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One of the fic­tional games in Crow­ley’s book is World Of War­craft par­ody Realms Of Fightinge, based on an an­i­mated se­ries of the same name he had co-writ­ten, though he con­fesses to not be­ing a fan of MMOs. “I don’t get any sat­is­fac­tion from them,” he tells us. “But I was re­ally in­ter­ested in [WoW] as a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non, as well as a lot of the re­al­world stuff that’s built up around it, like gold farm­ers. The fact there’s a pro­fes­sion for peo­ple to go stab lizards in a videogame to sell fake money for real money I think is kind of trou­bling but also fascinating.” The fea­ture-length se­ries is found on YouTube.

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