Blizzard Entertainment photo tour

Above: Speaking of Arthas, the lobby also features a life-sized replica of the Frostmourne, the cursed runeblade from Warcraft III

Above: Past the dwarf statue is a small museum that pays tribute to the history of Blizzard. The museum connects to a small theater, where we were shown the first cinematic teaser for Heart of the Swarm

Above: Another one of those World of Warcraft server monitors we mentioned earlier precedes a gallery of framed paintings and concept art sketches for Blizzard titles. Here's theStarCraft section

Above: The StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty section

Above: Unfortunately, the only Diablo III related items of interest on show during our visit was this Diablo gallery in the museum. Still, the paintings looked amazing!

Above: A floor map done up in the style of the ones featured in World of Warcraft

Above: This section chronicles the history of Blizzard’s early days, from RPM racing to Blackthorne


  • Longnuts - June 1, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    Next week will be the tour of the Activision headquarters, where every wall has paintings of dollar signs, statues of dollar signs in every open space, and dollar bills instead of toilet paper.
  • Gorlack312 - June 1, 2011 2:31 p.m.

    Regardless of weather we can see the left-hand weapon, even the hair is off! Sorry for going "Red Shirt" on you guys, but I don't want you to get slammed like the recent ABC News article.
  • BigBrother - June 1, 2011 4:59 a.m.

    Gotta agree with Gorlack312 and TheRandomfool, Doomhammer would have to be present. XP BUT. All that aside, i am jelly that you got to go to the Blizzard headquarters and that you get to see all the juicy SCII Heart of the Swarm deets before anyone else.
  • TheHalfanese - June 1, 2011 4:40 a.m.

    I actually live 5 minutes away from it. It's kind of cool to drive by it and know what goes on in there. My girlfriend managed to get a tour of the studio through family friends, which, needless to say, made me incredibly jealous.
  • Reebokanonymous - June 1, 2011 4:28 a.m.

    I love these! Keep doing them plox.
  • TheRandomFool - June 1, 2011 2:33 a.m.

    Very true. Can't be Thrall, his hammer is to identifiable for them to make so simple a mistake. Plus, he only had one weapon, cause it shot lighting!
  • NightCrawler_358 - June 1, 2011 1:09 a.m.

    awesome, if i ever strike it rich, first thing I'm doing is getting that Thrall (erm... orc on a wolf, sorry) statue on my lawn, right next to a zealot statue or something. Would love to work in an office like that as well.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 1, 2011 12:06 a.m.

    I think I need new pants. To this day, I wonder why games jarnalists complain about their jobs.
  • BigDannyH - May 31, 2011 11:53 p.m.

    I love how the first word in the first comment is "Wow". Wouldn't have been as funny if it had been on purpose.
  • GamesRadarTylerNagata - May 31, 2011 11:41 p.m.

    @Gorlack312 might that be doomhammer in his left hand? I saw an orc riding a wolf and just thought Thrall!
  • LordZarlon - May 31, 2011 11:36 p.m.

    It's unfortunate that more companies don't take the pride in their work that Blizzard does. Could you imagine the museum at EA or Activision. Those soulless corporations will never consistently put out the quality of work that Blizzard puts into every game they do. Nice work Tyler.
  • Gorlack312 - May 31, 2011 11:32 p.m.

    That.....that wasn't Thrall. That's an orc on a wolf. Thrall would have had Doomhammer and the thick plate mail.
  • pinoklin - May 31, 2011 11:27 p.m.

    utter beauty!....i'd burn a bag full of kittens using fuel made from puppies, oh and the bag is made from rabbit skins, just to work here!
  • Akutare - May 31, 2011 11:19 p.m.

    Wow, I didn't really expect to see that the Blizzard offices had that same "Developers" touch that Valve has too.

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