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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


BlizzCon offers up virtual tickets

9 days ago: If you really want to check out BlizzCon but can't quite manage a flight out to California, a solution is available. Virtual tickets are now available from Blizzard for $39.99, allowing you to watch... continue.


Not So Massively: The MOBAs and pseudo-MMOs of PAX Prime 2014

13 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. Massively's... continue.


Diablo Season 1 launches Friday, August 29

17 days ago: The first Diablo III Season is scheduled to launch this coming Friday, August 29. If you're not familiar with the concept of Diablo III Seasons, it's a system designed to encourage rolling new... continue.


Legendary Gems, Greater Rifts now infest Diablo 3

18 days ago: As if Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls wasn't already packed with enough content to keep you dutifully clicking away at demons for months, Blizzard has launched Patch 2.1.0 which adds a host of new items... continue.


Diablo 2.10 patch releases with week of in-game bonuses

19 days ago: It's time for new challenges in Diablo III, as Patch 2.10 crash-landed today to the delights of players and the screams of frustrated hellbeasts. Why won't you stop slaughtering them already? The... continue.

Starcraft II


Enter to win exclusive Comic-Con prizes from Blizzard

2 months 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

3 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

3 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

4 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 Queue: Creepycool

4 days ago: Welcome back to The Queue, the daily Q&A column in which the WoW Insider team answers your questions about the World of Warcraft. Alex Ziebart will be your host today. Spiders are gross.... continue.


BlizzCon tickets beginning to arrive by email

5 days ago: If you were one of the lucky few to snag a ticket to this year's BlizzCon, you should keep an eye on your mailbox because tickets are being sent out. (If you weren't one of the lucky few, you can... continue.


BlizzCon offers up virtual tickets

9 days ago: If you really want to check out BlizzCon but can't quite manage a flight out to California, a solution is available. Virtual tickets are now available from Blizzard for $39.99, allowing you to watch... continue.


BlizzCon Virtual Ticket on sale now

10 days ago: BlizzCon is only a couple of months away and the Virtual Ticket is now available for purchase. The price of the virtual pass is $39.99 and grants access to a livestream of the developer panels,... continue.


World of Warcraft gears up for its Arena tournament with a $250,000 prize pool

11 days ago: Still hoping to prove you're the best World of Warcraft PvP player around? You're in luck; qualifying rounds have just begun for the 2014 North American Arena Tournament, which will be held at... continue.

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