Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Mar 6, 2019

The industry has been desperately trying to convince consumers that they want exclusively online experiences for years. Despite EA’s much-publicised assertion that players don’t want single-player games anymore, this isn’t a new idea that publishers have been trying to force into ‘self fulfilling prophecy’ status. It’s not...

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – review

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – review

Apr 3, 2014

Format: PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Players: 1-4 Online Site: http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/ When Diablo 3 originally launched in 2012, it was met with a backlash rarely seen directed at such a beloved developer. The fans were justified, though; mechanics that directly hindered the most fundamental...

Diablo 3: review

Diablo 3: review

May 30, 2012

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Players: 1-4 Site: http://www.diablo3.com It’s been over ten years since the last Diablo game and those, like us, of a certain age will fondly remember our time spent with it as an RPG focused on MMO style goals of finding bigger...

Starcraft II: The Wings of Liberty Review

Starcraft II: The Wings of Liberty Review

Aug 16, 2010

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment Developer: Blizzard Entertainment Players: 1-8 Site: http://us.battle.net/sc2 Twelve years ago Blizzard Entertainment crafted a little crack rock known as Starcraft, an RTS strategy game that’s been lauded as one of the most tightly balanced titles to date....

Starcraft II: beta impressions

It’s been over a decade since Blizzard released Starcraft, which has since been championed as one of the best—if not the best—Real-Time-Strategy Games of all time. Starcraft II is now just months away from its 2010 release, and Blizzard (wanting to make sure that their game is as close to perfect as possible) is pumping out an increasing number of Beta...