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7:00 PM on 02.25.2014

Extensive Diablo III patch 2.0.1 goes live for PC today

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 ...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 01.20.2014

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

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...

Harry Monogenis




3:00 PM on 01.06.2014

Battle.net to disable add-on purchases by default

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...

Chris Carter




7:30 AM on 12.31.2013

Diablo III gets a PS3 demo in Japan

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...

Chris Carter




2:30 PM on 12.19.2013

Impressions: Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Beta

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...

Chris Carter




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




1:00 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




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




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




1:30 PM on 09.17.2013

Diablo III's auction houses are shutting down next year

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...

Jordan Devore




4:00 PM on 09.04.2013

Impressions: Diablo III (PS3, Xbox 360)

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...

Chris Carter




8:30 AM on 08.21.2013

Blizzard announces Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

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...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 07.31.2013

Blizzard hosting a press conference at gamescom

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:14 PM on 06.10.2013

Diablo III to have exclusive items on PS3

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.

Jim Sterling




8:15 AM on 06.06.2013

Diablo III confirmed for Xbox 360, ships September 3rd

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 ...

Chris Carter




8:30 PM on 06.05.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore




8:00 PM on 05.16.2013

Diablo III uses the PlayStation 4 touchpad for inventory

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...

Jordan Devore




1:30 PM on 05.16.2013

Diablo III celebrates its one-year anniversary

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...

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 05.13.2013

Diablo III auction houses return following gold exploit

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...

Jordan Devore




6:00 PM on 05.09.2013

Diablo III auction house exploiters are being 'audited'

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...

Patrick Hancock




2:00 PM on 05.08.2013

Diablo III auction houses taken offline due to gold bug

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...

Jordan Devore




7:30 AM on 05.08.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 04.29.2013

Diablo III PS3 pre-orders include an exclusive item

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...

Jordan Devore




2:15 PM on 04.03.2013

Blizzard's plan for improving Diablo III's multiplayer

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...

Jordan Devore




4:15 PM on 03.28.2013

Diablo III director says the Auction Houses 'really hurt'

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...

Patrick Hancock




12:00 PM on 03.24.2013

PAX: Diablo III on consoles 'was not compromised'

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...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 03.22.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter




2:45 PM on 03.22.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore




8:30 PM on 02.25.2013

Diablo III will have offline cooperative play for PS3 & 4

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...

Patrick Hancock




12:15 PM on 02.21.2013

First look at Diablo III running on PlayStation 3

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...

Jordan Devore




6:53 PM on 02.20.2013

Blizzard announces Diablo III on the PS3 and PS4

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...

Chris Carter




6:45 PM on 02.12.2013

Blizzard: The Diablo III Auction House poses problems

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...

Chris Carter




4:15 PM on 01.17.2013

Diablo III director moving on to new project at Blizzard

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 ...

Jordan Devore




10:00 PM on 01.14.2013

Blizzard talks about dueling in Diablo III patch 1.0.7

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...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 12.27.2012

Diablo III Team Deathmatch shelved, will be replaced

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...

Jordan Devore




10:30 AM on 12.11.2012

Diablo III is running on consoles, but still not official

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...

Chris Carter




7:30 PM on 11.07.2012

Diablo III expansion happening, says Blizzard

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...

Jordan Devore




12:30 PM on 08.21.2012

Massive patch 1.0.4 goes live for Diablo III today

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 ...

Jordan Devore




1:00 PM on 08.20.2012

Diablo III to go beyond level 60 with new Paragon System

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...

Jordan Devore




2:30 PM on 08.07.2012

Blizzard adds character profiles to Diablo III

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...

Chris Carter




11:30 AM on 07.24.2012

German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 07.23.2012

New Diablo III exploit allows invincible hardcore Wizards

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...

Jim Sterling




9:30 AM on 07.19.2012

Blizzard admits DRM element in Diablo III's online

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...

Jim Sterling




10:45 AM on 07.11.2012

Diablo III Patch 1.0.3b is now live

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...

Chris Carter




12:45 PM on 06.29.2012

Diablo III hotfix improves loot drops in Hell, Inferno

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 ...

Jim Sterling




8:30 PM on 06.28.2012

Blizzard removes unintended cap on new Diablo III players

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...

Jordan Devore




1:00 PM on 06.22.2012

Diablo III is blatantly better than Torchlight II

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...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 06.22.2012

Diablo III's new user restrictions further explained

Blizzard has clarified some details surrounding the "review process" that new players will have to undertake when purchasing a digital copy of Diablo III. It seems that the studio misspoke when it said that players under revi...

Jim Sterling




12:15 PM on 06.21.2012

New Diablo III players forced into 72-hour trial mode

[Update: Bear in mind this affects the DIGITAL version. If you buy boxed retail, you'll be a'ight in Blizzard's eyes. Not that it makes it better at all.] As part of its latest endeavors to combat thieves and cheats...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 06.20.2012

D3 Player earns world first Hardcore Inferno completion

It appears that after official confirmation from Blizzard community manager Bashiok, Canadian Diablo player Kripparian (with assistance from Krippi) is the first person to complete Inferno Mode on Hardcore in Diablo III. Wha...

Chris Carter








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