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Sep 12, 2013 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.
Sep 3, 2013 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!

Aug 21, 2013 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.

Aug 16, 2013 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.

Jul 8, 2013 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.

Jul 7, 2013 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.
Jun 6, 2013 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.

Apr 29, 2013 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.

Apr 25, 2013 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.

Apr 19, 2013 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!