While You Were... Happy Diablo III Day!

For a vast majority of our audience, I'm guessing that today is a bit like Christmas Day, when you were eight years old, jacked up on cordial and chocolate, running round in tight circles like a three-legged dog chasing its tail. So it's only right that today's 'While You Were Sleeping' be a little more Diablo-focused.

But first, just in case you weren't aware — GAME has gone into administration. If you have a pre-order with GAME and the store didn't received stock, you most likely won't be getting the game, or the money you put down for said game, back. It's going to be a tough day for in-store staff, so please take it easy on those guys — it's not their fault, they just work there. Good luck guys and girls.

This is worth reading — a reformed Diablo II scammer warns everyone about potential online trickery designed to steal your hard-earned monies. Also — this is the Diablo III starter edition. It lets you play before you pay. If you're like me, and not really a seasoned Diablo guy, this might be a good starting point.

Other non-Diablo III stuff? Well, don't forget about Max Payne 3, which is looking pretty good. Also — this is how one video game hero finally came out of the closet.

In Short The Diablo III Starter Edition Lets You Play Before You Pay A Warning From A Reformed Diablo II Scammer Some GAME Stores Not Stocking Diablo III, Not Providing Refunds On Pre-Orders With The Galaxy In Flames, My Video Game Hero Finally Came Out Of The Closet [Spoilers] Max Payne Wants You To Stop Indulging In Self-Reflection And Hurry Up Already


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    that screenshot looks like me in the morning

    I have a 9:30-5:30 day at uni then a one and a half hour journey home. Going to be the longest train trip EVAR! Already warned my colleagues that I'm doing no work after 5:30PM today.

      I have a 12-3 day at uni, then a night time prac that begins at 6pm and goes until 9pm. Longest practical ever. The worst part about that is that i have 'important' lectures tomorrow that i probably shouldn't miss... I don't think that will stop me from having a 'sick' day though ;-)

        this aint a pissing contest... u dont have to compare yourselves

    Diablo III day or "the end of wow" (mesohorny)

    Going to be a zombie at work tomorrow!

    If you getting an error when trying to install guys, which is seeming to be pretty common, have a read here.

    http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4008631472

      The Error happens if you downloaded the English (British), or German installer.
      all you have to do is download the launcher again, set the download path to the same one you have already downloaded to and it will finish the download off.

      http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4410912/New_Downloaders_for_English_and_German-12_05_2012#blog

        redownloaded and tried to install, it doesnt recognise i've already downloaded and starts again, fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu-

          check and make sure you have selected the right directory.
          It automatically downloads it into a sub directory "Diablo III"

          From the site:
          1. Obtain the new Diablo III digital downloader using the links below

          2. Point the download save at the same directory as before

          The folder in question is your main game data folder. If you have the game downloaded to D:\Games\Diablo-III-8370-enGB-Installer, please point the download to D:\Games\. Do not use the automatically generated folder containing the installation files (i.e. do not use the directory D:\Games\Diablo-III-8370-enGB-Installer as this is the one created by the downloader).

          3. If you chose the correct directory only around 65MB will need to be downloaded to fix your install, otherwise you'll re-download the entire ~7.6GB

    I feel like I'm coming down with something... *Cough... Cough*
    >_>
    <_<

    I feel sorry for the guys at GAME across Australia, The Hyperdome Store in Brisbane did not have any stock. First thing this morning a Mum went to pick up her son’s copy (she was talking about it being a birthday present) and had a royal go at the staff when they didn’t have any stock :(.

    Many a person there will be out of pocket (myself included for a fully paid off CE I tried to pick up this morning), but hopefully the Chains will be bought and all of the staff will keep their jobs. Then hopefully people can get refunds.

    GL to all you guys at GAME, Also Dick smith has Standard editions going for $59 today (however since DSE happened to be near the GAME store I also managed to pick up a standard edition copy, therefore it shall still be Happy Diablo Day).

    Is it coming out on any consoles? I can't stand playing games on PC.

      Unfortunately not. Blizzard haven't made any console games since Starcraft 64 and Diablo on the psone. I know that blizzard looked into porting Diablo 3 to a console at one point in early development (Forum posts from 08/09 on B.net Classic). However I do not think it was considered viable.

        Cheers for the reply. Boos for the answer.

    I feel sorry for everyone who has either put down money/paid off pre orders with GAME. You can never tell in the world of business when a company is going to go bust but with all the recent upheavals in their UK division, I would have been straight down to the store to cancel the pre order and get the money back.

    And is it normal for me (Have played D1 and D2) not to care about D3's release? I'm not excited for it in the least.

      I played the first Diablo by looking after the health and mana regen potions whilst my friend played (I didn’t own a pc at the time). I liked the game but D3 looks like something I would get bored with.

      I am, however, excited for the people that are excited.

    Already wished my loved ones farewell as I venture into the depths of heck. Cannot wait to jump on with mates and play tonight and head out to a LAN on Friday

    Just got a call from Game Broadway (Sydney) thet haven't got their stock yet but will be getting it at around 1pm. Going to be interesting if I get in there and they don't/aren't getting it in. I could be walking away with $140 worth of other games then heading to DSE for the standard edition.

    And yes I know there are no refunds or exchanges but what are they going to do call the cops on me for 'stealing'???

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    *hyperventilating* Can it be 3pm yet?

    Happy d3 day everyone! Really sorry to read about all of the people who have missed out on a ce cos they ordered from game. Just picked mine up and i must say that it was definitely worth the money, its better than the starcraft ce and the art book is simply amazing!

    Me while I was in EB pickin up my collectors. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MiVjitccnE&list=LLzWbWFtyY4Kw9N6UqDtY0AA&feature=mh_lolz

    Well, installed, ready to go, but the f****ing battlenet server is down for maintenance, so I can't play it. C'mon, Blizzard!!!!!

    Ah, that explains it. We have to wait until the US servers are up, and at PDT to make it more annoying...

    "Regional Launch Times
    As previously mentioned in the announcement of our midnight launch events, the launch time of the game is broken down by region.
    The Americas (U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia) servers open at: 12:01 a.m. PDT, May 15"

    Boring. 5 Hours to go...

    just installed the game and the servers are down for maintenance, so i cant play it yet, not too fucking happy blizzard

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