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26-Nov-2009 Mr. T is lookin' gooooood in Europe!

Mr. T and his Night Elf Mohawk grenades are coming to the EU with two televised ads that will be aired in several European languages on November 28th. These TV spots can also be found right now on our brand new World of Warcraft Europe YouTube channels, available in English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish languages. Find out how Mr. T is making World of Warcraft in the EU look gooooooooood!

26-Nov-2009 StarCraft "Vespene Laughs" Comic Contest

This month’s StarCraft Comic Contest ends on the 28th so hurry and get your submissions in. Comics can be submitted in any medium; they just need to be original, StarCraft themed and most importantly, funny! Read more about the rules, prizes and how to submit your entry here.

26-Nov-2009 Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Action Figure Now On Sale
You've probably run into his empty keg in your travels through the Barrens -- now you can own a collectible action figure of Azeroth's most renowned pandaren wanderer. Capturing the spirit (and spirits) of Chen Stormstout, the Pandaren Brewmaster Deluxe Action Figure is a limited-edition, premium-sculpted piece that stands at a colossal 8 inches and features Chen's signature bamboo bo staff and brewmaster's keg. The Pandaren Brewmaster Action Figure is available in limited quantities and can be ordered exclusively through the online Blizzard Store. Head over there today to order one for the budding Brewmaster in your life.
26-Nov-2009 FigurePrints Celebrates Five Years of World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is now five years old, and FigurePrints is marking the occasion with a selection of limited-edition products. FigurePrints can now be ordered with an exclusive Onyxia-themed base for 7,95€, and the Onyxian Whelpling is now available as a FigurePet for 24,95€. Both are available for purchase at www.figureprints.com until the end of 2009.
25-Nov-2009 World of Warcraft Turns 5 and Warcraft Turns 15
Over the past 15 years, a lot has changed in Azeroth. Valiant heroes have travelled the length and breadth of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, taken wing in Outland to free the Black Temple from Illidan's clutches, and set sail for Northrend to battle the mighty Lich King. Whether you've been part of the adventure from the beginning or are just getting started now, we're glad to have you with us for the five-year anniversary of World of Warcraft and the 15-year anniversary of the Warcraft series.

To commemorate these milestones, any character that logs into the game between now and Sunday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. (realm time) will receive their very own Onyxian Whelpling non-combat pet. We've also just launched the Warcraft anniversary website. There you’ll find video interviews featuring personal anecdotes from some of the shapers of Warcraft, as well as the Battlecry Mosaic where you can show off your faction pride. Visit the anniversary site now!
20-Nov-2009 IgroMir 2009: Developer Panels

At the biggest Russian games event, IgroMir, which took place on November 5-8, Blizzard Entertainment presented two Blizzard games: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and StarCraft II. Chris Sigaty (lead producer on StarCraft II) and J. Allen Brack (production director on World of Warcraft) visited IgroMir for the first time, taking a moment out of their busy schedules to talk to the Russian audience about these eagerly awaited games.

You can have a look at the recaps of the both panels on our IgroMir Coverage page:

19-Nov-2009 StarCraft II Content Drop

We've just uploaded new intel to the StarCraft II website. This latest transmission sheds new light on the goings-on in the Koprulu sector and highlights key persons of interest associated with recent anti-Dominion activity. In particular, this content drop includes:

  • Short Story: Changeling - Just because the years following the Brood War have so far been relatively uneventful, that doesn't mean it's safe out there in the cold vastness of space. Zeta Squad is about to find this out, the hard way.
  • Singleplayer Storytelling - Discover the ways in which StarCraft II will build on and expand the storytelling techniques of previous Blizzard titles, awaits you in this article.
  • Multiplayer Mapmaking - Ever wonder what design considerations and decisions go into the many multiplayer maps of StarCraft II? Check out this article to learn more!
  • Character Biographies: Tychus, Zeratul, Raynor - The character biographies for Raynor and Zeratul have been updated with new art and additional info, and you can now also read up on Tychus Findlay, one of Jim Raynor's old comrade-in-arms.
  • New Art and Screenshots - Check out more than 20 new screenshots and pieces of concept artwork! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks... check out all the new info now!