickly became the fastest selling PC game this year so far in the past but the best selling strategy game ever.
And once and you forget because I'm afraid I'll get sucked into these these are these worlds why haven't played myself but if you if you go in and indeed he once you -- the game you spend more money -- in the game isn't.
He's like one of those worlds were you actually use real money to buy things.
-- star -- now done world warcraft.
You can hit it optional.
But but really world warcraft is a subscription game three in a pay fifteen dollars a month to play and how many how many members you have.
There's a little over eleven and a half million players and all the work crap right now.
Paying a monthly subscription of fifteen books.
The models a little bit different internationally but the Americans the Europeans are paying fifteen -- from my math skills are very strong but that seems like a lot of money.
And you think you can achieve that level of success with with other offerings -- our -- to set a little bit different but other types of virtual world games.
We are in development on neither virtual world world game it's still pretty early in development who has talk about it is too early -- -- -- a -- That past future presidents it's a brand new world something that.
We're creating from scratch.
That's about all I can feel it ever get executive -- would have taken out I can't beat can you tell us what your name it's OK Mike Moore came.
CEO blizzard a little -- with look at that eleven million people every month around the world paying a subscription.
Going in I mean that's 20000 seat selling out like that you know say what you want about video games.
It's big money and it's incredibly successful weight -- announcer Mike thank you very much.
You -- didn't tell me about it.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Can have a big nerd might think I'm so pale I never leave the house don't say if people play video games are nerds to a world that -- Thanks Brad.
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