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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?


My most memorable moment in gaming


Just off the top of my head, one of my most memorable moments come from a game called Runescape. Back in the day when i first started out, pvp was very popular. What you basically did was strap on some crappy armor and weps and went out hoping to find someone either lower level than you or wearing armor worse than you. Me and 2 of my friends went out in a place the game calls “The Wilderness.” As we came near the end of the road, we saw someone. As soon as we caught up to him we realized we had ran into a huge clan. Since I always stuck in the back (because I’m a coward) I took off. My other 2 friends didn’t stand a chance. I managed to make it out of there alive. So that’s my most memorable moment, aside from making me look like a total coward. What’s yours?


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.


Auto Stats…Less Freedom?


Quite some time ago Bashiok (who is a forum admin) talked about how stat points are distributed. For the newcomers, stat points are what is used every time you gain a level to help customize your class you are playing. Back in Diablo 2, you gained so many stat points every time you leveled and you could put them in 4 different stats. Strength, Dexterity, Vitality, and Energy. When you put these points in you were basically stuck with them. Havn’t played diablo 2 for quite some time but i think they implented a 1 time stat reset. In Diablo 3, when you gain a level your stats are increased automatically. I’ve heared alot of people complaining about how that will ruin the customizability and freedom but if you really think about it, it won’t. Like Bashiok was saying if you level yourself up as say a fire sorceress and you’re near the end of the game and a melee based sorceress piece drops, you can just pick it up and go. As for the skill points, i’m going to take a wild guess and say their going to let us reset them as we need with of course paying some gold or something else to do it. What do you all think about the auto stat feature?


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.


Diablo 3 Class: Monk


Next on the list is the monk. They specialize in the art fighting. Think of Chuck Norris, only bald and less fearful.


Diablo 3 Class: Witch Doctor


One of the next classes announced was the Witch Doctor. This old geezer specializes using evil minions to tear apart his victims and curses and poisons to torture them in the process. This guy is pretty much like a necromancer.. on steriods. The Witch Doctor can steal souls from his victims and use them against his enemies as a force to be reckoned with.


Diablo 3 Class: Barbarian


One of the first classes every announced was the Barbarian. Think of a barbarian as a giant piece of meat.. with weapon. These guys can take the most damage and deal straight up melee to their victims. There are 5 different classes and each will be posted in due time.


Are video games bad for kids?


Recently I had heard that fox news was shooting down video games. Bulletstorm was their target this time. They were calling this one of the most violent video games that will ever be released. Sure it’s bloody and you score points for killing people in creative ways, but it doesn’t have the power to control people. Ignorent people have blamed video games for  rapes, shooting, robberies and murder. What they actually don’t know is when a child is involved in a violent crime it is usally because the child is mentally unstable. Every child plays video games but you don’t see them reaking havoc do you? 

 Heres some facts you probably don’t know about the possive effects on kids:

-Helps them follow instructions

-Allows them to solve problems and use logic in many situations

-Improves the childs hand eye coordination and motor skills

What we probably see in this day and age is children playing shooting games. Even though their violent, they do help them improve their hand eye coordination drastically. When a player is trying to take down another player. You have to estimate the distance between you and him and try to outmanuver and outgun the other player. This can be done by simply shooting or using other means too.  This increases the childs awareness and judgement. There are plenty of articles about this issue. Do you think video games are bad?