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How the 'new' Diablo III brought me back in


They successfully transformed my opinion of the game
Mar 30
 
I never thought I would actually say this, but I am enjoying myself while playing Diablo III. Keep in mind this is without Reaper of Souls, and is entirely about the newest patch -- Loot 2.0. After spending countless hours ...




Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in the works for Xbox One


But it's not necessarily going see a release
Mar 24
 
Blizzard hasn't announced Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One to accompany its PlayStation 4 release, but lead producer Alex Mayberry told Videogamer that it's in development. "I don't know where we are with Micros...




Closing up shop: Diablo III's Auction House is officially offline


Moving on
Mar 18
 
Diablo III's Auction House has seen its last new listing. As of today, the controversial marketplace exists only as a place for players to finish up their current auctions before the tab disappears altogether. Players have un...




Extensive Diablo III patch 2.0.1 goes live for PC today


Loot 2.0 and lots more
Feb 25
 
This may just be the time to give Diablo III another chance ahead of next month's Reaper of Souls expansion. Patch 2.0.1 hits the PC version today, and it's a huge one. Many core aspects of the game have been tweaked in some ...




You can download part of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls now


Plus an upcoming patch
Jan 20
 
Those of you playing Diablo III via either the Battle.net desktop client or the game's launcher may, from this week, notice a 6GB background download initiate. That's quite big, and for good reason, because that download...




Battle.net to disable add-on purchases by default


This change will apply to parental specific accounts
Jan 06
 
Starting this week, Blizzard is rolling out an account-wide change for everyone who has parental locks in place -- add-on purchases (read: microtransactions) will be disabled by default. This is most notably fo...




Diablo III gets a PS3 demo in Japan


It's a PS3 exclusive published by Square Enix over there
Dec 31
 
I thought the console version of Diablo III was quite good, and Square Enix thinks it's good enough to publish in Japan. The game will be a PS3 exclusive over there, and is set to launch on January 30th, 2014. Until then...




Impressions: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Beta


A marked improvement with a new Act
Dec 19
 
Despite the raging financial success of Diablo III, many fans were not impressed. Whether it was the decreased amount of high quality loot, the poorly-thought-out auction house, or the over-streamlining of character progressi...




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


Just what we wanted to hear!
Nov 14
 
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...




Blizzard brandishes first footage of Diablo III for PS4


Ultimate Evil Edition unveiled at BlizzCon 2013
Nov 09
 
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...




Diablo III sold 14 million copies across all platforms


Epic loot and rewards
Nov 07
 
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 ...




Diablo III console patch fixes a few issues


Currently live on PS3, still set for the 360
Oct 16
 
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...




Diablo III's auction houses are shutting down next year


And nothing of value was lost
Sep 17
 
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 versio...




Impressions: Diablo III (PS3, Xbox 360)


The version you always wanted
Sep 04
 
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 underst...




Blizzard announces Diablo III: Reaper of Souls


It comes with a new class: Crusader
Aug 21
 
Blizzard has just announced Reaper of Souls -- a brand new expansion for Diablo III. A few upfront gameplay tweaks and add-ons have been shown off, specifically a level cap increase to 70, "major" loot improvements, an encha...




Blizzard hosting a press conference at gamescom


Wonder what this could be
Jul 31
 
Blizzard is set to host a press conference at gamescom this year on August 21 at 11:30AM, and that's the only real specifics we were given. Blizzard did tease us by stating that this announcement is "sure to capture the atten...




Diablo III to have exclusive items on PS3


Cool?
Jun 10
 
Diablo III will have exclusive content when it comes to PS3 and PS4. Stuff from Uncharted and Journey, with more PlayStation items planned in the future.  And ... that's all that was said.




Diablo III confirmed for Xbox 360, ships September 3rd


Also, 'dat offline play and no Auction House
Jun 06
 
It appears as if the Xbox 360 will be joining the Diablo III loot-fest console party, as the game is now set for a September 3rd release date for both the 360 and PS3, priced at $59.99. Local and online play are re-confirmed ...




New Diablo III director looks ahead at the game's future


Blizzard exploring 'ways to reduce the impact of the Auction House'
Jun 05
 
At the start of this year, Diablo III director Jay Wilson announced his plan to move on from "one of the most challenging and rewarding periods of my life" to work on another project within Blizzard. A replacement for the pos...




