The Diablo Immortal company playtest continues. Its Google Play page has been updated on Thursday, October 15th. This is the fifth update since the company playtest began, and it breaks the Monday update trend.
A new job opening that appeared in my notifications made me visit the Blizzard Careers page to search for Diablo Immortal jobs.
Last time I took a screenshot of the Diablo Immortal jobs page was August 29. I compared it against the present page, and noticed some of the jobs listed back in August are gone, and more job openings have been listed since then.
An alert went out to subscribers that the Activision Blizzard Q3 2020 Financial Results conference call will take place in October 29 at 1:30pm PST.
Blizzard Entertainment officially filed to trademark Diablo Immortal in the United States, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Australia and Europe. Update: China, too.
The trademark was filled on September 30 (Global) and October 1 (USA), and it was a few hours ago when it was listed to the public.
This marks the fourth Diablo Immortal Company Playtest build update since Aug 24 — pushed into the Google Play Diablo Immortal webpage. So far there has been the following updates:
- Aug 24
- Aug 26
- Sept 14
- Sept 21
There is something in common about these dates. All of them fall on a Monday — except the 26th, which could have been an emergency bug fix.
Blizzard Entertainment has definitely changed the way audiobooks are presented in Amazon. They no longer open pre-orders that launch months later, up to a year. They drop them overnight into the store.
The Diablo: The Sin War, Scales of the Serpent Audiobook is available for sale and you can listen to it whole right away.
Originally, this novel by Richard A. Knaak was released before Diablo III’s announcement. Most of the themes and concepts in the game are based on the novel trilogy — such as the origin of the nephalem.
Blizzard Entertainment has announced the official dates for the BlizzCon 2021 Online event. Sadly, none of the juicy stuff was added to the revealed schedule. Only the special community events. All we can do is guess: Diablo 4? Overwatch 2? World of Warcraft Classic: What’s Next? Diablo Immortal?
We won’t know until Blizzard decides to share a more comprehensive schedule.
Yesterday, the Google Android Developers blog posted an update on their latest Android GPU Inspector tool that entered Open Beta. This graphics profiler tool is available to game studios developing for the Android platform.
The Android GPU Inspector (AGI) tool finds graphic bottlenecks to help fine tune and optimize the game’s performance.
The AGI tool closed preview was available only to a few game developers — including Blizzard Entertainment and NetEase — and compatible with Pixel 4, Pixel 4XL, Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy S10 running Android 11.
Apple threw the sink out of the window announcing the new iPad with an A12 bionic chip for only $329 and the iPad Air with an A14 bionic chip. Both with Retina Display; and neural engine on the cheapest iPad for the first time.
If you have no mobile device, and you are interested in playing Diablo Immortal and don’t want the hassle of paying over $800 for a phone — the new iPad with the A12 bionic chip for $329 might be your very best decision.
Not only can you use the tablet for playing Diablo Immortal, but it has a plethora of productivity apps at the reach of your fingertip which you can also use on-the-go, at the office, or school. The A12 bionic chip is in the flagship iPad Pro tablet, now available to the cheapest new generation iPad.
You can read a partial Apple Event transcript (focused on iPad, iPad Air, and iOS14) after the break.
It seems the Diablo Immortal internal company playtest hasn’t ended as previously rumored.
The Diablo Immortal Google Play page was last updated on August 24 and August 26.
Today, September 14th, another Google Play update was published — or in better terms: a new patch.