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  • 14Nov

    Gaming Angels talks Diablo 3 with Wyatt Cheng and Andrew Chambers

    At Blizzcon I had the privilege of speaking with Andrew Chambers and Wyatt Cheng about Diablo III. We had some brief discussions about the beta, Diablo possibly coming to consoles and release dates (SPOILER: “when it’s done”). They gave some promising answers to the console question, and some disappointing answers to the others, but I still had a great time interviewing them! Note: I apologize for the poor quality of the interview video. My good camera was in the shop

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  • 01Nov

    StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm interview Brian Kindregan

    At Blizzcon, I had the chance to do an interview with Brian Kindregan, Lead Writer for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. We discuss the transitioning story from Wings of Liberty to Heart of the Swarm as well as new units, continuing the story in novels, and some of his favorite characters to write banter for. It was a great time interviewing him and I can’t wait for Heart of the Swarm to be released! (soon….)

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  • 28Oct

    Weekly Roundup: BlizzCon 2011 Edition

    It’s the BlizzCon 2011 show! We welcome special guest Steph for talk on all things Blizzard, What They Play’s surprising demise and PlayStation Vita’s “First Edition.” And, as always, we go over what we’ve been playing as well as the usual banter. Download the file here! Please leave us positive feedback on iTunes! You can also leave us a voicemail at (209) 874-6555, and email us at weeklyroundup@gamingangels.com.

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  • 26Oct

    First Look – World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

    Yesterday I had the chance to get hands on with World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria and played a Pandaren Monk. The announcement of the the expansion was not surprising to me, but I was not expecting a new class this expansion as well. The buzz around the convention has been mixed with regards to this expansion, but I have to say that so far I’m not worried at all for what is coming. The thing to remember is that what is on display now gameplay wise can very well change come the final release. This was seen with Wrath as well as Cataclysm. I feel that Blizzard has a good base started for what’s to come. You start off in the starting zone and move through quests that follow a very martial arts feel to them. You have to fight training dummies, apprentices, and then a master before being

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  • 22Oct

    New World of Warcraft Talent Trees Details

    Yes, talent trees will be getting a new revamp coming in the next expansion that players are already calling MoP. The changes were made in order to help make it easier when building your class and enabling players to make more hybrid builds again. You will be able to choose your primary focus for your spec (for example: Arcane for a mage) and then every few levels you will be able to choose a new talent in any of the specs that you feel would be best for you. Now this was definitely some information overload, but thanks to our partners over at GKick, they put together a detailed list with screencaps of each of the new trees. You can read up in detail over here on Gkick.net! Gkick.net is part of the Gaming Angels network and have been helping with our coverage of Blizzcon 2011.

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  • 22Oct

    World of Warcraft Preview Panel

    So much information came out yesterday for WoW fans, the biggest being the news of the next expansion World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. Thanks to our friends over at Gkick.net we have a fantastic breakdown of all of the features that will appear in the next expansion. You can check out the full list of features here! I did have a chance to play as a Pandarian Monk yesterday, and overall I did enjoy the experience. My full write up will be up on Gaming Angels soon! Gkick.net is part of the Gaming Angels network and have been helping with our coverage of Blizzcon 2011.

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  • 21Oct

    Limited Edition and New Trailer for Diablo III debuts

    This morning we had a couple of Diablo III updates, unfortunately no date besides “when it’s ready.” But we did get some details regarding the Limited Edition that will be released. Like the Limited Editions for Cataclysm as well as StarCraft, Diablo III will have one heck of a nice package. There will be in-game items for SC2 and WoW, a behind the scenes disk, Diablo 2 on a USB that is stored in a replica of Diablo’s skull and plenty of other things. The other tidbit we got was an awesome new trailer for Diablo III. Blizzard’s cinematics department knocked it out of the park again on this and it was fantasitc. Now there was no new information regarding gameplay, and Blizzard is keeping it on strict lockdown since they’re trying to keep any spoilers away from the public. It honestly makes it more maddening, but it means I’ll

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  • 21Oct

    More info on StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm released

    Today at Blizzcon there has been more news and information regarding the next expansion Heart of the Swarm. Now, sadly this information doesn’t include a release date, but there is still some exciting stuff. Heart of the Swarm will be picking up where Wings of Liberty left off. As expected, you will play as Kerrigan, and similarly from Wings of Liberty, as you progress through the game Kerrigan will grow in strength and earn new abilities, and players will choose which powers to enhance and use from mission to mission. The game will have 20 new campaign missions, new gameplay mechanics and even some new multiplayer units! In-game and pre-rendered cinematics will make a return this time as well. There will also be some new Battle.net features which will help with custom-game searching as well as new tools for map authors. There are new things to play here at Blizzcon

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  • 21Oct

    More info on Blizzard DOTA released

    Today we got a video preview as well as more information regarding Blizzard DOTA, which was introduced last year at Blizzcon ’10. Thankfully, I was given a handy FAQ about Blizzard DOTA which you can read about in full below: Q: What is Blizzard DOTA™? A: Blizzard DOTA™ is a new official custom game for StarCraft® II, inspired by the Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) custom map for Warcraft® III. Much like other DOTA-style games, Blizzard DOTA is a team-based competitive game in which each player controls a powerful hero with unique abilities, and works with his or her team to invade and destroy the enemy team’s base. We’re taking a fun approach to Blizzard DOTA and hope that players enjoy battling each other with heroes from across the various Blizzard universes. Over the course of a match, waves of computer-controlled creatures for each team advance automatically across the map

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  • 21Oct

    Want ‘Diablo III’ for free? Commit to a year of ‘World of Warcraft’

    Blizzard’s new World of Warcraft “Annual Pass” comes with a neat addition. Nay, an awesome one. When you sign up for the 12-month Annual Pass plan (and you can do that right here), you not only get a free copy of Diablo III, but you also get an awesome mount based on Diablo III‘s Tyrael’s Charger as well as guaranteed access to the beta of Mists of Pandaria, the fifth expansion of World of Warcraft. The mount features some pretty awesome wings, right? And I can’t even pretend that it’s the big deal anymore. The free copy of Diablo III is. And it’s apparently a limited-time deal, probably only because the new game is launching early next year. We still don’t have timing for Diablo III‘s release, or even that of the Pandaria beta, but…it’s Blizzard Time. “Soon” is sufficient, right? The Annual Pass can either be billed at $14.99

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