Blizzard Invades PAX East March 22-24, Watch PAX Live!, Blue Posts, Blizzard Comic Contest Call for Entries

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    Blizzard Invades PAX East March 22-24
    This weekend Blizzard is going to PAX East to showcase Diablo 3 on PlayStation 3! Check out the new official console page on Battle.net. There is also a special announcement to be made!

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    PAX East kicks off this week! Are you ready?

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    What: Hosted annually in Boston, PAX East is a celebration of gaming culture and community
    Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center
    When: March 22–24

    Head on over to east.paxsite.com for panel schedules, hotel and travel information, forums, and more. If you have an iPhone,Android, BlackBerry, or Windows 7 smart phone, you can also download the super sexy (and super official) PAX East 2013 app from Guidebook for free.


    THE GREAT JEWEL OF PAX EAST

    Gather your gear, heroes, and get ready to face down the Burning Hells on the PlayStation 3!

    Our action-packed single-player hands-on demo will showcase several key elements that make Diablo III on the PS3 so much fun, including a reimagined interface and inventory system, direct character control, updated camera, and bosses and monsters specifically tuned for console. Players will also get to experience gameplay from Act III of the campaign where they’ll get to test their mettle as either the cunning Demon Hunter or mighty Barbarian.


    We'll have demo stations available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EDT in booth #1036 of the Expo Hall, so if you’re in the area (and in the mood for some ritual demon slaughter), be sure to stop by and check it out!


    RNG IS RNG: RAFFLES, GIVEAWAYS, AND MORE. . .

    In addition to showcasing the PS3 version of Diablo III and chatting you up about the game as you saunter by, we'll also be giving away enough swag and prizes to make a Treasure Goblin jealous.



    We'll be sharing updates, photos, and more live from the convention floor, so be sure to "Like" us on Facebook and follow our official Twitter feed so you don't miss out.

    For those who are Boston-bound, we salute you . . . and hope to see you there!




    Watch PAX Live!
    Arcagnion was kind enough to provide us with a link to PAX's official Twitch channel, where the entire convention will be streamed!

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    This weekend we are invading PAX east in Boston!
    We will be showing Diablo III running on the PlayStation 3 and including the new features and controls that make it so much fun on the PS3. Also we will announce that little something else we have been working on. So if you are keen to find out first be sure to tune into the PAX live stream early on Saturday morning from 01:00 AEST.

    The official PAX east live stream can be found here: http://www.twitch.tv/pax

    I'm so staying up to watch this and pray for mass tweets.Arc mate, can you give a Aus time for when blizz is doing this announcement of whatever you're hiding ;)I really want to be up for when you announce whatever it may be!
    Good question, so if you are keen to hear the announcement first, the stream is live at 1 am Sydney time tomorrow morning and the Blizzard panel starts then.




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    New Changes Will Not Give Larger Maps
    I have seen several post from players wondering if the monster density adjustments in patch 1.0.8 will alter map sizes or add monster abilities, so I just wanted to clarify on that. Currently, the only intended change is to rebalance monster population density in Acts I, II, and IV. For now, that does not include new monster abilities or increases to map size.

    Wyatt goes into a little more depth here: http://us.battle.net...79561?page=4#75 (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Materials in Hardcore Auction House
    I don't really know why Subtle Essence is more expensive than their Nightmare and Hell counterparts in the Hardcore Auction House, but if I had to guess I’d say there is a greater demand for those materials since Normal difficulty generally has a large population, but very few players seem to stick around and farm it. Personally, I know I crafted a lot more items in Normal difficulty than I did in Nightmare and Hell, and that may have something to do with it too. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Hint on Diablo's fate
    Diablo has fallen more than once, but that has not been enough to put an end to his evil... The question is, has he truly been slain this time? Only time will tell. :-) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




    Blizzard Comic Contest Call for Entries

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    At Blizzard, we love running contests, and one of our longest-running contests is the Blizzard Comic Contest. The goal of the contest is simple: create a fun original comic based on the Warcraft, Diablo, or StarCraft universe and submit it to us for a chance at some fabulous prizes we give away each month! We really enjoy sharing the creativity of our community, so your comics also might also be featured on the official site.

    This month, our prize is especially diabolical! We’ll be giving away a Diablo III: Book of Cain to the winner of the March Blizzard Comic Contest.

    To help inspire you, here are five recently-featured Diablo comics created by players just like you!




