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This weekend was DreamHack Summer 2012, during which the MOBA world got together to run some awesome tournaments with huge cash prizes. Heroes of Newerth set the tone for the event with the biggest prize pool at DreamHack: a whopping $60,000. In addition to a standard tournament, S2 Games held th...

June 18th 2012 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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While Diablo III released weeks ago, Blizzard's held off from launching the game's controversial real-money auction house in North America for its own reasons. All must be good on the studio's end, however, because the auction house has gone live in the game as of today. Unlike the traditional i...

June 12th 2012 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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Diablo 3's real-money auction house is set to go live tomorrow, and when it does, it will require players use an authenticator for an "added layer of account protection," Battle.net's Meozeldian wrote. The authenticator, which comes in a physical version for $6.50 or as a free mobile app, will be r...

June 11th 2012 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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It's controversial, it's unique, and it's still not actually running in the game proper. It's Diablo III's real-money auction service, and it's getting a new wrinkle added: In order for players to use the service, they'll need to have an authenticator attached to their accounts. This is being don...

June 8th 2012 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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In order to use the Real-Money Auction House in Diablo III (which can be used to fuel your WoW subscription), you need to have a Battle.net balance set up for buying and selling items. Because Blizzard is understandably concerned about account security, an authenticator or mobile authenticator is...

June 8th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Pop law abounds in The Lawbringer, your weekly dose of WoW, the law, video games and the MMO genre. Mathew McCurley takes you through the world running parallel to the games we love and enjoy, full of rules, regulations, and esoteroic topics that slip through the cracks. Blizzard has been off to...

May 25th 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Hack-and-slash action RPGs, pioneered by Blizzard's Diablo, are essentially slot machines. You click the mouse, and every time you do there's a chance you'll get the loot you want . Yes, the trappings of role-playing and combat mechanics are there, weaker in some cases and stronger in others, but i...

May 21st 2012 at 12:50pm 0 Comments