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4th September 2008 - DIRECTV BlizzCon Package Availability
Spectators can sign up for free DIRECTV BlizzCon 2008 coverage if they order DIRECTV by September 30th and activate the service by October 9th. The promotion is only available to new subscribers who sign up at http://www.blizzard.directv.com/DTVAPP/index.jsp or call 1-800-728-9375; current subscribers can sign up for the BlizzCon package for $39.95 starting September 28th. Details at [1], with more details on September 18th.
20th August 2008 - BlizzCon Tickets now on sale
Tickets to BlizzCon 2008 are available via lottery to people with eligible Blizzard accounts until August 24th. Details at [2]
15th August 2008 - Starcraft 2 Hands-On @ Leipzig - August 21-24th
StarCraft II and Wrath of the Lich King will be playable at the Leipzig Convention Center in Germany. Details at [3]
13th August 2008 - BlizzCon Tickets now on sale
Tickets to BlizzCon 2008 were available on sale 11th August 2008 for BlizzCon, which will be held October 10th and 11th 2008. There was a slight problem that day, but it has been fixed. Expect delays. Details at http://www.blizzard.com/blizzcon/?rhtml=y Tickets sold out, but Blizzard is making 3000 more available by lottery. Details at [4]
12th August 2008 - AMD and Blizzard Entertainment® Join Forces in Strategic Global Agreement
Blizzard Entertainment has entered into an agreement which will allow AMD to bundle Blizzard’s best games across all ATI Radeon™ graphics products, giving Blizzard early access to AMD technology. AMD graphic cards will be used at BlizzCon 2008. Details at [5]
11th August 2008 - BlizzCast 4
The newest BlizzCast has no StarCraft developer interviews, but does have community questions. Details at [6]
1st August 2008 - August Discussion Topic: Gas Mechanics
Discuss the new StarCraft II vespene gas mechanic with Blizzard. Details at [7]
10th July 2008 - Activision finishes merging with Blizzard
Details at [8]
28th June 2008 - World Wide Invitational
The World Wide Invitational was on June 28th and 29th.
5th June 2008 - BlizzCast Episode 3
The current BlizzCast Episode contains information on macromanagement and the zerg race, especially the queen. Source: Episode 3.
12th May 2008 - BLIZZCON™ 2008 ANNOUNCED
Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today announced plans for its third BlizzCon™ gaming convention, to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California on October 10 and 11. Details at http://www.blizzard.com/us/press/080512.html
25th May 2008 - Additional 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational Tickets On Sale Next Week!
Blizzard Entertainment will make more WWI 2008 tickets available next week. Details at http://www.blizzard.com/wwi08/news.xml#23/05/08
13th May 2008 - Paris 2008 GDC - Rob Pardo Keynote Speaker
Rob Pardo is heading to the Game Developers Conference (Paris 2008 GDC) on June 22-24, where he will be a keynote speaker. The keynote Q&A is titled: "In the Eye of the Blizzard." Details at http://blizzplanet.com/news/2360/ and http://www.parisgdc.com
2nd May 2008 - Blizzard store upgrade
The Blizzard store has been upgraded. A digital copy of StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War (called "StarCraft Archive", not to be confused with the novel collection) are available. Details at http://www.blizzard.com/store/
30th April 2008 - StarCraft 2 Community Tournament Announced!
At the Worldwide Invitational all attendees will have the opportunity to witness the worlds greatest StarCraft, Warcraft 3 and World of Warcraft players compete in exciting matches. But in addition to these professional gaming matches, community player tournaments will allow you show your skills for fun and glory – and some amazing tournament prizes. Sign up to compete with other members of the community in Blizzard's upcoming hit StarCraft 2 and use your skills to come out on top! Compete in the StarCraft: Brood War qualifiers hosted by GosuGamers to win your spot in the StarCraft 2 finals! Check out the Community tournaments page for further information!

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