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Welcome to BlizzCon 2009

Reporting to you live from Anaheim, California, the Joystiq Network is pleased to provide you with up to the minute reporting on everything coming from Blizzard Entertainment this weekend.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm


 

Blizzard seems to think that Cataclysm was too linear

2 years ago: Designing MMOs is often the art of shepherding players in a given direction while at the same time giving them a sense of freedom. Even in a themepark environment, players want to be invested in ar... continue.

 

A look back at a cataclysmic year for World of Warcraft

3 years ago: It's been a big year for World of Warcraft, especially considering that the MMO behemoth is currently hitting its seventh year of operation. Considering its nigh-ubiquitous nature in the MMO sphere... continue.

 

Patch 4.0.6 hotfixes for Feb. 25

3 years ago: A new round of hotfixes to patch 4.0.6 were just released over at the official WoW blog. The changes are primarily fixes or nerfs to the heroic Valiona and Theralion encounter in the Bastion of Twi... continue.

 

Patch 4.0.6 hotfixes for Feb. 22

3 years ago: We've got a pretty short list of hotfixes for Patch 4.0.6 this morning, courtesy of Community Manager Zarhym. Included are the hunter changes that have been mentioned several times over -- and for th... continue.

 

Patch 4.0.6 hotfixes for Feb. 19

3 years ago: Since the release of Patch 4.0.6, we've had a pretty steady stream of hotfix announcements, each one providing fairly substantial lists of changes over the past several weeks. Today, we've got what i... continue.

World of Warcraft


 

BlizzCon Benefit Dinner tickets on sale tonight

1 year ago: If you're still on the lookout for BlizzCon tickets -- and have deep pockets -- tonight's your last chance to get them from Blizzard. Tonight at 7 pm Pacific (10 pm Eastern), Benefit Dinner tickets g... continue.

 

WoW Insider's favorite BlizzCon memories

1 year ago: With another BlizzCon on the horizon, the WoW community has been abuzz with excitement -- and the WoW Insider team is no exception. But what are we to do with all of this excitement and still 9 mon... continue.

 

BlizzCon 2010 Officially Announced: October 22nd - October 23rd

4 years ago: BlizzCon 2010 has been officially announced! The convention will run October 22nd and October 23rd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. This was as we previously reported back a... continue.

 

Jay Mohr is hosting BlizzCon again

4 years ago: Love him or hate him, it looks like Jay Mohr is hosting BlizzCon again this year. Recently, we reported that the Anaheim Convention Center would be hosting BlizzCon toward the end of October. But the... continue.

 

Officers' Quarters: Cataclysm's guild revamp -- guild currency

5 years ago: Every Monday Scott Andrews contributes Officers' Quarters, a column about the ins and outs of guild leadership. After Blizzard's big announcement about how they plan to improve guilds in Cataclysm, I... continue.

Diablo 3


 

The Daily Grind: Would you have played a Diablo MMO?

10 days ago: A few weeks ago, Blizzard content designer Kevin Martens admitted that the studio once considered turning the Diablo IP loose on an MMORPG. It's off the table now, but it still got me wistful. I've b... continue.

 

Not So Massively: Overwatch's reveal, Hearthstone's expansion, and Dawngate's sunset

1 month ago: Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Blizzard annou... continue.

 

BlizzCon 2014: Diablo 3 adds Ruins of Sescheron, new items

1 month ago: Diablo 3 fans may not have as much excitement from BlizzCon this year as Hearthstone fans or StarCraft 2 fans, but there are a few changes coming as Blizzard continues to refine the Diablo experience... continue.

 

Diablo was once considered for an MMO, but no longer

1 month ago: In many ways Diablo III seemed like the sort of game that would lead naturally into an MMO for the franchise. The online functionality is there, the options are there, and it's not as if Blizzard's b... continue.

 

MMO Week in Review: BlizzCon 2014

1 month ago: At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. If y... continue.

