Bank offering World of Warcraft Visa card

“In 2005, Sony Online Entertainment became the object of widespread derision when it let players order from Pizza Hut via in-game commands in EverQuest II. Nowhere was the mockery louder than at Blizzard Entertainment, developer of World of Warcraft, EQII’s archrival in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game space. The Irvine, California-based developer/publisher even played an April Fools’ Day prank satirizing the Pizza Hut function by posting a fake page about how players could order Chinese takeout in WOW.”

“This week, though, Blizzard set itself up for criticism of a harsher variety. The company has struck a first-of-its-kind gaming-banking deal with First National Bank to release a World of Warcraft Visa card.”

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