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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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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 release of Diablo ...

 
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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.  "It's poss...

 
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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 out some more in...

 
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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 that's just with...

 
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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 them tons of g...

 
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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 to play it as mu...

 
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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 fest of your d...

 
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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 patch. "After ...

 
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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. It's that easy!...

 
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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 between the mont...

 
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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, Blizzard is makin...

 
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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 responding to a...

 
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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 midnight launch of ...

 
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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 the ever prese...

 
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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....

 
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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 go for the Coll...

 
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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 are dead. But ...

 
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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 Blizzcon.  ...

 
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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-currency Auction Hou...

 
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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 2012" date. Not...

 
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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 admitted to experiment...

 
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Diablo III closed beta is underway now!

If you're in the mood for early access to some of 2011's hottest games, then today's your lucky day; not only was the Battlefield 3 beta announced for September 29th, but Blizzard has revealed that the Diablo III closed beta is available, r...

 
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Blizzard teases Inferno mode for Diablo III

This bit of news from gamescom is sure to please the Diablo die-hards. Or not, since you guys can sometimes be a fickle bunch. Anyway, Diablo III is going to have Normal, Nightmare, and Hell difficulties, in addition to a new mode dubbed I...

 
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Blizzard 'serious' about bringing Diablo III to consoles

We've heard time and time again about Diablo III possibly coming to consoles due to job listings posted by Blizzard. Frankly, this story has gotten incredibly old, but we do finally have more to go on. At gamescom, lead designer Josh Mosque...

 
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Blizzard responds to Diablo III 'always online' complaint

When it was revealed that Diablo III would require a permanent connection to Battle.net, some people became furious. Blizzard has argued that there are valid gameplay reasons for the requirement, but to many PC gamers, it's yet more crappy ...

 
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Diablo III requires permanent online connection

As you may have read in our fine preview of Diablo III, Blizzard's next chapter in the revered dungeon-crawling series will require a persistent connection to Battle.net, even if one wants to play solo. Yep, it's everybody's favor...

 
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Blizzard is bringing real-money auctions to Diablo III

Probably the biggest and most unexpected news that came out of Blizzard's Diablo III press event last week was the announcement that players will be able to buy and sell items in-game for real currency. In addition to having a standard, gol...

 
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Preview: Diablo III beta

It's been about twenty years since the events of Diablo II. The destruction of the Worldstone reduced Mount Arreat to nothing more than a crater, but the world has, for the most part, seen peace. Tristram has been rebuilt and is now a succe...

 

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