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Blizzard will be ceasing support for Windows XP and Vista this year

Windows XP was the defacto operating system for a very long time. I remember immediately upgrading in 2001 and not really thinking about changing until I eventually tried out Windows 7 in 2010. The removal of MS-DOS was pretty big, but the ...   read

 
 
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Diablo III just got PS4 Pro support with its anniversary patch

So the Diablo III anniversary patch hit all platforms yesterday, including consoles, and it brought the limited time Diablo I event into the fold. Yes you heard that right -- it's a limited time thing, and will happen every Januar...   read

 
 
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Diablo III Battle Chest and Ultimate Evil editions on sale for $20 at GameStop

Yes, Blizzard is still patching Diablo III. In a related move, GameStop has decided to discount Diablo III across all major platforms, bringing back the historic low price for the 2012 title (2014 for the PS4 and Xbox One). This is a g...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's Diablo tribute has a sneaky hidden bonus

As was foretold in prophecy, Diablo's minions have begun invading Blizzard's other games as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for Diablo. Hearthstone's event began earlier today, and it pits players against Diablo II's Dark Wanderer ...   read

 
 
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Diablo III anniversary patch that revisits the first game is out 'soon'

[Update: It's out!] Diablo just turned 20, and although we didn't really get a whole lot of fanfare out of BlizzCon outside of an event and a new class, the former is coming very soon as a result of the upcoming 2.4.3 patch. As previou...   read

 
 
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Diablo turns 20

Diablo released on December 31, 1996, meaning that today is the 20th anniversary of the game that wore out a million left mouse buttons. There will be events commemorating the release in all of Blizzard's games, and the developer also ...   read

 
 
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Diablo is invading Blizzard's other games

It's hard to believe, but the original Diablo came out 20 years ago on December 31. I remember thinking it was strange that such a huge game was coming out after Christmas, even then. My first time playing was at a friend's dorm room a...   read

 
 
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The Diablo Book of Tyrael and Cain are great companions for diehards

Diablo III might not have had the best storyline, even when it comes to dungeon crawlers, but there was a lot happening behind the scenes. There's a 20 year history there, and the narrative has been continuing on since 1996. If yo...   read

 
 
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Here's how to access the Diablo anniversary event in Diablo III

As you may have heard, Blizzard is re-creating the original Diablo in Diablo III as a once a year event going forward. Each January you'll be able to access the original dungeon with all four original bosses by way of an added que...   read

 
 
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Diablo III director: 'Creating a carbon copy of the D2 Necromancer would be cheating'

Just this weekend, I asked if a character and a special event were enough to carry Diablo III throughout 2017. You guys had an array of opinions, some positive ("good on Blizzard for supporting the game"), and some negative ("charging ...   read

 
 


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Blizzard has faithfully recreated the Necromancer in Diablo III, yet, is it enough?

After years of clamoring, the Diablo III community is finally getting its wish -- the Necromancer class, one of the most popular classes in Diablo II, is making its way into the game. No, it's not a Diablo II remaster or a Diablo IV an...   read

 
 
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The Necromancer will explode corpses in Diablo III next year

The pre-BlizzCon leak spoiled the surprise, but heck, there's no raining on this parade. Folks have demanded the Necromancer class for Diablo III and that's exactly what we're getting next year. He (and she!) will make it into the game in ...   read

 
 
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Blizzard's recreating the original Diablo in Diablo III

Diablo is one of Blizzard's oldest and most important properties. With Diablo III still going strong, the developer wants to pay proper tribute to where it all began in honor of the franchise's 20th anniversary. During the BlizzCon 201...   read

 
 
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New art for Overwatch's Sombra and Diablo's Necromancer appears ahead of BlizzCon

A pair of now-removed art pieces found on Blizzard's Gear site offer tantalizing clues about what the company might announce later this week at BlizzCon 2016. One is for Sombra, the long, long-awaited Overwatch character, and the other is f...   read

 
 
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Diablo III is getting three more difficulty levels

I remember the pain (read: amazingness) of Diablo III's Inferno mode, pre-nerf. Solo I managed to make it to the final boss of Act 2 before they nerfed it, but I did like the difficulty reworks in general. 2.4.2 looks to be more of the good...   read

 
 
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Blizzard job listing points to a new Diablo project heading into production

Blizzard's looking for someone who has the chops to "lead the Diablo series into the future." Whether that means a new main entry into the franchise or something more persistent, that's anyone's guess. But Blizzard has its ear to the ground...   read

 
 
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Diablo II turns 16 this week: Praise Baal runs

On June 29, 2000, Diablo II was released in the US, starting its reign of dungeon crawling terror that is still played to this day. Yep, this week the iconic title is 16 years old. Diablo II is the gift that keeps on giving. I remember play...   read

 
 
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Blizzard introduces new 'one-button' Authenticator

While two-factor methods of online security and authenticators do a decent job at protecting users, a lot of people find them cumbersome. So Blizzard has decided to push an update to their authenticator app, which doesn't require you to inp...   read

 
 
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Diablo 3 director leaves Blizzard after ten years

UPDATE: Jay Wilson's been in touch to clarify that the tweets about a "failed experiment" taken to refer to Diablo 3 are specifically about Diablo 3's Auction House. Apologies for the misunderstanding.  Original story is as follows. --...   read

 
 
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Diablo III's Season 6 kicks off this week

Blizzard did a damn fine job of porting Diablo III to consoles, but sadly, the "Season" system, arguably the best part of the game's long-term appeal, was not included. For those of you who do still play the PC version, you can enjoy S...   read

 
 
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This fan-made Diablo II project is housed entirely in StarCraft II

A fellow by the name of egodbout2 has taken it upon themselves to recreate Diablo II in the form of a project called "The Curse of Tristram." But it's not just any old fangame, it's actually a mod for StarCraft II. Impressive! Wha...   read

 
 
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Diablo III's Season 5 is ending soon

Many Diablo III players are getting an extended bit of fun out of the seasonal character system, which is currently running with Season 5 at the moment. For reference, this is a challenge of sorts where people level and power up charac...   read

 
 
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See the original eight-page pitch for Diablo

"We believe these expansion disks should be priced at around $4.95 with the hope that they would be placed near cash registers as point-of-purchase items. Players would buy these packs as an afterthought, or maybe in an attempt to collect t...   read

 
 
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Diablo pirate pays up in person 19 years later

In a much more tender (than poop-suicide) end to the Game Developers Conference, at today's post-mortem talk on the first Diablo, writer Shivam Bhatt stepped up during the Q&A session of the talk to apologize to Diablo creator David Bre...   read

 
 
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Diablo II, yes, II, just got a new patch

Man, that Diablo II case brings back memories. It was basically sold out everywhere in my local area (back when games actually...sold out!), and all of my friends had trouble finding it. Nowadays you can just buy everything digitally, ...   read

 
 



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