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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.
01-Mar-2011 New Springtime Gear from J!NX
Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to shake off your frost debuff and get ready for the season than by picking up some gear from J!NX's brand new World of Warcraft collection? You'll be able to show your Horde or Alliance pride in style with a host of Cataclysm garb -- visit J!NX.com for more information.
01-Mar-2011 New Diablo and StarCraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with four new pieces of fan artwork set within the Diablo universe. We have also added five new pieces of fan art from the StarCraft universe.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the Diablo and StarCraft communities? Submit your fan art today!
25-Feb-2011 World Cup Weekend
Cryptozoic Entertainment's first ever World of Warcraft Trading Card Game World Cup event is coming to Paris from March 4th to 6th! Teams of three from around the globe will battle to become the ultimate world wide winner. With over $100,000 in prizes, it's guaranteed to attract the best TCG minds. Plus, for the first time ever, players will be able to place a Darkmoon Faire tournament in their hometown. If you can't make it, follow along at home on Cryptozoic's live coverage page. This feature will be live on March 4th so bookmark the address!

The first tournament, in Paris, will take place at the Espace Charenton, 327 rue de Charenton in the 12th arrondissement. Check out the Event Schedule for more information!
24-Feb-2011 IEM Season 5 World Championship at CeBIT
The fifth season of the Intel Extreme Masters reaches its peak next week at CeBIT in Hannover, Germany, where twelve of the worlds finest StarCraft II players will compete for the title of World Champion and $30,000 in prize money. Join us there for five days of intense eSports action.

The tournament will take place in hall 23 from 1st to 5th March and your hosts will be no other than Kevin 'RotterdaM' van der Kooi, Dario 'TheLittleOne' Wünsch and Sean 'Day[9]' Plott. For more information on CeBIT, check out their official website. If you cannot make it to the venue, be sure to follow the matches live on ESL TV.

Well also be present and have dedicated computers set up for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Come by for a chat with members of our Community & eSports teams and participate in our contests and activities to win some cool prizes.

Were looking forward to seeing you there!
23-Feb-2011 Diablo III: Male Demon Hunter Revealed
The heroes of Sanctuary have increased their ranks, now joined in their mission by the male demon hunter. This fanatical warrior has sworn himself to a single purpose: the destruction of the vile creatures of the Burning Hells. Visit the official Diablo III site to check out new concept art, screenshots, and a close up of his in-game model.
17-Feb-2011 New Fan Art: Night Raid!
Today we feature some of Javok's artwork with a piece entitled: Night Raid! Check out this orc warrior letting loose his battle cry into the still night air.

We're always looking for new fan art and if you're an artist, you can submit your work to us here. We update the Gallery regularly and encourage you to check regularly to see what new and talented submissions are on display.
14-Feb-2011 Love Is in the Air... and in This New Blizzard Comic
We've just added a special treat to our comics section: a heartwarming tale from our own Samwise Didier, just in time for Valentine's Day. Be sure to check the comics section regularly, as we plan to release more webcomics from Blizzard artists in the months ahead. You'll also find an archive of comics we've collected from the talented artists in our player community.