Win PS3 Diablo III and a console to play it on

So finally, after a long, dark age of speculation, whispered rumour and waiting, Diablo III is finally set to land on consoles next Tuesday, the 3rd of September. Want to get in on some of that sweet dungeon crawling, demon smashing, loot grabbing action? Of course you do. And we can help. Never let it be said that we at GamesRadar aren’t in the business of fulfilling dreams.

To celebrate Diablo III’s flame-belching, snarl-making console debut, we’re bestowing upon you the chance to win a copy of the game, along with a 500Gb PlayStation 3 to play it on. Five runners up will get PS3 copies of the game. 

To enter, we’d like you to prove your mettle on the bloody field of battle. And by “your mettle”, we mean “why you deserve to win”. And by “the bloody field of battle”, we of course mean “the comments field of this article”. Just drop in an explanation of why you feel you, above all other mortals, deserve the prizes listed above, and we’ll pick out a winner on the 4th of September. The competition is open to UK readers only. Sorry, friends from further afield. 

And if you want to hedge your bets, you can always click here to pre-order a copy of Diablo III. You’ll also get a free game soundtrack that way. 


  • Bunta - September 3, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    Twenty year ago, I fought my way into the Temple of Kurast and entered the portal to Hell to hunt Diablo. After fighting though the minions of Hell, I stood before the Lord of Terror. Gripping the haft of Nix a fight began. A duel that cannot be called a duel of blood and sweat against the magic and evil of Diablo. As the Lord of Terror fell, Diablo's soulstone was obtained. After searching for the Hellforge both Diablo and Mephisto's soulstones were destroyed and their evil ended. Pausing briefly to rest, it was then that Marius was tricked by Baal and a portal to the Barbarian homelands was opened. After breaking the siege and exposing the betrayal, a battle was fought for entry to Worldstone Keep where Baal had already entered. Much like Diablo, combat was entered. A fierce battle, this time with the Lord of Destruction who had never tired of the Sin war. As the final blow was dealt, Tyreal appeared. Noting that the powers of Hell would take root in the Worldstone he opened a portal and remained to destroy it. Peace returned to the world of Sanctuary. Peace that has lasted twenty years and Nix has grown dull upon the wall. However, rumours have arose of a star that has fallen in the town of New Tristram and that the mad king Leoric stirs from his rest. It seems that peace has not settled. That the Prime Evils are once again corrupting the world. And so I stir from my rest and sharpen Nix. It seems all that is left is to travel to New Tristram...
  • Ribster - September 2, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    I'm just a hard working student nurse that spends my time pretty much working full time for the NHS whilst completing a course as well. I have to put up with being vilified by the daily mail on a regular basis and according to the government I also don't know how to care for my patients.....anyway enough of the ranting. In my spare time I can't think of anything more fun (not being sarcastic now) then dungeon crawling in a skimpy outfit whilst pretending to be someone of the opposite gender (I'm pretty sure I'm just about mentally stable). Ps. When I was younger I got a copy of diablo 2 as a present, but my PC was too pants to run it. The heartache changed me as a person.
  • tvr12 - September 1, 2013 3:32 p.m.

    Hello humans. My name is Professor Snuffles, the dog. I represent a canine collaboration group dedicated to the advancement of doggie evolution, "The X-Dogs." My particular area of interest is that of the development of opposable thumbs and I have concluded that the Dualshock 3 controller of the PlayStation 3 would be the perfect tool with which to encourage this anatomical development and that an action RPG game such as Diablo 3 contains enough depth and range of thumb movement at just the right intensity to provide the perfect environment to accelerate the evolution of this currently exclusively human trait. It would open up an entire new market for games manufactures and would certainly boost the industry! And thats why I deserve this generous prize, for progress! Also I will remember the kindness of the Gamesradar staff once the Revolution of the Pooches begins! Thank you, woof.
  • Darklurkr23 - August 30, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    I should win because 1.) Haven't even played Diablo 3 yet since my computer can't run it, so it's all brand new to me (which I've been waiting for a long time) 2.) I bring my consoles to my college game room and always share my fighters w/ people, but most of them suck and just mash buttons, with 4 player local-co-op, they can play a game that doesn't require 100 hours of practice to have fun 3.) My brother is moving out soon and taking about 20 games from our collective library with him I haven't played yet! GOTTA FILL THAT STUFF In! That's the best I can think of, no sob story. :D Thanks for giving it away guys1 *Is the free copy going to have the pre-order bonuses? Hope so!*
  • jenovalife1 - August 30, 2013 11:18 a.m.

