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Sneak Peek: SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mousepad

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Here’s a sneak peek of the SteelSeries World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Mousepad.

I’m not certain this will be available as a standalone product, but it’s common knowledge this product comes within the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition.

I’ll alert visitors when this product becomes available as a standalone product, if it does.

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World of Warcraft Merchandise – Entertainment Earth Summer Clearance

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

Entertainment Earth has just launched a new clearance sale. Over 1,200 items have had their prices slashed, up to 30-90% off. Choose from hundreds of Star Trek, Star Wars, action figures, statues, graphic novels, and other items for your home.

Among them are four World of Warcraft products. The tabards might be of interest to cosplayers and Halloween partygoers:

Countless of none-Blizzard products in this summer clearance in this page. (Pick a franchise logo to access the products)

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition Pre-Orders and Release-Date Shipping Still Open

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

    Update: Forgot to mention that those who pre-order the MOP Collector’s Edition will automatically get an email with a redeem code to access Mists of Pandaria beta.

I had a conversation with Amazon representative Shridath to find out whether they are still accepting pre-orders of the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition. The response was they are still accepting these pre-orders, and better yet — at the moment of placing the other make sure to look for the Release-Date Delivery option.

Basically, Amazon will ship the product on September 22 or earlier so that it arrives on September 25th.

I really recommend our visitors to pre-order online or at your local store ASAP. I have always pre-ordered Collector’s Editions months in advance. However, for giveaway copies I have attended local Best Buy and Gamestop stores at launch date with very grim results. You won’t be given a Collector’s Edition unless you have pre-ordered when you attend the store on launch date. Read my experience with the Diablo III Collector’s Edition at Best Buy Union Square (New York City). This is your last opportunity. Otherwise, you might be among thousands of players rushing eBay and placing obscene high bids.

Shridath:Yes, I can confirm that people still pre-order this item with release date delivery option. Release-day delivery option may be available at checkout for most continental U.S. addresses.

Pre-order your copy of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition now and add the release-date delivery option.

Note: If you forgot to set the delivery-day option when you pre-ordered, simply cancel that order, and pre-order again with the option enabled. (USA only) — instructions provided by the Amazon representative.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition

  • Behind-the-Scenes DVD and Blu-Ray: Learn about the creation of Pandaria with this two-disc set featuring over an hour of commentary, insider interviews, and developer roundtables.

  • Collector’s Edition Soundtrack CD: Experience 20 orchestral pieces from Mists of Pandaria.

  • The Art of Mists of Pandaria Book: Explore this 208-page hardcover tome featuring never-before-seen pieces from the expansion, from early concepts to final 3D renderings.

  • Chen Stormstout Mouse Pad: Equip your desk with this special-edition mouse pad featuring the legendary pandaren brewmaster.

  • World of Warcraft Mount and Pet: Take to the skies of Azeroth astride the magically-conjured wings of the Imperial Quilen mount, and fly with the Lucky Quilen Cub at your side!

Release-Date Delivery Fine Print

The following restrictions apply to Release-Date Delivery eligibility:

  • Applies only to orders placed where the Release-Date Delivery option or another applicable shipping option (as indicated in checkout) is chosen. Does not apply if you choose Standard or FREE Super Saver Shipping options during checkout.

  • Applies only to orders shipped to addresses within the lower 48 United States. Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, and international destinations will be delivered after the release date.

  • Does not apply to PO Boxes or APO/FPO addresses.

  • Applies only to items eligible for Release-Date Delivery. The shipping option will not be available for ineligible items in your Shopping Cart.

  • In the event of a missed delivery, we will refund the shipping charge. Note: this does not apply if delivery is attempted, but no one is available to accept the package.

  • Does not apply in the event of service interruptions or failures (including, for example, interruptions of our transportation systems or the services provided by our carriers) caused by events beyond Amazon.com’s control.

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DC Comics Diablo # 5 On Sale

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News

The last issue of the DC Comics Diablo: Sword of Justice is now available on mobile devices for $2.99.


Staalbreak’s future hangs in the balance as the barbarian horde attacks in the miniseries’ finale. Discover the origin of the evil Sanctuary, while Jacob and Shanar gain a new ally in their quest for the source of the Rage Plague. Journey with the last defenders against the demonic infestation of the Dreadlands into the ruins of Mount Arreat!

Cover by: Joseph Lacroix

Written by: Aaron Williams

Art by: Joseph Lacroix

Colorist: Lee Loughridge

Letterer: Saida Temofonte

Editor: Michael McCalister

Story and Art Consultation: Micky Neilson and Doug Alexander

 
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World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore, Tides of War Available Now

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

The World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War is on sale now at local and online bookstores.

This novel tie-in features the Battle for Theramore which players will experience in-game on September 18th in World of Warcraft live realms.

I recommend everyone to get ahold of this book which serves as a prelude to the Mists of Pandaria expansion. Jaina Proudmoore does a 360 degrees drastic change from a diplomat seeking peace between the Alliance and the Horde into a revenge-driven warmonger toward Warchief Garrosh Hellscream.

