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2009-08-29 Blizzard at gamescom Recap!

This August brought us to gamescom 2009 in Cologne, Germany. At gamescom, we hosted many events, including raids with members of the guilds “For the Horde” and “Ensidia”. In addition to these live raids, there were Q&A quizzes, levelling contests, and hands-on demos of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Diablo III. To get a feel for the atmosphere at gamescom, check out our extensive coverage of the event, including our photo gallery and an exclusive interview with “For the Horde.”

2009-08-25 Official World of Warcraft Magazine Announced

World of Warcraft is now coming soon to a mailbox near you! Each issue of the just-announced World of Warcraft: The Magazine will feature 148 pages of entertaining and insightful content about the game, including in-depth interviews, expert analysis, and player points of view. One year subscriptions are available for €41.95, or £29.95 (shipping and handling included). Check out the official announcement for more information, or head over to the subscription page to place an order.

2009-08-25 Gamescom 2009 Weekend Recap

The third day of the gamescom 2009 in Cologne, Germany is over with plenty of fast-paced and exciting live raid events and competitions. During the last three days we were able to see the the top guilds For the Horde and Ensidia performing thrilling live raids in front of an incredible huge and enthusiastic audience at the Blizzard Entertainment booth. Bosses in Ulduar and the Crusaders Coliseum including Yogg-Saron and Algalon were impressively defeated by the guilds.

Several events live on stage like Q&A Quizzes and Death Knight Levelling contests plus the opportunity to get hands on the new Blizzard Entertainment titles StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Diablo III enthralled the hundreds of fans who enjoyed their time at the booth of Blizzard Entertainment here in Cologne.

Since the reveal of the new monk class for Diablo III during the BlizzCon on Friday evening (CEST) visitors were able to check out the breathtaking moves and abilities of this cool and awesome new character as well as watching the new exciting trailers for the brand new expansion Cataclysm for World of Warcraft.

We would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Blizzard booth at gamescom and we hope to see you again next year!

2009-08-24 BlizzCon 2009 Day Two Begins

The second day of the BlizzCon gaming convention is now underway! Yesterday, we unveiled World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Diablo III's new monk class, and discussed some of the new features of the updated Battle.net.

Today's main events include the finals for this year's Warcraft III, StarCraft, and World of Warcraft Arena tournaments; more developer panels, including the World of Warcraft Game Systems, Diablo III Art, and StarCraft II Lore panels; and the epic closing concert featuring Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain and Ozzy Osbourne.

Keep your eye on www.BlizzCon.com throughout the day for updates -- and don't forget that you can follow us on Twitter via @Warcraft, @StarCraft, and @Diablo.

2009-08-24 Gamescom Weekend Recap

The third day of the gamescom 2009 in Cologne, Germany is over with plenty of fast-paced and exciting live raid events and competitions. During the last three days we were able to see the the top guilds For the Horde and Ensidia performing thrilling live raids in front of an incredible huge and enthusiastic audience at the Blizzard Entertainment booth. Bosses in Ulduar and the Crusaders Coliseum including Yogg-Saron and Algalon were impressively defeated by the guilds.

Several events live on stage like Q&A Quizzes and Deathknight Leveling contests plus the opportunity to get hands on the new Blizzard Entertainment titles StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Diablo III enthralled the hundreds of fans who enjoyed their time at the booth of Blizzard Entertainment here in Cologne.

Since the reveal of the new monk class for Diablo III during the BlizzCon on Friday evening (CEST) visitors were able to check out the breathtaking moves and abilities of this cool and awesome new character as well as watching the new exciting trailers for the brand new expansion Cataclysm for World of Warcraft.

Make sure to come and join us on the last day here at the gamescom 2009 at the Blizzard Entertainment booth (Hall 6, booth C20/B21) in Cologne, Germany and stay tuned for more coverage including interviews, galleries and reports about the gamescom 2009.

2009-08-24 BlizzCon 2009 Comes to a Close

BlizzCon 2009 has officially come to an end! Ozzy Osbourne's thunderous performance brought down the roof of the Anaheim Convention Center, Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain escaped through the hole in their stetched zeppelin and headed to their next gig in Orgrimmar, and at least half of the audience members survived.

