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1:45 PM on 11.12.2013

BlizzCon's 2013 Cosplay is in as fine a form as ever

With the end of another major convention, comes the obligatory cosplay showcase video. In true fan form, the costumes continue to amaze. Cosplay stars Jessica Nigiri, Monika Lee, and Vanessa Vancleef also make an appearance....

Abel Girmay


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5:45 PM on 11.11.2013

Warcraft movie a 'dark, dirty, and gritty' origin story

Some new details on the December 2015 Warcraft film have come out of Blizzcon. According to Joystiq, it will be an origin story told from both the human and orc perspectives as both sides spiral into large scale warfare. A mi...

Steven Hansen

12:00 PM on 11.11.2013

Blizzard looking to update Warcraft 1 & 2 for modern PCs

At BlizzCon 2013, World of Warcraft production director J. Allen Brack responded to a fan request for the company to make Warcraft: Orcs & Humans and Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness compatible with modern PCs. "So, we actu...

Jordan Devore

1:00 PM on 11.09.2013

Blizzard brandishes first footage of Diablo III for PS4

The PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is on display at BlizzCon in Anaheim this weekend. The console's Ultimate Evil Edition comes equipped with the forthcoming expansion along with some exclusiv...

Kyle MacGregor

9:00 AM on 11.09.2013

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft headed to Android/iPhone

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Blizzard's upcoming digital card game, is now making its way to Android and iPhone devices in the second half of next year, according to the company's chief creative officer Rob Pardo. The new...

Wesley Ruscher

9:00 PM on 11.08.2013

Well this cosplay just won BlizzCon

So, remember that World of Warcraft episode of South Park? Well after all these years, someone did a cosplay based on the main antagonist from that episode. Simply amazing. Above photo comes curtosy of Chloe Dykstra. Here's another photo of the cosplay from GameFront.

Hamza CTZ Aziz



This is World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion photo
This is World of Warcraft's Warlords of Draenor expansion
by Jordan Devore

Confirmed at BlizzCon 2013, the fifth expansion for World of Warcraft is called Warlords of Draenor as a recent trademark listing indicated.

If you're hoping to jump right back into the action, here's the good news: you'll be able to instantly boost a single character to level 90; that goes for new and returning players. The level cap has been bumped up to 100, and the expansion also brings "revamped" character models and animations for some of the playable races. That's the good stuff right there.

The other feature I'm liking the sound of is the ability to construct strongholds, called Garrisons. You'll get to set one up, recruiting NPC allies for your cause. Warlords of Draenor also promises changes to questing that will "encourage exploration and add unpredictability" as well as the expected inclusion of new Zones, Dungeons, Raids, etc.

The game's subscriber base may be on the decline, but this does sound lovely. I can't get enough of Grom Hellscream.

World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Revealed! [World of Warcraft]

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Sign up for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm beta now photo
Sign up for Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm beta now
by Jordan Devore

The StarCraft, Warcraft, and Diablo mash-up game Heroes of the Storm is being shown off this week at BlizzCon 2013 but, in the mean time, let's all sign up for the beta.

To do so, head over to the Games & Codes section of your Battle.net account, and then click on the drop-down for Beta Profile Settings. You'll be taken to a page that has checkboxes for beta tests you're interested in including Heroes of the Storm.

Having eagerly followed this thing since it was called Blizzard All-Stars, I'm dying to get into the beta -- or at least see what form the game has taken in its newest iteration. There's a sneak-peek video above and a cinematic trailer as well, viewable below.

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9:30 AM on 11.08.2013

Watch the Blizzcon opening ceremony for free at 11AM PST

Blizzcon 2013 starts today, and you'll be able to watch the opening ceremony on Blizzard's live stream for free. The ceremony starts at 11:00AM Pacific Standard Time, and you'll be able to watch it on the Blizzcon site. The r...

