Tag Archives: D3
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.
Tue, May 01, 2012 | 17:49 BST
Blizzard has announced a Global Play feature for Diablo III which will allow you to play online with your buddies no matter which region they reside in due to region-free servers.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 | 20:52 BST
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 18:48 BST
Blizzard has announced several, global launch events for the release Diablo III which kick off on the evening of May 14.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 | 19:56 BST
At lot of you tried out, or tried to try out Diablo 3 over the weekend. There were so many of you, that log-in issues, trying to creating or join games, and chat problems were reported. According to Blizzard’s community manager, the beta saw 300,000 concurrent users; however, the total number of users is unknown at this point but the firm said it was “a lot.” Hopefully, those who played are ready to start all over again come May 15, because according to the firm “nothing from beta carries over to retail… characters will be wiped,” and all achievements earned during the beta were “there just to test out the achievement system.” Buck up little barbarian: there’s only four more weeks to go, counting the rest of this week.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 | 17:47 BST
Blizzard has released a new class video, this time it delves into what make the Monk so special. These reclusive, holy warriors have been honing their bodies for years in order to become “weapons of righteousness” to become a weapon “of the gods themselves.” You can find out more on the Monk class below. Blizzard has also announced the beta will end on May 1 to prepare for the game’s launch on May 15.