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While most of these goodies are cosmetic in nature, such as a Diablo-themed portrait for StarCraft II, there is a significant addition on the way for Diablo 3 in the form of the "Darkening of Tristram" event that will be patched into the game sometime soon (possibly this week). This event will allow players to travel back to the original world of Diablo, albeit with some graphics that have been intentionally "retro-styled" and none of the original classes from that game. Once patch 2.4.3 arrives, you'll be able to enter a special portal in Old Tristram and find yourself back in 1996 era of Diablo.

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Diablo: A RetrospectiveMarc Allie

As 1996 drew to a close, a new chapter in videogame history was beginning. On December 31st of that year, Diablo was released. It was a smash hit, and forever altered the gaming landscape. Diablo was a hybrid, blending action and RPG elements together, and it was incredibly fun to play, especially in cooperative mode with a few friends. Today, we’ll take a look at each game and expansion in the series, tracking the evolution of Diablo in anticipation of the launch of Diablo 3 next week.

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Bleary eyed, I slammed my mouse down and growled out loud.  I could barely see my watch in the dark, lit only by the glare from my monitor.  2:30 AM.  How could I possibly have played this long, and not known it?  I sighed and stared at the screen.  There, in blood red hue, lay the corpse of my warrior, piles of gold everywhere, surrounded by acid spitting demons.  I crept into the other room to find the telephone, and dialed a close friend.  Luckily, I had started this session as a modem game, just in case.  "John?  Are you awake?  I need your help, man.  I died to those lame acid spitters on Hell difficulty again, and there is no way I can get to my corpse.  Dial in and help me?  I can't just restart, man, I just got that King's Longsword of Haste, I'll never find one again..."  So began another co-op rescue mission in Diablo, Blizzard's masterpiece for the PC.

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