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....

Blizzard forums to require real names

Blizzard forums to require real names

Jul 7, 2010

WoW, Starcraft and Diablo developer (don’t forget The Lost Vikings either!) Blizzard is causing a stir by announcing that their official forums will soon require posters to use their real names when contributing. The idea behind this move is on the surface a noble one, by cutting out the anonymity of forum posting, they hope to create a more mature and...