Taking a peak inside the Blizzard Entertainment headquarters (31 Photos)

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  • ThatGuy

    #1rst

    • Steven B

      no body likes, 'that guy'

      • derp

        Rumor has it, that guy likes it in the pooper…

    • Curious

      What's onerst mean?

  • Attaxia

    #9 I bet whoever works in this office has a lot of 'pants off Fridays'……… alone.

    • James

      I thought that was the Diablo 3 server room 😛

      • http://facebook.com/daaneskjold Chazz_B

        i think that one has a few hamsters in their wheels

      • its_forge

        No that's served by a Timex/Sinclair 1000 with a bad i/o port.

  • Kyle

    lol, just got done playing Diablo 3.

    • SMT

      what do you mean done? One cannot simply finish playing Diablo 3.

      • fuckyou

        that's true, its like quitting smoking, you don't want it anymore but you can't leave it there without having a few more minutes…

        • diabderp

          Uh… Error 37

  • Trav1121

    #9 #24 Sylvannas and Thrall?! Dibs! The Alliance is gay. For the Horde!
    That place is pretty badass! I would love to work at a place so passionate about what they do.

    • Stijn

      I hate to be a nerd but that's just a Night Elf, not Sylvannas 😉

      • Trav1121

        Haha I'll take your word for it. Haven't played in a year. Either way, dibs for my Blizz office! 😀

      • its_forge

        Yah Sylvanas Windrunner is an undead blood elf…

    • Xilant

      I believe that's Shandris Feathermoon.

    • OnOneWheel24

      Virginity is strong with these ones

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762940014 Michel Langevin

        Actually, I have a pretty hot wife that played WoW with me. Not all nerds are virgins and some hot girls do, in fact, love us.Ohh, my wife is also a loyal Chivette as well!

        Xilant

        • Daniel Tosh

          you're not a nerd because you play videogames and like star wars. GTFO with that outdated crap.

        • its_forge

          My guild is almost half women. Well, some are actually kids to be honest. I think the teen and twentyish girls gravitate toward us because they're tired of having to deal with teen and twentyish boys and they come to hang out with us old people where they don't get insulted and hit on. Or something.

  • JayBee

    a fortress to protect everyone's virginity

    • R.Jeremy

      Says the guy who's probably still a virgin himself.

      Quick! Tell us how many hot super models you've banged!

      • Thechris

        All of them

        • bite me

          Your hand is not a supermodel.

          • http://facebook.com/daaneskjold Chazz_B

            what if you are a hand model?

          • Thechris

            Oh.. its not? My mistake. Then I change my answer to "none of them"

      • poipoi

        "HAHAHAHAHAH accuse the guy of being what he implied other people were. that's so clever!"

    • Jeff

      You know how much money a lot of those guys make??? I'm sure many are knee deep in pussy.

      • Underbaker

        Ewww, you made me think of that amazonian with that little indian guy from yesterdays DAR. (I will not repost that picture!)

        • http://facebook.com/daaneskjold Chazz_B

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that is the wrong kind of knee deep

        • AmBush_Steve

          Thumbs up for not re-posting Underbaker. TY.

  • Haywood Jiblomi

    maaaaaaaaaaaan, i got no fucks to give for this at all.

    • Doug B.

      good for you.. there are others do do enjoy it

      • B. Douglas

        good for them…there are others don't don't enjoy it

      • Tehz Rocks

        yeah…..he just commented that he's not one of them. what's the problem?

  • dashete

    #23 I'm guessing employees avoid this area.

    • 0331

      Well yeah! Sunlight. And it doesn't look like a basement.

    • WHT

      It's the grassy field where no one does anything athletic, ever.

    • its_forge

      The light, it burrrrrns us preciousss

  • Manicotti

    I don't know, Blizzard HQ strikes me less as an office community of developers and more like a giant trophy hall where they celebrate the ever-increasing body counts of -Craft/Diablo junkies.

    Listening to their respective reps go on about the late-night gaming parties across every console/medium available, and how tightly-knit they are outside of work, Riot and Valve sound like infinitely more fun to work with/for.

    • norjoncal

      So instead chive should have posted the offices where the work is done. That would be exciting to look at.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=805568558 Jason Lee

      Valve has some pretty cool offices too. They are located in Bellueve, WA (Across Lake Washington from Seattle).

