Earlier today, the fine folks from Blizzard’s Diablo III office published a gaming decision that once enacted – set to go in effect on March 18th, 2014 – will finally put a long-discussed, and highly controversial aspect of the game to rest: the gold and real money auction house, which was established this past June, will be shutting its doors and closing its operation for good. Blizzard made their reasoning behind this decision pretty clear, stating “it ultimately undermines Diablo’s core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot.” Hit the link below for more details, more intriguing quotes from the men and women behind the Diablo curtain, as well as our own, in-house, slightly qualified thoughts!
In just under two weeks, the Darksiders video game brand may very well be back home with its original development team, who at the time programmed under the Vigil Games flag. Crytek USA, the team’s new home, is most famous for its graphically stunning, hardware maxing FPS series, Crysis, which is now 3 games deep. Just last week Crytek USA CEO David Adams tweeted his emphatic desire to re-land the Darksiders IP: