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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... ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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 ..."

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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."

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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

Diablo 3 'up and running' on console but still not officially happening

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 11, 2012 8:15am PST

Blizzard has spoken many times over the years about a console edition of Diablo 3 and publicly hired for such a project, but never confirmed it as an actual game we'll get to play one day. It does indeed have the action-RPG running on console now, it's confirmed, but even no...

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""I swear honey, i was up working late. My secretary? no no, she's just a friend....""

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Diablo 3 issues fresh bans for hacks

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 09, 2012 9:35am PST

Ne'er-do-wells, beware! Blizzard is still casting a watchful eye over Diablo 3 and has issue issued further rounds of bans for naughty hackers and cheats. Along with the usual bots and whatnot, naughtiness punished includes a hack which zoomed the game out further to attack ...

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"anyone about to be banned, plz give me all the legendaries/set pieces :( "

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Diablo 3 expansion planned, as game sells over 10 million

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 07, 2012 2:30pm PST

Diablo 3 is "the top-selling game overall" based on digital and retail sales in North America and Europe, Activision has proudly proclaimed.

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"there are still many objective elements of art, in all forms. Yes, personal taste ("stomach ..."

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Diablo 3 'Monster Power' fix cools down Inferno

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2012 3:30pm PDT

When Blizzard introduced the Monster Power setting to Diablo III last week in patch 1.0.5, it was hoping to make things a little more difficult for flashy heroes decked out in the finest gear seeking a challenge. Thanks to a bug, that went a little too far, and now Blizzard'...

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"No hate for Fire Chains? It's probably as bad as Arcane with other affixes like Jailer, ..."

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Diablo 3 patch 1.0.5 adds Infernal Machine, monster power update

By John Keefer, Oct 16, 2012 10:35am PDT

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.5 is out today, featuring a huge number of changes and additions, including Infernal Machine and Monster Power.

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"I've pumped too much money into WoW (RIP) to ever do it again... still looking forward to a ..."

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