For now, the Diablo III beta is only accessible to Blizzard employees and their families, so chances are that if you are reading this, you probably haven't been invited yet.
However, the good thing about the beta is that, while not accessible to everyone yet, it is no longer under any NDA. Meaning that it's being freely broadcast over the Internet by some of the players. Here's a list of some of the places you can watch the game being played:
- Diablo Fans (with list of streams)
- Twitch TV
- Twitch TV
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Blizzard's Rob Pardo has announced that, similarly to StarCraft II unlike the previous games in the series, Diablo III will require players to always be online while playing the game. If you lose connection, you're back to the title screen. According to Pardo, the reason for it was that all characters are being stored on the Battle.net servers, and this will allow Blizzard to authenticate all characters and their items, preventing cheating. Because of the integration of even the single player mode with Battle.net, the game will also not allow any mods to be installed.
As someone who is sometimes cut off from the Internet and would still like to play the single-player part of the game, this is not a welcome change for me.
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During today's Activision Blizzard financial conference, Blizzard boss Michael Morhaime announced that the Diablo III beta will launch between July and September 2011. I'm sure many of you can't wait, and hopefully, some of us will get a chance of participating in the testing.
However, Morhaime still hasn't announced any official release date for the game. "I want to be clear that we do not have an official release date or window yet," he said. However, the company is working hard on making the game ready for release this year.
Source: Kotaku.Read more >