Blizzcon 2009

BlizzCon 09 Press Panel: No charging for WoW mods, Blizzard iPhone games, more

We just got back from a press-only BlizzCon panel, wherein all questions were answered. Blizzard spilled its guts, and we recorded every excruciating detail. See all the carnage below: Guild housing probably isn’t coming to WoW. It was talked about for both Wrath of the Lich King and Cataclysm, but Blizzard has relegated it to […]

Blizzcon 2009 headlines

  • BlizzCon 09: Blizzard uses StarCraft II map maker to create third-person RPG, shmup, Super Zerg

    If you thought Blizzard’s decision to let players to charge for created maps was the straw that broke the zergling’s back, you might want to reconsider. During BlizzCon’s StarCraft II gameplay panel, Blizzard showed off three custom maps that a few developers had whipped up in their free time. One was  a third-person action-RPG, another […]

  • BlizzCon 09: Battlestar Galactica's Tricia Helfer to play Kerrigan in StarCraft II

    Straight out of Blizzard’s voice actor panel at BlizzCon, we’ve just found out that Battlestar Galactica’s Tricia Helfer will be playing Sarah Kerrigan in StarCraft II. Helfer, who played the seductive Number Six on Battlestar, will be voicing Kerrigan in her creepy, twisted Queen of Blades form, and in flashbacks as good ol’ non-genocide-bent Sarah. […]

  • Race changes coming to WoW

    Is your WoW character starting to look uncomfortable in its own skin? Has your orc warrior’s odd penchant for mooing and grazing about relegated him to the loony bin? Well, Blizzard’s got a solution for you. During its WoW Q&A panel earlier today, Blizzard announced that race changes will be coming to WoW. The feature […]

  • A new hero class in WoW: Cataclysm? Don't count on it

    When asked about the possibility of a new hero class during today’s WoW Q&A panel at BlizzCon, the developer was fairly blunt. Odds are, the panelists said, Cataclysm won’t add another member to what’s currently a Death Knight-only club. Blizzard’s reasoning was thus: WoW isn’t racing to include “40 or 50 classes,” and would rather […]

  • StarCraft II to support premium player-created maps

    During its BlizzCon panel, Blizzard announced that StarCraft II will allow players to put price tags on their created maps. Creators will, of course, see some cash for their hard work, but Blizzard didn’t give an exact percentage. The hope is that this will encourage players to form small dev teams and craft complex […]

  • StarCraft II to utilize a save game Cloud

    Your StarCraft II save games will always be with you, Blizzard’s just announced, so long as you have a reliable Internet connection. As part of its panel at BlizzCon, the developer noted that StarCraft II will take advantage of cloud computing for game saves. At work, at home, on a train, on a plane, […]

  • Cataclysm Panel: Guild advancement system detailed, new race/class combos, Raganaros returning

    We just finished up at the BlizzCon WoW: Cataclysm panel and our news nets are full to bursting with wriggling tidbits. And you know what that means: info-dump, go! The expansion’s adding multiple new advancement systems. First up, the Guild Advancement System allows guilds to level all the way to 20 by doing normal activities […]

  • Reminder: BlizzCon 09 tickets go on sale today

    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 account, you need to do so now. Should […]

  • BlizzCon tickets go on sale May 16, will be streamed live

    BlizzCon 09 tickets will be available starting May 16, Blizzard said today. The event runs August 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets will run you $125 a piece. If you miss out on getting tickets the day of the sale, Blizzard will put another stack up for sale on May 30. Improvements have been […]

  • Blizzard announces dates for BlizzCon 2009

    BlizzCon 2009 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, on August 21 and 22, Blizzard’s just confirmed “We’ve been amazed by the incredible response to each of our previous BlizzCon events,” said company boss Mike Morhaime. “We’re pleased to be bringing the convention back to Anaheim this year, and we look […]