Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Diablo III Has Been Released!

And so the burning hells of the Sanctuary have finally been set loose upon us. So how many of us have called in sick at work to battle against the demonic forces? What class is going to be your first class? All pretty legitimate questions. However, the most important question is: how do I prepare myself?

Well first of all, go in stores and buy yourselves a physical copy or purchase a digital version of the game online. Install the files as soon as possible, in fact, Blizzard had unlocked the encrypted Diablo files yesterday so you could've been one step ahead and installed the game since yesterday and then purchased the CD key online.

Create a BattleTag, it's required to play Diablo III and it serves as your identity within game. And remember folks: it is launch day. Blizzard has said especially today, that if the server capacity is full, they will add a short queue to the login interface or possibly display an error for people logging in until other people have logged out.

Once logged in, quickly excrete any waste products which may have been produced as a result of excitement. Rush downstairs and bring your entire fridge up; make sure you have lots of sugary drinks. You are now set for a Diablo-thon.

And finally, be sure to comment on what your impressions of the game are! Enjoy the game guys, it's been a heck of a long wait!

Monday, 14 May 2012

Guild Wars 2: The Elementalist

In Guild Wars 2, the elementalist profession fills the mage archetype class however the mechanics of this class are remarkably different, and in some cases complex, in comparison to mage classes found in other RPG-style games. The elementalist channels the natural forces, bending fire, earth, water and air at her bidding. Conventionally, what the elementalist lacks in physical toughness she makes up with massive burst damage; there's no need for defence if the enemy is decimated before it even reaches a melee radius. Despite the sheer damage capabilities of this profession, it's the versatility that makes the class formidable.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The "Wow-Killer"

When will the reign end?
In 2004, Blizzard launched the most successful MMO to date: World of Warcraft. Eight years on from that date and the game is still number one. WoW has become a benchmark for nearly every MMO developer. Every time a new MMO is about to launch, fans eagerly nickname the game the "Wow-Killer". It's safe to say that during the eight year period since its release no individual game has come close to achieving its fan-based nickname as World of Warcraft still reigns supreme with over ten million subscribers. WoW has managed to sit comfortably atop the throne thanks to its thriving community, regular content updates and a mellow-learning curve. Every time a new title is on the horizon, we ask ourselves the same question: "Is this the game that will topple WoW from its title". The answer is plainly "no".

Monday, 7 May 2012

Guild Wars 2: The Warrior

With Guild Wars 2 just around the corner, I decided to give you guys a flavour of each profession. Every Monday I shall post an in-depth analysis for all of the eight professions. First of all professions define a character's skill set, attributes, armour much like character classes in other RPG games. The warrior is your archetypical melee class; a brute who relies on raw strength to devastate his enemies while donning heavy armour to withstand the strongest of blows.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

The Elder Scrolls Online

The first screenshot revealed...
After much anticipation, the MMO version of The Elder Scrolls role-playing franchise has officially been announced. It's going to be developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. The MMO will allow players to traverse the entire continent of Tamriel a thousand years before the events of Elder Scrolls V. This includes the provinces of Cyrodiil and Skyrim. Not many specifics are available yet, but according to Game Informer you'll be able to play as one of three factions, take part in open-world player versus player combat in the province of Cyrodiil and vie for control of the throne of the Emperor. I'll leave you guys to drool over the teaser trailer for now!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Release Date

When Activision announced the next installment to the Call of Duty franchise was going to be Black Ops 2, I just naturally assumed that we'd receive the same old Cold War theme. However my prediction was literally miles (or years) off.

The Final Spotlight Video: The Wizard

The final spotlight video has been released and you guessed right (exemplary deduction skills my friend). It's the wizard, my personal favourite! It's simply a glass cannon like most magi classes in RPG games. Be sure to check out my in-depth wizard post if you haven't already for a more literary presentation of the class. Just 2 weeks till the game comes out people; hang in there!