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Mists of Pandaria Pre-Sales NOW OPEN
« Reply #75 on: July 25, 2012, 04:00:11 PM »

Mists of Pandaria Pre-Sales NOW OPEN



Mists of Pandaria Launches September 25, 2012 – Pre-Sales NOW OPEN


Heroes of Azeroth, prepare to embark for an exotic new frontier! World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™ is launching on September 25, 2012 and you can be ready to play when the servers go live by pre-purchasing the game digitally. Plus, for the first time ever, players will have the option to upgrade a pre-purchase to the all-new Digital Deluxe Edition which comes with all of the in-game items from the retail Collector’s Edition, including a World of Warcraft pet and mount, banner sigil and accent for Diablo® III, and Battle.net® portraits for StarCraft® II.



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The Blizzard Comic Contest Is Back!
« Reply #76 on: August 03, 2012, 01:04:21 AM »

The Blizzard Comic Contest Is Back!



The time has come for the epic return of the Blizzard Comic Contest! We’re looking for original comics focused on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes... and we want you to create them. Each month, we’ll review your submissions and select one winning comic to receive a prize. We’ll also choose several honorable mentions; winning entries and honorable mentions will be displayed on our comic pages for all the universe to enjoy. You can learn more details about the prizes, read the complete official rules, and submit your comics here.



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Important Security Update
« Reply #77 on: August 09, 2012, 07:02:09 PM »

Important Security Update



Please click here to read an important security update about your Battle.net account.



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2012 Pumpkin Contest Winners
« Reply #78 on: November 08, 2012, 02:33:00 AM »

2012 Pumpkin Contest Winners



The winners of this year's pumpkin-carving contest have been chosen -- and they're monstrously spectacular. We'd like to thank everyone who participated this year, and we can't wait to see your mad scientist skills in action again next time around. Check out all of the creepy, incredible, and creative winning pumpkins here.



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The Blizzard Comic Contest Has All New Prizes
« Reply #79 on: November 08, 2012, 02:33:00 AM »

The Blizzard Comic Contest Has All New Prizes



The Blizzard Comic Contest is back for another three months. We’re looking for original comics focused on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universes... and we want you to create them. Each month, we’ll review your submissions and select one winning comic to receive a prize. We’ll also choose several honorable mentions; winning entries and honorable mentions will be displayed on our comic pages for all the universe to enjoy. You can learn more details about the all-new prizes, read the complete official rules, and submit your comics here.



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Battle.net World Championship Coming Soon
« Reply #80 on: November 08, 2012, 02:33:00 AM »

Battle.net World Championship Coming Soon



On November 17 & 18, join millions of other eSports fans across the globe to experience the epic conclusion of the Battle.net World Championship Series . . . and see who will take home the trophy and be crowned World Champion in StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena. The sold-out live event takes place in Shanghai, China and will feature a free, six-channel HD broadcast hosted on www.battle.net/bwc



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The Battle.net World Championship Seeding Show
« Reply #81 on: November 09, 2012, 02:27:03 PM »

The Battle.net World Championship Seeding Show



As we count down the days until the Battle.net World Championship kicks off in Shanghai, China, the time has come to seed the brackets with all 32 players who will compete in the StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals. To assist in that task, Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, Ben ‘MrBitter’ Nichol, and Kevin ‘Rotterdam’ van der Kooi joined Blizzard’s own Rob Simpson and Jacqueline Geller as they explained the format of the tournament and randomly added the competitors to their groups.


 








The Battle.net World Championship gets underway next weekend. For a written explanation of the StarCraft II tournament, check out our How It’s Played article.



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Heart of the Swarm Arrives March 12, 2013
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2012, 04:17:35 PM »

Heart of the Swarm Arrives March 12, 2013



Prepare for the approaching Swarm.... On March 12, 2013, StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™ launches around the world, igniting an intergalactic storm of intense strategic combat and opening a savage new chapter in the war between terran, protoss, and zerg. You can prepurchase the expansion NOW through Battle.net® and be ready to play the moment it goes live.


