Rather than engage in barrel-scraping, the news run down took a day off yesterday. Happily, the internet has reloaded today, and there’s stuff to link to and ridicule.
[*]Start with this prank recording of a phone call to Blizzard tech support about problems getting Diablo III to install. As the guys have pointed out, it’s not the tech support person’s job to say if a game exists or not. Also, lest anyone thinks this might be real, the recording was posted back in June, long before Diablo III was even announced. There will be a beta, but not for many, many months yet.
[*]MSN India includes the original Diablo on an article about. Gee, if only there were you could go to talk about Diablo with like-minded retro-gaming individuals…
[*]Mobile Tech Review has a “new” D3 trailer from E3… except that it’s just a LQ version of the cinematic movie released at the WWI two weeks ago.
[*]Continuing evidence of Diablo III’s omnipresence comes from a mention in this short article about E3 Losing Its Cool, from Straight.com. An alternative, ***, Vancouver online magazine. Yes, Google takes me to some strange places in my search for D3 news.
[*]An article on Digital Journal is just the latest of the many, many we’ve seen pre-E3 that don’t seem to know that Blizzard isn’t going to be at the show, so no D3, SC2, or WoW. (Though Activision is hosting a press event in a nearby location on Tuesday night.)
[*]Finally, I keep forgetting to post this, but YahooGames posted a short video report on the D3 “too much color” controversy and the associated online petitions. Their content-free, sensationalist approach didn’t go over with .