Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

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Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

This has been an odd year for Diablo as a franchise, something developer Blizzard would surely agree with. Still, the release of Diablo III on Switch has made a lot of fans happy and those fans can participate in Diablo III's anniversary event with the return of the Darkening of Tristram. 

Both Diablo veterans and newcomers can take part once again. Darkening of Tristram is a time-limited event that started in 2017 and has been on all other versions of Diablo III. The anniversary event brings forward a dungeon to Diablo III and takes players through the first 16 levels of the original Diablo, recreating monsters and treasures from the 1996 original.

Of course, being in a loot-driven game, the Darkening of Tristram brings loot with it that can only be found during the event. Blizzard warns that you'll have to do a lot of poking around before you find what you're looking for, however.

Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

about X hours ago from
Diablo III's Darkening Of Tristram Anniversary Event Now Live

This has been an odd year for Diablo as a franchise, something developer Blizzard would surely agree with. Still, the release of Diablo III on Switch has made a lot of fans happy and those fans can participate in Diablo III's anniversary event with the return of the Darkening of Tristram. 

Both Diablo veterans and newcomers can take part once again. Darkening of Tristram is a time-limited event that started in 2017 and has been on all other versions of Diablo III. The anniversary event brings forward a dungeon to Diablo III and takes players through the first 16 levels of the original Diablo, recreating monsters and treasures from the 1996 original.

Of course, being in a loot-driven game, the Darkening of Tristram brings loot with it that can only be found during the event. Blizzard warns that you'll have to do a lot of poking around before you find what you're looking for, however.

A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

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A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios surprised gamers yesterday with the announcement that it was working on the Mad Box console which it hopes to release in three years.

Today Bell tweeted out a few pictures of iterations of the system (there's a handle in the middle of the "M"), with intentionally blurred internals because Bell says discussions with partners are ongoing. Bell added that multiple Mad Box systems can talk to each other wirelessly, but he didn't elaborate on that.

Bell spoke to Variety and said the system has 4K visuals, should support most VR headsets, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC two years from now."

A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

about X hours ago from
A First Look At Slightly Mad Studio's Mad Box System

Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios surprised gamers yesterday with the announcement that it was working on the Mad Box console which it hopes to release in three years.

Today Bell tweeted out a few pictures of iterations of the system (there's a handle in the middle of the "M"), with intentionally blurred internals because Bell says discussions with partners are ongoing. Bell added that multiple Mad Box systems can talk to each other wirelessly, but he didn't elaborate on that.

Bell spoke to Variety and said the system has 4K visuals, should support most VR headsets, and be as powerful as a "very fast PC two years from now."

Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw Back At The Company

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Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw Back At The Company

Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw, who worked on titles such as Portal, Half-Life 2, and Left For Dead, exited in 2017, but it looks like he's still been involved with the company.

Reddit user Trenchman saw Wolpaw's name in the credits for the recent card title Artifact, which the user claims was confirmed by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. Nevertheless, Polygon got in touch with Wolpaw who confirmed his work with Valve.

Wolpaw says he's "not currently a full-time employee," but is a contractor working with writers Jay Pinkerton, Steve Jaros, and Sean Vanaman "whenever they need it."

Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw Back At The Company

about X hours ago from
Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw Back At The Company

Valve Writer Erik Wolpaw, who worked on titles such as Portal, Half-Life 2, and Left For Dead, exited in 2017, but it looks like he's still been involved with the company.

Reddit user Trenchman saw Wolpaw's name in the credits for the recent card title Artifact, which the user claims was confirmed by Valve co-founder Gabe Newell. Nevertheless, Polygon got in touch with Wolpaw who confirmed his work with Valve.

Wolpaw says he's "not currently a full-time employee," but is a contractor working with writers Jay Pinkerton, Steve Jaros, and Sean Vanaman "whenever they need it."

Hitman: Blood Money And Hitman: Absolution Are Getting Enhanced Releases

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Hitman: Blood Money And Hitman: Absolution Are Getting Enhanced Releases

Hot off the bloody heels of Hitman 2's release, IO Interactive revealed today that both Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a single package. The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection releases on January 11 digitally.

☑️ 4K ☑️ 60 FPS ☑️ Improved Lighting ☑️ Updated Controls ☑️ Blood Money + Absolution HITMAN HD Enhanced Collection January 11th, 2019. pic.twitter.com/ymTrjAeB1Z

This version of the game contains a large number of enhancements, including improved lighting, updated controls, and 60 FPS.

Hitman: Blood Money And Hitman: Absolution Are Getting Enhanced Releases

about X hours ago from
Hitman: Blood Money And Hitman: Absolution Are Getting Enhanced Releases

Hot off the bloody heels of Hitman 2's release, IO Interactive revealed today that both Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution are coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as a single package. The Hitman HD Enhanced Collection releases on January 11 digitally.

☑️ 4K ☑️ 60 FPS ☑️ Improved Lighting ☑️ Updated Controls ☑️ Blood Money + Absolution HITMAN HD Enhanced Collection January 11th, 2019. pic.twitter.com/ymTrjAeB1Z

This version of the game contains a large number of enhancements, including improved lighting, updated controls, and 60 FPS.

Overwatch Pro Ellie Steps Down From Team Amidst Harassment And Doxxing Threats

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Overwatch Pro Ellie Steps Down From Team Amidst Harassment And Doxxing Threats

There's a lot of drama in professional Overwatch, but harassment and potential threats of doxxing causing one player to have to step down from her team is not the drama anyone expected. Ellie, a player for Overwatch's minor league, Overwatch Contenders, has quit the team Second Wind after weeks of harassment accusing her of not being who she says she is.

Ellie signed onto Second Wind slightly before Christmas on December 21, a move which otherwise would have made very few waves in the Overwatch community. The announcement tweet from Second Wind simply congratulates her by including her Twitter handle and leaves it at that. A few days later, Ellie tweets some screenshots from her own account that had presumably been passed to her showing a coordinated effort in a Discord room to doxx her, which is finding personal information like addresses, phone numbers, real names, etc. about someone.

"It’s doxxing time," the chat message says in the screenshot. "Not for malicious intent, just to figure s--- out." It was from a high-ranked, though banned, player named Haunt.