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Tomas Hernandez is owner of Blizzplanet.com since 2003. I post news about World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard Careers, and the Warcraft film. Blizzplanet is a leading fansite covering news about upcoming Blizzard Entertainment licensed products. I also post previews and reviews. I have interviewed book writers and Blizzard game developers. I was previously an employee of the OGaming Network (2003), and IncGamers (2008-2010). I was a guest newsposter for GosuGamers (World of Warcraft) a few years ago and for Diablofans.com (formerly Diablo3.com) ***Fans who would love to watch Blizzard-related panels and appreciate our efforts can support Blizzplanet's patreon in a monthly-basis, or a one-time basis. Our staff are volunteer fans like you. Your donatives will help us travel to all the Blizzard events we attend year-round.

Enter the Nighthold in World of Warcraft: Legion Patch 7.1.5

Blizzard Entertainment deployed patch 7.1.5, and recently sent out a newsletter inviting players to participate and enjoy all the features found in this new patch.

Patch 7.1.5 includes the following features:

  • New Raid: The Nighthold — Suramar palace opens on January 17
  • The Return of the Brawler’s Guild
  • Micro-Holidays — Call of the Scarab (Jan 21-23) and Hatching of the Hippogryphs (Feb 23)
  • Mists of Pandaria Timewalking

BlizzCon 2016 In-Game Cinematics: The Cutscenes of Legion Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2016 In-Game Cinematics: The Cutscenes of Legion Panel. Among the panelists were the following game developers:

  • Geordie Swainbank (senior machinima artist, lightning lead)
  • Yeon-Ho Lee (senior animation artist)
  • Jason Hill (associate project director)
  • Jessica Dru Johnson (Cinematics artist)
  • Chris Evans (Supervisor, Cinematics)
  • Sherman Ohms (Senior In-Game Artist, Cinematics)
  • Terran Gregory (Project Director, Cinematics)

Blizzard Legends Publishing Label Announced

IRVINE, Calif. — Blizzard Entertainment today announced the creation of a book-publishing label, Blizzard Publishing, dedicated to developing and releasing new Blizzard publications and reissuing out-of-print titles in the company’s Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® settings, directly and through ongoing global partnerships. Each of Blizzard’s game universes has been inhabited by millions of players worldwide, and Blizzard Publishing will help maintain the lore and legacy of the company’s earliest novels and manga while also providing a variety of new ways for people to engage with Blizzard’s rich worlds and characters. Several of Blizzard Publishing’s upcoming releases will be available in multiple formats, such as print, audiobook, and e-book.

BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft Q&A Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Q&A panel. The special-guest panel moderator was WoWHead livestreamer TradeChat. Among the panelists onstage were:

  • J. Allen Brack (executive producer)
  • Ion Hazzikostas (game director)
  • Matt Goss (lead game designer)
  • Alex Afrasiabi (creative director)
  • Chris Robinson (senior art director)

BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Design Retrospective Panel Transcript

This is a full transcript of the BlizzCon 2016 World of Warcraft: Legion Design Retrospective Panel. The following were the panelists discussing details of the Legion expansion development:

  • Jeremy Feasel (senior game designer)
  • Jonathan LeCraft (senior game designer, Demon Hunter)
  • Owen Landgren (senior game designer, Artifacts)
  • Brian Holinka (senior game designer, PVP)
  • Paul Kubit (senior game designer, Professions)

Legion Design Retrospective

Blizzplanet Migrating to Disqus. Livefyre Announced Closing Doors

This is something I was planning to do after I had finished the StarCraft II: Future for the Future panel transcript.

Recently, I got a notification that Livefyre is closing doors as a free-community service soon. Adobe, Inc. acquired Livefyre to create Adobe Experience Manager, integrating Livefyre as the core backend.

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