News Archive

August 2009

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Aug 11, 2009 BlizzCast 10

Continuing our behind-the-scenes look at Blizzard Entertainment games and developers, BlizzCast #10 features a Q&A session about World of Warcraft patch 3.2, Call of the Crusade. As players have begun exploring all of the new content available in this patch, you'll get to hear the developers' take on some of the highlights of the Argent Tournament, Crusaders' Coliseum, and the Isle of Conquest. We'll put all of the new action in and off the coast of Icecrown in perspective for you and even talk a bit about our thoughts on BlizzCon 2009 (coming August 21 and 22 to the Anaheim Convention Center).

Check out BlizzCast #10 now!

BlizzCast #10 Quiz Contest

It's been a little while since our last BlizzCast, and we're celebrating its return with a brand-new contest. Are you a BlizzCast enthusiast? Have you downloaded every episode within minutes of its release? Do you take notes to distribute amongst your guild? Well then, this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Listen carefully to BlizzCast #10, answer the questions below, and you may just win yourself a fantastic prize.

    1. Who was the interviewer in this BlizzCast?
    2. For what purpose or purposes is Tirion Fordring running the Argent Tournament?
    3. How did the Tribute system come into being?
    4. What was Senior Game Designer Dave Maldonado looking forward to in patch 3.2, Call of the Crusade?
    5. Why is Lead Encounter Designer Scott Mercer so excited to go to BlizzCon?

Check out the Contest Rules and submit your answers.

Aug 11, 2009 StarCraft II Gaming Gear

Razer is co-developing a new line of StarCraft II gaming peripherals, including a tournament-grade mouse, keyboard, and headset. In addition to these peripherals, Razer will design exclusive StarCraft II messenger bags, backpacks, and an E-Sport Pro Gamer Case. Head over to razerzone.com for more information on all the new StarCraft II gear.

Aug 10, 2009 StarCraft Comic Contest Winners
Congratulations to the winners of July's “Vespene Laughs” Comic Contest -- and thanks to everyone for all of the humorous and creative entries we received.

To enter this month's contest, simply create your own original comic based on StarCraft universe, and submit your comic by August 15. The funniest and most creative will win some great prizes, including StarCraft II beta keys for the month's best comic. This will be the last chance to win StarCraft II beta keys from the Comic Contest! Check out the official rules for more information.

Aug 6, 2009 Laguna Art Museum VIP Benefit Dinner

Update: There are still a few tickets available for this great event, but quantities are limited. To purchase your ticket, please go to the Laguna Art Museum's website.

The Laguna Art Museum is a non-profit American art museum with a focus on the art of California. Its current exhibit is WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon. The remaining tickets are available at $500.00 each.

In appreciation for your donation, you will receive:

  • Dinner and an opportunity to converse with the curator of the exhibit as well as executives, artists, developers, and community managers from Blizzard Entertainment
  • 1 BlizzCon ticket
  • 1 signed print of Blizzard Entertainment art
Please visit the WoW: Emergent Media Phenomenon page to find out more about the exhibit now showing at the Laguna Art Museum. More information on BlizzCon can be found on the BlizzCon Website.

Aug 6, 2009 University Relations Events Calendar
Blizzard Entertainment's university relations team will be visiting college campuses this fall to discuss internship and new graduate opportunities. Please check the university relations page for more information: www.blizzard.com/ur.
Aug 6, 2009 Choose a Champion Contest

Think you know who will win the StarCraft, Warcraft, and World of Warcraft tournaments at BlizzCon 2009? Intel is running a contest where you can put your predictive powers to good use.

Visit http://scoop.intel.com/blizzcon.php to get details on how you can register to "Choose a Champion." Participants who choose the tournament winners correctly have the opportunity to win one of three ASUS G50VT gaming laptops. Entry closes August 21, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. (PST).

Aug 5, 2009 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 3 new artwork from World of Warcraft.

Aug 4, 2009 BlizzCon On-Site Contest Sign-Ups
You can now sign up for our on-site BlizzCon contests by visiting the BlizzCon Contest page. The Dance, Soundalike, and Costume contests will be taking place live on-stage August 21 at BlizzCon. If you wish to take part in these contests it's important you sign up now, before the event. We'll be emailing registered participants before the event with more information on what do once they reach the convention center. Visit the BlizzCon Contest page to read the rules and sign up now!
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