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A day in the life of a QA analyst

Blizzard has been celebrating its 20-year anniversary with loads of fun features looking behind the scenes at the company, including a look at a day in the life of John Shin, a QA analyst for World of Warcraft. His account of just a normal day around the office was written during the Cataclysm development cycle. Read about Shin's adventures in the Blizzard gym, meetings with production specialists, and epic tales of squashing bugs and taking names. If you've ever wanted to know what goes on behind the scenes, especially during the ramp-up to releasing a finished title, check out John Shin's story.

One of my favorite aspects of the story is that you get a real feel for how the culture at Blizzard wants games to be a vital part of the work environment. You're making video games for a living, after all. You've got to stock the office and encourage game play in all aspects of the job so that you're always thinking about what is fun and what works. John's story highlights Blizzard's goal of creating fun games within a fun atmosphere.

Filed under: Blizzard, Cataclysm

SteelSeries and Blizzard team up for a dual anniversary celebration

Blizzard's been celebrating its 20th anniversary, and now SteelSeries is joining in on the fun! SteelSeries and Blizzard have teamed up for a massive giveaway in celebration of Blizzard's 20th year and SteelSeries' 10th. The best part? The prize packages are customized by you when you enter the drawing! Two grand prize winners will also take home an MSI GX780 notebook, as well as a choice of World of Warcraft or Diablo 3 gaming peripherals.

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It's a big year for anniversaries as SteelSeries celebrates ten and Blizzard Entertainment blows out the candles on twenty years of gaming. What better way for both companies to show their appreciation than with a giveaway of epic proportions? From August 30 to September 7, SteelSeries will host a Dual Anniversary Celebration where gamers can enter to win a fully customized prize pack of SteelSeries peripherals and Blizzard licensed products from J!NX, Cryptozoic Entertainment, and BradyGames. Best of all, two Grand Prize winners will each take home an MSI GX780 notebook with their choice of Diablo III or World of Warcraft gaming peripherals!

Be sure to visit the official SteelSeries website for more goodies throughout the ten-day celebration. Start the party now.


Be sure to put together your entry on the official contest site!

Filed under: Events, Blizzard, News items, Contests

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