By Dave Tach on Mar 04, 2014 03.04.14
Diablo 3 patch 2.0.2 is live in North America, rolling out alongside a temporary 50 percent XP bonus for players. According to a post on Battle.net, the bonus XP applies to the Mac and Windows PC versions of the game and ends March 24, 2014. Patch 2.0.2's primary focus is on squashing bugs in Diablo 3's recent 2.0.1 update. Press play above to see an eight-minute video from Blizzard Entertainment community manager Stephanie "Lylirra" Johnson, in which she walks through each of the features that arrived in 2.0.1. Those include the Paragon Leveling system, which allow each account's characters to contribute to a single Paragon level; Loot 2.0, a revamped system that enters the game as the real-money auction house is set to shut down March 18; as well as the game's new difficulty...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Nov 21, 2013 11.21.13
Xbox One Review "The Xbox One is an impressive marriage of software and hardware that raises the bar in terms of what we expect from a living-room machine. Looking forward more than it looks back, the Xbox One feels like it's from the future." Forza Motorsport 5 review: drive angry Forza Motorsport 5 is a gorgeous game with brains, thanks to its convincing and challenging AI. According to reviews editor Arthur Gies, "Turn 10 has charted a course for the future of the series — and created the Xbox One's first must-own game." Tearaway review: new sensation Reviewer Griffin McElroy couldn't help but love Tearaway for its charming paper world, catchy soundtrack and quirky characters. The game "is an engrossing, spellbinding experience." Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls closed beta hitting...
By John Funk on Nov 11, 2013 11.11.13
A new trailer from Blizzard shows Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls running on Sony's next-gen console. The trailer shows the expansion pack's new Crusader class wading into legions of enemies and dispensing justice with his weapons and holy powers alike. Diablo 3 will be launching on PlayStation 4 as the "Ultimate Evil Edition," which includes both the original game and Reaper of Souls, some time in 2014.
By John Funk on Nov 07, 2013 11.07.13
A new trailer for Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls focuses on the expansion pack's added features and updates. The first part of the trailer covers the new gameplay of Adventure mode, where players must travel across the land hunting bounties. It also introduces the Nephalem Rifts, mini-dungeons where players must hold out long enough to spawn a massive boss. The second half of the trailer discusses new gameplay improvements and systems. Reaper of Souls introduces clans to Diablo 3, and adds a new Artisan NPC to your town base: the Mystic, who can remove weapon enchantments and add others. Reaper of Souls also adds a cosmetic Transmogrification mode similar to that in World of Warcraft, so obtaining higher-quality gear doesn't mean sacrificing a character appearance that the player is fond...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on Sep 17, 2013 09.17.13
We're in Chiba, Japan for the Tokyo Game Show and have already gotten our hands on the new model of the PlayStation Vita. Blizzard announced that it will take down the gold and real-money auction houses in Diablo 3, and Electronic Arts named its new CEO: current Origin and EA Sports head Andrew Wilson. Tokyo Game Show 2013: Everything you need to know Hands-on with the rounder, lighter new PS Vita Blizzard removing gold and real-money auction houses from Diablo 3 EA names EA Sports, Origin head Andrew Wilson new CEO
By Dave Tach on Sep 11, 2013 09.11.13
An "exclusive piece of music" from Blizzard Entertainment's Diablo 3 is headed to Video Games Live: Level 3 if funded, composer Tommy Tallarico announced on the project's Kickstarter blog. The final piece, called "Leigh," will be more than four minutes long, and you can check out a one-minute sample on the Kickstarter blog. "We recently did the world premiere of this song in Irvine, CA with the incredible Pacific Symphony conducted by Eimear Noone (Legend of Zelda Symphony show & Blizzard conductor)!" Tallarico wrote. "Both the Pacific Symphony and Eimear were the original people who were used in the Diablo 3 recordings for the game!" Tallarico also wrote that Blizzard "has been the biggest supporter of Video Games Live over the years," and he's featured songs like "Invincible" from W...
By John Funk on Sep 11, 2013 09.11.13
Comedian Conan O'Brien's latest venture into the world of gaming involves tackling the console port of Diablo 3. While the late-night host appreciates the game's graphics and gameplay, he says, he felt the dialogue was out of place in such a dark and gritty game. The dubbed-in dialogue that Conan hears while playing gives a new perspective to the characters of the Barbarian and Demon Hunter. It's quite understandable that some people just can't help themselves from joyfully somersaulting through the world.
By Dave Tach on Aug 21, 2013 08.21.13
So much news today, and so much of it from Germany of all places! Beyond: Two Souls will have a co-op mode and can be played with a smartphone or tablet. A Diablo 3 expansion called Reaper of Souls will bring a bunch of new features. ZeniMax Online Studios revealed that The Elder Scrolls Online will have a monthly subscription. And humanity will have to deal with more aliens in XCOM: Enemy Within. But wait! There's more! Our latest feature profiles the first Native American games company, we've got a review up for Flashback and we play Saints Row 4 in the latest episode of Today I Played. Beyond: Two Souls to have two-player mode, tablet and phone control Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls expansion announced The Elder Scrolls Online will cost $14.99 monthly XCOM: Enemy Within headed to...
By Colin Campbell on Jul 23, 2013 07.23.13
Then there was a full orchestra and choir, conducted by composer Austin Wintory, filling the San Diego Civic Auditorium with Journey's ineffable loveliness. And Eimear Noone, bringing Diablo 3's clanging, underworldly strangeness to this forum of capital C Culture. Video Games Live on Saturday night was another Tommy Tallarico-hosted celebration of game culture, through its music. The noise wasn't just coming from the orchestra and choir, but also from the audience, who are always happy to contribute to the spectacle, cheering, singing, shouting, all broadcast live on the internet via Twitch. "I find it quite wonderful," said Wintory, who was nominated for a Grammy for his score. "I make music for other people. I like working on games because of how much they mean to people. And an...
By Dave Tach on Jul 19, 2013 07.19.13
Sony is teasing something evil for the PlayStation 3. Twice this week on the official PlayStation 3 YouTube account, Sony posed cryptic videos teasing "Evil Reborn" — or #EvilReborn, as it's hashtagged in each. According to the fiction in the YouTube description, it's a "strange phenomena on PS3s worldwide," and the videos came to Sony via an "anonymous contact." You can check out the first video above (called "First Signs" and posted Wednesday) and its sequel below (called "Possessed " and posted today). Both are shot like The Blair Witch Project for maximum creepy authenticity. Neither video quite says what evil rebirth is headed to the PS3, but if you take a moment to parse the pre-roll SD card number before the first video (DBL111PST3) we think you'll find a clue.