Blizzard's main campus is home to what might be the coolest (and nerdiest) library you've ever seen. The employee library, from which Blizzard staffers can check out books, software and more, is a great place to lose oneself.
The Blizzard employee library is home to the informational—programming language texts, maps, historical reference—but it's also filled with fun, as decades' worth of PC and console games take up almost half of the room's space. Let's take a look.
Nerd alert! Classic Dungeons & Dragons manuals and campaigns join copies of the original Warcraft: Orcs Vs. Humans and... a copy of the Sega Genesis version of Populous.
Given display priority are the works of Yoshitaka Amano, famous for his Final Fantasy work, in Amano: The Complete Prints of Yoshitaka Amano, one of three books so prominently displayed.
Battles of the Ancient World 1285 BC - AD 451: From Kadesh to Catalaunian Field and Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar. If you want to work at Blizzard, it might not be a bad idea to read these books.
There are... a lot of PC games, still in the box, at the Blizzard library. From classics like System Shock to competition like EverQuest, you'd be hard pressed to find many marquee titles missing from these shelves.
More pen and paper role-playing game manuals up top, every nerd reference—comic books, Star Wars, Star Trek, Tolkein, et al.—on the bottom.
What Blizzard's library is a little shorter on are console games. There are some last-generation must-haves out of frame, but the Wii, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 aren't as well represented.
Yep, more PC games. Can you name them all?