It’s been a long freaking time. I played Diablo 3 the first time I attended Blizzcon in 2009. I’ve never played the original. I only dabbled in Diablo 2 for a short time, mostly because by the time I played it the game was pretty outdated compared to what else was out there. However, the appeal was clear. Dark fantasy setting, tons of different ways to play a character and LOOT. Oh the loot. There’s a shiny piece of awesome around the next corner if only you played for a few for minutes. Diablo has mastered this concept. After playing for the first time I was excited. Then I played it for a second time….at Blizzcon 2010. Then I played it for a THIRD time…..at Blizzcon 2011. IT HAS TO BE SOON! The beta is a very small dose of D3, but I can tell just from the very limited time I’ve spent playing that Blizzard will once again be the cause of tens of thousands of hours being lost across the world to this game.
(If your looking for the more recent article for Blizzcon 2011, it’s HERE)
I was lucky enough to attend Blizzcon 2010, Blizzards sort of yearly festival of nerding the f out. I figure at this point if you’re a person who is all over every detail of every Blizzard games (such as ME) then you probably have all the newsy stuff digested already. The aim of this article is not to summarize all the stuff Blizzard dropped on us (which there actually wasn’t a ton) but more give a point of view of what it was like to actually be at the con and walk the hallowed halls of the Anaheim Convention Center. A quick note: For some reason my camera imported all these pictures at freaking 4000×3000 pixels. I’m way too lazy to go through and resize all of these right now, so I’m just posting them in smaller form in the article. If you want to see a larger version (I KNOW YOU WILL BE CLICKING ON THE HOT NIGHT ELVES) go ahead and click, but I HIGHLY recommend you have the option of fitting pictures to your browser enabled or it gets HUGE. Other than that, enjoy!
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