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.