Diablo 3 Archive

The Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

As he retires from his position as Blizzard's head writer.

Blizzard's head writer and lore guru - or senior vice president of story and franchise development to his friends - Chris Metzen has just announced his retirement. To mark the moment, here's a profile of the man we originally published on 20th October 2011.

The many adventures of Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

Prepare for a new artisan and a new class - and a new end-game that's too good to leave until the end.

I went to Paris last week to meddle with ultimate evil - or rather, to play Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition. This is the PS4 strain of Blizzard's colourful and divisive action RPG, and it's a game that may actually earn that foolhardy "Ultimate" in its title. It has couch (and online) co-op and all the erupting fireworks you should expect if you've been playing the PS3 or 360 installments - and if you've been playing PS3 version, incidentally, you can look forward to importing your character. Beyond that, the particles seem to be scattered more lavishly, the frame-rate is consistently glorious, and I struggled to see any screen-tearing. Oh yes, and it bundles the forthcoming expansion Reaper of Souls in there too. That really is pretty Ultimate, then - for the time being, at least.

Digital FoundryTech Analysis: How Powerful is Tegra 3?

Digital Foundry dissects the processor inside Ouya, Nexus 7 and the latest Transformer tablets.

NVIDIA has its sights set on dominating mobile gaming: the ubiquitous Tegra 3 chipset powers the Google Nexus 7 and Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet, with the same technology taking centre-stage in the controversial Ouya micro-console set for release in March next year. Bold claims are being made for the capabilities of the quad-core processor - particularly from the Ouya camp - so we decided to source a range of Tegra-powered hardware available right now and see how it copes with some of the most challenging Android games on the market.

Eurogamer.net Podcast #112: I Am Error 37

Max Payne 3! FIFA 13! Minecraft! And a little bit of Diablo.

While the world warms itself around the burning servers of Diablo 3, a swollen team takes to the mics to discuss everything other than the one game that's on everyone's minds. Though if you care to watch the video version you'll likely see some right index fingers impatiently clicking away on an invisible mouse.