Blizzard talks about the Diablo franchise and its partnership with Vicarious Visions

Although the announcement of Diablo II: Resurrected It has attracted a lot of attention from a large part of the community, it has also raised some kind of suspicion due to the possible oversaturation that the franchise can endure.

Thanks to the interview conducted by VentureBeat to J. Allen Brack and Allen Adam we have been able to know some of their thoughts on what happened with the Diablo franchise and their work with Vicarious Visions

GamesBeat: For a while it seemed like Diablo was the least important franchise, and now we have three Diablo projects to come. That’s a lot of Diablo. Are there any concerns about the oversaturation of that franchise, or do you think that all these games will be able to coexist?

Allen Brack: There are many game franchises that fall for this, but there is no shortage of love and desire for more Diablo content. There has been this concern and it has been raised internally. We will continue to review and view it, but it is something we are not currently concerned about. It’s not something that really makes me sleep at night. There are so many things teams are working on, so many stories and ways of playing that they are developing … I think there is so much love and desire for Diablo that people will be really excited about him no matter what platform they play on. or if they go to all.

Allen Adham: They fit pretty well if you think about it. Immortal on mobile when it is released, Diablo II: Resurrected, the beautiful tribute to the past and the amount of time we hope that people will play Diablo II: Resurrected in relation to Diablo IV, which we envision as the following step in the life of this franchise. We hope it will last for years and we believe in fact, that they fit together very well, nurturing each other.

GamesBeat: Vicarious Visions has recently become part of the company. What exactly is its function? Is it for Diablo II?

Allen Brack: We started talking to some people from Vicarious about two years ago. We had the idea of ​​making a Diablo II: Resurrected, or what has become Diablo II: Resurrected, with the idea that they would lead some of the work on the remastering. It has been a co-developed joint in what I think is roughly fair to say that the folks at Vicarious have worked on it. front-end and Blizzard teams have worked on it back-end and the Battle.net integration. Blizzard doesn’t have a long history of working with other studios. We go practically alone. One thought we had all along is that it would be a shame if we worked together on this game, if we solved a lot of the integration, the glitches of working effectively, and then at the end of Diablo II, we ended up saying, this was amazing, thank you so much, good luck with whatever your next project is.

As time goes by, it’s always been thought that it would be great if this team, who now have a lot of knowledge about Diablo, a lot of understanding, a lot of working closely with the people who are in charge of the Diablo franchise at this point, could continue to help in some way. We have a percentage of the team that is working on the remastering of Diablo II, and a percentage of the team that is working on Diablo IV, and we will continue to have them work on what will be Diablo in the future.

Allen Adham: It’s a testament to how well that joint development is going. One of the things that we have discovered through this development is that we share a lot in terms of culture. In fact, Luis Barriga, the director of Diablo IV, came from Vicarious Visions. We have seasoned Blizzard developers who have returned to Albany to work on Vicarious Visions. One of our biggest challenges and opportunities at Blizzard is that we have these beautiful rich worlds that we have created, and now PC, console and mobile platforms, and so many exciting ideas. This will help us create great games with a common culture and a great group of friends on the East Coast. It is a victory for all.

GamesBeat: Is Vicarious Visions now exclusively tied to Blizzard products? Would they ever be tasked with remaking a different Activision brand again, like another Tony Hawk game?

Allen Brack: I don’t want to say never, but that’s not the plan. The plan is that, in the future that lies ahead, they will dedicate themselves to Blizzard products in some form.

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BlizzConline 2021 – Opening Ceremony – Blizzard Entertainment – Videos | Player | PuntoGaming!

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Ring on finger: are Tom Bateman and Daisy Ridley engaged?

Do they or don’t? Since Daisy Ridley (28) and Tom Bateman (31) met on the set of the film “Murder on the Orient Express” in 2017, the two are a couple. They lead their relationship apart from the public, they let little of their private life leak out. However, the rumor mill is simmering all the more. Both the Star Wars actress and the “she knows about you” hottie have been seen repeatedly with suspicious jewelry on their ring finger.

Wore as early as June 2019 Daisy a sparkling diamond on his left hand. Since then, snapshots have surfaced again and again, fueling speculation. Among other things, the two were with a meal together Daisys Mother Louise photographed in Notting Hill – rings included. So far, neither have spoken Daisy yet Tom. When she was interviewed by the magazine Marie Claire When asked about her clunker, the 28-year-old merely replied: “This is a really nice ring. My God, I think this is the first time I’ve been asked about it in public.”

However, the British woman did not elicit any more detailed information. “The thing is, I’ve never talked about my personal life. So I won’t do it now”she explained. She knows how many rumors circulate about her person, and accordingly there are things that she does not want to talk about.

Daisy Ridley at the European premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in London
Tom Bateman, actor

Josh Barratt/NETFLIX © 2020

Tom Bateman, actor
Daisy Ridley in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Blizzard Raises PvP Team Escalation PvP Arena

A part of the PvP-focused players of World of Warcraft, have been claiming since the beginning of the expansion a way in which they can advance only in PvP without having to go to the speed of the PvE with which the higher level objects are obtained and being able to cope without any type of problems.

PvP team scaling

Vanion He had the opportunity to interview Ion Hazzikostas and Ely Cannon, highlighting the following section: “The developers are considering the possibility of returning to the Warlords of Draenor system for the PvP team. This PvP gear will adapt dynamically and gain a higher item level in PvP realms, which means it is always better to use PvP gear rather than PvE gear. “

This would be returning to a style similar to the one we lived in in Warlords of Draenor, in which each piece of PvP gear had two levels of items:

  • Its normal item level and that we will use in dungeons, raids and open world (for example 170 item level).
  • Item level increased when entering any PvP realm (eg 200 item level).

