Diablo III's Coolest Feature - The Rune System

Over the last couple of days I've briefly touched on Diablo III's new rune system, but after talking a bit with the game's lead can designer Jay Wilson for a bit I figured the system warranted it's own post. You see, while past games have featured items that augment the powers of your abilities, the massive scope of… » 10/13/08 5:30pm 10/13/08 5:30pm

Rubie's Costumes Make Even Bigger WoW Geeks

At BlizzCon 2008 there was one booth I managed to avoid for the majority of the show, but towards the end when the crowds were clearing off I couldn't help but notice the amazing masks and accessories the folks at Rubie's Costume Company had brought along with them. Not only did they sell your standard latex elf ears… » 10/13/08 4:30pm 10/13/08 4:30pm

WotLK's Death Knight Experience - One Of The Best Things We've Ever Done

It can be hard to come up with interview questions about a game you've been following as closely as I have the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Lich King, so when I found myself with 15 minutes with the game's lead producer J. Allen Brack, I instead delivered praise for a specific moment that occurs… » 10/13/08 3:40pm 10/13/08 3:40pm

Hands On With Diablo III: Everything Old Is New Again

Remember that excited feeling you got when you first killed a monster in the original Diablo? How you knew that this was going to be a game that ate a great deal of your life? And then Diablo II came out, and it was pretty much the same feeling as Diablo I, only updated for the computer systesm of the day, somehow… » 10/11/08 9:00pm 10/11/08 9:00pm

The Obligatory BlizzCon 2008 Cosplay Post

I'd have to say that the very best cosplay I've seen at BlizzCon 2008 I've sadly seen without a camera. Like the two girls dressed up as a demon and a Draenei, kissing each other as I rushed to an interview with the lead designer on StarCraft II. Priorities won out in the end, but I will forever carry the image etched… » 10/11/08 8:20pm 10/11/08 8:20pm

And BlizzCon 2008 Continues, As Foretold By Prophecy

And so Fahey ascended the icy throne, taking up the mystical helm and the legendary sword of Frostmorne, long enough for this painting to be created before he once more descended. And as his might footsteps echoed down the icy cliffs, a resounding crack was heard, his heel shattering the very world. "Oh my god, this… » 10/11/08 1:20pm 10/11/08 1:20pm

StarCraft II Lead Producer On The Split Single Player Campaign

Don't think of it as a split. That's main point StarCraft II lead producer Chris Sigaty was trying to get across during our brief interview following the StarCraft II panel at BlizzCon where it was announced that the single player campaign would be delivered as three separate products » 10/10/08 9:00pm 10/10/08 9:00pm - first Terran, then Zerg, and…

StarCraft II Single Player Is A Trilogy!

Click to view » 10/10/08 6:45pm 10/10/08 6:45pmBlizzard just announced that StarCraft II's single player campaign would be split into three separate products. The scope of the single-player experience was so huge they decided to deliver three different products. The first product will focus on the Terrans, with the Zerg next and finally the Protoss.…

Diablo III Playable On BlizzCon Floor, New Class Reveal

It's official! According to the BlizzCon 2008 program guide, Blizzard fans and member of the press who just happen to be covering the event for some gaming blog will be able to get their hands on Diablo III later today when the show floor opens. From the program guide:
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