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Diablo 3

4 years ago

Feature:

Have You Played… Diablo III?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game recommendations. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time. Diablo III [official site] is a game I'm accustomed to playing on console while curled up on the sofa with another player. We savour the hammy (and sometimes nonsensical) dialogue, take turns examining our inventories for legendary items or tweaking our character builds,…

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7 years ago

Schadenfriday: Diabl-NOOOOOOOOO!

Why, hello there! Diablo here. What? No. No, Diablo 3. Diablo 2 was my father. Those miserable fleshlings at Rock Paper Shotgun have asked me to cast my expert eye over you scumbags' failed attempts at murdering me IN MY OWN ****ING HOUSE. Why? The correct assumption I might rather enjoy witnessing hours upon hours of Hardcore adventuring going straight down the crapper. In exchange…

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Dialblo 3’s Witch Doctor Has Hell Toads

Were you looking the other way when the Diablo 3 open beta launched last weekend? I'm sorry. If reports are to be believed, the servers wobbled like a gyroscope at the end of a good spin, so you if you missed out you probably saved yourself from being teased by the title screen. There is some comfort to be had in the Witch Doctor overview…

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SimCity Always-On Clarified: Needs Internet For Launch

EA have issued a clarification to Gamespy that while you will have to have an internet connection to launch SimCity, it will not boot you off if your connection goes down. Which is to say, it's not as egregious as others' "always-on" DRM, but we maintain is still an unnecessary and game-crippling mistake, which we really hope they will reverse before release. That the game…

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Be Thrilled By Diablo 3’s Skillls

I must confess that I'm immune to whatever charms Blizzard's games possess. If I am a waterdrop then Blizzard are a water lily pad, scattering me across their surface - I just want to be absorbed by the gaming nymphaeaceae, but I can't. But while my fingers don't quite click with their games, my eyes do. So I got excited when they decided now was…

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You Will Die, Warn Diablo 3 Creators

In a somewhat fatalistic move, Blizzard has announced that you - you personally - will die. At some point, by accident or dreadful confluence of events, your body will cease to function, collapse, or possibly be run over by a train in a moment best described by taking a tube of toothpaste and squeezing it with the cap still on. Your friends and family will,…

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Blizzard Announces New Diablo 3 Slipping Date

Looking forward to hacking your way through the armies of Hell? Blizzivision (a subsidiary of Activard) has finally announced Diablo 3's final, definitely final, absolutely no-kidding final release date... ish. It's due to land in Q2 this year, unless they decide to rewrite the entire thing and turn it into one of those point and click adventures that are currently taking the world by storm.

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8 years ago

Feature: Why Blizzard Must Reconsider

How Diablo III’s DRM Will Affect You

Diablo III's 'always-on' DRM is obviously a matter of much controversy, albeit a more nuanced one than that of Ubisoft. Where Ubisoft implemented the grotesque system purely as a claimed measure to fight piracy, Blizzard's logic at least has some elements that offer benefits to the player. Battle.net, online ranking, drop-in-drop-out co-op, the auction house, and constant live monitoring of your progress, and monitoring to…

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Blizzard Will Release Two Games In 2012

Activision, despite closing down studios as fast as they can, are at least planning on releasing some games. 2012, they promise, will feature two Blizzard titles. That's if neither of them appear this year, anyway. Which they expect they won't. But they still might. But they probably won't. The two games in question most likely being the next portion of StarCraft II, Heart Of The…

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11 years ago

Diablo 3 At Blizzcon, Wizard Trailer

Ooh, excitement! I've posted Blizzard's splendid Wizard class trailer after the jump. Annoyingly, we weren't able to get out to Blizzcon, but plenty of our journalistic brethren were and Shacknews have come up with the Diablo 3 goods. There's some hands-on impressions here, and two length videos of the action from the newly-unveiled Wizard-class here. Blizzard's info page on the spell-chucker is here. My thoughts?…

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Blizzard: Filthy Teases

There's a large part of me that never wants to write or read anything along the lines of "Diablo 3 announcement coming?" ever again. However, we are approaching something of a critical mass, so one more time... The Blizzard Worldwide Invitational hits Paris at the weekend (I'll be there, trying not to stare at girls dressed as elves), and tradition dictates there'll be an unveiling…

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Diablo 3 Is Certain, Possibly, Or Not

Those vague rumours and wispy mistruths that spread across the internet every day... well, they're the great, aren't they? Today's whispered perhapsment: New Diablo 3 under development rumblings. The reason I like this rumour so much is because it's so impossibly vague, and yet here I am writing it to fan the flames. Why? Because I believe that once a consensus is reached it's very…

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Okay, Not Free Money After All

Fansite Diablo 3 has been bought by Blizzard: Well, there’s no point in beating around the bush any longer, so let’s get right down to it. A few months ago we were contacted by Blizzard in regards to the Diablo3.com domain name. While they appreciate all the work that’s been put into running this big Diablo fan community over the years, they still want the…

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Don’t Shoot Me, I’m Just The Gossip Messenger

Look, I don't know. I DON'T KNOW. This could all be a terrible trick, a plea for attention, and I'm very sorry for adding to the rumour mill. But... Fansite Blizzplanet links to a different fansite, Diablo3.com, which is currently hosting a rather noisy countdown timer. It currently reads 13 days. Until what? "until half the web links to Diablo3.com. But why???", it says. I'd…

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Diablo 3, Is That You?

The rumour mills are whirring again with thoughts of Diablo 3's imminent announcement. (The rumour mills, by the way, are still horrific Victorian dungeons, forcing children to work sixteen-hour days in horrendous conditions). Blizzard have a job advert up on their site that heavily hints that production might well be happening. "The team behind Diablo I and II is looking for a skilled lead 3D…

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