We'd like to thank everyone who helped to make this year's show a success, including comedian Jay Mohr, who hosted the contests on Friday evening, Ozzy Osbourne, and all of our partners and sponsors, including ASUS, DIRECTV, Intel, Mountain Dew, NVIDIA, and Razer. Most of all, we'd like to thank the community of gamers – without your dedication and support, BlizzCon wouldn't be possible.

You can check out some of the highlights from this year's show on www.blizzcon.com, from the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm announcement to the Diablo III monk reveal to the new details on what players can expect from the updated Battle.net when it launches with StarCraft II. And there's still more photos and other post-show updates to come, so be sure stay tuned to eu.blizzard.com/blizzcon.

2009-08-24 BlizzCon Panel Recaps & Discussions

At BlizzCon we announced our plans for the third World of Warcraft Expansion: Cataclysm and the devasting changes it will bring to Azeroth. To find out more about what was revealed at BlizzCon, go to our Cataclysm Panel recap and share your thoughts of what's planned for this upcoming expansion!

In addition to the Cataclysm Panel recap we're also hosting discussions on:

2009-08-24 BlizzCon 2009 Developer Panels: An Inside Look

The fourth BlizzCon is underway, and we'll be giving players a look at the new game features and upcoming developments discussed in some of the World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and StarCraft II panels throughout the show. We'll be updating www.blizzcon.com with new information from the panels regularly, so be sure to check back often.

  • World of Warcraft Dungeons & Raids – Delve deeper into the philosophies behind the design of the game's most epic player-versus-environment (PvE) encounters.
  • World of Warcraft Game Systems – Learn more about the mechanics that make World of Warcraft tick.
  • World of Warcraft Classes, Items, and Professions – Check out what's in store for World of Warcraft classes, professions, and items in the future.
  • StarCraft II Battle.net Discussion – At the StarCraft II Battle.net developer panel on Friday afternoon, we gave players a first look at some of the cool new community and communication features that will be coming with the relaunched Battle.net online-gaming service, along with info on how it'll all be integrated with StarCraft II. Check out new details about Battle.net's state-of-the-art matchmaking system, achievement system, social networking features, and more in our new Battle.net FAQ
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Panel – Learn more devastating details about World of Warcraft's third expansion, Cataclysm.
  • Diablo III Heroes & Monsters – Take a closer look at the latest Diablo III class, the monk, as well as other characters and creatures from the game.

2009-08-24 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm FAQ Updated!

We've updated the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm FAQ with some new details from the World of Warcraft Game Systems, Dungeons & Raids, and other developer panels at BlizzCon 2009. Check out the new info here -- and in case you missed it yesterday, visit the recently launched Cataclysm web site for screenshots and the official trailer, along with a look at the expansion's features, new races, key characters, and more.

2009-08-23 BlizzCon - Day One Recap

The first day of BlizzCon 2009 is winding down! We’ve had a blast meeting fellow gamers from around the world, and we hope you’ve enjoyed following along with the announcements, events, and tournaments. Here are just a few highlights of the day:

During the opening ceremony, thousands of players gathered round for a first-ever look at the new World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm. Once they learned the details of Azeroth’s impending disaster, players got to try out the worgen and goblin starting areas for themselves on the show floor.

Attendees met Diablo III’s fourth playable class, the monk, in a brutal and bloody introductory movie played during the opening ceremony. At the conclusion, players flocked to the show floor to try their hand at taking on the hordes of Hell as the holy martial artist.

Flanked by giant tournament screens in Hall A and Hall B of the Anaheim Convention Center, pro gamers wowed the crowd with their playing prowess on the first day of the StarCraft, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft Arena tournaments. You can check out the results of day one on the tournament brackets page.

BlizzCon showgoers got to learn new details about all three Blizzard game universes at developer panels throughout the show. Check out some of the highlights from these panels.

At the Battle.net panel, Blizzard Executive Vice President of Game Design Rob Pardo revealed tons of new details about the reenvisioned and redesigned Battle.net, launching with the upcoming StarCraft II.

These were just a few quick snapshots of day one at BlizzCon. Thanks to everyone here sharing their passion for games with us, and we’ll be back tomorrow with more news, photos, and coverage from the show.

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