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Contributors: BillMurphy,MikeB,garrett,SBFord,Grakulen,

Blizzcon Opening Ceremony LIVE STARTS NOW!

Posted by SBFord Friday October 21 2011 at 9:02AM
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Level 90 cap increase.

MISTS OF PANDARIA

Pet battle system.

Panda-looking creatures.

Very Asian-themed, this new land.

MONK CLASS!!!

Very Asian-themed, this new land.

MONK CLASS!!!

Behold the future!

The real enemy, the true villain of the franchise is going to be war itself.

 

Preview for next WoW expansion coming in a minute or two.

 

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm cinematic.

 

Blizzard DOTA!

 

Diablo III cinematic next!

 

 

 

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Senior VP Chris Metzen on stage

 

Video retrospective on 15 years of Diablo.

 

Diablo III IS FREE TO WOW SUBSCRIBERS!!!!!

 

 

Diablo III!!!!! Box art

COLLECTOR

 

Diablo III!!!!! Box art

COLLECTOR

 

Morhaime encourages folks to grab the Blizzcon app on iTunes or the Droid Marketplace for the latest updates straight out of the convention.

 

$2.7 million dollars donated to Japan for tsunami relief and to Make a Wish. AWESOME!

 

Rogues getting a Legendary in 4.3.

Every WoW player in the world is playing the same version of the game.

 

v4.3 Hour of Twilight - Biggest content update for the Cataclysm expansion. Epic raid content for WoW.

 

Morhaime walks onstage.

 

Starting with a retrospective of the last 20 years: Warcraft, Diablo, Starcraft, WoW, Starcraft II!

 

Ready to roll in just about 1-2 minutes! 45 minutes for the opening ceremonies!

 

Starcraft II Tournament bracket revealed:

 

 

Fifteen minutes to tee time. What do you expect to hear about?

 

Big news when the opening ceremonies start in 15 minutes!

 

Pre-show is starting, folks are packing it in, no doubt anxious for word of the WoW expansion, Starcraft II next episode and the Diablo III release date!

10:41 The Diablo 3 team will be talking about all things Auction House later today.

10:38 Right after the Opening Ceremonies: TWO World of Warcraft panels featuring the team in the image below and probably giving more information on the anticipated expansion:

10:37 Mike Morhaime to hit the main stage with new trailers for the BIG 3 and BIG announcements!

10:35 Big announcements for WoW, new expansion perhaps? Heart of the Swarm news? Diablo III release date perhaps? Let's hope so!

10:34 26,000 fans attending the convention!

10:25 Let's play "Find Bill Murphy"? Is he in this picture? LOL...don't think so!

This will be the site of the official Blizzcon 2011 Live Blog straight from Anaheim, California. We'll be reporting on the opening ceremony scheduled to begin at 11:00 PST on Friday, October 21st.