If you've been holding your breath waiting to find out when and where the next BlizzCon would be held, then... you've probably passed out by now. But if you've just been patiently watching for an announcement, then we've got good news for you: BlizzCon will be returning to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday, October 22 through Saturday, October 23! Just as in years past, BlizzCon 2010 will feature an exciting mix of discussion panels, tournaments, hands-on gameplay, contests, and much more. Check out the announcement press release, and keep an eye on http://eu.blizzard.com/blizzcon/ in the months ahead for further details, including ticketing information.
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with Cryptozoic Entertainment for the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game. Cryptozoic is slated to release the Wrathgate booster set in May, followed by the Class Decks in June. To learn more, visit Cryptozoic’s website.
We’re pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be the official games sponsor for this year’s SCI-FI-LONDON event, the UK’s premier science-fiction and fantastic film festival which will run from 28th April – 3rd May 2010 at the Apollo cinema Piccadilly Circus in London, UK.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be showcased throughout the event, and festival-goers will have the opportunity to show off their skills with the Beta version of the game.
You can find out more about Sci-Fi-London at http://www.sci-fi-london.com/. See you there!
As the battles within the StarCraft universe begin to heat up, it can become quite overwhelming for any Commander or Overmind to keep complete track of the units they deploy. Rallying the combatants of war to the leaders bidding is an important part of a successful strategy, isn’t it? Let us know in this week’s poll how much you utilise rally points, and perhaps share a word or two on how you manage them.
We're pleased to announce the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 2010 Tournament. The upcoming tournament will use a similar format to those of previous years, with three invitational ladders hosted on the Kalimdor, Northrend, and Azeroth Gateways. Once again, these ladders will initially be populated on an invitation-only basis and feature the world's most established and successful Warcraft III players. Each will function as a standard Battle.net solo ladder, with their own Web interface displaying rankings, and their own map pools. We will be resetting the open ladder on March 29 for those interested in participating. For more information and details on the tournament, please check out the FAQ.
The Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Wireless Headset from Creative Labs is now available throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. The headset features a slick design with built-in headset controls, illuminated Horde and Alliance glyphs, advanced 2.4GHZ wireless technology, THX Tru Studio PC audio, and more. For more information, visit the Sound Blaster website, or check out what the critics are saying over at Tom's Guide, PC World, and IGN.
The StarCraft universe is rich, vast and overshadowed by the scars of battle. The Terran, Zerg and Protoss armies duke it out on the surface of various planetary systems battling for supremacy, and in some cases simply for survival. With some on the hunt for the legendary artefacts left behind by the psionically-attuned Xel'naga, and others out for the blood of their foes, the races can only achieve what they desire by doing one thing and one thing only: crushing everyone in their path! All these races have their heroes - and we are curious; Who is your favourite character? Perhaps you would like to tell us, and your reasons why, by checking out this poll!
On top of that, we have a second poll running this week, dedicated to the StarCraft II beta testers: Do you use keybindings to manage your units and production?
We held our most recent Developer Chat on Twitter on last Friday night with StarCraft II Game Director Dustin Browder and Production Director Chris Sigaty! To read the full transcript of this very detailed Developer Chat, check the thread on our Community forums.
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with three new artwork from Diablo.
Four worthy individuals heard the Rise to Power contest’s call and provided us with the tales of ascension we requested. Their cinematic mastery, backed by storytelling expertise, has earned them the recognition they so richly deserve. We congratulate (name, name, name, and name) as our Grand Prize winners. Each will receive $2,400 credit towards an All Powerful Alienware desktop or laptop. To watch the four winning submissions, click here.