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Diablo 3 Director Jay Wilson: Auction Houses 'really hurt' game

Former Diablo 3 Game Director Jay Wilson admitted during a talk at GDC 2013 in San Francisco that both of Diablo 3's Auction Houses (both the real-money and the in-game gold item auction house) "really hurt the game." Wilson said that before Blizzard launched the game, the company had a few assump...

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Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson moves on to new Blizzard project

Jay Wilson, who has been directing Diablo 3 for seven years, has decided to move on to other projects within Blizzard. Writing on the Blizzard forums, Wilson says that while working on Diablo 3 has "been one of the most challenging and rewarding periods of my life, I've reached a point creatively w...

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Diablo 3 'Team Deathmatch' goes back to the drawing board, 'dueling' coming in the new year

Diablo 3's Team Deathmatch mode has been a long-promised addition for players of the loot-hunting dungeon crawler since it first launched seven months ago. Though the mode is up and running at Blizzard, a blog post from Blizzard's Jay Wilson says the Player vs. Player-focused mode "isn't yet where ...

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Blizzard explains why it's hiring for console Diablo, but not making console Diablo

The situation around the potential console release of Diablo 3 has been strangely half-secret. Blizzard has openly hired for console development, and company representatives have said that they are "investigating" and "exploring" console Diablo projects. They've talked about console controllers and...

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Blizzard still tinkering with Diablo 3 systems, highlights new changes

For a game that isn't even out yet, Diablo 3 has undergone many, many system changes. Today, game director Jay Wilson has posted a load of upcoming system adjustments, mostly made to systems that have already been changed. A few prime examples include the complete removal of "identify item" scrol...

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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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Blizzard talks console controls for Diablo 3

Blizzard's Diablo 3 developers are on the main stage at BlizzCon 2011 right now, and game director Jay Wilson spoke a little bit about the potential console version of the game. Nothing has changed -- there is no officially announced console version. But Wilson did confirm that Blizzard has hired...

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Diablo 3 'feels even better' with console controllers, but support won't be ready for release

Blizzard isn't ready to announce any kind of console version of Diablo 3 -- as in all things, it's taking its sweet damn time -- but game director Jay Wilson is open to discussing the results of the company's console "experiments." Blizzard has been conducting said experiments, Wilson said, be...

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Diablo 3 'definitely in the home stretch,' says game director

Following unprecedented access into "Blizzard's gated, guarded headquarters complex" earlier this week, The New York Times has returned practically empty-handed. Sure, correspondent Seth Schiesel got to play Diablo 3 for "about an hour" -- a fleeting opportunity that some of us would nevertheless...

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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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