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  • 22Aug

    GamesCom brings Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

    Blizzard announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls at GamesCom this week. “Malthael, the fallen Archangel of Wisdom, vanished after the events depicted at the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. In Reaper of Souls, he returns as the Angel of Death and seizes the Black Soulstone, which contains the essence of the Prime Evil. It now falls to the players to track down Malthael and stop him before he unleashes irreversible havoc on the world.” Diablo III: Reaper of Souls adds to the story but also increases the game’s level cap to 70. There will be new spells and abilities as they advance in level. “From the beginning, Diablo has always been about the struggle between good and evil, and Reaper of Souls explores the darker notes of that conflict,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion also represents a big milestone in the ongoing

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  • 04Apr

    BlizzCon 2013 tickets go on sale April 24

    Get ready Blizzard fans, because BlizzCon tickets are going on sale this month! The tickets will go on sale in two batches, April 24 and April 27. Fans can also try to get a ticket to the exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit the Hospital of Orange County. Those tickets will go on sale May 1. “We love having the opportunity to hang out with our players at BlizzCon, and it’s always awesome to see the greatest gaming community on earth swarm Anaheim,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We look forward to delivering two full days of gaming, activities, and other entertainment, and we can’t wait to show some of the exciting projects we’ve been working on.” Tickets to attend BlizzCon are $175 USD each. The tickets will go on sale at in two batches. The first batch goes on sale Wednesday, April 24 at 7

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  • 16May

    What to do when you are at work instead of playing Diablo III

    Today many of us had to go to work while others played the sick card to play Diablo III. Although the day has not been kind to those that stayed home (Blizzard has had some server issues), we felt the need to offer advice for those of us that have to work 8 or more hours before we can go home and play. Hope that the servers let up by the time the clock hits 5pm and laugh when people complain of getting the Error 37 all day. Block hashtag #diablo3 or any variation of Diablo3 on Twitter Send out lots of emails so that everyone knows you came to work instead of calling in sick like half your friends list Wear a Diablo III or Blizzard shirt to be “that guy” today Refresh yourself on the story behind Diablo by reading up online. It has been a long time

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  • 25Apr

    Blizzard announces Diablo III official launch events

    Put this in the category of, “OMG it’s almost here!!”. Blizzard has announced several launch events to celebrate the launch of Diablo III around the world. For fans of the series that have been waiting patiently, and playing the heck out of the beta, launch parties are a fun way to pick up your copy of the game. On May 14th retailers in US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Poland, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and the region of Taiwan will be hosting events. I would love to see pictures from ALL the events! For the US the official Blizzard event will be at: The Great Wheel Court of the Irvine Spectrum Mall 71 Fortune Drive Irvine, CA 92618 The events start at 8pm pacific time on May 14th. Gamers will have a chance at giveaways, video footage, and Diablo III themed prizes. Various members of the Diablo III team will be

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  • 20Apr

    Diablo III is in open beta this weekend

    If you had plans this weekend, you might want to cancel them. Blizzard announced that Diablo III will be open to everyone to play this weekend. Starting today, players can log in and start playing the game for three days. Blizzard hopes to use this to stress test their servers for the upcoming release on May 15. Remember…this is a BETA. You can download the client here now and then starting today at noon Pacific time, the servers will open up. You can team up with friends and play until level 13. You’ll be able to try out each of the five heroic classes. I think I’m GamingAngel on Battlenet if you want to play. I’m going to try to squeeze in some play time. If you don’t have a account you can quickly create one for free at Follow

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  • 21Oct

    Want ‘Diablo III’ for free? Commit to a year of ‘World of Warcraft’

    Blizzard’s new World of Warcraft “Annual Pass” comes with a neat addition. Nay, an awesome one. When you sign up for the 12-month Annual Pass plan (and you can do that right here), you not only get a free copy of Diablo III, but you also get an awesome mount based on Diablo III‘s Tyrael’s Charger as well as guaranteed access to the beta of Mists of Pandaria, the fifth expansion of World of Warcraft. The mount features some pretty awesome wings, right? And I can’t even pretend that it’s the big deal anymore. The free copy of Diablo III is. And it’s apparently a limited-time deal, probably only because the new game is launching early next year. We still don’t have timing for Diablo III‘s release, or even that of the Pandaria beta, but…it’s Blizzard Time. “Soon” is sufficient, right? The Annual Pass can either be billed at $14.99

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  • 23Sep

    ‘Diablo III’ officially set for release in early 2012

    Today, Blizzard announced that “soon” was too soon when it comes to Diablo III. Apparently, they really were initially pushing for making it out this year, as many have guessed, but the game just won’t be ready by the end of December. Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard, wrote in his blog post that, “…this week we pulled together people from all of the teams involved with the game to decide whether we felt it would be ready before the end of December, and we grudgingly came to the conclusion that it would not. Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well, we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game.” After getting quite a few hours of hands-on with the beta, I can only agree. There are a

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  • 01Aug

    Auctions in ‘Diablo III’ use real money

    I guess that in the future when we play Diablo III, we’ll have to start taking some new things into account. For instance, do you really want that item, or are you willing to sell it for cash? In addition to the auction house utilizing in-game gold, Blizzard is including another auction house, this time allowing you to trade cash for items. So, how much do you really want that in-game ring? Or…how much do you want to keep it? Money that you make in-game can be applied to Blizzard items, or removed from the game via a third-party to spend as you please. Basically, if Blizzard didn’t do this, an outside service would have eventually stepped in, or people might have started selling coveted items on eBay. It’s happened before, and it would definitely happen again. Keeping it all official makes sure that the quality of service is consistently

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  • 25May

    Have you had your WOW today?

    World of warcraft that is! Well, anything Blizzard really. The first batch of tickets have come and gone and now the second batch will be released tonight…as in Wednesday, May 25, at 7 p.m. Pacific Time through the online Blizzard Store for $175 USD each. “Gamers interested in attending should keep an eye on the BlizzCon ticket sales page ( at that time for a chance to get theirs.” If you don’t get tickets, or you can’t get enough from Blizzard, they are also releasing approximately 200 tickets to an exclusive pre-BlizzCon dinner to benefit Children’s Hospital of Orange County. This will take place on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. PT for $500 USD each (BlizzCon admission included). “In-depth coverage of BlizzCon will also be available through the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket, which is offered as a multichannel Internet stream and also via DIRECTV in the United States. BlizzCon 2011

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  • 10May

    Activision Blizzard earnings call reveals ‘Diablo III’ beta for Q3 2011

    If you’ve been waiting for Diablo III like I have, information revealed during yesterday’s Activision Blizzard earnings call is definitely worth getting excited over. Mike Morhaime stated that Blizzard is currently looking to launch a public beta for Diablo III during the third quarter of 2011. This is after a staff-only alpha that is presumably going on now, according to slides accompanying the call. Despite this, don’t expect the game to release this year. The same slide displayed information stating the Blizzard is “driving hard” to get the game released in 2011, but you know Blizzard. It’s done when it’s done. (And my husband and I will play the heck out of it at that point.) Follow

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