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Feb 24, 2009 Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment Now Available
The Eminence Symphony Orchestra has just released Echoes of War: The Music of Blizzard Entertainment, a comprehensive arrangement album of music from Blizzard Entertainment’s franchises, including pieces from the unreleased StarCraft II and Diablo III. The album comes on two CDs, and is available in both a standard edition and a special Legendary Edition packed with bonus materials. Visit the official Echoes of War website to hear samples, learn more, and order your copy today.

Blizzard Theme Park Art Contest
What would you do if you could design the Blizzard Entertainment theme park of your dreams? Here's your chance to show us! We're inviting you to illustrate your own original Blizzard Entertainment theme park, complete with rides and attractions based on the Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft universes. The most creative and fantastic designs will receive prizes including StarCraft II beta keys, a chance to have their entry displayed at BlizzCon 2009, and more. For more information, head to the contest page or read the official rules.

Feb 24, 2009 BlizzCon 2008 Photo Gallery Update
We've updated our BlizzCon photo galleries with a new gallery featuring photos from around the show floor. You can view other galleries by selecting the dropdown menu at the top right of the galleries page.
Feb 24, 2009 StarCraft II Media Update
We have added two new wallpapers featuring Kerrigan, Zeratul, and Jim Raynor to the downloads section.
Feb 23, 2009 BlizzCon 2008 Photo Gallery Update
We've updated our BlizzCon 2008 photo galleries with a new gallery focused on the winner of our 2008 costume contest: a shaman riding a turtle mount. Once you've had a chance to peek at the photos, you can read some behind-the-scenes details about the epic construction process from creator Amanda Hosler here.
Feb 20, 2009 BlizzCon 2008 Photo Gallery Update
We've updated our BlizzCon photo galleries with a new gallery featuring Professional Photos taken of the participants in the 2008 Costume Contest.
Feb 18, 2009 New StarCraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with new artwork from StarCraft.

Feb 18, 2009 StarCraft II Q&A Batch 49
We recently answered a number of questions from the community regarding StarCraft II. Check out part 49 of the Q&A, along with the StarCraft II Q&A archive in the Battle.net forums.

Feb 17, 2009 BlizzCon 2009 Announced!
Blizzard Entertainment today announced plans for its fourth BlizzCon gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22. BlizzCon is a celebration of the global player communities surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes. To learn more, please read our press release.

Tournament Registration Is now Open
We're glad to announce that registration for the 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament is now open.

Now is the time to get your teammates together and get registered for the biggest online Arena competition World of Warcraft has to offer.

The pot has been sweetened this year with the addition of the exclusive Armored Murloc in-game pet as an earnable reward for all participants. Top players will not only be striving for a shot at competing for cash prizes in the regional and global finals, but the members of the top 1000 teams will also be given an exclusive title for their eligible live characters as well.

If you have any questions or would like more details, please read the FAQ, and remember to check back here for more updates.

Feb 17, 2009 New Rise of the Lich King Stein Coming This April
The next stein in the popular World of Warcraft Epic Collection Series, Rise of the Lich King, is scheduled to be released this April. The high quality stoneware stein features an incredible rendering of the Lich King and his undead army by Alex Horley. And don't miss your chance to score one of the very limited Legendary Collection versions signed and numbered by Alex. Visit the World of Warcraft steins website to check out images of this incredible new stein and to pre-order your collectible today.
Feb 17, 2009 Win StarCraft II Beta Keys in Our Comic Contest
We received tons of funny, creative, and original comics from players all around the world in our original Vespene Laughs contest. This month, we’re relaunching the contest with a brand-new prize: two beta keys allowing access to the upcoming StarCraft II beta test.

To enter this month’s contest, simply create your own original comic based on StarCraft universe, and send us your entry by March 15. We’ll select the most amusing and creative entries to win some cool StarCraft stuff, including StarCraft II beta keys and StarCraft-themed T-shirts, hats, and posters. For more information or to see the complete prize list, check out the official rules.