Joshua Derocher



Contest: Get your BlizzCon tickets right here! photo
Contest: Get your BlizzCon tickets right here!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Shadowiii, Tristrix, KymikoLoco, Shockwave3000, and BillyTheK1dd!]

BlizzCon 2013 is just one week away! Next Friday, November 8, Blizzard fans the world over will descend upon the Anaheim Convention Center to get some hands-on time with the latest games, attend panels, and high five other Diablo, Warcraft, and StarCraft fans. Fun!

Tickets sadly sold out long ago, but thankfully Dtoid has you covered! We've got five pairs to hand out, and all you have to do to win a set is leave a comment on this thread! You have until this Sunday, November 3rd at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and you MUST check your Dtoid PMs soon after that because we'll need to ship the tickets by Monday afternoon. Travel is not included, so please only enter if you're able to make it to California on short notice!

Limit one entry per person. Good luck!

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Contest: It's BlizzCon in a box! photo
Contest: It's BlizzCon in a box!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Contest over! Winners are Cryoxene, Bigbear40s, HammerShark, Swishiee, Benny Disco, Occams electric toothbrush, OpiumHerz, TheCiderMan, Verxl, GirlyKittyBoy, ninjapresident, jadaris, AngeliquePretty, and Natalie Kipper! Please check your Dtoid PMs and get me your addresses by Monday the 28th at 4pm Pacific!]

Have you ever wanted to throw an awesome BlizzCon viewing party for all your friends, but just didn't have the tools you needed to get the job done? Well this year, Destructoid and Blizzard have you covered!

Dtoid has proudly partnered with our friends at Blizzard to bring you "BlizzCon in a Box"! Included in this party pack is a virtual ticket to see all of BlizzCon from the comfort of your own home, as well as stickers, buttons, temporary tattoos, drink cozies, some papercraft toys, all the in-game goodies given out during the actual event, and more!

Hit the jump for all the details and pics of some of the prizes. To win one of these awesome boxes for yourself, we want you to create something inspired from a Blizzard game! Draw us some fan art, write a sonnet, record a tribute song -- the possibilities are endless, so use your imagination!

We know not everyone is a Picasso, Poe, or Jimmy Page, so effort and creativity will be rewarded just as much as the end result! You have until this Friday, October 25 at 11:59pm Pacific to enter, and the contest is open to all North American residents. Limit one entry per person.

We've got 20 prize packs to give away, so good luck, and have fun!

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4:15 PM on 10.17.2013

Yep, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is a lock for PS4

While the return of Blizzard All-Stars (now known as Heroes of the Storm) has me most anticipating BlizzCon 2013, there's another announcement today that can be considered good news. Blizzard has confirmed that the Reaper of ...

Jordan Devore

1:11 PM on 10.17.2013

Heroes of the Storm showing at BlizzCon, teaser released

Blizzard wants you to set aside whatever you think you knew about Blizzard All-Stars. This newly released video -- with its new name, Heroes of the Storm -- shows off what they have brewing for BlizzCon, set to go dow November 8 and 9, 2013.  Two HotS games?  Here's a new webpage to keep your eye on.

Dale North

4:15 PM on 04.04.2013

BlizzCon tickets go on sale April 24 and April 27

The only thing that sells out faster than San Diego Comic-Con tickets are BlizzCon tickets. You'll have two days this month to try and snag tickets, with the first set of going on sale April 24 at 7PM Pacific, and the other o...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:45 PM on 02.20.2013

BlizzCon is back on, returns this November

Rejoice, Blizzard fans! After taking a break in 2012, BlizzCon is back on this year, and taking place from November 8 to November 9 at the Anaheim Convention Center down in Anaheim, California. That's about all the real info ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 01.26.2012

Office Chat: Tara wanted to drink margaritas at BlizzCon

I predict that this will be our most popular episode of Office Chat to date. There's just something about this one which really grabs your attention. I think it's probably Dale's eyes. They're like oceans I could get lost in...

Conrad Zimmerman