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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 offline while Blizzar...

 
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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. There are also some...

 
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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 primary bonus for...

 
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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 to the type of g...

 
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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 has used one...

 
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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. All of the li...

 
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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 Money Auction Hou...

 
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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 course, those famil...

 
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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 poor decision ...

 
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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 game and feature...

 
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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 involveme...

 
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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 the AH are becom...

 
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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 working on some...

 
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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 via patch 1.0....

 
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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 like it was someth...

 
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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 ever. So here we ...

 
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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 Joystiq. "Year-to-da...

 
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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 game is down; B...

 
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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 been listening...

 
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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 tool.Just log into...

 
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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 packaging be alte...

 
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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 characters perma...

 
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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" requirement, ...

 
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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 having to do w...

 
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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 slew of utter c...

 
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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 put in place t...

 
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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 Torchlight II and...

 
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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 review would be stu...

 
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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, Blizzard will...

 
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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. What that means (f...

 
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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 to the system,...

 
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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 watching you, ...

 
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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 terms of use how...

 
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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 every player i...

 
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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 have gone the re...

 
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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 is now live, a...

 
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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 controversial changes...

 
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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. Many millions ...

 
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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 stated in an of...

 
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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 house (that, a...

 
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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 the Monk has been...

 
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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 rune, a skill t...

 
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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 no characters ...

 
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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 grie...

 
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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 account was hijacked...

 
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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. The joke has go...

 
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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 game's release, an...

 
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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 over Diablo III'...

 
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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 looks like their...

 
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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 has done exactly ...

 

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