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Nov 24, 2009 World of Warcraft Turns 5 and Warcraft Turns 15
Over the past 15 years, a lot has changed in Azeroth. Valiant heroes have travelled the length and breadth of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms, taken wing in Outland to free the Black Temple from Illidan's clutches, and set sail for Northrend to battle the mighty Lich King. Whether you've been part of the adventure from the beginning or are just getting started now, we're glad to have you with us for the five-year anniversary of World of Warcraft and the 15-year anniversary of the Warcraft series.

To commemorate these milestones, we've just launched the Warcraft anniversary website. There you’ll find video interviews featuring personal anecdotes from some of the shapers of Warcraft, as well as the Battlecry Mosaic where you can show off your faction pride. Visit the anniversary site now!
Nov 22, 2009 Second World of Warcraft TV Commercial Launches
Mr. T continues his crusade to make the World of Warcraft look "goooood" in another new TV commercial which begins airing nationally this week. See it first at the World of Warcraft YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/warcraft.
Nov 19, 2009 StarCraft II Content Drop
We've just uploaded new intel to the StarCraft II website. This latest transmission sheds new light on the goings-on in the Koprulu sector and highlights key persons of interest associated with recent anti-Dominion activity. In particular, this content drop includes:
  • Short Story: Changeling - Just because the years following the Brood War have so far been relatively uneventful, that doesn't mean it's safe out there in the cold vastness of space. Zeta Squad is about to find this out, the hard way.
  • Singleplayer Storytelling - Discover the ways in which StarCraft II will expand the storytelling techniques of previous Blizzard titles, in this article.
  • Multiplayer Mapmaking - Ever wonder what design considerations and decisions go into the many multiplayer maps of StarCraft II? Check out this article to learn more!
  • Character Biographies: Tychus, Zeratul, Raynor - The character biographies for Raynor and Zeratul have been updated with new art and additional info, and you can now also read up on Tychus Findlay, one of Jim Raynor's old comrade-in-arms.
  • New Art and Screenshots - Check out more than 20 new screenshots and pieces of concept artwork!
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Nov 18, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 9 new artwork from World of Warcraft by 10oz.

Nov 17, 2009 New StarCraft Fan Art

The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with one new artwork from StarCraft.

Nov 16, 2009 Mr. T's Night Elf Mohawk Returns
"You gotta choice, Jack. You can watch Mr. T's new TV commercial…or you can HURT." Mr. T, outraged that any fools would doubt his hacking skills, has returned to World of Warcraft to show off his latest invention in a series of nationally televised ads. Watch them here first at World of Warcraft's YouTube channel or click to Learn more about the mohawk grenade and how you can claim your own in-game.
Nov 12, 2009 Blizzard Holiday Card Contest
'Tis the season for our inaugural Blizzard Holiday Card Contest! Every year, Blizzard creates a unique holiday card to send season’s greetings to little murlocs, zerglings, and imps everywhere. This year, we're inviting you to catch the spirit by creating an original Blizzard-themed holiday card of your own.

To participate, just submit your entries here by 12 p.m. Pacific Time on December 7. We'll select three winners to receive a prize package full of gaming gear from Razer, along with an official 2009 Blizzard holiday card signed by the artist, Samwise Didier. Be sure to check back after the contest is over, as we'll be making the winning entries available for use as your very own holiday cards this season. Check out the official rules for more information.
Nov 12, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from World of Warcraft.

Nov 11, 2009 Battle.net Account Now Required
World of Warcraft is now a part of the new Battle.net! In preparation for the rollout of Battle.net’s upcoming communication and community features, as of today, all World of Warcraft accounts must be merged with a free Battle.net account in order to log in to the game. To upgrade to a Battle.net account, please go here. For more info, check out the Battle.net site or read the FAQ.
Nov 4, 2009 Introducing the World of Warcraft Pet Store
Today we're pleased to introduce the Pet Store for World of Warcraft, a new way for players to obtain in-game pets to join them on their adventures in Azeroth. Two brand-new companions are now available for purchase exclusively at the Pet Store in the online Blizzard Store: Lil' K.T. and the Pandaren Monk.

Make a Difference: Pandaren Monk Charity Pet
Enter the Pandaren Monk, a martial-arts expert who’s here to help celebrate the upcoming fifth anniversary of World of Warcraft. He may be cute, but he’s proof that even the softest of critters can overcome the hardest of circumstances. For every Pandaren Monk that finds its way to a player’s side between now and the end of the year (December 31, 2009 at 11:59 PDT), we’ll donate 50 percent of the $10 purchasing price to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in an effort to brew up a little hope, strength, and joy in a child’s life.

Lil' K.T., the Littlest Lich
Lil' K.T. is a miniature lich who bears a striking resemblance to the legendary lord of Naxxramas, Kel’Thuzad. But don’t let his diminutive stature fool you: Lil' K.T. has a diabolical laugh and wields true power at his bony fingertips, randomly wreaking icy havoc on critters who dare to cross his path. You can now buy this new pet for $10 on the Blizzard Store.

In order to receive a purchased pet, you'll need to merge your World of Warcraft account with a Battle.net account. For more information on Battle.net, please visit the FAQ. For more information on the new Pet Store, visit the Pet Store FAQ.