3 Blizzard's Announcements: The Molten Core for Game Consoles, A New Hero Class (Bard), and a Pinata!Submitted by ant on Tue, 04/01/2008 - 9:56am. Addon/Modification | Apple Games | Funny Jokes/Stories | Funny Pictures | Funny Videos/Animations | Non-Apple Computer Games | Online Games | Personal | Reading Materials | Shopping | Sight Seeings | Videogame Console | WoW
Today, Blizzard has three announcements related to their popular online games:
- World of Warcraft (WoW): The Molten Core has been announced for game consoles. It is a spinoff of the 40-person raid dungeon from its award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)...
- Bard Hero Class for Wrath of the Lich King expansion. Cool skills!
- Pinata for old Diablo 2 Expansion (Lord of Destruction) game.
The Ant Room shares a Flash cartoon strip what if there was a role playing game based on ants.
Game Informer says that trying to keep up with the newest game titles sometimes makes gaming feel more like a full-time job than a hobby and asks: "In a market full to the point of supersaturation with endless gameplay options, why do we still replay games? It certainly is not for lack of titles, genres or outlets for gaming. Even with a healthy portion of newly released games on my plate... even I sometimes succumb to the call of games from my past..."
World of Warcraft Unofficial Site mentions MMOvie. It is an independent film team's professional high definition/HD machinima film that has spoofs of various movies. You can see its two minutes 22 seconds non-HD trailer.
Currently, the first installation (ten minutes and 36 seconds) is online and is pretty funny.
Blue's News and Joystiq mention a Brightcove video showing Spy Hunter (playable online) game converted to real life in a Pontiac television/TV commercial/spot/advertisement. It is largely inspired by the popular action/driving game from the early 1980s. In the Pontiac spot, the mission is the same, with the G8 starring as the hero car.
Next Generation talks about how videogames and computer games are invading the big screen, again, including a comprehensive run-down of all the major titles making their way to Tinseltown (Hollywood).
Gamasutra takes a look at the seminal Atari Video Computer System (VCS), also known as the Atari 2600, the undisputed star of the early console rush -- at least until the Great Crash of 1984. It became a fundamental part of Eighties culture and remains one of the most revered 8-bit gaming platforms ever designed...
Earth Defense is a Flash game that combines old arcade classic games
MSN UK has an article titled "Whatever happened to the joystick" that looks at the "downfall" of the joystick:
"Sometimes technology disappears completely, but often it just fades into the background – still existing, still being used and sold and, occasionally, desired, but probably looking wistfully back on past glories.