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Obsidian announces Project Eternity as new Kickstarter

By John Keefer, Sep 14, 2012 10:30am PDT

After four days of teases and speculation, Obsidian Entertainment has unveiled Project Eternity as its newest RPG in development. It is looking for $1.1 million for a game that pays homage to the old Infinity Engine games we loved from the Black Isle days.

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"Oh dear, that was terrible. Just goes to show you need back up your project with some sort of ..."

- TheGeneMachine see all 50 comments

Diablo 3 gold finally available on real-money auction house

By John Keefer, Jul 13, 2012 10:30am PDT

Blizzard said that the gold commodity would be available on the real-money auction house soon. Turns out soon meant this week.

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"Wow, I was under the impression gold was already sell-able through the RMAH. I guess that was a ..."

- Saldrin see all 6 comments

Diablo 3 real-money auction house gets commodities

By John Keefer, Jul 11, 2012 9:30am PDT

The new 1.0.3b patch for Diablo III adds new commodities to the real-money auction house.

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"I worded my post really badly. I meant to say why did they bother making an RMAH at all, because ..."

- TheNiXXeD see all 30 comments

Editorial: Diablo 3's poorly planned end-game plays to addiction, not fun

By John Keefer, Jul 05, 2012 9:00am PDT

Blizzard is finally coming out and admitting something that Diablo III players realized some time ago: The end-game is "not long-term sustainable." It didn't have to be that way.

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"I agree there. Problem is all these wow annual pass freebie peeps think its supposed to be an ..."

- drac01 see all 373 comments

Drop rate of high-end Diablo 3 items increased

By John Keefer, Jun 29, 2012 8:00am PDT

The recent 1.0.3a patch for Diablo III has lifted the unintentional restrictions placed on purchases of the digital version of the game.

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"Me too. I play almost exclusively Hardcore mode, so it's almost like a different game than what ..."

- Dr_Tran see all 130 comments

Blizzard clarifies stance on Diablo 3 digital purchases

By John Keefer, Jun 21, 2012 8:15pm PDT

Earlier today, Blizzard posted in its forums that players making a digital purchase of Diablo III would only open up the Starter Edition version of the game for the first 72 hours. No reason was given so we contacted Blizzard to find out why. Late this evening, they issued a...

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"Alot of this is principle based. I can't imagine going to buy some clothes and having to fill ..."

- Ducky_dky see all 27 comments

Duo complete world-first hardcore Diablo 3 Inferno run

By John Keefer, Jun 20, 2012 10:00am PDT

A Barbarian and a Wizard combined for four complete runs through Diablo III without dying to earn the world first complete hardcore Inferno run.

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"actually I'm pretty sure both Krippi and Kripp played Hardcore ladder on Diablo 2, "back in the ..."

- Izakhar see all 34 comments

Diablo 3 diary: Auction house frustrations

By John Keefer, Jun 19, 2012 12:00pm PDT

A bidding feature in the Diablo III auction house allows players to place bids and walk away. And while I understand it, it's frustrating as hell.

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"This is how eBay works, too. It's a very good idea for online auctions to prevent people with ..."

- danielbrauer see all 29 comments

Mass Effect 3 advertising 'not misleading' ad watchdog concludes

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2012 12:00pm PDT

An advertising watchdog agency has cleared Electronic Arts in an investigation whether the publisher's Mass Effect 3 ads misled gamers about how their actions would impact the ending of the game.

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"The only really misleading thing about ME3 for me is the "you will get all endings only playing ..."

- Kub666 see all 16 comments

Blizzard limits creation of Diablo 3 games

By John Keefer, Jun 13, 2012 7:00am PDT

While everyone was having fun testing out the new real-money auction house in Diablo III, Blizzard has added a limit to the number of games players can create within a certain time frame.

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"Want to "eliminate strain on servers?" Make it so people who just want to play a single player ..."

- egmccann see all 57 comments

Blizzard starts Diablo 3 bans for hacking, botting

By John Keefer, Jun 12, 2012 11:30am PDT

Blizzard has suspended or banned thousands of Diablo III accounts associated with hacking or botting. Earlier in the day, a post on the game's official site reemphasized the company's stance on cheating.

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"why? online only games have existed for some time now. are you dense?"

- the city see all 101 comments

No ni Kuni making January 2013 Ghiblicious

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 04, 2012 6:00am PDT

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's RPG Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is now confirmed for a PlayStation release on January 22, 2013, having recently been delayed again.

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"I think you are probably 100% right. And I will STILL always use subs whenever possible."

- gaplant see all 13 comments

Mass Effect 3 ending unexpected, says voice of male Shepard

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Mark Meer, the male voice of Commander Shepard in the Mass Effect series, says the ending of Mass Effect 3 wasn't what he expected.

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"Wasn't the original plan to have the reapers be created to prevent dark energy destroying the ..."

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Blizzard's Korean office raided over Diablo 3 complaints

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 8:15am PDT

Despite a rocky Diablo III launch, Blizzard has been gradually making the game experience more enjoyable for its players. But it appears some players in South Korea are not so easily appeased.

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"Apparently, you didn't hear the loud cries of frustration this morning when all the HC ..."

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Divinity: Original Sin prequel announced

By John Keefer, May 29, 2012 11:00am PDT

Larian Studios continues to build out its Divinity franchise, announcing Divinity: Original Sin as a top-down RPG prequel to the series story line.

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"Yeah, this just catapulted itself to the top of my most-wanted list."

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 7 comments