In addition to the Standard Edition and retail-exclusive Collector’s Edition packed with bonus items, you’ll also have the option to upgrade a Standard Edition to the Digital Deluxe Edition, which comes equipped with all the in-game content from the physical Collector’s Edition, including a Torrasque skin for your zerg Ultralisks in Heart of the Swarm multiplayer, unique Swarm-infested portraits for your StarCraft II character profile, a Baneling pet for your World of Warcraft® characters, and a set of zerg-ified blade wings for your heroes in Diablo® III.


Whether you plan to tear a path of destruction through the all-new Kerrigan-focused single-player campaign or jump right into the multiplayer action with the devastating new units under your command, it’s never too early to begin preparing for your Heart of the Swarm experience. Simply log in to your Battle.net® account and prepurchase Heart of the Swarm, and you’ll be flagged to automatically download the expansion content prior to launch.


Learn more about Heart of the Swarm


Learn more about the Digital Deluxe Edition


Learn more about the Collector’s Edition


For more details on the March 12 launch of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, be sure to head to the Heart of the Swarm game page to learn more about the expansion and prepurchase your digital copy.


 


*When you prepurchase StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, you will be able to download an encrypted version of the game once it’s available, prior to the game’s release. This content will be unlocked and available for play when the expansion launches on March 12, 2013.



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World of Warcraft Mounts – 50% Off
« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2012, 07:57:44 PM »

World of Warcraft Mounts – 50% Off



Saddle up and save big! This week only, you can save 50% off the regular price when you snag the Celestial Steed, Heart of the Aspects, or Winged Guardian flying mounts, making this a great time to round out your mount collection with some exotic new additions, or hook up a friend with the gift of a sweet new ride this holiday season.


Giddy up —this offer ends Monday, December 10 at 11:59 p.m. PST.



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Support Superstorm Sandy Relief – Adopt a Cinder Kitten
« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2012, 07:57:44 PM »

Support Superstorm Sandy Relief  – Adopt a Cinder Kitten



Support Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts – Adopt a Cinder Kitten Today!


Now up for adoption in the Pet Store: the Cinder Kitten, a fiery little feline looking for a home to warm. Adopt this adorable rascal, and you’ll help bring relief to the victims of Superstorm Sandy in the process. From now until December 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST, 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee will be donated to the American Red Cross's Superstorm Sandy relief efforts. This support will enable the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, emotional support, and other assistance to victims of this disaster.



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2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series Announced
« Reply #85 on: May 28, 2013, 01:05:05 PM »

2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series Announced



In collaboration with the world's premier eSports organizations, we're rolling out a brand-new World Championship Series this year that establishes a unified global ranking system for StarCraft II eSports. What does this mean for players and eSports fans? Check out the press release and visit www.starcraft2.com/wcs to learn more.



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New Assets Purchased for Online Content Initiatives
« Reply #86 on: May 28, 2013, 01:05:06 PM »

New Assets Purchased for Online Content Initiatives



As an important next step in its ongoing efforts to provide world-class entertainment, Blizzard has purchased IGN Pro League technology and assets from IGN. Along with this purchase, Blizzard is bringing onboard members of the IPL staff as the foundation for a new team based in San Francisco whose primary focus will be on creating high-quality web and mobile content in support of Blizzard games, while some IPL staff have joined Blizzard's existing eSports team.



“This new team will help us to further develop the rich media experiences that extend the fun and engagement of our games online,” said Itzik Ben-Bassat, Blizzard’s executive vice president of publishing. “This is a team of passionate gamers with a proven track record, and we’re looking forward to now leveraging their expertise and technology to support a variety of online efforts.”



Regarding the transaction, Peer Schneider, executive vice president of IGN, stated, “With the continuing evolution of the eSports space and the renewed focus on our core media brand, we made the decision to sell the IGN Pro League technology and assets and become agnostic in our competitive gaming coverage. Following Blizzard’s acquisition of IPL assets, IGN will partner with multiple organizations and cover their events.”



