If there was one game that convinced me to get a Playstation 4, it had to be Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls. Jamming the game with fellow writers and getting my couch co-op on was just too much fun. And yes, I did click around on PC as well. Blizzard’s Andrew Chambers, John Hight and Matthew Berger had plenty to say about the game. So stay awhile and listen.
If there is one genre that has really proven to be a success, it’s the MOBA game. Titles like League of Legends and DOTA have proven that gamers can’t get enough of the tower defense genre, which started as a mod for Starcraft way back in the day. Since then, it’s grown to become something massive, and now it’s coming home to Blizzard.
Heroes of the Storm, Blizzard's foray into MOBAs, is shaping up to have some interesting heroes. Or champions. Or characters. I'm not really sure what we're supposed to call them, but the "guys you can summon" come from a range of Blizzard's IP.
There’s a ton of love for all things Blizzard at Blizzcon, and nothing sums that up better than seeing those fans create some extraordinary costumes. From Night Elves to Terran Spectres, there was a wide variety of cosplay present. And it was all so damn cool.
If there’s one thing that Diablo is known for, it’s that it has some bastard-tough enemies to deal with. Think your +5 Ring of badassitude is going to save you from a Demonic World Smasher Overlord? Ha, think again. Diablo 3 had plenty of those killers lurking around. And its expansion, Reaper of Souls is upping the kill-ante with some new creatures.
Despite good intentions to give gamers a chance to make some real cash, it looks like Diablo’s 3 auction houses just don’t fit in with the game. Which is why they’re getting the chop next year.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And where' there’s a PC Gamer, there’s some data-mining to do. Diablo III has an expansion on the way, and one eager gamer has managed to mine a ton of information out of it. Spoilers after the jump.
People may have had one or two things to say about Diablo III last year COUGH “Error 37” COUGH, but you’ve got to give Blizzard credit for creating a game that still has people playing. Or will at least draw more folks back, as Diablo III is getting an expansion pack.
Diablo 3 is headed to PS3! Yay! It’s a port! I’d rather gnaw my fingers off! That’s the general attitude with games ported to any platform these days. Because most of them are terrible when they make the transition, losing some of their magic along the way. And that’s something that Diablo 3 wants to avoid when they hit Playstation devices eventually.
If there was one component of Diablo 3, one factor that really drove fans Barbarian mad, it had to be that the game required a constant internet connection in order to be played. A connection that inevitably had some issues with lag and consistency. Sure, it had some benefits in the form of co-operative play, but sometimes, people just want to be alone when they slay their way through Sanctuary. The game is now on the way to PlayStation platforms, and it looks like it may be going offline for those gamers.
Brace yourselves, because today is unofficially Playstation 4 day. We finally got official confirmation on the console last night, sans any imagery of the device itself, as well as a whole heap of next-gen games that will be debuting on the device. One current-gen game that is arriving on the Playstation 3 and 4 consoles though? Why, it’s good ol’ El Diablo 3.
According to a mini interview with Polygon; Diablo is actually running and playable on a console but just not outside of the R&D department of Blizzard. Which I envisage to either be in a dormant volcano or in a submerged city somewhere between Cape Town and Rio.
My action figures are getting out of line lately. Asura smirks at me with that Neanderthal forehead of his, Batman broods even harder than usual and Spawn told me to go suck a lemon yesterday. Time I reminded them what a true collectible can do, and put them in their place at the same time. And what better way to do so, than with the prime evil itself, Diablo?
Mention the word ‘Blizzard’ to a gamer, and they’ll instantly flash to one of two games, Starcraft or Diablo. Or go into an Error 37 rage that injures several people. Those two games made Blizzard the powerhouse that it is today, paving the way for other titles. And in a strange twist, they almost collided with one another, as Blizzard once considered making a cosmic version of Diablo.
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and in the dungeon-crawler genre, Diablo is one heck of a flattered demoness. There’ve been plenty of games in recent years which have adopted a model similar to the style of play of Diablo, but few of them have managed to capture that charm and addictiveness. Torchlight is one of the exceptions to the rule, and after a successful debut a few years ago, the sequel launches tomorrow. And according to it’s developers, Torchlight 2 will offer more than Diablo 3.