Starcraft II


 

Not So Massively: Elite's refund controversy, Civ Online's closed beta, and Ghost in the Shell's G-Star debut

25 days ago: Welcome back to No So Massively, where every Monday we round up the highlights from the past week in the world of MOBAs, roguelikes, MMOTCGs, and other games that aren't quite MMOs. Elite: Dangero... continue.

 

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void to debut as standalone game

1 month ago: Like two High Templar Protoss merging to form an Archon, the third installment of the StarCraft 2 saga, StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void, will be comprised of two identities: that of an expansion, and... continue.

 

BlizzCon kicks off on Friday, virtual tickets still available

1 month ago: If you've been waiting patiently for the next big convention focused entirely around Blizzard's game catalogue, your wait is almost over. BlizzCon 2014 kicks off on Friday, November 7th, with the ope... continue.

 

Joystiq Weekly: Titanfall gets co-op, Civ: Beyond Earth review, amiibo impressions and more

1 month ago: Welcome to Joystiq Weekly, a "too long; didn't read" of each week's biggest stories, reviews and original content. Each category's top story is introduced with a reactionary gif, because moving pictur... continue.

 

StarCraft 2 and the quest for the highest APM

1 month ago: A game like StarCraft 2, popular amongst both casual strategy fans and professional gamers, showcases the large divide between playing a game for fun and for competition. There are seven ranked mu... continue.

Untitled MMO


 

Blizzard says Titan unlikely to be subscription-based

1 year ago: No, Blizzard still hasn't made an official announcement about what we can expect from their upcoming Titan project -- which we've heard little about since its development was reset back in May. We st... continue.

 

Blizzard's next MMO game is already playable, says company COO

3 years ago: Blizzard's next major game announcement will likely be the reveal of its next MMO title. But the developer behind the biggest subscriber-based MMO game of all time, World of Warcraft, is still keep... continue.

 

Blizzard MMO hints given at DICE Summit

3 years ago: The next MMO game from Blizzard Entertainment (which we know goes by the internal code name "Titan") is still a long ways off but during this week's DICE Summit the president of Blizzard Mike Morhaim... continue.

 

Activision Blizzard admits to layoffs but is ramping up hiring in other divisions

3 years ago: Activision Blizzard didn't mention anything about layoffs in today's financial press release but during today's Q&A with investors at its weekly conference call, execs for the publisher finally... continue.

 

Feature: The Code Black PC Games For 2011- Part 1

3 years ago: There are PC games on the immediate horizon that are close to being released. Then there are games that have been officially announced but will take years to find their way to our hard drive (BioShoc... continue.

BlizzCon 2009


 

WoW Moviewatch: Starcraft Evacuation

6 days ago: Okay, obviously this isn't Warcraft -- heck, I'm not even sure we can classify it as machinima. But this is the second place winner from the 2014 BlizzCon movie contest, so I thought you guys might ... continue.

 

Perfect Ten: Looking back at the biggest MMO news of 2014

6 days ago: Well, my chums, here we are at the tail-end of 2014, having achieved all of our goals and new year's resolutions. Even better, we've survived what's turned out to be one of the wildest, rockiest, and... continue.

 

BlizzCon 2014 interviews feature Cory Stockton, Alex Afrasiabi

1 month ago: Just in case you missed it in the madness of Warlords of Draenor's launch, WoW Insider had the opportunity to interview not one but two developers this year at BlizzCon 2014. Both interviews were pos... continue.

 

Garrisons, professions and more with Cory Stockton

1 month ago: Warlords of Draenor has arrived, with tons of new content, quests, dungeons, raids, zones, and of course garrisons! During BlizzCon 2014, we sat down with Lead Game Designer Cory Stockton to discuss ... continue.

 

BlizzCon 2014: Art gallery celebrates Blizzard's past and present

1 month ago: The Blizzard art gallery on display at BlizzCon is always worth a visit for convention-goers, but this year's gallery was a special treat highlighting the history and development of Warcraft and Worl... continue.

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