When Blizzard teased Diablo III’s inevitable arrival on consoles, I didn’t think they meant all the consoles. If you haven’t experienced the satisfaction of beating Diablo’s red scaly ass so you can steal his sweet, sweet loot, then you’ll soon have more opportunities to do just that. Diablo III will be coming to the PS3, PS4 and Xbox 360 this fall. See the multiplayer in action after the break, and if you haven’t read it already, you should definitely read our review.
It took over a decade to get here, but the undisputed king of the dungeon crawlers is back, and oh my fuck does it taste good. Being a fan of this game is like being in an abusive relationship. You’ll invest your time, heart, and soul into this game–possibly ruining your social life in the process–and in return you’ll get one of the best gaming experiences available, peppered with the occasional Error 37 and a mean case of carpel tunnel. Head past the break for my tale of delicious terror. READ MORE
Diablo III had an astonishing 2 million pre orders and over 8000 midnight launch events, so it’s not a surprise that when I try to get on the servers to play it wont let me. You can only prepare so much I guess for the oncoming demonic onslaught. Diablo III has already become internet famous for it’s “error 37″ message when you attempt to log in. It basically says the servers are busy because a bajillion fans who have been waiting for 12 years to play the game are all sitting at their computers with Mountain Dew Pitch black and 40 bags of cheetos trying to log in at the same time. Head past the break for some hilarious memes, and hang in there! I’m hanging in there by attempting to edit my Mass Effect 2 game save because I got some people killed I didn’t want to. Oh Bioware! You are ruthless!
Finally, fans who have spent the last decade in eager anticipation of Diablo III can enjoy some fantastic news. The long-awaited follow-up to one of the most renowned dungeon crawlers of all time has a release date, and that day isn’t that far away. Come May 15, you can all just go to hell. If you want to make sure you get a copy, you can pre-order the game on Battle.net right now.
For any World of Warcraft players out there — and I hear there are many of you — purchasing an Annual Pass for that game will get you Diablo III for free. Just make sure you do that by May 1st. READ MORE
In case you haven’t been following this game as closely as you should, Blizzard is making some changes in the long in the making Diablo 3. For one, players who want to go dungeon diving will have to be online all the time. This means you’ll need a persistent internet connection to play the game, even if you’re going it alone. That was enough to get some fans in a tizzy, but the real frustration arose when Blizzard unveiled the Diablo 3 Auction House. Before we get into that, you should definitely watch as this socially awkward fan reaches a whole new level of mad. This isn’t just more incessant fanboy flaming, we’re talking about a someone just took my Mountain Dew Pitch Black level of mad.
Crazy, right? I like how he whips out the wad of cash near the halfway mark proving his potential as my future sugar daddy, or when he randomly takes out what looks like Thor’s hammer and starts whacking himself over the head with it. This video rocks. So is his reaction justified? Only if you don’t like progress. Anyone who’s familiar with the Diablo 2 probably remembers the constant spamming of bots inviting you to their website to purchase items for use in the game. Unless you set up a password protected private game there was no escaping these persistant bastards, and that’s part of the point for the Auction House. This feature is a fully-integrated marketplace where you can buy and sell items for real-world currency. So now you can make money, or you can skip that crap altogether and finally be free of the constant hassling by bots. Doesn’t that just piss you off? READ MORE
If a brand new wanted ad from Blizzard looking for a lead designer, lead programmer and senior producer for its Diablo 3 team based here in the states is anything to go by, there might just be some hope for a console version of Diablo 3. Blizzard has said in the past, adamantly one might add, that they are first and foremost a PC and Mac centric developer (with an emphasis on the former), and that’s the reason their recent titles like World of WarCraft and StarCraft 2 haven’t seen any console ports. With the Diablo franchise however, things might change.
As I said these positions are for Blizzard’s US-based Diablo 3 team and in their ad they said, regarding a console-based Diablo game, that “with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project.” This is all very exciting but should in no way be considered a confirmation of a long requested Blizzard title on home consoles. I haven’t had that scratch itched since StarCraft released on the N64 a decade ago so the thought of a Diablo game on my Xbox 360 (or PS3) is damn thrilling. Hit the jump for the full post, in all it’s rumor-rousing glory. READ MORE