Amazon.co.uk have Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition on PS3 listed at just £16.95 delivered. Unfortunatly the X360 version of the game is £23.95, but if you head over to base.com you can grab a copy on the X360 for just £16.99 so no massive difference.
This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume.
Hot on the heels of Blizzard's sale, CDKeys have slashed the price of their listing for Diablo 3. By bringing it to the £10 mark, it undercuts the next cheapest deal by £6.
The improvements to the game since it's original release have made Diablo 3 a much more fun and rewarding experience. Admittedly, the better content (and class) are reserved for the Reaper of Souls expansion, but for the asking price here it's definitely worth a look.
World Of Warcraft lead systems designer Greg Street believes that making MMOs work on consoles would be a "huge challenge," but an opportunity that Blizzard are excited to explore.Click here to read more...
Following on from our post yesterday regarding the Playstation 3 / 4 versions of Diablo III, word has emerged today that the upcoming console version of the ARPG will be a complete separate entity from the PC version, with Battle.net accounts not used at all. Blizzard community manager Vaefire took to the official forums to state that as it stands, no cross-platform play is in the works.Click here to read more...
Remember all that rage that was shown towards Blizzard for requiring players to have an internet connection to play Diablo 3, regardless of whether they were playing solo or not? Well, the recently announced console version may well be scrapping that requirement, if an interview with Sony’s John Hight is to be believed.Click here to read more...
Blizzard have confirmed that a fix for the Error 3006 bug is on its way.
Gamers were complaining of a game-breaking anomaly that boots players from the game when swapping gear with a Templar follower, and doesn't let you back in.
Battle.net have been receiving angry messages throughout the day, and one or two Dealspwn readers even dropped us a message to vent their frustrations.
"What the hell is this shit?" exclaimed Jack B. "I was at the launch, which was mental, get home, stick the disc in hoping to play through the night, and get booted straight after trying to trade with the Templar. Had to hard reset, can't log back on to any servers now. Can't even get into my Battle.net account"
That fix can't come soon enough!
Blizzard have announced that the Diablo 3 beta client is now available to everyone with a Battle.net account, allowing access to the game over the weekend. This ends a long wait for many fans to get their hands on the anticipated title for the first time.
After the recent news of an error which allowed anyone download the (previously closed) beta client, Blizzard have now granted access anyone with a Battle.net account to join in from 8pm BST today until 6pm BST on Monday. The weekend is being used to stress test the servers of the game ahead of the release next month. All aspects of Diablo 3 up to level 13 will be available to players, including all five of the demon-slaying classes. Newcomers won’t be left out in the cold if they have yet to make a Battle.net account, simply create one and you will be able to download the client. For more information on the open beta weekend, head over to the blog post on the official website here.
Diablo 3 (finally) releases May 15th.
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Diablo III has finally been dated for May 15th, which is just over a month away. To celebrate, Blizzard has been releasing class-specific gameplay trailers to show players what to expect from their builds, and the latest video focuses on the brutal Barbarian.
This bit of news has been a long time coming, but we’re finally at the point where pigs are flying over a frozen hell. This afternoon developers Blizzard Entertainment released details regarding the digital pre-orders of the long-awaited hack-and-slash, dungeon-crawling epic Diablo 3. It was also confirmed that we will finally be getting our hands on the game in two months time, on May 15th.Click here to read more...
Diablo III will be releasing in Q2, Activision's quarterly financial report suggests. Maybe. Probably. Frankly, I don't want to get my hopes up again.
Anyway, this technically means that the long-anticipated RPG sequel should arrive at some point between March and June. Unless Blizzard needs to tweak it some more, that is.
Blizzcon 2011, the annual event to celebrate all things Blizzard, kicked off last night in Anaheim, California with some huge announcements that are sure to turn some heads (even if you aren’t a current player of any of their games.)Click here to read more...
Diablo fans; we're afraid we have some bad news. While the much-anticipated third entry was expected to release later this year, Blizzard has announced plans to move the launch date back to an early 2012 window. According to Blizzard, the game is "almost ready", although they're not quite so satisfied with the quality to release it just yet. And considering their pedigree, its hard to disagree.
