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Blizzard Discusses Diablo 3 Console Port (Update: Director Jay Wilson Weighs In)

By Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 2:16pm PDT

Though Diablo 3 is currently only confirmed for the PC, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime has once again suggested that the long-awaited action-RPG...

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"What are you retarded? All you have to do is hook up to a computer monitor and sit at a desk. ..."

- UberKalden see all 55 comments

Diablo 3: The Wizard's Talent Trees Unveiled

By Nick Breckon and Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 1:25pm PDT

Continuing our ongoing coverage of BlizzCon, we have compiled a complete list of the Wizard class talent trees found in the playable demo of Diablo...

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"they better get the skill tree right because that was a major part of diablo2. "

- gyokuro see all 33 comments

BlizzCon StarCraft 2 Gameplay Movies Go Scouting

By Blake Ellison, Oct 10, 2008 12:59pm PDT

Two new videos showing StarCraft II have arrived from BlizzCon, currently in progress. Included is lots of new gameplay footage showing Zerg and Terran forces scouting one another before attacking. The second video features a larger battle between Proto

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"I'm sure that will change once the game comes out or you try it for the first time. It will have ..."

- nientiendo see all 13 comments

Diablo 3 Lead Designer Reveals Skill Rune System

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 12:43pm PDT

Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson revealed the Skill Rune system of skill modification during his talk at BlizzCon. Skill Runes are...

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"Diablo 3 is looking almost nothing like wow. WoW's glyph system lets you modify three abilities ..."

- Morden79 see all 35 comments

Retro Gaming Hits BlizzCon: Lost Vikings, Blackthorne, Diablo, Rock N' Roll Racing

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 12:32pm PDT

My jaw literally dropped in a moment of pure gaming geekiness as I spotted the retro gaming section of BlizzCon. Playable stations of past...

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"Blackthorne wasn't particularly well designed but dueling trolls with shotguns was pretty fun."

- dubiousbrick see all 13 comments

Latest Diablo 3 Video Shows Wizard Effects

By Blake Ellison, Oct 10, 2008 12:30pm PDT

Blizzard has opened up a page on the Diablo III website for the Wizard, the new player class announced this morning. Five videos show the class'...

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"I still think the greatest audio and visual spell effects ever were in Vagrant Story."

- Vincent Grayson see all 10 comments

BlizzCon Diablo 3 Trailer Features The Wizard

By Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 12:06pm PDT

Straight from BlizzCon, we now present you with the new Diablo 3 trailer that was shown moments ago during the BlizzCon opening ceremony. You can also download the original video

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"Yes it was great in Diablo I! I wonder if they're bringing Leoric back?"

- Omaha see all 16 comments

Warcraft Movie Not Expected in 2009, Still Needs 'A Lot of Work'

By Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 12:03pm PDT

Blizzard and Legendary Pictures' feature film adaptation of the Warcraft franchise isn't likely to arrive next year, as was once announced, though...

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"Oh wow. James Bond and basically all action films work like that. "

- Johnnsen see all 11 comments

Diablo 3 Wizard Class Video Released

By Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 11:26am PDT

Accompanying Blizzard's announcement of the Wizard class and our hands-on impressions of Diablo 3 is about five minutes of gameplay footage, which...

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"Maybe I've just been playing too much D2 with 40% Run/Walk boots and a few Run/Walk charms but ..."

- Odoyle see all 30 comments

StarCraft 2 Beta Access for BlizzCon Attendees

By Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 11:21am PDT

Those that attend this year's BlizzCon will receive a beta code for StarCraft 2, Blizzard president Mike Morhaime just announced during the...

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"well im not expecting much. Im just figuring that a few days after its out to blizzcon attendees ..."

- Finchypoo see all 14 comments

First Diablo 3 Hands-on Impressions: Hell Yeah

By Nick Breckon, Oct 10, 2008 11:05am PDT

Diablo III does look very different from Diablo II. It does. You notice when you're playing. Stylistically, graphically, much has changed....

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"lol. yeah, i had a friend who actually cought the items in the air!! i remember after every ..."

- Mandoca see all 19 comments

New Diablo 3 Class Revealed: The Wizard

By Chris Faylor, Oct 10, 2008 9:38am PDT

Update: For more on the Wizard, check out our hands-on impressions of Diablo 3 and the complete Wizard talent tree, direct from the BlizzCon 2008...

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"I think it is different which is nice but still maybe if they created a new barbarian like they ..."

- lazykid see all 121 comments

BlizzCon Eve: The Swag Bag, and Predictions

By Nick Breckon, Oct 09, 2008 11:31pm PDT

BlizzCon has a Christmastime quality to it. 15,000 children--and child-like adults--have journeyed to Anaheim this year, passing through streets...

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"I don't think a dual spec system necessarily means it will be free to switch. "

- ahk-med see all 10 comments

Diablo 3 Playable at BlizzCon

By Nick Breckon, Oct 09, 2008 11:15pm PDT

Blizzard's action RPG sequel Diablo III will be playable for the first time on the show floor of the company's BlizzCon 08 convention, according to...

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"Fortunately from them they sold out tickets within 10 minutes of putting them up on-line. So I ..."

- kpxkrnjc see all 17 comments

BlizzCon 2008 Announced

By Chris Faylor, May 12, 2008 9:12am PDT

Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo creator Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it will be holding its third-ever BlizzCon gathering at the...

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"go ahead and ask korea if blizzard doesn't know anything about game design. nuff said"

- senor135 see all 65 comments