WoW WWI pet is Diablo II’s Archangel Tyrael

Fanboy madness. Blizzard’s announced that the World of Warcraft pet scratchcard in the Worldwide Invitational goodie bag last weekend is none other than Diablo II’s Archangel Tyrael. Brilliantly, we couldn’t queue up for our bag because we had to rush for a flight. Curse you, Blizzard.

Paris headlines

  • Blizzard has fourth, unannounced game in the works, says Pardo

    In this video interview from the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational last weekend, company boss Rob Pardo confirms that the firm has one more unannounced game in development. “There is still one unknown project,” he said. “We have another development team.” The game is thought to be another MMO, and Blizzard has confirmed it’s not related to […]

  • "We don't care" about hardware, just games: Blizzard's Sams

    Blizzard’s COO Paul Sams, speaking to GI at the company’s Worldwide Invitational in Paris last weekend, said that the reason Blizzard games don’t appear on consoles is because Blizzard games aren’t appropriate for consoles. The man has a point. “It’s really an issue of the games that we’re making,” he said. “I think a lot […]

  • Six things the Diablo III reveal can teach other publishers about unveiling games

    It was, in a word, awesome. The Diablo III reveal in Paris on Saturday was the stuff of dreams. Dream product, dream venue, dream organization. We got there and reported from it with ease. Why? Because everything we ever wanted from a press conference was included. For all the publishers and developers in the audience, […]

  • Jessica Chobot poses for VG247!

    For the fans. We bumped into IGN’s Jessica Chobot on the stairs of the Diablo III reveal in Paris this weekend, and she very kindly agreed to have her picture taken, just for you. We’ve put the full res version – all 4368×2912 of it – after the break. Wallpaper has a new home.

  • No to Diablo III on consoles

    Yesterday’s Diablo III announcement caused nerdworld to explode into hysterics and inhaler usage, but those hoping for a console version can basically forget it. Joystiq had a chat with the game’s lead designer, Jay Wilson, and the very first question asked was, “Do you have any plans for Diablo on consoles?” And the answer? “We […]

  • Diablo III: World Lore and Environment Art panel movie

    Long video after the break of the Diablo III: World Lore and Environment Art panel at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational today. There’s a lot of art talk there. It’s about Diablo III, so you have to watch it, right?

  • reveals offical Diablo III image and logo

    The official Blizzard site is now updated to reveal a rather evil looking demon with the words, “and the heavens, shall tremble” above and below the image. We’ve been live blogging all day and will continue to keep you updated throughout the event. By Mike Bowden

  • "Diablo III is first and foremost a co-operative game," says lead designer

    The lead designer on Diablo III has just said that the game’s main focus will be on co-operative play. “”Diablo III is first and foremost a co-operative game,” he said. We’re coming to you live from the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris where Diablo III has just […]

  • Diablo III live demo details

    We’re coming to you live from the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris and at the moment they’re demo’ing Diablo III. There are new character’s wielding axes fighting snakes. Then we see some dungeon fighting: everything looking amazing. Skeletons have ranged attacked and we see them getting battered […]

  • Confirmed: Diablo III announced at Blizzard Invitational

    As expected Blizzard has just announced Diablo III at its Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Expo Centre in Paris. Thousands of ardent fans turned out this morning to see the game’s unveiling at the event, the first Invitational to be held in Europe. The event’s ongoing, and we’ll be bringing you more details […]

  • Live blogging the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris!

    We’re coming to you live from the Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris. We’re expecting sparks today, with a Diablo III announcement heavily tipped. Provided our connection holds up, we’ll be updating live after the break with words and images from now until the end of the event’s […]

  • Paris Blizzard Invitational: We're here! It's awesome!

    We’re sitting in the third row at the main presentation hall of the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre, waiting for the show to start. At 11.45pm CET (45 mins) we’ll be bringing you all the action as it happens. There are a mother-trucking shitload of people both in hall 5 and downstairs getting ready to […]

  • Blizzard offering live streams of Invitational

    Blizzard’s will offer streaming video of tomorrow’s Worldwide Invitational in Paris. You’ll be able to watch everything here. Both the main stage and tournament stage will be filmed, and both hi-res and low-res options are offered. As we said earlier, we’ll be there covering it as it happens, so for all the stories from the […]

  • Blizzard Worldwide Invitational: Live tomorrow at 11.45am CET

    Tomorrow’s a big day. If what happens is what we think is going to happen, Blizzard will announce Diablo III tomorrow morning in Paris. There’s been a lot of talk today that the confirmed game reveal will be a StarCraft MMO, but the truth is that no one outside Blizzard knows, we’re assured. The confirmation […]

  • 2008 Blizzard Worldwide Invitational tickets on sale next week

    From here: We’re pleased to announce that tickets for the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational will be available next week on the Worldwide Invitational website. This year’s Worldwide Invitational will be held here in Europe, at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris, France, on the 28th and 29th of June. Both days of […]

  • Playable StarCraft II at first European Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational

    Vivendi just announced that the next Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational will take place at the Porte de Versailles Exposition Centre in Paris on June 28-29, the first event of its kind to be held in Europe, and will include access to a playable version of StarCraft II. Tickets are limited and will cost £55 when […]

  • Paris GDC dates set

    CMP has confirmed that Paris GDC, moved from Lyon for its 2008 event, will take place on June 23-24. “We were delighted with the success of the first French GDC held in 2007 and are confident that Paris GDC will bring together even more talented developers from around the world, now in a more central […]