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2:00 PM on 12.03.2013

Spelunky PS Vita discounted for European gamers

After the recent update for Spelunky on PlayStation Vita which added the terrific Daily Challenge mode and addressed a few issues like slowdown, I can wholeheartedly recommend double dipping with that version. Sony is current...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 11.20.2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls beta starting by end of year

Along with a small Friends and Family Beta, Blizzard have decided to invite 3,000 of the most active Diablo III players to check out Reaper of Souls. This Friends and Family Beta is happening now, and a closed beta should be ...

Joshua Derocher

10:30 AM on 11.14.2013

Blizzard: Diablo 2 shouldn't have had an offline mode

A large chunk of people are pretty upset that the PC version of Diablo III requires you to be online when you play, especially since the recent console port let's you play offline. Blizzard has been known to defend the necess...

Joshua Derocher

1:45 PM on 11.12.2013

BlizzCon's 2013 Cosplay is in as fine a form as ever

With the end of another major convention, comes the obligatory cosplay showcase video. In true fan form, the costumes continue to amaze. Cosplay stars Jessica Nigiri, Monika Lee, and Vanessa Vancleef also make an appearance....

Abel Girmay

1:00 PM on 11.09.2013

Blizzard brandishes first footage of Diablo III for PS4

The PlayStation 4 version of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is on display at BlizzCon in Anaheim this weekend. The console's Ultimate Evil Edition comes equipped with the forthcoming expansion along with some exclusiv...

Kyle MacGregor

11:00 PM on 11.07.2013

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls new features detailed

BlizzCon is this weekend in Los Angeles, and this brand new Diablo III: Reaper of Souls video leaked out ahead of the Blizzard convention. The new trailer shows off new game modes like Adventure mode, and the Nephalem Rifts ...

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3:30 PM on 11.07.2013

Diablo III sold 14 million copies across all platforms

Though Diablo III has had a few ups and downs, its publisher is now sitting pretty. During Activision's recent financial call to investors, Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime laid out the financial success that this action-RPG title ...

Alessandro Fillari

7:15 AM on 11.05.2013

Take a look at the denizens of Diablo III Reaper of Souls

Blizzard has given us our first look at the enemies of the Reaper of Souls expansion for Diablo III, and surprise -- they're evil looking. As you play through the expansion you may come across Death Maidens, Executioners, Exo...

Chris Carter

8:00 PM on 11.01.2013

Diablo book Stay Awhile and Listen now available

We had previously posted an excerpt from David L. Craddock's Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book 1 and it's now available for Kindle, iBooks, Nook, and Google Play....

Jordan Devore

11:00 AM on 10.25.2013

Blizzard details the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Mystic

Details have been scarce for Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion, but now Blizzard is starting to spill the beans, starting with the new Mystic character. Myriam Jahzia joins the ranks of the fight against the undead, and ...

Chris Carter

4:15 PM on 10.17.2013

Yep, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls is a lock for PS4

While the return of Blizzard All-Stars (now known as Heroes of the Storm) has me most anticipating BlizzCon 2013, there's another announcement today that can be considered good news. Blizzard has confirmed that the Reaper of ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 10.16.2013

Diablo III console patch fixes a few issues

Blizzard has dropped a patch for the PS3 version of Diablo III, and it fixes a number of bugs in the game, such as crashes that occur when quitting during a cutscene, or other multiplayer related glitches. It's nice to see Bl...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 09.26.2013

The origin of Diablo

Recently, I've been making my way through Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire - Book 1. Considering the game's humble beginnings at Condor, it blows my mind to think about...

Jordan Devore



Diablo III's auction houses are shutting down next year photo
Diablo III's auction houses are shutting down next year
by Jordan Devore

The real-money and gold auction houses will be removed from Diablo III on March 18, 2014. Even though Blizzard has come out publicly to disparage the auction houses in the past and flat out skipped them for the console versions of the game, it's still something of a shock to the system to see them go away. Good riddance.

"When we initially designed and implemented the auction houses, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades," writes Blizzard. "But as we've mentioned on different occasions, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot."

The developer has been slowly but surely improving most of the faults with the core experience since it first released last year. This was one of the biggest remaining issues that needed to be addressed, especially with the Reaper of Souls expansion on the way. Specifics on how the auction houses will be phased out will be shared at a later date.

Diablo III Auction House Update [Blizzard -- Thanks, DeaviL]

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9:30 PM on 09.06.2013

MGS V's New Mechanics, PS4's VR, & Xbox's Release Date

Hey gang! Here's today's very somber Destructoid Show. A serious one. With no jokes. (I'm just kidding, there are jokes.) The Xbox One finally has a release date, but don't worry, because the Xbox 360 still has a few more ye...

Max Scoville



Impressions: Diablo III (PS3, Xbox 360) photo
Impressions: Diablo III (PS3, Xbox 360)
by Chris Carter

The thought of the Diablo franchise coming to consoles yet again was something I found hard to believe. I had a front-row seat to the launch of the original Diablo on the PlayStation, and to say it was a letdown is an understatement.

But after I had gotten in some quality time with Diablo III, I actually had faith that the pared-down mechanics could actually work outside of the PC platform -- the question is, would I actually play it all over again on a controller. In fact, when it came time to actually sit down and play the console game last week, I thought I had enough of Diablo III with a few hundred hours poured into the original PC release.

Before I knew it though, I had nearly beaten the game twice over on consoles in a single afternoon.

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