Blizzard Is Bringing Diablo III To Switch This Fall

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Blizzard Is Bringing Diablo III To Switch This Fall

In what is clearly the best-kept secret of all time, Blizzard has revealed that Diablo III, the 2012 loot-and-dungeon action game first released on PC, is coming to Nintendo Switch later this year. It marks the first time Blizzard has worked with Nintendo since the Nintendo 64 version of Starcraft almost 18 years ago.

The Nintendo Switch version of Diablo III contains all the content made for the game so far, like the Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansions, on one cart. The main game and the expansions are available from the moment you launch the title, giving you access to the entire suite of Diablo III content immediately.

There's also some Nintendo-specific content in the game for Switch fans hoping to check out the game for the first time or returning players looking for a hint of Nintendo-themed trim around the edges. You can learn more about that content here.

Update: Disney Refuses To Reverse James Gunn Firing Decision

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Update: Disney Refuses To Reverse James Gunn Firing Decision

Update:  Since The Guardians Of The Galaxy director's Gunn's firing after a series of controversial tweets,  there's been a huge group of fans and activists demanding he be reinstated. The film's cast has also been vocal about standing behind the director. However, it looks like the director is definitively not returning to the project.

Variety reports that Disney CEO Alan Horn took a courtesy  meeting with Gunn. Though the publication describes the meeting as civil,  Disney and Marvel aren't reversing the decision.

It is currently unknown who will replace Gunn and whether or not they'll use the his script.

Report: Diablo III Is Hacking Its Way Over To The Nintendo Switch

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Report: Diablo III Is Hacking Its Way Over To The Nintendo Switch

Rumors of Diablo III coming to Nintendo Switch have been circulating since Blizzard tweeted a light switch connected to a Diablo nightlight that was being flicked up and down.

Finally, it seems those rumors are true. A deleted article from Forbes stated that Diablo III is coming to Nintendo's handhelds system sometime this year.

The package will reportedly include Diablo III, Reaper of Souls, and the Necromancer class as well as a special Ganondorf-themed armor set. Up to four friends can battle together online or on a single Switch system. We reached out to Blizzard for an official statement, but they declined to comment.

Ice-T Completes Destiny 2 The Solstice Of Heroes Grind

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Ice-T Completes Destiny 2 The Solstice Of Heroes Grind

Rapper, actor, producer, and author Ice-T is now all decked out in Resplendent Solstice of Heroes gear, which means he wastes just as much time on Destiny 2 as the rest of us. Ice-T recently announced the achievement via Twitter.

Gamer Stuff: Destiny 2. Yes, I completed the Grind.................

Toronto Gets Its Own Overwatch League Team

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Toronto Gets Its Own Overwatch League Team

According to a number of sources connected to ESPN, Activision Blizzard is finalizing a deal to sell a new slot in its professional Overwatch esports league. The new team is expected to sell for $35 million and will be run by the esports organization Splyce. This is an impressive bump in the sales price, since the 12 franchises from season one initially sold for $20 million.

The owners of this Toranto team will be Canadian entrepreneur Michael Kimel, his family, and Splyce investor OverActive Media. Kimel is also a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A few weeks ago, Atlanta and Guangzhou teams joined the Overwatch League. Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues CEO Pete Vlastelica said the league anticipates selling six slots across North America, Europe and Asia-Oceania. Free agency for expansion teams begins on September 9.

Toronto Gets Its Own Overwatch League Team

about X hours ago from
Toronto Gets Its Own Overwatch League Team

According to a number of sources connected to ESPN, Activision Blizzard is finalizing a deal to sell a new slot in its professional Overwatch esports league. The new team is expected to sell for $35 million and will be run by the esports organization Splyce. This is an impressive bump in the sales price, since the 12 franchises from season one initially sold for $20 million.

The owners of this Toranto team will be Canadian entrepreneur Michael Kimel, his family, and Splyce investor OverActive Media. Kimel is also a minority owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

A few weeks ago, Atlanta and Guangzhou teams joined the Overwatch League. Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues CEO Pete Vlastelica said the league anticipates selling six slots across North America, Europe and Asia-Oceania. Free agency for expansion teams begins on September 9.

Gone Home Comes To The Nintendo Switch

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Gone Home Comes To The Nintendo Switch

It has been half a decade since Gone Home came out, but that hasn't stopped Fullbright from releasing it one more time now that the Nintendo Switch is a port machine.

Gone Home originally released to critical acclaim in 2013. It follows a young girl who returns home to an empty house. The title was short but focused on exploration and finding the story of what happened with your family while you were away. 

Gone Home was an incredibly influential indie title, and help popularize the "Walking Simulator." In our original review, we said, "Gone Home’s biggest strength is how it tackles more complex and realistic subject matter than most developers would dare touch."

Gone Home Comes To The Nintendo Switch

about X hours ago from
Gone Home Comes To The Nintendo Switch

It has been half a decade since Gone Home came out, but that hasn't stopped Fullbright from releasing it one more time now that the Nintendo Switch is a port machine.

Gone Home originally released to critical acclaim in 2013. It follows a young girl who returns home to an empty house. The title was short but focused on exploration and finding the story of what happened with your family while you were away. 

Gone Home was an incredibly influential indie title, and help popularize the "Walking Simulator." In our original review, we said, "Gone Home’s biggest strength is how it tackles more complex and realistic subject matter than most developers would dare touch."

New Study Determines Real-Life Value For Video Game Housing

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New Study Determines Real-Life Value For Video Game Housing

Have you ever wondered how much a rupee is really worth, or whether your job in retail would ever allow you buy a house in Whiterun? Well wonder no longer, because a London mortgage broker crunched some serious real-estate numbers (for some reason). 

London & Country took a look at eight different game worlds and developed conversion rates to real-life currency then broke down how much each games' properties would cost. Skyrim is pretty reasonably priced: Breezehome, the first house available to a player, would only cost about $12,000. Even the game's most expensive property in Solitude is only about $62,000.

On the far other end of the scale is Final Fantasy XIV. With a severely limited number of plots for sale (only 2,000 per server), prices for even the most modest apartments are nearly a million bucks. FFXIV inadvertently created a housing crisis in its MMO; that crisis is probably something that the London-based mortgage company promises to help you avoid.