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Oct 22, 2010 Diablo III: PvP Details Revealed
After you�ve slaked your thirst for demon-slaying, it�s always good to unwind with some good ol� fashioned player-vs.-player combat. In Diablo III, heroes will be able to enter the arenas of Sanctuary to engage in team battles, earn points in matches on Battle.net, and otherwise prove their PvP prowess. Learn more about the plans unveiled at this year�s BlizzCon on our new Diablo III PvP page.
Oct 21, 2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 7 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
Oct 21, 2010 Cataclysm Licensed Peripherals Revealed
As we gear up for BlizzCon's doors to open tomorrow, SteelSeries has unveiled a new line of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm licensed gaming peripherals that will be on display in their booth on the show floor. The set starts with the Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse, which features a 14-button layout, custom macro functionality, character-specific profiles, and more. Three new designs for the popular QcK line of mouse pads will also be available, showing Deathwing the Destroyer and the new worgen and goblin races. Finally, a Cataclysm-specific keyset for the SteelSeries Shift gaming keyboard rounds out the line of peripherals, and will be available on its own or in a bundle with the Shift base and standard QWERTY keyset. For more information on all of these products, head over to http://steelseries.com/cataclysm.
Oct 21, 2010 BlizzCon Opening Ceremony and Tournaments
BlizzCon Opening Ceremony and Tournaments - Free Live Streams
Hey, have you heard? BlizzCon 2010 begins tomorrow! You'll be able to watch the opening ceremony and the action on the World of Warcraft and RTS tournament stages streaming for free at http://blizzcon.rayv.com. DIRECTV subscribers can also catch the opening ceremony for free on the 101 Network. The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin on Friday at 11 a.m. Pacific, and tournaments run throughout both days of the show -- check out the BlizzCon schedule for details.

If you're interested in watching these in high def and accessing over 50 hours of BlizzCon coverage, including developer panels, the costume contest, the closing concert with Tenacious D, and more, you can still purchase a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which also includes this year's World of Warcraft pet and StarCraft II in-game items. We'll also be updating BlizzCon.com, our Twitter feeds, and our Facebook pages with news, photos, and more from the show, so we've got you covered pretty much anywhere you go. See you at BlizzCon!
Oct 21, 2010 New Fan Art
The Blizzard Fan Art Section has been updated with 2 new pieces of fan artwork set within the Warcraft universe.
Oct 20, 2010 Show Your Character Poster on BlizzCon Broadcast
Want your World of Warcraft character to get some face time during this year's BlizzCon Virtual Ticket broadcast? If you order a custom character poster or mouse pad from Heroic Prints between October 20 and October 22, you'll get 25% off your total order -- and your creation will automatically be entered for a chance to appear during a segment on this year's BlizzCon broadcast. Just head to www.printwarcraft.com, create your custom character poster or mouse pad, and use discount code EPICPPV2010 to get 25% off and a shot at showing your creation to BlizzCon viewers around the world.
Oct 18, 2010 BlizzCon 2010 Begins This Week
Are you ready for BlizzCon 2010? Blizzard Entertainment's two-day gaming festival begins this Friday, October 22, at the Anaheim Convention Center. The sold-out show features developer discussion panels, top-tier tournament competition, the popular costume and dance contests hosted by Jay Mohr, an epic closing concert starring Tenacious D, and much more.

You can still join us from home by purchasing a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, featuring more than 50 hours of live HD coverage as well as the exclusive BlizzCon 2010 World of Warcraft pet and StarCraft II in-game items. The Virtual Ticket is available globally via Internet stream and also through DIRECTV in the U.S.. For more information, read our recent press release or visit BlizzCon.com.
Oct 18, 2010 Official Cataclysm Cinematic Trailer Revealed
The official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm cinematic trailer is now available. With a seething hatred for the established order of the kingdoms of Azeroth, Deathwing is set to shatter the world in a destructive return from the Elemental Plane. Pain and agony are his tools as he prepares to watch Azeroth burn and quake. On December 7 players will have the opportunity to explore a world forever changed in the wake of his cataclysmic return. This is the way the world ends, and it's most certainly with a bang.
Oct 16, 2010 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse Unveiled
SteelSeries just announced the new World of Warcraft: Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse, a 14-button mouse featuring an exterior that evokes the armored plating of Deathwing the Destroyer. This highly customizable mouse offers advanced software functionality, the ability to assign macros from directly within World of Warcraft, multiple illumination options, the ability to save 10 character-linked profiles in software and 1 profile within the mouse, and more. The Cataclysm MMO Gaming Mouse will be previewed at the SteelSeries booth during BlizzCon and will be available in stores in December. For more information, visit www.steelseries.com.
Oct 15, 2010 2010 Pumpkin Contest: The Hollowing
As a part of a longstanding Blizzard Entertainment tradition, we are pleased to announce our eighth annual pumpkin-carving contest. We're putting out a call to all talented carvers to sharpen their spoons and hollow out a fantastic, frightening, or just plain funny pumpkin inspired by the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo game universes.

We will be accepting pumpkin contest entries between 11:00 a.m. PDT on October 15 and 11:59 p.m. PDT on October 27. Those who submit the most outstanding photos of their work will have their pictures proudly displayed on our community websites. In addition, the crafters of the five most interesting, original, and well-carved pumpkin designs will each be recognized for their merits with a 64 GB iPad™!

If you want to view some past pumpkin-carving contest winners, you can see them here: [2004], [2005], [2006], [2007], [2008], and [2009]. Check out the contest page for additional details, including the official rules and submission form. Good luck!