Meteor Spotted – Sign of Release Date Announcement?

Over the weekend, people in the UK witnessed an amazing phenomenon, a meteor streaked across the length of the country.

We last saw an image like that on this site back in 2008, only it wasn’t as benign and probably won’t turn out better than expected. Is this the Diablo 3 meteor arriving to signal the release date announcement?  And has Blizzard laid on the mother of all marketing campaigns?  Here’s some great footage from the BBC.

Thanks Slava for dropping us a note.

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    81 thoughts on “Meteor Spotted – Sign of Release Date Announcement?

    1. Ha! I hadn’t even thought that could well have been the first sign of the prophecy of end days! Cain is a wise man!

      • Amazing what Blizzard’s ad budget will let them do. 

        Remember when NASA took a copy of Starcraft into space?  Clearly that was just the beginning.

        • They didn’t pay NASA to do that. The astronaut take the copy of Starcraft as part of his belonging.  

    2. Damn, Blizzard does indeed invest in their marketing campaign… Paying Nasa to attract meteorites. Now that’s dedication, maybe i’ll even buy D3…? 😛

      • It would explain the accents of the townsfolk. ‘Cept of Leah and Cain of course…

      • Actually, there is a village called Wortham in UK and the Wortham in Diablo is near Tristram. 🙂

    3. I love all my fellow Ubers… I literally check this site every 5 minutes.  It is a sign!!! w00t!!!

        • Well… not meaning to burst your bubble, but if you’re referring to the Mayan predictions, the Mayans didn’t account for leap year. Leap Year started in 45 B.C. Right now it would be July 2013 had that never started with 500+ leap years since.
          So… in theory, our world was supposed to end about 7 months ago.

          I think that’s hilarious that my capcha was “math test.”

    4. i had to double shit today in the bathroom….?
      ……..sign of release ?    -_-

    5. oh would you all relax? was no fireball or meteor, that was me farting. first time trying to light it too! epic or wha?? though I do need a change of pants and boxers, that darn thing drilled a shithole through them, I doubt I’ll be able to walk for days…….still, LEGENDARY

      But I think the captia I got for this post works better..
      Meteor over the UK.. Sign of release?  “not yet”

    7. Very funny, but now where is the real announcement which was supposed to be today?!?

    8. OMG OMG OMG Guys I´m in the BETA ! YIIIIIEEEEEHAAAAAAA ! Finally clicked at the right moment in the computerandvideogames facebook contest. OMG. Can´t describe the joy. Man ! Geez. Heilige Scheisse !
      :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Did this funkin Meteor cross the Doggerbank and land in my bloody german garden or what ? 🙂

      • It is currently 10:18 AM for blizzard. They are not announcing SHIT for at least a few hours (if they are going to announce anything at all today).

      • What part of “rumor” is so difficult to understand? And it’s still the middle of the day.

        • Yeh not sure, the word Rumour people read as fact now for some reason.

          And yes, my how we failed on the Diablo 3 anouncement in 2008 *cough*.

        • Clearly it the ‘Ru’. Everyone just wants Mor mor mor MOAR!!!!1!!1
          *ironic that my captcha is ‘ grain of salt’

      • That’s a good sign in my opinion. Often happens when they ‘leak’ a date that’s correct.

    9. I think the quote is…

      With CeBit starting on March 6th, the quote from Jay´s latest blog “you can seriously expect a launch-date announcement from us in the near future. See, I didn’t say “soon,” so I’m not taunting you.” and the coming start of the EU Beta the March 5th date for announcement seems very likely 

      So yeh 5th/6th we hope. 

      • Hope being the operative term.

        But as my grandfather so eloquently stated when I was a child, “You can put all your hopes in one hand, and a pile of shit in the other. You take a big whiff and tell me which one smells more real”.

        I don’t care if Jay Wilson confirmed the rumor as being true, I still won’t believe it.
        Frankly I won’t even believe the release date. I’ll believe them when the pretty little box is in my pretty little hands. 

    10. When is the release date for A Sense of Humor? Cuz some people really need to make that purchase.

    11. I was really expecting to get a release date today, but it’s 1 pm down in Cali and nothing yet. Well then…

    12. Heheh, this is pretty far fetched! ^^
      But amusing.
      Shame it doesn’t quite coincide with april 1st tho 😛

    13. Did you guys miss the marketing ploy for that new super-hero-type movie where they had a man-shaped remote control aircraft flying around New York City?  Totally believable that this would be a marketing ploy.  A shame I don’t have any headphones to listen to the video.

    14. The release date is inside a fortune cookie, inside the meteorite. FACT, I seen Jay and Chris Wilson (secret conspiracy brothers) plant it myself. For shits n giggles.
      NoAw Fetch fanboys ! :3

    15. “our bomb is delayed… the fuze is too long” off the esl/cebit event. i think release got delayed for today. maybe tom. or longer.

    16. Blizzard was too late in delivering, who cares for a game if you can fight the real thing ?
      Big D, i am coming.

    17. And Uuups Blizzard – you missed your perfect timing for a release date…the meteor fukin fell and you still didn’t anounce anything …  crickets crickets…-_-

    18. It is the finished copy of Diablo 3 entering our atmosphere. Thank you Martians for completing it for Blizzard. 😆

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