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2009-10-29 Igromir Event Schedule

Igromir arrives next week! We are glad to provide our guests with a handy schedule for easy planning. Please pay special attention to Friday, November 6, when J. Allen Brack and Chris Sigaty will discuss the recently announced World of Warcraft expansion, Cataclysm, and the hotly anticipated strategy title Stacraft II.

Visit our dedicated Igromir webpage for the events schedule, further coverages and pictures... and much more!

2009-10-27 Summer Sale Ending – Blizzard Store

Our blazing summer sale is coming to an end, so this is your last chance to capture great savings on epic gear. Blizzard Apparel is available with discounts of up to 20% off for only a few more days. It’s truly now or never if you want to get geared up for the cold weather in exclusive Blizzard gear. Visit the Blizzard Store and don’t get left behind when this sale ends.

2009-10-23 New World of Warcraft Licensed Collectibles

Windlass Studios has just introduced a new line of licensed collectibles inspired by World of Warcraft.

The first products of this line are Horde and Alliance-themed tabards and banners, each custom dyed and embroidered with iconic symbols and heraldry from the game. A full-sized latex rubber replica of the runeblade Frostmourne is also coming soon, and other products are in development as well. Check out the new collectibles at the Windlass Studios website.

2009-10-22 Blizzard Entertainment at IgroMir!

When: November 5-8 2009
Where: Moscow, Russian Exhibition Centre, Pavilion 57

We're pleased to announce that Blizzard Entertainment will be attending IgroMir 2009, the premier gaming event in Russia, in Moscow this November.

We are delighted to invite everybody to our booth at IgroMir (site in Russian only) when the event is open to the public between the 6th and 8th November. Visitors to our booth will be able to take part in various competitions, and also play two hotly anticipated Blizzard Entertainment games: our real-time strategy title StarCraft II, and the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion.

Our recruiters will be at the booth ready to answer your questions about recruitment and working at Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard Europe currently has numerous open positions in quality assurance, localization, customer support and other departments in our offices in Velizy, France (near Paris) and Cork, Ireland. We're looking for speakers of various languages including Russian. Bring your CV along and talk to us about our employment opportunities.

2009-10-22 Battle Report #4

We have just released the fourth installment of our StarCraft II Battle Reports, a series of videos created for the official website in order to give you a closer look at the fast-paced, intense, and exciting-to-watch multiplayer matches of StarCraft II. In this latest battle report, you'll see two of Blizzard Entertainment's best players go head-to-head as the protoss and terrans while our commentators, StarCraft II lead designer Dustin Browder and eSports team member Robert Simpson, dissect and analyze the on-screen action for you.

Check out Battle Report 4 now!

2009-10-20 New Functionality for World of Warcraft Mouse

The SteelSeries World of Warcraft MMO Gaming Mouse has served as a high-quality input tool for players since its introduction, but it's about to become even more useful. A new software update will allow users to customize the mouse's functionality directly from within World of Warcraft's interface, making macro programming easier and removing a layer of software translation to offer faster response speeds. This will allow players to bind macros to any of the mouse's 15 buttons without ever leaving the game. The in-game integration is available now, check out the SteelSeries website to learn more about the mouse or find where to get your own.

2009-10-16 StarCraft II Q&A Batch 54!

This edition of the Q&A features some questions sent in by our fansites. If you haven't done so in the past, go check out those fansites for great news and articles about StarCraft II!

2009-10-16 Blizzard.com in Italian

In keeping with our effort to grow and support our global gaming community, we’re happy to announce that Blizzard.com is now available in the Italian language! Visit Blizzard.com in Italiano. Diamine, era ora! *

* Hell, it's about time!

2009-10-16 Follow World of Warcraft on Twitter

In addition to our English Warcraft Twitter feed (@Warcraft), you can now follow all of your favourite World of Warcraft news on Twitter in German, French, Spanish and Russian. Becoming a @Warcraft follower will allow you to get your share of updates, community creation highlights, forum posts and news related to the Warcraft series. Stay tuned for more European language versions of our @StarCraft and @Diablo Twitter feeds.

Start following us on Twitter now, and you can stay in touch with the Horde and Alliance wherever you are!

2009-10-13 World of Warcraft Battle.net Conversion Coming

A few months ago, we unveiled the Battle.net account, our new way for players to log in to World of Warcraft and future Blizzard games, sign up for upcoming beta tests, shop the online Blizzard Store, and more with just one username and password. This was just the first step in the rollout of the brand-new Battle.net; in the future, players will be able to use Battle.net to participate in cross-realm chat in World of Warcraft, create real-life friends lists, communicate across different games, and a whole lot more.

In preparation for the launch of these new features, on November 12, 2009, all current World of Warcraft players will be required to merge their World of Warcraft accounts with a Battle.net account in order to log in to the game. As our way to say "thanks" for taking a moment to go through the process, existing World of Warcraft accounts that upgrade to Battle.net (including those that have already switched over) will receive a brand-new penguin in-game pet -- after you’ve merged, he’ll be waiting for you in your in-game mailbox the next time you log in. Starting on November 12, all World of Warcraft players will need to log in to the game using a Battle.net username and password, and anyone who wishes to create a new World of Warcraft account will need to start with a Battle.net account.

Creating a Battle.net account is simple and free. To merge your existing account with a Battle.net account, visit https://eu.battle.net/account/management/wow-account-conversion.xml. For more info, check out the Battle.net site or read the FAQ.