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superdeluxe 06-25-08 09:08 PM

Diablo III + Reaper of Souls (multi-platform)
 
http://www.gamingsteve.com/archives/...-this-week.php

omg, I wonder how this is going to look like

Edit 5/15/12: Game is out and here are a list of Battletags of DVD Talk users.

Obey the D: ObeyTheD#1656
dmb75: thej00#1707
Fumanstan: Noodles#1876
boogieman03: boogieman187#1556
flashburn: FlasHBurN#1340
Deftones: deftones17#1737
Supermallet: Supermallet#1449
Edison: Edison#1877
Groucho: Groucho#1796
UncleGramps: UncleGramps#1791
Cusm: Cusm#1847
Foxdvd: FOXDVD#1115
shizawn: Riboflavin#1747
edstein: edstein#1505

taffer 06-25-08 10:12 PM

Who is "gaming steve" and why does he supposedly have inside info that Diablo 3 is in development, when nobody else does...

RichC2 06-25-08 10:19 PM

If God can sell me cocaine then Steve can have the inside on Diablo.

nickdawgy 06-26-08 01:44 AM

I still think it's related to Wrath, but then again it does have runes from all three franchises.

fumanstan 06-26-08 01:53 AM

Heh. Reading the speculation is fun.

Decker 06-26-08 02:04 AM

Wonder if it'll come out before Starcraft : Ghost

lordwow 06-26-08 05:53 AM

There's a lot of speculation that it's definitely not Diablo 3 as well.

edstein 06-26-08 08:39 AM

I'm a huge D2 fan and I'm not buying this story. Wake me when it's 2011.

RForte1189 06-26-08 10:13 AM

"Ehmmm..not to be too big a partypooper or anything, but here's my thoughtprocess:

Blue....ice...? Runes...Nordic...? Northrend...? Lich King???

I mean seriously! What's the title gonna be:

"Diablo III : When Hell Freezes Over" ?" "

the clues are definently related to WarCraft and NOT Diablo.

RForte1189 06-26-08 10:22 AM

just found this

"How about www.diabloii.net basically confirming it is Diablo 3? A reliable site that never spreads rumors.

"Diablo 3 Announcement at WWI

With this week's speculation over the Blizzard teasers, more and more reports in the media, and numerous tips coming direct us at IncGamers from reliable inside industry sources in the past 24 hours, we now have confirmation from inside sources to say that Diablo 3 WILL be announced on Saturday at WWI Paris 2008.

With that in mind, we would like to invite Diabloii.net readers to submit their questions for us to ask Blizzard.

This is extremely exciting for all of us here at Diabloii.net. For the past 10 years we have been supporting the Diablo community and to have something completely new to sink our teeth into is fantastic. We will be at the show on Saturday for the announcement and also the press conference which is directly after, so expect reports from the show floor live, interviews and much more."

Now make sure that when it turns out to Diablo 3 you come back on here and admit that you were fucking wrong... instead of sliding out like a little bitch. I know if it turns out to be something else I will own up to my mistake and admit it although Blizzard will have a huge numbers of loyal fans really pissed off at them.

And some more evidence:

"1. New Diablo Art
Blizzard has made completely new art of Diablo for their WWI logo, BlizzCon last year had old art and Diablo was in the back.

2. CSS names
Code:
/*.tundra {background:url(_images/04.jpg) no-repeat 0 0} */
/*.cavern {background:url(_images/15.jpg) no-repeat 0 0} */
/*.icy {background:url(_images/23.jpg) no-repeat 0 0} */

The hidden classes are named Tundra, Cavern and Icy, possibly after Drifter Cavern, Frozen Tundra and Icy Cellar in Act V of Diablo 2. A qualified guess is that the next names are among these: Pit, Cellar, Summit, Keep, Throne and Chamber.

3. diablo3.com
Diablo3.com previously pointed to diablofans.com, but was taken down on Monday. Blizzard is the owner of the domain so they took it down on purpose.

4. PR disaster
Imagine if they don't announce Diablo 3 on Saturday when everyone are expecting it, they would have a major PR problem. You would think Blizzard would release some kind of denial to soften the blow, and absolutely not hint for a Diablo game in the splash screen.

5. Job Ad
Blizzard has a job ad up with this intro:
Blizzard wrote:
Blizzard Entertainment, the developer of Diablo and Diablo II, is looking for a 3D environment artist skilled at creating models and texture maps for both objects and natural environments.

6. Birthday of Diablo II
Diablo 2 was released on June 29 2000. LoD on June 29 2001. WWI is June 28-29 2008.

Conclusion
Although nothing is 100% certain until Blizzard says so, the evidence is very strong, especially since Blizzard hasn't denied the rumors. There also seems to be something getting brighter behind the ice each day, bursting through, can it be a portal, or even Diablo himself?

