Archive for February, 2007

Diablo 3 tradermark activity

Various gamers report increased trademark activity at Blizzard. The trademarks include names from the WOW expansion like the Darkmoon Faire.

I’m interested in anything having to do with Diablo 3 and I wasn’t dissapointed:

Diablo is trademarked as

ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, PROVIDING ON-LINE COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES, ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS IN THE FIELD OF TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR COMPUTER GAMES; ARRANGING AND CONDUCTING COMPUTER GAME COMPETITIONS; ENTERTAINMENT IN THE NATURE OF AN ONGOING TELEVISION PROGRAM IN THE FIELD OF CHARACTERS AND PLOTS BASED ON A VIDEO GAME; AND PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MOTION PICTURES

I’m not sure Blizzard plans to make a Diablo movie just yet but obviously they want to keep their options open.

Diablo 3 and a Nintendo Wiimote

When I mention Diablo (or Diablo 2) to someone, I usually get a response like: “Oh yeah, I remember it… my mouse broke because of it.”

Diablo 3 and a Nintendo WiiDiablo was such a click-fest that I started wondering if we could use something like Nintendo’s wiimote (that’s the Wii remote/controller). Forget PS3!

Then I saw a few pics (and videos) of guys going CRAZY with the wiimote: Smashing lights, windows, and one one guy who actually hit (and destroyed) his 60″ rear-projection TV!

Check out the pic on the right. This guy got lucky and skewered the side of the TV but the TV survived (as did the guy.

So what do you think? Would you like to swing your sword at Diablo while destroying half the house?

Diablo 3 on Vista

Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

I still haven’t “upgraded” to Vista for various reasons (hardware upgade pending). I’m on the look-out for the new generation of games that are coming for Vista that take advantage of DirectX 10.

I’ve seen Hellgate London’s trailer as well as gameplay videos but I wasn’t too impressed. The guys there were saying DirectX 10 allows them to do all kinds of character customizations.

Enter Age of Conan. See the trailer below and then download the HD versions. It’s simply AMAZING to look at. If Diablo 3 looks anything close to that, I’m sold.

Note: this low-res version doesn’t do it justice. You should download the high-def versions below:

On the funny side, if you machine can’t play the 720p video smoothly, you probably need a hardware upgrade as well. I know mine can’t.

Blizzard: Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2?

According to IGN, Blizzard is contemplating a Starcraft sequal for real.

…another little nugget of gold dropped alongside it with the public admission that Itzik Ben Bassat, Vice President Business Development and International for Blizzard Entertainment, would be keen to see a new StarCraft before too long.

On stage in London for the game launch, Bassat stated, “I’m a StarCraft player myself and I hope it’s not a decade, and we launched StarCraft in 1998, before I’m standing here again, celebrating the next game in the series.”

During another previous interview, Paul Sams (Blizzard‘s COO) said that in 2007 they’ll have 3 (three) product announcements. If we consider that the Burning Crusade has been one, we’re left with two.

Could it be that our wildest dreams will become true? Both Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2 will be announced soon?

Update: IGN has a rumor that a Starcraft 2 beta will be out by the year end.

Note: A StarCraft 2 wiki and a Diablo 3 wiki have just been setup.

Update: Riftforge has announced their nuking class – Elite Grenadiers. Don’t forget to check out rogue, Elite Assassins; and tanks, Elite Chargers.




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