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Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo is leaving the company

Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo is leaving the company

Blizzard Entertainment's Chief Creative Officer, Rob Pardo, recently revealed he is leaving the company. The 17-year veteran played a role in nearly every major release from Blizzard over the past decade and a half, notably serving as lead designer on…
3D Nostalgia: Best 3dfx Glide Games

3D Nostalgia: Best 3dfx Glide Games

Having a specialized API could be arguably said was both the highlight and the downfall for 3dfx. The Glide API when used in conjunction with Voodoo hardware optimized the overall gaming experience and for the few short years that Glide reigned supreme, several games based its 3d implementation in this proprietary API.

If you are old enough, odds are you owned a 3dfx card and played some of these games. Let us take you a trip down memory lane and remember some of the best games ever that used Glide.

Torchlight II vs. Diablo III - Runic's approach against Blizzard's money making machine

Torchlight II vs. Diablo III - Runic's approach against Blizzard's money making machine

Torchlight II is much more of a beast than its predecessor; in terms of scale and ambition, it's right up there with the biggest names in loot-collection and click-based combat. And so of course, Blizzard's Diablo III looms large over the entirety of Torchlight II. How could it not?

As I've been playing, it's been very difficult to evaluate Torchlight II on its own terms, rather than constantly thinking "Oh, so X is different from Diablo III in Y way." But let's get this out of the way: If you liked Diablo III, you will almost surely like Torchlight II.

Diablo III Review

Diablo III Review

The legendary series' third installment is finally here, a mouse drive-action game that sees the player take on the role of one of five characters tasked with saving the world from being overrun by the forces of evil. umanity cowers in the shadow of ever-growing darkness, their only hope for salvation a player more engaged with collecting magical equipment and earning experience points than any noble quest.

Diablo III the action role-playing game that launched a thousand clones remains the most viscerally entertaining way to click your mouse several hundred thousand times.

Diablo III Performance Tested, Benchmarked

Diablo III Performance Tested, Benchmarked

After 11 years in the making and more setbacks than we care to count, Blizzard has finally unleashed a third installment to its cult classic dungeon crawler.

Blizzard has somewhat of a reputation for making highly scalable titles that run on virtually any gaming rigs, so that's largely what we expect from the developer's latest offering... watch us beat the hell out of Diablo III with today's finest hardware.

TechSpot's Most Anticipated PC Games of 2012

TechSpot's Most Anticipated PC Games of 2012

Like a rollercoaster, 2011 was full of transient highs and enduring lows -- mostly the latter for PC gamers. The year began with a promising lineup, but title after title fell flat. Determined to redeem themselves, developers have readied yet another tantalizing roster.

In fact, many of last year's most anticipated titles have spilled over into 2012, including Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, Mass Effect 3 and Max Payne 3. As usual, we've assembled a list of the hottest PC games expected to hit shelves over the next 12 months.