Tag Archives: D3
Thu, Jul 19, 2012 | 15:30 BST
Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime has addressed issues and upcoming changes to Dibalo III over on Battle.net, and amidst thanking the fans for their support and patting his team on the back for the job it has done, he also admitted there were things still to be worked on when it comes to gameplay, and community feedback.
Tue, Jul 17, 2012 | 17:42 BST
Fri, Jul 06, 2012 | 14:06 BST
Blizzard has said it will allow more commodity trading in Diablo III via the real-money auction house “soon.”
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 | 18:52 BST
Blizzard has issued a hotfix for Diablo III which increases the chance of high-end loot drops by monsters in all Inferno acts, and acts 3 and 4 in Hell mode. The chance of looting level 63 items have also increases significantly, and bosses are now guaranteed one Rare item at the least for players with four stacks of Nephalem Valor. If a player has five stacks of Nephalem Valor, bosses will drop at least two Rare items. The list of hotfixes can be found through here, but note that if you have yet to finish the game on Normal difficulty, the list may contain some spoilers.
Thu, Jun 28, 2012 | 18:51 BST
Blizzard has said new Diablo III purchasers will no longer be limited to Act One of the game, something noted in the latest patch for the RPG.
Fri, Jun 22, 2012 | 07:59 BST
Thu, Jun 21, 2012 | 13:39 BST
Blizzard is handing out refunds to players of Diablo III in South Korean over server issues stemming from Error 37. The firm’s refund policy originally allow for returns of a game already used, but South Korean law guarantees refunds of products within seven days; therefore, the firm had to comply. Players under level 40 can apply for a refund starting June 25 and until July 3, and going forward, those who are level 20 and below can obtain a refund within two weeks of purchase date. Those above level 40 are out of luck. Last month, the Korean Fair Trade Commission steeped into Blizzard’s Seoul offices to investigate after numerous claims were filed against the firm. Via WSJ.
Sat, Jun 09, 2012 | 20:10 BST
Blizzard has announced that in preparation for the launch of the Diablo III real-money auction house, it has made some changes to account-security measures required to use Battle.net Balance.
Thu, May 31, 2012 | 17:26 BST
Blizzard’s Seoul offices were raided by Korean authorities this week due to customer complaints filed with the country’s Fair Trade Commission. Customers complained to the body Blizzard refused to offer refunds to players unhappy with the game, and the FTC is currently investigating whether the firm was “ill-prepared” for the amount of players crushing its game servers. It is also looking into whether Blizzard’s no-return policy violates Korean law on electronic commerce and commercial contracts. A spokeperson for the FTC told The Korean Times it had received enough complaints from Diablo III players to launch the investigation, despite Blizzard adding more servers to help alleviate some of the player crush. If the firm is found to be acting counter to FTC laws, it will be forced to issue refunds to those who request it. Thanks, Shack.
Thu, May 24, 2012 | 19:55 BST
Blizzard has published a list of hotfixes applied Diablo III over on Battle.net along with the news that the real-money auction house has been delayed again.
Tue, May 22, 2012 | 05:31 BST
Diablo III sold millions of copies with no pre-release reviews, and still has a low MC score. Does this prove Metacritic’s irrelevance? It does for some games, says Patrick Garratt, and the time has come to break the mould.
Sat, May 19, 2012 | 20:31 BST
An app, which provides the current status of Diablo III’s servers, has been released for Android through Google Play. Developed by Eluamous, creator of a similar app for World of Warcraft, the free app is ad supported and allows you to check the status of servers in Asia, Europe and the US without bothering to log into your PC or Mac. You can download Diablo 3 Server Checker through here. Via Pocket Gamer.
Sat, May 19, 2012 | 21:47 BST
Pat and Sam are ladies – at least in Diablo III they are – and in the video posted below, you can watch over 19 minutes of gameplay as the sexy duo brave exploding frogs and dogs before tearing the Skeleton King a new one. Being a Witch Doctor looks rather fun, doesn’t it? Diablo III is out now on Mac and PC.
Wed, May 16, 2012 | 08:21 BST
Blizzard’s Jay Wilson has previously stated Diablo III’s development team implemented the Auction House into the game in order to streamline the trading process, and because players like to trade for real money. However, Blizzard will also make money off any real-world transactions in the game, and the decision to take part of the proceeds was made by the designers themselves – not the business end of the company.
Tue, May 15, 2012 | 15:27 BST
A post over on NeoGAF indicated that someone has already finished Diablo 3. A player with a level 32 Barbarian called Yoshichan has sent the site his final stats, claiming to have bested the title on normal difficulty in 12 hours and 29 minutes. The player also ended up with a nice stack of gold, and some rather nice DPS stats. The game went live today after many, many years of pining by the gaming community, but not without a few hiccups such as character creation issues and time outs. Blizzard took servers and Battle.net offline for a while in order to added more servers for the traffic influx, so hopefully more people are now able to log into Sanctuary and start killing things without issue.
Sun, May 13, 2012 | 07:52 BST
Blizzard has said there is an issue with the German and EU English versions of Diablo III’s digital install downloader causing it skip some necessary files. Those who pre-downloaded the digital version of the game in these languages before 10.00am CEST (9:00 AM GMT) today, will need to get the new downloader in order to install the game properly once it’s released on May 15. For instructions and links to the new downloaders, hit up Battle.net.
Thu, May 10, 2012 | 21:13 BST
Blizzard’s Jay Wilson has said Diablo III’s development team implemented the Auction house into the game because players like to trade for real money, and now they won’t have to do it outside the game anymore.
Tue, May 08, 2012 | 20:30 BST
Blizzard has released the Dibalo III short Diablo III: Wrath which details the Eternal Conflict between angels and demons. The short was directed by Peter Chung and animated by Titmouse. It’s below. Game’s out May 15.
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 21:33 BST
Stern Agee analyst Arvind Bhatia expects Actvision-Blizzard’s Q1 FY12 financial results, which will be reported on May 9, to be in line with street expectations and feels the firm’s Diablo III will be a potential catalyst for the firm’s stock pricing. Speaking in an industry note, Bhatia said with that even with Diablo III “releasing after a gap of 12 years,” it has the “potential to sell more than 4 million units life-time, including 3.5 million units this year.” The analyst noted Diablo II had sold 4 million units by August 2001 within 14 months of its release in June 2010.
Likely the game will sell extremely well, and we expect many people to call in sick to work come May 15.
Fri, May 04, 2012 | 17:13 BST
Blizzard has released a video in which various members of the development team discuss the 2D animated short Diablo III: Wrath. The video features Nick Carpenter, Chris Metzen, James Waugh, director Peter Chung and president and owner of Titmouse, Inc., Chris Prynoski detailing the short’s conception and creation. You can help unlock the short via the Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise minisite. Diablo III is out May 15. Thanks, EvilAvatar.