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Diablo III Starter Edition provides free demo

Diablo III Starter Edition provides free demo

Missed out on the Diablo III beta but don’t want to drop the cash on the full game? Blizzard will be offering the game in what they call a Starter Edition, which is a fancy way of calling it a demo. Players will be able to explore the first chapter of the game up until the Skeleton King encounter for free, although some features of the game will be restricted, such as the real money auction house.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

Star Wars: The Old Republic sees sharp player decline

EA launched Star Wars: The Old Republic just before Christmas to positive reviews and a warm reception from the MMO community, positioning it as a competitor to Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Is the galaxy far far away starting to falter already? During a recent earnings report, EA announced that SWTOR’s subscriber base has dropped from 1.7 million to 1.3 million in just two months.

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Diablo III real-money market detailed in full

Diablo III real-money market detailed in full

It's time to get serious about Blizzard Entertainment's new auction house for market goods in the virtual world of evil that is Diablo III in a full-on guide presented pre-release for the game later this month. This auction house will have players spending fake (and real) money on goods which they'll then be able to use in the game. You'll have the choice between entering the Gold Auction House of the Real-Money Auction House come halfway through this month, and only in certain regions of the world will you be able to trade real cash for warhammers, circlets, wands, cracked boots, and more.

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Diablo III teaser has fans pumped

Diablo III teaser has fans pumped

This past weekend, Blizzard Entertainment performed a "stress test" on their servers in preparation for their next big release: Diablo III - and users free test has gotten the crowds excited to a whole new degree. This game is 16 years in the making, making this one of the longest periods between a game and its sequel in the history of gaming - and certainly the MMORPG world for certain. To help us prepare even more than this free Beta weekend has already, we've spoken to several wild gamers from across the United States to see what this first weekend held for them and what they're excited about for the release halfway through this month!

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Diablo III beta download here, join us this weekend!

Diablo III beta download here, join us this weekend!

As Blizzard Entertainment prepares for the biggest game launch they've had since World of Warcraft, Diablo III has been prepped for a global (nearly) beta test launch for all! This one-time download and weekend-only activation will have you and your loved ones crushing the forces of evil in preparation for the full battle for a full 48 hours starting today, Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), and going until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT. Who will be the first to the top of the ladder?

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Diablo III enters open beta for the weekend

Diablo III enters open beta for the weekend

Heads up, Diablo fans. Blizzard will be making Diablo III available to play for free this weekend as part of an open beta. Players will be able to scramble onto the Battle.net servers so that Blizzard can acertain whether they have enough capacity to handle the inevitable flood on launch day. The open beta will start today from 12:01pm PST, and finish on Monday at 10am PST.

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WoW considered for iPhone while creators play Star Wars

WoW considered for iPhone while creators play Star Wars

This week one of the makers of World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment has let it be known that not only he plays Star Wars, his co-workers do as well. Speaking on why it seems that the most popular online role-playing game at the moment WoW seems to be losing subscribers, he noted that it's not just the wait for the upcoming expansion of the game Pandaria that's holding players back, it's the excellence of their competitors. Not only Star Wars: The Old Republic has been named in this case, it's Skyrim as well!

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Diablo III Collector’s Edition revealed and detailed

Diablo III Collector’s Edition revealed and detailed

Along with the most long-awaited announcement of a video game release in perhaps the entire history of gaming, Diablo III holds the honor of being so very important that it has its own gigantic Collectors Edition box set. This set of epic items has been released this week for pre-order and includes not just the Diablo III PC/MAC game in its entirety and on DVD-ROM, it has a whole lot of goodies to go with it! Not only will you be winning at Diablo III, you'll have Diablo II in its entirety as well, and special edition in-game items for not just Diablo, but other Blizzard games too!

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Diablo III May 15 release official

Diablo III May 15 release official

Game studio Blizzard has confirmed the release date for much-anticipated title Diablo III, with the game arriving on May 15 2012. Up for pre-order today for the digital version, Diablo III is priced at $59.99, while a Collector's Edition will be $99.99 including a DVD copy of the game, a behind-the-scenes Blu-ray/DVD two-disc set, the CD soundtrack CD, a 208-page Art of Diablo III book, and a 4GB USB "soulstone" memory stick (preloaded with full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction) and corresponding Diablo skull base

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Diablo III leaked release date: April 17th

Diablo III leaked release date: April 17th

Blizzard have always been coy with release dates, simply stating that things will be done when they’re done, and released only when they’re ready. Their next anticipated game, Diablo III, was first announced back in 2008, and gamers have been waiting with bated breath ever since. Have Italian gaming retailers finally tipped the world to the release date?

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