Tag Archives: diablo III
Wed, Jul 04, 2012 | 18:03 BST
Have you grown bored with Diablo III sooner than you’d planned? Well, Blizzard is sorry about that.
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 | 23:51 BST
Blizzard has denied charges of banning Linux users from playing Diablo 3 for using Wine, and has said that all bans were a result of cheating.
Tue, Jul 03, 2012 | 08:43 BST
Diablo III’s a blast, but you have to be dedicated to move beyond a few campaign runs, says Patrick Garratt. Bottom line: how many times can you beat the horned overlord before giving over to boredom?
Mon, Jul 02, 2012 | 12:41 BST
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.
Wed, Jun 27, 2012 | 00:12 BST
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.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 | 11:31 BST
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 23:59 BST
Users have reported a new glitch introduced with Diablo III’s patch 1.0.3, but an easy solution is available.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 16:02 BST
In the Americas, Diablo III is currently being readied for patch 1.0.3. In Europe the patch maintenance will start in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday June 20 and finishing around midday, while in Asia it will take place after that. Global Play will not be available on servers in regions that have not yet been patched. Head inside for a handy guide.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 | 23:16 BST
Blizzard believes it has finished stomping the European server issues raised during Diablo III’s troubled launch.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 21:05 BST
Cowen analyst Doug Creutz has said Diablo III sold 1 million units at retail during May in the US. Citing NPD figures, Creutz said Max Payne 3 and Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier both sold 400,000 units each, which is 200,000 units below what the firm estimated for each title. Despite the lower than predicted sales, both titles were the best-selling console titles at retail for the month. Thanks, Gamasutra.
Fri, Jun 15, 2012 | 15:52 BST
Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Television wants to ban gaming bots which gather resources in gaming, as well as the ability for players to trade and farm virtual items.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 19:25 BST
Steve Gibson, vice president of Borderlands 2 developer Gearbox, has told VG247 he doesn’t believe real-money auction houses for action-RPGs – such as the one just implemented in Diablo III – are possible on consoles.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 17:51 BST
Runic boss Max Schaefer has said Blizzard originally intended to develop Diablo III as an MMO. Speaking with Games.on.net, Schaefer, who was the executive producer on Diablo and Diablo II, also said he was rather pleased when he found out the studio would be implementing always-online and auction houses into the game. “[Runic] already decided we were kinda going the opposite way with that, ” he said, “so when they came out with those announcements it was good for us because we could draw some distinctions between the two games.” According to Schaefer, pre-sales of Torchlight II on Steam went up 40% the day Diablo III released, and have remained steady.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 14:32 BST
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 07:12 BST
Hey, you know how Diablo III’s Auction House is live? That patch which enabled that also includes a couple of tweaks and bug fixes, most notably that “if the authentication service is busy, the login checkbox will now wait at ‘Authenticating Credentials’ until a player’s login attempt can be processed. As a result, players should no longer encounter Error 37 when logging in”. Farewell, Error 37! We
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Wed, Jun 13, 2012 | 01:54 BST
So remember how Blizzard said it would begin issuing Diablo III bans “in the near future”? Thousands of players have already experienced this firsthand.