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Games to play while waiting for Diablo 3


A while back i talked about how Torchlight did well when it went to console here. Torchlight is almost exactly like Diablo 3 except for it doesn’t have multiplayer. Although, when Torchlight 2 comes out there will be. It’s made by some of the old developers from Blizzard North. There are a million items you can gather and you can explore countless numbers of dungeons.  Darkspore is another MMORPG that i would highly recommend. If you have ever played the game Spore, think of how you can make monsters and throw in a little hack and slash and that’s Darkspore. Darkspore comes out the 26th of April and i will be trying to make a blog about it here. Obviously if you click on it its going to take you to a BLAH page. I’ll update it as soon as it comes out. I have tons of beta footage recorded and i didn’t want to get in trouble showing it. But there’s a youtube channel that coincidently has my webpage as a username. You can check that out here 😉

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Most Anticipated Game of The Year?


Along with Diablo 3 being  in development for several years. There has been a rumor going around the web that Blizzard plans on releasing the game towards the end of the year. If this is true would you say that this could be the most anticipated game of the year? If not, then what game do you think would be considered that?


The Interview


Since I’m require to have a interview pertaining to the site. I picked a fellow gamer of mine to ask a few questions about diablo 3. Enjoy!

Also, this video isn’t of best editing. I hate macs and i suck using them.


Diablo 3 Class: Demon Hunter


The final class announced was the Demon Hunter. We’ll call it DH for short. The DH can easily be compared to world of warcraft’s hunter mixed with a rouge, but darker and more twisted. Their able to use archery attacks at a distance and then utilize close range attacks quick and accurately. The Diablo 3 site has a better explanation and you can view some of their attacks on there. But in this case, here’s some gameplay footage.


Do Graphics Really Matter?


There’s been alot of debate whether graphics really matter. Some people looking forward to Diablo 3 noticed that the graphics wern’t “rich” Some even say that the way it looks now makes it look more colorful and not as dark as the series used to be. In my opinion, i think the color change works perfect with it. The game is supposed to take place 20 years into the future. Everything that was destroyed was pretty much built and regrown. I also think the reason the older games looked darker was because the lack of technology the time it was developed. As far as graphic mattering, they don’t. When it comes to a computer game, you have to think about how the game will run on the computer. No one is going to want a game that’s going to require a 2gb video card just to be able to run with the settings on low. There has been many successful games that have pulled it off. Such as Minecraft, which is a free roam lego styled game. A true gamer doesn’t look at the graphics and pays attention to the gameplay and the storyline.


Finish Him!


Couple of days ago, X-Play (a gaming show) showed a preview of Diablo 3‘s new pvp system. It’s basically like world of warcraft with point and click dynamics. Not able to provide the direct video, but here is another vid that’s showing the same thing basically.

In this video, the player is clearly the sorcerer. Unlike WoW, the fight style is alot more faster and hectic. You can die in just a few seconds opposed to WoW’s Pvp. Considering how diablo 2’s pvp was this is a major improvement and something i am most definitly looking forward too. Want to get a taste something liek diablo? There’s a game out called Torchlight. It was made by some of the old developers after blizzard north broke up. This company is currently working on a Torchlight 2 and will feature a multiplayer system just like diablo. Check it out if you’re interested!


A Tale of Demons Part III


Here is the final chapter playing up to the current events that will be happening in Diablo III. Taken from The Diablo Wiki itself. Also updated the video’s section for Diablo, go check it out. The Diablo 3 Cinematic is probably my favorite out of all of them so far. Enjoy!!

Twenty years have passed since the destruction of the Worldstone. The world of Sanctuary was prepared for an invasion from the Burning Hells. However, the invasion never happened, prompting Deckard Cain to seek information as to why

Much of the story will be based around the Archangel Tyrael.[1] Archangel Imperius is speculated to be present as well. It has been confirmed that at least one of the two remaining Lesser EvilsAzmodan and Belial, is behind the failed invasion of Sanctuary. That being said however, Diablo‘s return has been confirmed, despite his earlier death


A Tale of Demons Part II


Hello Hello. This is the second part to the story for diablo. This takes place obviously right after the ending of Diablo I. And so begins Diablo II. This was also taken from The Diablo Wiki

The story continues where Diablo I ended. Two of theThree Prime Evils, Mephisto and Diablo, have been defeated and their Soulstones have been destroyed, preventing their return. However, the narrator Marius was tricked into surrendering the last Soulstone to a falseArchangel Tyrael which was revealed to be Baal, the third brother and the very last remaining Prime Evil. Marius was subsequently murdered.

