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Aug 18, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new pieces of artwork based on the Warcraft universe. Stop by and feast your eyes upon the creativity of your peers in the community.
Aug 18, 2010 Pencils Down: Global Writing Contest Ends Soon
Be warned, all ye wordsmiths and masters of prose... the 2010 Global Writing Contest soon draws to a close!

If you have yet to submit your original tale from the Diablo, StarCraft, or Warcraft universe, the deadline is next Monday, August 23, 2010.

Those who take us on the most brilliantly written journey shall reap the ultimate reward -- a trip to Blizzard Entertainment's headquarters to meet the writers and staff behind the lore of our games. You'll find all of the details here, including the winning story from last year.
Aug 18, 2010 Diablo® III Caravan Feature Unveiled at gamescom
Today at the gamescom trade fair in Cologne, Germany, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a brand-new gameplay feature for its highly-anticipated action role-playing game, Diablo® III. Even in single-player mode, the heroes of Sanctuary won't have to face the hordes of the Burning Hells alone, as a persistent caravan follows them on their perilous quest. The caravan provides access to a group of unique support characters including a blacksmith, a mystic, and a jeweler, each of which offer exclusive gameplay benefits that will aid players in their epic struggle. And these aren't just static NPCs -- each artisan has his or her own story and quest line, and they gradually grow in skill and learn new recipes over the course of the game as players take advantage of their services. The utility provided by these characters adds another layer of customization and depth to the Diablo III gameplay experience.

More information regarding the caravan feature and Diablo III in general can be found in our press kit on the Blizzard.com Press Kits page.
Aug 17, 2010 Cataclysm Box Art and CE Contents Revealed!
We're excited to reveal the Collector's Edition and Standard Edition Boxes for Cataclysm. In addition to showing the box art for the first time, we're also ready to reveal the contents of the Cataclysm Collector’s Edition—an exclusive art book, behind-the-scenes DVD, in-game pet, and more.

For pictures and a complete list of the contents, check out the Collector's Edition website.

Read the press release here.
Aug 13, 2010 New StarCraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new pieces of fan artwork set within the StarCraft universe.
Aug 12, 2010 StarCraft II Custom Map Contest
You've conquered the single-player campaign and climbed the multiplayer ladder -- but do you have what it takes to be a StarCraft II custom map designer? In our first-ever StarCraft II Custom Map Contest, we're challenging you to craft the most fun, creative, and polished custom map that the galaxy's ever seen.

If you think you've got the skills and the imagination, fire up the StarCraft II Editor that came with your copy of the game and get started. The Editor is a powerful, robust, and complete development tool, and it's everything you'll need to build your creation. Keep in mind that we're looking for originality, innovation, and fun, so whether you want to make the next DotA, craft a mini-RPG, or concoct a third-person shooter, let your imagination run wild.

Interested? Then head on over to the contest page to find out more about the prizes and read the official rules.
Aug 12, 2010 BlizzCon 2010 Online Contests Begin
The BlizzCon 2010 Fan Art, Original Song, and Movie contests have begun! To enter, simply submit your original Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo-themed work before September 27. We have over $25,000 worth of prizes to give away between these and our Dance and Costume contests on Friday night at BlizzCon, and winning entries will be showcased live at this year's show.

Head over to the Fan Art, Original Song, and Movie contest pages to see the submission requirements, read the official rules, and check out the prizes. Information and online sign-ups for the BlizzCon 2010 Dance and Costume contests will be coming soon, so keep an eye on BlizzCon.com for details.
Aug 12, 2010 New Concept Art
Our Concept Art gallery has been updated with fifteen new pieces.
Aug 11, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Aug 6, 2010 New StarCraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 4 new pieces of fan artwork set within the StarCraft universe.