Leeroy Jenkins

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Five lessons learned by a noob online gamer

    Until recently, I avoided online games the same way I avoid Justin Bieber fans: by pretending with all my might that they don't exist. Then came Game of Thrones Ascent on Facebook, and since I am a fan of the books/show, I started playing -- and wandered into the bizarre and complex world of online ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Charles Chaput: Denver Archbishop's attack on video-game ruling bugs Gamer Nation (VIDEO)

    Charles Chaput.​Denver-based Archbishop Charles Chaput better watch out next time he plays Call of Duty online. Why? A lot of gamers are gunning for him in the wake of an editorial in which he criticized the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down a California law meant to protect minors from vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Ones and Zeros machinima fest to feature Leeroy Jenkins, local World of Warcraft hero

    ​Leeroy Jenkins is back! The World of Warcraftvideo game character (and the local gamer behind him Ben Schulz) shot to international super-stardom thanks to a 2005 viral video. While the psycho-warrior has been quiet for a few years, he'll be charging into the limelight tomorrow, June 18, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Leeroy Jenkins, World of Warcraft hero, to appear at Ones and Zeros' Machinima Fest

    ​The Broomfield Council of the Arts and Humanities series Ones and Zeros features film and animation made with new technologies -- like this Saturday's showcase for machinima, the use of video games to make movies. As a bonus, the event, taking place 5 p.m.-9 p.m. at 5019 West 120th Avenue (ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Ten ridiculous wikis to cure your boredom with just one click

    Is there a wiki for this? Why yes, yes there is.​Wikipedia may be the world's largest online encyclopedia, but lately its increasing credibility and citation of sources have sucked out all of its fun. What if you just want something to laugh at, like a page of bullshit you're never ever going ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Leeroy Jenkins in the Army: Military bases Iraq strategy on World of Warcraft misfit

    ​In the pantheon of video games, Leeroy Jenkins is a legend. Leeroy, the World of Warcraft character of mild-mannered Lafayette native Ben Schulz, shot to stardom thanks to a 2006 YouTube clip (seen below). His gaming fame earned Leeroy a Howard Stern reference, a mention on Jeopardy and a sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Will Leeroy Jenkins make the new World of Warcraft movie?

    A pair of Hollywood studios said this week that Sam Raimi (of Spider-Man fame) will direct a live-action movie based on the online video game, World of Warcraft, and we can only hope there will be part, even a small one, for our old friend, Leeroy Jenkins. Jenkins, of course, is the character creat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Obama and Leeeeeeeeroy Jenkins: Change we can believe in

    Just when the world seems in capable hands with the election of Barack Obama, some disquieting news comes out: The president-elect has hired a disciple of Leeroy Jenkins, the wacko who gained global fame by running beserk in the online game World of Warcraft. (To learn about the mild- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Leeroy Jenkins Rocks ROFLCon, Snags Wired Mention

    It’s not too surprising that one of the biggest hits at ROFLCon, the Harvard University conference on Internet celebrity, was Colorado native Ben Schulz. After all, Schulz is the player behind that unlikely and slightly unhinged World of Warcraft superstar, Leeroy Jenkins. A Wired magazine article ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    Leeroy Deconstructed

    When local gamer Ben Schulz and his pals made the inane video “A Rough Go” in the massively multiplayer online game World of Warcraft, they created a global phenomenon – one that launched Schulz’s video game character Leeroy Jenkins to international stardom, as described in the story, “The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2007

    Toyota pulls a Leeroy

    As described in the Westword story “The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins,” Colorado resident Ben Schulz’s World of Warcraft character Leeroy Jenkins has become one of history’s most famous video-game screw-ups, inspiring Jeopardy questions and appearing on schoolgirls’ T-shirts in Korea. Now, two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2007

    Leeroy Jenkins Will Never Die

    Can anyone get enough Leeroy Jenkins? Apparently not, since our story ("The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins," March 8) is still the most viewed story on the site, almost six months after it was originally published. To sate the need for more Leeroy, here's a link to a brief video interview (NSFW, due to th ... More >>

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    March 22, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 3/22/07

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    March 8, 2007

    The Legend of Leeroy Jenkins

    Ben Schulz issued the battle cry that echoed across World of Warcraft.