Category Archives: BlizzCon 2009
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 20:39 BST
Chris Metzen, Blizzard’s VP of creative development just took the stage at BlizzCon and announced the new expansion for World of Warcraft, along with two new playable races.
Looks like the new races are Goblins on the Horde side and Worgen are the new alliance race.
Cataclysm was just announced despite earlier leaks and it looks like new dungeons, flying mounts, raids and dungeons will be present as well.
The Opening Ceremony just finished, and you can have a look at what was all revealed, and not revealed, here.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 20:21 BST
Blizzard’s just announced a brand new expansion for World of Warcraft, known as Cataclysm.
The expansion will change the face of Azeroth, as Nathan put it during the livetext, as the war against the Lich King contines in the expansion.
The expansion also sees the level cap rise to 85 with new dungeons and raids added.
There will also be a new achievements system from guild leveling.
Nathan’s attending a Cataclysm panel. We’ll bring it to you live once it begins.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 20:01 BST
Update: It’s just been confirmed at the Blizzcon OC. A trailer’s been shown as well, all real-time and no CG. More at the livetext below.
Original Story: A accidental leak on the Korean portal of the Diablo III website has revealed the fourth class in the game to be the monk.
More through here.
We’ll most likely hear more about it in the BlizzCon opening ceremony tonight. It’s about to kick off, join Nathan as it happens here.
Fri, Aug 21, 2009 | 14:41 BST
Here we go again with another liveblog kiddos. This time it’s BlizzCon 2009.
Be sure and come back to this space for the Opening Ceremony of BlizzCon, and maybe, just maybe we will hear more about the rumored Cataclysm expansion for World of Warcraft, updates on StarCraft II and Diablo III – and who knows – Blizzard may announce its secret MMO.
One can only dream.
The schedule says that doors open for attendees around 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST – that’s around 6:00pm for the UK and things will get started around 11:30 PST/2:30 EST/7:30 UK.
So, throw on a pot of coffee and join us for up-to-the-minute liveblogging of the Opening Ceremony after the break.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 | 01:55 BST
Loads of stuff happened this week with MMOs. Bethesda laughed off an Elder Scrolls MMO, APB started the Beta application process, Aion released pretty trailers, Star Wars will be playable at GamesCom and all other sorts of interesting things happened.
What we didn’t tell you about was that Lord of the Rings Online got some new jewelry and bounty quests in Esteldin, Funcom will announce Conan stuff at PAX, and there were some rumored leaks on the upcoming WoW expansion posted all over God’s green earth.
For all of this and more, read on past the break.
Tue, Aug 11, 2009 | 14:58 BST
Blizzard just confirmed that Ozzy Osbourne will play as Blizzcon next week, as previously rumoured.
“Our goal with BlizzCon is to deliver an unforgettable weekend of entertainment, and we can’t think of a better way to close out this year’s show than having Ozzy rock the house,” said Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime.
We’re going! PR after the break.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 07:35 BST
Fri, Aug 07, 2009 | 10:45 BST
Missed this from the Acti Q2 call earlier this week. Company execs said in the chat that all 20,000 Blizzcon tickets sold out in less than eight minutes this year.
The event’s taking place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on August 20-21.
Are we going? Yes, we are. Hit BigDownload for more.
Sat, Aug 01, 2009 | 09:56 BST
Blizzard’s confirmed that all tournament streams from Blizzcon later this month are to be viewable by all.
“The tournament coverage streams are free, but to watch panels, see new announcements as they are made, or receive the in-game pet, you will need to order the Pay Per View Internet stream,” said blue poster Cydra.
If you want to watch the main reveal event and all the panel discussions, you’ll need to fork out a handsome £25. Details here.
Blizzcon takes place on August 21-22 in Anaheim, CA.
Wed, Jul 29, 2009 | 16:06 BST
Blizzard just confirmed it’s to have a stand at Gamescom this year. You’ll be able to hook up with the WoW behemoth in Cologne on booths B21 and B23 in Halle 6.
There’s no detail on what’s to be shown by the firm as yet, but there will be a link-up between Cologne and Anaheim on the Friday night for Blizzcon’s kick-off in the US. You’ll need to be invited to get into that, though.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 15:05 BST
Blizzard has confirmed details for the upcoming Warcraft Regional Finals at the KOMED MediaPark, Cologne.
The event will be held from June 26 – 28 with two European and North American Arena teams advancing to the Global Finals which will take place at BlizzCon 2009 in August.
Two Warcraft III players from North America, and three Warcraft III players from Europe will also advance to the Global Finals.
More information through here and via the press release posted after the jump.
Sat, May 30, 2009 | 15:26 BST
Consider this a public service announcement of sorts, because, well, we like to keep you informed.
Therefore, if you missed out on purchasing tickets last week to BlizzCon, today is your last chance lest you purchase them for an exhorberant amount off of eBay.
The sale begins at 10:00am PST/1:00pm EST and can be purchased here for $125.00 each.
BlizzCon 2009 will take place August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 14:40 BST
The second lot of BlizzCon 2009 tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Blizzard just announced.
You’ll get your chance to buy one at 10 am PST. Tickets are priced at $125 each and will go on sale at the event’s official site.
The event itself takes place on August 21 and 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
You’d better pray if you’re after a place: the first bunch sold out in minutes.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 21:09 BST
The first batch of BlizzCon 09 tickets sold out within minutes of going up for sale.
Not really surprising, is it?
The second batch is set to go up May 30. If you didn’t get yours today, you can always try again then.
Best of luck.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 15:40 BST
This is just a friendly reminder, to those planning on attending BlizzCon this year, that tickets go on sale today at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST).
The event takes place at Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles on August 21, and of you haven’t set up a Battle.net account, you need to do so now.
Should you miss out, a second batch will be up for grabs on May 30.
Hit the link for more details.
Tue, May 12, 2009 | 17:14 BST
Attendees who brave the crowds at BlizzCon 2009 or order the DirectTV broadcast of the event will be given Grunty the Murloc Marine as a World of Warcraft exclusive.
Last year it was the polar bear mount, this year it’s a pet that packs a gauss rifle it fires into the air to make sure no invisible spacecraft are honing in for the attack.
Can’t go wrong there. Watch him below.
BlizzCon 2009 takes place on August 21-22 in the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets go on sale May 16 and again May 30.
Visit the official site for more details.
Image and video courtesy of MMO Champion.