    • Static

      Epic studios in Cary, NC is similar. My cousin has delivered ice cream to them for big parties…. and just for any old day. He said they have slides, huge kitchens with everything from breakfast to beer, etc etc… amazing

    • My Opinion

      I kind of imagined they would have cooler shit – and not their promotional items strewn about. If Blizzard Entertainment really wanted cooler offices, they should've asked me for MY opinion:
      1 – Cement Floors.
      2- Huge Beer fridge
      3 – A little dog who can high-five you.
      4 – A scarf vending machine.
      5 – A loyal legion of nerd fans (oh wait)

      • SMT

        Cement floors, that would be interesting as they start crumbling around you….fail

        • its_forge

          You've never seen bonded concrete? It's pretty nifty.

      • LucretiusCarus

        Scarf vending machine = John's wet dream. Genius.

  • Baz

    Where's the error 37 poster for Diablo!

    • Bud

      Dude, lay off. They only had 15 years to get this game out. Of course there are going to be some bugs.

      • its_forge

        Pisses me right the fuck off, my dear old dad wanted to play but you have to be connected to a server even for single player mode and he's on a satellite hookup so slow he can't even play WoW on it.

  • michael

    FYI: 16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92618

    • Wandering_Chiver

      I was there last year to visit a friend and employee. I had to sign a nondisclosure agreement just to get in the gate. I was able to take pictures but not share them. I wonder who took these?

    • derp

      Thanks for the info 007, you really cracked that code…

    • this_guy

      holy shit i work right by there

  • RealZoo

    #11 Are they working or playing?

    • Goldmember

      Gold-farming…. o.0

      • Yeah no

        Hard to farm gold in Starcraft.

    • http://www.facebook.com/archier.spires Archie R Spires

      Yes.

    • Beavis

      It's a sweat shop!

    • http://twitter.com/laurentaryn @laurentaryn

      They could be testers/quality assurance people…

      • its_forge

        Willing to bet they're GMs.

    • Underbaker

      Your jealousy is unbecoming, you know you want that job.

  • g-man

    Meh, nothing impressive. Google is way better.

    • My Opinion

      totally agree

    • cels0_o
      • g-man

        About as impressive as Blizzard's : Not at all.

    • Travis

      Its still better than the place I work for… as well as a few million others I'd imagine. Dick.

    • FTFO

      Google office also in Irvine…Jamboree/Birch

  • asas

    How do you kill that which has no life ?

  • https://www.facebook.com/Gibblet Mos Eisley

    I find their lack of full sized Undead disturbing.

  • kng_nthn

    #13 Rock N Roll Racing! Fuck yeah!

    • RAGUS

      Dude, yes! Rock N Roll Racing was awesome, and is the ONLY reason I have an SNES emulator on my PC. You can find video of a supposed "remake" on youtube at

      but it's all Russian, so who knows…

      • sadman

        Also a good reason to run an SNES emulator on a PSP (so that you can access your backup of a game you own).

    • sm2535

      So glad I wasn't the only person that caught that. Loved that game growing up.

    • Canadian Chiver

      Why hasn't this been remade by Blizzard yet?! XBLA or FB game or SOMETHING!

  • ChodeLauncher

    Cool place, mediocre game designs

  • Hammslice

    Grandma's boy in real life.

    • Vent187

      Best movie of all time.

  • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

    #11. All that testing, you'd think they'd be able to resolve the major lags in D3.

    • asdasd

      because a bunch of QA guys in a LAN can test lag issues on global servers, right?

      • http://www.cupcakesbymartha.com MarthaJeane

        Global servers can be stress tested.

    • Mike

      Maybe if u get a better comp then that pos u have. U wouldnt have lag

  • RSG

    Really? It's been an hour and no one has bothered to note that "peek" is spelled wrong?

    • Mikey

      There's nothing good about who you are or what you do.

    • nick

      never cared about speliing on the internet.

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  • Mikey

    #7 Dwight Schrute!!!

  • xuocram

    #23 zero physical activity happens here

  • Manson

    #4 looks fun, like looking out a prison cell window at a naked cheerleader squad is fun. Only…less fun.

  • MattKL

    #26 Da passverd!

    • Shak

      Ken sent me

  • Guest88

    Too bad we can't look inside 38 Studio…too soon?

    • worm.molester

      lol

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