Diablo III: Real Currency Auction House, &...

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Monday Aug 1, 2011.
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     Information on the Diablo III auction house has been released and boy does it look awesome. With the auction house Blizzard intends to link all players together over and allow them to trade, buy, and sell loot to players in their region. Blizzard wants the market to be regulated by the players, so at first prices may be in accurate and high but over time it should level, much like in auction house of World of Warcraft.


     The will still be a gold based auction house to choose from but no real currency will be used in it, it is comparable to the WoW action house's buying and selling method of in-game currency. With the real money auction house you will be able to use the money as credit toward buying blizzard products or you may send you money through a third party and get it converted into real money for you bank account, however with this option a nominal fixed transaction fee will be deducted from the seller for each item listed in the auction house. Specific details for the fee will be announced in the future. In order to keep the market fair and fun there will be guidelines set to keep players from spamming worthless items no one would want and the will also be a strong lack of "soulbound" items, which prevent the trade and sell of items. Some items from quests and special situations will be soulbound to the player, but in most cases a player can buy, wear, then resell these items.


     Coming from someone who's favorite feature of WoW was the auction house, this addition to Diablo III sounds like a great idea and who knows, maybe Diablo III will end up paying for itself.


Christian "G+" Spring


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Minecraft Update: New Mob *May Contain...

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Friday Jul 29, 2011.
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Notch announce a new mob on his Minecraft blog today but I will warn you now it may be more fun to experience this mob first hand before you read about it, so before you continue on think about it for a moment.

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Halo Anniversary Details

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Monday Jul 25, 2011.
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     The concept of Halo Anniversary is really excited for classic halo fans like me, allowing us to get that experience and feeling that we got from playing Halo Combat Evolved. With 343 Industries adopting Halo from Bungie, I am a little worried that Halo will not feel the same as it does from Bungie, but at least I know that even though 343 is working on Anniversary it will still be the same as classic Bungie Halo CE.

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Minecraft: How Could It’s Rendering...

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Tuesday Jul 19, 2011.
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Notch just let out an interesting bit of information regarding raising the height that blocks are generated to. Also in a post showing this higher land generation a small new piece of UI was shown at the bottom of the picture.



In the UI there is a new bar that resembles an experience bar and a bar showing drum sticks (perhaps a leveling system and easier healing system?). Anyway aside from the little hint at 1.8 Adventure Update below is a copy of Notch's post on his blog.



-Christian "Like A Twinkie" Spring




Word of Notch


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Guild Wars 2: You Don’t Need A Monthly...

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Friday Jul 15, 2011.
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     The production of Guild Wars 2 is underway and with each update on its progress it looks spectacular and exciting to everyone, RPG fans and MMO fans alike. Guild Wars is known for changing the way MMO's were played and now Guild wars 2 promises to destroy the foundation of the old game and completely change it with all sorts of beautiful and wonderful elements.


     The story of Guild Wars 2 takes place 250 years after the first one, ancient dragons are terrorizing all races and wreaking havoc on the world. The story creates this core theme of all these nations and races working together to prevent a massive catastrophe and in this bring races that were once enemies together.  Read More…


EA and Activision’s Rivalry Hits Choppy...

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Tuesday Jul 12, 2011.
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      The URL of was directing web users to EA's official site for the game Battlefield 3.  Many took this as a cut throat approach made by EA to bring viewers seeking Call of Duty to their Battlefield site, this however is not the case.


      The website Net Media Now discovered that was set up as a beta sing up scheme. When a Publisher is making a game they usually take as many variations of the title of domain as they can, its interesting to see that one as simple as was not secured. Despite the strong competition between EA and Activision it is highly unlikely that EA would actually pull a stunt like this. I like to think of the conflict between the two publishers aggressive but with fair play in mind.




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Media Molecule Trying Something New

Posted by Christian "Wolfkill-Shepard" Spring on Friday Jul 1, 2011.
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Media Molecule, the developers well known for creating their Little Big Planet series, has announced that they are stepping away from Little Big Planet to try something new. “We’re stepping away from Little Big Planet to focus on some new ideas.” -Siobhan Reddy It is unknown whether or not this is the end of Little Big Planet or just a break from the series. As far as whats coming its place, its still unannounced.


On gDNA, Little Big Planet has 5,083 players and is #65. [IGN PS3 via Media Molecule]

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