News Archive

August 2010

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31-Aug-2010 Sizzling Sales at the Blizzard Online Store Firesale!
Get ready to take advantage of the hot deals on BlizzCon n00bs and World of Warcraft calendars over at the Online Store! From August 31st to September 7th, these items are on sale at a special firesale price. Grab them while they’re still hot!
31-Aug-2010 Diablo III on YouTube
The new official Diablo III channel on YouTube is now live! Check out high-quality streaming versions of our cinematics, gameplay trailers, and in-game movies, including the brand-new caravan preview video. Make sure to come back often, as we will be adding even more video content in the future.
27-Aug-2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 2 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
26-Aug-2010 BlizzCon 2010 World of Warcraft and SC II In-Game Items
"Death will rise from the tide!" Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain once warned -- and at BlizzCon 2010, the band’s dire musical prophecy will finally come to pass. Everyone who attends this year’s BlizzCon or purchases the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will receive an exclusive set of murlocalyptic in-game items for World of Warcraft and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. World of Warcraft players will be joined by Deathy, a murloc companion decked out as Deathwing and doing his best to strike fear into the hearts of Azeroth’s crustacean population. You’ll also be able to display your tidal pride in StarCraft II with a Murloc Marine character portrait and a pair of deep-sea decals to emblazon on your units, each with a different terran, protoss, and zerg design.

BlizzCon 2010 takes place on October 22 and 23 at the Anaheim Convention Center. For further details or to order the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, visit www.BlizzCon.com.
25-Aug-2010 gamescom Recap – The Finale!
gamescom 2010 has come to a close! This year, we hosted many events -- including raids with members of the guilds “For the Horde” and “Refuge.” Visitors to our booth also participated in an epic World of Warcraft Dancing contest, Q&A quizzes, and other fun events. We also hosted a Goblin Leveling contest as part of the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm hands-on demonstration. Fans of Diablo got their chance to see the up-coming release of Diablo III at our booth while others could watch the StarCraft II showmatches that took place. All in all, gamescom 2010 was a huge success and we have the screenshots to prove it!

We’d like to thank everyone who dropped by our booth in Cologne and we hope to see you again next year!
25-Aug-2010 New Fan Art: The Worgen And His Bone!
Today we feature some of Egihog's artwork with a piece entitled: New Fan Art: The Worgen And His Bone! This fierce worgen fighter finds no fear facing the Forsaken defilers in his home territory.

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.
24-Aug-2010 Wrath of the Lich King Launches in Mainland China 31/08
The shadow of Icecrown Citadel grows longer, and the armies of the Scourge prepare for battle on a new front…. We’re pleased to announce that World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King will be released in mainland China on August 31! For more information, check out our recent press release.
22-Aug-2010 gamescom 2010 Weekend Recap
The final two days of gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany has brought us plenty of fast-paced action in the form of exciting live raid events, thrilling competitions at our main stage, and breathtaking StarCraft II Showmatches. During the last two days, we were able to see the top guilds For the Horde and Refuge performing live raids in Icecrown Citadel in front of an enthusiastic audience at the Blizzard Entertainment booth. In StarCraft II, the top European players WhiteRa and Strelok showed the audience an exciting performance on Saturday. On Sunday, it was on the shoulders of the well-known players Artosis and Huk to top Saturday’s StarCraft II feat. They kept what their reputation promised by offering a performance that kept watchers on the edges of their seats.

Several events live on-stage such as the Q&A Quizzes, StarCraft II Challenges, and Goblin Leveling Contests -- plus the opportunity to try out the new Blizzard Entertainment titles World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and Diablo III -- enthralled hundreds of fans who enjoyed their time at the Blizzard Entertainment booth here in Cologne.

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Blizzard booth at gamescom 2010 and we hope to see you again next year!
20-Aug-2010 gamescom 2010 Has Started
Since the doors opened Thursday, gamescom 2010 has been in full swing. Many players have already taken the opportunity to try out Diablo III and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta at our booth over in hall 6, B21 and B31. Today, we saw some very impressive performances and also were able to see some interesting approaches to the World of Warcraft in-game dances during the Dance Contest on our main stage. Our winners were given their well-deserved rewards by Jay Wilson and Tom Chilton, taking home graphics cards from Nvidia and a Spectral Tiger from Cryptozoic.

Remember to join us and participate in our contests and quizzes -- such as the StarCraft II challenges or Goblin leveling contests -- and you could win valuable prizes by Bradygames, Cryptozoic, Panini, Razer or SteelSeries! You can also watch the World of Warcraft raids on Saturday and Sunday, performed live on-stage by the top guilds For the Horde and Refuge.

Additionally, our recruiters are on-hand and ready to answer your questions about recruitment and working at Blizzard Entertainment. So stop by with your CV and talk to us about our employment opportunities.

We look forward to welcoming friends both old and new to our booth until the doors close on Sunday August, 22.
18-Aug-2010 gamescom 2010 starting this week
On Thursday, August 19, this year’s gamescom will open its doors to the public! If you stop by our booth, located in hall 6, B21 and B31, you can get your hands on Diablo III and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm beta. Also at our booth, you can watch an exciting StarCraft II showmatch, spectate World of Warcraft live raids and participate in our various contests -- such as the StarCraft II Challenge Mission contest or the World of Warcraft Dance contest -- to win fantastic prizes. Check out our Activities page for more details. We look forward to seeing you at gamescom!
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