Diablo III for Console: Press Kit and PAX East Interview
Last weekend at PAX East, we checked out the Diablo III console demo in addition to covering
Hearthstone, Blizzard's new game
While Diablo III may seem easy to adapt for console play, there are a lot of quality-of-life changes:
In multiplayer mode, you'll be able to play side-by-side, as well as via the network. The camera will zoom out to accommodate players separated.
Fewer items drop from mobs, but they tend to be high quality. Items you wish to vendor can also be tagged as junk while fighting.
Higher-quality items drop from the console version because there is no Auction House as a means of obtaining gear.
Console monsters have a staggered combat rhythm, as being surprised by a cluster of mobs is exciting and fun on a PC, but less so with console mechanics.
A new event queue shows recent buffs and items looted. Symbols will pop up for all recent items showing how much of an upgrade or downgrade it is, for easy reference.
30/03/2013 alle 13:11
Diablo III Database Site Revamp and Giveaway
Our sister site
just finished a
huge database revamp
--and to celebrate, they've giving away some sweet Diablo-themed loot until February 22nd! With
this week containing many improvements as well as Brawling, now is the perfect time to revisit Sanctuary and stay a while.
Each Wednesday and Friday, they'll be giving one lucky person a signed
, a Mini Tyrael statuette, a Diablo III pin and two Diablo 3 lanyards! On the final Friday (Feb 22nd), two prize packs will be given. To learn how to enter, check out the
As for site improvements, you can read all about them
Highlights include a
showing the most popular skill builds and a comprehensive [url=h
13/02/2013 alle 16:13
Azeroth in Sanctuary: WoW References in Diablo III
With Diablo III out this week, we suspect you haven't totally be focusing on WoW these past few days. We've been having a blast in Sanctuary too, and noticed little details that reminded us of Azeroth along the way, like constantly killing Community Manager Zarhym.
Finding little details like that is a ton of fun, so we put together a list of references between the two games: both references to WoW found in Diablo III, and references to Diablo I and II found in WoW. The Diablo items listed are from our sister site,
: in addition to a database, the site has awesome tools such as a
, all the
datamined lore journals
know about elective mode, right?).
WoW References in Diablo III
Murlocs make an appearance in this amulet:
. It even has
19/05/2012 alle 11:47
[Discontinued] Introducing Wowhead for Diablo: D3DB
Note: this project was discontinued and is no longer affiliated with Wowhead/ZAM/Fanbyte.
Diablo III is in less than a week and we're getting
excited here at Wowhead. It's been a long time coming. Of course, as release date nears, we've been getting a lot of questions about Wowhead's plans for D3 since it's so closely linked to World of Warcraft.
We figured it's a good time to remind everyone that there is a Wowhead for Diablo III: Removed. A site built by Wowhead fans, it was acquired a few months ago by the Wowhead team and we've been thrilled to have these guys join our team. As launch day inches closer, their site keeps growing and there's loads of stuff to show everyone.
Some of Removed better known features are:
A really awesome character planner
A skill calculator
A database full of items, enemies, skills, and everything else you've come to expect from a site in the Wowhead family!
Brand new forums
A Diablo III bluetracker
Diablo III news coverage
We hope you join us in bookmarking Removed for your Diablo III needs and giving them a warm wel
11/05/2012 alle 10:20
Diablo III Launches May 15th
A lot of us have been waiting for Diablo III and it looks like the wait will be over this May 15th!
Make sure to check out
Diablo III Database
, our sister database, for all your Diablo III needs before and after May 15th!
<div class="detail"><p>The End of Days approaches…. Diablo III will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15, 2012, and you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by <a href="
target="_blank">pre-purchasing the game digitally on Battle.net</a> today.<br />
Beginning May 15, players around the world will be able to return to Tristram to discover the dark secrets of a fallen star and begin their quest to save Sanctuary from the impending demonic invasion. To secure your place as a barbarian, monk, demon hunter, witch doctor, or wizard right now, simply log in to your Battle.net account, and then purchase and download* Diablo III, and you’ll be ready to play when the game launches.</p>
<p>World of Warcraft players interested in getting D
15/03/2012 alle 08:15
BlizzCon 2011: Opening Ceremony
We have our team at BlizzCon down in Anaheim and some of us are watching the stream at home. We're bringing you the latest and liveblogging the opening ceremony plus the World of Warcraft panels. Since this is the first BlizzCon without leaks, this should be a pretty huge opening--it's confirmed there will be a new expansion for World of Warcraft, but it also looks like there will be tons of new other announcements.
