Diablo 3

The first expansion for the action role-player makes the changes players wanted - and a good few more besides.

Spotlight

VideoDiablo 3 is getting a new Challenge Rift mode

Plus a bunch of other things Blizzard just told us.

FeatureBlizzard's road to redemption: Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls

"The Auction House is a very complicated conversation..."

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Diablo 3

PC veteran Blizzard rolls the dice on PS3 and Xbox 360.

Key events

3rd September 2013

Face-Off: Diablo 3

29th August 2013

Diablo 3 console review

21st May 2012

Diablo 3 Review

30th April 2012

Diablo 3 TV teaser trailer

18th April 2012

The Diablo 3 beta opens up

23rd March 2012

1000 Diablo 3 Beta Keys!

6th January 2012

Interesting Sequels of 2012

16th December 2011

Blizzard announces BattleTags

20th September 2011

Diablo 3 closed beta goes live

1st August 2011

Diablo III Beta

7th February 2011

BlizzCon 2011 dates announced

14th August 2008

BlizzCon panels announced

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BlizzCon 2019 dates and collectibles announced

Won't be able to get there on footman.

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PodcastHow well does the 1996 original Diablo hold up?

And what we want from Diablo 4 - all on the latest Eurogamer Podcast.

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Blizzard refutes report it planned Diablo 4 BlizzCon reveal

UPDATE: "We can say that we didn't pull any announcements."

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FeatureDiablo Immortal is surprisingly good, what little consolation that may be

UPDATE: Lead designer delivers personal message, reiterates "multiple projects".

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FeatureDiablo 3's classes - ranked

On the Switching hour.

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Diablo 3 guide to every class, getting loot and mastering gear

Our guide to Diablo 3, with advice for playing every class, mastering the Artisans, and farming gear efficiently.

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Blizzard Entertainment president Mike Morhaime steps down

Statements mention "several new games" in development.

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It looks like Diablo is coming to Nintendo Switch

UPDATE: Blizzard says no, tweet "meant to be a fun engagement piece".

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Battle.net renamed Blizzard Battle.net

Bigger name change rejected, new logo erected.

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Diablo 3's Necromancer DLC out next week

Plus a new, complete Eternal Collection for consoles.

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Chris Metzen on why he needed to leave Blizzard

"I started having panic attacks left and right."

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VideoDiablo 3 is getting a new Challenge Rift mode

Plus a bunch of other things Blizzard just told us.

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Blizzcon 2016 live report

Imagine if they don't actually reveal Sombra.

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Stars align for Diablo 4 reveal at BlizzCon

UPDATE: David Brevik says he's not working on Diablo.

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Blizzard story overlord Chris Metzen retires aged 42

"I won't lie - it's going to be really hard stepping away."

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Blizzard is hiring for a new Diablo game

Looking for director to "lead the Diablo series into the future."

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Diablo 3 director retires from games industry after 17 years

"I'm leaving to pursue my original passion, writing."

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Diablo 2 gets a surprise patch five years later

Runs on modern operating systems but "journey does not end there".

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Diablo 3 secret event honours late Blizzard artist

Behold Kanai's Stomping Grounds, a March-exclusive cow level.

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Big Diablo 3 patch adds new areas, adds special Set Dungeons

"Impale deals an additional 40,000% weapon damage to..."

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Diablo 3 Patch 2.1.2 details announced at BlizzCon

Blizzard outlines its plans to improve Diablo 3's end-game.

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Diablo 3 patch 2.1 out this week

Seasons begin this Friday.

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How to transfer Diablo 3 saves to Ultimate Evil Edition

From old-gen to new-gen, and across brands too.

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BlizzCon returns this November

Will host Hearthstone World Championships.

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Seasons and ladders coming to Diablo 3

And exclusive legendaries tied to them.

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls' launch "will be fine"

Blizzard confident there'll be no repeat of Error 37.

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Diablo 3 sales hit 15m as WOW subs rise

Activision reckons Destiny will be the "best-selling new video game IP in history".

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Shops say Diablo 3 is coming to Xbox One

And Blizzard doesn't deny it.

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Why Blizzard won't add controller support to PC Diablo 3

When is a control scheme more than just a control scheme?

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls PS4-exclusive features detailed

Adds "Avenger Kills," lets you import PS3 characters.

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls trailer details its features

Kill bounties, unlock all waypoints, and enchant weapons.

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Diablo 3 has sold over 14 million copies across all versions

World of Warcraft suffers slight subscriber dip.

