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04-Feb-2010 Matt Horner -- Captain of the Hyperion

We've received new information that links former Confederate pilot and Sons of Korhal rebel Matt Horner to the notorious band of criminals and thieves known as Raynor's Raiders. This dossier includes a full personal history and threat assessment of the man believed to be Jim Raynor's second in command.

03-Feb-2010 World of Warcraft App on Facebook Now Available

Share your proudest in-game moments with your real-world friends online with the new World of Warcraft Armory application on Facebook. The app lets you create a custom feed of your characters' activity straight from the Armory, share it with the Facebook community, and view your friends' characters — all on Facebook. Once you've set up the app and linked it to your account, your Facebook identity will be associated with up to five characters of your choosing, and the app will generate automatic updates for your accomplishments, such as level gains, achievements, boss kills, and so on. For more information on how the app works, along with some helpful privacy tips, check out the FAQ.

02-Feb-2010 Diablo III Site now in Russian!

We are happy to announce the Diablo III site in Russian! Now you can follow the updates of your favourite game and stay up-to-date with videos, events and contests, all in Russian. Take a moment to check out the site!

01-Feb-2010 Media Update #5: New Screenshots Added!

We have just updated our Diablo III Screenshot Gallery with ten new screenshots. Take a moment to see the various character classes in action as they fight against the forces of darkness that threaten to overrun Sanctuary once more.

01-Feb-2010 World of Warcraft Headset Pre-Orders!

Creative Labs has announced that a limited number of Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headsets are now available for pre-order at www.amazon.co.uk for £149.99. The World of Warcraft Wireless headset features two sets of interchangeable graphic headset lenses, custom World of Warcraft-themed voice presets, advanced uncompressed wireless technology and THX TruStudio PC audio technology. For more information on the Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Headset, visit www.soundblaster.com.

29-Jan-2010 New Account Security Awareness Webpage

Protecting the citizens of Azeroth is extremely important to us. Our new Battle.net Account Security Awareness page provides helpful advice on what you can do to safeguard your computer, how to spot scams, info on the adverse effects of buying gold, and tried-and-true methods to help prevent account compromises.

26-Jan-2010 Holiday Fan Art Calendar Contest: There's still Time!

Time is winding down on the Holiday Fan Art Calendar contest, but it's not over yet! We're inviting players to create a piece of artwork that helps us set the tone for each month and season, using any major in-game holiday as inspiration. Here's your chance to get a piece of art in the 2011 World of Warcraft calendar, and one lucky grand prize winner will also receive a Wacom Cintiq 12WX digital input tablet (the same kind used by many of our very own Blizzard Entertainment artists) to take his or her art to the next level.

The contest ends February 8, 2010, so get into the spirit of your favorite in-game holiday and let your cup of creativity flow over! See the contest page for full details.

26-Jan-2010 'Invincible' Available for Listening

The combined efforts of the World of Warcraft community have now unlocked a piece of epic in-game music that is part of the encounter with Arthas in Icecrown Citadel: 'Invincible,' an ode to one who has fallen. Time and events have left it unclear whether the song refers to the former prince of Lordaeron or his beloved steed. This unlockable stream will be first chance to hear the piece in its entirety.

Head over to the World of Warcraft anniversary site and listen to 'Invincible' now! Also, make sure to send in your Battlecry Mosaic pictures for more cool unlockables.

25-Jan-2010 World of Warcraft Official Magazine Issue #1 Out Now!

The premiere issue of the World of Warcraft Official Magazine is now arriving in subscribers' mailboxes. Issue #1 includes a look at the lore surrounding Icecrown Citadel; interviews with the developers on the upcoming Cataclysm expansion; profiles of pet collectors, Arena champs, and achievement seekers; expert advice from top raiding guilds and PvPers; and much more.

You can still receive Issue #1 if you subscribe before February 28. For more info, including a whopping 40-page preview of some of the features in the first issue, head over to www.worldofwarcraftthemagazine.com.

20-Jan-2010 StarCraft II in Italian and Polish!

We are happy to announce that we have added a new language to our StarCraft II site. Italian speakers can now check out the latest news about StarCraft II in their own language. We have also added a landing page for our Polish community which will be expanded upon in the near future. In addition to translating the site into these two languages, we will also be releasing StarCraft II itself in Italian and Polish! Take a moment to check out the new StarCraft II sites and the new Battle.net forums for Italian, Polish, and Russian speakers!