Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer DLC, Eternal Collection Launch on June 27

[embedded content] Blizzard has announced that the Rise of the Necromancer pack for Diablo III will launch on June 27 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will cost $14.99 USD. If you don’t own Diablo III yet, Diablo III: Eternal Collection will launch digitally on June 27 for PS4 and Xbox One, bundling together the original game, Reaper of Souls, and Rise of the Necromancer. It costs $59.99 USD regularly, but PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold members will be able to pick it up for $39.99 USD at launch. Here’s what’s included with Rise of the Necromancer: In addition to full access to the Necromancer class in both Campaign and Adventure modes, the Rise of the Necromancer pack includes additional exclusive digital items: Non-combat pet A pair of cosmetic wings New Necromancer-themed Banner Shape, Sigil, and Accent Necromancer Portrait Frame Pennant Two additional character slots Two additional stash tabs (PC only) Additionally, Patch 2.6.0 will be available on June 27, bringing these features: Challenge Rifts, The Shrouded Moors zone, Temple of the Firstborn zone, and the Realms of Fate are all free content – if you own the Reaper of Souls expansion pack, they are available for play without any additional purchases. You’ll READ FULL STORY AT…


The Necromancer class comes to Diablo III on June 27.

The Necromancer class comes to Diablo III on June 27. The Rise of the Necromancer DLC pack will be available for $14.99 on PC and consoles. A Diablo III: Eternal Collection will also be available on Xbox One and PS4, bundling the original game and the Necro update for $39.99. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Diablo III: Eternal Collection Rated for PS4 and Xbox One

The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has released a listing for Diablo III: Eternal Collection, which is apparently heading to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Spotted by users on Twitter and NeoGAF, the listing awards the title a Mature rating and doesn’t reveal much else but as many have already guessed, we too think this could be some sort of a “complete edition” that includes all the content released since the Ultimate Evil Edition. Blizzard has yet to make a formal announcement so we’ll update our readers when we have more info. As a reminder, here’s what the Ultimate Evil Edition included: The console-exclusive Ultimate Evil Edition includes all of the content from Blizzard’s award-winning action role-playing game Diablo III, as well as new features and updates from the critically acclaimed Reaper of Souls expansion, including Adventure Mode, Act V, the Crusader class, leveling to 70, new Legendary loot, new crafting options, and much more. What do our readers think of this? [Source: ESRB via Wario64 (Twitter)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Your Best Stories Of Getting Rescued In Video Games

In video games, we’re used to being heroes, saving hapless innocents from villains, monsters, and their own demons. Sometimes, though, we need a hero to save us. Here are stories of daring rescues that happened in video games. Advertisement Earlier this week, I asked readers to tell me their best stories of when somebody came to their rescue in their darkest video game hour. I received a deluge of words about human kindness and even a couple tales that ended in real-life friendship. Also, one involved a talking dog. ‘He said he left his game on for 6 hours a day waiting for someone to rescue him’ Summer loving happened so fast Lean on me, when you’re not strong Old school justice ‘The guy I’d saved from the ledge bug shows up to save me’ ‘This is really nice gear’ [ominous pause] ‘I had been playing a multiplayer game and didn’t even realize it’ ‘I had 15 minutes of life support oxygen before it was gone’ They’re good dogs, Bront of the Frozen Wastes Hell yeah And lastly, here’s one that was emailed to me by Daniel Czarny: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Diablo 3 Prepared Me For The Anxieties of Planning My Wedding

Illustration: Angelica Alzona With pure luck and a crappy costume, I met my significant other at a sci-fi convention. Our relationship blossomed around our shared passion for nerdy things, and we got engaged at WonderCon. Thus started our next adventure: planning, and paying for, a wedding. Surprisingly, Diablo played a big role in the process. Advertisement Planning a wedding is incredibly stressful. You’ve got to decide on flowers, tastings, dresses, mothers, plane tickets, venues, parking, down payments, suits, rehearsals, guest lists, DJ’s, and so much more. They say that the first year of marriage is the first big test on a relationship, but that’s a lie. The first big test is not killing each other as you plan a wedding. As soon as we set our wedding date, we started to get snippy with each other. Date nights and wedding-free discussion meals weren’t cutting it. We needed an outlet to destroy our stress just so we could sleep soundly. Some of our normal hobbies, like cosplay, had to be shelved for a while because we were footing the bill for our wedding. Gaming started to take over, as it was relatively cheap, and we could both had enormous backlogs to…


World Of Warcraft Now Has A Secret Cow Level

The cow level has been ensconced in gaming lore since the hoary old days of Diablo, when it was a ridiculous rumor, and Diablo II, when Blizzard gave it life. It’s a gag that evolved into a rallying cry, a reminder of good times long-passed. Now, as part of Diablo’s 20th anniversary, it’s been added to World of Warcraft. Advertisement According to players on the WoW subreddit, reaching the cow level involves killing treasure goblins throughout the Broken Isles. Here’s what it looks like, courtesy of Wowhead: Cows! If you can’t watch the video, rest assured that they’re everywhere, mooing and dying, as cows do. Killing the Cow King will get you a twelve-string guitar item that plays the Tristam theme from Diablo. If your nerdy youth was spent in the warm, sporadically moo-ing embrace of Blizzard games like mine, you probably just got embarrassingly excited about a glorified button that plays an MP3 file. Advertisement Seriously, though, who kills the Cow King? The event runs until January 11. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Diablo 3 Update 1.15 Is Live on PS4, Adds 4K PS4 Pro Support & 20th Anniversary Event

