It’s (almost) the moment we’ve all been waiting for. As you know, the release for Diablo 3 is just around the corner. With this in mind, Blizzard announced today that they will be opening up their Diablo 3 servers this weekend to anyone with a valid (and free) Battle.net account, so that they might experience the game and run the servers through their paces. The servers will become available at 3:00pm EDT on Friday April 20th – yup, that’s TODAY. Read more
Fanboys and fangirls everywhere have been waiting for this moment for more than decade: the moment when we would finally get a release date for Diablo III. That moment is now, and the release date is May 15, exactly two months from today. If you are anything like us, this means you have exactly two months to get your affairs in order, say goodbye to your loved ones, and finish up any other games you may be in the middle of, because once that date hits, we won’t be doing anything but playing this game non-stop. Full press release after the jump.
Last night, three members of the NNAR team went to see Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. Why, you ask? Because it was preceded by the first six minutes of The Dark Knight Rises! The third (and final) Batman installment will be released in the summer of 2012, a full four years after The Dark Knight, but we just couldn’t wait.
The first six minutes introduces Bane, a powerful masked villain who clearly has few qualms about crushing his enemies into oblivion, and hints at the epic scale of this film. Check out the video of our thoughts after the jump.
Hot on the heels of the news earlier this week that the Diablo 3 closed beta has begun (and that beta keys are being sent out to lucky gamers the world over) comes some bad news. This morning the folks at Blizzard issued a press release letting us know that they will not be making their intended release in 2011, and that the game is now planned to ship in “early 2012.” The press release explains that this is due to some additional time the team has decided they need make the game “Blizzard good.” Get the details after the jump. Read more
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for spring 2012, when HBO is bestowing unto me more of the sweet ambrosia that is A Game of Thrones every Sunday night. There are few stories I am as excited about, so when I saw this video showing how some of the epic scenes from the show looked with and without CGI, it got my blood boiling and ready to jump headfirst back into Westeros. Beware that it contains some spoilers, so if you haven’t seen the whole first season (and I mean down to the final shot), then these aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Check it out.
Obviously, I love video games. I have always loved them, and in my life, I have played countless different games. There are very few games that I have played through more than once, however. The original Deus Ex is one of those games, and while a game that does manage to get another look usually only gets a second playthrough, I have played Deus Ex from start to finish nearly a dozen times. It should be obvious, then, that I am paying close attention to the upcoming third installment in the series. The new trailer has been released at the recent Tokyo Game Show, and you can see it in all of its glory after the break.
NBC Universal Obtains Rights to Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower’ and Plans Combination Feature Film/TV Series Adaptation
Things I like just keep happening in droves these days. Universal and NBC have just inked a deal to make a movie trilogy, a la Lord of the Rings, out of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series.
I’d also like to note that there appears to be a correlation between something being made into a major motion picture and articles I write on NNAR… just saying. Read on for more details about The Dark Tower.