Diablo 3 producer Rob Pardo: Direct the blame at me

Diablo 3 director Jay Wilson has recently stepped down from his position to pursue a new project with Blizzard. Normally a positive reception would be in store for the resigning director; however, the Battle.net forums are relentless with nothing short of severe comments directed towards Jay Wilson. Criticism is quite frequent in the gaming world, but these “attacks” garnered the atten...

WoW: Eight Years and Counting

World of Warcraft has certainly earned its reputation for attributing the ‘WoW’ standard for a multitude of the massive multiplayer online genre titles and has done so for eight years on November 23rd. In celebration for standing ground for eight years, Blizzard is presenting players that log onto World of Warcraft between November 18th and December 1st with a ‘Celebration Packag...

StarCraft RISK – Now on Sale

Zerg rushing retail stores near you is a Sci-Fi twist of the classic game RISK. Activision Blizzard is pleased to announce that RISK: StarCraft Collector’s Edition is now on sale to ignite a galactic war. The contents of the box holds a total of 333 game pieces. Here is what you can expect to receive when purchasing the board game: 2 Terran Armies 2 Protoss Armies 2 Zerg Armies 6 Leaders 6 Custom ...

Diablo III to be released early 2012

Those that were looking forward to playing Diablo III before the end of the year are going to be a little disappointed because Blizzard has just admitted that the sequel to the very popular PC title won’t be ready for release in its 2011 release window and has instead bumped the date back to sometime in “early 2012.” It should be noted however the Blizzard never really admitted t...

Diablo 3 game director says it “feels better” with a console controller

Blizzard has been teasing a possible Diablo release on consoles for a very long time and today is no different it seems. Blizzard may not be ready for an announcement of any kind, nor are they willing to confirm anything it seems but game director Jay Wilson has had a bit of experience with Diablo 3 using a console controller. Speaking with PC Gamer, Wilson revealed that the company has been holdi...

BlizzCon – The Official Website

Overview Okay all of you World of Warcraft junkies, the time hath come to get serious. Blizzard has recently issued a website to continually release updates for the coming BlizzCon in October. The heart and soul of this gathering is to join in celebration of each universe Blizzard has created – Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. The attendees are able to engage in several activities: hands-on ...

World of Warcraft creates free to play until level 20 model

Not many people can claim that they have never touched World of Warcraft. The MMORPG has been around for so many years and can be argued to be the most successful franchise of all time, claiming many peoples free times and in some extreme cases even their lives. Now entering the World of Warcraft is going to be easier then ever because Blizzard has just released a new plane in the latest game upda...

Activision Blizzard 1st Quarter Earnings: We Will Eat You

Surprising absolutely no-one, Activision Blizzard announces they can build a castle out of money with their record first quarter financial results. For the quarter ending on March 31, 2011 – Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) shows a GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles) net revenue of $1.4 billion, from their $1.3 billion of the previous year. On a non-GAAP basis, the company nett...

Diablo III external beta arriving sometime Q3 2011

Sometime in the third quarter of this year, between July and September the beta for Diablo III may be released for public beta testing. This news comes out of Activision Blizzard’s first quarter earnings call and Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime spoke about the fact that the title has been making some great progress lately. Or more exactly he said: “We began internal company-wide testing las...

Activision cancels Guitar Hero series & True Crime: Hong Kong

Well, bad news everyone. If you are a fan of the Guitar Hero series then you will have to turn to other alternatives to get your music game fix because Guitar Hero is dead. Activision Blizzard confirmed today on their Q4 announcements that not only will Guitar Hero be canceled, but DJ hero will also be cancelled due to unspecified reasons. This means that although Harmonix is also struggling at th...

WoW! It’s Alterac Valley! – As told from the Alliances perspective.

Alterac Valley, one of the (and probably most popular) battlegrounds in World of Warcraft, is an instanced arena in which both sides (Horde and Alliance) go to battle in capturing, holding and eventually destroying key points in order to weaken and eventually defeat the opposing factions leader. Like all battlegrounds, the objectives are secondary to the real fun, which is (normally) working as a ...

PvP Arena battles announced for Diablo III

So we now know the entire roster of character classes that we can play when Diablo III finally makes its way to computers. But now we also know that PvP will be returning in Diablo III. Except instead of open world conflicts where duals can be agreed to and occur within the normal game world, now it appears that they will take place in set Arenas instead. Chris Metzen announced this today during B...

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