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Blizzard Plans Region Edits for Diablo 3

Anyone that's seen Diablo III footage knows that Blizzard's putting a little blood in the action-RPG sequel. All of that viscera will likely lead Blizzard to edit the game for certain international regions, according to lead designer Jay Wilson. "Definitely for regions like Germany and Australia, we will have to change blood if we're going to sell there," said Wilson to Wired. "And that's fine.

Mass Effect DLC Arrives on PC

The new "Pinnacle Station" DLC for Mass Effect is now available for owners of the PC version. Interested parties can head to the EA Store, which is selling the DLC for $5. Players must achieve Spectre status in order to play through the 13 missions of combat.

Wolfenstein Review

Most modern first-person shooters are so very serious. They feature a whole lot of brown environments and gruff characters, but never have enough archways into alternate universes. Well, if you're in the mood for an FPS with a glint in its figurative eye, Wolfenstein is a good way to stave off the forces of evil without the in-game grumpiness that usually accompanies such endeavors. This sequel to 2001's Return to Castle Wolfenstein is a worthy addition to the series and a fun romp in its own right.

BioWare: Dragon Age Lasts Over 120 Hours

Ray Muzyka interview on VG247 talks with the BioWare boss about a variety of topics in a conversation at the recently concluded GamesCom trade show. They discuss upcoming projects, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 2, and Dragon Age: Origins. Also touched upon is the changes that left him in charge of Mythic, the impact managing Warhammer Online has on their internal projects, new IPs, and when an announcement of their unrevealed project is expected: "[Laughs] Well, it hasn’t been announced when it’s going to be announced.

Batman Arkham Asylum: The Launch Trailer

With previous trailers having covered just about every aspect of Batman: Arkham Aslyum, this one takes a different angle, highlighting some quotes from pre-release reviews.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Rocksteady's detective comic beat 'em up arrive at North American retailers tomorrow, with the PC version due out September 15. While you're waiting, why not check out the playable demo and the various deals? There are some good savings to be had, especially if you hit Toys R Us tomorrow morning.

EVE Online unleashes "Unholy Rage" on its user base

EVE Online's Unholy Rage EffectsFor the better part of 2009, we here at CCP have been formulating new strategies to address the issue that all persistent services on the Internet ultimately face, i.e. the data persisted in our systems has meaning to people and everything that has meaning has value. Frankly speaking this has been something that we have been strategizing about since 2004.

Preview Guild Wars 2 Impressions

Fans of Guild Wars have been patiently waiting for a full-blown sequel to the free-to-subscribe massively-multiplayer online role playing game, and from what we saw in its debut trailer, it certainly looks worth the wait. Guild Wars 2 takes fans back to the fantasy world of Tyria and takes place 250 years after the events in Guild Wars, following the awakening of the powerful elder dragons, described by NCSoft as pure "engines of destruction" in the game. If that's not daunting enough, the dragons have also enslaved an undead army to help them in their quest to corrupt and consume Tyria.

Final Fantasy XIV Online Screenshots

Prefer your characters to have spiky, yellow hair? Then check out the latest batch of Final Fantasy XIV Online screenshots:

Starcraft II to take Battle.net online game service into age of social networking

At Blizzcon, the company’s annual event for the Blizzard fans, the company did its best to explain that Battle.net is undergoing a major overhaul. The service has 12 million members who play older games such as the original Starcraft and Diablo II on it. But it hasn’t been overhauled since 2003. That means it has to be remade for the age of social networking. The features behind the new Battle.net explain why Blizzard is taking a long time with the new game. The original Starcraft launched in 1998 and it has sold more than 11 million copies.

Texture Streaming

Gamers have been screaming for better graphics in recent years, Crysis took next gen graphics to the next level but if you didn’t have a $500+ graphics card in you rig then you were going to struggle to play Crysis even at medium graphics levels.

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