Chris Metzen revealed the new Diablo III Class … the Monk. This class is very martial-melee and magic based. It is kick-ass. It has very shattering fast moves and awesome aoe-like spells that kill everything within the area. You just see a huge pool of red blood in its wake. I will be uploading some photos soon from our press kit.
Bashiok gathered some of the links of the GameCom press coverage concerning Diablo III which was playable at the event. We are going to have some coverage of Diablo III at Blizzcon, so stay tuned over the weekend.
Kotaku – Hands-On With the Barbarian
1UP – Diablo III Preview
IGN – Diablo III Witch Doctor Hands-On
IRVINE, Calif., Aug 18, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE)—Blizzard Entertainment’s two-day gaming festival, BlizzCon(R) 2009, begins on Friday, August 21, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The convention celebrates Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft(R), StarCraft(R), and Diablo(R) game universes and the communities of players surrounding them. Attendees of the sold-out show will be able to play the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment(R) games as well as speak with developers in discussion panels, participate in tournaments and contests, and meet with fellow gamers and friends.
The show will close on Saturday evening with an epic concert featuring the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne. In addition, Blizzard Entertainment’s own Warcraft-themed metal band Level 80 Elite Tauren Chieftain will be performing, and Jay Mohr has returned to act as the master of ceremonies for the community contests taking place on Friday.
Those unable to attend are still able to purchase a “virtual ticket” to the show, featuring more than 18 hours of live coverage as well as the exclusive BlizzCon 2009 World of Warcraft in-game pet. This package is available both via Internet stream in over 100 countries and in HD through DIRECTV(R) satellite television service. Visit the official BlizzCon website, http://www.blizzcon.com, for more information on the virtual ticket, or to read daily coverage of the show’s highlights.
“With each BlizzCon, we strive to offer a truly unforgettable weekend of entertainment for every attendee, as well as those joining us from home,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to meeting players and sharing the latest news about Blizzard games with them, and we appreciate the contributions of our partners in helping us make this year’s show our biggest and best yet.”
BlizzCon would not be possible without the enthusiasm of Blizzard Entertainment gamers around the world and the generous support of the event’s sponsors, who provide demo station hardware and peripherals, contest prizes, and more. This year’s platinum-level sponsors are ASUS, DIRECTV, Intel, Mountain Dew, NVIDIA, and Razer; the gold-level sponsors are Cisco, Dell, Kingston, SteelSeries, and Vasco.
Anyone attending BlizzCon who is interested in pursuing career opportunities at Blizzard Entertainment should bring their resumes, demo reels, art portfolios, or business cards, as the global staffing team will be on hand to accept materials and discuss any job-related questions.
You can now follow all of your favorite Blizzard Entertainment news on Twitter. Just head over to http://twitter.com/warcraft, http://twitter.com/starcraft, and http://twitter.com/diablo for all of the news, events, contests, and more. We
Blizzard Entertainment is preparing to launch three official Twitter feeds: @Warcraft, @Diablo and @ Starcraft—where they plan to update news, run contests and events. Who knows what they may do throughout the two-days Blizzcon 2009 event.
If you are excited with the opportunities and potential for a Blizzard twitter start subscribing with all three to follow them. It’s awesome to see Blizzard expand their social networking with more ways to interact with the community.
This is your last call to get tickets for the Laguna Art Museum VIP Benefit Dinner. Follow the links below to get further details on what this event is and how you can acquire tickets. The goodies for the price of this ticket may be worthwhile to many fans who coundn’t buy a Blizzcon ticket.