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The one thing I wish game companies would stop doing at E3

It’s that time of year again–that time when the whole of my productivity grinds to a halt as I sit glued to my computer for days watching the livestreams of all of the major game companies’ E3 press conferences. Every year, my friends and I, as well as the internet as a whole, pick the winners and losers of the conference, get into a fangirl/fanboy froth over announcements about our favorite franchises, and stand either amazed or underwhelmed (or maybe a little of both) at announcements of new IP, new features, and resurrected titles. But there’s one thing I wish...

Diablo 3 beta slated for Q3 2011, release in Q4

Several sources are reporting that Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaim announced on Blizzard-Activision’s quarterly financial conference call that the external beta for Diablo 3 will open in Q3 of this year. That’s calendar quarter, not fiscal quarter, by the way, meaning that the external beta could begin as early as July 1 (but as late as September 30). Internal “friends and family” beta testing has also reportedly already begun. Morhaim also announced that they’re targeting the launch for Q4 of this year (between October 1 and December 31), but Blizzard is currently not making any promises about that. If you’ve been...

Live from GT Gamefest!

So I’m spending my evening at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building at the semesterly (?) GT Gamefest. In other words, I’m spending my Saturday night at a LAN party. I don’t actually plan on playing any games; it’s just as fun to hang out with the admins, eat the free food, drink the free caffeine, and watch other people play while checking out some pretty badass gaming rigs. It also continues to blow my mind that it’s possible to do serious gaming on laptops these days. It’s really surprising how many people brought laptops to game on. Speaking of laptops,...

Holding out for Diablo III

Diablo II is probably my all-time favorite PC game. I, not unlike many others, have been holding out for a sequel to tie up some loose ends and give us some new adventures. Diablo III has been rumored many times, and supposedly, it was even under development at some point: