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Diablo 3 tests doubling Legendary drop rates

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 28, 2012 6:45am PDT

Blizzard recently revamped Legendary items in Diablo 3, but that doesn't do too much good if they're still super-hard to find. So, as part of the ongoing public beta testing of patch 1.0.5, Blizzard is now experimenting with doubling the drop rates of Legendary and Set items...

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"I like that idea a lot. Why do we have to keep switching out? If we like something and what it ..."

- Draingored see all 113 comments

Diablo 3 1.0.5 patch notes up for public test realm

By John Keefer, Sep 21, 2012 3:30pm PDT

We knew some of the changes planned for the upcoming 1.0.5 patch for Diablo 3, including modifications to crowd control and a new Infernal Machine event, but Blizzard has now unveiled the full list of proposed changes now on the public test realm.

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"The last time patch notes were released, the patch was live the following maintenance day"

- Entity see all 13 comments

Voice actors share Diablo 3 stories

By John Keefer, Sep 13, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Blizzard gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Diablo 3 by chatting with the voice actors who portrayed Tyrael, Azmodan and Covetous Shen. And yes, James Hong played Covetous.

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"Did the guy who voiced the Templar play the engineer on Enterprise? If not - it sounds just ..."

- flagg209 see all 12 comments

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.5 to add Infernal Machine

By John Keefer, Sep 13, 2012 10:45am PDT

The new 1.0.5 patch for Diablo 3 is still a few weeks away, but Blizzard is already offering a sneak peek at some of the incoming changes including a few features that will bring back memories of Diablo 2.

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"You're rounding too. Who's to say that your rounding is acceptable and mine isn't? Why don't we ..."

- mindmann see all 44 comments

Upcoming Diablo 3 patch to modify crowd control

By John Keefer, Sep 06, 2012 9:15am PDT

Apparently Diablo III director Jay Wilson didn't like the crowd control was working on his Barbarian at higher levels, so the upcoming 1.0.5 patch will change the way CC is handled in the game.

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"most of us quit playing the stupid game anyway. its a shit shell of a game compared to D2."

- rtrson see all 48 comments

Author: Diablo 2 Hardcore mode almost made it into first game

By John Keefer, Sep 03, 2012 10:30am PDT

Author David Craddock has been working on a book about Blizzard Entertainment since mid-2008. Entitled Stay Awhile and Listen, the unauthorized book talks to nearly 80 former employees, including those who used to work at Blizzard, Condor (later Blizzard North), and Silicon ...

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""Few people know that the concept for Diablo was not formulated by Blizzard, but by Condor ..."

- warchild949 see all 59 comments

Diablo 3 director apologizes for Facebook remark

By Steve Watts, Aug 23, 2012 8:20am PDT

Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson has issued a public apology for his remark about former Blizzard member Dave Brevik, after Brevik's comments about the game led to some team members insulting him.

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"online requirement, valor buff, paragon levels, auction house, yes the people involved really do ..."

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Diablo 3 1.0.4 changelog hits as patch rolls out

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 21, 2012 6:00am PDT

While you twiddle your thumbs waiting for Diablo III to come back online after patch 1.0.4 rolls out, which is expected to happen around 1pm Pacific, why not have a gander at the full changelog? While earlier patches mostly brought small tweaks and changes,

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"I beat it on normal and nightmare on two classes, and haven't played it since. Feels pretty ..."

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Diablo 3 to add 100 'Paragon' levels in patch 1.04

By Steve Watts, Aug 20, 2012 2:00pm PDT

Blizzard has outlined the new Paragon system coming in Diablo 3's version 1.0.4 patch, which is targeted at giving better late-game progression and fixing frustrations with the Magic Find gear.

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"unless this next patch adds offline single player then people like me could care less, i dont ..."

- bloodreviara see all 55 comments

Diablo 3 Barbarian & Legendary revamps detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 15, 2012 12:30pm PDT

As Blizzard prepares to deliver hearty Diablo III updates in patch 1.0.4, the developer's sharing more on exactly what it's planning. This week it's issued dev blog-a-blogs detailing the overhaul of Legendary items, making them far cooler and more useful, and its revamp of B...

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"They should have made the legendaries like that far earlier, but still better this way than "no ..."

- Jermu_H see all 8 comments

Diablo 3 Starter Edition no longer needs guest pass

By John Keefer, Aug 14, 2012 4:00pm PDT

If you've wanted to try Diablo 3's Starter Edition, but never had a friend who could send you a guest pass code, you can finally give the game a try. Blizzard announced today that anyone with a Battle.net account can now try the game.

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"I put far too much time into it, but there were times when I had a lot of fun. It was mostly in ..."

- FlatlineDixay see all 15 comments

Diablo 3 gets dynamic character profiles

By Steve Watts, Aug 06, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Character profiles have been added to Diablo 3's community site, letting you check stats, track your progress, or compare builds.

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"NO kidding, what ever happened to features that they claimed were going to be out near release, ..."

- TheEmissary see all 7 comments

Diablo 3 hotfix targets rubberbanding

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 06, 2012 6:45am PDT

Diablo III's first hotfix of the month popped out on Friday, aiming at patching up 'rubberbanding' so you shouldn't see your Killy Man jerking back and forth in the throes of lag as much anymore.

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"I'm pretty sure it's not just him. Forums everywhere are toxic at just the mention of D3, with ..."

- capt tripps see all 23 comments

Activision credits Skylanders, Diablo 3 for Q2 success

By Steve Watts, Aug 02, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Activision released its Q2 2012 results today, boasting $1.05 billion in non-GAAP revenue. It credited the long-term success of Skylanders, and the launch of Diablo 3, among its successes.

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"now if they could just fix the D3 endgame, I've played 200+ hours and can tell you every reason ..."

- MikkleThePickle see all 10 comments

Analyst: StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm likely delayed to 2013

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 9:30am PDT

In preparation for Activision Blizzard's Q1 earnings report on Thursday, Cowan & Company analyst Doug Creutz expects Blizzard may delay StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to 2013.

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"SC2 Heart of the Swarm! Anyone else worried this is going to be no better than Wings of ..."

- abrasion see all 17 comments