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Blizzard details 1.0.8 multiplayer improvements

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 03, 2013 11:00am PDT

Blizzard has gabbed before about focusing on Diablo 3's co-op experience in patch 1.0.8, but what does that actually mean? What's new? What about me? What about my needs? Thankfully, Blizzard's thinking of me, and has explained a lot of changes to make multiplayer friendlier...

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"it won't be fixed as long as the AH exists. for as many times as they've denied it, ..."

- Supine see all 26 comments

Diablo 3's auction houses 'really hurt the game,' former game director says

By John Keefer, Mar 29, 2013 5:00am PDT

Diablo 3's game director Jay Wilson admitted today that both the real money and gold-based auction houses have "really hurt the game," but Blizzard hopes to fix the problems it has caused in minimizing item values instead of shutting them down completely.

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"I said that (and thousands of others) like a year ago. Same goes for playing Diablo with a ..."

- mystifier see all 88 comments

Diablo 3 rollback tweaks target item duping

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 27, 2013 6:45am PDT

People have been awfully naughty abusing Diablo III's account rollback feature, which is only there to help people who've been hacked. First, Blizzard had to fix it to stop babies from resurrecting permadead Hardcore characters, and now it's making changes to stop charlatans...

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"Glad to see they recognize this problem, I was getting tired of people in the auction house. "

- chewy001 see all 6 comments

Diablo 3 PS3 preview: couch looting

By Steve Watts, Mar 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT

A hands-on preview of Diablo 3 running on a PlayStation 3, peppered with thoughts from senior level designer Matthew Berger.

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Diablo 3 trailer shows PlayStation 3 port in action

By John Keefer, Mar 22, 2013 1:30pm PDT

If the screenshots for Diablo 3 on PlayStation 3 weren't enough to sate your curiosity about how well the traditional PC franchise would transition to console, then you'll want to check out the new trailer showing actual gameplay and the all-new user interface in action.

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"Aye, long time D1/D2 Player and I haven't played it since early June 2012. Just isn't fun."

- Curike see all 11 comments

Diablo 3's next update to focus on co-op

By Steve Watts, Mar 08, 2013 11:30am PST

Diablo 3's senior technical game designer explains the focus of the upcoming 1.0.8 update, and how it aims to make co-op a more efficient way to play without going too far and making it feel required.

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"Every few weeks I check out the forums, hoping to hear something that'll brig me back..but no... ..."

- Yxalitis see all 14 comments

Diablo 3 item drops to be tweaked

By John Keefer, Mar 05, 2013 2:34pm PST

There is nothing more frustrating then getting a Legendary item to drop after a boss fight in Diablo 3, only to find that it is not as good as a Rare you have, or worse yet, a duplicate Legendary drop. Blizzard is looking at ways to fix that problem, as well as how to maximi...

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"How do you know if you're a Blizzard FanBoy? Dedicate 300 hours of your life to this terrible ..."

- rubencamacho78 see all 77 comments

Diablo 3 won't support PC-PlayStation play

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2013 6:00am PST

You had surely already guessed this, being a sensible person with even a smidgen of awareness of how the video games industry works, but now it's confirmed: the PS3 and PS4 editions of Diablo III will not have cross-platform play with the PC original. It won't support a keyb...

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"Really, D3 for console is no surprise in the least. What would totally blow my socks off would ..."

- asianwaste see all 60 comments

Diablo 3 screens for PS3 unveiled

By John Keefer, Feb 21, 2013 8:15am PST

Blizzard's surprise appearance at the Sony press conference last night revealed that Diablo 3 would be showing up on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, but no visuals were shown. Now, Blizzard has revealed three new images from the PS3 version.

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"Probably for a couple of reasons. First, the PS3 is actually available and in millions of living ..."

- David Craddock see all 109 comments

Diablo 3 coming to PS3, PS4 with four-player co-op

By John Keefer, Feb 20, 2013 5:15pm PST

Chris Metzen of Blizzard Entertainment was a surprise guest on the PlayStation 4 stage tonight, revealing a strategic partnership with Sony to bring Diablo 3 to the The PS3 and the new next-gen console.

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"What else is there? Torchlight 2? It might be fun, but it came out right at the height of my ..."

- valael see all 79 comments

Diablo 3 1.0.7 to stop faked hack reports to get Hardcore characters back

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 12, 2013 9:30am PST

The risk of permadeath is what makes Diablo III's Hardcore mode so thrilling, even knowing one single lag spike or server hiccup could spell your doom. Some babies, however, have been big babies and refused to accept this, rolling back their baby account to recover their bab...

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"I applaud you for trying to keep shack journalism real. Don't let the man keep you down."

- cerealSAM2 see all 22 comments

Diablo 3 director steps down, moving on to next Blizzard project

By John Keefer, Jan 17, 2013 2:00pm PST

It's been seven years of Hell for Diablo 3 Game Director Jay Wilson, and he has had enough. The designer has decided to step down from the position at Blizzard and move on to another project within the company.

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"The problem with D3 is that they tried to infuse to much story into it . Which isn't a bad ..."

- tossitupdude see all 28 comments

Diablo 3 duelling detailed in patch 1.0.7 overview

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 14, 2013 10:00am PST

That Becky Jenkins thinks she's so good at Diablo III, swanning about in her "vintage" set of Tal Rasha's Wrappings like she owns New Tristram. Oh, you'll show her. You'll show her good. Once Blizzard lets you. Though the action-RPG's PvP team deathmatch arenas are delayed i...

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Blizzard: Diablo 3 PvP 'falling short of expectations'

By John Keefer, Dec 27, 2012 11:10am PST

Only two months before the release of Diablo 3 in May, Blizzard unceremoniously cut the planned PvP Arena system from the game, promising a patch at some later date. Nine months later, it appears the Team Deathmatch planned is no closer to release.

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"Been a diablo fan since I was 12 years old when the first one came out. Honestly who the fuck ..."

- godm0de see all 82 comments

Diablo 3 to add in-game cheater reporting

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2012 9:30am PST

Blizzard plans to make cheating in Diablo 3 easier to report, with an in-game client reporting tool coming in a future update.

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"Should've been there from the start, but I guess its better late than never ; )"

- Elsaispo see all 3 comments