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A leak has come out ahead of BlizzCon that claims to give some information on the long-anticipated game: Diablo 4. The leak comes from a redditor named PracticalBrush12. However, where the user came by the information is a mystery to us. The leaker claims that Diablo 4 is a giant "wink to Diablo 2 fans." The leak also claims that the game has a dark and gritty tone, a self-referential story, and multiple co-op and PvP combat modes. The story is said to feature the former ally Lilith as the antagonist and to have locations that are toned down from past titles. The leaker says that the environments in the game are more interactive, and they are "infrequently laid with corpses, wasteland, greyish... Read more...
Blizzard Entertainment is holding its annual BlizzCon conference this week, and at the event, a new leak claims that Overwatch 2 will be officiated confirmed. The Overwatch logo changes for the new game with a small "2" placed to the right, as seen in the image above. Overwatch 2 will see a full PvE mode along with new heroes and and in-game items. One of the alleged missions in Overwatch 2 will be a four-player story experience set in Rio de Janeiro. Players will also get to enjoy a new mode called "Push" that will slot into the game along with the familiar Assault, Control, Escort, and Hybrid modes. The Push game mode will be played on a new map based in Toronto according to a document outlining... Read more...
It has been twenty years since the release of Diablo, and Blizzard is celebrating with some very special new content. The team is recreating the original Diablo inside Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls with its "The Darkening of Tristram” update. The forthcoming update was announced at BlizzCon 2016. The Darkening of Tristram will offer a sixteen-level dungeon with the four main bosses from Diablo. The name of the bosses have not been clarified yet. There is speculation, however, that they will be the Butcher (Level 2), King Leoric (Level 3), Archbishop Lazarus (a secret lair adjacent to Level 15), and Diablo or the “Lord of Terror”. The art style is reminiscent of the original game and comes with... Read more...
It's not like Blizzard to show up at its annual Blizzcon convention without a big announcement in hand, and this year is no exception. The big announcement this time around is Overwatch, a new team-based mulitplayer shooter that has the web at large making inevitable comparisons to Team Fortress 2. And with good reason, because one look at any of the screenshots or one of the gameplay trailers is all it takes to come to that conclusion. We're not saying that's a bad thing, and in fact we're rather excited about Overwatch, in part because this is Blizzard's first new franchise in 17 years. Yes, it's really been that long, and yes, that tidbit makes us feel old. But not too old to jump into Overwatch... Read more...
When I wrote my review of Wrath of the Lich King last December, I praised the game for its innovations, new content, and the gorgeous environments of Northrend, but concluded with this:"If Blizzard wants to keep WoW from becoming stale, it needs to push the envelope. The company's financial resources are absolutely enormous, and while throwing money at a game doesn't improve its quality, there's no doubt that Blizzard could afford the cost of refreshing the original game's visuals, designing an optional, higher-end graphics package, or exploring new and different ways to expand World of Warcraft. It would be nice, for example, to see a little bit of time actually pass in all the various questchains... Read more...
StarCraft II may be looking at a faraway 2010 release, but that's not stopping accessory makers from cashing in on the hype. Just weeks after we saw StarCraft II gaming surfaces, um, surface, Razer has now teamed up with Blizzard Entertainment in order to push out its own line of game-themed peripherals. Razer has conjured up a tournament-grade mouse, keyboard and headset specifically designed to maximize the StarCraft II gameplay experience, with Razer's own president proclaiming that he is "extremely excited to be working with Blizzard Entertainment on the StarCraft II gaming peripherals and gear." The first Razer StarCraft II tournament level gaming peripherals are poised to make some serious... Read more...
With Blizzcon generating all sorts of buzz right now, SteelSeries has selected the perfect time to introduce its new Blizzard Entertainment co-branded gaming surface. The new mousepad, which was obviously designed specifically for gamers, is titled StarCraft QcK Limited Edition, and it's actually just one of a series of new surfaces with stunning artwork from the famed StarCraft universe.“StarCraft and its expansion have together sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, and we believe StarCraft II will prove equally influential and popular, making this a great opportunity to provide gamers with surfaces that help to improve performance and game play,” said Brian Stech, SteelSeries President... Read more...
Not feeling up to shelling out to attend BlizzCon this year? Eager to try your luck at yet another contest? Just days after NVIDIA announced a contest that required you to actually purchase a GPU before you could enter, Razer is looking out for those with little to nothing with a wicked new giveaway. The company, famous for churning out high-end computer peripherals, has just announced its Razer BlizzCon Contest, which allows hardcore fanatics to enter to win an all-expense-paid trip for two to the show. The only catch? You've got to complete two quests over at the Razer contest page, and you've got to spell your name and address correctly. Not bad, huh? The contest runs from now until July 31st... Read more...
Interested in attending Blizzcon 2009? Interested in attending Blizzcon 2009 for free? Now that we've got your attention, here's the red tape and fine print. NVIDIA is offering gamers a shot at securing an ll-expenses paid trip to Blizzcon 2009 for two and receive World of Warcraft Classic for free. The catch? You'll need to buy yourself a new NVIDIA GeForce GPU and enter your name into the drawing.The contest is open until August 1st, and the trip is valued at $2400. For all the specifics, have a peek at the full press release posted below.NVIDIA ANNOUNCES GEFORCE CONTEST PROMOTION THAT WILL HAVE GAMERS SAYING “WOW!”Buy a GeForce GPU today and enter for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip... Read more...
For all of you Blizzard fans out there, techFEAR has a two part coverage piece one this years BlizzCon. If your a World of Warcraft fan, you might find this particular interesting, as they explore the thought process of the game's design. Click here for part 1, and here for part 2."Blizzard held its inaugural annual conference, BlizzCon 2005, in Anaheim, California on October 28-29 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Building on the success of Blizzard's line of award-winning games, BlizzCon 2005 was designed to offer the player base a chance to get together and get a sneak peak at future projects. In the months building up to the event, excitement has grown around the upcoming release of two major... Read more...