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03-Dec-2010 Cataclysm Info Page is Live
We're pleased to unveil the new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm game information page. There you'll find the latest trailers, a screenshot gallery, downloadable desktop wallpapers, and a collection of epic artwork. The expansion launches at midnight on December 7, so be sure to preorder Cataclysm today and get ready to experience World of Warcraft like never before!
03-Dec-2010 Blizzard Holiday Contests
There's a tradition at Blizzard Entertainment of creating a very special holiday treat each year to share the warmth of the season, but with a uniquely Blizzard touch. We invite you to help us spread the holiday cheer this year by entering our second annual Blizzard Holiday Card Contest or our Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest. You can win great prizes from Razer as well as special autographed copies of Blizzard titles by crafting a Blizzard themed holiday card or dessert. Want to learn more? Pack your creativity and visit the contest pages.

Blizzard Holiday Card Contest
Blizzard Holiday Dessert Contest
03-Dec-2010 Call to Arms! The Cataclysm Is Nigh… In 3 Days!
Heroes, a time of great darkness is upon us. Whether your loyalty lies with the noble Alliance or the fierce Horde, it's time to unite and fight the troops of the Black Dragonflight! In just 3 days the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Midnight Openings will take place in seven locations across Europe. Head over to the Cataclysm Midnight Openings website to find out the location of your nearest official event. In addition to being able to grab some epic loot, various activities will entertain you throughout the evening, and members of the World of Warcraft development team will be on site to sign your copy of the game.

For those of you not able to attend one of the official midnight openings events, make sure to check out the list of all retailers in Europe whose doors will also be opened on the night of December 6/7.
03-Dec-2010 World of Warcraft Mugs Now Available
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Or perhaps you need a not-so-subtle way to show your World of Warcraft enthusiasm at the office (since shouting "For the Horde!" at the top of your lungs during meetings doesn't always go over too well)? Taverncraft has the solution with today's debut of two new massive stoneware mugs. One mug is devoted to the Horde, featuring a panoramic image of Orgrimmar, with the other showcasing the Alliance stronghold Stormwind. Each full-color mug holds a hefty 18 oz. (.53 ltrs.) of your favorite hot or cold beverage, and costs $19.99 plus shipping/handling.
02-Dec-2010 BlizzCast 15 Now Available
BlizzCast 15 is now live! In this episode, we bring you in-depth coverage of the upcoming Cataclysm expansion and discuss everything from world creation to class changes to sound design.

In our first segment, we discuss world-building with World of Warcraft Lead World Designer Alex Afrasiabi and Lead Content Designer Cory Stockton. For our second segment, we delve into music and sound design with Composer and Director of Audio Russell Brower and Senior Composer of Music and Sound Derek Duke. Our third segment focuses on the voice acting in Cataclysm with Producer of Casting and Talent Relations Andrea Toyias. Last, but certainly not least, we sit down with World of Warcraft Lead Systems Designer Greg Street to discuss the class and systems changes in Cataclysm.

Head over to the BlizzCast page to listen now, or download it from iTunes.
01-Dec-2010 Cataclysm Midnight Openings Across Europe!
The hour of doom is at hand! At midnight on the night of December 6/7, thousands of stores across Europe will be open to usher in the greatest cataclysm to strike Azeroth since the Sundering. Check out our list of retailers planning midnight openings at a location near you. Be amongst the first to own World of Warcraft: Cataclysm!
30-Nov-2010 Moonkin Hatchling & Lil' Ragnaros Now Available
We're pleased to announce that the two recently revealed in-game pets, Lil' Ragnaros and the Moonkin Hatchling, have now made their way to the Pet Store section of the online Blizzard Store at a price of €10 each.

Like last year's Pandaren Monk, the Moonkin Hatchling has a soft spot for helping children. For every Moonkin Hatchling adopted from now through December 31, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 50% of the €10 purchase price to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Thanks to the support of all the World of Warcraft players out there who purchased the Pandaren Monk last year, we were able to donate more than $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this past February. We're looking forward to making another big contribution to this great cause on behalf of the World of Warcraft community following the close of this year's promotion.

To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit the Pet Store FAQ, and for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the U.S. visit www.wish.org and outside the U.S. visit www.worldwish.org.
30-Nov-2010 Activities at Cataclysm Launch Events

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

26-Nov-2010 Epic Loot at Cataclysm Launch Events!
We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!
25-Nov-2010 New Fan Art: Drain Life!
Today we feature some of Cryptfever's artwork with a piece entitled: Drain Life! Watch as this sin'dorei warlock drains the life from his enemies!

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.