Demon Hunter being able to hop the Barbarian'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 here(special thanks to StickyDan).
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.
Robbucke discovered the magical StarCow.
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 toaster pastry kitty you may have seen before. Once the video runs, your account will replace the image of the Diablo III beta box with the comical StarCow box. 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.
While not exactly new, 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.
- 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 view this knowledgebase article.
- Adds support for viewing 3DVisionLive.com and YouTube 3D with NVIDIA SLI PCs. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on 3D Vision Window Mode.
- Window mode is now the default viewing option for the 3D Vision Photo Viewer.
- Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
- Diablo 3
- 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
- Update the following 3D Vision game profiles:
- Dirt 3 – updated rating to Excellent
First mention in the Blues was Blizzcon coverage from numerous sites. Of course on top and with the best articles was our very own DiabloFans. You can also find more coverage of the even from other sites as well. Plus, for even further coverage of Blizzcon, here at DiabloFans, you can check out our Blizzcon Hub with linls to every article covering the event.
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The Making of the Black Soulstone Cinematic - http://www.diablofan...lack-soulstone/
Diablo III Open Q&A - http://www.diablofan...lo-iii-open-qa/
Diablo III Lore Panel - http://www.diablofan...iii-lore-panel/
BlizzCon 2011 Diablo III Gameplay & Auction House Panel - http://www.diablofan...on-house-panel/
Diablo III Themed Costume Contest Entries - http://www.diablofan...ostume-contest/
For those of you pre-ordering the Collector's Edition but want to play at midnight with everyone else, Bashiok informed us that there are several companies who are able to ship the game out ahead of time to ensure that you receive the game in time to play on release. I have had personal experience with Amazon in this area and had received many games by day of release. Otherwise, you can pre-order at stores like Gamestop that will have midnight releases so you can play at the same time as those who get the digital download.
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Blizzard has also updated their Blizzcon site with 110 new photos from this year's Blizzcon.
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Finally, it appears that another bug has found it's way into the beta. Error 24000 has occurred for numerous people making it so that games cannot be created. Because of this, the beta is currently down and unplayable, giving people the much needed break to play a new game hitting the shelves at midnight.
Speaking of this other game, Curse is currently holding a contest to promote payers to create new mods for Skyrim.
The first 35 uploaded Skyrim mods that meet our approval guidelines in each of the four main categories, will earn some phat loot to line the pockets of their authors!
Finishing up today, I would like to share with you Calavera666's news Diabolesques comic strip. You can also check out his previous strips in the Fan Art section as well as read an interview with him held by Magistrate.