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BlizzCast is a series of podcasts sponsored by Blizzard Entertainment with transcripts where they interview developers and other folks involved with and working on Blizzard products.

Send feedback to BlizzCast@blizzard.com.

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Region Episode Time Size Date Transcript/Download
US   Episode 8 31:36 57.8Mb 3/30/09 Transcript Download
EU  Episode 8 31:36 57.8Mb 3/30/09 Transcript Download

Welcome to BlizzCast episode 8! This is Bashiok the Diablo Community Manager and in this episode of BlizzCast I'll be sitting down with our Diablo III Lead Technical Artist Julian Love, as well as Mike Nicholson our Senior Artist on UI design. We’ll explore the special effects that create the visually impressive world of Sanctuary, as well as the latest changes to the UI that are going in to this hotly anticipated sequel.

Also in this episode Bornakk will once again sit down with our developers to ask questions our listeners have sent in. This Q&A session features World of Warcraft's Tom Chilton, Diablo III's Jay Wilson, and StarCraft 2's Dustin Browder.

US: BlizzCast Q&A | Diablo III interview EU: BlizzCast Q&A | Diablo III interview

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Episodes 8 - 5
Episode Time Size Date Transcript/Download
  Episode 8 31:36 57.8Mb 3/30/09 Transcript Download
Continuing our behind the scenes look at Blizzard games and developers BlizzCast 8 features Q&A sessions with World of Warcraft’s Tom Chilton, Diablo III’s Jay Wilson, and StarCraft 2’s Dustin Browder. We finish with an in-depth Diablo III interview featuring developers Julian Love and Mike Nicholson, discussing the special effects that create the visually impressive world of Sanctuary, as well as the latest changes to the game’s UI.
  Episode 7 39:24 72Mb 1/29/09 Transcript Download
In the seventh BlizzCast, we take time to wrap up the second World of Warcraft expansion with Production Director J. Allen Brack and Lead Game Designer Jeffrey Kaplan. Also in this episode, Crygil sits down with Senior Vice President of Creative Development Chris Metzen to discuss the lore of Wrath of the Lich King.
  Episode 6 66:18 121Mb 11/1/08 Transcript Download
In the sixth BlizzCast, we spend a day with a World of Warcraft developer, dig into StarCraft II unit creation, and discuss "bridging the gap" in Diablo character design. The episode wraps with some community Q&A.
  Episode 5 38:37 70.9Mb 08/27/08 Transcript Download
This special edition of BlizzCast features a brief recap of events at the recent Worldwide Invitational in Paris, along with an in-depth interview with Jay Wilson, lead designer of Diablo III.
Episodes 4 - 1
Episode Time Size Date Transcript/Download
  Episode 4 60:33 110Mb 08/07/08 Transcript Download
Episode four covers how the music in World of Warcraft has evolved since the game began and also delves into the current state and future plans for professions. The episode then finishes off with answers to questions from our communities.
  Episode 3 57:12 104Mb 06/01/08 Transcript Download
Learn about the zerg evolution from the original StarCraft to StarCraft II as well as what it is like to design raids for World of Warcraft and its upcoming expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. On top of that, listen in on our machinima interview followed with further community questions and answers from our devs about our under-development titles, StarCraft II and Wrath of the Lich King.
  Episode 2 49:05 56Mb 02/22/08 Transcript Download
Our second episode we will take a deeper look into the origins of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo lore, as well as learn about new exciting Magtheridon changes in Patch 2.4. In addition, this episode we have also introduced a new community questions and answers section to get your voice heard.
  Episode 1 21:24 24Mb 01/10/08 Transcript Download
To kick off our BlizzCast series, we’ve decided to begin where every great Blizzard idea begins, at the concept level.

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Episodes 8 - 5
Episode Time Size Date Transcript/Download
  Episode 8 31:36 57.8Mb 30/03/09 Transcript Download
Continuing our behind the scenes look at Blizzard games and developers BlizzCast 8 features Q&A sessions with World of Warcraft’s Tom Chilton, Diablo III’s Jay Wilson, and StarCraft 2’s Dustin Browder. We finish with an in-depth Diablo III interview featuring developers Julian Love and Mike Nicholson, discussing the special effects that create the visually impressive world of Sanctuary, as well as the latest changes to the game’s UI.
  Episode 7 39:24 72Mb 29/01/09 Transcript Download
In the seventh BlizzCast, we take time to wrap up the second World of Warcraft expansion with Production Director J. Allen Brack and Lead Game Designer Jeffrey Kaplan. Also in this episode, Crygil sits down with Senior Vice President of Creative Development Chris Metzen to discuss the lore of Wrath of the Lich King.
  Episode 6 66:18 121Mb 01/11/08 Transcript Download
In the sixth BlizzCast, we spend a day with a World of Warcraft developer, dig into StarCraft II unit creation, and discuss "bridging the gap" in Diablo character design. The episode wraps with some community Q&A.
  Episode 5 38:37 70.9Mb 27/08/08 Transcript Download
This special edition of BlizzCast features a brief recap of events at the recent Worldwide Invitational in Paris, along with an in-depth interview with Jay Wilson, lead designer of Diablo III.
Episodes 4 - 1
Episode Time Size Date Transcript/Download
  Episode 4 60:33 110Mb 11/08/08 Transcript Download
Episode four covers how the music in World of Warcraft has evolved since the game began and also delves into the current state and future plans for professions. The episode then finishes off with answers to questions from our communities.
  Episode 3 57:12 104Mb 06/01/08 Transcript Download
Learn about the zerg evolution from the original StarCraft to StarCraft II as well as what it is like to design raids for World of Warcraft and its upcoming expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. On top of that, listen in on our machinima interview followed with further community questions and answers from our devs about our under-development titles, StarCraft II and Wrath of the Lich King.
  Episode 2 49:05 56Mb 22/02/08 Transcript Download
Our second episode we will take a deeper look into the origins of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo lore, as well as learn about new exciting Magtheridon changes in Patch 2.4. In addition, this episode we have also introduced a new community questions and answers section to get your voice heard.
  Episode 1 21:24 24Mb 01/10/08 Transcript Download
To kick off our BlizzCast series, we’ve decided to begin where every great Blizzard idea begins, at the concept level.

Request from Blizzard Edit

23 February 2008

We are once again looking for fan-submitted questions to answer in future episodes of BlizzCast. It can be anything related to Blizzard, the company, our games, or the talented people that work here. We do have a Q&A session in the soon-to-be-released episode 2 where we cover a bit of Starcraft lore and several World of Warcraft game play questions. Keep an eye on the BlizzCast home page (http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcast/) for when it is released to get all the details.

So if you have a question you want to get to us, please send an email with the subject line "BlizzCast Q&A" to the email address BlizzCast@Blizzard.com and you can include a name/character along with a location/realm if you'd like for us to refer to you during the show if your question is picked.

While we won't be able to get to every one of them, we want to keep you updated on ours games or the company, whatever aspects are most important to you.

Thanks for your help and be sure to tune into future BlizzCasts (http://us.blizzard.com/blizzcast/) to see if your question was answered!

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