Discuss what you think about this new Blizzcast which is supposed to be almost exclusively about Diablo 3.
Here are the four new Diablo 3 images that were included with BlizzCast 8 which primarily showcase the inventory system:
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I (mockery) particularly like the little details, such as the difference in the stitching around the borders depending on whether you have a bag or a burlap sack selected. The inventory system as a whole looks really sharp if you ask me. What do you think about it?
We've all heard how Blizzard intends to keep their games on the PC and will always consider themselves a computer gaming company, but in the past year they've hinted at how they'd be open to possibly having their games on a console again. IGN's The Daily Fix recently reported that Blizzard is in talks with Microsoft in regards to their next generation Xbox console.
"Blizzard has been in talks with Microsoft over the next Xbox. Rob Pardo confirmed at GDC that the new system is already in development. Pardo also mentioned why World of Warcraft hasn't come to the console: the current hardware just isn't designed for it."
Obviously, WoW has been Blizzard's bread 'n butter for a while now, but here's hoping that this means we'll possibly get to see Diablo 3 released on consoles as well.
So how many of you would be inclined to purchase the next Xbox if you knew some of Blizzard's future games were going to be on it? Would it influence your decision? Naturally, this is assuming the games turn out much better than the Diablo port for the original Sony Playstation did.
Bashiok just sent out a quick reminder for me to pass onto you guys in regards to Blizzard's Theme Park Contest. The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 30th, less than a week away! Don't forget, in addition to some great prizes including a Wacom Cintiq and Starcraft 2 beta keys, some of the best entries will be put on display at BlizzCon 2009!
Click here to visit the official Blizzard Theme Park Contest page.
Blizzard has unveiled a new design for Battle.net complete with new features and functionality. The development of a "new Battle.net" has been hinted at for a long time in anticipation for the upcoming releases of both Starcraft II and Diablo III.
The new Battle.net is an upgrade to all preexisting Blizzard Accounts tied to Starcraft, Diablo 2, and Warcraft 3. Owners of World of Warcraft have an option to merge all of their accounts to the new service.
Be sure to check out the new Battle.net Account FAQ too, as it may answer many of your questions regarding the new system.