Blizzcon wasn't only about Blizzard games. It was also about Blizzard fans. There were contests, such as the amazing costume competition. But they weren't the only fan creations that dazzled.
With Pandaren players able to choose either Horde or Alliance in the Mists of Pandaria expansion pack, World of Warcraft's arenas and battlegrounds will soon see an outbreak of panda-on-panda violence. I asked the game's senior game producer Ray Cobo how players will tell Pandaren apart once the fur starts flying.
During BlizzCon 2011 this weekend I got to ask Starcraft II senior designer Jonny Ebbert what was in store for the solo player in the upcoming expansions and why Heart of the Swarm's campaign is nine missions shorter that Wings of Liberty's. You whiny bastards.
After spending the entire weekend trying to get good shots and video on a dimply lit show floor with a mobile phone, Blizzard walks in, drops a load of professionally shot official BlizzCon 2011 photos and a small video on my desk, and then disappears in a puff of smoke. Jerks.
Kerrigan. The Queen of Blades. The most feared woman in the known universe, destroyer of worlds, and murderer of millions. The greatest leader the Zerg has ever known.
The huge multiplayer update coming to StarCraft II with the second installment, Heart of the Swarm, gives Blizzard an excellent opportunity to balance the three races and take advantage of missed opportunities. Let's see what holes the new multiplayer units plug.
This is pretty much exactly how I imagined BlizzCon 2010 would end when I first heard that Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters would be playing us out.
Lording over the Mega Bloks booth at BlizzCon 2011, Doomhammer held high, World of Warcraft's Thrall would have been much more impressive in block form if it wasn't for the long line of people waiting to get their picture taken with him. He's the savoir of two worlds, people!
Does this make me Warchief? Weighing in at 18 pounds and forged from steel, Epic Weapons' Doomhammer replica is one mighty meat tenderizer. If I can scrape up $300 we might have a new banhammer on our hands.
Join me as I go on a mystical journey on the back of a giant turtle, learning the ways of the new Monk class, the ways of the Pandaren race, and how strange it is to play a melee character in World of Warcraft without an auto attack.
Every year geek clothing companyJinx uses BlizzCon as an excuse to roll out their latest and greatest Blizzard-inspired fashions. This year's Demon Hunter coat and Tyrael hoodie make me want to be a better, thinner man.
In a show filled with people dressed in cardboard copies of World of Warcraft armor a woman dressed up as the Adjutant from Starcraft completely stole the show at last night's costume contest.
Nothing starts the day like a heaping helping of the Angel of Justice, the latest extravagant character statue to grace to floor of Blizzard's annual celebration of itself. It's part of this complete breakfast!
Today was a good day to be a Blizzard fan. Blizzcon kicked off with a bang in California, revealing a batch of new trailers, more details about the pending release of Diablo III and news of a Panda-themed World of Warcraft expansion pack.
When I first heard Mega Bloks was doing toys based on the World of Warcraft brand, I imagined a couple battlefield sets, maybe a fort or two. What they're bringing to store shelves next summer turned out to be far more ambitious.
After collecting non-combat in-game pets for nearly seven years, Mists of Pandaria will finally give players the ability to collect, level, battle, and trade these monsters in their pockets. Who will be the very best like no one on Azeroth ever was?
You've seen the video, now take a look at the character selection screens for Blizzard DOTA, showing off the four classes and iconic heroes taking up arms in Blizzard's official StarCraft II mod.
Now that we know what the next expansion pack for World of Warcraft is, let's get some details about what's going on beyond the Mists of Pandaria.
I honestly was not expecting Mists of Pandaria to really be the next expansion pack for World of Warcraft, but here we are, showing off the first official screenshots. Where the female pandas at?
The next World of Warcraft expansion is called Mists of Pandaria, an expansion pack that includes a new race, level cap, class and talents.