Online-Only Diablo 3

March 6, 2015

Josh Mosqueira Diablo 3 Presentation: GDC 2015

Yesterday morning Diablo III Game Director Josh Mosqueira gave an hour-long presentation on Diablo III and Reaper of Souls at the annual Game Developers’ Conference. You can watch the whole thing on video, but if…

By: Flux

October 4, 2013

Diablo 3 Console Item Hacks Abound

This issue came up both of the Diablo 3 console podcasts we’ve posted thus far, where the players were avoiding public games since there were already so many hacked items. That was within the first…


September 19, 2013

No Offline Mode for Diablo 3

When Blizzard announced that the Auction House was to close the online-only detractors began to stir, encouraged by this surprising news, hoping it heralded a radical shift if attitude by Blizzard. Could it mean they…


May 28, 2013

Diablo 3 Expansion Changes to AH and Always-Online?

The Diablo 3 Expansion is the perpetual topic of interest for everyone in the Diablo community, and since IGN coughed up an article focused on it today, we might as well have at it. The…


February 21, 2013

Diablo 3 Console Feature and Fan Reactions

Yesterday’s announcement that a Diablo 3 Console was coming (soon?) to the Playstation 3 and the future Playstation 4 was big news, but not surprising news. After all, Blizzard has repeatedly confirmed that they were…


August 3, 2012

Diablo III Hotfixes for August 3rd

More hotfixes have made their way into the game today. Today’s hotfixes focus on one of the many banes of the online-only aspect of the game –  desynch, or “rubberbanding.” It’s always good to see…

By: VictusMetuo

June 28, 2012

Diablo 3 Nerdrage

A rather long and uncannily accurate article has popped up giving voice and perspective on the rampant Diablo 3 nerdrage seen in recent weeks. The author nails the heart of it, starting with the definition…

By: VictusMetuo

June 27, 2012

Was Blizzard’s Diablo III Language Option Removal Legal?

On June 8th, Blizzard abruptly locked the language options in some versions of Diablo III. This mainly affected the Russian and Brazilian markets, where Diablo III was not available until June 7th (3 weeks after…


June 25, 2012

Marcin Iwinski Interviewed about Online-Only DRM

Rock paper Shotgun posted an interview with Marcin Iwinski, the CEO of Polish gaming studio CD Projekt, in which he talks about their upcoming projects and Diablo III’s approach to online security. It’s an interesting…


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