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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...




Diablo III's new user restrictions further explained


Jun 22
 
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...




New Diablo III players forced into 72-hour trial mode


Jun 21
 
[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...




D3 Player earns world first Hardcore Inferno completion


Jun 20
 
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...




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


Jun 13
 
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...




Blizzard gets serious, ready to ban Diablo III cheaters


Jun 12
 
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...




Blizzard: You will need an authenticator to use the RMAH


Jun 11
 
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...




Diablo III hotfix stops monsters getting tougher in co-op


Jun 11
 
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...




Mega64 suffers through the gamut of Diablo III errors


May 31
 
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...




Diablo III patch 1.0.2 now live


May 30
 
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...




Diablo III nerfs explained, stats shared


May 29
 
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...




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


May 25
 
[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....




Diablo III's Real Money Auction House delayed again


May 25
 
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 ...




Review: Diablo III


May 24
 
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...




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


May 24
 
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...




Diablo III classes get nerfed and players get mad


May 23
 
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 ...




What religions are allowed in Diablo III?


May 22
 
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...




Jimquisition: Whining About Diablo III


May 21
 
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.




Diablo III allegedly hacked as gold and items get stolen


May 21
 
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...




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


May 17
 
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. ...




Diablo III US servers offline, Blizzard sorry for launch


May 17
 
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...




Metacritic user reviews tear Diablo III apart


May 16
 
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...




Koreans already beat Diablo III


May 15
 
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...




Error 37, character creation problems hit Diablo III


May 15
 
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...




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


May 09
 
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...




Diablo III users may suffer login delays due to DRM


May 08
 
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...




Diablo III's Auction House and regional play explained


May 01
 
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...




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


Apr 30
 
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...




Blizzard has only one launch event planned for Diablo III


Apr 26
 
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...




Diablo III open beta weekend starts today


Apr 20
 
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...




Diablo III dated for May 15


Mar 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...




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


Mar 12
 
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...




Come get your Diablo III beta key! (Update)


Feb 25
 
[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. ...




Blizzard Entertainment schedules Diablo III for Q2 2012


Feb 09
 
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...




Diablo III is making some system changes


Jan 19
 
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...




Did Blizzard just confirm Diablo III on consoles?


Jan 10
 
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 ...




Diablo III appears to have a release date


Jan 07
 
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...




Blizzard unveils Diablo 15th anniversary retrospective


Jan 05
 
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...




Diablo III intro cinematic is dramatic as hell


Dec 10
 
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.




Blizzard shows off the Diablo III Collector's Edition


Oct 24
 
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 ...




Diablo III's Black Soulstone cinematic is pure eye candy


Oct 21
 
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...








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