Check out our review if you missed it, and our phone interview (audio) with New York Times best selling author Christie Golden.

Excerpt

“Nothing is free, Go’el,” Jaina Proudmoore said. “Your knowledge and skills were bought at a cost. The . . . orc you left behind in your place had done much harm in your absence. If I have heard about what is going on in Orgrimmar and Ashenvale, surely you must have!”

Go’el’s mien, which had been deeply peaceful, now looked troubled. “I have heard, of course.”

“And . . . you do nothing?”

“I have another path,” he said. “You have seen the results of that path. A threat that—”

“Go’el, I hear this, but now that task is over. Garrosh is stirring up trouble between the Alliance and the Horde—trouble that didn’t exist until he started it. I can understand if you don’t wish to undermine him publicly, but—perhaps you and I can work together. Form a summit of sorts. Ask Baine to join us; I know he has no love for what Garrosh is striving for. I could speak with Varian. As of late, he seems to be more reachable. Everyone respects you, even in the Alliance, Go’el. You have earned that respect because of your actions. Garrosh has earned nothing but mistrust and hatred because of his.”

She indicated her cloak, which had blown about with the wind he had sent to bear her to shore. “You can control the winds as a shaman. But the winds of war are blowing, and if we do not stop Garrosh now, many innocents will pay the price for our hesitation.”

***

The ashes of the Cataclysm have settled across Azeroth’s disparate kingdoms. As the broken world recovers from the disaster, the renowned sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmoore continues her long struggle to mend relations between the Horde and the Alliance. Yet of late, escalating tensions have pushed the two factions closer to open war, threatening to destroy what little stability remains in the . . .

Dark news arrives in Jaina’s beloved city, Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight’s most powerful artifacts—the Focusing Iris—has been stolen. To unravel the item’s mysterious whereabouts, Jaina works with the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos. The two brilliant heroes forge an unlikely bond during their investigation, but another disastrous turn of events looms on the horizon. . . .

Garrosh Hellscream is mustering the Horde’s armies for an all-out invasion of Theramore. Despite mounting dissent within his faction, the brazen warchief aims to usher in a new era of Horde domination. His thirst for conquest leads him to take brutal measures against anyone who dares question his leadership.

Alliance forces converge on Theramore to repel the Horde onslaught, but the brave defenders are unprepared for the true scope of Garrosh’s cunning and deceptive strategy. His attack will irrevocably transform Jaina, engulfing the ardent peacekeeper in the chaotic and all-consuming . . . TIDES OF WAR

 
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Full Sail University: James Waugh & Flint Dille at Entertainment Writing Panel

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

James Waugh (Senior Story Developer for Blizzard Entertainment) and Flint Dille (Diablo III: Book of Cain, Transformers: Autocracy) are guest speakers at Full Sail University.

The Entertainment Writing Panel will allow students to learn from writing professionals in the entertainment industry.

Full Sail University (Google Map)
3300 University Boulevard
Winter Park, Florida 32792

Event: Entertainment Writing Panel
Start: August 28, 2012 10:00 am
End: August 28, 2012 12:00 pm
Location: EB Auditorium

Phone: 800.226.7625 or 407.679.6333
Online Education: 888.993.7338
Fax: 407.678.0070

Description

Members of the Creative Writing for Entertainment program’s Advisory Board and other well-known entertainment writers will take part in a panel discussion and Q&A in the EB Auditorium. They’ll talk about the field of entertainment writing and answer questions about their experiences in the industry. On the panel:

James Waugh, a senior story developer for Blizzard Entertainment

Flint Dille, video game writer for Diablo III

Evan Skolnick, lead narrative designer for LucasArts

Ed Gentry, game designer for WisdomTools

Dave Drabik, writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Robert Venditti, graphic novelist for The Surrogates

This is a GPS event and is open to all Full Sail students.

 

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Robert Clotworthy – Signed /Numbered StarCraft II Jim Raynor Action Figure Charity Auction

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, StarCraft 2 News

Hollywood actor Robert Clotworthy and the voice of StarCraft II’s Jim Raynor started a charity auction of a signed and numbered DC Unlimited StarCraft II Jim Raynor Action Figure.

The auction ends on Saturday, August 25, 2012 at 11:40:41 PDT. All proceedings will be donated to the charity of your choice.

There’s currently 12 bidders and so far a $100 bid at the time of this post.

As a bonus, Robert Clotworthy is also sending the winner of this auction a customized recording with the voice of Jim Raynor.

Robert: “The winning bidder also gets an MP3 greeting from Jim Raynor. How’s that for kicking this auction into overdrive?” — Twitter

Sorry it’s taken so long to put this up for auction but I’ve been putting out a lot of fires around the galaxy and Kerrigan’s been very demanding lately.

For those of you that don’t know what this is all about, my name is Robert Clotworthy and since 1998 I have been the voice of Jim Raynor in the iconic video game StarCraft.

