Before you ask, no, we still don’t have an official release date for the Diablo III beta, so don’t ask (But from what we hear, its launch is imminent!). Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get on to business. So Blizzard recently pulled back the curtain on the long, long, long awaited beta for Diablo 3 for members of the press, and our own Kevin Kelly was in attendance to try his rune-loving hands at Blizzard's latest and greatest loot fest, and here's a taste of what he saw:
"While this isn't the first time we've had our hands on Diablo 3, it is the first time we've been able to play the beta all the way through. Blizzard made it clear that things might change when this beta finally ships, but hopefully not by much. By now you've heard about Blizzard's upcoming auction house system to allow real world money transactions for bidding on weapons, armor, and other things, but that wasn't working in our beta experience. However, it should be in the actual beta when that launches. We hope that will be sometime soon, but Blizzard still likes to say "When it's ready."'
Check out our full Diablo 3 beta hands-on preview for all the details.