Diablo III uses the PlayStation 4 touchpad for inventory


'Control is king,' says Blizzard
May 16
 
In this video, Blizzard describes the work that's been gone into tweaking Diablo III for console gamers. In a strange turn of events, I feel as if every new detail we hear about the reworked title for PlayStation 3 and PS4 s...




Diablo III celebrates its one-year anniversary


Magic Find and Experience are increased
May 16
 
Well, it's been a series of ups and downs (that could have all been avoided if the Auction House was taken down), but Diablo III is now one year old. To celebrate, Blizzard is adding 25 percent extra Magic Find and experience...




Diablo III auction houses return following gold exploit


Blizzard still hunting down the remaining gold
May 13
 
Rounding out coverage of the gold-duplicating bug found in Diablo III last week, Blizzard has taken the game's auction houses back online following a fix for the exploit. Some players called for a full server rollback, but ul...




Diablo III auction house exploiters are being 'audited'


Auction House to remain offline for at least another day
May 09
 
Let's take a quick jaunt through the recent timeline of this Diablo III "Gold-gate" crisis. First, patch 1.0.8 goes live, brought into the world as an innocent, doe-eyed update aimed at improving cooperative play. H...




Diablo III auction houses taken offline due to gold bug


That escalated quickly
May 08
 
Following the release of patch 1.0.8 for Diablo III, a bug that allowed players to duplicate gold through the auction house was discovered. And, naturally, some folks ran with the exploit. The auction houses were taken offlin...




Diablo III Patch 1.0.8 is now live, enhances co-op


More Magic and Gold find percentages for playing with others
May 08
 
As Blizzard outlined in the past, the new 1.0.8 update for Diablo III is multiplayer-centric, bringing enhancements like Magic and Gold find bonuses for having more players and notifications for Elite monster encounters. Ther...




Diablo III PS3 pre-orders include an exclusive item


An experience boost, you say?
Apr 29
 
Blizzard has opened up pre-orders for the PlayStation 3 version of Diablo III which is, rather strangely, starting to sound more and more like the Diablo I would've liked to have played nearly a year ago on PC and Mac. The pr...




Blizzard's plan for improving Diablo III's multiplayer


Matchmaking tags, player bonuses, identify all, and more
Apr 03
 
In a new blog post, Blizzard runs down a list of additions and tweaks to Diablo III's multiplayer that will roll out in patch 1.0.8. Running through the list, there's matchmaking tags which are intended to alert others t...




Diablo III director says the Auction Houses 'really hurt'


Yeah, no sh*t
Mar 28
 
At a GDC talk today, Jay Wilson, director behind Diablo III, mentioned that both of the Auction Houses "really hurt the games," reports Joystiq. According to Mr. Wilson, almost every single one of the players in Diablo III&nb...




PAX: Diablo III on consoles 'was not compromised'


Also, no Auction House or always-on DRM
Mar 24
 
As pretty much everyone knows by now, Diablo III is coming to the PS3 and PS4 -- so naturally, I had to get my hands on it at PAX East. As soon as I tried it on the PS3, I felt immediately comfortable...




Diablo III on consoles won't have Auction House, or DRM


But is it too late for Blizzard?
Mar 22
 
As someone who played a metric ton of Diablo III at launch, I made my way to the PAX booth pretty quickly to ask some questions about the console port. The first thing I wanted to find out is the existence of the Real Mo...




Here's what Diablo III on PS3 looks like in motion


It's still Diablo III
Mar 22
 
If you intend to play Diablo III for the first time on PlayStation 3, this new sizzle reel from Blizzard shows what to expect, and I really do mean that -- the video is unafraid of spoilers, including the final boss. Of cour...




Diablo III will have offline cooperative play for PS3 & 4


Well, crap
Feb 25
 
Diablo III requiring an always-online connection for PC is one of the worst design decisions in recent memory. Well, any single-player game that requires an always-online connection is asinine, really. It looks like that...




First look at Diablo III running on PlayStation 3


Diablo returns to PlayStation
Feb 21
 
Blizzard announcing Diablo III for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 was one of the true surprises of yesterday's event for the new console, I think we can agree. In a blog post, Blizzard says it "will be based on the core PC g...




Blizzard announces Diablo III on the PS3 and PS4


A "strategic partnership to take over the world"
Feb 20
 
Former professional wrestler Chris Metzen of Blizzard entertainment announced today that Sony and Blizzard have entered a "strategic partnership to take over the world."  While there's no mention of Pinky and the Brain's...




