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Not much more than decade ago, a relatively small and unknown video game developer known as Blizzard Entertainment revolutionized the gaming world with their first real time strategy title: Warcraft: Orcs vs. Humans.
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The real buzz right now is whether the "Hot Coffee" mod was an Easter Egg (a secret feature) created by the game's developer, that was simply activated by a modder, or whether the entire sequence was a mod.