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Advocacy group threatens legal action over Diablo III always-on DRM

Advocacy group threatens legal action over Diablo III always-on DRM

Diablo III has attracted a healthy amount of controversy since launch, with most of that controversy focused around the game's always-online requirement. Blizzard's announcement of the always-on DRM was met with considerable outcry from fans, and it caused plenty of problems on launch day, as Blizzard's Diablo III servers repeatedly crumbled under the stress of so many logins. It was enough to send any gamer into a rage, and now a German consumer advocacy group called the Federation of Consumer Organizations is looking to do something about it.

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Diablo III player dies after 40 hour session

Diablo III player dies after 40 hour session

Sad news coming out of Taiwan today, as a teenager has died after playing Diablo III for 40 hours straight without any food. 18-year-old Chuang booked a private room at an internet cafe on Friday, July 13 and played Diablo III all the way through until Sunday, July 15, when he was discovered slumped over his desk by an internet cafe employee. Initially, Chuang appeared to be fine - only tired - but after getting up and walking a few steps, he collapsed and was rushed to the hospital, where he later passed away.

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Diablo III is the Worst Game Ever Made

Diablo III is the Worst Game Ever Made

I have played Diablo III for dozens of hours. I have beaten the normal difficulty level with one of my “Heroes,” and I have made solid progress with a variety of characters representing each class. I came to the new sequel already a fan. I played through and beat Diablo II perhaps a dozen times, at nearly every difficulty level with every type of character. But now I’m done. I’m moving on. It finally hit me: Diablo III is the worst game I’ve ever played, for hours and hours and hours.

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Diablo III summer patches and hotfixes announced

Diablo III summer patches and hotfixes announced

The folks at Blizzard Entertainment have released a gigantic update to the game Diablo III that will have all gamers jumping for joy - unless you're a Monk. This update will have the Monk class pushed back in several ways - specifically in the rune department where what you love and know as Overawe is, as Blizzard says, "good, but we don't think it's so far out of line that we're going to swoop in and hotfix it out of existence." As for the rest of the fixes, they're all coming for the same reason as this first hotfix: balance.

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Diablo III PvP patch tipped by Blizzard

Diablo III PvP patch tipped by Blizzard

The most successfully launched game of all time Diablo III has had a massive set of updates tossed at it today by its creator, Blizzard Entertainment, along with news of an upcoming Player Versus Player (PvP) patch. One of the more entertaining elements of the predecessor to this game, Diablo II, was players' ability to fight one another in character vs character combat. Losers dropped their gear and a single human ear with their name and level attached to it, and the winner took the spoils. All that may very well be coming around again soon for D3.

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Diablo III Review Part I: Your Quest Begins

Diablo III Review Part I: Your Quest Begins

Over the next week we'll be reviewing Diablo III in a series of posts which explore the basics of the game from an outsider's perspective. This first review shows what its like to play Diablo III from the beginning having only a rudimentary knowledge of what Diablo I and II were like and how the crossover hit World of Warcraft works in practice. Our first run begins with the character class "Monk" and takes on this world of demon fighting in a mostly visual sense.

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Diablo III servers down with emergency restart

Diablo III servers down with emergency restart

This morning Blizzard Entertainment began emergency rolling restarts of all Diablo III servers across Battle.NET, and as of 10:30 AM CST today, Battle.NET is down entirely. At the moment we're receiving reports from players across the USA noting that they are unable to get access to the game and are unable to access the website Battle.NET as well as their forums starting this morning. We've reached out to Blizzard and are expecting a reply soon - meanwhile no official word exists via any Battle.NET source as to what the complications with the site and their servers might be.

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Diablo III error apology issued by Blizzard

Diablo III error apology issued by Blizzard

The folks at Blizzard and their servers at Battle.NET are currently hard at work to fix any and all issued that have arisen here on launch week for Diablo III, so says their brand new apology for fans posted today. This game has been in the works for more than 10 years and has had so many beta tests going on for months now that its nearly unfathomable that any issues might still exist in the codes of the game and the servers it exists on, but such is life: there's no real test better than thousands of real players jumping in on the game in the first real final launch.

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Player finishes Diablo III in 12 hours 29 minutes (and others in 7)

Player finishes Diablo III in 12 hours 29 minutes (and others in 7)

Many of you burnt the midnight oil in order to get in on the Diablo III action, even with the massive server jams, but normal human beings are properly getting their first taste of the game this morning. You’re already behind: one NeoGaf forum poster has finished the game, starting at launch and playing straight through for 12 hours and 29 minutes. Playing as a Barbarian, he reached Level 32 by the time he had finished.

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