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BlizzCon® 2013 Tickets On Sale April 24 and 27
« Reply #87 on: May 28, 2013, 01:05:06 PM »

BlizzCon® 2013 Tickets On Sale April 24 and 27



Mark your calendars—a Blizzard is coming to Southern California! Tickets for BlizzCon® 2013 will go on sale in two batches on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. PDT and Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. PDT through the official BlizzCon website. In addition, a limited number of tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon Benefit Dinner will go on sale Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. PDT.


BlizzCon 2013 takes place November 8 and 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, and tickets to the two-day show will be available at $175 USD each. Tickets to the Benefit Dinner (which includes admission to BlizzCon) will be priced at $500 USD each, with proceeds benefitting Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Tickets to previous BlizzCon events have sold out within minutes, so be sure to synchronize your hourglasses.


Paladins, demon hunters, and Ghosts who can’t make it to the show in person will once again have the option to enjoy BlizzCon from home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event via a multi-channel Internet stream. Further details on the Virtual Ticket, including pricing, availability, and programming information, will be announced at a later date.


See the full press release or check out the BlizzCon Ticket page for more information, and be sure visit the official BlizzCon website at the dates and times above for a chance to purchase a ticket to the show. We hope to see you in Anaheim!



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Fireside Duel – Paladin vs. Warrior
« Reply #88 on: May 28, 2013, 01:05:06 PM »

Fireside Duel – Paladin vs. Warrior



Things continue to heat up as we bring forth two new heroes to battle it out for your enjoyment and edification. This time, we've got two heavy hitters: the mighty paladin Uther the Lightbringer against the tyrannical warrior Garrosh Hellscream. Sparks are bound to fly in this fireside duel. Shoutcasted by designer Ben Brode, you’ll get to witness these powerhouses employ unique class-specific cards and Hero Powers in a bid to see who comes out on top of the discard pile.



Learn more about Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft on the official site and stop by the forums to take part in the discussions. Opt in to the beta on Battle.net here.



*Warning:  Murlocs may bite. Do not feed after midnight. Keep out of direct sunlight. Do not get wet. Not responsible for lost fingers, toes, or socks.



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Diablo III for PS3 Now Available for Preorder
« Reply #89 on: May 28, 2013, 01:05:06 PM »

Diablo III for PS3 Now Available for Preorder



PlayStation gamers, prepare to confront the Lord of Terror! Select retailers are now taking preorders for the PS3 version of Diablo III. Check out the full announcement and visit the official website for more information, including details on the exclusive preorder bonus: the Infernal Helm.



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Diablo III Coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 3
« Reply #90 on: June 06, 2013, 10:00:22 AM »

Diablo III Coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Sept. 3



On September 3, evil will be reborn on consoles around the world with the release of Diablo® III on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The latest entry in Blizzard’s action role-playing series has been fine-tuned to offer console gamers all of the fast-paced action and visceral gameplay of the PC version, with a customized interface and controls that make slaying demons from the comfort of a couch feel like second nature. It’ll be here before summer’s end, so check out the press release for all the details, and lock in your preorder with your local retailer soon.



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Hearthstone™ Coming to China
« Reply #91 on: July 08, 2013, 04:03:32 PM »

Hearthstone™ Coming to China



Together with our partner NetEase, Inc., we announced earlier today that Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft will be making its way to mainland China. Our upcoming free-to-play online strategy card game was announced a few months ago at PAX East in Boston, and we’ve been steadily toiling away preparing for the beta test since then. To learn more about the game, head over to www.playhearthstone.com, and check out the press release to read today’s news.



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Hearthstone Closed Beta Test Begins!
« Reply #92 on: August 20, 2013, 04:01:15 PM »

Hearthstone Closed Beta Test Begins!



