Blizzard has announced that Diablo 3 is on the way!
And from the looks of it, this is going to be one of the most visually rich dungeon runs you’ve ever been on!
One of my buddies mentioned this to me last night on World of Warcraft, but I had not gotten an opportunity to check out the official site until this morning. If you’re a fan of the Diablo series, I’d definitely recommend giving the website a look – Blizzard has released a large collection of screenshots (which I’ve got hosted here as well, in a gallery at the end of the post), as well as some wallpapers, concept art, lore, and a lot more. It’s a great way to kick off what looks to be another triple-A title.
Look at that beast. Just take a moment and look at it. In that gooey pile of nacho goodness rests a quarter bag of tortilla chips, several handfuls of shredded Mexican cheese, three quarters of an avocado, a heap of sour cream, and a whole can of refried beans.
This folks, is a still-sizzling plate of super nachos, whipped up by yours truly.
Believe it or not, I ate the entire thing last night… I guess that’s why I wasn’t hungry for breakfast this morning (or lunch, for that matter).
After a few well-deserved days off, I’m back on the mean streets of California, choking on the smokey air, navigating the dense freeway traffic, and cranking my air conditioning up to 11.
I bet you didn’t even notice I was gone, did you? (Don’t answer that!)
I had a great time though, and I wanted to post a bit about it here before I return to the doldrums of my normal updates… and before I get back into working on my competition entry, which I’ll be showcasing on the blog as soon as I can.
Anyway, my girlfriend had to do some traveling up north for her work, and seeing how we both love it up in Seattle (and we both needed a break from the California heat), we decided to make an extended weekend out of it. Our legs are sore from all the walking around, but we both had a great time, and got to see and do a lot of cool things on the trip.
As stupid and clichéd as it is, let me start this with a few simple definitions:
2. common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.
1. arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement.
2. characterized by or proceeding from mental dullness; foolish; senseless.
Mundane, uninteresting, and stupid. These three words perfectly describe one of the newest internet cesspools, Twitter.
If you took MySpace, and dropped it into a special machine designed to wring out everything but the superficiality, narcissism, and lust for attention, and then you took what was left, put it into some bullets, and then fired them at the internet with an automatic machine gun, you’d have Twitter. And probably a few dead bystanders.
In all my excitement over the Spore Creature Creator and trying to fit my game playing / creating time into the remainder of the day, I nearly forgot that Valve had announced a Team Fortress 2 update, along with the release of a new character vignette!
Meet the Sniper is another brilliant clip introducing the playable character classes from TF2, this time, quite obviously, for the sniper. The short video follows the sniper around his “workplace” as he guns down and machetes enemies, drives his truck, and… talks on the phone with parents (who, by the sniper’s own admittance, don’t like his job).
The camping scene and the ending are also fantastic, but I won’t ruin it for you – watch it for yourself, below.