ARS Technica has received a tour of the Blizzard campus in Irivine, California. You can check out the coverageover here.
Ars Technica has been invited to Blizzard's campus before, but the early birth of my son scuttled our last trip. But for the second invitation, nothing could keep us away. You've already read the coverage of StarCraft 2 from the meeting, but we were also given a tour of the Blizzard campus in Irivine, California. If you're ever put in the position to see where some of the best-loved PC games in the world are made, you take it.
To put it mildly: we weren't disappointed. The Blizzard campus is a magical place, completely covered with the culture of the company and the art of its games. From statues, to murals, to jokes, this is where you dreamed video games are made when you were young. The campus houses offices, a theater, a museum, a library, a gym, and of course, the games are everywhere. Let's take a look at what we saw.
Pictured below is an example of the corporate culture at Blizzard. After working with the company for five years, you get a sword, and after ten years, you get a shield. A new design for each is created every year.