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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




8:30 AM on 06.13.2012

Diablo III real money auctions live, people spending $$$

Diablo III's real money auction house went live last night, and people are already proving that they have more money than sense. Within hours of it opening up, folks are gleefully pumping more of their own hard earned cash in...

Jim Sterling




9:15 AM on 06.12.2012

Blizzard gets serious, ready to ban Diablo III cheaters

Out of the blue, Blizzard decided to post a not-so-friendly reminder that Diablo III cheaters will be caught and banned, as the studio readies itself to purge the criminal element. That always-online requirement means they're...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 06.11.2012

Blizzard: You will need an authenticator to use the RMAH

Blizzard is gearing up for their final (well, hopefully final) launch of Diablo III's Real Money Auction House (RMAH), that utilizes real currency in exchange for sweet, sweet pixels. It seems as if Blizzard has updated the t...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 06.11.2012

Diablo III hotfix stops monsters getting tougher in co-op

Blizzard has made perhaps its most dramatic alteration yet to Diablo III -- reducing the difficulty spike that occurs whenever another player enters somebody's game. Previously, monsters would gain extra health and damage for...

Jim Sterling




3:30 PM on 05.31.2012

Mega64 suffers through the gamut of Diablo III errors

The extent of Blizzard's lack of bug-checking for Diablo III is unknowable. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. At least, that's what happened when the Mega64 crew sat down for a friendly co-op game. Oh, and I could h...

Tony Ponce




9:00 AM on 05.30.2012

Diablo III patch 1.0.2 now live

Diablo III was unplayable for most of yesterday due to a new update and the subsequent rush of players breaking the servers. As utterly ridiculous as such a concept continues to be, you might be interested to learn that 1.0.2...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 05.29.2012

Diablo III nerfs explained, stats shared

Blizzard has posted a new update on the Diablo III official site, sharing some interesting gameplay stats while explaining the current changes and plans for future updates. In particular, the publisher talked about the contro...

Jim Sterling




2:30 PM on 05.25.2012

The Question: Diablo III's Auction House, good or bad?

[Every Friday (or whenever), Destructoid will pose topical a question to the community. Answer it if you want!] So Diablo III has been out for the past week, accrued over six million sales, and generated a ton of controversy....

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 05.25.2012

Diablo III's Real Money Auction House delayed again

Blizzard has yet again delayed Diablo III's Real Money Auction House (RMAH). When the game launched, the expected release date was 5/22, then it was pushed to 5/29, and now Blizzard has no idea when it will truly be ready as ...

Chris Carter




3:00 PM on 05.24.2012

Review: Diablo III

It took almost eleven years after Lord of Destruction, but Diablo III finally released, and it was met with immediate controversy. Always-online requirements; a rough first couple of days for the servers; a real money auction...

Jonathan Ross




9:30 AM on 05.24.2012

Diablo III's class tweaks, bug fixes, and game changes

Blizzard has released a list of hotfixes, finally letting players know about all the quick changes it's made to the game recently. As suspected, the Demon Hunter and Wizard have had their most useful skills downgraded, and th...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 05.23.2012

Diablo III classes get nerfed and players get mad

Blizzard has implemented the first of some ongoing hotfixes to Diablo III, attempting to bring character classes into balance. The first publicized fix has been the reduction in effectiveness of the Monk's Boon of Protection ...

Jim Sterling




9:00 PM on 05.22.2012

What religions are allowed in Diablo III?

It seems that, in a world populated by very real angels and demons, association with religions revolving around such creatures is frowned upon in Diablo III's world of Sanctuary. When Jon Bloodspray alerted me on Twitter that...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 05.21.2012

Jimquisition: Whining About Diablo III

Are people whining about Diablo III? Throwing piddly little temper tantrums? Should they shut up, stop complaining, and be glad of getting a great game? Should gratitude, not contempt, be the order of the day? Are you entitled to your grievance, or are you just "acting" entitled? There's only one answer, and only one man to provide it. Jim Sterling, yet again, solves all.

