Blizzard Entertainment has announced a release date for a game many PC gamers have been eagerly waiting for. Diablo III will rise from the fiery pits of hell on May 15! Well not really, more likely from a factory somewhere, but you get the dramatic point.
The game will be available for both PC’s and Mac’s and you can buy it from a digital store or your favorite retail store for $59.99. Everyone who resides in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. Along with the gamers above everyone in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to buy a digital version of the game from Battle.net. Russia along with the four Latin American countries can buy the game in retail stores starting June 7.
If you want to get a head start on the game you can Pre-Purchase a copy from Battle.net right now. Then you’ll have access to the game when the clock strikes 12:01am PDT on May 15. It’s a nice choice to get started playing the game as soon as possible. Blizzard also reminds us that we can get a free copy of the game by signing up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.
There are plenty of other details in the press release, if you’d like to read more on the game click the source below. Then get ready for an epic journey!
(Update) The update is now available to all Steam users. Bethesda has dropped the beta part so go get it. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners can expect the update soon. It was submitted to both companies this week. So stay tuned for any updates on that.
Bethesda is always finding new ways to improve The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This new update brings some new features and fixes to the game. It’s a lengthy list of features and changes that should help make the game a better experience for everyone on any platform. As of now update 1.5 is only on steam and it’s in the beta stage. So be cautious to installing it. It will become available to console gamers at a later time.
If you look through the fixes there are plenty of fixes for quests, optimization, and game progression. One of the new features is the new cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells. To get a glimpse of these new cams Bethesda released the video below.
Hopefully these new fixes come over to the consoles soon enough, for now check out the list of fixes and features you can expect.
UPDATE 1.5 (all platforms unless noted)
New cinematic kill cameras for projectile weapons and spells
New kill moves and animations for melee weapons
Shadows on grass available (PC)
Smithing skill increases now factor in the created item’s value
Improved visual transition when going underwater
Improved distance LOD transition for snowy landscapes
General crash fixes and memory optimizations
Fixed issue with Deflect Arrows perk not calculating properly
In “A Cornered Rat,” the death of certain NPCs no longer blocks progression
Fixed issue where Farkas would not give Companion’s quests properly
Fixed crash when loading saves that rely on data that is no longer being loaded
Followers sneak properly when player is sneaking
Fixed issue with weapon racks not working properly in Proudspire Manor
Arrows and other projectiles that were stuck in objects in the world now clean up properly
Fixed issue where “Rescue Mission” was preventing “Taking Care of Business” from starting properly
Fixed issue where certain NPCs would fail to become Thieves Guild fences
Fixed issue in “Diplomatic Immunity” where killing all the guards in the Thalmor Embassy before starting the quest would break progress
In “Hard Answers,” picking up the dwarven museum key after completing the quest, no longer restarts the quest
Killing Viola before or after “Blood on the Ice” no longer blocks progression
Fixed issue where Calixto would fail to die properly in “Blood on the Ice”
In “Waking Nightmare” fixed occasional issue where Erandur would stop pathing properly
Fixed issue where letters and notes with random encounters would appear blank
Fixed rare issue where dialogue and shouts would improperly play
Lydia will now offer marriage option after player purchases Breezehome in Whiterun
Fixed issue where if player manually mined ore in Cidhna Mine, jail time would not be served
Fixed rare issue with skills not increasing properly
Fixed issue where the Headsman’s Axe did not gain proper buff from Barbarian perk
In “A Night to Remember” it is no longer possible to kill Ysolda, Ennis or Senna before starting the quest
Fixed issue with the ebony dagger having a weapon speed that was too slow
Fixed issue with “The Wolf Queen Awakened” where backing out of a conversation with Styrr too soon would block progress
The third level of the Limbsplitter perk now properly improves all battle axes
Fixed a rare issue where Sanguine Rose would not work properly
In “Tending the Flames” King Olaf’s Verse will no longer disappear from explosions