[font="arial, verdana, tahoma, sans-serif"][size="2"][size="4"][size="2"][b]PC Gamer[/b][/size][/size]
[floatimgleft][url="http://media-diablofans.cursecdn.com/attachments/12/59/635170296718814072.jpg"][img]http://www.diablofans.com/uploads/gallery/album_72/sml_gallery_37842_72_37851.jpg[/img][/url][/floatimgleft]This month's PC Gamer had a nice six page spread about the upcoming Diablo III. Covered in the article were familiar topics like the Real Money Auction House. However, the meat of the story focused on Jay Wilson's and the rest of the development team's inspiration and love for the Diablo franchise. Jay Wilson went into the project with a giant mess of a game to fix. A fine line was then walked to keep the feel of Diablo while innovating the game to new heights. Many options were thrown around, such as the [wiki]Demon Hunter[/wiki] being able to hop the [wiki]Barbarian[/wiki]'s shoulders and shooting arrows while he walks around. While the options were endless, the team had to choose just enough Diablo feel with a dash of new inspiration. While many complained originally about the newer art direction and more open world, Jay holds strong on his game design and feels that these changes will only improve the iconic franchise that has become the cornerstone for the Hack N' Slash genre. If you would like to read the entire article or check out more of the images from the magazine, you can check out the latest issue of PC Gamer or check out [url="http://www.diablofans.com/topic/31837-d3-featured-in-latest-issue-of-pc-gamer/"]here[/url](special thanks to [member=stickydan]).
[/b]Many had speculated on the ominous cheat code area found on the Diablo III beta page on Battle.net. Once brought to Blizzard's attention that the mysterious field had been found, rumors and clues were abound trying to figure out what this was for. One of the latest clues to help solve the mystery was given by Bashiok earlier.
[blizz='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/205251/diablo-iii-beta-enter-cheat-code']“My cow… it’s full of stars!” —New Tristram farmer[/blizz]
After numerous people entered countless options, [member=robbucke] discovered the magical StarCow.
[left]Once the code is entered into the field, you are treated to a fun little video of StarCow flying through the sky with a trailing rainbow behind him; much akin to a certain [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0h6T7UqjFA"]toaster pastry kitty[/url] you may have seen before. Once the [url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ0G4l571Ac&feature=player_embedded"]video runs[/url], your account will replace the image of the Diablo III beta box with the comical [url="http://media-diablofans.cursecdn.com/attachments/12/57/635170296694391630.png"]StarCow box[/url]. While there is no real reward to this cheat, it is certainly good for a laugh. It also remains unclear on whether or not any other code works in this field for some other cheat. So, if you have tons of time on your hands, feel free to keep plugging in random Blizzard-themed obscure phrases.
[/b]While not exactly new, [member=sleeplesscynic] noticed today that NVidia's 3D graphics card listed Diablo III as one of the supported games for the card. While there has been no confirmation by Blizzard about 3D support, there is no doubt that monster torsos flying at your screen would be awesome. Of course, with an isometric view, the technology could only be used for so much but at least the option may remain for those who have both the card and monitor needed for it.
[b]NVIDIA 3D Vision [/b]
[list][*]The 3D Vision Controller (USB) driver is included in this driver package. Users are no longer required to install the 3D Vision CD driver or a separate 3D Vision Controller driver. For more information, please [url="http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2949"]view this knowledgebase article[/url].[*]Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please [url="http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nvidia.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2311"]view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode[/url].[*]Window mode is now the default viewing option for the 3D Vision Photo Viewer.[*]Added the following [url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d-vision-3d-games.html"]3D Vision game profiles[/url]:[list][*]Aion[*][size="3"][size="2"][u][b]Diablo 3[/b][/u][/size][/size][*]Dead Rising 2: Off The Record[*]Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2[*]From Dust[*]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2[*]Last Remnant Benchmark[*]Men of War Assault Squad[*]Stock Car[/list][*]Update the following 3D Vision game profiles:[list][*]Dirt 3 – updated rating to Excellent
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