Here’s a card we’ve been dying to play: The closed beta test for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has begun in the Americas region! During the closed beta test, we’ll be inviting a range of duelers from our opt-in pool (along with folks from press and fansites) to try their hand at Hearthstone and let us know what they think.  There’s no NDA during the beta, and we’d love to hear all about your epic victories, watch your live streamed matches, and see screenshots and videos sharing your experiences with the game. Please note that Hearthstone is still in development, and what you see and play in the beta test isn’t necessarily representative of what to expect in the final game.


Want to participate in beta testing Hearthstone? Visit www.playhearthstone.com for more information.



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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Unveiled
« Reply #93 on: August 21, 2013, 07:03:51 AM »

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Unveiled



Malthael, the Angel of Death, has seized the Black Soulstone. It falls to the heroes of Sanctuary to stop him before he unleashes its dark power on the world. Today at gamescom, Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the upcoming expansion to the fastest-selling PC game of all time. See the press release to learn more about this dark new chapter in the ongoing struggle between angels and demons over the fate of mankind.



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Diablo III Invades Consoles Worldwide
« Reply #94 on: September 03, 2013, 10:00:20 AM »

Diablo III Invades Consoles Worldwide



The hellgates are officially open on PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®, and Sanctuary has begun welcoming its newest legion of heroes. Check out today’s announcement, learn more about the console version of Diablo III over on our community site, and then grab yourself a copy of the game—these demons aren’t slaying themselves!



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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Unveiled
« Reply #95 on: September 03, 2013, 07:19:13 PM »

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Unveiled



Malthael, the Angel of Death, has seized the Black Soulstone. It falls to the heroes of Sanctuary to stop him before he unleashes its dark power on the world. Today at gamescom, Blizzard Entertainment announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the upcoming expansion to the fastest-selling PC game of all time. See the press release to learn more about this dark new chapter in the ongoing struggle between angels and demons over the fate of mankind.



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Diablo III Invades Consoles Worldwide
« Reply #96 on: September 03, 2013, 07:19:13 PM »

Diablo III Invades Consoles Worldwide



The hellgates are officially open on PlayStation® 3 and Xbox 360®, and Sanctuary has begun welcoming its newest legion of heroes. Check out today’s announcement, learn more about the console version of Diablo III over on our community site, and then grab yourself a copy of the game—these demons aren’t slaying themselves!



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Mental Health Resources
« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2013, 04:00:48 PM »

Mental Health Resources



We’re pleased to partner with the White House and a large number of businesses and organizations to raise awareness of mental health resources. To learn more, visit mentalhealth.gov.

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Watch BlizzCon Online with the Virtual Ticket
« Reply #98 on: September 12, 2013, 01:02:15 PM »

Watch BlizzCon Online with the Virtual Ticket



Experience the sights and sounds of BlizzCon 2013 from the comfort of home! The BlizzCon 2013 Virtual Ticket is available to order now, and it grants you access to comprehensive coverage of the panels, contests, and other epic events at Blizzard’s big gaming convention this November 8 and 9. You’ll also get a treasure trove of in-game goodies to boot. Check out the press release for all the details, or head to the Virtual Ticket page to order yours.

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Party with Blink-182 at BlizzCon
« Reply #99 on: October 31, 2013, 01:06:40 PM »

Party with Blink-182 at BlizzCon



Do you want to come to a party? Southern California punk rock legends Blink-182 will be playing in front of a sold-out BlizzCon crowd on November 9, and you’re invited! If you’ve already scored tickets to BlizzCon 2013, then we’ll see you there! If you’re not on the guest list, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered.


To enjoy the show from the comfort of your home, check out the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, and you’ll have a front-row seat to all the festivities, from exclusive developer panels to our famous costume contest, and what is sure to be an epic concert from Blink-182 to close out the show.


So what are you waiting for? Order the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket BlizzCon Virtual Ticket to catch the action online, or check out the press release for more details. We’ll see you at the rock show!



 

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