Larik points us to a new video feature on Gamespot, which spends six minutes covering the history of the Diablo series. I haven’t watched it yet since my hotel wifi is snailband, but it sounds interesting. Hit the comments if you learn anything new or find mistakes or other things to object to.
Thanks to Risingred for finding a video showing off the followers in Diablo 3. The guy who posted it on YouTube says he got it from the official Korean D3 site, though it’s not showing there anymore. Apparently this is another case of that site posting official news slightly before the US site was ready. Calculating times zones is indeed tricky.
Mr_Bartuc points us to a high quality shaky-cam video that collects the best action/animation events from the Blizzcon 2010 Crafting Sanctuary panel. That entire panel can be watched via YouTube from the wiki article, but this video is just the best action bits, and with the video camera zoomed in on the display screens beside the stage at Blizzcon. It’s far from HD, but it offers a much larger/better view of the action than we got from the Direct TV feed.
Blizzard has posted a new Blizzcast, their first in video form. This is the first Blizzcast since last November, and sadly for our needs, it’s entirely about WoW. WoW lore, no less! At least the start was; I zoned out pretty quickly.
Machinima.com posts informative documentary style videos about lots of major gaming issues, and they’re current running a series of movies that cover the early years of Blizzard Entertainment. These are a more comprehensive (though only slightly less relentless in their flattery) than the 20th anniversary movie Blizzard posted themselves, and in part two Machinima covers the start of the company, with info on the making of their console games, and then their expansion into and success via Warcraft, Warcraft II, and Diablo.
The G-Star convention went off last November, giving Korean fans a chance to play the Blizzcon 2010 demo. Those of us who did not attend were also winners, since we saw great interface photos and a gameplay movie with video quality as good as the gameplay was bad.
Today brings another new video with some great skill visuals. Just like yesterday’s offering, this one is a tight closeup of the video screen, showing the skill runes coverage from the Gameplay Panel at Blizzcon 2010. It’s pixely and the sound isn’t very good, but the visuals are far clearer than they were via the tiny view from the Direct TV feed. (This section starts about 13 minutes into part 3 of the panel.)
Our friend KLS over at Diablo3.net.ua, a Russian-language Diablo 3 site, pointed us to a newly-posted video from last year’s Blizzcon. It’s a zoomed in closeup of the monitor during the Blizzcon 2010 Gamplay Panel, during the Arena discussion.
A fan named Steyaertr has revived the Art Controversy by taking a bunch of clips from the 2008 Wizard’s, 2009 Monk’s, and 2010 Demon Hunter’s gameplay videos and run them through some filters to give them that dark, gothic, oversaturated, hard-to-see art style that first appeared in a bunch of fan-made shots shortly after Diablo III’s release.
A few days ago, we posted a 17-minute Arena video recorded by a fan from Blizzcon. The author of it, Redalb, has now uploaded another long, ninja-recorded video of his PvP play from last year’s Blizzcon, and it’s much better than the first one. The camera isn’t aimed dead on the at the screen in this one, and late in the movie it drops down lower as the wearer (he had a camera hidden in his shirt) gets intent on the action and leans forward, but that’s not all bad because… you can see the interface bar! Thus we can see the Wizard’s health bulb, his skills and their cooldown time display, and the buff and debuff icons. I hadn’t previously noticed that the Diamond Skin icon that popped up when I was buffed with it had the same second hand racing around to show how much longer it would last.