Diablo III Previews and Interviews Roundup

It is been a week today since Diablo III was announced by Blizzard Entertainment's president Mike Morhaime at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals 2008 in Paris, France. Many previews and interviews have been popping all over the internet. Below you have a round up of the latest ones in the past few days.

- Rob Pardo comments Diablo III could theoretically be ported to Console.

- Witch Doctor or Necromancer article at MTV Multiplayer.

- Diablo III lead producer Keith Lee video interview at MTV Multiplayer.

- The Man Behind Diablo III Talks Plot, Lore and Battle.Net

- Diablo III rumored to support DirectX 10.1 (Not confirmed)

- Plans to Console not yet determined, How would that play out with Activision? -- read more at Guardian.

- ActionTrip Diablo III First Look.

- Mike Morhaime interview at Eurogamer

- Diablo III Release Date: September 2009 ? (Read More)

- Rob Pardo interview at 1UP.

- Six reasons Diablo III gives us a geek-gasm (GamesRadar)

- Diablo III Preview at Gamespy.

- Diablo III: Deep in Hell with Leonard Boyarsky - interview (Gamespy)

- Diablo III Preview at Eurogamer.

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Comments

  • #1 Tugsy
    - Rob Pardo comments Diablo III could theoretically be ported to Console.


    I hope they don't port Diablo over to any consoles, while it would help to broaden the Diablo community it jusy would not work...

    You can pass FPS onto consoles, but it's not the same without a mouse/keyboard. It'll be like any console RTS.... good idea but far too cumbersome to actually play due to the limitations of the control pad.
  • #2 tvv15t3d
    I played Diablo on the Playstation first, and it got me hooked into the series :)
    The PC version never felt as good to me when I played it later, I wouldn't rule it out as a horrible evil design set to ruin the game or anything if it did have a console version aswell.
  • #3 Taintedham
    The week has gone so slow from excitement and being impatient for more info :|
  • #4 Ydoc
    Quote from "Taintedham" »
    The week has gone so slow from excitement and being impatient for more info :|


    Yea, all this Diablo III information is starting to bore me! It's mostly all old news! I crave new news ( Especially an official release date, rather it's Pay to Play, and previews of the new characters and towns! :D )

    Also, one of the interviews says September 2009. I don't believe it. It could be sooner, or it could be late, but I don't think blizzard said that. Or atleast prove it to me on their website. :)
  • #5 waddlez
    negative, not even fps are good on consoles

    PC is greater in every way

    sure gaybox and ps3 had better hardware when they came out, but 8 core processors coming in q4 and the 100 series on the horizon, your MAC's that sit under your TVs will be holding people back (once again)

    d3 on console == more anger by fans than the art direction has brought

    but its bnet so no p2p, but I think d3 and sc2 will both be very soon so people are d3'd and sc2'd out by the time their next mmo comes out so they can hit 20mil subs this time
  • #6 SteelVelocity
    If the Demo represents the feel of Diablo 3, I think that dude (forgot his name) is going to fuck Blizzard over just like he did with Command and Conquer Generals.
  • #7 waddlez
    ^people said tf2 was going to be bad and TF forever would be the game tfc players wanted



    oh shi-



    valve and blizzard are almost == on quality
    I have faith in our friends down in cali

    also, why didn't anyone point out the wildfires in cali as a clue that d3 was coming? Fire + bad actors == hell amirite?!?!??!?!
  • #8 Bad
    I think anyone who reads the petition and looks at all the screen shots posted would sign it. Im very sure of that.

