Dec 28 2016
While many games fade away into obscurity, there are some that stand the test of time and continue to have an impact. The original Diablo was released 20 years ago on December 31st, 1996, and it's influence is still felt today in action-packed mmo games. To commemorate the Diablo 20th anniversary, Blizzard is bringing the celebration into their entire roster of games.
In a new blog post teasing the Diablo 20th anniversary, Blizzard revealed that... Read
Jan 18 2016
Year after year, we've seen the gap between console and PC gaming getting smaller and smaller, to the point that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have often been reported on as basically being fine-tuned, out of the box gaming PC units. They use the same architecture now, the same processors and, of course, play the same games to very similar standards.
There have been some huge upsides of this progression. We've seen our mmo games, which are ofte... Read
Nov 09 2015
We now know more about Diablo 3 Patch 2.4 with developers publishing a fact sheet that outlines the major features included in the next content update.
The Diablo 3 Patch 2.4 fact sheet confirms the inclusion of a new zone Greyhollow Island that may look desolate but is teeming with new events and monsters, and is described by Blizzard as a "mysterious and deadly island home to all manners of strange creatures."
For the curious adventurers, the... Read
Jun 25 2015
Yesterday, the mighty mmo maestros at Blizzard revealed to fans exactly what's in store for them in the up coming Diablo 3 update - patch 2.3.0.
Longstanding Diablo fans may appreciate some of the nostalgia here, as an old artifact from Diablo's past has resurfaced. The Kanai's Cube, a throwback to the days of Diablo 2 and, originally, the Horadric Cube, is set to change how you set up your Diablo 3 builds forever. the mystical item allows playe... Read
May 19 2015
People will argue Diablo 2 over Diablo 3 until the end of time. However, one thing that Diablo 3 does really wel is satisfy the number crunchers and the tacticians when it comes to compiling an epic build, either as a single player, or as a team.
We've seen some smart meta during the short lifespan of the action rpg and, most recently the ingenious introduction of the "zero DPS" setup, or "ZDPS" for short.
ZDPS is a way of fully perfecting your... Read
Apr 07 2015
We've seen is in StarCraft, now, Diablo 3 gets the mmorpg treatment with a mod that allows a closer angle, third person perspective.
Over the past few years, mmo fans have tinkered with camera angles in a variety of games, in order to mmo-ify them. StarCraft 2 has seen a healthy dose of these, with World of Warcraft impersonations and even a mod to make it look more like a turn-based, old-school Final Fantasy affair. As much as we love Blizzard'... Read
Mar 23 2015
Until a few years ago, supporters of pay to play and subscription models found sanctuary in the Blizzard camp, whilst all developers around them were folding under the pressure of free to play and freemium business models. Since then, the mighty mmo studio has changed tactics and has slowly warmed to the idea of giving away their games for free with a mind to monetizing through in-game purchases and additional content.
Until recently, the new st... Read
Feb 25 2015
Until a few years ago, most gamers kind of knew where they stood with Blizzard and their mmo games. Whether it was Starcraft, World of Warcraft or Diablo, you knew where you stood - they'd make a solid, well supported game, but you had to pay for it. End of discussion. This system worked for a very long time and, as all the other mmo devs around them fell under the might of the free to play genre, Blizzard stood strong, boldly claiming that pay t... Read
Feb 23 2015
Resurrect your Witch Doctors, awaken you Monks and brush the dust off that bulky, Crusader armor - there's new content inbound in Diablo III. The most recent chapter of the Diablo, RPG saga takes a bit of a beating from some Blizzard purists, but a far a modern online skirmishes go, it's up there at the head of the pack.
A large part of its success comes from the level of variety that emanates from the game's core. Whether it's the procedurally ... Read
Nov 10 2014
Over the weekend, Blizzard held its first Diablo 3 Legendary Workshop at BlizzCon 2014 and it's safe to say the unveiling of a new Legendary Power electrified MMO fans in attendance.The Diablo 3 Elemental Legendary will be an item that buffs different Elemental damage in a predetermined rotation.
If you find the concept puzzling, for the Diablo 3 team it made perfect sense for its freshness, dynamic impact on gameplay and class-inclusive uti... Read