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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


 

Not So Massively: Patches for Destiny, Path of Exile, and Diablo III

11 hours 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. Path of Exile... continue.

 

Diablo III patch improves pets, Greater Rifts, and Witch Doctors

5 days ago: The latest patch for Diablo III is out now for players in North America, and it's a big one for pets. Area damage now hits pets for less damage than before, some pets have had their health increased,... continue.

 

BlizzCon 2014 in-game goodies sneak peek

6 days 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.

 

Not So Massively: SOTA's greenlight campaign, LoL's free song, and Destiny's first raid

7 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. Riot released... continue.

 

Not So Massively: Hellgate's return, HEX's beta, and Elite's pricing

14 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.

Starcraft II


 

BlizzCon 2014 in-game goodies sneak peek

6 days 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.

 

Not So Massively: SOTA's greenlight campaign, LoL's free song, and Destiny's first raid

7 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. Riot released... continue.

 

StarCraft II: An MMO player's perspective

8 days ago: StarCraft is of immense importance to the world of online gaming. It's one of the franchises responsible for establishing Blizzard Entertainment as a titan (get it!?) of the games industry. It... continue.

 

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.

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


 

All hail Grommloc

12 days ago: If you were wondering what the BlizzCon 2014 pet was going to be, wonder no more, for it is Grommloc, the mightiest of murlocs. Announced via the official World of Warcraft twitter, this little guy... continue.

 

The Queue: Creepycool

19 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

20 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

24 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

25 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.

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