Diablo Series News


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 ...


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

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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.


"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,


"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.


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

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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...


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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