    So sharpen your favorite pencil or boot up your favorite painting program and let the creativity flow! Once your comic is complete, make sure to submit it to us, and you might be the next artist to take home a prize! Just remember that if you want a shot at the Diablo III: Book of Cain, you’ll need to submit your comic to us before April 1st.

    Interested to see other Blizzard comics? Check out our Warcraft and StarCraft comic sections.
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    So, they're going to allow testing in Act 3, yet one of the released screenshots is from Act 2? :facepalm:
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    UI seems ok, stands out off of the screen a little more than I'd like, on the pc it blends in a little better, as to on the ps3 it seems suspended on the screen. A little nervous about the DH Discipline as well, seems as if the liquid won't have the same animation, but yeah after all, how much can you get from a still pic:)
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    Quote from Joesis

    So, they're going to allow testing in Act 3, yet one of the released screenshots is from Act 2? :facepalm:


    It's more to show the UI.

    @Tybudd
    I suspect the UI is more visible so that, as one of the screenshot shows, it's easier for 4 players to all see their HP on a single screen. It's been done in a pretty sweet way in my opinion.
    edit: talking about this: http://eu.battle.net/d3/static/images/console/content-bg.jpg
  • #5
    Wow, that pic is badass'd!!
  • #6
    Interesting, so they could change the UI afterall, you just have to buy the game on PS to be able to have a more minimalistic UI...
  • #7
    I suspect Blizzard All-Stars gets announced for consoles as their "reveal" that or Starcraft: Ghost finally.
  • #8
    So d3 is going to be released offline for ps3?They wont give them the "We make your game lag,but prevent hackers botters" crap?

    So ps3 players are not entitled to security?Well how lucky they are.

    We PC players are told everyday that everything is secure yet i got 2 of my accounts hacked and lets not forget the bots.
    Grinding Gear Games (Company that produced POE): "These are great Ideas, we will use them for sure as they are clearly what the player base is looking for."

    Blizzard: "While we agree that this game needs re-working and that these ideas could help the future of this game, we have no plans to listen to our fan-base at this time."

    http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tester_3211/media/Diablo3devs_zpscc5fbac9.jpg.html?state=replace
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    i got 2 of my accounts hacked


    You'll never learn then
  • #10
    Still sorta offended that consoleheads get offline play off the bat.
  • #11
    Does this mean the Diablo 3 Expansion is at Blizzcon 2013? Lets hope so.

    How will they satisfy the PC Diablo 3 community at Blizzcon?
  • #12
    Quote from Wakka9000


    i got 2 of my accounts hacked


    You'll never learn then


    LOL
    Grinding Gear Games (Company that produced POE): "These are great Ideas, we will use them for sure as they are clearly what the player base is looking for."

    Blizzard: "While we agree that this game needs re-working and that these ideas could help the future of this game, we have no plans to listen to our fan-base at this time."

    http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tester_3211/media/Diablo3devs_zpscc5fbac9.jpg.html?state=replace
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    Quote from Hiderius

    Does this mean the Diablo 3 Expansion is at Blizzcon 2013? Lets hope so.

    How will they satisfy the PC Diablo 3 community at Blizzcon?


    I hope it gets announced!! I saw the sc2:hots playthrough and its an extremely well done game.

    After experiencing sc2 expansion many people are like wtf why is d3 not so good and all that but i got my hopes really high.

    If sc2 expansion is so good,what's stopping d3 expansion from achieving the same??

    Something tells me d3 expansion is gonna rock.
    Grinding Gear Games (Company that produced POE): "These are great Ideas, we will use them for sure as they are clearly what the player base is looking for."

    Blizzard: "While we agree that this game needs re-working and that these ideas could help the future of this game, we have no plans to listen to our fan-base at this time."

    http://s1332.photobucket.com/user/Tester_3211/media/Diablo3devs_zpscc5fbac9.jpg.html?state=replace
  • #14
    "we will announce that little something else we have been working on. So if you are keen to find out first be sure to tune into the PAX live stream early on Saturday morning from 01:00 AEST."

    Where be this info :o?
    SoEasy#2174
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    Quote from Lortex

    "we will announce that little something else we have been working on. So if you are keen to find out first be sure to tune into the PAX live stream early on Saturday morning from 01:00 AEST."

    Where be this info :o?


    Right here: http://www.diablofans.com/news/1631-blizzard-announces-hearthstone-heroes-of-warcraft/
  • #16
    :/ as usual my hopes where higher than they should of been!
    SoEasy#2174
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