The third installment in game studio Blizzard's much beloved Diablo series is still without a release date, but fans of the series have a new piece of news to puzzle over: The game will not ship with player vs. player combat. According to a blog post on the Diablo III community site, the company is focusing all its efforts on bringing a quality single player campaign to market, and promises to bring PVP to game in a later patch.
The Harvey Awards, the American comics industry's in-house awards show, was last night. For the second time, the MC was the internet's own Scott Kurtz, writer and artist behind PVP, occasionally known as the granddaddy of webcomics. There was even a bit of controversy, after Mark Waid's "impassioned speech about copyright and what its intent truly is" which contained a reminder to the comics industry to "not make the mistakes of the RIAA and the movie industry." According to Bleeding Cool,
Sergio Aragonés was later to counter Waid’s theme face-to-face which led to a rather loud contre temps between the two and a bit of a storm off on Waid’s part, with Aragones acclaiming that you don’t just give your work away.Aragonés, if you're looking for a contextual touchstone, is a veteran of Mad Magazine and the creator of Groo the Wanderer, while Waid wrote The Flash for eight years, and was the writer behind Kingdom Come. But enough of that! See the award winners and their competition below:
Valentine's Day is this Sunday. If you didn't know, then PSA: Valentine's Day is this Sunday. If you need a reminder, then, HEY, Valentine's Day is this SUNDAY.
If you won't be celebrating this year, then we hope you can join us in relaxing, hanging out, having a nice Sunday, and picking up some heavily discounted candy come Monday morning. But you can probably skip this post.
Because we'd like to highlight some places to get your geek a gift. Whether they're a guy or a girl, whether its you or them (you can forward a link, right?). If it won't ship in time, hopefully we can still provide some inspiration.
We'll start off with the obvious: Geeky retailers!