Make sure to join in the discussion here in this post as if you're watching along on the stream.
Free Diablo III to WoW players via new 'Annual Pass'.
Mists of Pandaria confirmed. Level 90 cap. New class is monk. New race is pandaren.
Click here for more information on the new expansion
21/10/2011 alle 12:05
Diablo III Beta Key Giveaway--Comment to Win!
Drawing closed. Winners are
It's been several weeks since our last giveaway here at Wowhead, so I figured we should hold an impromptu one to break up the monotony. And if there's one thing I've learned lately, it's that a whole lot of you are really itching for some dungeon crawling and looting...
...So how about some Diablo III beta keys?
Comment on this post with what your favorite Diablo III class is to be entered to win your very own beta key
Don't delay, though--we only have five keys to give away and we'll choose winners tomorrow, October 4th, at 6PM PST from the comments at random. Special thanks go to both
for providing us the keys.
03/10/2011 alle 19:47
News Round Up: Tier 13, 4.3 Previews, and More
4.3 Dungeons Preview
Have a look at the five new screenshots we've added this morning to the End Time dungeon preview:
'Nuff said. :D
Meanwhile, here are all the previews:
4.3 Preview: End Time 5-man
4.3 Preview: Well of Eternity 5-man
4.3 Preview: Hour of Twilight 5-man
4.3 Preview: The Dragon Soul Raid
Keep in mind we do intend to allow tier 13 set pieces to drop for those using the upcoming Raid Finder. Similar to the difference between normal and Heroic versions of tier sets, the Raid Finder set will have a lower item level than the normal and Heroic counterparts.
Set pieces from all three difficulty levels can still be mixed and matched for the 2- and 4-piece bonuses.
Ultimately, we reco
21/09/2011 alle 16:57
Diablo III Beta Opt-ins Now Open
Interested in signing up for an advance look at Diablo’s coming invasion of Sanctuary? To be eligible to participate in the Diablo III beta test, you need an active Battle.net account with any Blizzard game title attached to it. If you don’t already have an account, it’s easy to
one. Once you’ve set up a Battle.net account, or if you’ve already got one, you can access it by visiting
and clicking the Account button on the upper right. Then, to opt into the beta, just click the Games & Codes section of your Account Management page, and then select the
Beta Profile Settings
option from the drop-down menu. You’ll be prompted to download the System Check beta opt-in application; running it will opt you in to the Diablo III beta. If your system specifications change, you can run the System Check application again to update your information.
While running the System Check application doesn’t guarantee you a place in the Diablo III beta, we wish you luck and hope to
02/09/2011 alle 21:31
News Round Up: Diablo III Community Site, Model Updates, and More
There were some blue posts last week and today that mostly dealt with the onslaught of questions about transmogrification, the Darkmoon Faire, and model updates. Yes, model updates--with everything else being revamped, including the long sought after armor customization, a lot of people have been pretty curious about the prospect of new models coming someday.
Highlights from today's news round up:
Replica items may mean that items from DMF may just be art skins, rather than the original gear--so it may be impossible to tell replicas from the real thing.
Death Knights will get their stater gear back, probably set up in Archerus, so non-DKs can't steal their unique armor!
Diablo III community site was launched!
Murkablo was confirmed as BlizzCon's pet reward, but everyone already knew that from when he was datamined--right?
Some character model discussion by two wonderful Community Managers.
our LoL sweepstakes
is over and the winners are in. Thanks everyone for being such great sports and supporting our friends from Razer and Riot. If you didn't win this time, remember we always have fun giveaways a
29/08/2011 alle 14:31
Blizzard at Gamescom: 4.3 Announced, Deathwing, Armor Customization, Diablo 3 News, and More
So things just got really serious--4.3, which was a huge mystery, is now pretty much unveiled at Gamescom. When speaking to
, Tom Chilton was very open in just how much content the patch would have for WoW players. " has a whole bunch of content," he said, "three dungeons for five player instances and a new raid instance culminating in the Deathwing fight."
Of course, it's not just dungeons to be excited for. Those ethereals we mentioned a week and a half ago? They're for what most of us only dreamed in our biggest dreams and Blizzard previously said was impossible: armor customization. "We have a wealth of armor sets we created that people no longer use," Chilton said, explaining why they had chosen to add it in.
