Jack Black and Tenacious D rock out at Blizzcon 2010 (video)

It was only a matter of time before musical group Tenacious D took the stage at the closing ceremony of Blizzcon 2010. When they did, the crowd of around 20,000 attendees almost brought the roof of the Anaheim convention center down.

Blizzard “announces” its newest online role playing games (video)

There was a little bit of buzz that World of Warcraft creator Blizzard Entertainment might finally announce its newest online role-playing game at its Blizzcon convention in Anaheim, Calif. this year. Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard, took the stage at the closing ceremony of Blizzcon 2010 to finally put the rumors to bed.

Cosplaying Blizzcon 2010 attendees strut their stuff on stage (video)

Roughly 20,000 people attended World of Warcraft and Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty creator Blizzard Entertainment’s Blizzcon 2010 convention in Anaheim, Calif. A good number of them pulled out all stops to dress up as their favorite Blizzard game characters.

The sights of Blizzcon 2010, day two

It took Blizzcon 2010 attendees a little longer to fill up the Anaheim convention center today, but by the end of the night the place was once again packed with fans of Blizzard Entertainment’s video games. Tenacious D, a musical group featuring actor and musician Jack Black, closed out the conference by rocking out to some World of Warcraft-themed videos.

Blizzard cut content and corners to make Starcraft II good for professional gaming

Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of real-time strategy games like Warcraft and Starcraft, sacrificed a lot of potential improvements to Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty — including content and graphics — in order to make it viable as a “sport” for online gamers in the U.S. and globally, said Dustin Browder, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty’s lead designer. Browder made the comments at the Blizzcon 2010 convention in Anaheim, Calif. today.

The sights of Blizzcon 2010, day one

Tickets for Blizzcon 2010 sold out almost immediately after they went online. The choice few (thousand) that managed to snag some tickets and make it out to Anaheim, Calif. for the convention have worn everything from clothes sporting Blizzard’s signature Murloc to some pretty impressive costumes.

A marketplace for custom game maps? Blizzard says it’s coming

Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of real-time strategy games like Warcraft III and Starcraft II : Wings of Liberty, is working on a marketplace for custom maps — much like an App Store for its games — to provide some incentive for users that make new game modes and maps, said Chris Sigaty (pictured on the right), Starcraft II’s lead producer at Blizzard.

Blizzard classics not coming to App Stores any time soon

Classics made by World of Warcraft creator Blizzard, such as the Lost Vikings or Warcraft: Orcs and Humans, won’t be coming to the Apple App Store or any other app marketplace any time soon, Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime (pictured left) said at the Blizzcon event in Anaheim, Calif. today.

Is Diablo III coming out soon? Blizzard announces final playable characters

Video game creator Blizzard Entertainment unveiled the newest and final class of playable characters for Diablo III, the “Demon Hunter,” today — a signal that the game might finally be moving toward a final product and have a release date in the near future — today at Blizzcon 2010 in Anaheim, Calif.