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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... continue.

 

A look back at a cataclysmic year for World of Warcraft

2 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... continue.

 

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

4 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,... continue.

Diablo 3


 

Blizzard: Microsoft demanded 1080p for Diablo 3 on Xbox One

1 hour ago: Microsoft spurred a last-minute resolution bump for Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition prior to its recent launch for the Xbox One, Blizzard production director John Hight told Eurogamer at Gamescom. ... continue.

 

PSN Store Update: El Diablo

8 hours ago: Video games! They've been hibernating through the summer, but this week's PlayStation Store update brings plenty of the blighters onto PS4, PS3 and Vita. Let's start with the biggie, Diablo 3:... continue.

 

Not So Massively: Path of Exiles' Master of the Hunt, Destiny's expansion, and BioWare's Shadow Realms

1 day 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. We took an... continue.

 

Diablo III previews the Vault

1 day ago: There's nothing worse in Diablo III than seeing a treasure goblin waltz up and snatch a valuable item away from you whilst you're dealing with a pack of monsters. It's endlessly satisfying to catch... continue.

 

Not So Massively: Diablo III's 20M sales, The Crew's beta, and Heroes of the Storm's alpha

8 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. Diablo III has... continue.

Starcraft II


 

Enter to win exclusive Comic-Con prizes from Blizzard

1 month ago: If you aren't lucky enough to be heading to San Diego for Comic-Con 2014, good news -- you can still get yourself some Comic-Con goodies. Blizzard will be giving away 25 Comic-Con goodie bags chock... continue.

 

Fans watched 2.4 billion hours of eSports in 2013

2 months ago: Got some spare time on your hands? Apparently so, according to a recently-unveiled report from IHS Technology, which claims that people tuned into eSports-themed video programming for a total of 2.4... continue.

 

Not So Massively: Destiny's pre-orders, The Division's delay, and Heroes of the Storm's Murky

2 months 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. Destiny... continue.

 

Activision-Blizzard sues over StarCraft II cheats

3 months ago: On May 19th Blizzard filed a suit with the Central District of California over the practice of players who create cheats for multiplayer mode in StarCraft II. In particular, the suit names the... continue.

 

First wave of BlizzCon tickets sold out

3 months ago: ‚Äč Tickets for BlizzCon 2014 have sold out! Well, the first round of tickets have, anyway. It's estimated that this first offering sold out in five to 10 seconds, according to our sister site WoW... 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... 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... 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... 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... continue.

BlizzCon 2009


 

The 2014 North American WoW arena tournament

25 days ago: BlizzCon 2014 is on the horizon, getting steadily closer every day, and thus so is the 2014 World of Warcraft Arena Invitational World Championship. If you're a player on the North American... continue.

 

World of Warcraft posts details on the Arena Invitational World Championships

27 days ago: This year's BlizzCon will feature a no-holds-barred fight to the finish. Sadly, that doesn't mean that an official MMA tournament event will be taking place; it just means that the World of Warcraft... continue.

 

Is BlizzCon bad for World of Warcraft?

28 days ago: Okay, I'm sure with a headline like "Is BlizzCon bad for World of Warcraft?" you're already thinking this is it. Rossi has finally snapped. But hear me out for a second. We've had BlizzCons since... continue.

 

Perfect Ten: Why the second half of 2014 will be awesome for MMOs

1 month ago: In the midst of mid-summer doldrums, it's easy to fall into a mild depression thinking that everything cool that was going to happen this year already has -- especially in gaming. The spring launch... continue.

 

The BlizzCon Meeting Stone is no more

1 month ago: Last year's BlizzCon introduced a real-world version of the Meeting Stone to provide a central place on the show floor to arrange meetups and find your friends. But while basking in the presence of a... continue.

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