December 30, 2014

Diablo 3 Cinematics + Death Metal


An email from site reader John points us to a video for “Dead to Dust Descend,” a song by Swedish black metal band, In My Embrace, which features authorized usage of the Diablo 3 cinematics as a primary visual component. The entire 3+ minute video is clips from the sketchbook style artwork from the D3 and RoS cinematics, with added lyrics/text atop the background. As it’s as screaming-grunty as you might expect, you’ll need the words on the screen to understand a thing, but it does seem to be at least somewhat inspired by/themed to the cinematic visuals.

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By: Flux

July 26, 2012

A Hollywood Writer Rates Diablo III’s Story

Most of the discussions I’ve heard (or taken part in) about Diablo III’s story and plot have praise for the game’s storytelling tools, much of the dialogue, and the background and world lore, which is deep and rich and interesting. The criticisms are more focused on the main plot, which feels dumbed down and predictable in a Hollywood-style, and especially the in-game cinematics which feature such treats as Cain’s utterly-anticlimactic death, Zoltan Kulle’s infuriating impression of a birthing coach, and about 10 more lecturing nagging holographic visits from Azmodan and Diablo than anyone wanted or needed.

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May 10, 2012

Diablo 3 Cinematic Spoilers

Before you click the link in the post, this is a big spoiler warning! With boxed copies arriving nice and early, CD content is now starting to trickle onto the intertubes and Risingred has posted a whole stack of shots taken from the cinematics. If you want to check them, out head here, if not then there’s nothing to see here.

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May 6, 2012

Cinematic Stills from the D3 TV Commercials

We saw one, two, three slightly different versions of the Diablo III TV commercial earlier this week, and even if you don’t care for the pixel analysis required to join in the rollicking “Tyrael is/isn’t fighting Imperius fighting Diablo?” debates, you can just enjoy the awesome imagery and preview of the story we’ll see fully-revealed in just over a week.

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April 29, 2012

Diablo III Commercial TV Spot

It’s available. And it’s epic. It’s just a shame that it isn’t longer. One thing I did notice, though, is that the Diablo reveal in this video looks much more polished and suitable than the one that was pulled from the 15th Anniversary site shown 4 months ago. Enjoy the short clip – nearly 2 weeks to go.

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By: VictusMetuo

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