That Thing They Said They're Not Doing? They're Totally Doing - World of Watchcraft

  • Aired:  12/09/13
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Dwarf paladin Aasif Mandvi charts the fallout in Azeroth following reports of the N.S.A.'s spying on World of Warcraft players. (4:44)

[ LAUGHTER ]TODAY BROUGHT WHAT MIGHT BE THE

MOST SHOCKING REVELATION YETABOUT THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE

N.S.A. HAS INVADED OUR LIVES.

THE N.S.A.'S ACTIVITIES DID NOTSTOP WITH E-MAILS OR CELL PHONES

WITH FOREIGN LEADERS.

THE AGENCY ALSO SPIED ON VIDEOGAMES LIKE WORLD OF WARCRAFT AND

SECOND LIFE.

>> Jon: ALTHOUGH WE CHOSE TOILLUSTRATE THAT WITH UNRELATED

FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS.

ANYWAY WHAT POSSIBLE REASONCOULD THE N.S.A. HAVE FOR THIS?

>> THE AGENCY FEARED THATTERRORISTS WOULD USE THE GAMES

TO PLOT ATTACKS.

>> Jon: I GUESS IT MAKES SENSETHEN HOW ISLAMIC TERRORISTS DO

LIKE TO BE SURROUNDED BY 72VIRGINS.

BOOM!

OH, YEAH!

[LAUGHTER]OHOH, GAMER SLAM!

[LAUGHTER]FOR MORE ON THIS STORY WE'RE

JOINED BY SENIOR INTELLIGENCECORRESPONDENT AASIF MANDVI.

>> THANK YOU, JON.

>WHILE I'M IN AZAROTH I HAVE TOINSIST

YOU REFER TO ME AS GRAYCHALK OFDUNMORROW.

>> Jon: OKAY.

LIKE GRAYCHALK IS YOUR WORLD OFWARCRAFT TROLL NAME I GUESS?

>> I'M NOT A DIRTY TROLL, JON!

>> Jon: ALL RIGHT.

>> I'M A PROUD DWARF PALLADIN.

>> Jon: AASIF.

>> GRAYCHALK.

>> Jon: GRAYCHALK WERE PEOPLEAWARE THAT THE N.S.A. WAS

MONITORING WORLD OF WARCRAFTAND HAVE PEOPLE PLAYING THE

GAME SEEN THE EFFECT?

THERE. WERE SIGNS.

TRAVEL HAD ALWAYS BEEN VERY EASYIN AZAROTH, BUT NOW

IT SEEMS EVERY TIME I'M TRYINGTO BOARD A FLYING MOUNT I'M

PULLED OUT OF THE LINE ANDSEARCHED RANDOMLY.

[ LAUGHTER ]THEY NEVER SEARCH THE ELVES, NO.

>> Jon: I UNDERSTAND GRAYCHALK.

ARE PEOPLE UPSET ABOUT THEN.S.A. INFILTRATE?

>> WE FEEL BETRAYED.

THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE ARE JOININGWORLD OF WARCRAFT AND

MISREPRESENTING THEMSELVES ISUNTHINKABLE.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: REALLY?

>> YES THIS PLACE IS ALL ABOUTTRUST.

IF WE THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE MIGHTNOT BE WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE THE

WHOLE WORLD WOULD FALL APART.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: REALLY?

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> Jon: LET ME ASK YOUSOMETHING GRAY CHALK, SAY THAT

YOU WERE STROLLING THROUGH THEAZAROTH AND YOU ENCOUNTERED AN

ATTRACTIVE YOUNG ELF MAIDEN.

>> BLOOD ELF OR NIGHT ELF.

>> Jon: WHO THE (bleep)KNOWS.

WHICH ONE IS HOTTER?

>> NIGHT ELF.

>> Jon: SAY YOU ARE PLAYINGWITH THIS NIGHT ELF AND YOU GET

TO KNOW HER.

>> ONE TURN STAND OR ARE WEEXCHANGING RINGS OF FORGED POWER

AT THE TEMPLE OF THE MOONBECAUSE IF SO I NEED

ENDURANCE POINTS, AM I RIGHT?

HA, HA.

>> Jon: I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'SRIGHT.

>> IT'S TRUE.

>> Jon: SAY YOU CALL THISWOMAN IN THE REAL WORLD YOU

MIGHT FIND OUT SHE'S NOTACTUALLY THAT.

>> WHAT?

>> Jon: A WOMAN.

[ LAUGHTER ]OR AN ELF.

YOU TAKE THAT BACK!

[LAUGHTER]>> Jon: WHAT ARE YOU DOING,

GRAY CHALK?

>> I'M CASTING A LEVEL NINESPELL OF HOLY WRATH ON YOU.

YOU ARE NOT USING A RETRIBUTIONAURA ARE YOU?

>> Jon: I'M NOT.

>> ARE YOU ON A MAC.

>> Jon: YES, I'M ON A MAC --AASIF IT'S NOT REAL, NONE OF IT,

THE SPELL, THE MONSTERS THEWORLD IF THE N.S.A. REVELATIONS

TEACH YOU ANYTHING IT SHOULD BETHAT.

>> THAT'S RIDICULOUS IF THEWORLD OF WARCRAFT ISN'T REAL WHY

HAVE I BEEN SPENDING EIGHT HOURSA DAY EVERY DAY FOR THE PAST

12 -- OH, MY GOD!

>> Jon: AASIF, ARE YOU ALLRIGHT?

>> WHAT HAVE I DONE WITH MYLIFE, JON.

>> Jon: SORRY IT'S BETTER TOLEARN THIS NOW, RIGHT?

>> RIGHT.

I DID BANK 720,000 GOLD PIECESTO HELP ME START A NEW LIFE

IN THE REAL WORLD.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: REALLY?

>> YEAH, SO I DIDN'T WASTE MYTIME AT ALL, RIGHT.

>> Jon: YOU'VE DONE VERY WELLGRAYCHALK OF THE DUNMORROW!

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