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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 engagi...

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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, w...

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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 Rai...

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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 origi...

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All World of Warcraft classes dissected at WWI 2008

You can't escape World of Warcraft at Blizzard's Worldwide Invitational. Between class-specific panels and the giant WoW dev panel. Here's a look into the future of each of the classes, including a ton of information on the upcoming Death Knight class: Death Knight Druid Hunter Mage Pal...

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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 Contest ...

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Diablo 3 shipping simultaneously on Mac

The Diablo 3 FAQ is being hammered at the moment (we couldn't imagine why), but just in case you were worried, Blizzard assures us that the game will work on Apple computers. So sayeth the website: "As with all of Blizzard Entertainment's recent releases, Diablo 3 will ship for both Windows and Mac...

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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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Today in Joystiq: June 26, 2008

All it took was some clever server hacking to find out the final ending to Blizzard's splash teasers. (Thanks, DarkNessBear) Check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Exclusive Q&A with Marc Whitten on Microsoft DRM tool Joystiq Podcast Extend Extra: Metal Gear Squabbling Joyswag: C&...

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