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04-Sep-2010 BlizzCon 2010 Costume and Dance Signups Open
Signups are now open for the BlizzCon 2010 Costume and Dance contests! Eligible entrants are invited to strut their stuff live on stage, with the festivities being hosted by our master of ceremonies, comedian Jay Mohr. You have until October 4 to sign up for the live contests, and you must sign up online if you want to participate. With over $25,000 in prizes for our Friday night contests, this is one you don't want to miss.

Speaking of which, submissions for the Fan Art, Original Song, and Movie contests close in less than a month on September 27, so if you haven't entered yet, you'd better get cracking!

If you aren't attending BlizzCon you can still check out these contests, all panels and tournaments, and even receive extra goodies including the "Deathy" World of Warcraft in-game pet by purchasing a BlizzCon 2010 Virtual Ticket.
03-Sep-2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 2 pieces representing the Diablo universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
01-Sep-2010 StarCraft II: Over 3 Million Served
Within its first month of release, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has already gone on to sell more than 3 million copies. We want to thank everyone who's already picked up the game for helping us achieve this incredible milestone and for bringing the thunder to Battle.net. Read the full announcement here.
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.