What we know about 4.3:
Deathwing in 4.3
: "The Deathwing fight will be the most epic boss encounter to date, including a battle phase that takes pla
17/08/2011 alle 10:31
News Round Up: Diablo III Auction House News, BlizzCon Contests, and More
Finally, some news on Diablo III was posted overnight from Blizzard on
their official website
. The biggest news was that there will be an auction house that functions with real life money in addition to another auction house that is in-game currency only. They've posted FAQs about both features which tell you everything you need to know and we've included them below.
It's worth mentioning that this bombshell--real life money for items in Diablo III--has been received both extremely positively and extremely negatively. It's created a lot of debate and people are
divided about this. Personally, as a WoW fansite, we think this feature can potentially work for the Diablo series but should stay far away from World of Warcraft. However, that's just our personal opinion, and we welcome yours. We can see both sides of the debate clearly and understand people will have different view points.
Diablo III News
Diablo III Beta FAQ
What are your goals for this beta?
The primary reason for the Di
01/08/2011 alle 14:33
World of Warcraft's Subscribers Decline and Blizzard Promises Quicker Expansions
Activision Blizzard earnings call
touched on quite a lot of World of Warcraft and its future as well as a little bit of Diablo III news.
During the call, Blizzard Entertainment's CEO mentioned that subscriber levels had fallen down to 11.4 million this March from its former peak of 12 million. Initially, this seems staggering, but it's important to remember that subscriber levels do not decline linearly and tend to fluxuate. Furthermore, it actually makes quite a bit of sense given two factors: RIFT's launch in March and the absense of a major content patch at that point of time. The new and shiny feeling of Catalysm was disappearing by March and we've only just gotten a new patch a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, 4.1 was fairly light on content for a patch--luckily Firelands will be this summer and it looks much beefier, so it's likely a lot more people will resubscribe to check it out at that point.
In response to the declining subscriber levels, Blizzard has
made some promises for WoW development speeds
10/05/2011 alle 00:41
News Roundup: Blizzard's Holiday Break, Fortune Awaits Contest Winners, Holiday Art
Quite possibly the last blue posts we'll see for the next few days?!
Today, Blizzard posted a quick note to mention that they'll be AFK from the forums for a bit enjoying their holidays. They've also announced the winners of the Your Fortune Awaits video and print ad contests and are even sharing some holiday cheer in the form of new seasonal card art! Also, there's a quick blue note regarding changes to arena ratings and item requirements.
Check it all out after the break!
23/12/2010 alle 08:43
Blizzard Product Schedule: Leak or Hoax?
A very interesting image is circulating on The Internet regarding a supposed leak of Blizzard's product schedule. The image is below, as well as the official response from Blizzard, an analysis of the source, and a general review of the info contained therein.
So, is this legit? Let's review!
01/12/2010 alle 13:08
News Roundup: Random Tidbits from the World of WoW
Just some assorted World of Warcraft and Blizzard-related news from Blizzard and around the web that we thought might interest you guys!
Blizzard Looking For Console Developers?
The Diablo III community website was recently updated with a surprising news post from Blizzard, looking for console developers with which to explore a "Diablo-related concept." Interesting...
We’re exploring a Diablo-related concept for consoles and are currently looking to fill a few senior console-related positions on the Diablo III team. As we’ve said in the past, with proper care the gameplay could suit the console platform, and we’re interested in seeing what talent out there might be interested in such a project. If you’re passionate about all things Diablo and have the requisite skill and experience, then head over to our jobs site to check out the positions and apply.
Please note that this is not an announcement of a console title. We are first and foremost developing Diablo III for Windows and Mac PCs and don’t intend to allow any possibility of a console interpretation to
16/11/2010 alle 19:38
BlizzCon 2010 Recap and Summary
So the team is straggling back in from BlizzCon, and slowly but surely catching up on our sleep and resuming our normal duties!
For those of you who are looking for our minute-by-minute coverage, you can find it on our
page. If, however, you're looking for a recap and summary of the festivities—and of course all the pictures we took—then this is the place!
Check after the break for thoughts, news (summarized in a more readable format), and pics!
26/10/2010 alle 03:02
Diablo III Open Q&A
We'll be live-blogging the D3 open Q&A shortly. The WoW art panel is going on as well, and Miyari is taking pictures for us to post later.
Updates will appear below!
23/10/2010 alle 16:26
Diablo 3: Crafting Sanctuary
We're also just in time to catch the Diablo 3: Crafting Sanctuary panel!
Updates will appear here as they post.
23/10/2010 alle 12:48
Diablo III: A Hero Emerges Panel
Next up, the D3 panel for the demon hunter class, and the major updates to gameplay! Click below to read the updates!
22/10/2010 alle 14:09