What is this handbasket we’re in, and where is it going?

I hope we can still locate Wirt’s leg

Good news for computer gaming nerds, such as myself, was unveiled not more than two days ago when Blizzard Entertainment, the visionary minds behind such gems as the Starcraft, Warcraft and Diablo franchises, announced that Diablo III is in development.

Diablo III is the sequel to perhaps the greatest game of all time, or one of them, Diablo II (big surprise there, I’d have never guessed it if I weren’t privy to this sort of information from my secondary career as a video game enthusiast).

Of course, there are still many questions about the new game’s storyline and gameplay. Diablo, Mephisto and Baal have all been vanquished, so what’s causing all the commotion in Sanctuary? Which classes will be present? Is Wirt’s wooden leg and the associated slot machine-type payout associated with it set to return? Why is Deckard Caine still alive – the man’s gotta be into triple digits by now. Will there still be SoJs and will I be able to abuse game mechanics to grief everyone around me?

However, as this is Blizzard we’re talking about, D3 won’t see the light of day for at least seven more years. So that’s plenty of time for people to get over-hyped only to be let down because Diablo III just isn’t enough like Diablo II (that’s how these people work, they want to play the same game over and over again for years to come, not fully realizing that they can!).


June 30, 2008 - Posted by | Video Games


  1. …my secondary career as a video game enthusiast…

    What, pray tell, is your primary career?

    Comment by Mom | July 1, 2008 | Reply

  2. Being awesome, Mom, being awesome.

    Comment by jpscow | July 2, 2008 | Reply

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