I have decided to dust off 10 Terran Outlaw Jim Raynor Series 1 Collector Action Figures from my personal collection on board the Hyperion and auction each one with the profits going to charity.

This item is brand new and unopened.

Each one will be signed by me and numbered. I will also include a personalized note of authenticity written on a Jim Raynor wanted poster note pad.

And to really get the juices flowing, I will also record a greeting from Jim Raynor and send that to the winning bidder.

This is a limited offer Marines, I am only going to sign and number ten of these. And this is for #4 in the series.

I am not limiting this to Terran players only. Protoss players may bid and I will hold my nose and even accept bids from Zerg.

This auction is open to everyone, not just limited to fans in the US. I will even ship to Char or Mar Sara if the winning bidder is willing to pay shipping.

So break out your wallets StarCraft fans, this is the opportunity to own something truly unique and send some money to charity.

As Jimmy says in Wings of Liberty, “Some things are just worth fighting for.”

Raiders Roll!

Robert Clotworthy

 
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Blizzplanet Review – World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore, Tides of War

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Product Reviews, Blizzard Products News, Blizzplanet Reviews, World of Warcraft News, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War takes place months after the Hour of Twilight and the defeat of Deathwing.

Prince Anduin continues his education in the Exodar with Velen and the draenei — in continuity with the Leader Short Stories: “Velen: Prophet’s Lesson” by Marc Hutcheson.

Kalecgos and the blue dragonflight continue to regret Malygos’ demise, the Nexus War and the Hour of Twilight which is their responsibility due to Arygos’ betrayal and the use of the Focusing Iris to give life to Chromatus — as seen in World of Warcraft: Thrall: Twilight of the Aspects.

Garrosh Hellscream recently set a plan in motion to invade Ashenvale — in the pages of World of Warcraft: Wolfheart by Richard A. Knaak. However, it backfired when the Alliance got word of it and reinforcements came in kind through Theramore marching toward Southern Barrens, Stonetalon Mountains and Ashenvale to respond to Garrosh’s atrocities.

Players have experienced this war in-game in the Cataclysm expansion’s low-level quests.

Garrosh has learned from his mistakes and came up with a master plan to now not only invade Ashenvale, but to take the entire Kalimdor continent for the Horde.

Christie Golden fully benefits from her years of hands-on experience playing World of Warcraft. She is played up to level 75, but still has plenty of material to work with. She used elements from each expansion to add to continuity. Garrosh uses elements from questlines seen in Terrokar Forest (Burning Crusade), Vash’jir (Cataclysm), Coldarra (Wrath of the Lich King) and fused them to mastermind Garrosh’s ultimate plan.

Tides of War is an epic battle between the Alliance and the Horde — rated M, with all the violence, blood and gore.

I was literally surprised by the large amount of characters that either take center stage in the story, or make a cameo. It shows Christie Golden and the Blizzard Creative Team worked really hard with each character that appears in the story and to keep track of continuity.

I’m still unsure about two characters who made a cameo, as they were supposed to be dead long ago, but in general I counted at least 84 characters. Some are established known NPCs who make a cameo, others were created by Christie Golden as they don’t even show up in WoWHead, and few are merely mentioned (i.e. Arthas and Admiral Daelin Proudmoore).

The story mainly focus on the point of view of Warchief Garrosh Hellscream, High-Chieftain Baine Bloodhoof, Lady Jaina Proudmoore, and Kalecgos the blue dragon. Supporting characters who get some relevant screen time in certain chapters are King Varian Wrynn and Thrall.

It’s no longer a spoiler to mention the focus of this book is to lay the groundwork for the destruction of Theramore — coming up in Patch 5.0.4 on August 28th.

This heinous crime is the trigger that starts the war that eventually causes the Alliance and the Horde naval fleets to get stranded within the Mists of Pandaria.

Thus, Tides of War novel serves as a prequel to the events of the upcoming World of Warcraft MMO expansion pack, which is expected to launch in September 25th.

Many changes are to come in the expansion, and I am not truly convinced some of these changes are currently seen in beta servers.

Not only Theramore, which will now become a crater, but even Dalaran might have some changes as well. Significant ones.

The events set in this novel will change Jaina Proudmoore in ways we have never expected, that will put her down the path of hatred and revenge her father Admiral Daelin Proudmoore and her former lover Prince Arthas walked. Will she come to her senses, or seek to return the atrocities of the Horde back at them in kind?

Whichever path she chooses, it will certainly change her forever.

I finished reading the novel. It shook me to the core at an emotion level no other Warcraft novel has at this magnitude. There will be countless loses of life — NPCs we have interacted with since 2004, and characters some players have grown fond with in past Warcraft novels.

I definitely recommend hardcore lore fans to pick up, and read World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War — available as hardcover, mass market paperback and eBook formats.

Got questions for Christie Golden? Blizzplanet’s Eldorian will have a live phone interview with Christie Golden on Wednesday, August 22. Share your questions for her here.

More comprehensive spoilers here.