Blizzard: The Diablo III Auction House poses problems


Too late now!
Feb 12
 
Turns out all of the people who were up in arms about Diablo III's Auction House shenanigans get to say "I told you so" in some form today, as senior Diablo designer Andrew Chambers recently stated that some aspects of t...




Diablo III director moving on to new project at Blizzard


Hopefully one that's less stressful
Jan 17
 
After seven years of working on Diablo III, game director Jay Wilson has announced his decision to work elsewhere within Blizzard. In a forum post, he writes that "I've reached a point creatively where I'm looking forward to ...




Blizzard talks about dueling in Diablo III patch 1.0.7


Wants it 'to be as simple and straightforward as possible'
Jan 14
 
After recently announcing that Team Deathmatch would not be making the cut for Diablo III in its current form, Blizzard did mention that another aspect of player-versus-player, dueling, would move forward. Scheduled to arrive...




Diablo III Team Deathmatch shelved, will be replaced


Wasn't meeting quality expectations
Dec 27
 
It's taken a while for Blizzard to come out and say it, but here we go: Diablo III's Team Deatmatch will not be happening as originally intended. According to game director Jay Wilson, "... most of our testers didn't feel lik...




Diablo III is running on consoles, but still not official


Would you buy it?
Dec 11
 
I was always skeptical of the Diablo III console news. Something in me always knew that given Blizzard's history with consoles, it would take a long, long time for a Diablo III console project to see the light of day -- if ev...




Diablo III expansion happening, says Blizzard


10 million copies sold and counting
Nov 07
 
For all of the complaining, there sure were a lot of us that got Diablo III. Speaking to investors during Activision's earnings call, CEO Bobby Kotick remarked that the game has sold more than 10 million copies, reports Joyst...




Massive patch 1.0.4 goes live for Diablo III today


Aug 21
 
Having gotten all worked up over the new Paragon System for Diablo III yesterday, I'm pleasantly surprised to see that patch 1.0.4, which includes the new late-game leveling system, is going to roll out today. Currently, the ...




Diablo III to go beyond level 60 with new Paragon System


Aug 20
 
After reaching level 60, getting my ass kicked one too many times in Inferno, and ultimately finding the real-money auction house to be more effort than the payoffs were worth, I quit playing Diablo III. It seems Blizzard has...




Blizzard adds character profiles to Diablo III


Aug 07
 
Are you still playing Diablo III? I don't play it as much as I used to, but I log on from time to time. Thankfully, Blizzard is still at work bringing us updates, the latest of which is an online character profile too...




German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM


Jul 24
 
A German advocacy group, the Federation of Consumer Organisations, is threatening legal action against Activision-Blizzard over the "always-on" DRM requirements in Diablo III.  The group demands that Diablo III's pa...




New Diablo III exploit allows invincible hardcore Wizards


Jul 23
 
The latest Diablo III outrage has arrived, this time revolving around a new exploit that allows players to create invincible Wizards in Hardcore Mode. While chumps playing other classes have to worry about losing their charac...




Blizzard admits DRM element in Diablo III's online


Jul 19
 
Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime recently published a statement regarding Diablo III, addressing a number of concerns that have cropped up since launch. Interestingly, he acknowledged criticism surrounding its "always-online...




Diablo III Patch 1.0.3b is now live


Jul 11
 
Diablo III's patch 1.0.3b is here, and it's nothing to get excited about. Basically, the crux of the update is the ability to buy and sell gems, dyes, crafting materials, plans, and pages on the RMAH. It also fixes a few bugs...




Diablo III hotfix improves loot drops in Hell, Inferno


Jun 29
 
Blizzard has issued a new hotfix for Diablo III that improves the rate of high-end loot drops in the Hell and Inferno difficulty modes. Hopefully those instances spent fighting total asshole monsters won't be rewarded with a ...




Blizzard removes unintended cap on new Diablo III players


Jun 28
 
Purchasers of the digital version of Diablo III will now be able to progress past level 13 and the game's first Act, according to Blizzard. These restrictions were an "unintended consequence" of the studio's security measures...




Diablo III is blatantly better than Torchlight II


Jun 22
 
Diablo III launched a few scant months ago, but its PR snafus and controversial business decisions have soured a fair few players. Meanwhile, Runic Games has sat back and capitalized, as jilted dungeon crawlers look toward To...








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