Diablo 3 PC on sale for $20; Crusader shown off

Diablo III may not have been quite what everyone wanted at launch, but after two years of patching, including a big revamp of loot recently, it's in pretty decent shape all right. With the expansion Reaper of Souls launching in a few weeks, now's probably the best time to buy the click 'em up yet, especially as Blizzard is selling it at half-price for a while, down to $19.95.

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Diablo III may not have been quite what everyone wanted at launch, but after two years of patching, including a big revamp of loot recently, it's in pretty decent shape all right. With the expansion Reaper of Souls launching in a few weeks, now's probably the best time yet to buy the click 'em up, especially as Blizzard is selling it at half-price for a while, down to $19.95.

For those already in on the monster-clicking fun, Blizzard has also released a trailer delving into the backstory and abilities of the expansion's new Paladin-y class, the Crusader.

That's what you'll pay for the downloadable PC and Mac version in Blizzard's Battle.net shop.

The special price will be on offer until 11:59pm Pacific on March 23, Blizzard says. Reaper of Souls is due to launch on March 25. Look, see, here, meet its Crusader:

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    March 12, 2014 10:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Diablo 3 PC on sale for $20; Crusader shown off.

    Diablo III may not have been quite what everyone wanted at launch, but after two years of patching, including a big revamp of loot recently, it's in pretty decent shape all right. With the expansion Reaper of Souls launching in a few weeks, now's probably the best time to buy the click 'em up yet, especially as Blizzard is selling it at half-price for a while, down to $19.95.

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      March 12, 2014 11:15 AM

      As a cheap man I can never pass up a sale.

      But I wouldn't play this slimy bullshit even if it was free. The first major discount comes right with the expansion. Acti-Lizzard you may suck my toe(s).

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      March 12, 2014 11:17 AM

      I am soooooo excited for the expansion. :D Can't wait to jack dudes up with my sweet energy horse.

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      March 12, 2014 11:20 AM

      A sale on the console version might grab me, the pc version sucks monkey balls

      That's right, the pc version was so bad I'd rather play it on my couch with a controller.

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        March 12, 2014 11:54 AM

        Console is on sale...for $40. Close enough?

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        March 12, 2014 11:56 AM

        How is it bad...?

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          March 12, 2014 12:05 PM

          online only single player game. Latency in a single player game? For real.

          Plus the servers drop you sometimes (usually right towards the end of boss fights), and if your internet is down you can't play your single player game.

          The graphics aren't very good anyway, so you might as well play it on a console

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            March 12, 2014 12:06 PM

            Never had any of these issues. Tuesday maintenance sucks though.

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              March 12, 2014 3:38 PM

              Tuesday maintenance sucks hard in Australia (and most of Asia) as it means I just can't play on Tuesday nights.

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            March 12, 2014 12:11 PM

            hey guess what, it's not a single player game.

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              March 12, 2014 12:16 PM

              If I can play it by my self, it's a single player game. And since I can, it is.

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                March 12, 2014 12:21 PM

                quite literally no one in the world plays diablo 3 by themself. plus you could do the same in an MMO.

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                  March 12, 2014 12:26 PM

                  A. I play D3 by myself as much as I play any game on steam. Having chat available in game does not make it an MP game. And no, you cannot play an MMO by yourself (unless you quest around Silvermoon). There are people in the game with you. You can ignore them, but they are there. Even in a game like Guild Wars, where everything outside the cities is instanced, you are surrounded by other players in the cities.

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              March 12, 2014 12:34 PM

              All Diablo games were always best in single player for me. MP completely breaks the pacing and immersion for me, I don't like it at all. And console versions can be played offline, meaning - they are single player games too.

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              March 12, 2014 2:36 PM

              It kind of is.

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        March 12, 2014 12:19 PM

        apparently they just fixed it.

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      March 12, 2014 11:25 AM

      3 words

      Path. Of. Exile.

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        March 12, 2014 12:16 PM

        ok - 3 words. Please. Go. Away.

        some of us are really enjoying D3 Loot2. And it's polish makes it far better than some free game being funded by hats. sorry - costumes.