Non-spoiler reviews and interviews by other fansites:

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Halloween Weapon Replicas Pre-Orders: Warglaive of Azzinoth, Lionheart, Runeblade

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

Entertainment Earth alerted me they will get a new cargo from Rubie’s Costume Co full of World of Warcraft plastic weapons in September 2012. This in preparation for the upcoming Halloween.

Among the weapon replicas are: Lionheart, Death Knight runeblade and Illidan’s Warglaives of Azzinoth. Double-checked with Amazon, and they are also restocking these. Both online stores have pre-orders open starting today.

Warglaives of Azzinoth


Lionheart Executioner Sword


Death Knight Rune Sword


In addition, for those interested the World of Warcraft Doomhammer Prop LARP and Steel versions are still in stock.

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BradyGames World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Signature Series Cover Teaser

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

BradyGames posted on Facebook a couple of cover image teasers announcing their upcoming 2012 products. Both will be on sale when Mists of Pandaria launches on September 25, 2012. Pre-orders have been open for a while:

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Pre-Order World of Warcraft: Dark Riders – Ships May 7, 2013

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

Finally, the DC Comics World of Warcraft: Dark Riders graphic novel by Michael Costa (author) and Neil Googe (illustrator) has been dated. The 144-pages graphic novel hardcover will be on sale May 7, 2013. You can pre-order it here.

The DC Comics World of Warcraft: Dark Riders graphic novel was first announced at San Diego Comic Con 2011 by Blizzard SVP of Creative Development Chris Metzen and DC Comics Hank Kanalz.

Delay History

  • The characters of World of Warcraft: Dark Riders were originally featured in the World of Warcraft Special # 1 (Dec 2009).

  • Jim Lee (Wildstorm) announced on September 2010 that Wildstorm was shutting down. The blog no longer exists. DC Comics announced part of their offices would be moved from New York to Burbank, California to be close to the Warner Bros Studios. This was all part of the DC Comics’s internal restructuring.

  • Wildstorm shutdown on December 10, 2010. The Wildstorm team moved from San Diego to Burbank, California to fold into DC Comics Digital Team. Details here.

  • As of February 2012, the graphic novel was still in development. The graphic novel has seen some delays since its announcement.

  • All the Blizzard licensed comic books and graphic novels were now under the DC Comics logo, instead of Wildstorm’s.

Hope these tidbits of history help you understand some of the reasons these Warcraft graphic novels have taken this long since its original announcement.

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Mega Bloks World of Warcraft Heading to Fan Expo 2012 in Toronto

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

Mega Bloks announced they will be at Fan Expo 2012 in Toronto, Canada through August 23-26. We know Canadian visitors come around here, so I wanted to let you know there will be contests at the Mega Bloks booth # 1238 giving away World of Warcraft sets, and 100 exclusive Mega Bloks World of Warcraft posters. More details here.

Contests and Giveaways

We’re giving fans the opportunity to win some really cool Mega Bloks toys during Fan Expo – and if you’re not attending we’ve made sure you can get in on the action too!

If you’re a Mega Bloks World of Warcraft fan we’ve got an epic contest – more details coming soon!

If you are attending make sure you come by our booth, #1238, to grab some Halo and Power Rangers Micro Action Figures – while supplies last!

Exclusive Fan Expo Posters

Each day, while supplies last, we will be handing out exclusive Mega Bloks World of Warcraft, Halo, and Power Rangers Fan Expo posters – these are limited edition posters, only 100 of each printed specifically for Fan Expo!

Kevin J. Anderson

From the list of Fan Expo 2012 guests I read Kevin J. Anderson (Star Wars Books) will be at the event all three days. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, he used the pseudonym Gabriel Mesta. He wrote StarCraft #2: Shadow of the Xel’Naga. If you got the book or the The Starcraft Archive: An Anthology (containing several novels as a trade paperback) you might get it signed by the author.

World of Warcraft TCG

The Fan Expo 2012 is holding a World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game Raid on Thursday between 5:00pm – 6:00pm … Room 718.

On Friday at 12:00pm – 3:00pm and again between 4:00pm – 6:00pm.

On Saturday 12:00pm – 4:00pm there is a World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game Spectral Safari. At 4:00pm – 6:00pm there’s a World of Warcraft: Trading Card Game Raid.

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Grab While You Can … Diablo III Logo Flexfit Hat Stock Levels Low

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Recently, J!NX added a Diablo III Logo Flexfit Hat to the Diablo III T-shirt Summer 2012 Collection.

The flexfit hat has been very popular, and stock levels are now low. Grab yours while supplies last. It’s unknown when it will be restock.

The Hat comes in two sizes: S/M and L/XL. Only one color: Black. It looks awesome, but a bit pricy at $27.99.

Product Links

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Two WETA World of Warcraft Orc Wolf Rider Statues Auctioned

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

There are currently two WETA World of Warcraft Orc Wolf Rider Statue auctioned at eBay. These are made of Bronze metal. This auction ends on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:12 pm PDT.

The second auction can be found here. That auction ends Aug 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm PDT.