Jim Sterling




3:30 PM on 05.21.2012

Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen

Diablo III has allegedly been hacked, with gold and items stolen from users. This is according to multiple reports around the Web from those claiming to be victims. One such victim is Eurogamer's Christian Donlan, whose accou...

Jim Sterling




11:00 PM on 05.17.2012

There is no Cow Level in Diablo III, but there is this...

I would have immediately forgotten that some people on the Internet weren't fond of Diablo III's art direction way back when, but then Blizzard turned the would-be drama into something that the rest of us could laugh about. ...

Jordan Devore




8:00 AM on 05.17.2012

Diablo III US servers offline, Blizzard sorry for launch

Following yet more server outages and latency issues, Blizzard has warned that Diablo III's US servers are scheduled to go offline today for maintenance. The company has admitted that it wasn't adequately prepared for the gam...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 05.16.2012

Metacritic user reviews tear Diablo III apart

Anybody attempting to play Diablo III last night may have been disappointed to learn that the servers were down for a spell, meaning that even those who wanted to play solo were unable to log in and play. As outrage abounds o...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 05.15.2012

Koreans already beat Diablo III

While many of you were staying up late, waiting for 12AM PDT last night, other gamers across the world were toiling away, hacking and slashing their way through Diablo III, as the servers were already up for Europe/Asia. It l...

Chris Carter




9:00 AM on 05.15.2012

Error 37, character creation problems hit Diablo III

Let's all try to act really surprised! Diablo III's always-online requirement has caused problems for a significant number of folk who bought the game today and tried to log in. The "Error 37" that Blizzard warned us about ha...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 05.09.2012

Exclusive: Meet Diablo III's sound team, samples included

Diablo III has easily been one of my most anticipated games of the past five years (c'mon, we all knew it would be coming someday), and now it's less than a week away. A lot has changed at Blizzard Entertainment since the rel...

Jayson Napolitano




10:30 AM on 05.08.2012

Diablo III users may suffer login delays due to DRM

Due to Blizzard needing to log players into their servers, users may experience delays when trying to play the game at launch. Early adopters may suffer timeout errors following waits of up to forty seconds. That'll be fun.&n...

Jim Sterling




9:00 PM on 05.01.2012

Diablo III's Auction House and regional play explained

With Diablo III only two weeks away, developer Blizzard has dropped some more info on two of the more controversial aspects of the game, namely the Auction House and Global Play. There's a detailed FAQ been released to give o...

Alasdair Duncan




2:00 PM on 04.30.2012

Soon: Diablo III TV spot reminds us that it's almost here

It's painful to think about all the times we thought we knew Diablo III's fabled release date only for it to not pan out. This television spot for the game means it really is going to come out. On May 15, no less -- a date t...

Jordan Devore




5:00 AM on 04.26.2012

Blizzard has only one launch event planned for Diablo III

And it can only be found in Blizzard's own backyard of Irvine, California. The Irvine Spectrum Mall's GameStop, to be more specific. Staff of the Diablo III development team and Blizzard Executives will be bringing along with...

Brett Zeidler




1:30 PM on 04.20.2012

Diablo III open beta weekend starts today

If you are a member of the unlucky masses to have never received a Diablo III beta key, then this is your lucky weekend. Blizzard is opening up the beta to the public for a short time. Everyone will get the chance t...

Joshua Derocher




8:18 AM on 03.15.2012

Diablo III dated for May 15

Blizzard has announced that the ridiculously anticipated Diablo III finally has a set-in-stone release date of May 15, 2012. That, dear friends, is the day you can get your clammy and desperate hands on the hack n' slash loot...

Jim Sterling




10:00 PM on 03.12.2012

Blizzard to keep Diablo III's PvP for post-launch patch

In a recent blog post, Blizzard revealed that Player vs. Player won't be available for Diablo III at release. It's being held back so that it can live up to internal standards and will be made playable by way of a post-launch...

