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Diablo III Beta Gameplay Video Preview Released

Diablo III Beta Gameplay Video Preview Released

Several gaming publishers have been granted license today to release a new video preview of Diablo III, one of the most widely anticipated and longest-waited-for games in the history of MMORPGs, in its beta form. This Preview features each of the different playable character classes including the classic Barbarian followed by the Witch Doctor, Demon Hunter, Wizard, and Monk. This video mainly shows the masses of different spells and abilities available in this newest installment of Diablo, but also goes into Followers - the NPC allies you'll be able to work with in your journey through the environments overrun with demons in your journey towards the end.

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Bad news for Diablo III fans as Blizzard makes fundamental changes to franchise

Bad news for Diablo III fans as Blizzard makes fundamental changes to franchise

There is some bad news surfacing today about the anticipated game Diablo III from Blizzard. Blizzards is making fundamental changes to the way the game will be played and how items in the game are purchased and traded. One of the changes being made to the new title is that no mods will be allowed. That means none of the custom games that we generally see with titles like Diablo III.

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Blizzard MMO Not Likely for Xbox 360

Blizzard MMO Not Likely for Xbox 360

Blizzard is a company known for their Massively Multiplayer Online titles, with a major focus on World of Warcraft. Of course, a title like StarCraft can't be ignored, either, even if it doesn't fit into the MMO category. In any event, it doesn't look like Microsoft's Xbox 360 has much of a chance of landing an MMO of Blizzard caliber any time soon, as the company not only knows of the hardships that Microsoft puts forth to developers for access to Xbox LIVE, but they also believe that the Xbox 360 just doesn't have the power to make it happen.

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BlizzCon 2010 Highlight Reel (and a Confirmation of the Diablo 3 Beta)

BlizzCon 2010 Highlight Reel (and a Confirmation of the Diablo 3 Beta)

So it's that time again, that time when the longest amount of wait begins before BlizzCon comes again. That's right! It's time for the BlizzCon wrap-up video. This is Blizzard Entertainment's biggest event of the year, a place where they announce all their sweet spots and bring out the big guns as far as presenting what they've got coming up, then they have Tenacious D play some magical metal.

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The Daily Slash: October 25th 2010

The Daily Slash: October 25th 2010

We're getting dangerously close to that ever-so-spooky howliday, and the gadgets just aren't reflecting it at all! I suppose that's how it goes though, it's only one day, no use in making a pumpkin themed telephone for that. In honor of the most smashing of days coming up though, I did carve a pumpkin for you. It's also in celebration of me finally downloading what I now realize is the greatest tiny game ever made. See if you can tell what it is. I carved it for you. And then, of course, we've got a fantastic FREE LG OPTIMUS T in a Halloween contest too!

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Diablo III Beta Testing: Yes, Finally, For Real, at BlizzCon

Diablo III Beta Testing: Yes, Finally, For Real, at BlizzCon

Blizzcon attendees were given some undeniably exciting news: from amongst them, 1,000 would be chosen to receive Beta Keys to Diablo 3. Those of you like me who've been waiting to hear that news for years and years (and years,) oh my goodness the excitement burns in the heart. Diablo 2 was (and yes, still is) played by thousands, being one of the games to pave the way for such games as World of Warcraft, a game that's estimated to hold over 60% of the market share for MMORPG games in the world.

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Blizzard Shows StarCraft 2 Has Some Old Rivals

Blizzard Shows StarCraft 2 Has Some Old Rivals

News about Blizzard's StarCraft II isn't necessarily few and far between, but when you start talking about something as epic as StarCraft, and its heavily anticipated sequel, every piece of information is fantastic. And, if it weren't enough for Blizzard to just give us text-based information, they go out and make amazing CG videos, like the cinematic trailer already released. But this time around, Blizzard lets us follow an old friend, Zeratul, as he explores some ancient ruins, but quickly discovers he's not the only one being a little nostalgic.

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Razer developing StarCraft II themed gaming peripherals

Razer developing StarCraft II themed gaming peripherals

You know who likes money?  Razer likes money, and the gaming peripheral maker has decided that the best way to make it is to milk enthusiastic StarCraft II gamers with a range of new hardware and this "distinctive" messenger bag.  As well as the bag, the company promises a tournament-grade keyboard, mouse and headset "specially designed" for Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft II.

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First of many Starcraft 2 Battle Reports get released

First of many Starcraft 2 Battle Reports get released

Blizzard has released the first of what is to be a series of Starcraft 2 battle reports. This video is a match from the alpha version of the game - narrated by lead designer Dustin Browder and e-Sports team member Robert Simpson - in which Matt Cooper and David Kim play a 1-on-1 match as Protoss and Terrran.

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Blizzard updates WoW Armory

Blizzard updates WoW Armory

Blizzard continues to roll out upgrades across the board ever since the Wrath of the Lich King expansion came out. In fact, the World of Warcraft Armory page was updated today, and it now features stats and information previously unavailable prior to the 3.02 patch.

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World of Warcraft patch ‘Echoes of Doom’ goes live; rocky restart

World of Warcraft patch ‘Echoes of Doom’ goes live; rocky restart

So the 3.0.2 patch for the World of Warcraft was released by Blizzard yesterday. The patch, called "Echoes of Doom," features all sorts of updates and is furthering along the servers to get ready for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion, which is set for release on November 13th.

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StarCraft 2 to be a trilogy

StarCraft 2 to be a trilogy

A lot of news has been pouring out of BlizzCon and now Blizzard is taking their StarCraft franchise to the next level. Their long-awaited game, StarCraft 2 will be a trilogy rather than one game. 

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