10. August 2012 15:22
Blizzard Entertainment has just posted an "important security update" to its official site.
"This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps to close off this access and began working with law enforcement and security experts to investigate what happened.
At this time, we’ve found no evidence that financial information such as credit cards, billing addresses, or real names were compromised. Our investigation is ongoing, but so far nothing suggests that these pieces of information have been accessed.
Some data was illegally accessed, including a list of email addresses for global Battle.net users, outside of China. For players on North American servers (which generally includes players from North America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) the answer to the personal security question, and information relating to Mobile and Dial-In Authenticators were also accessed. Based on what we currently know, this information alone is NOT enough for anyone to gain access to Battle.net accounts.
Although no passwords have been stolen, the encrypted password (hash) was, this does make it theoreticaly possible for someone to decrypt your password, so my advice is change your passwords as soon as possible. Also the answer to the secret questions has been compromised, this in my opinion would make it possible for someone to reset your password.
12. June 2012 12:37
Does your wife or husband understand your obsession or do you often experience "wife agro". Perhaps this couple is going a bit far however this reminds me of a saying: "couples that play together stay together". If you game with your husband/wife or if you have a funny story about "wife/husband agro" post a comment below.
23. May 2012 14:44
Diablo III players are now reporting their accounts being compromised. Players report that gold and items have been stolen. Blizzard suggest people get an account authenticator.
15. May 2012 10:26
The 12-year wait for Diablo III is finally over. Diablo 3 has launched across the world with major launch parties occurring in cities around the world. You may expect some of your co-workers to show up to work a bit tired this morning.
14. May 2012 13:44
If you know someone who purchased the box version of Diablo III they can provide you with a free Guest Pass that will allow you to play the first 13 levels and first chapter of the game (up to the Skeleton King) for free. Guest Pass keys are included in all box copies of Diablo III.
Some of the Starter Edition limitations include:
- Act I up to the Skeleton King is available
- Level 13 cap
- Matchmaking available only with other Starter Edition players
- No Real Money Auction House access
Diablo III Starter Edition will be available without a Guest Pass 30 days after the game launches.
24. April 2012 16:31
Blizzard is reminding players that April 30th is the last chance to purchase the World of Warcraft Annual Pass. The offer is a very good deal for current WoW players. Agree to a 12 month commitment to World of Warcraft and get a free mount, Guaranteed Beta Entry into Mists of Pandaria, and a digital download of Diablo III.
More information can be found at: battle.net
21. April 2012 08:39
This is going to be a very busy weekend for me, as I got invited to the World of Warplanes Alpha as well open Diablo III beta. So many games so little time. Reviews and videos coming soon (after the NDA is lifted) :)
20. April 2012 09:32
This is very exciting news for anyone that wants to try Diablo 3 before the official release. Blizzard is hosting a Diablo III open beta weekend to test their server capacity. As long as you have a valid Battle.net account you can enjoy Diablo 3 open beta from Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT.
If you do not have a valid Battle.net account, don't worry, you can just create one for free at http://www.battle.net
Although you will be able to try all 5 classes each one is going to be limited to level 13. Still this is an excellent way to try the new game before dropping $60.
You can download Diablo III client right now at:
More Information: D3 Open Beta Weekend
15. March 2012 09:43
The wait is over, you can now pre-purchase Diablo 3 at: Battle.net.
OK so Diablo is not really an MMO, but it does have many qualities usually found in MMOs. Furthermore Diablo 3 is responsible for introducing many MMO players to their first online RPG and PVP experience. I know my world changed the first time I played Diablo online.
One additional note about Diablo 3 is that it will not launch with PVP. Blizzard was not happy with the current state of PvP and decided to release it at a later date to give them more time to fix the issues. On one hand it is disappointing, on the other I think that it will take most players some time to finish the single player portion of the game and level their character to be PvP ready anyways.
Diablo III will launch May 15th and can be purchased right now for 59.99 USD at Battle.net.