May 15, 2013
Diablo III – The First Birthday Continues
Yesterday we looked forward to D3’s first birthday today and more was posted today regarding free stuff as well as game discounts and special anniversary streams. Here are some of the things that you can look forward to this week!
Players who log in between May 15 and May 21 2013 will receive a 25% boost to their Magic Find and EXP stats. The buff is only available while logged in to the game, but it will apply to all characters as well as stack with other similar bonuses – the EXP bonus will stack multiplicatively and the Magic Find bonus will stack above the 300% cap.
Save 20% on Diablo III
Until May 21 2013, you can save $20/€20(or £12) when you get Diablo III for the PC/Mac in the Blizzard Online store. That means that this week you can get the game for only $39.99/€39.99 instead of the usual $59.99/€59.99.
Download Four New Wallpapers
Choose any of the four new wallpapers specially created for Diablo III’s first birthday, they come in a variety of resolutions and can be downloaded from the Diablo III website. Visit @gamersblogbytes on Twitter to see which wallpaper I’m currently sporting!
Competitions, Free Gifts and More
Join the Diablo III community party! Fansites from around the world are organizing various events to celebrate the Lord of Terror’s birthday. There will also be a variety of streams that you can tune into via the Diablo website where you can win some awesome prizes.
For more information about these events please visit the Diablo III website at: www.diablo3.com.
May 14, 2013
Diablo III celebrates it’s first birthday
“Only by defeating us can you return to your own realm, but none have ever crawled from the depths of their own terror! How tastes your fear, Nephalem?” The Realm of Terror
The Gamers Blog celebrates Diablo III’s first birthday alongside Blizzard and the rest of the Diablo III community.
Diablo III celebrates it’s first birthday on May 15th 2013, after setting a new record for fastest-selling PC game by selling over 3.5 million copies in the first day of its release, it was also the top selling PC game of 2012, selling over 12 million copies. Now with a new patch released, Patch 1.0.8, and the upcoming welcome to the console market when Diablo III hits Playstation 3 and 4, things are definitely hotting up with this game. Of course there has always been a fair amount of backlash against the games flaws, but in my opinion this game has been worth every penny and it’s always great fun to play.
So, in the spirit of the occasion Blizzard are getting the Diablo III community to celebrate with them by sending a birthday greeting, all you have to do to get involved is print out one of the birthday images here (or create a greeting of your own), take a photo of you and/or your friends, and then tweet the picture to @Diablo using the hashtag #D3BDAY – alternatively you can email it to BlizzardContest@Blizzard.com. You could find your entry being retweeted or shown off on the Diablo facebook page or on the battle.net site.
I sense there is definitely more to come from Blizzard for Diablo III’s first birthday, keep one eye on diablo3.com for more information.