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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!
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!
Oct 15, 2010 Cataclysm TV Spot Debuts 10/17 on Sunday NFL Football
This Sunday, during the Dallas Cowboys versus Minnesota Vikings NFL game on Fox (starts at 4:15 PM EDT, 1:15 PM PDT), we are debuting a new television commercial for World of Warcraft's upcoming expansion. The commercial will feature the first look at cinematic footage from Cataclysm, so tune in to an exciting game this Sunday and catch the new commercial!
Oct 14, 2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 3 pieces representing the Warcraft universe. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.
Oct 12, 2010 Tenacious D Live Onstage at BlizzCon 2010
We're awestruck to announce that Tenacious D will take the stage at BlizzCon 2010 to close out two days of epic entertainment!

Although tickets to the convention are sold out, you can still catch all of the panels and events, including Tenacious D's performance, with BlizzCon Virtual Ticket. online or via DIRECTV in the United States. The Virtual Ticket multi-channel Internet stream allows viewers to switch between multiple channels of live HD coverage dedicated to different areas of the show.

Check out the press release to learn more about this soon-to-be legendary rock spectacle!

Parental Advisory: Some content in the Closing Ceremony concert may not be suitable for children
Oct 8, 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 3 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 7, 2010 Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The Blizzard Art gallery has been updated with 2 pieces representing the StarCraft and Diablo universes. These pieces offer an inside look at the creative process behind building this virtual world.