Maybe it won't be Diablo 3 on Saturday, might be World of Diablo, or Realms of Diablo, especially with all the job openings for a next-gen MMO."

Groucho 06-26-08 10:24 AM

More "evidence":

The word "DIABLO" has six letters. Saturday is the 28th of the month. 8-2 = 6. :eek:

starman9000 06-26-08 10:27 AM


Originally Posted by Groucho
More "evidence":

The word "DIABLO" has six letters. Saturday is the 28th of the month. 8-2 = 6. :eek:


And june is the 6th month of the year and Saturday is the 6th day of the week (if you start with Monday for some reason).


6 6 6 :eek:

DaveNinja 06-26-08 10:33 AM


Originally Posted by starman9000
And june is the 6th month of the year and Saturday is the 6th day of the week (if you start with Monday for some reason).


6 6 6 :eek:

and the year is 2008! so that 8 - 0 - 0 - 2 = 6!

fumanstan 06-26-08 10:35 AM

Yeah, some more fun speculation can be found here:

http://www.diablofans.com/

The amount of guessing people are taking with this is pretty crazy and silly. I don't think they'll be disappointed though. Thems some pretty eyes.

project86 06-26-08 10:47 AM

http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53312

Blizzard Affirms Upcoming Game Announcement; Diablo 3 'Confirmed,' Claims Leading Diablo Fan Site
by Aaron Linde Jun 25, 2008 3:34pm CST

Blizzard design VP Rob Pardo revealed that the company does intend to announce a new title at the event at this weekend's Blizzard Worldwide Invitiational in Paris, but declined to offer further details.

"So you want me to announce the game before our announcement?" he told GamesIndustry. "No offense, but I think there's like 300 people here, and I'll be ripped apart by 8000 people [at the Invitational] if I pre-announce itóbut it's going to be really exciting. I think everybody here will be really excited about the announcement."

Moreover, Diablo fan website DiabloII.net reports that Blizzard's game announcement will be Diablo III, the long-awaited next title in Blizzard's hack-and-slash RPG series.

The site claims to have confirmation of the forthcoming announcement from "inside sources," but does not specify whether the information came from within the company or an external source.

Speculation flared this week over teaser images posted on the front page Blizzard's website, which many believed to contain possible connections to the anticipated hack-and-slash sequel.

Other evidence pointing towards a Diablo III announcement includes the Diablo3.com domain, now empty after previously directing to a Diablo community website. The domain was acquired by Blizzard last month.

Additionally, many speculate that the Worldwide Invitational's June 28 and 29 dates, which coincide with Diablo II's June 29, 2000 release date, lend further credence to rumors of a Diablo III announcement after the event.

One way or the other, expect Blizzard to clear the air this weekend.

Thanks to Mark for the heads up.

lordwow 06-26-08 11:07 AM

Diablo III: The Lost Vikings!

Groucho 06-26-08 11:10 AM

My serious prediction: whatever the announced game is, it will be on at least one of the consoles.

My less serious prediction: Diablo Bowling for the Wii!

fumanstan 06-26-08 11:15 AM


Originally Posted by Groucho
My serious prediction: whatever the announced game is, it will be on at least one of the consoles.

My less serious prediction: Diablo Bowling for the Wii!

What's your sexy prediction?

Decker 06-26-08 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Groucho
My serious prediction: whatever the announced game is, it will be on at least one of the consoles.

My less serious prediction: Diablo Bowling for the Wii!

How about "My Diabloz" for the DS?

Groucho 06-26-08 11:18 AM


Originally Posted by fumanstan
What's your sexy prediction?

Diablo Effect: 90% branching dialogue, 9% sex scenes, and 1% hack and slash combat.

Kelkee 06-26-08 11:27 AM

Also note that they just recently (the 17th) did a ladder reset and released v1.12a patch for Diablo 2.

I was an avid D2 player. If its not D3 or something in the Diablo franchise I'd be surprised.

With the WOW and SC2 updates, its time for D3.

Damed 06-26-08 12:49 PM

This would be the first PC game I bought on release day since D2.

Liver&Onions 06-26-08 12:52 PM

the new splash screen has eye slits now... they do NOT match up with Damed's picture.

metalhead212 06-26-08 12:57 PM


Originally Posted by Groucho
More "evidence":

The word "DIABLO" has six letters. Saturday is the 28th of the month. 8-2 = 6. :eek:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...c/Number23.jpg

conspiracy?

pinata242 06-26-08 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by Decker
How about "My Diabloz" for the DS?

