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16-Apr-2011 Direct Debit available on the Blizzard Store
Getting your hands Blizzard’s epic licensed products is now even easier! As part of our efforts to continually improve our services, we are happy to announce that payment through direct debit is now available on the Blizzard Store for residents of Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Austria. There’s never been a better time to pick up a Authenticator or some of the brand new and awesome series 7 action figures — so what are you waiting for? Check out the Blizzard Store today!
13-Apr-2011 BlizzCon 2011 Tickets On Sale May 21 and 26
Mark your calendars! Tickets for BlizzCon 2011 will go on sale at on Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. Paris time and on Thursday, May 26 at 4 a.m. Paris time through the official BlizzCon website ( In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale Saturday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Paris time. BlizzCon tickets will be available at $175 USD each, while tickets to the BlizzCon Benefit Dinner (which include admission to the show) will be priced at $500 each, with proceeds going to benefit Children's Hospital of Orange County. Tickets to previous BlizzCon shows have sold out within minutes, so be sure to synchronize your hourglasses.

If you can't make it to the show in person, the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket will once again allow you to watch the event live from the comfort of your own home. The Virtual Ticket will be available as multi-channel Internet stream around the world and also via DIRECTV in the United States.

See the full press release or visit the official BlizzCon website for more information, and we'll see you at BlizzCon!
06-Apr-2011 StarCraft II Wins LARA Award!
On March 30, StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty took home the highly prestigious LARA – Best International Computer Game award. Blizzard Entertainment Europe was on hand in Munich, Germany to receive the trophy. World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King took the LARA Online Award in 2009, making this year’s award the second LARA Blizzard has won.
05-Apr-2011 A Refreshing Deal at the Blizzard Online Store!
The Pandaren Brewmaster action figure is available at a special reduced price over at the Blizzard Store right now! From April 4 to 11, the mysterious and elusive Brewmaster features in a limited-time-only firesale. Complete with keg, bamboo staff and angry expression, this beautifully carved and decorated figure will bring a unique spirit to any desk, shelf or office. Don’t miss out!
04-Apr-2011 April Fools!
We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day jokes this year! If you missed them, check out this year's pranks: And so, the Blizzard Joke Squad go galumphing back whence they came, hiding amid the slithy toves that gyre and gimble in the wabe, busily plotting and scheming for the future. See you again next year!
01-Apr-2011 Introducing Crabby: The Dungeon Helper
The next content update for World of Warcraft introduces a brand-new feature designed to make your experience in Azeroth a whole lot user-friendlier. Meet Crabby: The Dungeon Helper! This adorable and knowledgeable crustacean companion will guide you through the game with useful hints, tips, and tricks for every situation. Read more about this upcoming feature on our new Crabby information page.
01-Apr-2011 Experience StarCraft Like Never Before
We're proud to present the next step in the evolution of the StarCraft series... and Blizzard Entertainment's long-awaited return to the console scene. Check out our new game information page for all the details, and get ready to fight for control of the Koprulu Sector like never before!
01-Apr-2011 Preview: Tomb of Immortal Darkness
Deep below the damp graveyards of Duskwood, an ancient evil stirs in the darkness...

Featuring new gameplay mechanics, revolutionary Deep Dark® technology, three challenging bosses, and a host of incredible rewards, the Tomb of Immortal Darkness will be the third dungeon to see the light – well, maybe just a dim spark in an ocean of utter blackness – in the next World of Warcraft content update. Click here for a preview of the epic adventures that await!
01-Apr-2011 Hold the Power of the Horadrim in Your Hands
After years of fevered development and tireless research into the mysteries of the Horadrim, we've finally succeeded in capturing the power of one of Sanctuary's most enigmatic artifacts in a portable, downloadable form…. Behold, the Horadric Cube app for your smartphone or supported mobile device! But beware: great power often comes at a terrible price. Visit our Diablo III Horadric Cube app page to learn more, if you dare.
23-Mar-2011 Ringing Bells and Taking Names at NASDAQ
On Monday, March 7 Blizzard Entertainment founders Mike Morhaime, Frank Pearce, and Allen Adham rang the closing bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in New York in celebration of Blizzard's 20th anniversary.

While most executives might have spent their free time discussing the financial market, Mike and Frank decided to squeeze in a game of StarCraft II instead. (Frank won their heated TvT mirror match, but it was close, in case you were wondering.)

While our founders were ringing the bell inside, Blizzard was taking over Times Square outside in the name of our global gaming community. We projected a seven-story-high video featuring cinematics from World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on the NASDAQ tower for a full hour -- marking the first time that Deathwing was ever rendered to scale.

Thanks to your support, Blizzard has been able to spend the last twenty years developing and publishing some of the most epic entertainment experiences ever. Please visit our 20th Anniversary site to take part in the celebration, and be sure to check out the extensive retrospective video we posted recently.