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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 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.
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 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!
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.



15-Mar-2011 Memories of Blizzard Video Contest
Thank you for joining us during Blizzard Entertainment's twentieth anniversary celebration. We couldn't have made it here without you, so we're inviting you to join us in making this milestone even more memorable by entering our upcoming Memories of Blizzard video contest.

For two decades, players like you have provided us with wonderful memories, and we'd love to know how our games have been a part of yours. Unleash your creativity and capture your favorite Blizzard game-related memory on video.

How you do it is up to you; your favorite moment can be heartwarming, hilarious, or truly epic. Your video can be live action, animated, or something in-between -- what's important is the memory you share with us. If your video gets us misty-eyed or makes us stand up and cheer, it could be chosen as one of the winning entries. You can earn countless accolades, untold fame, universal admiration...and legendary prizes including: Ready to take us on a journey through time and space? Check out the official rules page for details and eligibility.
10-Mar-2011 StarCraft II Demo Now Available

If you haven't yet experienced the intense strategic combat of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, you can get into the action today with the newly released demo edition. Featuring full access to the first three missions of the single-player campaign, as well as unlimited access to skirmish mode as the terrans versus an A.I. opponent, the free demo gives you an introduction to the cinematic storytelling and fast-paced gameplay of StarCraft II.

Begin your demo experience here. You don't need a Battle.net account or Internet connection to play once you've downloaded the demo, but you will need both if you are ready to upgrade to the full version of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. For more information on the demo, read the FAQ.

08-Mar-2011 Anniversary Video: A History of Blizzard Entertainment
Did you know that Blizzard Entertainment was originally founded under a completely different name? What is the significance of Jawassic Park in the context of Blizzard Entertainment's art culture? Whatever happened to Orcs in Space? These and many, many more questions are answered in the full-length video we've just released on the Blizzard 20th Anniversary site. Clocking in at almost an hour, this video features candid commentary from the people who have spent the last two decades creating the games that helped make Blizzard Entertainment the company it is today.

Head over to the anniversary site and check out the Blizzard Retrospective Video now!
04-Mar-2011 Assault on Icecrown Citadel Raid & Treasure Packs Now Available
Cryptozoic Entertainment, home of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, has just released the Assault on Icecrown Citadel four-player game and Treasure Pack. The four-player game comes with everything you and three friends need to play right out of the box. Play as Highlord Tirion Fordring, Lady Sylvanas Windrunner, and Lady Jaina Proudmoore and battle against the Lich King and his Scourge army. Each deck comes with the hero's legendary weapon: the Ashbringer, Frostmourne, and Deathwhisper. The Treasure Packs (included in the four-player game and also available separately) contain nine foil cards to upgrade your personal deck and hero. Both products are available at your local hobby store, big box retailer, and Amazon.com.