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        March 12, 2014 12:18 PM

        What about it?

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        March 12, 2014 12:19 PM

        I have both installed..is that even ALLOWED?!

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        March 12, 2014 12:30 PM

        Tried it, didn't like it. D3 is much better in my opinion

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        March 12, 2014 12:36 PM

        I enjoy both! Oh my I'm a heathen!

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        March 12, 2014 12:37 PM

        Awful. Fucking. Game.

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        March 12, 2014 12:42 PM

        One word. Meh.

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        March 12, 2014 2:38 PM

        I think PoE is better too, but son you just done stuck your pecker into the bee hive.

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        March 12, 2014 3:43 PM

        piece of excrement

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        March 12, 2014 4:38 PM

        In my opinion, PoE is a modern implementation of Diablo 2 and so if you crave that it's worth a look. I played and enjoyed both games for different reasons. PoE is rather hardcore in that you have to know what you're doing so as to not mess up your character. That can either be rewarding or frustrating depending on the player. PoE also gets off to a pretty slow start, especially compared with Diablo 3.

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        March 12, 2014 5:28 PM

        some people really like PoE. some really dislike PoE. nobody is wrong. just no way to know without trying it out.

    • Ziz
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      March 12, 2014 12:31 PM

      Oh I was hoping Reaper of Souls was on sale too.

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      March 12, 2014 2:15 PM

      I have all Diablo games in hard copy form. I want (when/if i get it) D3 in hard copy form too, but Amazon.com says it will take 2-4 weeks just to get it and my local Fry's doesn't have it at all (they match prices). Probably just wait until the XP comes out and grab the combo pack when it's made. /meh

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        March 12, 2014 2:44 PM

        Does that really matter in these days of digital? The disc is pretty useless as the content on it is super outdated after all the updates and changes, it's all tied to your bnet account anyway.

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        March 12, 2014 3:02 PM

        Target stores have it for $19.99. I picked up a copy this afternoon. Hopefully servers are not malfunctioning.

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          March 15, 2014 6:09 PM

          Awesome! Thanks for the heads up. Scored my copy at Target for $20. Thanks again! ;)

      • Zek
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        March 12, 2014 4:49 PM

        Just quit struggling and submit to the digital age

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      March 12, 2014 3:11 PM

      WTF I bought this for $40 like two days ago. Time for a ticket!

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        March 12, 2014 3:34 PM

        Did not even notice that this was for D3 and not RoS. Woops!

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        March 12, 2014 3:42 PM

        Where did you get ros for $40?

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          March 12, 2014 3:43 PM

          Oh wait that's normal, thought it was 60 for some reason

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            March 12, 2014 3:46 PM

            You can pay $60 for the digital deluxe if you want such things.

            I'm bored out of my mind in WoW and I don't think I want to hang on until the next expansion, but at the same time, I'm not exited for any upcoming MMO. I want ESO to work, but I am not confident enough that it will, and I'm not sure what to think of Wildstar and it's future.

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      March 12, 2014 3:17 PM

      Got back into this game and having a ton of fun. New difficulty system is great, I think I like that change even more than the loot revamp.

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      March 12, 2014 3:40 PM

      never played d3, is it possible to play/enjoy this in single player or is it basically an mp game?

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        March 12, 2014 3:42 PM

        I play 99% in single player. It's fine.

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        March 12, 2014 3:43 PM

        You can play single. I play single if friends to play with aren't on.

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        March 12, 2014 3:44 PM

        Yep!

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        March 12, 2014 3:49 PM

        Indeed it is.

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        March 12, 2014 3:55 PM

        Yes totally, but you have to be connected to battle.net even if you're playing alone.

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        March 12, 2014 4:29 PM

        You can have a NPC follower as well. I gave mine a legendary ax that spawns a ghostly warrior. So now my follower has a follower dawg

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      March 12, 2014 4:51 PM

      You guys are so fucking hipster over Diablo 3 it's fucking embarrassing.

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