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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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Even MegaMan knows the secret Wii U handshake

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #139: The Secret Society of Wii U Owners

Even MegaMan knows the secret Wii U handshake
Even MegaMan knows the secret Wii U handshake

Life, you know sometimes it just gets in the way doesn’t it.

However on the plus side, it does mean you get a extra long an even more news packed so that normal as we had two weeks worth of stories to deal with.

And what a fortnight! First there was Blizzcon and all the news about Heroes of the Storm, HeartStone and Warlords of Draenor.

Then there is the Platform Expo happening right here in Hull, which all gets to be capped off by the fact that we are in the launch week of the PS4 with the XBox One next week.

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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This podcast has been optimised in the cloud

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #131: A Fully Cloud Optimised Podcast

This podcast has been optimised in the cloud
This podcast has been optimised in the cloud

Well if the games industry can keep wheeling out that bullshit claim I think we can as well.

I mean its not as if it isn’t true either, you don’t know how the podcast was optimised and thats the point of the cloud, you don’t need to know how its done as long as it is.

No you’re more concerned with the actual output and I have to say that it was a pretty good one.

Gow got a lot more drunk than normal & Paddy was in a far more ranting mood than normal.

It was also helped by the variety of the stories this week ranging from the EA backdown on is Microsoft Ass-Licking at last week’s gamescom, Nintendo completely screwing over its hardcore fans again and the announcement of an X-com Expansion pack.

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

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It would appear Ellie is not as impressed as Joel

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #130: Running away from GamesCom

It would appear Ellie is not as impressed as Joel
It would appear Ellie is not as impressed as Joel

There are a few times every year when there is just too much new to cover and generally knowing this we do not even try.

They are E3 & GamesCom.

This year obviously there was even more news than normal as it is a New Console release year.

That meant there was the obvious news regarding the PS4 & XBox One as well as the news of Diablo III getting an expansion.┬áThere was also the news regarding CCP’s Valkyrie project and Elder Scrolls online.

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

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