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World of Warcraft pay tribute to Robin Williams in-game

September 7th, 2014 by Marc Comments

Well, it was talked about for a while, but it looks like the World of Warcraft tribute to the late actor and comedian Robin Williams in now out there or, well, in there we suppose…

Kotaku report that multiple tributes to the actor – like the genie above – are popping up in Blizzard’s MMORPG. Other nods include Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Toys: “Last month, Wowhead’s data-miners found files and assets for Robin Williams references in the game’s code, but now, they’ve actually found the tribute in-game.

“One Wowhead reader said they found the above genie on an island near Talador in the beta for WoW’s next expansion, Warlords of Draenor. It’s pretty much perfect. Says Wowhead: “You can summon Robin by rubbing the Ever-Burning Lamp. When first summoned, he exclaims ‘INFINITE COSMIC POWER’ and then shrinks and waves goodbye, saying ‘itty bitty living space.”


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….