Good news For Gaming Dorks

Diablo III announced:

Two decades have passed since the demonic denizens, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, wandered the world of Sanctuary in a vicious rampage to shackle humanity into unholy slavery. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils directly, the memory fades slowly and the wounds of the soul still burn.

When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram’s Cathedral seeking clues to new stirrings of evil, a comet from the heavens strikes the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. The comet carries a dark omen in its fiery being and it calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the mortal world against the rising powers of the Burning Hells – and even the failing luminaries of the High Heavens itself.

I was never a fan of Diablo or Diablo II, but my brother sure was. I am sure he will be excited.

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18 replies
  1. 1
    redbeardjim says:

    I’m excited as hell — except for the part about how my poor laptop probably won’t run it.

  2. 2
    Deckard Cain says:

    Stay awhile, and listen.

  3. 3
    redbeardjim says:

    “There is no time for idle chatter.”

    “No one ever listens….”

  4. 4
    bago says:

    Hat Trick!

  5. 5
    Dreggas says:


    Just like starcraft 2

  6. 6
    Ryan S. says:

    Crap!! How many months will I lose of my life now. :(

  7. 7
    TheFountainHead says:

    Oh. My. God. Thank. You.

  8. 8
    Deckard Cain says:

    I was really looking forward to Starcraft: Ghost, but it died. Still, SC2, so I can’t complain.

    I do wonder, though, if in the distant future people from Korea will look back on Starcraft like the 1800 Europeans look at Chess.

  9. 9
    Zifnab says:

    Gak. Username correction fail.

  10. 10

    Diablo 2 (Including the LOD expansion pack) and Civ III are about the only games I still play – although I came across my copy of Arcanum and sported around with it for a while. D2 is still fun to fire up for a quick few minutes of monster bashing. Don’t know about the new one; seems as though the sysreqs are in supercomputer territory while the gameplay hasn’t improved that much since the Nineties.

  11. 11
    MrSparkle says:

    Thanks a fuckin’ lot, Blizzard! Why must your games be so damn awesome? When Diablo II came out, I had to use a crowbar just to pry my little brother’s fingers from the keyboard and mouse to stop playing it!

  12. 12
    Scott H says:

    It took until recently for a patch to be released so Diablo II/LOD could be played on an Intel Mac. Love me some Starcraft, too. Never played either online. Worth it?

  13. 13
    David says:

    God dammit. There goes my social life.

  14. 14
    flavortext says:

    Aww fuck, I was so close to finishing my degree too!

  15. 15
    PaulW says:

    I’m currently miffed at City of Heroes. I’m actually getting tired of gaming. I blame Bush.

  16. 16
    Brian says:

    I simply must stop everything and play this game for weeks the day it is released. Diablo is the best dungeon crawler game ever. Diablo 3 will be phenomenal.

  17. 17
    Redleg says:

    What a coincidence- two weeks ago I loaded Diablo I onto one of my older computers just to play it again. It’s still a pretty cool game. I never did play Diablo II.

  18. 18
    Thepanzer says:

    Read some of the background info at the D3 site. They’ve got some buried humor like with the “no one ever listens” bit. The part with the skeletons in the barrels is a hoot.

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