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I got a flashy email telling me about Blizzcon, what speakers were going to be in attendance, what games they would be discussing, etc. It also mentioned getting a free murloc pet. This invite was to watch the 16 hour event live on the net.
It seemed mildly interesting and I thought I might watch some of it. At the bottom of the email was a button that says "order now". More curious than anything, I clicked the link. It took me to a page where I could purchase my virtual attendance. That's right, for the low, low price of 40 bucks U.S., I could enjoy all this without having to go....
Maybe it's just me, but are they effing kidding? Forty bucks?!!! To see something that'll be all over the net within a day? Why in the hells would I give them 40 cents to watch it? It's one big long commercial!
Anyway, maybe I'm overreacting, but I thought it utterly ridiculous to ask for that kind of money to get the info, what, a few hours earlier than I could get it for free.