Live Feed: Mists of Pandaria Launch Event

Blizzard is pulling out all the stops for the Mists of Pandaria launch party, with live events planned for North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. To help kick off this journey, the fantastic people at Machinima.com will be live streaming the North American launch party from Irvine, where Blizzard will be joining players to celebrate the arrival of the expansion. The live stream begins at 9 p.m. PDT. GiN is simulating that feed below. On the evening on September 24, official launch events will be held in Paris, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Cologne and Stockholm. But for the first … Continue reading Live Feed: Mists of Pandaria Launch Event

World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Gets Release Date

Land, ho! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion set for the world’s most popular subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game, will be available in stores and online starting from September 25, 2012. Upon the expansion’s release, intrepid explorers of the Alliance and the Horde will be able to set foot upon the shores of the long-lost continent of Pandaria and embark on a perilous journey to uncover its ancient mysteries. Mists of Pandaria will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7 and Macintosh at a suggested retail price of … Continue reading World of Warcraft Mists of Pandaria Gets Release Date

ESL And Blizzard Announce European StarCraft II Tournaments

Turtle Entertainment, operators of the Electronic Sports League (ESL), and Blizzard Entertainment are pleased to announce their partnership on multiple tournaments in the 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series. Electronic Sports League will bring their expertise to twelve events of Blizzard’s StarCraft II World Championship Series. The WCS, which kicked off in April this year, has already provided intense competition for thousands of viewers to enjoy and promises even more heated battles for eSports viewers as the series progresses. ESL and Blizzard are partnering for eleven Nationals events around the world, which will follow online qualification stages, plus one of … Continue reading ESL And Blizzard Announce European StarCraft II Tournaments

Diablo III Sets PC Game Launch Record

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that as of the first 24 hours of Diablo III’s release, more than 3.5 million copies had been sold, setting the new all-time record for fastest-selling PC game. That number does not include the more than 1.2 million players who received Diablo III as part of signing up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass promotion. Altogether, more than 4.7 million gamers around the world were poised to storm Sanctuary on day 1 of Diablo III’s release — representing the biggest PC-game launch in history. As of the first week of the game’s availability, that … Continue reading Diablo III Sets PC Game Launch Record

Blizzard, Valve avoid Defense of the Ancients Lawsuits

Blizzard Entertainment and Valve today announced a mutual agreement regarding concerns over the names of upcoming products. In accordance with the agreement, Valve will continue to use Defense of the Ancients [DOTA] commercially, including DOTA 2, while Blizzard will preserve noncommercial use of DOTA for its community with regard to player-created maps for Warcraft III and StarCraft II. "Both Blizzard and Valve recognize that, at the end of the day, players just want to be able to play the games they’re looking forward to, so we’re happy to come to an agreement that helps both of us stay focused on … Continue reading Blizzard, Valve avoid Defense of the Ancients Lawsuits

Play Diablo III All Weekend, Free

Blizzard announced a free beta play weekend for Diablo III, with open access to all players with a valid Battle.net account. Beginning today, April 20th, everyone is invited to log in and help us put the game and servers through their paces in a three day stress test as the game moves toward the May 15 release date. Players can begin downloading the Diablo III client immediately for Mac or Windows here: https://us.battle.net/account/download/index.xml Once done, players will be able to play Diablo III from Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. … Continue reading Play Diablo III All Weekend, Free

Diablo III Pre-sales Begin, WoW Players Get Free Offer

The end is nigh! Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Diablo III, the next chapter in its critically acclaimed action role-playing game series, will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15. Starting that day, gamers with a thirst for fast-paced action and adventure will be able to purchase Diablo III at retailers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. In addition, gamers in the regions above as well as in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to buy Diablo III digitally … Continue reading Diablo III Pre-sales Begin, WoW Players Get Free Offer

Foo Fighters To Rock BlizzCon

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced that Foo Fighters will headline the closing concert of this year’s sold-out BlizzCon, taking place October 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center. While tickets to the convention are currently sold out, viewers can watch at home by ordering a BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, offering comprehensive live coverage of the event (including Foo Fighters’ performance) globally over the Internet and also on DIRECTV in the United States. Over the course of their 16-year career, the Foo Fighters have sold tens of millions of records, won half a dozen Grammy awards, and raised countless voices in singalongs of … Continue reading Foo Fighters To Rock BlizzCon

Blizzard Donates $800,000 To Make A Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation today announced a $800,000 donation from Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. The donation is based on 50 percent of the total sales during November and December 2010 of a special in-game pet, the Moonkin Hatchling, for Blizzard’s award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft. Blizzard Entertainment celebrated the donation on World Wish Day, April 29, by granting the wishes of two boys at the company’s headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Blizzard welcomed the two gaming enthusiasts and their families to enjoy an exclusive learning experience with the World of Warcraft development … Continue reading Blizzard Donates $800,000 To Make A Wish Foundation

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