From John Hight:
But as we’ve mentioned on different occasions, it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot. With that in mind, we want to let everyone know that we’ve decided to remove the gold and real-money auction house system from Diablo III.
This is a welcome surprise. The real money auction house was an interesting exper
An interesting look at naming conventions in World of Warcraft. Personally, from an early age, I've found myself becoming prejudiced against people whose usernames began and ended in ‘x’ or included Final Fantasy or Dragon Ball names. Looking at you xX-Sephiroth-Xx69.
An Investigation of World of Warcraft Character NamesA story of explorative game analytics and the surprises you encounter when investigating eight million World of Warcraft characters - and a couple of thousand Battlefield playe
Ouya’s Free the Games promotion has always been such a weird promotion. Instead of promising to just hand $50k to any kickstarter game, a better idea would have been to actually use the money to get other developers on board and fix the problems that currently plague the Ouya ecosystem, instead of outright ignoring existing developers’ complaints as seen in the comments section of the blog post.
Razer Forge TV | RZ16-0128x SupportThis article contains the User Guides, Manuals, and Documentatio
A quirky new set-top box from Sony, priced at $100. With the ability to play PSN games as well as Netflix and Hulu, Ouya needs to act fast before this comes to the US, or they’re doomed.
Introducing PS Vita...TVToday in Tokyo, Sony introduced PS Vita TV. It is a six centimeter by ten centimeter device, making it one small piece of PlayStation hardware.KotakuThe A.V. Club
One of the most polished open-sourced games I’ve ever seen, and with your support, it can only get better.
Support 0 A.D., an Open-Source Strategy GameHelp us give you the Real-Time Strategy game you’ve always wanted: “0 A.D. - Empires Ascendant”. | Check out ‘Support 0 A.D., an Open-Source Strategy Game’ on Indiegogo.Indiegogo
2023 Update: While the initial Indiegogo never reached its total goal, 0AD is still in active development almost 10 years later. I love looking back at old links and fi
A great piece about Earthbound and the emotion it conveys, by Giant Bomb’s Patrick Klepek.
This Is the Way the World EndsWith the defeat of Giygas behind us, some surprisingly personal thoughts about one of gaming’s strangest experiences.Giant BombPatrick Klepek
This past summer I started working on another feature for the site, called Blips.
I loved the first parts of Escape From City-17. Out of all the fan made Half-Life inspired films, I always thought this was one of the best produced. I hope it get the funding it needs.
Half-Life: Escape From City-17 Part 3The next installment in the Escape From City-17 series. Based on the Half-Life games. | Check out ‘Half-Life: Escape From City-17 Part 3’ on Indiegogo.Indiegogo
Additionally, Chilton noted that Blizzard was warming to the idea of reconfiguring World of Warcraft as a free-to-play title.
I’ve always wondered how long until WoW went free-to-play. With their recent additions to their online store, and the dwindling population, I expect it’s now only a matter of time before we see a completely free version.
Blizzard on <i>World of Warcraft</i>: We’d be lost without casuals“Audiences always evolve,” says <i>World of Warcraft</i> lead designer Tom Chilto
This might be the greatest game to the Oculus Rift yet.
From the post:
What we know: usernames, email addresses, salted password hashes, and some first and last names were accessed. This means that the password files are unreadable, but players with easily guessable passwords are vulnerable to account theft.
This is the first time since July 4th, 2011 that League of Legends was compromised.
A pretty good roundup of Xbox One posts at Gamescom from Destructoid.
Today’s Xbox One reveals from gamescom 2013Microsoft’s indie plans detailed The first major conference of gamescom 2013 was belonged to Microsoft, and while there was some...DestructoidChris Moyse