There’s no doubt that you can’t just take Diablo III and throw it on a console. It has to be carefully and gently taken over and reformed a bit. And one thing that really needs forming is the whole controller situation. Because you have a lot more possibilities with a keyboard, transferring all those key strokes to a controller takes some finesse. Since Diablo III is also coming to the Playstation 4, there is that magical new touch pad sitting so comfortably on the top of the new Dual Shock 4 controller that will also be used to make playing the game easier and more interesting. Head past the break to check out a developer diary and learn all about it. There are no console release dates yet for Diablo III.
Despite being a tremendous critical and commercial success, Blizzard has spent much of the year following the release of Diablo III apologizing for its auction house, required Internet connection, and weak finale. Personally, I loved the game, even though it didn’t grab me with quite as firm a grip as Diablo II, which I continued to play off and on even a decade after its release. It’s a great game, and if the controversies bothered you enough to keep you from playing it on PC, the upcoming console version may be the one to get.
For starters, its impending release on the PS3, PS4, and possibly one or more of Microsoft’s consoles, will not bring with it a required Internet connection to play. The auction house, which for me, made the experience of finding loot less satisfying, also won’t be coming to consoles. Blizzard showed off some brand new gameplay footage taken on the PS3 at PAX East, which you can watch after the break.
I did some serious slacking the past 2 years and didn’t post my Best Horror Game articles like I did from 2007-2009. But I’m going to make it all up to you guys now. It’s easy for me to post my favorite horror games of the year, but I’m more curious about what games YOU guys liked the best. So if you head past the break you can look at my hand clicked selections from last year. Choose your favorite from the list, and then we can crown the winner! The poll will go for a couple weeks, or until I decide it has fizzled out! Head past the break to see your choices and to vote!
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 fans will remember the secret Cow Level in Diablo II where you fought the most terrifying evil of all: hell bovines. Forget Diablo and his hellish siblings, because legions of battleaxe-wielding cows is where the terror’s really at. The secret Cow Level might’ve been a little strange, but this newly discovered area in Diablo III takes the rainbow-colored cake. Back when the game was first revealed, some fans of the series weren’t all that enthused about its colorful new look. Now, Blizzard has immortalized their frustrations in the Whimsyshire–a realm that’s brimming with rainbows, unicorns and other amazing things. Also, I want to live here. Check it out after the jump.
The rumors are true. I’m a Diablo virgin. I’ve not ever touched the 1st 2 games. And thanks to Error 37, I haven’t played the 3rd. The trailer past the break gives you a sweet breakdown of all your character choices in the game. I know I definitely need a rundown before playing. Has anyone actually been able to get in? How is it? Tell me wonderful stories to make me jealous. Who else is locked out?
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!
If you thought that some of the die hard Diablo fans have moved on over the years, you my friends are wrong. Amazon is reporting that Diablo III is the most pre-ordered PC game of all time on Amazon. It even beat out such games at Starcraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. Want to help bring that pre-order number up even higher? Pre-order it now from AMAZON! And get it in time for it’s release on the PC and Mac on May 15th.
12 years is a damn long time to wait for a sequel. But a game like Diablo and Diablo II people are still playing to this day. But finally coming out on May 15th is Diablo III for the PC and Mac. Past the break you can check out an awesome TV commercial for the game that you may have already seen if you watch TV a lot. Obviously the trailer looks nothing like the game, but it’s still epic and awesome. Enjoy!
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
Adam is off trying to get some kind of a fancy job, so he can leave us forever as he soars like a majestic eagle into the mountains. So as much as I wanted him to post this Diablo III stuff, I felt it was time. Check out the video below, and tons of screens and art past the break.
There is still no official release date for Diablo III, however, in a sad note, it was recently revealed that the game can NOT be played offline. Not even the single player mode. You need a constant internet connection to play. More as it comes, probably from Adam, if he hasn’t gone away forever. READ MORE