Monday, 30 April 2012

Crysis 3 Stunning Trailer Revealed

EA has released the debut gameplay trailer for Crysis 3 with the game being officially announced and detailed earlier in the month along with a special Hunter Edition of the shooter. The third numbered game in Crytek's FPS series sees players take on the role of Prophet as he returns to New York, only to discover the city's been encased in a giant Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation. As with the predecessors, the graphics are lush and vibrant. Hopefully the gameplay's strength will match the visuals.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Diablo III: Witch Doctor Trailer

Blizzard reveal their 4th class video on their site: the Witch Doctor. The video boasts the Witch Doctor's array of potent spells and sorceries. If you need a more in depth look at the class be sure to check out my post on the Witch Doctor.

The release date is close guys, and I hope most of you had a taster of the wonderful game on the open beta weekend! Be sure to comment what you thought of it.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Diablo III Open Beta!

Blizzard has opened up the doors to Hell a few weeks early. If you’ve got a valid account, then you’re eligible to download a copy of the Diablo 3 open beta client and play for free all weekend. The Diablo III open beta will run until 10 AM PST April 23rd, and is the last big stress test for the servers ahead of the official May 15 launch date.

It’s been twelve years since the release of the highly influential and popular Diablo II – a game which redefined the RPG genre and set the standard for future Blizzard releases. The Diablo 3 open beta allows you to play as any one of the game’s five unique classes; Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Monk, Wizard and Demon Hunter, all the way to level 13. All you need to do to get involved is sign up/login to your account, create a battletag and download the game client, which is available for both Mac and PC.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tera's Island Of Dawn

With Tera (the latest MMO around the block) just over the horizon with a release date of May 1, Bluehole and En Masse have released a new trailer for the Island of Dawn. It's a tutorial zone that teaches the basics of combat which is extremely fast-paced in this particular MMO.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Diablo III: The Monk Spotlight Video

Following up the previous spotlight videos on the Demon Hunter and the Barbarian, Blizzard have posted the next video detailing the next class: the Monk. The video beautifully displays the Monk's agility and strength which explains why he only wears a loincloth while battling the demonic hordes of the Sanctuary. If you do require an in-depth look at the Monk be sure to visit my early class post. I won't say much more so enjoy the video and be sure to comment on what you think of the class!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Tribes Ascend Officially Launches!

This is one online FPS you definitely want to check out. Hi-Rez Studios announced that they've completed the beta test for Tribes: Ascend. You can download the game and starting playing for free right away; it's definitely one of the best free online FPS games out there at the moment. The video above (courtesy of IGN) gives a brilliant overview of the game as it stands.

250,000 More MoP Beta Invites Are On Their Way!

Blizzard has sent out another 250,000 (yes that's a quarter million) beta invites to eager Annual Pass subscribers in order to quench their ravaging thirst for Blizzard's upcoming expansion: Mists of Pandaria. As the number suggests, 250,000 invites takes some time to send out, so don't be disheartened if you don't see an email right away! And even then, I'd highly recommend to heading over to the account page to make sure for certain that you're really in- there are far too many scam emails at the moment! Here's the source.

Some irrelevant speculation now. So combined with the 550,000 invites sent a few weeks ago, this new wave of invites now makes the total stand at 800,000 invites. 800,000 beta testers is something I have not witnessed from Blizzard for any former expansion/game; I'm guesstimating that Blizzard's intentions are to ship this expansion by August rather than the typical November/December window. It only makes sense right?

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Starcraft II: Heart Of The Swarm Multiplayer Update

Blizzard felt that the some of the multiplayer aspects of Heart of the Swarm just weren't up to scratch since the expansion was last unveiled at Blizzcon 2011. Dustin Browder, lead designer on Starcraft II, has written a post on the Starcraft community site outlining the changes to the races since they were last on show.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Diablo III: The Barbarian Is Unleashed

Blizzard have released their latest class video, the Barbarian, for their Diablo III:Darkness Falls, Heroes Rises page. The video is just pure awesome so I won't waste much time yapping on. The spotlight video truly places an emphasis on the barbarian's brute strength and reveals some footage from Act 2 and Act 3 (as well as a strange alien worm-looking monstrosity at the end); Blizzard has done a stellar job with the videos so far and I'm highly anticipating the other videos!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Maplestory New Job: The Phantom

It's here. The thief hero has been released into the servers of KMS! Originally a master thief able to steal virtually anything, the Phantom reverted his ways after the death of his loved one (Aria, a previous Empress) and was led onto the path of the hero.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Minecraft Creator Reveals New Game

Interesting title, apparently related with the hexadecimal system
Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of Minecraft, recently unveiled his new project. Called 0x10c, the space title is still early in the development stages, however it already boasts some intriguing features.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

New Diablo III Website

Leading up to the highly anticipated launch of May 15, Blizzard have released a new website for Diablo III in an effort to build more hype and release more information pertaining to the world of Diablo. Each week, the website will reveal exclusive content about one hero.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

League of Legends Impressions

Terribly sorry for the long hiatus people. Now that exams are approaching thick and fast, I decided to revisit the wondrous world of blogging. Wise decision, ey? Okay enough of this irrelevant nonsense, you people aren't here for my sob story. Let's get straight to business.