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    I know we are all super-excited at the prospect of what will be the most anticipated Beta for a PC game for some time. As we know, Blizzard has been teasing us with DiabloWikiDiablo 3 Beta release dates for months now, and although we have no exact date, the the team at Gamescom confirmed that the beta is still planned to start during Q3. With Q3 wrapping up in a number of weeks, we wait patiently for more news.

    Keeping the September Beta date in mind, we have now launched the Beta countdown timer which you can see in the right navbar (eyes to the right please). The date has been set based on the latest information we have from the dev team. We’ll obviously alter the counter as soon as a definite D-Day is announced. Keep your eyes on it and we have added a page explaining the timer.

    In related news, I took time out this afternoon to find out the latest final game release date speculation at retailers and the results were as follows (all are UK date format):

    • 01/11/2011 – Gamestop UK
    • 31/12/2011 – NewEgg
    • 16/09/2011 – Shop to (doh)
    • N/A Gamestop (US)
    • N/A GAME (UK)
    • Released in 2011 –¬†Gamestation .

    A right mixed bag there I think you’ll agree with Newegg (thanks Flood) having bumped their release date back recently. Gamestop’s regional sites show different predictions while Shopto have simply got it all wrong as apparently it’s being released in a few weeks (smacks head).

    We do have the release date pool still on-going in the forums so why not have a punt at when you think Diablo 3 will be released. While you’re there you can snigger at all the predicted dates that have long since expired. Oh, wishful thinking.

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