These WETA statues were created exclusively for Blizzard Entertainment employees back in 2007. It’s a miniature replica of the huge statue adorning the central plaza of the Blizzard Entertainment headquarters. These statues have a really high value to fans, because of its rarity. Only 2986 statues were crafted by WETA. Very few have been found in auction.

The sculptor of these wolf rider statue is Daniel Cockersell and Eden Small (wolf fur detail).

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Warcraft Doomhammer (Steel Version) Back-in-Stock

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

Entertainment Earth alerted me the Warcraft Doomhammer prop replica made of solid steel is back in stock, fresh off the truck. The Doomhammer base is also available.

The Doomhammer Prop Replica is made of steel and forged by the masters of Epic Weapons. With more than 30 independent parts, the weapon is finely crafted to bear the authentic look and feel of Thrall’s Doomhammer as envisioned by its creators. The handle features a 3-inch grip, wrapped in genuine leather. Weighing 18 pounds, the Doomhammer is designed as a collector’s piece, not an item that can be wielded by mere mortals! The hammer head measures 7-inches square and 10-inches from side to side. It features the Wolf emblem added by Thrall in World of Warcraft. G2G authentication device and Doomhammer Display Stand sold separately. Ages 14 and up.

Through blood the weapon shall pass, as surely as night begets day, until the elements cry unheard, and pride turns to unbridled rage. The last of the line shall deliver salvation and doom upon his kind. Honor will be undone and all will be lost, before it is found again. A stranger will raise the hammer high, and with it justice shall reign.

  • Let justice reign!
  • Behold… the Doomhammer of Thrall, Warchief of the Horde!
  • Not to be wielded by mere mortals.
  • 18-pounds of incredible WoW authenticity!
  • Features the Wolf emblem added by Thrall in World of Warcraft.

Age: 14+

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PDP World of Warcraft and Diablo III iPhone 4 / iPhone 4 GS Clip Cases Store

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, World of Warcraft News

Performance Designed Products (PDP) launched several iPhone 4 / iPhone 4 GS cases based on World of Warcraft, and Diablo III. These clip cases are slim fitted, and protect your iPhone from bumps and scratches and provide a satin grip for enhanced comfort.

Blow your friends and co-workers out of their socks showing off your iPhone with one of these Blizzard game themed cases.

Item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.

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Blizzard Peripheral Limited Offer: Diablo III Headset & World of Warcraft Legendary MMO Mouse

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, World of Warcraft News

During my daily search I stumbled on two cool limited-offer discounts that might be of interest to our followers. The SteelSeries Diablo III Gaming Headset usually costs $119-128. It’s now only … $89.99 with Free Super Saving Shipping. (30% off)

The SteelSeries World of Warcraft Legendary MMO Gaming Mouse usually costs $79.99 plus shipping. Now it’s only $64.99 with Free Super Saving Shipping. (19% off)

Below are the order links, and at the bottom our own product review links.

Have at thee!

Order Now

Our Product Reviews

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DC Comics Diablo # 5 Cover Preview

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News

Joseph Lacroix posted the unpainted artwork of the upcoming DC Comics Diablo # 5’s cover. The comic book issue will be on sale August 29th.

Description

  • Staalbreak’s future hangs in the balance as the barbarian horde attacks in the miniseries’ finale.
  • Discover the origin of the evil Sanctuary!
  • Jacob and Shanar gain a new ally in their quest for the source of the Rage Plague!
  • Journey with the last defenders against the demonic infestation of the Dreadlands into the ruins of Mount Arreat!

Credits

Written by: Aaron Williams
Art by: Joseph Lacroix
Cover by: Joseph Lacroix

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Pre-Order World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

With the official announcement of Mists of Pandaria’s release date, September 25th, it’s recommended to start rushing into pre-ordering the Collector’s Edition.

People usually waits until the evening before the release date to buy the Collector’s Edition at their local midnight launch party. This is a big mistake.

I have always pre-ordered my Collector’s Editions several months in advance. I attended the only Best Buy Diablo III Launch Party held in New York City, at 14th street and waited about two hours to get a second copy for Blizzplanet’s giveaway purpose.

The Best Buy staff told me if you had not pre-ordered in advance, you wouldn’t get a Collector’s Edition. There were about 40 inside a locked display, but all were to be given to the people with a pre-order number ticket. (link to the May 15th article explaining my experience at the Diablo III Launch Party)

You won’t want this to happen to you. Nor would it be cool to have to go store after store in search for a Collector’s Edition — nor the worst thing to happen … to search eBay to find out Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Editions at over $200.

Heed the call. Pre-order World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Collector’s Edition now and get it shipped directly to your home.

After placing your order, check back regularly your account every few weeks after August. Usually, under “change shipping method” it will be updated in a way it allows you to change delivery to arrive to your home the same day as the release date. Keep an eye on that.

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Blizzard T-shirts $7 Off – July 2012

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

JINX has a new deal page with StarCraft, World of Warcraft, and Diablo III T-shirts at varying prices ranging $12.50 – $15 — that’s $7 off.

