Unlike games of the past where large, high budget games were beta tested by only a handful of beta testers at best, newer high budget games these days run open betas which allow anyone willing to participate a chance to get in on the action. This allows companies to fully stress test their equipment prior to a game launch and give prospective buyers of a certain game a bit of time to try it out and get a feel for the game mechanics.
According to a recent Activision earnings call, Blizzard president Michael Morhaime stated that the Diablo 3 Open Beta, which was open to the public, had in excess of over 2,000,000 participants [...]
On track for release in two days on 5/15/2012, Diablo 3, one of the most anticipated PC games of 2012, just became Amazon’s most pre-ordered game of all time. Sequel to insanely popular titles Diablo and Diablo 2, Diablo 3 was officially announced in 2008 at a Blizzard event in Paris, France. The 4 year long waiting period has not only made fans more eager to play the game but has also set a new Amazon record.
“Today, it became the most pre-ordered PC game of all-time on Amazon.com – even exceeding pre-orders for Blizzard’s own StarCraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm,”
– Amazon Rep.
Folklore was a PS3 launch title that combined both a world of mystery with a great adventure. Folklore’s dark storyline is unraveled through the perspective of two characters; Ellen and Keats. Ellen is drawn to an island in search of her long lost mother while Keats is there to try to unravel the mysteries of the island for the occult magazine he works for. Soon, both characters are neck deep trying to solve a 17 year old murder mystery on the island where all the answers seem to be hidden in the netherworld.
At the beginning of the game you will be given a choice to follow either Keats or Ellen along their journey through the mysterious island of Doolin. Even [...]