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03-Apr-2009 Arena Shoutcasting Contest!
Our first World of Warcraft Arena Shoutcasting Contest will end in just two short weeks. So, if you want to join in for the chance to win a Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP-HC monitor and a BlizzCon 2008 polar bear mount, there's still time left!
Take a look at our Arena Shoutcasting Contest page for details on how to enter and win. You can also check out the Terms and Conditions for entering.
02-Apr-2009 April Fools!
We hope you enjoyed our April Fools' Day events. If you missed them, check out this year's jokes: The Blizzard Entertainment Joke Team will see you again next year. Just kidding - we're always around waiting to pounce.
01-Apr-2009 New StarCraft II Unit: Introducing the Terra-tron!
We’ve just released a sneak peek at a new unit and last-stand base defense mechanism for the terrans: the Terra-tron.
A twelve-stories-tall symbol of the terrans' ruthless resourcefulness and ability to fortify their position, the Terra-tron base-defense system is the latest addition to the ever-expanding bag of terran tricks.
Check out the Terra-tron now!
01-Apr-2009 P1mp My Mount!
Tired of your mount looking like every other raptor, wolf, horse, kodo, or nightsaber out there? Want to spice it up with some armor plating, a few spikes or chains, or maybe even some flaming decals? Then you'll love this new, up-coming feature to World of Warcraft where you can get your mount epic-ized and accessorized! What are you waiting for? P1mp yo' mount now!
01-Apr-2009 Diablo III: Meet the Archivist!
Out of the darkened studies of Westmarch emerges the archivist, Diablo III's newest playable class. Proving once and for all that the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, the archivist fights not only to save Sanctuary’s future, but its past as well.
To find out more, visit the brand-new archivist information page to read the latest excerpt from the journal of Abd al-Hazir and see some of the archivist's powers in action.
We've also expanded the media galleries with one new piece of artwork and two new screenshots.
30-Mar-2009 Pre-order Collector's Edition Arthas: Rise of the Lich King
Pre-order a numbered and signed copy of Arthas: Rise of the Lich King with a leather collectors gift set which includes a first edition hardcover copy of Arthas signed by Christie Golden, Numbered 1 out of 10,000, complete with certificate of authenticity and collectors Leather Gift Box.
30-Mar-2009 Now Available: Custom Guild Hats!
Following the launch of custom World of Warcraft guild shirts, SwagDog is now also offering custom guild hats. With them, players can display their guild tabard emblem across the front and have the option to display their guild name, name of the character they play, and faction icon on the back. The ordering interface also now interfaces directly with the Armory, making it even easier to retrieve your guild tabard design. Visit Warcraft.Swagdog.com today to show your guild pride with a custom guild shirt or hat.
30-Mar-2009 Brand-New Screenshots and Movie With BlizzCast #8
Continuing our behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment games and developers, BlizzCast #8 features Q&A sessions about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III and finishes with an in-depth Diablo III interview discussing the special effects that create the world of Sanctuary, as well as the latest changes to the game’s UI.
Our complete transcript includes exclusive new screenshots of Diablo III and StarCraft II, as well as a short example movie from Diablo III.
Listen to BlizzCast #8!
27-Mar-2009 The StarCraft II website now in Russian
We are pleased to welcome you on the official StarCraft II website in Russian! Discover the forthcoming sequel to the legendary Blizzard best-seller, StarCraft. Get familiar with the new units and gameplay mechanics, read behind-the-scene interviews, learn the full story and understand the reasons behind the merciless war between three powerful races: Protoss, Terran and Zerg.
Feel free to explore our Movies and Downloads pages, to be regularly updated with Russian content. News and Q&A archives will be kept in English, while new materials will be published directly in Russian.
20-Mar-2009 Introducing the New Battle.net Account
We’re pleased to introduce the Battle.net account -- a brand-new way for players to manage their Blizzard Entertainment games, make online Blizzard store purchases, and more using just one set of login information.
In the near future, World of Warcraft players will be able to merge a World of Warcraft account (or multiple accounts) with a Battle.net account, and begin logging in to the game, the Armory, and the forums using their new Battle.net account login information.
Some of the other benefits of the Battle.net account include:
  • Fewer passwords to remember. One single login lets you access World of Warcraft (coming soon), the online Blizzard store, and more -- including upcoming games such as StarCraft II and Diablo III
  • Opt in to upcoming Blizzard Entertainment beta tests. Put yourself in the running to be invited to test upcoming games
  • Easy access to your classic games. Store your CD keys for classic Blizzard Entertainment titles, and then download the games whenever you wish
  • And more to come... We’re planning to add more features in the future, including tools to help friends communicate between games and bring players closer together

At this time, signing up is completely optional -- but if you’re interested in taking advantage of the benefits of the Battle.net account today, check out the FAQ for more information, or create an account now.