World-first Diablo 3 Hardcore Inferno completion confirmed by Blizzard

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Even when you know the end, watching two gamers take on Diablo 3's final boss on its absolute toughest setting is tense viewing. As he explains in the introduction to the video below, Canadian gamer Kripp wanted not only to be the first in the world to beat Diablo 3 on Inferno difficulty with a Hardcore character - i.e, permadeath - but to do it before Blizzard lowered the difficulty with Patch 1.0.3, which launched yesterday in the US and is currently being rolled out in Europe.

Needless to say, if you haven't played through Act IV yet then the rest of this post constitutes a spoiler.

Massive list of Diablo 3 features confirmed and denied by Bashiok

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Diablo 3 has only been out a few weeks, but players are already getting very vocal about changes they would like to see to the game. WoW Insider recently spotted a thread in which Blizzard community manager Bashiok confirmed, refuted, and danced around a slew of such suggestions. I've organized them into neat categories below, based on how likely he says they are to happen.