Tag Archives: diablo
Wed, Jun 30, 2010 | 16:59 BST
Tue, May 18, 2010 | 16:35 BST
Blizzard has announced that BlizzCon tickets will go on sale in two batches beginning with the first one on Wednesday, June 2 at 7.00pm PST (10.00pm EST).
Wed, Mar 31, 2010 | 17:41 BST
Blizzard is being a tease regarding information on Diablo III.
How so you ask? Why, with a segment of a picture image is how.
Wed, Mar 03, 2010 | 17:34 GMT
Blizzard has updated the Diablo 3 website with a look at the male wizard, and thankfully, his animated form looks a lot less emo/S&M than the artist rendering of him above.
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 | 15:42 GMT
Think Services has announced that during GDC next month, Blizzard’s Rob Pardo will give a lecture on design philosophies.
Fri, Feb 05, 2010 | 18:57 GMT
Some artwork for Diablo III was panned across the screen on the the latest Jace Hall show, and it showed the female version of the Monk class.
Fri, Dec 11, 2009 | 15:06 GMT
It’s hard to believe that Diablo II is nine years-old, isn’t it? But what is not hard to believe is that Blizzard is still supporting the title, and continues to release patches and content for the super dungeon game.
Today’s a prime example of this support, as patch 1.13 has been released on the public test servers. It includes the addition of character respecialization, and you get this free opportunity once you have completed the Den of Evil quest along with a new challenge included in the “Hell” difficulty mode.
“Players of Hell Difficulty Realm games are hereby warned once again, that a series of new and challenging tests await you! The answer lies within Diablo’s Bosses, which span across the world from the Den of Evil to the Throne of Destruction” revealed the patch notes.
The usual list of bug fixes, class changes and balancing were also noted, and if you want to try it out before it goes live (no date yet) , log into the ClassicBeta through Battle.net when starting up the game.
You can read the full notes through a Q&A through here.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 21:09 BST
The first batch of BlizzCon 09 tickets sold out within minutes of going up for sale.
Not really surprising, is it?
The second batch is set to go up May 30. If you didn’t get yours today, you can always try again then.
Best of luck.
Sat, May 16, 2009 | 15:40 BST
This is just a friendly reminder, to those planning on attending BlizzCon this year, that tickets go on sale today at 10:00am PST (1:00pm EST).
The event takes place at Anaheim Convention Center in Los Angeles on August 21, and of you haven’t set up a Battle.net account, you need to do so now.
Should you miss out, a second batch will be up for grabs on May 30.
Hit the link for more details.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 | 16:14 GMT
Bill Roper, design director for Cryptic, says that he prefers the “darker, more realistic” Diablo to the “Blizzard interpretation” of Diablo III.
Speaking in an interview with VideoGamer.com, the ex-Blizzard North exec said he does not think that the new Diablo looks bad as such, just that he liked the more gritty version better.
“You know, I liked the darker, grittier. I liked the differences in art style, to be honest. So, I think I would personally, from a player standpoint, prefer that.
“I think that one of the things that we always tried to get across was that Diablo was Gothic fantasy, and I think there was just a need that was put in there from the visuals that I didn’t necessarily get,” he continued.
“I got it from the architecture and to a degree from the character design but not the feeling of the world. I can’t say that I dislike it. I didn’t look at it and go, ‘Oh my God that’s horrible.’ But I looked at it and went, it’s not really… To me, as a player, it just didn’t really ring with Diablo.”
Say it ain’t so, Bill. More through there.
Sat, Mar 14, 2009 | 23:17 GMT
Blizzard’s first ever global writing contest has gone into effect, with the lucky winner getting invited to the company’s headquarters in California.
If you’re feeling creative, write up a piece of fan fiction up to 10,000 words long pertaining to one of Blizzard’s three main franchises, submit it and cross your fingers.
“Whether you conjure stories in your free time or write for a living, you’re encouraged to participate,” says Blizzard.
“This contest is open to entrants from around the world, and will be judged by Blizzard Entertainment’s own writers and masters of lore.”
The winner gets a free trip to the studios, a meeting with Blizzard lore staff, taken to dinner and handed a Frostmourne sword of their very own.
Seven runners-up win packages containing signed copies of novels Diablo Archive, StarCraft Archive, Warcraft Archive, and the Warcraft War of the Ancients Archive.
Extra details and legal stuff can be found here.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 21:02 GMT
NPD has compiled a list of America’s top 20 best-selling PC games during February: Lich King won out.
Not much changed month over month, the debuts of Dawn of War II and F.E.A.R. 2 the only real exceptions.
- World Of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
- The Sims 2 Double Deluxe
- Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II
- World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest
- F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
- World Of Warcraft
- The Sims 2 Apartment Life Expansion Pack
- Fallout 3
- World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
- Call Of Duty: World At War
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
- Left 4 Dead
- The Sims 2 Deluxe
- Civilization IV
- The Sims 2 Mansion & Garden Stuff Expansion
- StarCraft Battle Chest
- Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack
- Diablo Battle Chest
- The Sims 2 Pets Expansion
Thu, Mar 05, 2009 | 16:45 GMT
Blizzard is planning on patching Diablo II again, and this time it wants to know what players want addressed.
The forums over at Blizzard are waiting for your suggestions for v1.13, and the game maker’s goal is to “get an overall sense of the single most important request from every member of the community.”
So far, the wishlist is pretty long with requests for bug fixes, getting rid of nerfing issues, supporting different resolutions, etc — so hurry on over and provide your input before it gets lost in the shuffle.
Tue, Mar 03, 2009 | 23:19 GMT
AT&T has renewed its contract to host Blizzard’s online titles – including Diablo II, StarCraft and World of Warcraft – for the next two years.
The company’s hosted WoW and the Battle.net service for Blizzard for the past nine years.
“We’ve been pleased with AT&T’s service over the years, and we’re confident in their ability to continue to provide the quality support we need,” said Blizzard COO Paul Sams.
“This renewed agreement allows us to stay completely focused on our games while AT&T applies its hosting expertise to help us offer the speed, reliability and security our players expect.”
Press release after the break.