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Around the Web: Jane McGonigal, Felicia Day and the Women of WoW

I know a lot of other ladies, besides myself, who play WoW. I'm pretty good friends with many IRL, and I've also met a ton of talented ladies through my guild. But I don't often hear many stories about the women of WoW and how they're making an impact on the world we live in. That's why I perked up recently at hearing two fine examples of women who play WoW, and why they're shattering stereotypes on gamer girls and, more importantly, on the gaming industry as a whole.

The first story I came across on game designer Jane McGonigal doesn't deal directly with Warcraft (although she mentions WoW as one of her favorite games), but more on innovation in gaming and promoting the positive aspects that games can have on culture. Last week, McGonigal spoke on this topic at the TED 2010 conference (TED, a nonprofit organization, stands for "technology, entertainment and design"). The conference featured big-name speakers including Bill Gates, Jamie Oliver and Sarah Silverman. But it was McGonigal who drew my eye. Here's a brief interview CNN did with her:

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Project Lore Interviewed By Nihilum

Recently, I was interviewed for a feature on Nihilum's site. Nihilum is one of the most well known and amazingly dedicated guilds in the world, and they have claimed many world first kills. They are also one of the guilds that has completely beaten all of the Burning Crusade content, including the final boss of the Sunwell Plateau, Kil'jaden. The interview covered all sorts of subjects, from behind the scenes info about our videos, to Alexis' Wrap-Ups, Alex's CNN interview, and the upcoming Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Check out the interview on Nihilum's site!

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Project Lore's Alex Albrecht on CNN

Alex Albrecht AKA DrDark was interviewed about MMO's, World of Warcraft, and Project Lore for CNN's weekly video game segment, Get Your Game On. Check out the interview:

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