Diablo 3 Beta & Reveal! MAC GAMERS

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Killery96, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Killery96, Jul 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    Hey Mac Rumors Gamers, all of you who have been anticipating Diablo 3's release, I have a little news for you. As you all probably know, Blizzard stated they are aiming for a Q4 2011 release. There's speculation they actually meant Q1, 2014, however we're trying to be optimistic. Okay, I'll drop a link, then explain for those of you who may not want to follow:


    That's a link to Diablo3Champion, an update site where a ton of fans and waiting gamers get updated on the latest news. I'm not as hard into that as some, however lemme explain recent events. Blizzcon is in October, and many people think that the D3 beta will be released before that. Now, Blizzard recently held a media event (yesterday, July 27), at which some Battle.net features and a D3 Beta demo were shown, and those invited were allowed a few hours of game time. Now, Blizzard being Blizzard, there was an NDA (Non-Discolure Agreement, shush up) till 4 days later, August 1st. However, some fellow claims to have gone there, and has leaked info via Twitter, about the contents of the Beta and everything, as well as a date!

    The link above is simply a reference to 50 different statements about Diablo 3, the Beta, the Media Event, and Battle.net. It all seems relatively credible and is definitely believable. For those of you who don't want to go read through hundreds of sentences, here's the biggest piece of news:

    Apparently, according to D3Anonymous (his twitter title) - we can expect to see a Diablo 3 Beta in mid August (August 15th he says)

    - New Battle.net features
    - Most of Act 1 (minus bosses and ending)
    - Tiny bits of Acts 2 & 3 (no quests)
    - Arena (PvP multi-player)

    ALL THE ABOVE - should be viewed as speculation as there's no definite proof that this fellow isn't just leading fans on. But, it's something to look forward to, and it'll be confirmed in 3 days, on August 1st.


    - UPDAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEEE - ^^ = False, as proclaimed by the original distributor. Hahaha... ...I feel terrible XP
  2. macrumors 68020


    Jul 2, 2006

    Sorry, but I take everything that I read regarding the Diablo III release with a pinch of salt.

    I will just wait until the actual release, no amount of speculation and rumour is going to make that happen faster :)

    Oops, did not see the update right at the bottom there, maybe an idea to move it up closer.

    In all the years of computers and gaming have I known a company to hold something so close to their chests, something normaly gets out, Blizzard employees must under some sort of heavy orders on this one.
  3. macrumors regular

    Jul 3, 2011
    Although I've been waiting for Diablo III for 10 years, I really hope it doesn't come out this fall. With the line up of games coming out his fall I won't have time for them all. :( right now I was really just hoping for Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, SW:TOR, And AC: Revelations. This fall's lineup mit be the best yet!
  4. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I've been looking forward to D3 ever since the 1.10 release of D2, but now that Deus Ex 3 is coming out soon, I can wait a bit longer for Diablo 3. :cool:
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    Man between bf3 ,mw3 ,resistance 3 ,batman ,uncharted 3 Im broke
  6. macrumors 604


    Jan 26, 2008
    Isla Nublar
    Sadly I just about consider Diablo 3 vaporware at this point. I remember the first teasers coming out either two or three years ago. Blizzard seriously has no excuse for such long development times when there are companies who make games just as good, and better in shorter time frames.

    I definitely understand games take time, I know, I make them but geese.
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    Well, Diablo 3 news does tend to mean pinches of salt all around, however on August 1st, the web will be pervaded by news of the Beta's date. It seems like Blizzard manages to make all of their games a huge publicity deal, and therefore tons of people get sucked into their events and media showings related to the game. But I think Diablo 3 will be a magnificent enough title to be worth the long wait.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jan 14, 2011
    I have never really "played" Diablo, maybe I tried Diablo II for some hours, so I never got a chance to experience it's glory. I do play Torchlight, and from what I understand they are very similar. What is so enticing about Diablo? Torchlight got boring after investing about 10 - 15 hours into it, and I don't have the time to try the mods.
  9. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
    Torchlight was built to replicate Diablo 3 for those who felt like it was purgatory to wait. Diablo 3 has the latest and greatest graphics, physics, and development. It's a multiplayer experience as well, and gameplay wise should far out-go anything Torchlight could come up with.
  10. macrumors 68020


    Jan 2, 2009
    I have diablo 3 worked into my retirement plan. soon as i turn 65 diablo 3 should be out and i can collect.

    as far as "keeping up with diablo 3 news" thats a totally worthless endeaver
  11. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2011
  12. macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I remember thinking that D3 could come out by the time I was done with high school, then I thought "when undergrad is done." now I'm at "when law school is behind me."

    The optimist in me says it will be out by the time I've passed the bar. The pessimist in me says it will be by the time I'm ready to retire from it.
  13. macrumors 603


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    I hope it doesn't end up like Duke Nukem Forever or Chinese Democracy - you know, by the time it comes out nobody gives a crap anymore? :D

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