Everyone knows that to be taken seriously, every DS game has to be subtitled appropriately. Diablo: Devil Slayer is correct.

In all seriousness, Diablo would work wonderfully well on the DS.

Superman07 06-26-08 01:33 PM

I'm willing to bet WoW is waining, which is why we're seeing the development of SC:II and possibly D:III.

fumanstan 06-26-08 01:45 PM


Originally Posted by Superman07
I'm willing to bet WoW is waining, which is why we're seeing the development of SC:II and possibly D:III.

Development of SC2 started before WoW was released. There isn't a correlation.

pinata242 06-26-08 01:51 PM


Originally Posted by fumanstan
Development of SC2 started before WoW was released. There isn't a correlation.

Assuming Blizzard waits for a property to slow before starting another. I think that's a bit short-sighted. I have no doubt SC2 was started before WoW, but to say expected life of WoW didn't factor into the timing and development schedule is bold. Just as bold as me sitting here saying there is a correlation, though :)

You know, I loved WC, WC2, SC, and Diablo. I haven't ever played WC3, WoW, or D2. I don't see myself playing SC2 or D3 either.

I don't have a reason, I just haven't. Maybe my reason is that I don't do PC gaming anymore.

It would be nice if D3 makes it onto the consoles. Do USB mice work on either the 360 (I don't think so) or the PS3 (I think so)?

Draven 06-26-08 02:08 PM


Originally Posted by Superman07
I'm willing to bet WoW is waining, which is why we're seeing the development of SC:II and possibly D:III.

I just heard that WoW makes about 100 million dollars a month (Gamespot's podcast). I think they are doing just fine.

fujishig 06-26-08 02:09 PM

UT3 on the PS3 featured keyboard/mouse support.

fumanstan 06-26-08 02:11 PM


Originally Posted by pinata242
Assuming Blizzard waits for a property to slow before starting another. I think that's a bit short-sighted. I have no doubt SC2 was started before WoW, but to say expected life of WoW didn't factor into the timing and development schedule is bold. Just as bold as me sitting here saying there is a correlation, though :)

There's different development teams working on different time lines and titles at any given time. Obviously it makes sense for any company to plan out releases accordingly so they don't overlap, but the comment made it sound like "WoW has lost some subscribers, we better make Starcraft 2 now!" is incorrect. Trust me. :)

nickdawgy 06-26-08 02:14 PM

The eyes look like either Diablo's or Arthas eyes. My bet is still on Wrath.

pinata242 06-26-08 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by fumanstan
There's different development teams working on different time lines and titles at any given time. Obviously it makes sense for any company to plan out releases accordingly so they don't overlap, but the comment made it sound like "WoW has lost some subscribers, we better make Starcraft 2 now!" is incorrect. Trust me. :)

Agreed. But I bet something along the lines of "We expect to count on WoW for X months, let's use that as a baseline for getting SC2 out at the right time with the right look, feel, and experience." :)

starseed1981 06-26-08 02:27 PM

I'll believe it when I see it.

bee_01 06-26-08 02:30 PM


Originally Posted by pinata242
It would be nice if D3 makes it onto the consoles. Do USB mice work on either the 360 (I don't think so) or the PS3 (I think so)?

I always thought that the Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath Diablo clones were pretty fun.

superdeluxe 06-26-08 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by taffer
Who is "gaming steve" and why does he supposedly have inside info that Diablo 3 is in development, when nobody else does...


Gaming Steve has inside connections to the gaming industry I believe.. I am new to the website, via the game Spore.

fumanstan 06-26-08 04:23 PM


Originally Posted by pinata242
Agreed. But I bet something along the lines of "We expect to count on WoW for X months, let's use that as a baseline for getting SC2 out at the right time with the right look, feel, and experience." :)

True, but honestly, expectations with WoW went out the window a month after the release and the subscriptions kept climbing 3 years after release :p It's pretty typical to expect game releases spaced out so there isn't too large of a gap.

If anything, my personal opinion is that WoW allows a lot more leeway because the steady income results in less pressure to push the next game out.

If you ask me, staying up late on Friday night will be worth it. ;)

House 06-26-08 04:39 PM

OMG I've been waiting forever for this game. 2011 or 2010 is sooo long to wait though.

nickdawgy 06-26-08 06:22 PM

I just realized I never played either of the Diablo games.

edstein 06-26-08 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by nickdawgy
I just realized I never played either of the Diablo games.

Looks like you'll have plenty of time to catch up. D1 was really good. The dungeons were somewhat randomized adding a little replay value. D2 was incredible and is in my top 5 games of all time.

I'm hoping D3 will be on the xbox and not just the PC.


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