The free-to-play card game will go into open beta sometime in the next few months.
BlizzCon tickets will be sold in two batches this year.
[vimeo 36649937 w=640 h=376] Comedian/actor/grand wizard Jay Mohr was in Las Vegas this week to host the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards for his seventh year. In addition to the DICE award ceremony, Mohr has also been a longtime host for the annual (usually) BlizzCon fan event.
Editor's Pick Blizzard Entertainment is under pressure to deliver something big before the end of the year, now that it has delayed Diablo 3 until 2012. It has plenty of options, but signs point to the company finally dropping details about its hotly-anticipated next online game, code-named “Titan.”
[Updated: We've added additional comments from Billy Pidgeon, a senior analyst at game research firm M2 Research.]
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Blizzard Entertainment, the creator of games like Warcraft and Diablo, announced today that its newest expansion pack for the insanely popular World of Warcraft online game would be available for a preliminary download.
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.