A 598MB download, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition update 1.15 today on PlayStation 4 added 4K PS4 Pro support, the 20th Anniversary Event, and more. The update (aka Patch 2.4.3) is also available for PC and Xbox One. The 20th Anniversary Event is only available in January and carries this description: “A mysterious group of Cultists is stirring up trouble! Hunt them down in Adventure Mode to uncover clues that reveal a portal into Tristram’s past, and rediscover the terrifying darkness that took hold of the town so many years ago…” Here’s some of the other changes you’ll find with today’s update: Classes Barbarian Overpower: Now has 3 charges. Cooldown per charge remains 12 seconds with a chance to be reduced slightly by critical strikes Bug Fixes Several bug fixes have been applied to Monk and Wizard skills Items Legendary Items Red Soulstone Shard – New Legendary Gem Periodically struggle for control, unleashing a ring of Fire that inflicts 12,500% weapon damage to enemies it passes through: With the above change, the primary effect of the gem deals significantly more damage at the gem’s base level, but scales more slowly with additional levels After gaining a level, your resource costs…


Diablo turns 20 years old – A walk down the ARPG hack-and-slash memory lane

It´s kind of hard for me (and many others I bet) to grasp the fact that it´s now been over 20 years since Blizzard released their ARPG/hack-and-slash game “Diablo”. However, that is 100% true, as Blizzard celebrated Diablo´s 20th anniversary on the 31st of December last year (I´m sorry that I wasn´t able to cover this story earlier). Yes, that´s… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!


New Diablo III Trailer Shows Diablo Remake for 20th Anniversary “The Darkening of Tristram” Event

Today Blizzard Entertainment released a new trailer featuring its “The Darkening of Tristram” event that that will be implemented in Diablo III to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of the first Diablo. …Read More The post New Diablo III Trailer Shows Diablo Remake for 20th Anniversary “The Darkening of Tristram” Event by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.


Couple Meets Online Playing Diablo, Gets Married

Cosplay by Alvin & Alexis | Photo by Mezame Alvin Lau (a Crusader) and Alexis Loo (a Demon Hunter) met online while they were playing Diablo III. Their online friendship blossomed into a romance, and the pair got married last year, celebrating the whole thing with an elaborate Diablo-themed cosplay photo shoot. This wasn’t the big day itself, just a pre-wedding shoot—it’s tough dancing in those shoulder pauldrons—but it’s still pretty great. Cosplay by Alvin & Alexis | Photo by Mezame Mezame and his crew handled photography, while the Neo Tokyo Project helped out with weapon and prop construction. Advertisement Advertisement Because the couple are from Singapore, getting a proper Diablo-themed shoot was a lot harder than it would be for someone living in a place where classic European ruins and cemetaries are more common. So Mezame shot the pair in front of a green screen, then got creative with some locations like a church and dropped them in later. Cosplay by Alvin & Alexis | Photo by Mezame You can see READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Blizzard Celebrates Diablo’s 20th Anniversary With In-Game Goodies and More

[embedded content] Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo franchise, which saw its first release in 1996. To mark the occasion, the developer released a video (above), in which some of those who worked on the series share their favorite memories. Diablo‘s 20th anniversary will be celebrated across all of Blizzard’s current titles including Overwatch. While we already know about Diablo III‘s in-game events including The Darkening of Tristram, Overwatch is set to receive in-game sprays representing Diablo III classes as well as a new player icon modeled after the Lord of Terror. Over on its website, Blizzard wrote: Whether you first played Diablo two days or two decades ago, we want to thank you for bringing your unrelenting passion to the franchise. Your support and feedback continue to help us shape the world of Sanctuary, and it’s a true honor and privilege to walk alongside you on this journey. Happy 20th, Diablo! [Source: Battle.net(1)(2)] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Report Points to Diablo 4 Unveiling at BlizzCon

Earlier today, Eurogamer compiled a report claiming that Blizzard is on the verge of unveiling Diablo 4 at the imminent BlizzCon 2016. Citing a rather peculiar Diablo-themed die from the BlizzCon goody pack — a die that allegedly features two ones and a four, aligning with the event’s November 4 start date if written out in date format — and Tweets made by series veteran David Brevik, the outlet stipulated that Blizzard has been quietly laying the groundwork for a full reveal. To begin with, Brevik took to Twitter to reflect on his time with the Diablo series, seemingly indicating that he was prepping for an announcement. Adding fuel to the fire was the picture he chose to attach to the Tweet, showcasing the Libra star constellation. For 20 years, Diablo-like games have evolved & surprised us. I’m proud to be the adviser for the game that pushes this genre to new heights. pic.twitter.com/LIT3i0UwJv — David Brevik (@davidbrevik) October 16, 2016 Digging a little deeper, many had assumed that the zodiac message indicated an announcement was coming, but it appears that’s not the case after all. Cutting through speculation, Brevik posted a follow-up Tweet to play down rumors that he was actively working…