Diablo 2 HD Is Unofficial


Despite the fact that the domain exists (I refuse to link it since it is unofficial), Diablo 2 HD is not official if you ask Blizzard. That does not mean that they are not making the game (or REmaking in this case), but it does mean that you shouldn’t get your hopes up. I mean, I could go and register LeisureSuitLarryBestGameEver.com, but that doesn’t mean that it will be made.

What is probably the final nail in the coffin, the WHOIS info states the registrar was GoDaddy. Pretty sure Blizzard doesn’t mess with that. But, Blizzcon runs from November 4-5 this year, so there’s always hope. Perhaps the domain was just created by some entrepreneurial individual.

Sniper Elite 4 Pre-Order Details


More than 4 months before full release of the game (and well before Black Friday and the holidays when I expected it to happen), Sniper Elite 4 pre-order details have emerged… somewhat.

Steam has the deluxe version that includes the season pass for $89 right now. This video also says that all pre-orders get the “kill Hitler” DLC that is always an option with Sniper Elite games.

It does look very good, and Op and I are greatly looking forward to this game, but I think we both are leery about pre-orders, especially season passes where we don’t know what is included. I don’t know… do you think it’s worth it?



According to the Steam page for Kombat Pack 2, as of October 4th, the PC version of MKX will be almost on par with the consoles in the sense of characters and bug fixes. Netherrealm handed over the reigns to the PC port to Qloc. To people who owned MKX on PC, this is amazing news since it was clear that the game had been abandoned shortly after the first Kombat Pack was released.

As an added bonus, current owners of MKX will get the Kombat Pack 2 for free if purchased before October 4th. Steam currently has the game on sale, but Humble has the game about $10 cheaper. In fact, I bought it on Steam originally, but just did a refund to save myself the money by getting it on Humble.

Steam protects users when maybe it… shouldn’t


This story changes by the day, so I really wanted to thank Let’s Play Video Games and VG 24/7 for their reporting.

Digital Homicide Studios, a game company that I’ve never had the (dis)pleasure of coming across, recently had all of their games pulled from Steam by Valve. Honestly, I can’t say I’ve ever heard of something similar happening, but WB has to be close to that point *mean mug*

Apparently, Digital Homicide felt that they were being harassed by Steam users in the review section of many of their games. As a result, Digital Homicide recently requested the personal information from 100 Steam users so that it could threaten and/or pursue legal action against those users. While I think online harassment should NOT be tolerated, the idea of suing for product reviews is a widely reviled action.

After Valve became fed up with the threats of Digital Homicide, they simply removed every single game of Digital Homicide from the Valve store. Users who still own the games can still play them, but no new purchases will be allowed.

The latest wrinkle in this story is that Digital Homicide is now seeking legal counsel to bring legal action against Valve. How litigious of them.

Check back for more news on the subject since I’m awkwardly fascinated by the legal wranglings in software.