"With every game we make, the temptation is always very strong to launch as soon as possible. However, we didn't put so many years of work into Diablo III to release a game that was almost ready," explains Blizzard CEO and co-founder, Mike Morhaime. However, with every cloud comes a silver-lining, with Blizzard extending the closed beta test for fans beyond initial plans. "The beta test is going very well, and we look forward to making the most of the extra time we're taking to deliver an experience that lives up to our vision for the game and the expectations of our players. Next year is going to be an incredibly busy one for Blizzard, and we hope an incredibly fun one for Blizzard gamers."
Diablo III is fast becoming the new Duke Nukem Forever. It's been eleven years since Diablo II's triumphant launch - and with constant delays to contend with, the fanbase is getting a little restless waiting for the sequel.
Luckily, during the recent Activision Investors Call, Blizzard co-founder Michael Morhaime stated that a public beta will be rolling out later this year. It's set for the third financial quarter, which by usual US standards, means some time this summer. Apparently development is going well and Blizzard are "working hard to release the game this year"... but "will not compromise the quality of the game to hit a launch window." Fingers crossed, but personally, I wouldn't be surprised to see Diablo 3 slip into 2012. We'll keep you posted. [CVG]
A few rumours about the possibility of Diablo 3 making a console appearance have been doing the rounds for months- and came to a head recently thanks to some provocative (if out-of-context) comments from the dev team. However, the latest word from Blizzard indicates that they're considering a Diablo-related title for next gen consoles.
We're exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we've said in the past, 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.
Before you get too excited though, Blizzard were keen to stress that this isn't an announcement for a direct console port- rather a spinoff set in the same universe. We reckon it'll resemble Baldur's Gate's dark alliance console franchise, with more immediate action gameplay replacing some of the finnicky PC niceties that require a mouse and keyboard.
Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don't intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to delay or affect the release of the game.
We'll keep you posted. [Battle.net Community Forums]
Citing the drive to compete with other AAA studios, Ubisoft is currently embarking on a massive restructuring of their studios. As well as some regrettable job losses, this reshuffling of personnel has also resulted in two major delays. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and the Driver reboot have both been pushed back- partly to allow them to recieve a greater degree of fine tuning and polish. Ubisoft have cited "Fiscal 2012" as their target release date window- which means that they'll probably make an appearance next Christmas. [Gamasutra]
Frozen Synapse was one of the standout Indie titles at this year's Eurogamer Expo. It's a unique downloadable title that mixes tight turn-based tactics with addictive gametypes and a social networking vibe... and developer Mode7 has now revealed that that it will be available to purchase on Steam in 2011. Note that free Steam keys will be provided for customers that take advantage of their direct preorder deal.
This is big news for us: being on Steam means that Frozen Synapse has a much better shot at reaching a significant audience. We’d like to thank Valve and also all of the members of our community who have championed the game. - Mode 7’s Joint Managing Director Paul Taylor
Want to know more? Why not check out our hands-on hands-on preview! We'll have some detailed beta impressions for you down the line.
The four hour Gamescom queue for Diablo III is true testament to how gamers revere Blizzard's epic loot-grinding series. Whilst I was luckily able to bypass the lines and get behind the scenes, I was still a little nervous at getting to grips with Diablo's long-awaited return. Imagine meeting an old flame after several years of loneliness. Diablo III is basically designed to emulate the same balanced, beautiful and beloved gameplay of the franchise while making the experience more accessible and graphically capable... and from what we've seen, it's shaping up to accomplish exactly that.
Let's start with the basics. Clicking on an enemy moves your character in for the attack, with the right mouse button used to trigger a spell or skill. Using the numbers and function keys allows players to hotkey their favourite spells, though two frequently-used abilities can be mapped to the Tab key for easy selection in a hectic skirmish. The classic inventory screen and skill points system makes a welcome return, with the familiar red and blue globes informing players how much health and mana they have left.
So far, so Diablo II... except that several new features make the title much more user-friendly and accessible this time around. Enemies frequently drop health and mana orbs that replenish the player on-the-fly, meaning that we can stay in the fight for much longer before needing to haul ass back to town. A new checkpoint system also replaces the need to respawn back in the nearest safe city after death, which simply puts you pack on track when you die (although there will apparently be a gold or durability penalty when the final version goes gold).Read on to get to grips with Diablo III's most niche class!