Monday, April 30, 2012

Avoiding All The Spoilers

I know there's a bunch of trailers out there of Diablo III, including official trailer videos as well as player made videos of gameplay from the Beta. I also know (via Jonas), that there was a Free Open Beta weekend (Public Server Stress Test) a couple of weekends ago.

But I've been trying to avoid all of that because, come May 15, I want to experience the game for the first time without any previous knowledge of what to expect.

How do I manage to keep the insane urge under control?

Well, outside of work, I'm preoccupying myself with playing stuff like Drakensang-Online as well as Path of Exile, Diablo-type games of varying quality. I know that, come May 15, I will most likely drop these games like a hot potato but let's see. I've been playing Drakensang for quite a while now and I'm nearly at the level cap. I've played pretty much 99% of the game as it is now so it would be pretty easy to drop.

Path of Exile though, would be tougher for me to drop. It's actually a pretty awesome game with some spectacular graphics. I love it so much that I've even started a whole new blog about it.

But then, Diablo III is Diablo III.

I fully expect to be fully engrossed in it when the time comes. I can't wait to suit up as a Barbarian and just start killing monsters! And I will definitely write a blow by blow account of the experience of playing the game from the ground up!

15 days to go!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Whattup, Philippine Gaming Fans?

I've been visiting the Blizzard site in anticipation of the May 15 release of the game, and I noticed that many places across the world will be having launch events, including several places in Asia.

There's one in Taiwan, another in Singapore, and another in Bangkok.

None in the Philippines? Come on guys! I don't pretend to be a hardcover Pinoy gamer (because I'm not). I'm just a casual gamer who play at most an hour a day to relieve stress.

Outside of Diablo I really don't play any other big games like WOW or Counterstrike (wow, so 90s huh?). Sometimes I'd play something like Bejewelled Blitz or Angry Birds or the random shooter or hidden object game but that's it.

But I'm sure there's a huge audience out there of hardcore Pinoy gamers who are waiting for this game with insane anticipation. So much so that it should may very well warrant some kind of launch event. I'm kind of disappointed there isn't. Perhaps I'm mistaken? That there aren't enough gamers here to warrant it?

Or worse, there aren't enough *ahem* LEGAL users to make it worth Blizzard's while?

Friday, April 20, 2012


This weekend, everyone can play Diablo III for FREE!

Yes. That's right. FREE!

The good folks at Blizzard Entertainment is announcing the Diablo III open beta weekend which offers open access with a valid account! It's a three day event as they put the Diablo III servers through a stress test as we get closer and closer to the May 15, 2012 release date.

Okay, some of you out there are probably wondering if one can still play even though you don't have a account. The answer is "abso*fucking*lutely"!

"Just visit to create a free account. Next, download the client from and install it. Create your BattleTag and then log in to the game using your account name (email address) and password to begin slaughtering the demonic hellspawn that dare stand in your way."

Download the Diablo III client right now! Click here.

"From Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT you'll be able to log in, team up with friends, and play each of the five heroic classes to level 13 as you fight to save the world from the impending demonic invasion."

Click here for more details.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Reserved a Copy at DataBlitz

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I passed by a DataBlitz outlet in Greenbelt 1 while hanging out with Ysa Arce earlier today and I thought I'd come in and have a copy of Diablo III reserved.

The sales lady informed me that, unfortunately, they will not be carrying the Collector's Item Edition and she's not sure when it's coming in (or if they'll be coming in at all). Looks like I'll have to find some other way to get the Art of Diablo III book which is included in the Collector's Edition, of course.

She assured me however, that the regular edition will be arriving on May 15, 2012.

I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the reservation fee is only Php 200.00 (honestly I was expecting to shell out around Php 1,000.00). So I forked the cash over and I'll be returning to the outlet twelve days from now.

You guys out there had yours reserved yet?
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