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If you know Diablo, you're already familiar with the game's demonic head honchos that filled our nightmares and our computer monitors with their particular brand of evil: Baal, Mephisto, and, of course, Diablo. But the mythologies of the world are chock-full of genuinely interesting and menacing demons, so we thought, why not add some fresh blood to the line up now that Bilzzard is releasing Diablo III? We've collected a list of truly cool demons we want to battle in the third chapter in the Diablo series.
While we're enduring winter, over in the US summer is just kicking into gear. And nothing says summer more than a bunch of awesome gear and toys. GamePro (US) went out and rounded up some amazing tech that's sure to help you maximise your time in the sun. Once we finally get some Down Under! So grab your lawn chairs and your sunscreen as we unveil GamePro's Summer Vacation Gear Guide for 2008.
Summary: Gamepro polled its editorial team, scoured the internet, and given special attention to original efforts to develop the following list of 25 games, all of which has us giddy with the prospects. So with exception to unknown announcements, you can confidently count on these babies to be shown this year... and hopefully playable.
A set of new screenshots have just been released of Starcraft 2, showcasing intricate character and model detail, as well as the vast environments on which players will be battling. Check out scenes of Terran armies, Protoss cities and Zerg hordes in our latest slideshow!
Gearbox software returns to World War II with Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway. The third iteration in the popular squad-based, third-person shooter sees players once again take the role of Matt Baker as he takes part in the pivotal Operation Market Garden. The new game will improve on the series' past strengths, incorporating new AI and revitalised squad-based tactics. Built using the Unreal 3 engine, Hell's Highway will introduce a new look to the battlefield. The game is due to be released on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in August.
Rockstar San Diego allows gamers to return to the streets in the fourth instalment in the Midnight Club video game franchise with Midnight Club: Los Angeles. As the name suggests, the fourth iteration of the popular street racing series will take place in LA. Players have the ability to roam the streets of LA freely and participate in street races. The game uses the RAGE game engine, the same as Rockstar's other success, Grand Theft Auto IV, so expect an intense experience. The game is set to hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in October.
Massively-multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG) are the result of many players deciding that acting like an elf or spaceship captain is more interesting with actual humans around. Here are some of the games we consider the best of all time.
Casino Royale relaunched the popular James Bond film franchise in 2006, and now Treyarch Studios looks to do the same for the video game series with the release of Quantum of Solace. Powered by the Call of Duty 4 graphics engine, the latest addition to the James Bond series will tell the stories of both Casino Royale and the upcoming sequel, Quantum of Solace. The game will use a mix of both first-person and third-person perspectives. The game is slated for a release on all current generation consoles in October.
Recently, we had the chance to play around with Spore, Sims creator Will Wright's much-anticipated game that lets you experience your own brand of evolution. Spore essentially lets players play god, evolving creatures from the cell (tide pool) phase, eventually bringing them to land and evolving civilisations to space and beyond.
de Blob is a simplistic game for the Nintendo DS and Wii, focusing on a central creature -- called de Blob -- entirely composed of paint. As de Blob your job is to restore colour to an entire city by rolling into objects and buildings and splattering them with paint. It's a simple premise, but the game promises to be a lot of fun. It's released in late September, so check out these screenshots to pass the time!
The Incredible Hulk is going to try to break the trend of poor movie-to-game adaptations. Released to coincide with the movie of the same name, the latest game from Edge of Reality sees players step into the shoes of Bruce Banner as he battles with his split personality. The game has a similar gameplay mechanism to The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction, with heavy use of sandbox-style gameplay. As the Hulk, players get the chance to battle with familiar foes, including the Abomination, Bi-Beast, the Army and even Iron Man. All this is done in an incredibly realistic environment based on the movie. The game is released locally on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and PC on 10 July.
The sequel to the PlayStation 3 launch title Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2 sees players continuing the fight against the aggressive alien invader that has captured Earth. The game features two separate campaigns, eight player co-operative gaming, and support for up to 60 players playing simultaneously online. It should be released around November, so you'll have to pass the time by looking at these latest screenshots!
Blizzard Entertainment used its World Invitational event in France over the weekend to announce the latest addition to its repertoire of award winning video games, Diablo III. The game is currently being developed for both Macintosh and PC, though no release date is known.
Set in a fictional war over Venezuela's oil supply, Mercenaries 2: World in Flames throws you into the boots of a mercenary (surprise, surprise) caught up in the chaos. Utilising a huge array of the latest technology, including weapons, cars, tanks and boats, you must do anything you can to meet the goals of your contract. Featuring co-operative multiplayer, destructible environments and the ability to create your own mercenary company, World in Flames is set to be a blast. Are you ready to sell your services to the highest bidder?
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I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
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