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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

Diablo 3 inviciwizard exploit fixed

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 24, 2012 6:00am PDT

A Diablo III hotfix has resolved the issue of invulnerable wizards, though it seems the bug may have been in the game for at least a month.

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"People only feel compelled to rush to a harder area because there is no good loot dropping where ..."

- c0ucheh see all 41 comments

German consumer advocacy group targeting Diablo 3

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2012 4:30pm PDT

The German consumer advocacy group the Federation of Consumer Organizations is requesting that Blizzard change its Diablo 3 packaging to reflect the persistent online requirement.

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"This proves you how the world reacts better than in US. I'am amazed so much action was taken, ..."

- RuskiSnajper see all 14 comments

Diablo 3 exploit creates invincible wizards

By Steve Watts, Jul 23, 2012 11:00am PDT

A new exploit found in Diablo 3 allows wizards to become invulnerable, at the cost of a few effects that are rendered useless.

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"I did not have the earlier hoaxes / exploits in mind when I posted, just the reaction I was ..."

- MamiyaOtaru see all 61 comments

Blizzard acknowledges Diablo 3 struggles, promises improvements

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 10:15am PDT

In a lengthy letter, Blizzard's Mike Morhaime acknowledges some criticism of Diablo 3, explains plans for the future, and defends the company's decision to use an always-online requirement.

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"Because D2 had years of patches and an expansion, where the expansion added really good items. ..."

- StealthHawk see all 63 comments

Diablo 3 gold finally available on real-money auction house

By John Keefer, Jul 13, 2012 10:30am PDT

Blizzard said that the gold commodity would be available on the real-money auction house soon. Turns out soon meant this week.

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"Wow, I was under the impression gold was already sell-able through the RMAH. I guess that was a ..."

- Saldrin see all 6 comments

Diablo 3 real-money auction house gets commodities

By John Keefer, Jul 11, 2012 9:30am PDT

The new 1.0.3b patch for Diablo III adds new commodities to the real-money auction house.

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"I worded my post really badly. I meant to say why did they bother making an RMAH at all, because ..."

- TheNiXXeD see all 30 comments

Editorial: Diablo 3's poorly planned end-game plays to addiction, not fun

By John Keefer, Jul 05, 2012 9:00am PDT

Blizzard is finally coming out and admitting something that Diablo III players realized some time ago: The end-game is "not long-term sustainable." It didn't have to be that way.

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"I agree there. Problem is all these wow annual pass freebie peeps think its supposed to be an ..."

- drac01 see all 373 comments

Blizzard denies rumors of Diablo 3 Linux bans

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2012 9:00am PDT

Some Linux users have been banned from Diablo 3 and claim they did nothing wrong, but Blizzard says that it has done extensive cheating to make sure only cheaters are slapped with bans.

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"I'm sure they'll still be able to play the single player game they purchased though, right? ..."

- Malaria-KS see all 16 comments

Drop rate of high-end Diablo 3 items increased

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2012 8:00am PDT

The recent 1.0.3a patch for Diablo III has lifted the unintentional restrictions placed on purchases of the digital version of the game.

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"Me too. I play almost exclusively Hardcore mode, so it's almost like a different game than what ..."

- Dr_Tran see all 130 comments

Blizzard clarifies stance on Diablo 3 digital purchases

By John Keefer, Jun 21, 2012 8:15pm PDT

Earlier today, Blizzard posted in its forums that players making a digital purchase of Diablo III would only open up the Starter Edition version of the game for the first 72 hours. No reason was given so we contacted Blizzard to find out why. Late this evening, they issued a...

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"Alot of this is principle based. I can't imagine going to buy some clothes and having to fill ..."

- Ducky_dky see all 27 comments

Diablo 3 digital purchase comes with 72-hour waiting period

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2012 11:30am PDT

Buying a new digital copy of Diablo 3 will now net you the "Starter Edition" for the first 72 hours, which restricts you to level 13 and ropes off features like the Auction Houses and Global Play.

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"Judging by game sales this time. I know this is anecdotal and I don't expect I speak for the ..."

- AhmNee see all 50 comments

Blizzard forced to offer Diablo 3 refunds in S. Korea

By John Keefer, Jun 21, 2012 7:30am PDT

Troubles with Diablo III in South Korea have forced Blizzard to go against policy and offer refunds to dissatisfied gamers after prodding from the Korean government.

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"You have no clue. Runewords were added by the expansion, which was a paid-for addon."

- Curike see all 150 comments