Make sure to browse through the three-pages and to double-check your size and price-per-size. Some of these are bestseller T-shirt designs including the Alliance emblem polo, the Diablo III Butcher, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Logo, Trust in Mengsk, . Sale ends July 24th, so get ‘em while it lasts. *can’t combine with any other offers or discounts.

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SDCC 2012: Day One

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Day One at the San Diego Comic Con is pretty hot with the upcoming 2012-2013 Blizzard licensed products showcased for the world to see.

Sideshow Collectibles

Sideshow Collectibles has once more left me jaw-dropped with the unveiling of three statues: Diablo as you see him in ACT IV in Leah’s body, Arthas, and a new Tychus Findlay statue. Awesome … awesome!

For your knowledge, Sideshow announced a giveaway of this Diablo Statue. It ends on August 13th. Hurry up and participate in this Diablo III Statue Giveaway

Cryptozoic Entertainment

Cryptozoic Entertainment Christina Sims (beautiful BlizzCon cosplayer: Marry me!) gives fans a quick tour through San Diego Comic Con and some of the TCG / Board Game licensees’ booths. She will be posting a few videos throughout the weekend.

IDW Publishing

Transformers: Autocracy co-author Chris Metzen and Livio Ramondelli (artist) at the IDW booth. Photo by: Tiffany T. Wong

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SDCC 2012: Blizzplanet Wants Your Christie Golden Questions

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

One of the Blizzplanet’s Art of Blizzard Exhibition & Cocktail Party ticket winners will represent us at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con. She will bring photos and video of the Blizzard panel.

We’d like to gather questions from our visitors to ask Christie Golden about the upcoming World of Warcraft: Jaina Proudmoore: Tides of War, and StarCraft II: Flashpoint.

Post your questions at the following Blizzplanet forum thread.

Product Descriptions

Read the product description, excerpt and pre-order links.

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SDCC 2012: Blizzard Entertainment Licensed Products Schedule

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase Panel

Thursday, July 12
Room 6BCF
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Book Signings

On Friday, July 13 between 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. visit the Insight Editions Booth # 1035 for the book signing of Art of Blizzard. Meet Chris Metzen and Sam Didier there.

New York Times bestselling author, Christie Golden, will be at the Blizzard Product Showcase Panel, but you might have a closer one-on-one experience with the author at two signing events:

  • Thursday, July 12 (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
    Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119

  • Thursday, July 12 (7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
    Cryptozoic Store
    411 Market Street, San Diego

On Saturday, July 14 head over to the Insight Editions Booth #1035. New York Times Bestselling authors Micky Neilson, Flint Dille and Matt Burns will be there signing copies of Diablo III: Book of Cain between 10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m.

Booth Highlights

Insight Editions booth # 1035 will feature a sneak peek of the upcoming The Art of Blizzard book, which offers an exclusive look at the ideas and imagery that have defined some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games.

DK Publishing Booth #2913 will feature the Brady Games World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Strategy Guide. Drop in for a discount promotional code you can use to buy it when on release date.

Sideshow Collectibles Booth #1929 will have a special treat for fans. Check out sculptures featuring characters from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, including the latest terrifying figure from Diablo III, to be revealed during the Blizzard Product Showcase panel.

Samwise Didier Autograph & Art

Hail noble Pack of the Storm!

The Panda King will be hosting an artistic extravaganza at the San Diego Comic-Con, July 12-15th. Samwise, who is writing this in third person, will be offering an array of personal and work related art prints as well as original #2 pencil Portraits of Power. As per usual, weapons, skulls and ale will be accepted as offerings and tributes to his royal Panda-ness. Details of table location and examples of the prints are located below.

See you next week loyal pack mates.

Samwise

http://www.comic-con.org/

http://www.artofsamwise.com/collections/all

Tricia Helfer

Non-Blizzard related, but Tricia Helfer (StarCraft II Kerrigan) just posted on Twitter she will be at the San Diego Comic Con on Thursday, July 12 at the Battlestar Galactica Reunion between 2:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m.

On Friday at the Tron Uprising panel betwee 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Tricia is also signing on Friday at 5:00 p.m.

Tricia will be signing on Saturday between 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Hermes Press booth #1821.

Plenty of chances for you to catch up. Just watch your back. You can never truly trust Kerrigan.

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New DC Comics World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria Details Surface

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

WoW Insider Axel Ziebart shelled out a few questions to Micky Neilson to dig out some story elements of the upcoming World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria — the DC Comics graphic novel.

The story is set pre-Cataclysm, when Deathwing wasn’t yet an imminent danger and somewhere at the end of the Northrend campaign against the Lich King. However, the story doesn’t focus too much into that. Yea, the story is that old. Apparently, I posted news about Wildstorm producing a World of Warcraft Pandaren comic book a bit too early around July 2010. I don’t remember the details, but from the link posted at WoWpedia, I deleted the entry.

