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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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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

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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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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Diablo III's new zones are a great reason to get back into the game

I still can't believe that Blizzard is updating Diablo III as often as they are, nearly four years later. I always enjoyed the game quite a bit, but it wasn't until they eliminated their Auction House and added Loot 2.0 that it got to ...   read

 
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Diablo III

New patch for Diablo III brings loads of new content

Still playing Diablo III? Yay! Brace yourself for a huge patch and an influx of brand new content. Patch 2.4 - which brings a new zone, Greyhollow Island, with entirely new enemies, as well as new dungeons, challenges, and an assload of new...   read

 
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Diablo III's massive 2.3.0 patch is live on current consoles and PC

Blizzard has dropped its 2.3.0 patch for Diablo III, which brings a number of enhancements to the current-gen and PC versions of the game. You'll find the new area the Ruins of Sescheron, new difficulty levels, ability and monster tweaks, ...   read

 
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Blizzard posts art director job for unannounced Diablo project

After the wild success of Reaper of Souls, it's a given that more Diablo III expansions are coming. To add fuel to the fire, Blizzard has posted a job opening for an art director, for an undiclosed Diablo-related project. Diablo h...   read

 
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Diablo III to celebrate third anniversary the only way it knows how: cows

Diablo III turns three years old today, and Blizzard is hosting an event to celebrate. PC, Xbox One, and PS4 players will be able to embark upon extra portal quests, which will grant you extra loot. It'll run until May 21. Unfortunatel...   read

 
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Diablo III's Big Head Mode is too cute

Season 3 in Diablo III is almost upon us, but before we delve into something that serious, let's pull back a bit and use the adorable as a palate cleanser. (Who would've ever thought that "adorable" would be an adjective used to descr...   read

 
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Sorry America and Europe, no Diablo III microtransactions for you

Blizzard has revealed that their upcoming 2.2.0 patch for Diablo III will include microtransactions. However there's a catch: It won't apply to the Americas or EU regions. So, I guess that leaves everyone else to milk that Diablo cow dry. H...   read

 
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Diablo III sold 20 million copies worldwide

Diablo III has been performing rather well for Activision Blizzard. Since it released in 2010, Diablo III has sold over 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms. That's combined with Reaper of Souls too. Activision also stated that...   read

 
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China can finally join the rest of the world in Diablo III

Chinese company Netease will complete its commitment to Blizzard by bringing Diablo III to China. While the release date has not been officially announced, this release will mark the last major Blizzard franchise to hit the Chinese market. ...   read

 
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Diablo III Auction House closing down on June 24 forever and ever, also forever

If you're using or have ever used the Diablo III Auction House, you might consider claiming your items and clearing out before it closes down for good on June 24. That's less than a week away, so better get cracking. Weirdly enough, in the ...   read

 
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Diablo III's higher Legendary drop rate is now permanent

For Diablo III's second anniversary, Blizzard introduced a temporary one-hundred percent boost to PC and Mac players' Legendary item drop rate. Which was great -- the buff, not the fact that it was for a limited time. From the sound of it, ...   read

 
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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PS4 sure looks like Diablo

Have you been playing Diablo III's Reaper of Souls expansion on PC for the last two months? If so, then you know exactly what it looks like, and there's probably nothing in this video for you. Go ahead and take this downtime to fold s...   read

 
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Diablo III

Blizzard enacts special anniversary bonus for Diablo III

Were you planning on playing Reaper of Souls this weekend? Well you might want to reconsider if it wasn't in the cards, because Blizzard has added a special buff for everyone that will be playing Diablo III in the next week. Starting t...   read

 
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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition coming to consoles on August 19

We've known for a while now that Diablo III would be sauntering to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at some point. Today, that timeframe becomes a whole lot more clear. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will be available at retailers on...   read

 
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I don't hate D3 anymore

How the 'new' Diablo III brought me back in

I never thought I would actually say this, but I am enjoying myself while playing Diablo III. Keep in mind this is without Reaper of Souls, and is entirely about the newest patch -- Loot 2.0. After spending countless hours playing Diablo ...   read

 
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Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition in the works for Xbox One

Blizzard hasn't announced Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One to accompany its PlayStation 4 release, but lead producer Alex Mayberry told Videogamer that it's in development. "I don't know where we are with Microsoft right now s...   read

 
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Closing up shop: Diablo III's Auction House is officially offline

Diablo III's Auction House has seen its last new listing. As of today, the controversial marketplace exists only as a place for players to finish up their current auctions before the tab disappears altogether. Players have until June 24 -- ...   read

 
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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 way or altogeth...   read

 
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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 contains a lot...   read

 
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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 for Hearthstone: ...   read

 
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Diablo III

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, Japanese game...   read

 
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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 progression, there was a...   read

 
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Diablo 2 offline mode

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 necessity of the onli...   read

 
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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 exclusive social featur...   read

 
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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 has had across ...   read

 
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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 Blizzard taking c...   read

 
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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 versions of the game,...   read

 
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Diablo III on consoles

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 understatement. But af...   read

 
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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 enchantment tool, an...   read

 
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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 attention of the Hea...   read

 
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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.   read

 
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Diablo III Xbox 360

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 for both versio...   read

 
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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 position has been ...   read

 
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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 sounds, in many ...   read

 
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Diablo III anniversary

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 points until M...   read

 
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Diablo

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 ultimately the co...   read

 
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Diablo III gold crisis

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. However, turmoil...   read

 
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Diablo III gold bug

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...   read

 
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Diablo III Patch 1.0.8

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...   read

 
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Diablo III

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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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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...   read

 
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Diablo III PAX

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...   read

 
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Diablo III PS3

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...   read

 
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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...   read

 

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