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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

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,... continue.

Diablo 3


EVE Evolved: Could permadeath work in EVE?

3 days ago: Permadeath has been one of the most contentuous features in online gaming since as far back as I can remember. The feeling of permanently losing a character you've spent months training up and... continue.


Not So Massively: RuneScape's TCG, Destiny's playerbase, and Firefly Online's engine

16 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. Destiny now... continue.


Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition grants week-long XP, loot buffs

18 days ago: Console dungeon crawlers still searching for loot in Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition could have a big week – A recent post from Blizzard Community Manager Lylirra details week-long buffs... continue.


Blizzard posts official BlizzCon schedule

20 days ago: You've got your tickets purchased, your hotel arrangements squared away, your bags all packed. You're ready for BlizzCon this year! But leaving aside the fact that you can probably unpack your bags... continue.


Diablo III on sale this weekend

26 days ago: If you're one of the few holdouts on this here planet Earth who hasn't picked up a copy of Diablo III or its expansion, Blizzard is prepared to make you one tempting offer. From now through Monday,... continue.

Starcraft II


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

3 days 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... continue.


StarCraft 2 and the quest for the highest APM

5 days 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... continue.


Blizzard posts official BlizzCon schedule

20 days ago: You've got your tickets purchased, your hotel arrangements squared away, your bags all packed. You're ready for BlizzCon this year! But leaving aside the fact that you can probably unpack your bags... continue.


StarCraft II world championships to be held in Anaheim Convention Center Arena

29 days ago: BlizzCon is expanding into new territory this year. While the StarCraft II tournaments have historically taken place in the convention hall, the StarCraft II WCS Global Finals will now be held in... continue.


BlizzCon 2014 in-game goodies sneak peek

1 month ago: Last week, we had our first glimpse at Grommloc, the BlizzCon 2014 in-game pet. Today, Blizzard has revealed the remaining in-game rewards. Hearthstone Blizzard Entertainment-themed card back. The... 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: 7 days

2 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. I've had myself... continue.


Metallica will rock out at BlizzCon 2014

8 days ago: Imagine that you're a big-name game developer with a pile of money and millions of fans to impress at your yearly convention. Would you hire your favorite band from your youth to play a custom gig?... continue.


Metallica to perform at BlizzCon 2014

8 days ago: Blizzard Entertainment has announced Metallica will be performing live at BlizzCon 2014. As with previous years, the performance will take place during the convention's closing ceremony Saturday,... continue.


What is BlizzCon and how can I keep up with it?

9 days ago: If you're new to the game or play casually, you may be wondering just what all the fuss is about BlizzCon. So just what is BlizzCon and what does it mean to you? We'll start at the beginning:... continue.


BlizzCon 2014 Online Merchandise sale begins

11 days ago: BlizzCon's online merchandise sale is now open for business and selling a variety of cool new products. If you have purchased tickets for this year's BlizzCon, or a Virtual Ticket for the show, you... continue.

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