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30-Nov-2010 Moonkin Hatchling & Lil' Ragnaros Now Available
We're pleased to announce that the two recently revealed in-game pets, Lil' Ragnaros and the Moonkin Hatchling, have now made their way to the Pet Store section of the online Blizzard Store at a price of €10 each.

Like last year's Pandaren Monk, the Moonkin Hatchling has a soft spot for helping children. For every Moonkin Hatchling adopted from now through December 31, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment will donate 50% of the €10 purchase price to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

Thanks to the support of all the World of Warcraft players out there who purchased the Pandaren Monk last year, we were able to donate more than $1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this past February. We're looking forward to making another big contribution to this great cause on behalf of the World of Warcraft community following the close of this year's promotion.

To learn more about the Pet Store, please visit the Pet Store FAQ, and for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the U.S. visit www.wish.org and outside the U.S. visit www.worldwish.org.
30-Nov-2010 Activities at Cataclysm Launch Events

The Cataclysmic launch of the new World of Warcraft expansion is just a week away! Make sure to put the date in your calendar, because attendees will be able to enjoy various activities and even pick up some great loot!

To find out more, visit the official launch event page and select the city nearest to you. You’ll be able to see the activities that will take place there, and much more besides, including which Blizzard developer will be in attendance to sign your copy when the game goes on sale.

26-Nov-2010 Epic Loot at Cataclysm Launch Events!
We are delighted to announce that by attending the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events across Europe you will have the chance to get your hands on some great loot, courtesy of our partners.

Thanks to Creative Technologies Ltd, Cryptozoic, Future, J!NX, NVIDIA and SteelSeries, attendees at the official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch events will have the opportunity to win great prizes, as well as being among the first to get a copy of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. So don’t miss out on this chance, and join us on the evening of December 6!
25-Nov-2010 New Fan Art: Drain Life!
Today we feature some of Cryptfever's artwork with a piece entitled: Drain Life! Watch as this sin'dorei warlock drains the life from his enemies!

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.
25-Nov-2010 Blizzard Store Winter Holiday Screenshot Contest
The winter season is upon us once again and Greatfather Winter has been carefully reviewing his lists, checking them twice, and loading up his cart with all kinds of goodies imaginable from our online store. However, before he visits the inhabitants of Azeroth once more, he's offering some special gift baskets for the most creative adventurers. Whether you are a bold traveler to the frostiest frontiers, a fierce fighter in the deadliest arenas, or a connoisseur of the most amiable climes, Greatfather Winter has a gift basket for you! Check out our Blizzard Store Winter Holiday Screenshot Contest page for more information.
24-Nov-2010 New Diablo III Mouse Pad
Just in time for the holiday season, SteelSeries is releasing the first in a series of Diablo III mouse pads. The QcK Barbarian Edition features artwork from the game, showcasing the might and fury of the barbarian. For more information visit SteelSeries at http://steelseries.com/diablo3.
24-Nov-2010 Give the Gift of Warcraft!
Act now and get epic savings with $5 World of Warcraft, $5 The Burning Crusade, and $10 Wrath of the Lich King. Gift to a friend or upgrade your account in preparation for the launch of Cataclysm.
22-Nov-2010 The Cataclysm Is Nigh!
Join us for the launch of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm on the evening of December 6!

Join us on the evening of December 6 to celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm and be among the first to purchase and play the new expansion! Developers from the World of Warcraft team will be on-site to sign copies and meet players, and attendees will have a chance to participate in organized activities and win great prizes. Find out what time the festivities begin and check out the list of activities below.

Costume Contest: All European launch events will feature a costume contest showcasing players' favourite attire from the game with great prizes for the winners. All selected participants will also be given priority to enter their local event, so start gearing up! Check back here for more details soon.

For more information on official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm launch celebrations near you, including times and a list of local activities and events, check out the launch events website.
19-Nov-2010 Your Fortune Awaits!
The ground trembles beneath your feet and sinister cultists speak of impending doom. Loved ones have gone missing and the appearance of angered elementals only adds to the confusion. What does the future hold for Azeroth's heroes? What fortune awaits within Sayge's cards? Visit the Darkmoon Faire and shed light on these mysteries.
19-Nov-2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 5 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.