    I did not really like the graphics/colours too much but I wasnt that mad, but when I saw the before and after screenshots that diehard fans have created, I realised how much better this game could be. It made me kind of angry too, about the whole WoW feeling. http://www.petitiononline.com/d3art/petition.html
  • #9 MinoAquiles
    gaybox?? u mean gaystation.now i get what u mean
  • #10 waddlez
    i mean gay-consoles and the people who play them

    gaybox is a lil gayer (though gow is > resistance)

    paying for online is never ok unless the game is ran off the companies server and NOT my computer/console/server
  • #11 GrandRobot
    battle.net on xbox live... i dont think so. i played starcraft and broodwar on N64 along time ago, never got the chance to play D1 on whatever consol it was on but im sure it was just as horrible as SC on N64
  • #12 Crimedoneright
    If they do port it to console then there will be no hackers or anything , i don't see it as a bad idea at all.
  • #13 Flamestride
    i personally would love if it came to consoles(i mean honestly is it that bad to go out and buy a usb mouse and keyboard....honestly) while i am more than capable of playing it on the pc.......the ps3 or 360 would make it easier since the systems have built in voice communication capabilities which= less dieing and you have Trophies/achievements....i'd whore over that for ages.... :)

    (btw im a playstation fanboy hardcore and a diablo fanboy hardcore so the 2 merging would probably give me some sort of massive heart attack stroke brain anurism combination)
  • #14 Crysis_Creed
    Personally, I think Diablo III should staay as a PC only game. No, ports plz. For God's sakes NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • #15 GrandRobot
    - On the artical written by Brian Dimmel on infopackets.com:
    the company has announced it will be releasing a new version of the hyper-popular action-Role Playing Game (RPG) in September, 2009.
    - this cant be true considreing half way down the artical he states:
    Gamers will be again following their characters (the original five classes are available, and as of now Blizzard has also revealed the "Witch Doctor")
    - we all already know that ALL of the five classes will not be available or there wouldnt be a witch doctor becuase we also know that there infact will only be 5 classes.
    - if he is making outragious statements like more than 5 classes then the rest of his artical must be false as well. This page was only written a day ago, all he really would have had to do is read alittle bit?



    im so tired of this mis-information
    WHEN IS THE GOD DAMN RELEASE DATE
  • #16 sinner_4ever
    I would hate it if they replace the necromancer with the witch doctor, the two characters that shouldn't be put out off the game are the barbarian and the necromancer. But well let's see how it goes, and yes when is the release date!
  • #17 GrandRobot
    Quote from "sinner_4ever" »
    I would hate it if they replace the necromancer with the witch doctor, the two characters that shouldn't be put out off the game are the barbarian and the necromancer. But well let's see how it goes, and yes when is the release date!



    well the necro is gone so...
  • #18 GrandRobot
    i personally think the witch doctor is going to be way more bad ass then the necro. dont cry gothic boy, you need more eyeliner?
  • #19 Num3n
    great post, i read all of those links.
  • #20 Kilvoctu
    Quote from "Bad" »
    I think anyone who reads the petition and looks at all the screen shots posted would sign it. Im very sure of that.

    I did not really like the graphics/colours too much but I wasnt that mad, but when I saw the before and after screenshots that diehard fans have created, I realised how much better this game could be. It made me kind of angry too, about the whole WoW feeling. http://www.petitiononline.com/d3art/petition.html


    I looked at these screenshots. The only one that I thought was a real improvement was the first photobucket link (http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l318/frostwake/Diablo32.jpg). Everything else was too gray, or too dark to see anything.

    Like this one:
    http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/6065/howitshouldlooklikevx5.jpg.
    I can barely even see anything in this one. How do I play a game where everything is a black blob in a black-gray-ish blob environment? I don't understand why one would think next-gen graphics should only be dark brown, dark gray, and loads of black, all with excessive film grain (like in one of those "improved" screenshots (http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/7807/itshouldrh5.jpg)? Please, I don't want my eyes to start hurting watching those sort of graphics.


    Quote from "GrandRobot" »
    i personally think the witch doctor is going to be way more bad ass then the necro. dont cry gothic boy, you need more eyeliner?

    Zombie Wall was all I needed to see in order to completely forget about the Necro.
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