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Diablo 3's Auction House is closing in March

"It ultimately undermines Diablo's core gameplay."

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Diablo 3 demo goes live on PS3 and Xbox 360

Carry saves over into full game.

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FeatureBlizzard's road to redemption: Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls

"The Auction House is a very complicated conversation..."

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Digital FoundryFace-Off: Diablo 3

PC veteran Blizzard rolls the dice on PS3 and Xbox 360.

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Diablo 3 console review

Suited and looted.

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Diablo 3's first expansion is Reaper of Souls

New hero, new act, new endgame, new level cap, new loot.

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Live: Blizzard Gamescom conference

Going deeper into hell?

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Blizzard's Titan unlikely to be a subscription MMO

"Re-envisioning what we want the game to be."

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Diablo 3 won't hit PS4 until 2014

And presumably also Xbox One.

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Diablo 3's new game director wants to "reduce the impact of the Auction House"

"We want players to be excited about the next loot drop."

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Diablo 3 gold duping bug found, fixed, but servers not rolled back

That would "impact the community in an even greater way".

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Wheelchair-bound gamer banned from Twitch.tv after accusations he faked disability

Account suspended for fraud after using it to raise donations.

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$175 BlizzCon 2013 tickets on sale in two batches later this month

$500 charity dinner tickets up for grabs, too.

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Blizzard outlines plan to make Diablo 3 co-op better

Admits playing with others "can often feel not worth the effort".

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FeatureDiablo 3 on consoles: hell or high water?

Jeffrey plays the PS3 game at PAX and finds that one man's loot is another man's soot.

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Blizzard mentions offline play for Diablo 3 on PlayStation

Zoomed out co-op screen, new evade move.

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Five analysts, one consensus: PlayStation 4 impressed

"Microsoft will have to bring their A-game."

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First screenshots of Diablo 3 on PlayStation released

Press X to enter the Slaughtered Calf Inn.

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Every PlayStation 4 game, every developer announced so far

UPDATE: 169 companies have now signed up. Still no The Last Guardian.

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FeatureThe big interview: Sony's Shuhei Yoshida on PS4

"It's more about services than the system."

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Diablo 3 coming to PlayStation 4 as well as PS3

Includes single-screen, local four-player co-op.

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BlizzCon 2013 announced for early November

Diablo 3 and WOW expansions? Blizzard All-Stars?

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Activision casts doubt on 2013 release for Bungie's Destiny

Plus: 12 million Diablo 3 sales, 9.6m WOW subs and "disappointment" at Wii U launch.

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Blizzard explains how Diablo 3 dueling works in patch 1.0.7 preview

"We don't expect that battles will be necessarily balanced."

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Blizzard slams lawsuit over player security and sale of Battle.net Authenticators

"Many players have voiced strong approval for our security-related efforts.”

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Blizzard: Diablo 3 expansion in the works

Plus, what's happening with Blizzard All-Stars?

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Diablo 3 has sold over 10 million copies

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm to miss 2012 release.

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Blizzard planned Diablo for Game Boy Color

It was called Diablo Junior.

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Diablo 3 designer issues impassioned apology after hitting out at Diablo creator

"I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said."

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Diablo 1 and 2 co-creator Brevik's Diablo 3 was very different

Blizzard North co-founder runs through Diablo, Mythos and Marvel Heroes.

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Marvel Heroes dev stands by Diablo 1 and 2 creator David Brevik after Diablo 3 designer says: "f*** that loser"

Brevik allies rally to his side: "Blizzard arrogance has reached new heights."

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Upcoming Diablo 3 patch 1.0.4 detailed

Blizzard tries to make co-op more appealing.

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Battle.net has been hacked, e-mails compromised

Blizzard advises players on North American servers change their passwords.

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You can now check Diablo 3 character profiles

Gear! Stats! Skills! Your friends' gear, stats and skills!

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Diablo 3 has sold 10 million, WOW subs drop by 1 million in three months

COD Elite has "at least" 2.3 million paying subscribers.

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Steam on GNU/Linux: Do non-free DRM games defeat the point?

GNU creator says it's "unethical", but that pros outweigh the cons.

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Diablo 3: the state of play two months after launch

Blizzard co-founder Mike Morhaime on always-online, the real-money auction house and more.

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18-year-old dies after playing Diablo 3 for 40 hours straight

"A person's day-to-day life should take precedence over any form of entertainment," says Blizzard.

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Diablo 3 Patch 1.0.3b live in Europe

Full patch notes inside.

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Blizzard denies banning players for using Linux

"We've not found any situations that could produce a false positive."