The graphic novel was probably delayed after Jim Lee announced on September 2010 the DC Comics Wildstorm would be shutdown by December, moving all the Blizzard licenses to the newly restructured DC Comics.

Regardless of the delay, Pearl of Pandaria introduces Li Li Stormstout, and Chen Stormstout before the events of the pandaren starting zone in the Mists of Pandaria — giving us a background on the characters and their motivations.

According to this new interview, Li Li sets into a journey to search for Chen Stormstout who is adventuring around Azeroth. Li Li and Bo will face new villains: Naga sea witch, Blademaster, and a goblin alchemist. Read the full interview.

We will learn more about this graphic novel hardcover at San Diego Comic Con where Blizzard is holding a panel for their 2012-2013 licensed products line-up.

Description

In this enthralling original graphic novel published in a landscape format, you will meet the PANDAREN, one of the most beloved (and mysterious) races in World of Warcraft! Written by Blizzard’s own Micky Neilson (the World of Warcraft MMORPG, World of Warcraft: Ashbringer and World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen), with art by fan favorite Sean “Cheeks” Galloway (TV’s Teen Titans Go and Wednesday Comics), this story ties directly into the upcoming World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria expansion pack.

World of Warcraft: Pearl of Pandaria introduces Li Li Stormstout, a precocious young student who lives atop a giant turtle called Shen-zin Su. Like the rest of the wandering island’s pandaren, Li Li comes from a line of adventurers who left their homeland long ago to explore the world…and she wants nothing more than to chase that dream. But when Li Li runs away to find her famous uncle Chen, how will she survive Azeroth’s perils?

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2012 San Diego Comic Con: Sideshow Collectibles to Unveil Diablo Statue

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012

Sideshow Collectibles and Blizzard Entertainment will unveil the prototype of the upcoming Diablo Statue at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con. Attendees will find it at booth # 1929.

Follow the link to sign up to the newsletter for future updates. An SDCC attendee? Check out our listing of booths to visit for Blizzard licensed products.

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World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen TPB Hardcover

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

DC Comics will publish the World of Warcraft: Curse of the Worgen (Hardcover) on October 4. Pre-orders are available.

In this epic story, we get to see some of the events that happen in the Worgen starting zone’s quests, and what happened behind the scenes with Lord Genn Greymane and his son when the player is busy carrying out those quests.

The origin of the Scythe of Elune and even the Worgen’s is revealed in this comic book. Grab it for some cool lore infusion.

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: CURSE OF THE WORGEN TPB

A series of grisly, animalistic murders has rocked the walled town of Gilneas. A detective sets out to expose the perpetrators and finds more than he bargained for. Collecting the five-issue miniseries!

Written by MICKY NEILSON and JAMES WAUGH
Art by LUDO LULLABI and TONY WASHINGTON
Cover by WEI WANG

On sale OCTOBER 3 • 160 pg, FC, $16.99 US

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San Diego Comic Con 2012: Blizzard Entertainment Schedule

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, Diablo 3 News, SDCC 2012, StarCraft 2 News, World of Warcraft News

This year, Blizzard Entertainment is holding another panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2012 (SDCC) with a round of licensed-product companies showcasing their upcoming product line-ups. I’d assume the following companies will be in this panel: Mega Bloks, Gallery Books, DC Comics, Sideshow Collectibles, J!NX. Christie Golden is confirmed to be at this panel on Thursday, Friday and she will also be signing books on Saturday.

The panel will take place on Thursday, July 12th at 2:15pm – Room 6BCF.

Schedule

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase— Love Diablo, World of Warcraft and StarCraft? Join Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP, story and franchise development) and a team of esteemed guests as we reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2012/2013. Talk to the designers, writers and artists themselves as we dig into Mega Bloks, novels, comics, statues and more. Panel and Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of Blizzcon coverage on DIRECTV). Room 6BCF

 

Chris Metzen and Flint Dille recently wrote the Transformers: Autocracy online comic book # 1-12. If you are into Transformers, visit him at the IDW / Hasbro panel:

10:00pm – 11:00pm IDW & Hasbro— Join senior editor John Barber (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), editor Carlos Guzman, and Hasbro’s director of global publishing Michael Kelly reveal secrets and upcoming plans for Transformers, G.I. Joe, Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and more. A new Transformers series will be announced-as well as a new license. Panelists include Larry Hama (G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero), Chris Metzen (Transformers: Autocracy), Flint Dille (Transformers: Autocracy), Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Autocracy), Andrew Griffith (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Brendan Cahill (Transformers: Robots in Disguise), Mike Costa (G.I. Joe: Cobra), plus surprise guests! Room 9

Booths You Shouldn’t Miss

Samwise Didier (Blizzard Senior Art Director) will be signing artwork at booth # DD-09 at the Artists’ Alley.

Insight Editions may be found at booth # 1035. The book will ship in October 10th, but SDCC attendees can buy and take home the “Art of Blizzard“.

Mega Bloks is exhibiting at booth # 3947 — they plan to launch several World of Warcraft sets this Summer. Chances are they might showcase some of them here.