    Blizzard games have been a part of my life since i was a young gamer in the mid 1990s. My uncle got me started on an old mac version of Warcraft 1 for DOS. When my family bought a computer a few years later i bought the first Diablo and Warcraft 2 and played them so much i wore original discs out. I waited to start playing many of their newer games until warcaft 3 and WoW came out. To be honest, I have had a love affair with their expertly crafted worlds. I bought a copy of Diablo 3 for my pc when there was the Wow promotion to get it through a 6 month subscription. What i didn't know was that when i got it, my computer couldn't handle it. So i turned to console gaming for awhile because i didn't have the money to spend on a graphics card. Right before preorders for the console Diablo 3 came available: my ps3 decided to go belly up and have the dreaded yellow light of death. I know it sounds like I am trying to pander to your heart strings, and i unashamedly am. Help me games radar, you are my only hope. -JL1
  • lon3wolf2002 - August 30, 2013 4:08 a.m.

    I deserve to win as if not *a bus load of nuns holding fluffy kittens gets it. *Disclaimer there are no bus full of nuns holding fluffy kittens anywhere, I know I have looked everywhere for them to no avail. It's a good job the explosives are returnable. If I don't win the most I'd do is cry in the corner for a week, maybe 2.
  • Sinsational - August 30, 2013 1:03 a.m.

    I should win because I think contests that are anything but random are bullshit.
  • Relayer71 - August 29, 2013 9:38 p.m.

    Oops, meant to write, "when those credits roll" - not "when that game over screen shows up"...I got caught up in a typing frenzy :)
  • Relayer71 - August 29, 2013 9:36 p.m.

    I should win because my life sucks: Emergency heart surgery 2 years ago for a genetic defect I never knew I had followed by a pacemaker installation a year after, followed a few months later by my wife wanting to separate because of some "I love you but I'm not in love with you anymore" BS. Is that all? No. A few months ago she filed for divorce and finally, the truth came out. And after the paperwork clears (any day now), I will have to look for a new place of my own and after child support, and alimoney for that cheating slut of a whore, rent and bills, I doubt I'll have any left over for Diablo III, not to mention my 3 year old 360 has been freezing up lately. But I don't want pity. I just want Diablo III. For every skeleton and creature I bludgeon to death I will imagine as spawned from one of my ex-wife's lies and I will become stronger until I make it to the big bad boss at the end which I will imagine to be this prison of anguish I've been trapped in the last two years and when that game over screen shows up, it will be like fresh freedom tasted on a tongue ragged with the putrid taste of dishonor and deceit.
  • JON4495 - August 29, 2013 2:13 p.m.

    I would like to win because I'm heading to university to study game design in september and this prize would be a great way to start the course off with a bang!
  • BookerDeWhatJustHappened - August 29, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    Is Ireland included when you say UK readers perchance? If so I'd love to be a proud owner of PS3, let alone Diablo. It's been a very slow realisation of regret ever since that one christmas morn' when I unboxed the 360 of which I'd mostly paid for myself, only to find that the friends I would be making were all avid playstation gamers. Despite my tone I am not ungrateful for my 360, however the ever mounting missed opportunities for gaming I have experienced since the ps3's inception have always left me wondering... Will you relieve me of my ever growing remorse?
  • bl00s - August 29, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    "open to UK readers only?" UK GamesRadar... you have just ensured the doom of this world. You cannot even begin to imagine what you've set in motion this day. All who oppose me, beware. Beyond lies mortal danger for the likes of you! Not even death can save you from me. Ahh... fresh meat.
  • ekin-ozturk - August 29, 2013 12:02 p.m.

    Because. Isn't that enough? Because. I deserve to win because. :D
  • almostnot - August 29, 2013 8:19 a.m.

    Because I can count to potato...
  • Sinnott - August 29, 2013 6:53 a.m.

    i derserve this because I give blood, recycle... and play games to help the hero finish their story. And played just dance with Commander Shepard
  • SideArm - August 29, 2013 4:45 a.m.

    I deserve this prize to replace my Hyena's Vulnerable Useless Clumsy Tin laptop of the Vulture :)
  • mack535 - August 29, 2013 4:15 a.m.

    Having been to the cinema last night to see After Earth, I feel I deserve at least something for having to endure that film!
  • Jwweedon - August 29, 2013 4:11 a.m.

    I need this in my life. I can't play Diablo on my PC and thought that as an Xbox owner I wouldn't have the chance to play it. It made me sad... But now I have the chance to be happy. Also I sometimes play games with my kitten and she likes Diablo... Would you make a kitten sad? WOULD YOU?!
  • TornadoLowLevel - August 29, 2013 3:12 a.m.

    I have an exam next week and promised myself and my girlfriend that we would get back into gaming afterwards. This opportunity to play together sounds like providence. I haven't had a console since the Gamecube and would be overjoyed at the prospect of a shiny new PS3. I used to be on the old GR forum and am happy to re-register under my old username!
  • peaceful765 - August 29, 2013 2:20 a.m.

    Oh and another interesting fact... I CANT MATH!!!!

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