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Blizzard Presents Diablo III

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Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. today revealed Diablo III, the newest entry in its critically acclaimed action role-playing-game franchise. The announcement was made during the 2008 Blizzard Entertainment Worldwide Invitational at the Porte de Versailles Convention Centre in Paris, France. A cinematic trailer and an extended gameplay demonstration with commentary from the development team introduced the game to the thousands of players in attendance.

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The gameplay video presented looks flat out awesome. It looks like they tried to stay true to Diablo's addictive gameplay. I foresee millions of hours wasted worldwide.....:)
 
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w00t! Where can I pre-order? :D
 

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Next question is WHEN?
 
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This will be awesome as long as battlenet remains free, and LAN play must still be an option.
 
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Well, as it seems to me, the game has been in development for some time now, judging from the gameplay footage. Nice graphics engine, gameplay looks a lot better then D2. :respect: to Blizz!
 
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Wow, and I thought Starcraft 2 looked good! I gotta get this one also! Man oh man!
 
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The gameplay video presented looks flat out awesome. It looks like they tried to stay true to Diablo's addictive gameplay. I foresee millions of hours wasted worldwide.....:)
If they make this a non pay-to-play game, i'm sold.
 
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am I the only one let down by this? I was huge D2 player, almost obsessive over it, but this just looks like a wow-mod to be honest... D2 was dark and creepy, this looks way to bright and cartoony :confused:

I hope they dont skimp on the game play...and for shit sake they better not charge $20 a month to play :shadedshu

Dont get me wrong.. I am excited...but when I think diablo...i dont think bright and cartoony :laugh:
 

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am I the only one let down by this? I was huge D2 player, almost obsessive over it, but this just looks like a wow-mod to be honest... D2 was dark and creepy, this looks way to bright and cartoony :confused:

I hope they dont skimp on the game play...and for shit sake they better not charge $20 a month to play :shadedshu

Dont get me wrong.. I am excited...but when I think diablo...i dont think bright and cartoony :laugh:
D1 was best for dark and creepy i all ways thought. When D2 came out there was less blood and guts to be seen.

There sites a lil slow not not been able see much.

EDIT: Ahh it does not like Mozilla lol.. It looks pretty cool, looks kinda bland in places all though looks like it maybe a blast. but one thing i did not notice was openness kinda how NWN2 turned out one way one path linear, will see as i really hope not.
 
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haha! anyone having problems connecting to their site?
 
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I didn't have any problems a little over 2 hours ago, but I figure everyone's waking up and hammering the site.:p
 

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Is my link alright? You can also reach that site at http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/

There might be heavy traffic ATM. Weekend + Blizzard game release = Interwebz fail.
 
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If they make this a non pay-to-play game, i'm sold.
Well... I don't know what to say about that... Battle Net is free... Only WOW is the pay-to-play game... I just hope this game is what it shows! The demo for it was pretty sweet at the site!
 
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Well... I don't know what to say about that... Battle Net is free... Only WOW is the pay-to-play game... I just hope this game is what it shows! The demo for it was pretty sweet at the site!
That's the way i see it too, but i don't really know ... :(

Any word on the resolutions available?

Maybe, if they make the original game in a couple of DVDs, we can have many more resolutions to pick. I mean: the graphics look sweet, from the gameplay video but, if the resolution doesn't increase accordingly, it all goes out the window, no?
 

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Visually the game's a bit too cartoonish indeed...

... but the rest, judging from the videos is absolutely fantastic. Sadly it appears to come for PC only, maybe it'll come to the consoles later but if not then I'll just get it for the PC. Hopefully my current system could take it in the future if so. :D
 
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That's the way i see it too, but i don't really know ... :(

Any word on the resolutions available?

Maybe, if they make the original game in a couple of DVDs, we can have many more resolutions to pick. I mean: the graphics look sweet, from the gameplay video but, if the resolution doesn't increase accordingly, it all goes out the window, no?
Your right there. IF the game can't be played on a bigger screen... Then whats the point.. I understand that one! :toast:
 
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I can't imagine the game being in production this long and not accomodating higher resolutions.
 
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:eek: I think i just crapped a brick! Starcraft 2 AND diablo 3!!! I see within the next year or so, my life will be as wasted as it was when the starcraft 1 and d2 came out :laugh:
 
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I can't imagine the game being in production this long and not accomodating higher resolutions.
The highest resolution in DII is 800 by 600.

If they increase it to only ... say ... 1024 by 768, it will be a disapointment, IMHO.
 
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That is true, IT would be a total waste if to not think that it would accommodate higher res.
 

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Oh fuck yes.
 
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The highest resolution in DII is 800 by 600.

If they increase it to only ... say ... 1024 by 768, it will be a disapointment, IMHO.
Diablo II was also released in 2000, with LoD reseased in 2001. That's a loooooong time ago, tech wise.