Zoned In: Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3, Xbox 720

Hey GameZone fans!  Welcome to the third episode of Zoned In, GameZone's weekly recap of the top video game headlines.  Every Friday, we will take a quick look at, and recap, some of the top video game headlines from the week.  These are the top gaming headlines for the week of March 16 , 2012.

Check below for more info on what we cover for the week of March 9, 2012:

Diablo 3 Release Date announced [link]:

Blizzard confirmed the release date for Diablo 3 will be May 15th, 2012.  Pre-sales for the game are now available via Battle.net.

Diablo 3 expected to sell 5 million copies within the first year [link]

Analyst firm Cowen & Company estimates 1 million copies will come from the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.

BioWare 'listening' to Mass Effect 3 ending response from fans [link]

Community coordinator Chris Priestly doesn't offer any explanations, but says BioWare plans on engaging in healthy discussions in the future.  They do, however, appreciate everyone's feedback about the Mass Effect 3 ending.

BioWare didn't want a forgettable Mass Effect 3 ending [link]

Director and executive producer Casey Hudson said the goal of Mass Effect 3's ending was to get people talking about the game.

Microsoft confirms (again) that they will not reveal the Xbox 720 at E3 this year [link]

Instead the company will continue to focus on the Xbox 360 after the console posted its "biggest year ever" in 2011.

Wasteland 2 gets funded via Kickstarter [link]

Fans pledge over $1 million to InXile CEO and Wasteland creator Brian Fargo to help fund Wasteland 2.

GameZone's exclusive interview with Brian Fargo [link]

We sit down with the godfather of post-apocalyptic RPGs and talk about the recent support for Wasteland 2.

Thanks for tuning in and remember to check back next Friday for more gaming news!

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