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Report: 'Nintendo, Mario in the world 1000 million for the new Wii'

Today's most confusing headline is brought to you by the Google translation of a Nikkei Net report that New Super Mario Bros. Wii has topped ten million (not one-thousand million) units sold worldwide since its release in mid-November (and early December in Japan). Frankly, we're downright shocked...

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The best of WoW Insider: June 24-July 1, 2008

Where can the world's biggest World of Warcraft fans go to talk with Blizzard devs, hear news about upcoming games, and dress up like Murlocs? Paris' Worldwide Invitational 2008, of course -- that's where WoW Insider was last weekend, and we've got a ton of news about everything WoW from the...

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WWI08: Lore and art in Diablo 3

At Blizzard's recent Worldwide Invitational, Diablo 3's World Designer Leonard Boyarsky and Art Director Brian Morrisroe got on stage in front of a crowd hungry for details on Blizzard's latest project to talk about combining art and lore to expand the world give the player a deeper and more...

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WWI08: Lore and art in Diablo 3 (Part 2 - Q&A)

Q&A with Leo and Brian Q: In the end of Diablo 2 we went to hell, killed him, smashed his Soulstone and essence of him, Bael, Maphesto ... how do we justify him coming back? Leo: You don't know for sure that Diablo is coming back. [Ed: ... !] We don't want to divulge too much of the story,...

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WWI08: New WoW arenas, nonlinear dungeons and goodie bags

For the World of Warcraft fans who might've missed some coverage today, here are some of the highlights, care of WoW Insider: Check out these awesome goodie bags A look at Lake Wintergrasp, a non-instanced Battleground, as well as new arena maps from the PvP panel From the Dungeons and...

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WWI08: Diablo 3 design fundamentals

At the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris, Blizzard designers took to the stage to talk about the design goals and fundamentals behind their upcoming title, Diablo III. Jay Wilson, lead designer on the title, presented a rundown of the design philosophy behind the game, covering its...

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Joystiq chats with Jay Wilson on Diablo 3

click to embiggen The buzz here at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles is all about Diablo 3. When will we have a playable demo? When can we expect a release? Blizzard, of course, isn't willing to commit to a date other than their standard "when it's done" answer: What classes are going to be...

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Blizzard's WWI 2008 costume and dance contest

The Murloc costume above only placed second in Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational 2008 costume contest. Interested to see what came in first? Check out WoW Insider's gallery of the costume (and dance!) contest, complete with their own colorful commentary. Gallery: WWI08 Costume and Dance...

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Blizzard introduces Diablo 3

click to enter gallery Joystiq will make any sacrifice to bring you the latest news -- even if it means flying to Paris, France in order to attend Blizzard Entertainment's Worldwide Invitational. Only seconds ago we were shown a cinematic from Blizzard's newest game: Diablo 3. We're currently...

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Blizzard offers live streams of Worldwide Invitational

For those who can't make it out to Paris for this weekend's Worldwide Invitational, Blizzard is offering live streams of the main stage and tournament stage, in both low-resolution (400kbits) and high-resolution (1000kbits) modes. While the tournament stage might be less interesting, the main stage...

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