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Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment a history

An Epic Anniversary: 20 Years of Blizzard Entertainment

In 1991, three college grads fresh out of UCLA decided to start their own game company. Their goal: make cool games and have fun doing so. Twenty years later, the company founded as the dream of a few geeks on a mission has become a world-renowned game developer and publisher, with offices across the globe and millions of gamers enjoying its titles in more than a dozen languages.

In 2011, Blizzard Entertainment marks the twentieth anniversary of its founding. Over the course of the year, we'll be celebrating two decades worth of games and the community of players who, through their passion, enthusiasm, and loyalty, made it all possible.

Join us for a stroll down memory lane on our anniversary site: revisit the history of our games; learn about life at Blizzard Entertainment past and present via behind-the-scenes interviews; participate in our global community contest; check out the Blizzard photo gallery to witness how our epic hairstyles have evolved over the years; and much, much more.

We hope you enjoy looking back at the past 20 years of Blizzard Entertainment, and we look forward to bringing players even more memorable gaming moments in the next 20.

Timeline for Blizzard Entertainment :

Date Event
Feb 1991 Silicon & Synapse founded
Apr 1994 Silicon & Synapse changes its name to Blizzard Entertainment
Nov 1994 Warcraft: Orcs & Humans Released
Dec 1995 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness is released
Dec 1996 Blizzard Entertainment releases Diablo
Dec 1996 Blizzard launches Battle.net
Jun 2000 Diablo II Released
Jun 2001 Diablo II: Lord of Destruction Released
Jul 2002 WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos Released
Jul 2003 Warcraft III expansion pack lanuch
Jan 2004 First Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational Event
Nov 2004 World of Warcraft Launches in North America
Jan 2005 World of Warcraft launches in Sounth Korea
Feb 2005 World of Warcraft Launch in Europe
Jun 2005 World of Warcraft Launch in China
Oct 2005 First Offical BlizzCon
Oct 2005 First World of Warcraft Expansion Pack Announced
Nov 2005 World of Warcraft launched in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau
Feb 2006 Second Worldwide Invitational Held
Jan 2007 The Burning Crusade
May 2007 Blizzard Announches StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Aug 2007 Second BlizzCon Convention
Jun 2008 Diablo III Announced
Aug 2008 Russian World of Warcraft
Oct 2008 Third BlizzCon
Nov 2008 World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Released
Dec 2008 World of Warcraft Played by more then 11.5 Million People Worldwide
Aug 2009 Fourth BlizzCon
Jul 2010 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Worldwide Launch
Oct 2010 BlizzCon 2010 Held
Dec 2010 Blizzards Thirteenth #1 Best-Selling Game
Feb 2011 Blizzard Entertainment Turns 20!


Software Products

Diablo II (Best Seller Series)

Diablo II (Best Seller Series)
Unknown
Blizzard Entertainment turns 20!...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Dungeons & Dragons Dragonshard (Platinum) (Russian & English)

Dungeons & Dragons Dragonshard (Platinum) (Russian & English)
Unknown
Dungeons & Dragons Dragonshard (Platinum) Front text says it contains Russian & English versions.

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Diablo (Disc Only)

Diablo (Disc Only)
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Warcraft

Warcraft
1994
...

Manufacturer : Interplay
Type : Software - Game

Starcraft Brood War - Expansion Set

Starcraft Brood War - Expansion Set
1998
Win 95/NT CD-ROM of Brood Wars, an expansion set for Starcraft.

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Diablo II

Diablo II
2000
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Diablo (Best Seller Series)

Diablo (Best Seller Series)
2001
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

WarCraft II Battle.net Edition

WarCraft II Battle.net Edition
2001
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software

Warcraft III Reign of Chaos

Warcraft III Reign of Chaos
2002
......

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Warcraft III Frozen Throne

Warcraft III Frozen Throne
2003
Expansion set...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft
2006
Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Macintosh...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Expansion)

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Expansion)
2006
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Expansion)

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King (Expansion)
2008
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Expansion)

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Expansion)
7th December 2010
This is the third expansion pack for the WOW universe.

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game

Diablo

Diablo
15th May 2012
...

Manufacturer : Blizzard Entertainment
Type : Software - Game


 

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