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Oct 28, 2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 6 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
Oct 28, 2010 Cataclysm Digital Pre-Sale Now Available on
The Cataclysm looms near, and you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by pre-purchasing the expansion digitally on now. Simply complete the digital pre-sale process on, and your account will be flagged for automatic access to Cataclysm when it launches at 12:01 a.m. PST on December 7.

Once you’ve completed the digital upgrade, be sure to log in to World of Warcraft at least once prior to December 7 to begin the background-downloading process and prepare for Deathwing’s return. Until then, keep watching the skies....
Oct 27, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 5 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Oct 26, 2010 BlizzCon 2010: Highlight Reel
Did you miss out on the BlizzCon festivities this weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center? We've put together a highlight video featuring some of the show's most epic moments, from the opening ceremony on Friday morning to Tenacious D rocking people's socks off Saturday night. Enjoy!
Oct 25, 2010 BlizzCon 2010: We Want Your Photos
If you attended BlizzCon 2010 and brought a camera along, we want to see your pictures. Send your best photos of the event, particularly from Friday's contests, to
Oct 25, 2010 New StarCraft Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section was just updated with new artwork from your community peers. Come take a look at 4 new works based on the StarCraft universe.

Would you like to share your artistic talents with the StarCraft community? Submit your fan art today!
Oct 25, 2010 BlizzCon 2010 Contest Winners
Countless talented artists answered the call for our BlizzCon 2010 Fan Art, Movie, and Original Song contests. Picking the final winners out of this sea of creativity proved more difficult than ever, but ultimately, the following submissions managed to stand out and win our panel judges over with their inventiveness and brilliant execution:

Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to everyone who participated!
Oct 23, 2010 BLIZZCON 2010: DAY TWO REPLAY
Thanks for joining us for BlizzCon 2010! In case you missed out on some of Saturday’s panels, tournaments, and other events, here’s a quick summary of happened on the final day of the show:

Blood, bullets, and creep were flying at the grand finals of the BlizzCon 2010 World of Warcraft, Warcraft III, and StarCraft II Invitational tournaments. You can check out all of the brackets and winners at Congrats to all the victors!

Attendees had a chance to test their lore knowledge against one of Blizzard’s own historians in a live game show of epic proportions, while several Blizzard artists drew traditional and digital artwork live on stage for attendees.

StarCraft II players who wanted to try to climb a hill instead of a ladder could participate in a community King of the Hill tournament on the show floor -- and vie for fame, glory, and some cool prizes. Meanwhile, World of Warcraft players got an opportunity to explore the future Azeroth in the Cataclysm demo area.

Players got a chance to ask the developers their burning questions about the Burning Hells, the Firelands, Char, and other not-specifically-fire-related topics at several open Q&A panels. Saturday also featured the Diablo III: Crafting Sanctuary, StarCraft II Art, and Blizzard Sound dev discussions. Visit to check out our panel recaps.

Tenacious D rocked the Anaheim Convention Center at the closing concert, providing a fitting end to two days of epic entertainment.

Keep your eye on for more post-show coverage. We’ll see you next time!
Oct 23, 2010 BlizzCon Day Two Begins
The second day of BlizzCon has begun! Yesterday, we gave everyone a first look at Diablo III’s new demon hunter class and unveiled our plans for PvP in Sanctuary, and players got to try out four upcoming Blizzard-wrought custom maps for StarCraft II, including Aiur Chef and Blizzard DOTA. Today’s events include the Diablo III: Crafting Sanctuary, StarCraft II Multiplayer, and perennially popular World of Warcraft Class Q&A panels; the finals for this year’s Warcraft III, StarCraft II, and World of Warcraft Arena tournaments; and, of course, the sure-to-be-destiny-altering closing concert featuring Tenacious D.

Check throughout the day for more news and photos, and don’t forget you can follow our Twitter feeds @Warcraft, @StarCraft, and @Diablo. We’ll also have more updates from the floor on our Facebook pages for StarCraft, Warcraft, Diablo, and Blizzard.
Oct 22, 2010 BlizzCon 2010 Developer Panels: An Inside Look
Wondering what happened during the various World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and StarCraft II discussions at this year’s BlizzCon? We’ve got you covered! We’ll be providing regular updates on the latest news and information from developer panels and other activities throughout the show. You can check out the latest panel recaps as they’re posted at