History ShoutOut / DiabloIII

25th Aug '16 11:48:59 AM mlsmithca
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* A legendary bow's name is "Etrayu". Now, exchange the letters "a" and "e": you get "Atreyu", one of the heroes of the ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', whose weapon of choice was a bow. If you had any doubts about it, the item's description leaves no ambiguity:

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* A legendary bow's name is "Etrayu". Now, exchange the letters "a" and "e": you get "Atreyu", one of the heroes of the ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory'', whose weapon of choice was a bow. If you had any doubts about it, the item's description leaves no ambiguity:



* As usual, the achievement list yields a whole bunch of references. A crowning example of which is for purchasing all the stash upgrades: [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} "Space, I love space!"]]

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* As usual, the achievement list yields a whole bunch of references. A crowning example of which is references.
** The achievement
for purchasing all the stash upgrades: [[VideoGame/{{Portal2}} "Space, I love space!"]]



** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Shut Up and Take My Money!]]
** [[Music/IronMaiden No More Lies]].
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Her?]]
* The Treasure Goblins - Pesky diminutive midgets with sacks of loot which you literally beat said loot out of -- are doubtlessly inspired by [[GoldenAxe a famous hack-and-slash fantasy brawler]].

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** [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' gets referenced in the achievement for buying one of each type of item from vendors: Shut Up and Take My Money!]]
Money!
** [[Music/IronMaiden No Music/IronMaiden's "No More Lies]].
Lies" lends its title to the achievement for defeating Belial in Hardcore mode.
** [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Her?]]
''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'' is the source of "Her?", the title of the achievement for defeating Adria in Act V.
** Music/{{Queen}} get a two-part shout out in the achievements for defeating one of each type of Champion enemy in Acts I through IV and in Act V in Hardcore Mode: "We Are the Champions" and "No Time for Losers".
* The Treasure Goblins - Pesky diminutive midgets with sacks of loot which you literally beat said loot out of -- are doubtlessly inspired by [[GoldenAxe [[VideoGame/GoldenAxe a famous hack-and-slash fantasy brawler]].



* The Witch Doctor has a skill called [[StarCraft FireBats.]]
** And another called [[ArrestedDevelopment Lob Blob Bomb.]]

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* The Witch Doctor has a skill called [[StarCraft FireBats.]]
** And another
[=FireBats=], a reference to ''VideoGame/StarCraft''. Another skill is called [[ArrestedDevelopment Lob Blob Bomb.]]Bomb, a homage to ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment''.



* There is a legendary spear called [[ThreeHundred The 300th Spear]].
** There was a shield to go with it called the Phalanx Lock, but it seems to have been removed.

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* There is a legendary spear called [[ThreeHundred [[Film/ThreeHundred The 300th Spear]].
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Spear]]. There was a shield to go with it called the Phalanx Lock, but it seems to have been removed.



* The [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Brothers]] at the Drowned Temple and the "Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck!" achievement.

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* The [[Film/TheThreeStooges Three Brothers]] Brothers at the Drowned Temple - Karel, Larel, and Moek - are named in tribute to Film/TheThreeStooges. As if that weren't enough, the achievement for defeating all three of them at once is called "Nyuck Nyuck Nyuck!" achievement.Nyuck!"



* Covetous Shen strongly resembles [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina David Lo Pan]] in mannerism. Unsurprising, considering he is voiced by James Hong himself.
** You initially find Covetous Shen trapped inside a barrel. If you wait long enough before rescuing him to hear all his dialogue, you get an achievement called "Big Trouble in Little Barrel" which just underlines the reference.
* In the deserts of Caldeum, there's a [[Series/{{Lost}} shipwreck called the Black Rock]].
** You can also get Black Rock Ledger Pages -- but only pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42.

