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Diablo III Officially Launches Today

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Diablo fans have waited 12 years for this day, as Blizzard officially launches the popular third-person dark fantasy action role-playing game. Asiasoft Corporation, the distributor for Blizzard in Southeast Asia, held the launch event at Funan DigitaLife Mall in Singapore at 3pm to coincide with the global launch time.

VR-Zone was at Funan DigitaLife Mall around noon, and spotted a long queue that formed from inside to the outside of the complex. Gamers who have pre-ordered the Diablo III game will need to join the queue to collect their Standard Edition box set. Surprisingly, the queue was moving relatively fast and acording to Asiasoft, the gamers in line are being verified at the verification counter and then given a queue number; they will be free to leave the queue after. At 3pm, gamers will collect their box sets based on the range of queue numbers that are flashed on the number displays.

Seth Chan, a 24-year old clerk, was first in the pre-order queue since 6am yesterday morning and for being a hardcore fan, he walks away with the Standard Edition of the game, as well as a Collector's Edition.

Also spotted at the event were ASUS showcasing Nvidia technology with their desktop system that is equipped with Rampage IV Extreme, ASUS GTX680 (reference) and GTX 680 DirectCu II Top, Intel Core i7-3820, CoolerMaster Hyper 412 Slim, Gskill DDR3-1600 CL9 16GB (4GB x4), OCZ Vertex 4 128GB, CoolerMaster Silent Pro M2 1500W PSU, and 3x VG278H 3D monitors; ROG CG8580 and CG8565 gaming desktop PCs; and Jinx gaming T-shirts that are retailing at S$32 at the event.

Needless to say, we expect to see cosplayers at such gaming event, like this female demon hunter with two crossbows – one of the five distinct classes in Diablo III. 3PM isn't just the official Diablo 3 launch time, but is also the official time that gamers can get on the game servers to play. Unfortunately, up to the time of posting, we have heard from many players that they are experiencing an "Error #37" in terms of connecting to the servers. So if you are experiencing such problems, do try again later.

Oh, and if you have collected your pre-order and still at Funan DigitaLife Mall, you may want to stay for the lucky draw at 6.30pm and the grand lucky draw at 8.45pm where you stand a chance to walk away with exclusive game premiums like SteelSeries Diablo III gaming mice, headsets and mousepads.

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