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Diablo 3 review: Hitting the jackpot

Hack-and-slash action RPGs, pioneered by Blizzard's Diablo, are essentially slot machines. You click the mouse, and every time you do there's a chance you'll get the loot you want . Yes, the trappings of role-playing and combat mechanics are there, weaker in some cases and stronger in others, but...

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Diablo's Descendants

This is a weekly column focusing on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. With Diablo 3's release date set, I decided to take a look back as the series' legacy --and play some of the better Western-style action/role-playing...

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Remember Diablo with new 15 year anniversary website

In celebration of fifteen years of Diablo -– the original came out all the way back in 1996 (!) -– Blizzard has launched a special anniversary website. The site has all kinds of Diablo-related content, from a timeline of the entire series, cutscenes from Diablo 2, video interviews and...

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Diablo 3 beta preview: Polish and punch

While all the Diablo 3 talk this week will probably center around Blizzard's announcement of the player-to-player auction system, there's plenty to say about the game itself. It's the most polished it has ever been, and while the mechanics were in and working at the last BlizzCon, this beta build...

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Blizzard games and expansions on sale at Amazon

Whether you're looking to rebuild your Diablo or Starcraft software collections, or if you just want to get down on the complete World of Warcraft anthology before it gets extended tomorrow, you should probably go hit up Amazon. For today only, they've got big sales on Blizzard's big games....

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BlizzCon 2010: Diablo 3 Q&A panel highlights

On the second day of the BlizzCon, a handful of members of the Diablo 3 development team, lead by game director Jay Wilson, sat down to answer questions from BlizzCon attendees. There were a lot of questions asked, and a few nuggets of useful and intriguing information gleaned. Let's take a look at...

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BlizzCon 2010: Diablo 3 panel covers Artisans, armor models and atmosphere

The Diablo 3 crafting sanctuary panel, much as the name suggests, did introduce a look at the new Diablo 3 item crafting system. However, it also covered quite a few interesting inside looks at the philosophy and process of the upcoming Blizzard game. As game director Jay Wilson puts it,...

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PopCap canned a cute, turn-based Diablo-type game

Casual game (and class 3 electronic pharmaceutical) developer PopCap apparently had a beta of a RPG that "felt like a turn-based version of Diablo that was very cute." PopCap's creative director, Jason Kapalka, recently told Develop in an interview about this latest threat to global productivity....

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Blizzard Global Writing Contest now open for submissions

Fan fiction writers, gather round! Well, first, close out of all those Word documents you've been agonizing over for the past few months. You know the ones we're talking about. The ones which involve throbbing. And quivering. And Sonic the Hedgehog. Why not put your unique skill set to good (and...

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Diablo 2, Warcraft 3 bans reach Icelandic proportions

Blizzard, in preparation for the launch of StarCraft 2 and the new Battle.net framework, recently banned over 320,000 Diablo 2 and Warcraft 3 players that violated the company's Terms of Use by using hacks and third-party tools. According to a census taken earlier this year, there are currently...

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