Diablo 3 is Number 5 on Google Searches for 2012, Budget Wizard Archon Guide, Fan Creation of the Week, Heart of the Swarm Beta

Reminder: Each day we're holding a giveaway for StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Beta keys! Check the end of the post to see how you can get your key and if you won from yesterday's giveaway!

Diablo 3 is Number 5 on Google Searches for 2012
Google has published their Zeitgeist 2012, which shows the most searched words for the entire year. Surprised or not, the 5th place is taken by none other than Diablo 3! You can see the Top 10 Most Searched Words below or click on the image to view the official ranking for all other searches as well.
  • Whitney Houston
  • Gangnam Style
  • Hurricane Sandy
  • iPad 3
  • Diablo 3
  • Kate Middleton
  • Olympics 2012
  • Amanda Todd
  • Michael Clarke Duncan
  • BBB12

Budget Wizard Archon Guide - 1 Million Gold to Farm MP1
Archon InfernoFriday has created a new budget guide, this time for an Archon Wizard. In the video below he goes through the selection of items and what stats Archons need.

Fan Creation of the Week: “Searching For Truth”
In this week's Fan Creation Blizzard showcases Deviant Art user ChaoyuanXu's masterful Diablo drawings. He also has quite the portfolio so don't forget to check out the rest of his gallery!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

This week's community spotlight shines brightly on fan artist ChaoyuanXu and his breathtaking rendition of Leah and her Uncle Deckard, titled "Searching for Truth".

If you loved ChaoyuanXu's interpretation of two of Diablo III's most critical characters, then you'll be sure to enjoy his other Diablo-inspired pieces, including "Unstoppable Monk," "Wizard Unleashed," and "Enter Demon Hunter" (all featured below).

To see more work by this talented artist, head on over to ChaoyuanXu's gallery on Deviant Art or check out his blog at http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/132705606.

ImagineFX Gets Exclusive with Blizzard’s Fine Arts Project
The monthly sci-fi and fantasy digital art magazine ImagineFX's latest bonus Christmass issue is out and with it come some very nice Blizzard artworks. Check the full announcement here.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The December edition of ImagineFX magazine is now on sale and packed with a little something extra for Blizzard art enthusiasts, including tutorials and how-to information from some of the artists that help bring World of Warcraft to life. You'll also get to take a look into Blizzard Entertainment's Fine Arts Project; a unique gathering of some of the world’s greatest contemporary fantasy artists creating their own visions of the Blizzard universe. Legends including Alex Ross, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, Craig Mullins, Alex Horley, Todd Lockwood, and Syd Mead share their experiences and showcase the incredible pieces of art they produced for the project.

Blizzard's artists are featured throughout this memorable issue. Their contributions begin with new cover art for the magazine from Glenn Rane, featuring Alliance heroine Jaina Proudmoore. Inside you'll find Samwise Didier explaining how to depict an epic fight between two heroes, and Laurel D. Austin sharing her approach to creating dynamic groups of characters in the workshop section.

Whether you're an artist or just someone who appreciates fantasy art, this issue would make a worthy addition to your collection.

Learn more about this issue here.
Buy ImagineFX issue 90 now.

Heart of the Swarm Beta Key Giveaway
Diablofans has some keys to give away for the beta test of Heart of the Swarm! We will be giving away 2 keys every day (Monday - Friday) for the next two weeks. The rules are simple: post a comment relevant to the news in the comment section below. As long as it's on topic, you've entered.

  • Your post needs to be relevant to the news!
  • You may post and reply as much as you like, but it will only count once!
  • You can enter every day!
  • A reply to another user (as long as it is on topic with the news) counts.
  • Posting with multiple accounts will get you removed from the giveaway, so don't be naughty!
  • You have until the next news post to reply to this post!
  • Winners will be announced the following day.
Yesterday's winners: Patchwerk and Zodiam. Congratulations!


  • #21 ggnore
    I didn't really expect diablo 3 to be so popular. 5th place in google searches, that is really cool!
  • #22 RedRowan
    Quote from Norgannon

    Interesting to see the only video game in the top 10 was diablo 3.
    I was surprised by this as well.
  • #23 kebapmanager
    Wow , this is crazy , I love to hear this kind of google facts about diablo :D and people say its dead and shit ... what a noobs heh
  • #24 iZara
    Always love to see the fan art, Blizzard fans always put out some of the best work
  • #25 piorek13
    Gimme my key:>
  • #26 mraksss
    I need beta key :D
  • #27 Bruter
    There's a lot of reasons why Diablo 3 is up there for most googled game and 5th most googled topic. Some of them are looking up builds, strategies, drop locations, and more relatively neutral or positive things. On the other hand, there's probably a lot of people googling Diablo 3 to try to fix technical issues (most of them have been fixed, but there are still some issues with some users).

    Also, I remember reading about this on reddit (I think it was reddit) a few weeks ago. I wonder how dated this is?
  • #28 zippez
    That fanart looks truely amazing. quite talented fellow there
  • #29 Saihnat
    -_- Whenever a budget guide gets posted on diablo fans, similar gears on the AH get's much more expensive.
  • #30 Cyberwaste
    Most likely made the top 5 because people were searching "diablo 3 bot safe", "diablo 3 cheap gold" etc.
  • #31 dmist24
    Yeah, D3 is the most anticipated game for years... no wonder its # 5 on the most search on google but the game was a disaster.. .
  • #32 Sinke
    Great budget guide from @Archon InfernoFriday
    Tnx for that, very informational! I my self have been farming MP1 in Archon for a quick paragon leveling but this has some nice new info for me.

    Best of holidays, all :) have a nice xmass!
  • #33 majkosz
    Really strange that there is only 1 game in top 10 and why gangam style isn't no1???

    with 500k you can farm barb mp 4 with 1 mln Wizz on mp1 nice:P
  • #34 Xenocow
    That Goggle News cant be right...

  • #35 Mothrich
    great artwork gogog beta key
  • #36 Unicus
    Winning HOTS key.

    Good luck everybody
  • #37 Unrealsiege
    No wonder Michael Clarke Duncan is there I searched cause I couldnt belive he was really gone. May he be in a better place.
  • #38 Nuget
    I wish I had 1 million gold just to try his guide out.
  • #39 NitZo
    Wtf is up with nr. 1? Whitney Houston, did i miss something?

    Nice artwork
  • #40 sulidude
    i wants le key plkz
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