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  • Blog Post: Destiny Drives Activision Blizzard Earnings Past Estimates

    With six franchises driving revenue, Activision Blizzard has surpassed its Q4 earnings estimates. Driven by Destiny's wildly successful launch, Diablo III, and Hearthstone, Activision Blizzard reported its biggest third quarter in history, with sales rising 78 percent over last year. More than two... More
  • Blog Post: Metallica To Close Blizzcon For Live Attendees And Virtual Ticket Viewers

    Blizzard has announced that Metallica will be the closing act at this year’s Blizzcon in Anaheim, California. The event takes place on November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets are sold out, but those wishing to see the panels, contests, and the concert can purchase a Virtual Ticket... More
  • Blog Post: August NPD: Madden Scores, Xbox One And PS4 Sales Keep Trucking

    The NPD Group has issued its report for August 2014, revealing a strong month for hardware, but a soft month for game sales at retail in the United States. Madden NFL 15 takes the top spot for August, with only two other new releases appearing on the top ten list. Total retail sales are up over 2013... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 09/05/2014

    This weekend the Game Informer staff has delusional aspirations to play lots of different things, from Rogue Legacy to The Walking Dead season two. However, the tempting call of the Angel of Death beckons, and most of us are likely going to end up playing a bunch of Diablo III. Those paragon levels aren't... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Buffs Diablo III’s End Game With Seasons, Legendary Gems

    Diablo III has come a long was since its release in early 2013. The game has been completely revamped to remove the auction houses, received a new loot system, and now, has even more end-game content. Patch 2.1.0 is now live for the PC version of the game (those of you playing the new Ultimate Evil Edition... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Where's The Best Place To Play Diablo III?

    When it comes to putting in some quality time with Diablo III, there are a lot of choices – especially after this week. Where's the best place to play? Diablo III has seen a bit of a resurgence in interest this week, thanks to the release of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game... More
  • Blog Post: Over 20 Million Copies Of Diablo III Sold Since Release

    Acitivision has announced that Diablo III continues to perform well. 20 million copies have been sold since the title’s release in 2012, including the Reaper of Souls expansion. This includes all copies sold on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The number is likely to rise significantly on August... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition Available For Pre-Purchase On PSN

    The latest upcoming iteration of Blizzard's classic dungeon crawler is more evil than ever and can be pre-purchased online for PlayStation owners on PSN. While not available for online pre-purchase on Xbox consoles, the game can still be pre-ordered at retailers like normal. Those who pre-order the... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Auction Houses Disappear On June 24

    With the introduction of Loot 2.0, Blizzard began the process of shedding the Diablo III auction houses. The marketplaces will close for good next week. The auction houses have been closed for active trading since March, but they’ve been open for players to collect their items and gold. On June... More
  • Blog Post: Exclusive Shadow of the Colossus Transmogrify for Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition On PlayStation

    At E3 2014 I had a chance to check out some of the coolest features in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on the PS4. The game is set to launch on PS4, PS3, Xbox360, and Xbox One on August 19, and as a PC player I can't help but be a little jealous of some of the social features and streamlined gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Anniversary Buff Legendary Drop Rate Going Permanent

    As part of Diablo III's recent two-year anniversary, it initiated a temporary buff that increased Legendary drops . That buff won't be going away after the anniversary celebrations end. In a post on Blizzard's message boards , designer Travis Day wrote the following: I come bearing exciting... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition Lands PlayStation 4, Xbox One Release Date

    PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners now get the chance to visit Blizzard's loot-infested version of Hell. On August 19, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. This version includes the base Diablo III game and the Reaper... More
  • Blog Post: A Quick Recap Of The Diablo III Lore

    Not interested in wadding through Diablo III's overwritten dialogue so that you can understand the story? Maybe you've already played the game (like me) and you still have no idea what was going on (also like me). Take 60 seconds to watch this quick video recap of the lore of Diablo III and you'll... More
  • Blog Post: Reap Extra XP This Weekend In Diablo III

    Now that the auction houses are dead and buried, Blizzard is finding new ways to make the most of its mandatory internet connection. We’ll gladly take extra experience over real money exchanges (and apparently so will the rest of the 2.7 million people that picked up the expansion in its first... More
  • Blog Post: Over 2.7 Million Copies Of Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Sold In First Week

    Blizzard has announced that Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, the first expansion to the 2013 title, has sold over 2.7 million copies to consumers in its first week. Since the March 25 release, players have completed the story portion of the expansion 1.5 million times. In addition to adding a fifth act to... More
  • Blog Post: Where Is Our Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls Review?

    The expansion to Diablo III came out today, but you won't find our review just yet. Blizzard was unable to provide us with a full version of the game prior to release, so we need time to fully explore the new content and wrap up the adventure. Plus, Blizzard has a bit of a rocky history when it comes... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Diablo III In Development For Xbox One, Release Not Yet Certain

    Update: Blizzard has responded to our request for comment on Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition for Xbox One. " Our goal has always been to bring Diablo III to as many players as possible," a representative told us via email. "We’re excited about launching the Ultimate Evil Edition... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Closes Diablo III Auction House

    Blizzard's controversial Diablo III auction house is now gone for good. Read on to find out about how the transition is being handled and how it will affect players. Blizzard confirmed on its Battle.net site that the auction house is now shuttered. All existing auctions have been settled; items have... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Players Get XP Boost Ahead Of Reaper Of Souls Release

    We’ve told you why Diablo III’s latest patch makes it a good time to return to the game , but Blizzard is sweetening the pot. In advance of the March 25 release of the Reaper of Souls expansion, PC and Mac players will be treated to a 50-percent experience boost. The bonus is live now through... More
  • Blog Post: Weekend Warrior 2/28/14

    Another week has passed and even though it’s almost March, here in Minnesota, spring seems no closer. I don’t remember what warm feels like in all honesty. What is a good way to pass the time when it’s too cold outside? Video games of course. Here’s what we're thinking this... More
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