Blizzcon 2009 Liveblogs

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Blizzcon 2009 is just days away! If you’re too cheap to buy the internet stream or can’t watch it while at work.  Join us here for a liveblog from Anaheim, CA.

Blizzcon 2009 Opening Ceremony – [Liveblog]

Blizzcon 2009 Costume Contest – [Liveblog]

You can also join us on our adventure at Blizzcon and pretend you’re there.  We’ll be going to the pre-parties, talking to fans and just posting up random stuff.

PixelatedGeek’s Blizzcon 2009 Adventue – [Liveblog]

A SoundBlaster World of Warcraft Headset announced, Not Cataclysm

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Contrary to what is spectulating, has released a press release that they will be demoing their first World of Warcraft headset.  They will have both an Alliance version and a Horde version.  SoundBlaster isn’t confirming anything about a Catclysm expansion.  Just their headsets.  That is all.

Full press release after the break.

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HELP WANTED: Help us cover Blizzcon for free

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So, here is the deal. We have one extra ticket for Blizzcon. But we are also a man short for our coverage team. We are looking for someone who loves everything about Blizzard. We don’t want to go so far to say you’d go under their desks for them, but just a general gamer type love. This person will also have his/her own video or digital camera. A plus would be if you’re good on-camera and good with interviewing random or famous people.

If you can make it to the show and can help us out, we’ll give you.

  • 1 Blizzcon Pass
  • Everything that the Blizzcon Pass comes with
  • Free Hotel stay with Jamie and I

To contact us, use the contact form on the right side of this page.

We are looking for:

  • extroverted personality
  • knowledge of Blizzard/blizzard games
  • If possible, a video of you showing off your personality

Snood coming to an App Store near you

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snood_3SNOOD, the popular casual online game from Monkey Gods is making it’s way to Apple’s portable machines courtesy of EA mobile. Having landed on Facebook, SNOOD for iPhone and iPod touch brings with it Facebook connect utility that lets you for the first time ever seek out and battle online with friends.

The SNOOD experience has also undergone an update to bring with it 3D graphics, new characters and game-play modes and achievements with rankings. With availability imminent, it looks like it’s shaping up to be a decent fit with the iPhone. Hit the jump for a gallery and video with some early screens and check back later for a review. Read On

World of Warcraft Cataclysm leaked info

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Thanks to the wonderful people at MMO-Champion, we might have new and leaked info on the heavily rumored World of Warcraft expansion called Cataclysm.  Now these are labeled leaked rumors for now.  But we’ll be at Blizzcon next week to give you the definite news.

New Races and Class Combinations:

  • Goblins
  • Worgens
  • Human Hunter
  • Orc Mage
  • Night Elf Mage
  • Dwarf Mage
  • Blood Elf Warrior
  • Dwarf Shaman
  • Undead Hunter
  • Tauren Paladin
  • Tauren Priest
  • Gnome Priest
  • Troll Druid

Leveling Experience

  • Level Cap raised to 85
  • Azshara becomes a low level starting zone
  • Barrens split up into two separate zones

Other Updates

  • Azeroth will be entirely revamped.
  • Flying is allowed in parts of old Azeroth.
  • Unreleased zones and dungeons, including Hyjal, Gilneas, and Uldum will become part of WoW.
  • Deathwing and Azshara will be playing a major role in the Cataclysm that will happen.

For the full post, go past the break.

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PAX 2009 Bigger than E3? [World Map]

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As part of the video game press, we were given access to the PAX 2009 media site.  So, for researching purposes, I looked for the show floor maps.  After downloading and opening them, I was immediately overwhelmed and said “is this event bigger than E3?!”  Oh well, the PixelatedStaff and I are ready to hit it head on.   Check out the floor maps below.



PAX 2009 – First Demos of Star Wars: TOR, Splinter Cell Conviction, Assasin's Creed II

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The Penny Arcade Expo just released some awesome news through the tubes via electronic mail! OH BOY!  In the release there is the usual panels of Red Vs. Blue, an opening keynote, and some news about some guy named Wil Wheton. Don’t get me wrong, hes awesome.  But The first public US demonstration of LucasArts’ Star Wars: The Old Republic and Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell Conviction and Assassin’s Creed® II is definitely hot news.

The PixelatedStaff (Jamie, Raul, and I) will be at the event to give you our hands-on review of each of the 3 games.

Stay tuned!

Full press release after the break
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