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May 26, 2006 at 11:10 AM

Recognition the UW won’t brag about


BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT

An alternative world makes frequent appearances at the UW.

This shouldn’t be a surprise to gamers in Seattle, where you can hear random conversations about “World of Warcraft” on the sidewalks, but the University of Washington is the top WoW school in the country.

At least, that’s the guess of MapWoW, a site so dedicated to the game it uses Google Maps technology to re-create the regions in the game. MapWow came up with that guess based on the number of visitors to its site from universities.

So what’s this game all the youngsters are playing? Click here for a writeup I did on it earlier this month.

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