Sideshow Collectibles can be found at booth # 1929 — there’s a possibility they might have a prototype of the World of Warcraft: Arthas polystone statue.

Last year, Blizzplanet had coverage of Blizzard Swag panel held at the San Diego Comic Con 2011. You should check it out to find out what to expect this year.

Blizzard / Insight Editions Art of Blizzard Art Exhibition & Cocktail Party

At least 20 Blizzplanet visitors will attend San Diego Comic Con taking home one of our tickets courtesy of Blizzard Entertainment and Insight Editions. If you are an SDCC attendee, we recommend you to participate in our current giveaway which ends on Wednesday, July 4th. Hurry up!

Floor Map

An attendee? You might want to take a look at the SDCC floor Map. (PDF) Or get your mobile prepared with SDCC My Schedule.

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World of Warcraft: Jaina, Tides of War Pre-orders

Written by Medievaldragon on . Posted in Blizzard Products News, World of Warcraft News

World of Warcraft: Jaina, Tides of War by New York Times bestselling author, Christie Golden is available for pre-order. It’s a prequel to World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. The novel focuses on the events that led to the destruction of Theramore. Here’s where readers will find out the stressful situation that transforms Jaina Proudmoore.

Hint: By now some fans might have seen the datamined new Jaina model with the white hair, and blue eyes.

Considering the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria opening cinematic will debut at GamesCom (Germany) in August 15-19, and the novel’s release date was surprisingly moved from November to the end of August — this might be a big sign the MMO expansion pack might launch at the end of August.

In that case, the official announcement of the release date of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria should be days away.

Pre-Order Links

Description

The renowned sorceress Jaina Proudmoore has long struggled to maintain a lasting peace between the Alliance and horde.

But now, as mounting tensions threaten to ignite a new era of conflict, her hopes for peace could be extinguished forever…

Warchief Garrosh, obsessed with assuring the Horde’s supremacy over Kalimdor, launches an all-out attack against Jaina’s island home of Theramore. Though the valiant Alliance defenders rush to repel the sudden onslaught, they’ll soon find themselves unprepared for the terrible scope of Garrosh’s true plans…

The destruction wrought by the Horde’s brazen attack irrevocably transforms Jaina, propelling the kindhearted diplomat down a path of grief and vengeance that will alter not only her destiny – but the destiny of Azeroth itself.

EXCERPT

“Nothing is free, Go’el,” Jaina Proudmoore said. “Your knowledge and skills were bought at a cost. The . . . orc you left behind in your place had done much harm in your absence. If I have heard about what is going on in Orgrimmar and Ashenvale, surely you must have!”

Go’el’s mien, which had been deeply peaceful, now looked troubled. “I have heard, of course.”

“And . . . you do nothing?”

“I have another path,” he said. “You have seen the results of that path. A threat that—”

“Go’el, I hear this, but now that task is over. Garrosh is stirring up trouble between the Alliance and the Horde—trouble that didn’t exist until he started it. I can understand if you don’t wish to undermine him publicly, but—perhaps you and I can work together. Form a summit of sorts. Ask Baine to join us; I know he has no love for what Garrosh is striving for. I could speak with Varian. As of late, he seems to be more reachable. Everyone respects you, even in the Alliance, Go’el. You have earned that respect because of your actions. Garrosh has earned nothing but mistrust and hatred because of his.”

She indicated her cloak, which had blown about with the wind he had sent to bear her to shore. “You can control the winds as a shaman. But the winds of war are blowing, and if we do not stop Garrosh now, many innocents will pay the price for our hesitation.”

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The ashes of the Cataclysm have settled across Azeroth’s disparate kingdoms. As the broken world recovers from the disaster, the renowned sorceress Lady Jaina Proudmoore continues her long struggle to mend relations between the Horde and the Alliance. Yet of late, escalating tensions have pushed the two factions closer to open war, threatening to destroy what little stability remains in the . . .

Dark news arrives in Jaina’s beloved city, Theramore. One of the blue dragonflight’s most powerful artifacts—the Focusing Iris—has been stolen. To unravel the item’s mysterious whereabouts, Jaina works with the former blue Dragon Aspect Kalecgos. The two brilliant heroes forge an unlikely bond during their investigation, but another disastrous turn of events looms on the horizon. . . .

Garrosh Hellscream is mustering the Horde’s armies for an all-out invasion of Theramore. Despite mounting dissent within his faction, the brazen warchief aims to usher in a new era of Horde domination. His thirst for conquest leads him to take brutal measures against anyone who dares question his leadership.

Alliance forces converge on Theramore to repel the Horde onslaught, but the brave defenders are unprepared for the true scope of Garrosh’s cunning and deceptive strategy. His attack will irrevocably transform Jaina, engulfing the ardent peacekeeper in the chaotic and all-consuming . . . TIDES OF WAR

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Product Details

Author: Christie Golden
Release date: August 28, 2012

Hardcover, 352 pages

Also available in Unabridged Audio Book and eBook format
Published by Gallery Books