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* Covetous Shen strongly resembles [[Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''[='=]s David Lo Pan]] Pan in mannerism. Unsurprising, considering he is voiced by James Hong himself.
** You
himself. Moreover, you initially find Covetous Shen trapped inside a barrel. If you wait long enough before rescuing him to hear all his dialogue, you get an achievement called "Big Trouble in Little Barrel" which just underlines the reference.
* In the deserts of Caldeum, there's a [[Series/{{Lost}} shipwreck called the Black Rock]].
**
Rock]]. You can also get Black Rock Ledger Pages -- but only pages 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42.



* Possibly a coincidence or an obvious play on words, but there's an achievement called [[Series/GameOfThrones Imp Slapped]].
** Also a reference to the game ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', where you could slap your Imp workers.

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* Possibly a coincidence or an obvious play on words, but there's an achievement called [[Series/GameOfThrones Imp Slapped]].
**
Slapped]]. Also a reference to the game ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', where you could slap your Imp workers.



* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's First Triumvirate.

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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's AncientRome's First Triumvirate.
25th Aug '16 11:39:52 AM mlsmithca
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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Masters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's First Triumvirate.

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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Masters Maesters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's First Triumvirate.
25th Aug '16 11:39:37 AM mlsmithca
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* The three Brothers of the Inquisition who spawn for the Templar Inquisition event in Act I are Masters Julius, Gnaeus, and Licinius. They are named for Creator/GaiusJuliusCaesar, Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus, and Marcus Licinius Crassus, the three men who made up UsefulNotes/AncientRome's First Triumvirate.
24th Aug '16 9:31:34 PM nombretomado
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** [[ArrestedDevelopment Her?]]

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** [[ArrestedDevelopment [[Series/ArrestedDevelopment Her?]]



* There's a walking tree called [[TheBlackCompany The Old Man]].

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* There's a walking tree called [[TheBlackCompany [[Literature/TheBlackCompany The Old Man]].
12th Aug '16 1:11:46 PM Willbyr
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* The Monk has a skill called Exploding Palm. The key feature of this attack is that the victim [[LudicrousGibs explodes]] if the DOT kills them (later edited to apply to any damage while the debuff still applies). Four words only: [[FistOfTheNorthStar You are]] [[YouAreAlreadyDead already dead.]]

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* The Monk has a skill called Exploding Palm. The key feature of this attack is that the victim [[LudicrousGibs explodes]] if the DOT kills them (later edited to apply to any damage while the debuff still applies). Four words only: [[FistOfTheNorthStar [[Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar You are]] [[YouAreAlreadyDead already dead.]]
24th May '16 9:29:18 AM Dravencour
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* Adria was bound to attract more than her share of "witch" jokes in the boss achievements, but [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "Really Most Sincerely Dead"]], which you get for killing her in Hardcore Torment mode without crowd-controlling enemies, takes the cake.

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* Adria [[spoiler:Adria]] was bound to attract more than her share of "witch" jokes in the boss achievements, but [[Film/TheWizardOfOz "Really Most Sincerely Dead"]], which you get for killing her in Hardcore Torment mode without crowd-controlling enemies, takes the cake.
21st May '16 9:06:36 PM nombretomado
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* The potentially PS3 exclusive item The Hero's Journey are two scarfs from the characters from the game Journey.

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* The potentially PS3 [=PS3=] exclusive item The Hero's Journey are two scarfs from the characters from the game Journey.
21st May '16 8:15:38 PM erforce
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* One fairly common name for an Elite monster is "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} Zuul]]".

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* One fairly common name for an Elite monster is "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters}} "[[Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}} Zuul]]".
28th Apr '16 4:00:31 PM nombretomado
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* In one conversation, the barbarian mentions that he was born on a battlefield. [[ConanTheBarbarian Another famous barbarian was also born on a battlefield.]]

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* In one conversation, the barbarian mentions that he was born on a battlefield. [[ConanTheBarbarian [[Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian Another famous barbarian was also born on a battlefield.]]
2nd Feb '16 5:55:06 PM gfrequency
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** And another one is called [[Music/ThePixies Wave of Mutilation.]]
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