diablo

Official Site: Diablo (Wikipedia)
Studio: Blizzard Entertainment
Launch Date: December 31, 1996
Genre: Gothic Fantasy OARPG
Business Model: B2P
Platform: PC, Mac, PS1
See also: Diablo II, Diablo III

Bungie talks up the return of Freelance Trials of Osiris to Destiny 2 as it sues a DMCA troll for $7.6M

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For those who want to take on the Trials of Osiris PvP mode in Destiny 2 but don't really feel like forming a group,...
I've made a horrible mistake.

Diablo Immortal player outlines how he used 600M gold from World of Warcraft to buff his gems

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By now, players of Diablo Immortal are likely familiar with the Redditor Daymeeuhn; he's the guy who first calculated the real money cost to...
We're still here, yes.

Vague Patch Notes: You are not immune to predatory monetization in MMOs

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This week, I want to expand on something I mentioned in last week's Vague Patch Notes as an offhand thing that bears further examination....

Massively OP Podcast Episode 378: That MMO fresh start feeling

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic, Diablo Immortal, Neverwinter, Echo of Soul, Gloria Victis, Palia, and Marvel Heroes, with adventures in Elder Scrolls, Arcane Waters, LOTRO, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on MMOs and accessibility.

The $25 Rift Simulator lets you roll the dice on a Diablo Immortal five-star gem without spending a dime

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We reported earlier this week about how one Diablo Immortal player lit $16K on fire in order to get a five-star gem to drop...

Diablo Immortal snagged 10M players out of its 30M registrations

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Blizzard dropped an infographic last night for Diablo Immortal showing... well, some numbers, though probably not the numbers you're most interested in. Most notably,...

Destiny 2 tentatively scores $13.5M in settlement with makers of cheat software

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Bungie has seen yet another court case it leveraged against the makers of some cheat software for Destiny 2 wrap up. The studio brought...

Not So Massively: Enduring Space Punks’ sensory onslaught

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I've been meaning to check out Space Punks, the new isometric shooter from developer Flying Wild Hog and publisher Jagex, since it launched its...

Diablo Immortal delays its launch in China, sending NetEase stock into freefall

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It would appear that investors of the Chinese games giant NetEase were pinning a lot of hopes on Diablo Immortal's launch to China. The...

Diablo IV talks up player choice in PvE and endgame while Diablo Immortal rakes in $24M in revenue

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The devs of Diablo IV are hitting the press trail, putting out interviews and previews of the multiplayer ARPG ahead of its 2023 release...
Mortal.

The Daily Grind: How resistant are you to the allure of MMO microtransactions?

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The insane level of predatory monetization in Diablo Immortal certainly sparked a whole lot of discussion --  not to mention backlash -- this month....
Thanks. Really.

Vague Patch Notes: Examples of predatory monetization in the MMO industry

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So, if you've been paying attention to this column over the past few forevers, you will have no doubt noticed by this point that...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 377: Isle thing, you make my heart sing

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Justin and Bree discuss Elder Scrolls Online High Isle, FFXIV patch 6.15, Elite Dangerous Odyssey update 12, Albion Online's Into the Fray, Overwatch 2, Diablo IV, Starkeepers, and Lord of the Rings Return to Moria, with adventures in LOTRO, SWG Legends, and Life is Strange, plus mailbag topics on Diablo Immortal, opt-in flag PvP, and MMO character backstory bios.

Diablo IV goes gaga for the Necromancer in its quarterly update

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Have you heard the word on the dark, grimy streets of Tristram? Apparently the Necromancer is the latest (and final one for launch) class...

Diablo IV devs take to Twitter to get ahead of monetization fears spawned by a job posting

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With all of the monetization headlines springing up around Diablo Immortal, it'd be easy to understand why fans watching the development of Diablo IV...

Overwatch 2 launches early access October 4, Diablo IV is slated for 2023

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One of the big news stories of 2021 was the revelation that Blizzard had to delay both Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV. As of...
We're still here, yes.

Diablo Immortal players uncover a ‘hidden’ third form of legendary crest lootbox

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It's already been well documented that Diablo Immortal's monetization is off the wall, whaling players for as much as $50K-$80K to earn best-in-slot -...

Destiny 2 deep-dives adjustments to airborne accuracy and heralds the return of Trials of Osiris

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Are you the type of Destiny 2 player who likes to take to the skies and rain down fire upon your foes? Then you...
Same old story, same old song and dance.

Global Chat: Hot takes from the MMO community on Diablo Immortal’s release

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The latest iteration of the Diablo franchise is here with Diablo Immortal, but it doesn't seem to be stirring as much interest among the...
Mortal.

Diablo Immortal is no longer whaling as hard as we thought, but it’s still pretty bad

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Earlier this week, the internet was abuzz over a Reddit thread and subsequent viral videos that pointed out it could cost players over $100,000...

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