A new Warcraft teaser turns up on the tubes


On the off-chance you're not up to speed on this whole Warcraft thing, these are the basics: You've got humans on one side, and you've got orcs on the other. And they tend not to get along very well, see. But that's more to do with deep-rooted cultural differences, and the sort of misunderstandings that seem to inevitably arise from the fear of the “other,” than because of any inherent evil on either side.

Which isn't to say that there aren't bad actors on both, but in the big picture it's the sort of thing that could probably be worked out without bloodshed if everyone would just step back, take a breath, and try to get a grasp of the other guy's perspective. Which I predict will happen, eventually, but not before a lot of folks get hammered on or cut up in some really uncomfortable ways. I mean, that slide-n-slice at the very end of this new trailer is a smooth move, but oww-oww-owwwww.

Warcraft hits theaters on June 10. For a more detailed look at what may (or may not) be coming, don't miss our analysis of the first Warcraft trailer that debuted last year at BlizzCon.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.