Diablo Series News


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...


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

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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.


"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.


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

- Curike see all 150 comments

Duo complete world-first hardcore Diablo 3 Inferno run

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2012 10:00am PDT

A Barbarian and a Wizard combined for four complete runs through Diablo III without dying to earn the world first complete hardcore Inferno run.


"actually I'm pretty sure both Krippi and Kripp played Hardcore ladder on Diablo 2, "back in the ..."

- Izakhar see all 34 comments

Diablo 3 updates with large 1.0.3 patch

By Steve Watts, Jun 19, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3 has launched, packing a slew of class balance changes, monster damage adjustments, and a large crafting cost reduction.


"I noticed a massive reduction of playability. Something with the graphics changed and now the ..."

- Oninusar see all 21 comments

Diablo 3 diary: Auction house frustrations

By John Keefer, Jun 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT

A bidding feature in the Diablo III auction house allows players to place bids and walk away. And while I understand it, it's frustrating as hell.


"This is how eBay works, too. It's a very good idea for online auctions to prevent people with ..."

- danielbrauer see all 29 comments

Blizzard limits creation of Diablo 3 games

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2012 7:00am PDT

While everyone was having fun testing out the new real-money auction house in Diablo III, Blizzard has added a limit to the number of games players can create within a certain time frame.


"Want to "eliminate strain on servers?" Make it so people who just want to play a single player ..."

- egmccann see all 57 comments

Shack PSA: Diablo 3 real money auction house live

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 12, 2012 3:05pm PDT

Diablo 3's real-money auction house is now live for players in the Americas. The long-awaited system will allow Diablo fanatics to buy, sell, and trade rare loot from the game with real US dollars.


""Part of it"? Haven't they said many many times in the past that an authenticator is required ..."

- mindmann see all 43 comments

Blizzard starts Diablo 3 bans for hacking, botting

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2012 11:30am PDT

Blizzard has suspended or banned thousands of Diablo III accounts associated with hacking or botting. Earlier in the day, a post on the game's official site reemphasized the company's stance on cheating.


"why? online only games have existed for some time now. are you dense?"

- the city see all 101 comments

Diablo 3 real-money auction house to require authenticator

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 11, 2012 6:00am PDT

Having your Diablo III account hacked and plundered already sucks, but it'd be far worse if you'd paid money for that gear. So Blizzard will require that players use a Battle.net Authenticator for the real-money auction house.


"Can anyone answer me, don't Blizzard have any "White Knight" hackers? Haven't they tried to ..."

- aoleon see all 118 comments

Blizzard discusses Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3 changes

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 06, 2012 12:20pm PDT

Yes, yes, E3, great, lovely, trailers and screenshots, wonderful, but what about video games we can actually play? Well, you can't play it quite yet, but Blizzard has shared thoughts on the changes coming to Diablo III in patch 1.0.3


"*reads patch notes* I like the AH-thingies: - Damaged items can now be sold on the auction ..."

- aoleon see all 4 comments

Blizzard's Korean office raided over Diablo 3 complaints

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 8:15am PDT

Despite a rocky Diablo III launch, Blizzard has been gradually making the game experience more enjoyable for its players. But it appears some players in South Korea are not so easily appeased.


"Apparently, you didn't hear the loud cries of frustration this morning when all the HC ..."

- mobab see all 192 comments

Diablo 3 tweaking Inferno, crafting, Legendary items

By Alice O'Connor, May 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

Having poked idly at Diablo III's balance with a stick in hotfixes, Blizzard has started revealing its plans for future balance updates. In the near future, expect changes to damage spikes in Inferno difficulty, crafting, Legendary items, and more.


"I knew this game would be a shitstorm of confusion for the first six months, with whiny players ..."

- aoleon see all 12 comments

Diablo 3 patch coming next week

By John Keefer, May 25, 2012 8:15am PDT

Blizzard continues to try to address fan backlash from the troublesome Diablo III launch, announcing a new patch coming next week to fix more issues in the game.


"I'm half expecting this to be aimed squarely at the BDF because his review and other comments ..."

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Diablo 3 hotfixes finally detailed

By John Keefer, May 24, 2012 9:30am PDT

Fans have been complaining about unannounced Diablo III fixes for the last few days. Now, you can consider those fixes announced.


"hey I still have some FG, should use it for D3 stuff if they are still using it"

- JohnathanDoe see all 56 comments