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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PC) Review

When Blizzard first launched Diablo III it was somewhat of a mixed bag. While it got slated by its fans it was still one of the best selling games of 2012, so an expansion was inevitable.

Enter Diablo III:Reaper of Souls, and only one question remains. Has Blizzard done enough to the bring back the fans and appease for the mistakes of the first release?

Where we will start though is before the release of the expansion with the patch 2.0.1 and the release of what they called “Loot 2.0”. What this means is that these changes are available even if you don’t buy the expansion.

This patch fixed on of the biggest complaints levelled at the game, that there was no reason to keep playing after hitting the level cap. The Paragon system, while an interesting idea, lacked finesse so received a heavy redesign. Gone are the caps and the lock to individual characters, the system is now limitless and account-wide.

But on a personal level it was the changes to the loot generation system that stood out more to me more. To strip it back to the basic change, Items will now drop less often, but when they do they do they will be of a higher quality.

This means it will be more common to find upgrades that interest you again. One other thing they are trying to do is add more ‘build-changing’ elements to legendaries and sets. These include removing costs from certain skills or causing skills to auto-trigger on key events.This returns even more fun to the set building process.

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Nobody will ever know!

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #147: Always in favour of Anarchy

Nobody will ever know!
Nobody will ever know!

It would be easy to say that this episode was delayed due to wasting time playing pokemon, in fact it was Gows job to publish these it might even be true.

In all honesty its once again a problem of my being in a bit of a busy period at work.

However that is probably not why you are here, you will most likely be after gaming news.

In this show we talked about the possibility of a Last of Us sequel, the fact that Kickstarter has passed the $1Billion pledge mark, a metric fucktonne of Twitch news and even a bit of a chat on Batman & Half-Life 3. What more could you want

Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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Its Super Effective!!

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #137: Is Everybody Sitting Comfortably?

Its Super Effective!!
Its Super Effective!!

While it may not sound important to most people, this week saw a bit of a breakthrough. After 3 years of recording Gow finally has a proper chair!

When we started recording the only spare seat I had for him was a broken office chair with no back, and for some reason I never got round to finding him a replacement till now. I wonder how long it will take before he gets his own mic?

However you are here for the gaming news and on that front we had quite a lot to go over after taking last week off. From the Activision buyout finally completing, Wii U sales tripling after a price drop, bad news about both the PS4 & XBox One’s hardware compatibility, Blizzard announcing Heart of the Storm & Even a bit of a laugh at The Sun.

Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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The JL8 Comics are awesome, find them on facebook

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #136: About as Focused as GTA Online is Stable

The JL8 Comics are awesome, find them on facebook
The JL8 Comics are awesome, find them on facebook

Good News, Gow has recovered from his Man-Flu so we are back behind the mic as usual.

We may however have to make weeks off more common, I don’t think we have recorded an episode quite this distracted in quite some time.

In between completely losing the plot we did manage to cover some of the gaming news. From the rumours on the Steam Machines Prototypes, to the confirmation that Sonic will in Smash Brothers & even the news on a whole pile of Legal Battles.

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Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi. While we may never have met you, you profoundly affected all of our lives

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #134: Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi

Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi. While we may never have met you, you profoundly affected all of our lives
Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi. While we may never have met you, you profoundly affected all of our lives

It is never a good week when any member of the industry passes, but I can imagine fewer that have had quite the impact on as many gamers as Hiroshi Yamauchi.

While he stepped down as Head of Nintendo a few years ago, without him they may well still be making trading cards.

Obviously though that was not the only news in gaming circles this week, and the game always continues.

This week we talked about the Rumoured Steam Box, the PS3 to PS4 upgrade Program, the end of Warhammer Online & obviously also some GTA V chatter because it would be impossible not to.

Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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Everybody do the dinosaur

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #133: Still Waiting for a Diablo III Offline Mode for PC

Everybody do the dinosaur
Everybody do the dinosaur

Well it certainly has been a while since this happened, but technical faults abound this week.

Apparently when the battery in your camera is running low, it is advised to either charge it before recording or Plug the damn thing in.

That means that for a decent chunk of the show there is no video footage. Instead at the request of Killer Bits you will get a dancing dinosaur.

Despite those issues we still managed to cover the latest news on the PS4, to laugh at some Activision press bullshit and even let Paddy have yet another rant about Diablo III

Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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