On behalf of the whole crew here at IncGamers, I’d like to wish you all a Happy New Year. Enjoy your celebrations and delights. While most of us start 2012 today, the Chinese calendar doesn’t tick over until January 23rd, when the Year of the Dragon begins. Even if you’ve no concern for Chinese astrology, you can choose to see that as an auspicious development for the release date of Diablo III. No one but Blizzard (and probably not even them) actually knows when we’ll see the game, but they’ve held to their “early 2012” comments for months now, so we can hope.
There’s also good news from Azzure and our other advance scouts in Oz and NZ, who ticked into 2012 hours ago and reported that — contra the ancient Mayan calendar — the world did not come to an end at the stroke of midnight. Lucky break, that.
Update: Several people have pointed out that the Mayan calendar actually ends in December, or something like that. As I have every confidence that my comment above is exactly as accurate as any predictions made from the Mayan calendar, or in fact any sort of numerology, I fail to see the problem.
Update #2: In comments, Nobbie points us to a new tweet from @Diablo.
As many people have pointed out in comments, this tweet sets a new standard for Blizzard PR’s ability to give vague, metaphorical, timeline references. “Doorstep of 2012?” WTF does that mean?