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Watch Blizzard's fake unveiling of three new games from BlizzCon

Blizzard surprised attendees of its BlizzCon 2010 closing ceremonies with the (totally fake) announcement of a trio of new projects -- which, considering the fullness of the developer's dance card, was a pretty solid hint that all present parties were about to be viciously punk'd. If that didn't do...

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Blizzard willing to work with Bungie on MMO development

During a GDC Online panel about Halo narrative, Bungie creative director Joe Staten alluded to a hypothetical MMO from the developer when he said, "Wouldn't it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you? Wow. That would be great." In a BlizzCon interview with Edge Online,...

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BlizzCon 2010: Diablo 3 Q&A panel highlights

On the second day of the BlizzCon, a handful of members of the Diablo 3 development team, lead by game director Jay Wilson, sat down to answer questions from BlizzCon attendees. There were a lot of questions asked, and a few nuggets of useful and intriguing information gleaned. Let's take a look at...

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StarCraft 2 mods preview: ParodyCraft

Blizzard announced that it will be continuing to support StarCraft 2 and its community with the release of four developer-created mod maps. All four of the maps were on display at BlizzCon 2010, and all but one are parodies of existing gameplay concepts. In creating these mods, StarCraft 2's...

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Diablo 3 preview: Blood, guts and loot

Playing Diablo 3 is like being a little kid again with a pile of birthday presents laid out before you. You race to get to the next monster, environment and level-up, tearing and ripping and cutting everything open in a mad dash, hellbent on one thing: the precious gold and XP inside. The previous...

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BlizzCon 2010: Starcraft 2: Secrets of the Masters panel

Yesterday afternoon at BlizzCon, Blizzard's own Starcraft 2 masters Dustin Browder, Greg Canessa, David Kim and Matt Cooper gathered to host the Secrets of the Masters panel. Seasoned Starcraft veterans won't glean much from the information they had to offer, but that's okay -- Dustin Browder...

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BlizzCon 2010: Diablo 3 panel covers Artisans, armor models and atmosphere

The Diablo 3 crafting sanctuary panel, much as the name suggests, did introduce a look at the new Diablo 3 item crafting system. However, it also covered quite a few interesting inside looks at the philosophy and process of the upcoming Blizzard game. As game director Jay Wilson puts it,...

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BlizzCon 2010: Diablo 3: A Hero Emerges

At the tail end of yesterday's opening ceremonies at BlizzCon 2010, Blizzard Entertainment's Chris Metzen announced the fifth and final Diablo 3 class: the Demon Hunter. Immediately after the opening ceremonies, Diablo 3's lead designer Jay Wilson lead a panel largely centered on the new class, but...

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Demons get hunted in new Diablo 3 trailer

Let's dispense with formality, shall we? You want to watch the Demon Hunter trailer for Diablo 3, and we want to help facilitate that desire. So here it is. Watch it. If you feel like it, watch it again. We won't mind. Just don't watch it with any demons in the room. It could get ... uncomfortable....

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Diablo 3 features PvP battle arenas

Blizzard is building specialized environments into Diablo 3 just for the beating-to-death of your friends. During its BlizzCon keynote, the publisher revealed player-vs.-player battle arenas, which will be placed throughout Sanctuary. Unlike a lot of the content in Diablo 3, this won't be randomly...

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