Monday, January 9, 2017

Diablo 20th Anniversary Patch

Diablo has been in my life for 20 years as of this month. That's longer than most people I know. Blizzard added an anniversary event to Diablo 3 to celebrate. They're so sweet. I played through the main part of the content last night. Here's the twitch stream. Be warned, the audio levels are a little goofy, sorry about that.


Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv

You'll notice the beautiful retro UI. The lowered depth for colors. The grain emulating low resolution. The fewer frames of animation. The 8 way movement. The classic font. It's a perfect tribute to what Diablo was in the 90s.

But this isn't just reminiscing on Blizzard's part. Oh no. They've got some paid DLC coming out sometime soon, and Season 9 just started. This is here to remind you that Diablo 3 exists, to hint that it might not be a bad idea to give them another few bucks. And here I am playing into their trap.