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Over 2.7 million copies of Diablo III: Reaper of Souls sold launch week on PC

Posted: 03.04.2014 by Technet2k

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Blizzard has announced that the first week of sales for Diablo III: Reaper of Souls was in excess of 2.7 million across PC and Mac. Malthael's boasts of 'no one can stop death' has been proven wrong 1.5 million times.

Launch parties were held in Seoul, Taipei, Warsaw, Stockholm, and Los Angeles on the night of March 24th. Reaper of Souls added a new class and game mode.

Blizzard's online game services disrupted by DDos attacks

Posted: 01.04.2014 by nickhorth1

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Diablo, World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Hearthstone players might be affected by high latency and disconnections according to Blizzard, after a series of DDoS attacks on European online servers. Although the attacks aren't directed specifically at Blizzard, the publisher's online games have been affected as a result.

Ladder system for Diablo III with Reaper of Souls' "first big content patch"

Posted: 25.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Blizzard has confirmed that a "ladder-like" system is on the way for Diablo III. They're calling it Seasons and it's still being worked on. There will also be "more legendary items" as rewards for Seasons and tiered Rifts.

That's the other thing coming with the "first big content patch" for Reaper of Souls. These provide "increasingly hard Rifts," to see who can go the furthest.

StarCraft Ghost "still perfectly viable," Blizzard unsure if it would ever pursue it

Posted: 24.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Blizzard producer Alex Mayberry teased that third-person spin-off StarCraft Ghost is something still on their minds at the studio, but he doesn't know "if we'll ever do it but I think it's something we'd like to do."

StarCraft was announced to be getting a spin-off over 10 years ago, and it was Blizzard's first major push onto consoles, but tech limitations meant they 'weren't ready'.

Blizzard launch new local servers in Sydney, Australia for Diablo III

Posted: 21.03.2014 by Technet2k

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Ahead of the Reaper of Souls launch, Blizzard has switched on a new data centre in Sydney, Australia for better local server support for Diablo III. It'll give ANZ players a "smoother gameplay" experience.

This doesn't limit play with friends around the globe, assure Blizzard. These new servers will be "completely invisible to local players" as everything seamlessly connects.