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Blizzard rings in April Fool's with faux fisticuffs, Flappy Bird spoof

Blizzard Entertainment has long had a reputation for its meticulously crafted April Fools' Day gags, and this year, instead of a sole punchline, the company is offering the willingly gullible a trio of faux announcements. For instance, it has been revealed that the next segment of the StarCr...

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Blizzard: Diablo 3 in development for Xbox One, release not finalized

Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition is up and running on the Xbox One, though its release is not yet certain, Diablo 3 lead producer Alex Mayberry told Videogamer this morning. "I don't know where we are with Microsoft right now so I can't really comment on what that contract looks like," Mayberry s...

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Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls trailer is become death, destroyer of worlds

A new trailer for Diablo 3 expansion Reaper of Souls is here to prepare would-be adventurers for their journey to defeat Death himself. As the old saying goes, "Nothing in the world is certain, save for Death and some badass adventurers kicking his high angel butt." [Image: Blizzard]...

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Diablo 3 offers 50% bonus XP until March 24

To prepare humanity for the March 25 arrival of the Reaper of Souls expansion, Blizzard has decreed that anyone playing Diablo 3 before March 24 will receive an additional 50 percent experience for each demon slain. Along with readying players for the expansion, this promotion highlights the rec...

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Joystiq Streams Special: Diablo 3 and Loot 2.0 madness [UPDATE: Relive the stream!]

Today's the day, Diablo 3. This particular Wednesday is when you blossom into the game that so very many people wanted you to be when you came out back in 2012. Today, you get Loot 2.0. Maybe claiming that Loot 2.0 is the day that Diablo 3 comes of age is an exaggeration, but the massive update B...

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Loot 2.0 comes to Diablo 3 in massive new patch

Starting today, Diablo 3 is ... well, it's very different. Blizzard has released a humongous patch for the game, overhauling many of its features. The highlight is probably the introduction of "Loot 2.0," a heavy reworking of the loot system that was first announced alongside the Reaper of Souls ex...

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How social slaying works in Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls will serve social slayers by giving them formal and more casual options to band together and go a-lootin' in Blizzard's popular role-playing game. Clans, which are invite-only, have a 120-person maximum and were designed for smaller, more tight-knit groups of players to...

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Diablo 3 sales reach 15 million across all platforms

Diablo 3 total lifetime sales have reached 15 million, Activision revealed during its annual earnings call today. The last time we heard from Activision, back in November, the game had just reached 14 million. Those extra million copies are in large part thanks to Diablo 3's launch on the Xbox 3...

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Here's what lies in wait within the Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls 'Collector's Edition'

The first expansion for Diablo 3, which ushers in an era free of auction houses, is set to launch on March 25, digitally and in store. Today, Blizzard has revealed the contents of the Reaper of Souls expansion, retail-exclusive Collector's Edition box set, featuring a variety of the company's typic...

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Diablo 3 listed for Xbox One by Best Buy Canada, Argos

Diablo 3 may yet roll onto Xbox One, if listings spotted at two major retailers are anything to go by. Best Buy Canada (via IGN), and UK outlet Argos listed it for Microsoft's console in the last 24 hours, and while Blizzard isn't confirming the port, it isn't denying it either. "One of our goal...

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