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Act 1 restriction on new Diablo 3 players lifted

Blizzard fixes 72-hour level cap bug.

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FeatureError 37: The future of always-online

Eurogamer asks the games industry whether it plans to follow Diablo 3's lead.

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Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3a now live in Europe

Item durability damage halved.

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Blizzard clarifies restrictions on new Diablo 3 players

Lv. 13/Act 1 cap an "unintended consequence" of new security measures.

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Diablo 3 patch limits new players from accessing entire game for up to 72 hours

"A necessary step to combat fraud and other malicious activities."

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Diablo 3: world first Hardcore Inferno completion

Barbarian and Wizard do the impossible. Video inside.

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Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3 now live in Europe

Full patch notes revealed.

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Blizzard: Diablo 3 has been stable in Europe for two weeks

Moves to reassure players as pressure over Error 37 intensifies.

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South Korea bans trade of virtual items, gold farm bots

Item trades "contribute to many problems in society, including teenage crime".

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US chart: Diablo 3 pips Max Payne 3 to May crown

3DS was the only system to show year-on-year growth.

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Diablo 3 updated to fit Apple's new Retina MacBook Pro display

Gaming seeps into the core of Apple's announcements.

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Diablo 3 Asian servers offline after item duplication exploit

Security tightened ahead of auction house launch.

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Diablo 3 patch 1.0.2b out now

Server load! Damaged items! Monsters!

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Blizzard details Diablo 3 patch 1.0.3

Rare item drops! Bonus monster damage! Inferno!

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Diablo 3 struck by Error 37 woe again

UPDATE: Players claim server problems have killed Hardcore Mode characters.

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Diablo 3 real money auction house delayed again, client side patch out next week

First Diablo 3 hotfixes published, classes nerfed, game breaking bug squashed.

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Diablo 3: number of players who have reported an account hack "extremely small", insists Blizzard

"We want to make it clear that the Battle.net and Diablo 3 servers have not been compromised."

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FeatureGoing Hardcore in Diablo 3

Just how much fun is permadeath, exactly?

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Diablo 3: Blizzard nerfs monk in first hotfix

"The game is young, there were some skills that threw things out of whack."

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PodcastEurogamer.net Podcast #113: Diablo 3

Oli, Donlan and Champ talk skills, auctions, internets and Anna the Ukrainian.

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Blizzard addresses Diablo 3 account hacks, outlines security measures

UPDATE: Accounts are being compromised through "traditional means".

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Diablo 3 Review

The devil is in the details.

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Diablo 3 accounts hacked, gold and items stolen

EU servers offline for four hours on Sunday.

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UK top 40: Max Payne 3 beats Diablo 3

Blizzard's PC/Mac game 8000 boxed sales behind.

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Diablo 3 Whimsyshire Secret Level found

Colourful cartoon land to rival Secret Cow Level.

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FeatureAlways Online: What Diablo 3's Battle.net Does Wrong

It's had a rough start - but don't stop roughing it up just because it works now.

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FeatureAlways Online: What Diablo 3's Battle.net Does Right

It's had a rough start - but Blizzard has put together a world-beating online service.

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Diablo 3: Blizzard investigating vanishing achievements

They are not deleted, Blizzard insists. "We are working on it."

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VideoDiablo 3 connection error video

What happens when the internet is not always on?

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Someone has finished Diablo 3 already

In 12 hours and 29 minutes.

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What happens when you're disconnected from Diablo 3 servers

Booted to last checkpoint, but keep gold, experience and items. Video inside.

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Error 3006: players discover game breaking bug in Diablo 3

UPDATE: Blizzard confirms hotfix is on the way.

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FeatureDiablo 3: hardcore difficulty, replayability and post-launch plans

We talk to Blizzard about crafting a PC game to last a decade.

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Diablo 3 had over 2 million pre-orders, 8000 midnight launches

UK launch video, images, Iain Lee, people in wizard costumes.

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Diablo 3: Blizzard rejects "dumbing down" accusations

Says beta was deliberately "simple and approachable".

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The Diablo 3 Starter Edition is a free trial/demo

Plus, online D3 Character Profiles coming soon.

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GAME Australia falls into administration

Diablo 3 pre-orders cancelled, no refunds given.

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VideoDiablo 3 trailer for series newbies

Blizzard explains the basics.

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FeatureThe Mythology of Diablo

Chris Metzen talks about tie-in The Book of Cain - and the origins of Blizzard's darkest world.