Baal is leading an invasion against the northern barbarian lands. His first attack, against the city of Sescheron, capital city of the Barbarian homelands, leads to the stage where Diablo II: Lord of Destruction is set: Harrogath. Situated at the base of Mount Arreat, it is home to the humans who are sworn protectors of the mountain. Baal is currently besieging the city and destroying any settlements along the way towards the mountain’s summit.

Baal, the Lord of Destruction, is seeking the Worldstone, a massive crystal rock of great energies, built to prevent the High Heavens and Burning Hells from consuming the mortal realm completely into their respective folds. It is the source of all the Soulstones and their powers, so Baal wishes to obtain it, corrupt it and complete his brothers’ plan to conquer the mortal realm and use it as a staging area to besiege the Heavens in the endless war between the two.


A Tale of Demons


Wanted to fill you all in on the storyline for this epic franshise. This was taken from The Diablo Wiki (Yes, they have their own wiki) This is part 1 of 3. This is the start of the beginning which would take place in the first Diablo. Enjoy!

             The story of Diablo is based on the premise of a war between Heaven and Hell The town of Tristram is under attack by demons, and the player must save the town. As the player delves into the underworld, he discovers more about the demon Diablo, through large tomes that are found throughout the levels. Eventually, the player reaches the lair of Diablo and must kill him.

Diablo, an incredibly powerful demon, is the Lord of Terror and one of the Three Prime Evils of Hell, who had been imprisoned in a SoulStone and buried in caverns deep beneath the town of Tristram. Though his imprisonment was meant to be eternal, the power of the Soulstone weakened over centuries, eventually allowing Diablo to awaken from his forced slumber. He telepathically turns a nearby human, the Archbishop Lazarus, into his loyal puppet. In order for Diablo to actually leave the Soulstone, it needs to be housed in a mortal vessel. He possesses Lazarus, and then tries to gain control of King Leoric, the local ruler, but Diablo, in his weakened state, is unable to overpower Leoric. Since Diablo is too weak to possess the king, he abandons the idea. This leaves the monarch’s mind numb and his soul corrupted. He then gets Lazarus to kidnap King Leoric’s son, Prince Albrecht, so that Diablo can possess and warp him, thereby attaining material form and strength. At the moment of the boy’s possession, his terror is so great that the boundaries between the realms are broken and parts of Hell seep into the mortal world and take root in the subterranean labyrinth beneath Tristram. Diablo may have a body now, but he is far from his full power, so he bides his time and summons countless hordes of demons and infests the whole underground complex, claiming the new region of Hell as his own personal lair.

Soon afterwards the maddened Leoric is slain by his own lieutenants. Demons appear in the countryside as the Lord of Terror regains his strength in the heart of the labyrinth and prepares for the time when he would once again emerge to seek his brothers – Baal and Mephisto – and free them as well. It seemed to be a matter of time until the Prime Evils gained dominion over the entire mortal realm.

At the end of the game, the player character removes the soulstone from “Diablo’s” head. To the players surprise Diablo begins to melt away revealing Prince Albrecht’s body underneath. The hero then pierces his or her head with the soulstone, attempting to contain the Lord of Terror. However, the end of the game hints at a darker outcome. The final scene depicts the hero, swathed in a shadowy, hooded cloak. Diablo II later confirms that Diablo was indeed too strong, and possessed the hero who slew him.


Beginners meet links, links meet Beginners.


Before the real fun begins. I would like to show you their site. This may provide some useful information pertaining to the company and their games.

Blizzard’s Official Site– This is their site that covers all of  their games

Their 3 main games are:

1) World of Warcraft– Is a MMORPG (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) that consists of millions of players. It is the most played online game off all time and still is today.

2) Starcraft– Is a RTS (Real Time Strategy) Which means you control a vast army of soldiers and command them to advance to the enemy territory to conquer it. The setting for this game is in the future and tests the players strategic mind.

3)  Diablo– Is a Action MMORPG. Which means you play as looking at a character you control at from an angle in the sky. You use what people call Hack and Slash tactics to plan through the game. Hack and Slash is pretty much like someone clicking away at a monster using a combination of mouse clicks and keboard buttons.