Events – In-house Coverage


November 18, 2011

Torchlight 2 Hands-On Report

While at Runic Games, and in the days since then, I’ve had dozens of people ask me what I thought of Torchlight 2. To my chagrin, I still don’t have a good answer. I enjoyed playing it, and I was impressed by the quality and the numerous, evident improvements over TL1. But that seems such a cop out; “It’s like TL1, but much better in every way.” Surely I can do better than that?

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November 16, 2011

Runic Games Visit and Torchlight 2

As I mentioned last week, I attended a small media event at Runic Games’ Seattle offices this week. The devs have asked that attendees not post any specifics until Friday morning, but I can say that it was a great visit, that everyone at Runic was awesomely friendly and welcoming, and that TL2 is a blast to play. Thus far I’m having trouble quantifying it, since I just want to say things like, “It’s like Torchlight 1, but so much bigger, better, faster, more complex, better looking, etc…”

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April 15, 2011

Live Diablo III Chat, Friday Afternoon

Since it went pretty well last Friday, we’re running another live chat tomorrow. The plan is to run one every Friday afternoon from now on, plus other chats when some big news breaks, or during important live events. The chat will run at the same time, 2pm California time, which is 5pm US East Coast, 10pm UK, and 7am Saturday morning in Sydney. Sorry, Oz. (Worldwide time info.)

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December 24, 2010

Hands-On from Blizzcon: Mega PvM Report: Demon Hunter

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At long last, our massive Blizzcon article series wraps up with the mega-sized Demon Hunter PvM report. This one covers D3 Archer expectations, Blizzcon demo class strength ratings, runestones, the DH vs. the D2 Bowazon, but it mostly focuses on the DH’s play style, and her skills. Oh does it focus on her skills.

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December 17, 2010

Hands-On Preview: Quests and Dungeons

Taking a break from the character reports, with only the Demon Hunter to go, here’s an absurdly-lengthy discussion of the Levels and Quests that made up the PvM demo at this year’s Blizzcon.  This one covers the lighting, atmosphere, mood, theme, and layout of the dungeons, and goes into great detail about the minimalistic quests presented therein. It’s copiously illustrated with interesting tidbits from screenshots and the huge gameplay movie, and should teach you a thing or two that you didn’t already know about Diablo III.

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December 8, 2010

Hands-On from Blizzcon: Mega PvM Report: Witch Doctor

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Here’s the fourth of my five jumbo-sized PvM class reports from Blizzcon. This one covers the Witch Doctor , leaving the Demon Hunter for last. This article examines why the D2 Necromancer never quite satisfied me, explains why the D3 Witch Doctor should, digresses about Harry Potter, details the Witch Doctor’s skills available in the demo, drools over the vast improvements offered them by skill runes, and speculates about various long term Witch Doctor issues and skill varieties.

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December 4, 2010

Hands-On from Blizzcon: Mega PvM Report: Barbarian

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As night follows day and lethargy follows a big turkey dinner, here’s my Blizzcon 2010 Barbarian PvM report. As did the Wizard and Monk reports, this one covers extensively the Barbarian’s play style, his equipment and tactics, the skills I tried out, and lots of those miscellaneous little details that you know and love. Well, I guess you don’t know them or this would be your report, and not mine.

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