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VideoFinal Diablo 3 developer diary trailer

Inferno difficulty! Achievements! Monster affixes! PvP!

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Diablo 3 to allow multi-region online play

Blizzard details Global Play feature.

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VideoDiablo 3 TV teaser trailer

Launch date just two weeks away.

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VideoDiablo 3 trailer talks runes, skills, community feedback

Blizzard flurries in another developer diary.

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Diablo 3 launch night events announced

HMV Oxford Street kicks things off in the UK.

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Diablo 3 open beta saw 300,000 play at the same time

Server gets stiff stress test ahead of launch.

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The Diablo 3 beta opens up

UPDATE: Blizzard responds.

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Diablo 3 beta shutdown date announced

Blizzard finally gets ready for launch.

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VideoBlizzard talks Diablo 3 in new developer diary

15th May release date just a month away.

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VideoDiablo 3 footage shows off Demon Hunter

Blizzard role-player due 15th May.

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1000 Diablo 3 Beta Keys!

UPDATE: Wow, that was quick. All gone.

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Torchlight 2 dev shrugs off Diablo 3 release date

"We believe the best business model is to do what you love."

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Blizzard announces 600 redundancies

90% of those affected "not related to game development".

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Blizzard moves to reassure fans Diablo 3 is in "great shape"

Release date announcement "in the near future".

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Diablo 3 release date narrowed

Blizzard sequel due between 1st April and 30th June.

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No BlizzCon 2012 this autumn

Focusing on Diablo 3, WOW Pandaria and Heart of the Swarm.

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Big changes to Diablo 3 detailed, more to come

"No one will remember if the game is late."

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Blizzard dilutes Diablo 3 console confirmation

Not a no, but a sort of maybe yes kind of.

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Diablo 3 console release confirmed

Blizzard community manager spills the beans.

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Blizzard announces BattleTags

A unified nickname for players on Battle.net.

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Console Diablo 3 given unprecedented Blizzard commitment

"We've never invested in it to the degree we are now."

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FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime Interviewed

The boss talks pandas, free-to-play and the clash of the DOTAs.

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Blizzard offers up new Diablo 3 screens

But still no darned release date.

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VideoStunning new Diablo 3 cinematic

Blizzard releases Black Soulstone clip.

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Diablo 3 to be free with WOW Annual Pass

12-month subs also guarantee WOW beta.

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FeatureThe Hero Factory: Conversations with Chris Metzen

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

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Foo Fighters to close out BlizzCon 2011

Grohl to serenade Warcrafters next month.

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Diablo 3 to ship early 2012

Blizzard to "make the most" of the extra time.

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Diablo 3 "feels better" with a game pad

Blizzard discusses console experiments.

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Diablo 3 closed beta goes live

Invitations going out today.

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FeatureAlways Online with Blizzard

Co-founder Frank Pearce and StarCraft 2's Jonny Ebbert speak.

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VideoDiablo III street art timelapse vid

Blizzard gets creative at Gamescom.

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EG's Game of Gamescom 2011: The Nominees

A shortlist of 10. Winner announced Monday.

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Blizzard "serious" about console Diablo 3

"It's going to be awesome."

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FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Pay Up or Shut Up

Why we should stop moaning and spend more on our games.

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id Software on always-on internet debate

Persistent connection "better for everyone".

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Blizzard "surprised" by Diablo 3 outrage

Online requirement not about piracy.

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Runic: Diablo DRM vital for auction house

Torchlight 2 won't follow Blizzard's lead.

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FeatureThe How and Why of the Diablo 3 Auction House

An in-depth look at the first official real money market.

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Diablo III auctions "a design decision"

Lead designer defends real money trading.

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Diablo III has real money auction house

Game cannot be played offline.

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FeatureDiablo III Beta

What's new, what's changed, what's in the test.

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Complete Diablo lore book coming

Get me-phist-to the shop.

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Blizzard to make Diablo III for PS3?

Job advert has explicit requirements.

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VideoDiablo III footage shows off followers

Temptress! Templar! Scoundrel!

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Diablo 3 NPC Followers system detailed

Three companions. You decide.

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Diablo III external beta due Q3 2011

Finished game could be out this year.

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FeatureCheap This Week - 27/04/11

Brink! Diablo 3! Castlevania! 3DS!

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Blizzard turns 20 years old

Morhaim and Pearce say thank you.

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Diablo III team "love" Torchlight

Blizzard hails hit look-alike RPG.

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Diablo III male demon hunter revealed

"He's more of a Clint Eastwood type."

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Exclusive Male Demon Hunter shots

Diablo III shows its class.

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Diablo III

Deck the hells.

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Diablo III heading to consoles?

UPDATE: It's a "Diablo-related concept".

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No COD on Battle.net any time soon

We're "two separate entities" - Blizz.

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Blizzard: PC gaming "super healthy"

"It keeps on growing," says Pardo.

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Diablo III's Demon Hunter in detail

"Obsessed" ranger with gadgets and magic.

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Final Diablo III class is Demon Hunter

Game also features PVP arena battles.

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BlizzCon 2010 Conference

Diablo III's final class and PVP plans revealed.

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Tenacious D to rock BlizzCon 2010

Get a Virtual Ticket for a pony.

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BlizzCon schedule hints at Diablo focus

No sign of SCII: Heart of the Swarm.

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FeatureDesigning Diablo III

Game Director Jay Wilson picks apart what he's putting together.

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VideoDiablo III's tools of the trade

Artisan gameplay revealed.

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Blizzard forums to require real names

Storm of protest over Battle.net Real ID.

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BlizzCon 2010 ticket dates announced

Going for $150 in early June. Two batches.

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BlizzCon 2010 dated for October

Doesn't clash with Eurogamer Expo.

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Diablo III

Blizzard offers desert.

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Diablo III, new MMO in "next few years"

Blizzard's 2010 is StarCraft II and Cataclysm.

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BlizzCon moving to Vegas in July?

LVCC thinks so, Blizzard not so sure.

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Diablo III

A tale of four classes.

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Blizzard in Diablo III console talks

Plus: details from Q&A panel.

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Diablo III Monk screenshots

Those kicks were fast as lightning.

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Blizzard shows Diablo III's Monk

Fourth character class unveiled.

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BlizzCon 2009 conference

WOW Cataclysm! Diablo III Monk!

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BlizzCon 2009 sold out in eight minutes

20,000 people to attend this year.

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New Battle.net "similar to Xbox Live"

Vision outlined for "social gaming network".

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FeatureBlizzard's Rob Pardo

How the world's most successful studio makes games.

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Build for hardcore first, says Blizzard

Pardo argues accessibility can come later.

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First block of BlizzCon tickets sells out

More available in a fortnight.

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BlizzCon tickets on sale next week

Event will live internet streaming.

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Blizzard releases iPhone authenticator

US only so far, other phones to come.

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Diablo III shows new user interface

Slots. Loot. Talents. Tabs. Oh God.

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Blizzard launches new Battle.net

Unified login for WOW and future games.

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BlizzCon 2009 confirmed for August

Third WOW expansion to be announced?

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Diablo III

The devil makes work for clicking hands to do.

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Diablo III Wizard shown at BlizzCon

Plus StarCraft II beta keys for attendees.

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Diablo III playable at BlizzCon

The event starts today.

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Blizzard: WOW success is "exhausting"

"Great problem to have," says co-founder.

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Diablo III in full content production

Wilson on progress, trading, tone and more.

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FeatureDiablo III

Lead designer Jay Wilson plays devil's advocate.

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BlizzCon panels announced

More Diablo III info promised.

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Diablo 3 not the end of the franchise

"We've got plans beyond," says Blizzard.

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BlizzCon 2008 tickets all gone

Site goes up, fans go mental.

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BlizzCon ticket demand griefs site

Sales offline until solution found.

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Diablo III art director hands in notice

"Won't impact game," says Blizzard.

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Blizzard to start "gamerscore" system

WOW Achievements are just the beginning.

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"Darker" Diablo fan petition rejected

The colours stay, says Blizzard.

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BlizzCon 2008 to be televised in the US

Bad luck for Euro WOW fans.

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BlizzCon tickets on sale in August

Third US fan convention ramps up.

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FeatureDiablo III

Blizzard's next blockbuster dissected.

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FeatureBlizzard's Perfect Storm

The industry's top developer knows the merits of the confessional.

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Console Diablo "theoretically possible"

Pardo: "most console friendly" of franchises.

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FeatureBlizzard's Mike Morhaime

He runs the world's most successful developer. But what makes him nervous?

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Fallout man asks Blizzard for forgiveness

For calling Diablo III "conservative".

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Blizzard Worldwide Invitational

Diablo III, Lich King, StarCraft II.

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Blizzard not worried about losing WOW fans to Diablo III

"Certainly hoping" for some crossover.

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Diablo III

Revealed at Blizzard WWI today.

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Blizzard announces Diablo III

"It is time for shedding our enemies' blood, not idle talk."