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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.


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

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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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


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

- BornAcorn see all 102 comments

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.


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

- mobab see all 192 comments

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.


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

- Rice-Rocketeer see all 7 comments

Diablo 3 tweaking Inferno, crafting, Legendary items

By Alice O'Connor, May 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

Having poked idly at Diablo III's balance with a stick in hotfixes, Blizzard has started revealing its plans for future balance updates. In the near future, expect changes to damage spikes in Inferno difficulty, crafting, Legendary items, and more.


"I knew this game would be a shitstorm of confusion for the first six months, with whiny players ..."

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Diablo 3 patch coming next week

By John Keefer, May 25, 2012 8:15am PDT

Blizzard continues to try to address fan backlash from the troublesome Diablo III launch, announcing a new patch coming next week to fix more issues in the game.


"I'm half expecting this to be aimed squarely at the BDF because his review and other comments ..."

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Diablo 3 hotfixes finally detailed

By John Keefer, May 24, 2012 9:30am PDT

Fans have been complaining about unannounced Diablo III fixes for the last few days. Now, you can consider those fixes announced.


"hey I still have some FG, should use it for D3 stuff if they are still using it"

- JohnathanDoe see all 56 comments

Dragon's Dogma review

By Matt Cabral, May 24, 2012 8:00am PDT

Dragon's Dogma borrows a bit of Skyrim, a bit of Kingdoms of Amalur, and throws in a cool party-building system to create a intriguing action RPG.


"I just came to a realisation that if this system had been paired with diablo 3's story/theme, it ..."

- Ksey17 see all 24 comments

Diablo 3 review

By John Keefer, May 24, 2012 7:00am PDT

Diablo III doesn't mess with a good thing, and while the launch was less the ideal, the game proves that good things come to those forced to wait.


"Preeeetty sure they were talking about beating Inferno. Also, the sole reason most people go ..."

- ManiacalMoose see all 79 comments

Diablo 3 Diary: 10 tips to prepare for Nightmare

By John Keefer, May 21, 2012 11:30am PDT

The normal Diablo III experience is now a memory. How should you prepare for Nightmare? The monk offers 10 tips for making the experience just a bit easier.


"And you're writing as if playing slowly trough the content is somehow improving your game ..."

- Curike see all 93 comments

Diablo 3 diary: Monk reflections in the desert

By John Keefer, May 18, 2012 10:00am PDT

As a monk is wont to do, I reflect on my travels in Diablo III to this point in Act II. Warning: Spoilers may be included, so read on at your own risk.


"Yeah, some of the elite individual and Elite group fights are worse than the actual boss fights ..."

- Keefinator see all 14 comments