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The Secret World Beta Impressions

June 29, 2012


The final beta weekend has passed for Funcom’s soon to be launched mmo, The Secret World, and as usual with mmo betas – I was there! The game kicks off with a series of cut-scenes to provide a bit of backstory. Your character is mute, so much of this consists of watching your character do […]

Diablo 3 Co-Op

June 25, 2012


I think Diablo 3 co-op is broken, quite badly broken. Diablo 3, as everyone knows by now, is a pretty easy game in Normal mode. I romped through with my first character (a Demon Hunter), and then romped through it again with other characters, soon discovering that most of them had an even easier time […]

Guild Wars 2 Beta Impressions

May 1, 2012


Lsst weekend was the first large-scale beta event for Guild Wars 2, and as usual with my favourite game genre, I was there. Three races (Charr, Human and Norn) and all eight character classes were available to play.  The vast majority of my time was spent taking a human ranger through the opening story quest, […]

Diablo 3 Open Beta Impressions

April 24, 2012


The first (perhaps only) Diablo 3 Open Beta has now drawn to a close.  The beta appeared to go relatively well.  At times logging in was difficult as servers were going up and down, and the total concurrency was being scaled, all part of the test.  But what about the game? I started with the […]

Mass Effect Matters

March 21, 2012


Firstly, there are no Mass Effect spoilers here, you’re safe.  Secondly I love Mass Effect 3.  It is an absolutely triumphant return. The main thrust of ME3 is of course the conclusion of the story that was at the centre of the first two games, with protagonist Commander Sheperd returning along with surviving crew-mates to wage war […]

Diablo 15 Year Anniversary

January 6, 2012


Has it really been that long?  Blizzard have posted up an anniversary page for their epic hack and slash rpg Diablo.  Of particular note is the retrospective video which covers the full Diablo story arc, along with plenty of interesting insights in to the history of developing the series. For me Diablo is a pivotal […]

The Old Republic is here

December 21, 2011


The Old Republic, Bioware’s first foray in to the MMO market is now live.  I’d really love to share the launch documentary but I’m struggling to embed it, so go here and enjoy eight minutes of Lucasarts and Bioware folk talking about the making of their epic MMO. I’ve been playing The Old Republic (TOR) […]