Archive for July, 2006

Hellgate London: Cabalist

While we’re sitting here wondering if Diablo 3 will ever come out, Bill Roper and company are working hard on their version of Diablo – Hellgate London.

The game is scheduled for release in early 2007. Here’s one of the classes that premiered at E3: a Cabalist.

Cabalist

Hellgate’s gameplay seems quite similar to Diablo as well. And this one looks like a Diablo sorceress to me.

Update: Riftforge has announced their nuking class – Elite Grenadiers. Don’t forget to check out rogue, Elite Assassins; and tanks, Elite Chargers.

Diablo 3 vs E3

Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

Diablo sorceressNow that E3 is in the past, what made us think Diablo 3 will premiere at E3? Wishful thinking? Crazy fan art?

I’d say it’s our business savvy. Come on, Blizzard, listen to your local customers.

  • We’ll buy Diablo 3 for $69!
  • We’ll shell out $99 for a Diablo 3 Collector’s Edition.
  • We’ll also buy all kinds of figurines and don’t forget all the books we’ll buy.

I’m putting a $100 bid for the first Diablo sorceress you make (make it like a little Barbie doll!).

Gamespot’s take on Diablo 3

Gamespot is a reputable site (unlike my ramblings here or my Diablo 2 site, lol)

When these guys were discussing (professionally) which rumors are true and which are bogus, they voted that Diablo 3 is most likely in development. The specific rumor that they’ve picked up was the one about Diablo 3 soundtrack being recorded in the Czech republic.

Jarulf’s guide

Diablo weaponsAn often overlooked aspect of Diablo (the original one) was that it got a huge following that spawned a ton of user-generated content. Jarulf did an amazing Diablo guide in the most laborious way possible – arming weapons and swinging them at enemies for hundreds of times.

When Diablo Hellfire came out a year later, he kept at it, expanding the information through and through. An amazing effort. I’ve put up my own site about Diablo 2, so I can tell that the amount of effort that went into this guide was simply beyond anything I could do.

If you’re a real Diablo fan, this guide will probably bring a tear (or two) to your eye: Jarulf’s Diablo and Hellfire guide. If you need a Diablo 2 guide, you should visit this Diablo 2 website. There’s plenty of Diablo 2 downloads as well: Diablo 2 cheats, saves, maphacks, item editors, runeword recipes, etc.

Diablo 3 Beta key rumors

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Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

… are just that – rumors.

My last post (Blizzcon Diablo 3 beta key) stipulated that the beta key Blizzard was giving out was a Diablo 3 beta key. Not so. There’s new evidence to suggest, it’s for the WoW expansion that’s coming out later this year.

Sorry to disappoint. No beta keys this time.

Blizzcon Diablo 3 beta key?

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Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

DiabloI was going through Ebay looking for some Diablo 2 items for my sorceress. All of a sudden, I hit the following item – a Blizzon ticket that includes a beta key for an “undisclosed” Blizzard game.

Now, without getting all psyched… this could very well be for the WOW expansion.

Yet, a few bloggers have been swearing it could be Diablo 3. Looking at the news we’ve been getting recently – Diablo 3 is still in the making. After all, Blizzard recently recruited an art director to work on it.

On the other hand, I remember I got several Diablo 2 cd keys during the closed beta which was quite a few months before the game was released. We’ll see what happens at the Blizzcon.




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