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01-Mar-2010 StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag Now Available

The highly sought after StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag, which debuted at BlizzCon 2009, is now available in limited quantities on the Blizzard Online Store. This bag features water- and tear-resistant nylon for added durability, multiple compartments, and an adjustable shoulder strap for added comfort with heavy loads. The StarCraft II Ghost Messenger Bag is sold for €64.99 and will only be available until supplies last, so order yours here today!

25-Feb-2010 BlizzCast #13
In our thirteenth BlizzCast episode, we focus on the recent start of the StarCraft II beta! An interview with the StarCraft II's production director and game director discusses what beta testers and the overall StarCraft community can expect in the latest multiplayer version of the game. The developers also provide some insight into other topics such as the single player campaign, eSports, and macro mechanics. In our second segment, World of Warcraft and Diablo community managers take you through a Q&A segment sharing exciting information about how the future of those series are shaping up.

Check out BlizzCast 13 now!
25-Feb-2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from Diablo.
24-Feb-2010 World of Warcraft Official Magazine Issue #1 - Last Chance

Gnomish scribes and goblin designers are hard at work putting together the second epic issue of the World of Warcraft Official Magazine, but you can still receive Issue #1 as part of your subscription if you order before February 28. After that, your only recourse will be to head to the Caverns of Time and hope the bronze dragonflight lets you travel into the past to tell your former self what your future self will be missing out on.

The premiere issue includes a look at the lore surrounding Icecrown Citadel, interviews with the developers on the upcoming Cataclysm expansion, profiles of pet collectors and Arena champs, expert advice from top raiding guilds and PvPers, and much more.

For more info, including a whopping 40-page preview of some of the features in the inaugural issue, head over to www.worldofwarcraftthemagazine.com.

22-Feb-2010 The Gryphon and Wind Rider Have Landed!

The Pet Store has gone plush! Today, we have introduced the Wind Rider Cub and Gryphon Hatchling, the first in a new line of cuddly, crafty critters scheduled to arrive exclusively in the online Blizzard Store. Each plush companion comes with a code for a matching in-game, non-combat, account-bound pet to fly by your side in Azeroth. Both pets are now ready to accompany you throughout your journeys regardless of faction. Get yours today!

22-Feb-2010 A Lover, Not A Fighter?

Are you more interested in love than war? Then feel free to wear your emotions on your sleeve with this new seasonal t-shirt for ladies from J!NX! Strike passion, not fear, in the hearts of those you encounter with Kwee Q. Peddlefeet and his Silver Shafted Arrow emblazoned on your chest

19-Feb-2010 Blizzard on YouTube!

The new official European Blizzard channels on YouTube are now live! Check out high-quality localized versions of our cinematics, gameplay trailers, and in-game movies from Diablo, StarCraft, Warcraft, and World of Warcraft. Make sure to come back often as we will be adding even more video content over time!

17-Feb-2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Beta Is Now Live!

The Koprulu sector rings once more with the sounds of battle, for the public beta test of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty has officially begun! Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered. As with previous Blizzard Entertainment titles, the beta-test process for StarCraft II will occur in phases. In each phase, we will be selecting players who meet specific criteria and who have opted in via their Battle.net accounts.

Players who have been invited to participate in the beta test will need to have a Battle.net account. For more information on the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty beta test, please read the FAQ and our recent media alert.

If you didn't receive a beta test invite, don't worry -- it's possible that you'll be added in a later phase. Keep an eye on the email address associated with your Battle.net account, and stay tuned to eu.StarCraft2.com for further updates.

17-Feb-2010 Pandaren Monk Helps Make Wishes Come True

On Tuesday, Feb. 16, we were honored to host a special event at our Irvine, Calif. headquarters to mark the donation of more than $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation International, two organizations that grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions in 36 countries around the world. This donation, which was based on 50 percent of the total sales during November and December of the Pandaren Monk pet for World of Warcraft, was ultimately made possible by the World of Warcraft community. We appreciate the support the community showed for this important cause.

As part of yesterday's event, we invited 15 wish children and their families to tour the Blizzard campus, meet with the World of Warcraft development team, and participate in a variety of fun activities. Check out the press release to read more about the event, and visit the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Make-A-Wish Foundation International websites to learn more about these organizations.

Photos provided courtesy of Marc Weisberg