Jordan Devore




3:30 PM on 02.25.2012

Come get your Diablo III beta key! (Update)

[Update: All the codes are gone!] Blizzard has given Destructoid 500 Diablo III beta keys and you can go claim one right here! Just register or login on our code redeeming page and then click the button to get your beta key. ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:15 PM on 02.09.2012

Blizzard Entertainment schedules Diablo III for Q2 2012

Blizzard has been avoiding the issue of setting a release date for Diablo III for months now, but we've finally received information that they do actually plan to release the thing at some point. And that point is somewhere b...

Conrad Zimmerman




9:00 PM on 01.19.2012

Diablo III is making some system changes

We all want Diablo III to be done, and we all want to be playing it right now. Blizzard wants it to be done too, but they are taking the time to make it a good game. Just when we thought everything was getting finished up, Bl...

Joshua Derocher




12:00 PM on 01.10.2012

Did Blizzard just confirm Diablo III on consoles?

If taken at face value, a casual Tweet from Blizzard community manager "Bashiok" has confirmed a Diablo III console release. Of course, the very casual nature of the confirmation makes it a little puzzling.  Bashiok was ...

Jim Sterling




10:50 PM on 01.07.2012

Diablo III appears to have a release date

It's not officially 100% confirmed, but this physical display at a Minnesota Best Buy seems like pretty solid evidence. According to a series of photos sent into Joystiq by one of their readers, Best Buy is advertising a midn...

Jonathan Ross




6:30 PM on 01.05.2012

Blizzard unveils Diablo 15th anniversary retrospective

With the third installment coming soon, it did surprise me to learn that the Diablo franchise is now 15 years old. Released at the tail end of 1996, Diablo popularized the action-RPG with its frantic mouse clicking action and...

Alasdair Duncan




9:15 PM on 12.10.2011

Diablo III intro cinematic is dramatic as hell

In conjunction with their being named "Gamer God," Blizzard unveiled the full, official intro cinematic for Diablo III. It's dark and full of lore. I've loved the beta, and this trailer has me pumped for the game's release early next year.  I know you're all excited, I won't even ask.

Liam Fisher




8:30 PM on 10.24.2011

Blizzard shows off the Diablo III Collector's Edition

As terrific as digital distribution can be, you can't help but miss the days when games -- particularly PC titles -- came in large boxes with novel-sized manuals. Those wanting a physical version of Diablo III can optionally ...

Jordan Devore




6:45 PM on 10.21.2011

Diablo III's Black Soulstone cinematic is pure eye candy

You have to hand it to Blizzard -- they sure know how to craft an eye-catching, interest-grabbing cinematic. This video comes by way of BlizzCon 2011, and has me all pumped up to ... click on a bunch of evil dudes until they...

Jordan Devore




1:50 PM on 10.21.2011

World of Warcraft annual subscribers get Diablo III FREE!

Blizzard has just announced that World of Warcraft subscribers will get a free copy of upcoming RPG Diablo III for free, with "no strings attached." The news was broken by Blizzard president Mike Morhaim at this year's B...

Jim Sterling




5:15 PM on 09.26.2011

Why Diablo III's Auction House could welcome disaster

Let me start off by saying that there are still a number of unknown factors when it comes to Diablo III. The items involved, the drop rates, and plenty of other elements make it difficult to pass judgment on what a real-curre...

Derek Hryniewicz




12:30 PM on 09.23.2011

Diablo III now set to release in early 2012

Looking forward to Diablo III this year? Have you always been so optimistic? Following the release of the game's beta, Blizzard has decided the long-craved roleplaying game won't be ready in 2011, and has confirmed an "early ...

Jim Sterling




6:00 PM on 09.22.2011

Blizzard: Diablo III with a gamepad 'feels even better'

Those of you who have knee-jerk reactions should look away now. Actually, the headline is only a tiny snippet of the story here. Diablo III's appearance on consoles has long been rumored and it looks like Blizzard has admitte...

Alasdair Duncan








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