Why it’s time to reinstall Diablo III

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The first Diablo III expansion has been unleashed; read our Reaper of Souls review to find out the verdict.

Diablo III is insanely fun right now.

And this horde of orange loot is why. Just look at it. A couple of weeks ago, this bountiful hoard of legendaries from Diablo III would’ve taken the majority of a month to acquire. What was even worse is that only one or two of the items would of been deemed “OK” at best, with the rest finding their way onto the auction house. Now however, they’re all really good.

The difference is I acquired all of that in one sitting of the campaign last night. Patch 2.0 – and most notably Loot 2.0 – is responsible, and it’s amazing.

It’s why you should reinstall Diablo III and get playing again.

And to think Reaper of Souls isn’t even out yet.

Now believe it or not, but the majority of patch 2.0 isn’t new to me. I spent roughly 200 hours on the Reaper of Souls beta, killing over 55,000 elite packs. Best of all, the good stuff isn’t locked away behind a paid for expansion pack: most of what the expansion offers is available right now, via a free 7Gb update.

That 7 gigabyte update is absurd. It includes a mammoth rebalancing of the classes, revised difficulty settings, clan support, Loot 2.0 and much, much more.

Here’s why it matters.

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Loot 2.0 changes everything for the better

The foundation of the patch is loot 2.0: Diablo III’s rethinking of how loot should work in an action RPG. Now, any items, weapons or armour that drop won’t be entirely randomised. Instead, they’ll be picked with the intention of them being useful for your class. If you’re playing a Wizard, you’ll see armour stacked with intelligence. Barbarians, strength.

What that means is that characters abandoned before the level cap, as you rebuild them, will feel instantly more powerful. You’ll slice through monster packs, and burn through the campaign faster than you will believe.

There’s a second facet to Loot 2.0: Diablo III’s much maligned auction house is due to be closed with the release of the game’s first expansion. The auction house, combined with the game’s more random items made the game less fun. Gearing was less about what you found, …read more

SteelSeries Diablo III PC Gaming Collection (Accessories Review)

SteelSeries has introduced an all new line of PC gaming accessories based on the highly popular MMORPG Diablo III and the newly released Reaper of Souls expansion. The line includes several new mouse pads, a gaming mouse and headset all with unique designs and artwork from the game. The Diablo III PC gaming accessory line offers some of the most awesome looking gaming devices SteelSeries has ever produced, and the products are built to the same high quality as previously released accessories from the company. If you’re a fan of Diablo III, you’ve got to read on and check out this fresh wave of PC accessories today! For more information on the following products, check out the official SteelSeries website.

Diablo III Gaming Mouse
SteelSeries Diablo III mouse is likely to be many gamers’ favorite product from the line of new PC gaming accessories. The mouse is designed with top of the line specs that includes scalable scroll settings, seven programmable buttons, cool Diablo III designs, ambidextrous design for right-handed and left-handed gamers and other great design choices. The only potential drawbacks with the new mouse is a $69.99 price tag that won’t fit in every gamer’s budget and a wired connection that doesn’t offer any options to go wireless. Assuming these two minor issues doesn’t turn off PC gamers, they won’t find a better mouse on the market.

The design and capabilities of the Diablo III gaming mouse are what easily separate the new accessory from any other product on the market today. The design of the mouse is flawless with several noteworthy aesthetic choices making the mouse one to remember. The ambidextrous design of the mouse makes both sides equal and easy-to-use for gamers in either hand. The logos on the mouse include the traditional Diablo III logo accompanied with several designs inspired by the Reapers of Soul expansion to accompany the main logo. Additionally, the mouse features LED lights that shine bright in the dark with colors the Diablo series has always been known for. The mouse cord is also expertly design with double-braided nylon that greatly reduces tangles and a gold-plated USB connector that helps produce optimal performance from the device and looks pretty neat as well.

Some of the best features of the Diablo III mouse from SteelSeries includes a smooth finish that feels great to the touch. The mouse features seven different programmable buttons …read more

Diablo III Sword of Justice Replica Will Smite the Unjust

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July 20th, 2014 by Shane McGlaun


Diablo III fans will recognize this sword prop right away. It’s El’Druin – The Sword of Justice – and it was designed directly from the digital art files for the game. That means it looks like the one Tyrael uses to flay baddies in the game.

The thing measures over three feet long. Sadly, it’s made of plastic that is hand-painted to look like metal, but on the other hand that means it doesn’t weigh 20 pounds. The replica has a pulsating blue light in the hilt that looks all fancy and sh*t.

