As I type this, Diablo III’s launch is 26 hours away for fans in the US. It’s only 19 away for fans in Europe, and 10 for fans in Asia. We head about those crazy Swedes waiting in line all week, but that was just a few friends who’d probably just been kicked out of the house by their parents anyway. Thanks to Shanda for pointing us to Korea news that shows huge crowds gathered, hours in advance of the launch time. (Or maybe these are just reused pics from the last Starcraft game launch there. I wouldn’t know any better.)
May 13, 2012
A site reader who works at a Wal-Mart in the US sent in some details about what his store is planning for the midnight release of Diablo III.
May 12, 2012
May 10, 2012
We all know the Swedes love their gaming but is queuing now for the Diablo 3 release a bit mad! Mad or not, it’s happening as a group of campers have set themselves up outside a Swedish game store to make sure they get in first. You got to hand it to them, these are some very dedicated fans.
May 7, 2012
On the night of May 14/15, BradyGames, Future Publishing, J!NX, NVIDIA, Panini, Razer, and SteelSeries are offering top-notch treasures to those of you brave enough to join your fellow heroes in the battle against the forces of Evil. So don’t miss out! This is the perfect opportunity to grab some outstanding loot in addition to being among the first to get a copy of Diablo III!
Head over to the dedicated website to find the location of your nearest launch event.
May 6, 2012
Bashiok has been out in force recently, answering questions around the official forums. A few topics of interest have come up, one of which I can speak to personally. The three topics are regarding enrage timers for bosses, potential CE copies at the midnight launch in Irvine, and gear-checks in groups for Inferno.
May 2, 2012
Tuesday May 8th, Best Buy will hold a Developer Chat with Jay Wilson, Jason Bender, Jason Regier and Kevin Martens and will take place at Best Buy’s Community Forums. Hopefully there will be a good bunch of intelligent questions asked and answered, not like most of the questions asked of Bashiok when he had his Community Twitter Chat.