GamesBeat weekly roundup

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

Diablo III sets launch-day record

Despite a rough launch, Diablo III sold more than 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release, making it the fastest-selling PC game of all time, according to publisher Blizzard Entertainment.

Diablo III servers down for “emergency maintenance” on launch day (updated)

The long-awaited Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment has suffered severe technical issues upon its official launch at 12:01 a.m. earlier this morning. Thousands of angry fans took their favorite forums or social media networks to complain about the inability to connect, usually due to the now-infamous Error 37, which simply states that the game’s servers are too busy and to try again later. Now, the servers aren’t busy, they’re not even up anymore.

World exclusive Diablo III review!!!!

Almost immediately, it’s obvious that Blizzard has put a ton of detail into Diablo III. I don’t want to be one of those overly positive game journalists who blurts out “game of the year” at the drop of a hat but…game of the year!

Diablo III Collector’s Edition Giveaway!

Over the next several days GamesBeat will be handing out Diablo III Collector’s Editions and a bundle of regular retail copies, and all you have to do is leave a comment!

Activision Blizzard’s quarterly earnings report predicted to shine come Wednesday

Activision Blizzard will report its first-fiscal-quarter earnings on Wednesday, May 9, after the market close. This will come two days after its arch-rival Electronic Arts reports its earnings, and the two together will paint a better picture of the grudge match between EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic and Activision Blizzard’s flagship online game World of Warcraft.

Max Payne 3’s massive 35GB install vs. other big games

The PC version of developer Rockstar Games’ upcoming installment of the Max Payne series will take up 35GB of free space on on your hard drive when it launches on May 29, according to system requirements released today. Here’s how that compares to some other big PC titles.

GamesBeat Weekly Roundup

If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.

The most popular GamesBeat stories of 2011

Want to know which GamesBeat stories ranked most popular in 2011 — the ones that took off into the stratosphere in terms of traffic? Well, here’s a list at our top 10. We offer them up to give you a sense of the Zeitgeist for our piece of the internet.

Blizzard Entertainment introduces Diablo III opening cinematics

Announced back in 2008 at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational, Diablo III has been in the works now for some time. Since Diablo’s original release, the franchise has received all kinds of praise and people are looking forward to the newest installment, especially now that Blizzard showed off opening cinematics at Spike’s Video Game Awards.