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Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected alpha impressions: Back to Hell we go

Diablo II Resurrected's first technical alpha wrapped up earlier this week, giving us a brief glimpse at the game Diablo fans have been requesting for years. This is the first of at least two Diablo II Resurrected tests Blizzard plans to hold, and this one was fairly limited in scope - not only did we just have the weekend to check out the game, but we were limited to three of the game's seven classes and just two of its Acts.

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Diablo II Resurrected live on Twitch and YouTube starting Thursday

Diablo II Resurrected live on Twitch and YouTube starting Thursday

Blizzard announced that this weekend Diablo II: Resurrected will be available to play in a limited Technical Alpha experience. This means you won't likely get to keep what you find, and your characters might never see the light of day after said Alpha is complete. BUT you'll get to play... if you're lucky enough to be invited to play. If not, there's always YouTube and Twitch for watching streamers who have said opportunity.

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Diablo II Resurrected technical alpha kicks off this week: How to opt-in

Diablo II Resurrected technical alpha kicks off this week: How to opt-in

With Diablo IV still a ways off, there are a lot of Blizzard fans out there who are looking forward to the release of Diablo II: Resurrected. The game is coming at some point later this year, but in the lead up to launch, Blizzard has indicated that it'll be hosting multiple tests. The first test - a technical alpha - is kicking off later this week, and it'll give fans an early look at the game.

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Diablo II: Resurrected will support your ancient original game saves

Diablo II: Resurrected will support your ancient original game saves

Blizzard has just dropped a somewhat surprising detail about its recently announced Diablo II: Resurrected remastered game: you'll be able to import your decades' old game saves from the original title, allowing you to pick up where you left off. The original Diablo II game was released in June 2000 and now has the honor of being a cult classic.

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Diablo 2: Resurrected PC requirements shouldn’t shock you (yet)

Diablo 2: Resurrected PC requirements shouldn’t shock you (yet)

PC requirements for the game Diablo 2: Resurrected are not particularly monstrous. If you run Diablo 2 on your computer right now, chances are you'll be able to run Diablo 2: Resurrected with little change or upgrade. This is, of course, for the most basic and low-resolution version of the game, but still - it's none too wild!

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Diablo 2 Resurrected gets some good news for fans of the original

Diablo 2 Resurrected gets some good news for fans of the original

At BlizzConline over the weekend, Blizzard revealed the long-awaited Diablo 2 remake, which will be known as Diablo 2 Resurrected. Obviously, the reveal of Diablo 2 Resurrected sparked a lot of questions among fans, especially after the disaster that was Warcraft 3 Reforged. Blizzard - or more specifically Vicarious Visions, the Blizzard subsidiary working on Diablo 2 Resurrected - has answered some of those burning questions, especially a very important one about whether or not Diablo 2 Resurrected will overwrite original Diablo 2 installs.

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Diablo II remastered with 4K support is heading to consoles and PC

Diablo II remastered with 4K support is heading to consoles and PC

Blizzard has announced a remastered version of Diablo II for gaming consoles and PC. The updated version is called Diablo II: Resurrected, and it'll offer gameplay at up to 4K with remastered graphics and cross-platform progression alongside the classic gameplay. Blizzard is currently in the technical alpha phase.

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Are Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Are Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 launching in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

If you were holding out hope for either Diablo 4 or Overwatch 2 releasing in 2021, then we unfortunately have some sour news for you. It looks like neither game is going to make it out the gate this year, with Activision-Blizzard reporting in a recent call with investors the launches of Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 aren't being included in its outlook for 2021.

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BlizzCon 2021 “Celebration Collection” bundles revealed

BlizzCon 2021 “Celebration Collection” bundles revealed

This week the folks at Blizzard responsible for pumping up their next major games conference revealed a set of "packs" before the show. These packs include goodies for games of all sorts, including Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and StarCraft II. Also in the mix for goods were Diablo III, and World of Warcraft. The packs were made available this week for approximately $20, $40, and $60 USD, depending on which level you were looking for.

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Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

Vicarious Visions move to Blizzard means remastered Diablo, Starcraft, Warcraft

The folks at Vicarious Visions will soon need to switch up their digital business cards. Back in the year 2005, the developer brand and its developers were acquired by the folks at Activision. In the year 2008, Acivision merged with Blizzard, forming Acivision Blizzard. So why should you or I or anyone spend even a moment thinking about how the Activision-owned developer group Vicarious Visions was merged into Blizzard?

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It looks like another Diablo 4 class is being revealed at BlizzConline

It looks like another Diablo 4 class is being revealed at BlizzConline

Believe it or not, Diablo 4 was revealed just over a year ago, even though BlizzCon 2019 feels like it's many years in the past after the nightmare that 2020 has been. Throughout the past year, development on the highly anticipated action RPG has been chugging along nicely, with Blizzard publishing quarterly state-of-development blog posts to show us how work is progressing. The final update of the year has just dropped, and it's teasing a big announcement for BlizzConline, which is happening in February.

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Is your favorite online game as fragile as Fortnite?

Is your favorite online game as fragile as Fortnite?

In the past couple of weeks, we've experienced the unraveling of a delicately-spun web of support that's required to keep the game Fortnite afloat. In the time since Apple and Epic Games started having a bit of a war about in-game purchases, it's become abundantly clear that the power does not rest with the people, but with the companies: the companies that make the game, and the companies that create the hardware on which the game is played.

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