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Just think how cool this will look the next time you cosplay in a knight costume or feel the need to sword fight your friends over the last shot of Jager at your next LAN party. It’s available from ThinkGeek for $59.99(USD).

If I ever get a sword, I plan to name it the Blade of Infinite Stabbing.

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REMINDER: Diablo 3 Release Date for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Approaching FAST

Diablo 3 was one of 2012′s most exciting releases for PCs and Macs alike. Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls has already released for the PC and Mac, and will be releasing soon for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS4 and PS3 soon.

Diablo 3 was one of the more popular games released for PCs and Macs in 2012, with the title receiving generally positive reviews from various gaming publications.

Unfortunately no plans were announced for consoles, much to the disappointment of many console fanatics.

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Back at E3 2014, developer Blizzard Entertainment announced that the title will be coming to the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles on August 19th this year.

The trailer of the game was also shown off at E3, which we’ve embedded above. Pre-orders for the game have already started, with a lot of the series’ fans already having a booked a copy of the title for themselves.

Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition will include the original console version of Diablo III and Diablo III: Reaper of Souls expansion pack.

“We’re still working out all the details regarding if and how Ultimate Evil Edition will be supported post-launch,” commented the community manager.

The players will again fight the evil in the fact of the Angel of Death Malthael. The game will also offer many other features which will be disclosed later.

You can pre-order the game at Amazon and GameStop online stores in the U.S. The Ultimate Evil edition will cost $59.99 USD for the PS4/Xbox One and $39.99 for the PS3/Xbox 360.

Be sure to check out the trailer of the game above, and tell us whether you’ll be buying the title this August or not.

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Diablo 3: Ultimate Evil Edition Lands on PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One this August

Diablo 3 has proved to be an immense success and that’s why so many are looking forward to updates and patches, as well as various edition, such as the one we’re going to talk about in this article.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition will be released on August 19 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and the Xbox One, according to a statement issued by Blizzard Entertainment a few days ago. The game bundle will cost $59.99 on PS4 and Xbox One, and $39.99 on PS3 and Xbox 360. Blizzard said on its blog:

“On August 19, the Angel of Death invades console systems everywhere as Diablo

Diablo 3 Finally Set To Get Official China Release : Will The Latest Blizzard Property Brought Overseas Be Mogui 3?

Jul 17, 2014 01:59 PM EDT | By Steve Buja (s.buja@gamenguide.com)

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Blizzard Entertainment is once again partnering with Chinese company NetEase, Inc. to bring Diablo III to China. This is the fifth Blizzard game series that the two companies are bringing to mainland China, following StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and the upcoming Heroes of the Storm.

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition dated for August 20 in Asia

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition (D3:ROS UEE) will launch in Singapore on August 20 this year, bringing with it a slew of bonuses and more gory fun times.

D3:ROS UEE‘s Playstation 4 (PS4) version will cost S$69.90 ($56.30), while its Playstation 3 (PS3) iteration will cost S$49.90 ($40). We’ve reached out to Sony to confirm if this date applies to the rest of Asia as well.

As if to celebrate D3:ROS UEE‘s existence on the Playstation console, Blizzard Entertainment has provided a unique Nephalem Rift and a transmogrification set.

The Last of Us Nephalem Rift will feature creatures from the same game (clickers, anyone?) as well as a pervasive yellow spore effect, and is available exclusively to the D3:ROS UEE. The Shadow of the Colossus transmogrification set will award players with the Guise of the Colossi transmogrification plans. These plans will unlock six different armor appearances inspired by the Playstation 2 game, Shadow of the Colossus, and can be used by all classes.

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Additionally, all players who pre-order or purchase the D3:ROS UEE game within its initial shipment will receive the exclusive in-game Infernal Pauldrons. The Infernal Pauldrons can be equipped at level one and provides extra vitality, life per second, and cooldown reduction, and can be redeemed once the game launches in August 20.

(See: 7 reasons to play Diablo III again)

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition is both the Reaper of Souls expansion and an improvement upon it. Along with all the updates we’ve come to know and love in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the Ultimate Evil Edition introduces an Apprentice mode that buffs lower-levelled players when they pair up with higher-levelled friends, treasure sharing via an in-game mail system, and play gifts with rare loot. Playstation 3 characters from the original console edition of Diablo III can be transferred to either the PS3 or PS4 versions of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition.


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