A poster over on the Diablo III reddit appears to have predicted the release date nearly two months ago. Based on the reddit cache, it actually does seem that this was a legitimate prediction even if it was originally intended as a joke. I guess math truly is the language of nature.
The poster uses information based on the release of the Diablo’s 15th anniversary and he wrote the following:
So if Bashiok said that the Diablo 15th anniversary site would be ready early in the week, and Diablo 3 is said to be released in early 2012, let’s math this up!
From what I can tell the anniversary website was up around 2:30 PST today. Assuming that the week starts Monday(cause seriously who really considers Sunday the first day of the week) the site was live 62.5 hours into the week.
100% * 62.5 / (24 * 7) gives us that that the site was released 37.2% of the way through the week.
0.372 * 366 days this year = Diablo 3 will be released 136.16 days in to the year.
Calling it now, Diablo 3 will be released on May 15th which just so happens to be a Tuesday! Clearly my logic is flawless and this is the only possible release date.
I’m not sure if there is a way to spoof cached data, but if not, that means this person actually used math to guess the exact date of Diablo 3’s release. Impressive.