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Con Before the Storm at BlizzCon 2017 Editor’s Note: Vee is an organizer of Con Before the Storm. We’ve given her permission to discuss the party on our site due to her firsthand knowledge of the events and its happenings. “Party.” That word has either gotten you super excited, or triggered some social anxiety, or maybe a little of both. But you...

Reminder: BlizzCon Benefit Dinner tickets on sale tomorrow BlizzCon is a huge convention where people come from all over the world to share their love for Blizzard’s games, meet the people they’ve played said games with over the years, and wonder how the heck someone actually made a working Klaxxi costume. But it’s more than that. Especially if you take part in the...




Are you prepared to buy your BlizzCon 2017 tickets? BlizzCon 2017 is still way off on the horizon — November 3 – 4 this year — but BlizzCon ticket sale season is here. Just like last year, tickets cost $199 each, which includes your ticket, virtual ticket, and goodie bag. But if you miss out on the standard tickets, there’s one last chance to get to BlizzCon if...

BlizzCon 2017 to be held November 3-4 Blizzard has officially announced BlizzCon 2017 will be held Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 in Anaheim, California. Very little else related to the convention has yet been announced. However, we can expect the usual BlizzCon festivities: Panels, contests, and Blizzard’s esport grand championships. Tickets will once again be sold through Universe which lists...

BlizzCon talent contest winning single available on SoundCloud After the smoke cleared on the Friday night talent show at BlizzCon, Stephanie Jones — with a little help from a buddy wielding a kazoo and murloc onesie — was crowned the winner for her original song, “This Is Heroes Of The Storm“. Her song explored the frustration we all feel pugging our way through...

Join Ion Hazzikostas for a post-BlizzCon Q&A on Friday EDIT: This will now start at 11:15am Pacific. Sure, we had a WoW Q&A at BlizzCon, but Ion Hazzikostas (Watcher) is returning for round two in a livestreamed Q&A session this Friday. The focus is on WoW’s upcoming 7.1.5 and 7.2 patch content, which covers a lot of ground from the Brawler’s Guild to Tomb...




Everything you need to know about BlizzCon 2016 If you had better things to do on BlizzCon weekend, that’s okay, because we have all the news from the con all in one place. While virtual ticket holders can stream the weekend’s panels to catch up, you could also read this post to find out everything you need to know. And with that, we’ll see...

Do you want a third day of BlizzCon? It doesn’t seem possible that Blizzard could stuff any more goodness into the two days of BlizzCon. In fact, there’s so much esports now, that the final qualifying matches already start a week earlier in Anaheim. With six titles in full swing and tickets selling out in the blink of an eye every year, Blizzard...



BlizzCon 2016: Diablo 3 Dev Talk and Q&A panel highlights BlizzCon 2016 held no expansion announcement for Diablo 3, but Blizzard has a great deal planned for the title over the next 12 months. In Saturday’s Dev Talk and Q&A panel, they laid out the long list of improvements, fixes, features, and content coming to the game. First they briefly covered the earlier announcements of...

Hands-on with Diablo 3’s Necromancer class While we didn’t get a new expansion announcement for Diablo 3 at BlizzCon this year, we are getting a new class added to the game: the popular Necromancer from Diablo 2. He’s back in all his corpse-exploding, scythe-wielding, skeleton-raising glory. And I got to play him through a 10-minute campaign on the demo stations set...

BlizzCon 2016 esports champions crowned It was just a few short days of esports, but five world champions were crowned at BlizzCon 2016. Here’s a rundown of the final match ups of these championship competitions. World of Warcraft It was a very close series between Splyce and Method (NA), using the full seven games to decide which team deserved the...

Is any BlizzCon announcement bringing you back to a Blizzard game? I’ve been enjoying most of Blizzard’s games this year. Until Legion launched, that is, and ate all my free time and then some. I haven’t logged into Heroes of the Storm in months. I barely finished Hearthstone’s One Night in Karazhan. And I mostly just watch my kids play Overwatch in awe of their twitch...

Hands-on with Heroes Blackheart’s Revenge brawl Heroes of the Storm recently introduced weekly brawls to the game. They are custom games with different rules and preset characters for faster gameplay. At BlizzCon 2016 a new brawl map was announced, Blackheart’s Revenge, and I got to spend some quality time with it at the demo stations. Blackheart’s Revenge is similar in theme...

WoW’s level designers on telling stories with landscapes Who would you say the most important character in World of Warcraft is? Maybe you’re thinking about Illidan or Khadgar or Sargeras, but really it’s Azeroth itself. The locations we explore help tell the story, and getting that story across is the job of WoW’s level designers. At BlizzCon, we got a look at the...

Hands-on with Varian and Ragnaros in Heroes of the Storm BlizzCon 2016 was full of glorious announcements for all Blizzard games and Heroes of the Storm got plenty of love as well. Two new heroes were announced via cinematic: Varian as the first dual class hero who can be played as either a Warrior or Assassin The Firelord Ragnaros who brings interesting new gameplay mechanics...

Blizzard’s new Overwatch esports league mimics pro sports Esports are becoming a bigger and bigger deal for Blizzard. Their newest game, Overwatch, is tailor made for competition. During the opening ceremony at this year’s BlizzCon, we saw a glimpse into the future of Blizzard esports with the announcement of Overwatch League. The initial announcement was short on details, just a video featuring a...