At the moment we do not believe that this type of change will be seen in the short term or in patch 9.0.5, but if it is true that with the arrival of a patch like 9.1 and the arrival of Season 2, it could be a good time to get it going.

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Barcelona vs. Cádiz live: results, alignments, controversies, reactions and press conferences of the LaLiga match

Koeman’s team seeks to recover after the fall in the Champions League and take advantage of Atleti’s stumble. The visit, to give the bell.

Barcelona and Cádiz meet in the match that kicks off Sunday in LaLiga. The culés arrive after suffering a very tough defeat in the Champions League against PSG and they need to boost their morale. In fact, Atlético’s stumble against Levante a few hours ago means that Koeman’s men can cut three points in their pursuit in the fight for the title. More if possible after the triumph of Madrid.

For their part, Álvaro Cervera’s men need to stop the bleeding that has led them to not achieve victory in the last five games and to stay just three points from relegation, something unthinkable at the end of last year.

  1. Minute by minute
  2. Previous
  3. When is it and where to watch live
  4. Lineups

Minute by minute

12:57 | Cádiz is already at the Camp Nou

12:53 | THE XI OF BARCELONA CONFIRMED

12:32 | The Camp Nou is now ready for the appointment

12:27 | Attention to this data: Lionel Messi has scored against 37 of the 40 rivals he has faced in LaLiga, one of the three against whom he has not done so is Cádiz (two games) together with Xerez (two games) and Real Murcia (one match).

12:11 | The numbers for Cádiz playing away from home: 4 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, with 9 goals in favor and 18 against.

12:07 | Do you remember this game? We already started to live the preview of the big game on Sunday

12:00 hours | Greetings from the Goal staff! We are going to tell you everything that happens in the match between Barcelona and Cádiz. The Catalans are playing to remain hooked on the LaLiga train against an opponent who seeks to surprise and score points to avoid surprises.


THE PRIOR OF GOAL


  • After six consecutive victories between 1991 and 2006, Barcelona lost in their last meeting with Cádiz in LaLiga, 2-1 in the first round match this season, and have never yielded points in the two games of the same campaign against the Andalusians in the competition.
  • Only against Atlético de Madrid (92.3% – 13P 0V 1E 12D), does Cádiz have a higher percentage of losses as a visitor in LaLiga than against Barcelona (91.7% – 12P 0V 1E 11D).
  • Barcelona have only lost one of their last 19 home games in LaLiga to Andalusian rivals (16V 2E), 3-4 to Real Betis in November 2018.
  • Barcelona have added 21 points out of 21 possible in their last seven LaLiga games (7V) after having achieved only 19 points of the previous 39 possible (5V 4E 4D).
  • Cádiz have not won in their last seven away games in LaLiga (2E 5D), losing the last two and have yet to lose three in a row away from home this season.
  • After winning 2-1 in the first round match against Barcelona, ​​Cádiz can become the first newly promoted team to win both games against the Blaugranas in the same league campaign since Salamanca in 1998/99.
  • Antoine Griezmann has participated in seven goals in his last six meetings with Barcelona in LaLiga (three goals and four assists), as many as in his previous 33 matches in the competition (five goals and two assists).
  • The Barcelona player, Lionel Messi, has scored against 37 of the 40 rivals he has faced in LaLiga, one of the three against whom he has not done so is Cádiz (two games) together with Xerez (two games) and Real Murcia (one match).
  • Lionel Messi is going to become the Barcelona player with the most games played in LaLiga history by himself, beating Xavi Hernández (now, both with 505).
  • Cádiz player Álvaro Negredo has participated in three goals in his last six LaLiga games against Barcelona (two goals and one assist) but has failed to score or assist in his five visits to Camp Nou in the competition.
MATCH Barcelona vs. Cadiz
DATE Sunday, February 21
STADIUM Camp Nou, Barcelona
SCHEDULE 14:00
TV Movistar LaLiga (M46 O110) | ESPN

Barcelona : Ter Stegen; Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Pedri; Messi, Griezmann and Dembélé.

Cádiz :

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Kermit the Frog’s nephew becomes Baby Yoda to celebrate the Muppets’ arrival at Disney +

From this Friday, February 19, the mythical ‘The Muppet Show’ is now available on Disney +. Five seasons with Kermit the Frog, Peggy the Pig, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Swedish Chef and many more starring in a curious variety show that originally aired between 1976 and 1981.

To celebrate Entertainment Weekly has published an image that does not represent the most ambitious crossover in history, but the most adorable: Gustavo’s nephew, Robin Frog, in Grogu’s transporter, aka Baby Yoda, the character from ‘The Mandalorian’. The hilarious image is a parody of the posters of the ‘Star Wars’ series that changes “This is the way” (“This is the way”) by “This is the yaaaay!” and announces a series called ‘The Frogdalorian’ (in Spanish we could say ‘La mandaloRana’).

If you go to the American media you can see other posters parodying other Disney + titles, such as the Swedish chef starring in his own documentary series a la ‘The world according to Jeff Goldblum’, Dr. Teeth and the Band of Chaos with their version of ‘High School Musical: The Musical: The Series’ o Gonzo and Camilla as ‘Scarlet Witch and Vision’.

The Muppet Show

Produced by The Jim Henson Company, ‘The Muppet Show’ was an all-age show featuring top league guests such as Steve Martin, Elton John, Liza Minnelli, Alice Cooper, Julie Andrews, Bernadette Peters, Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, Gene Kelly o Mark Hamill.

Now at Disney + we can relive or discover for the first time a much loved moment in television history. In addition, the platform has included titles such as the movie ‘The Muppets on Treasure Island’, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in March, or the series ‘More Muppets than ever’.

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¡Blizzard presenta Diablo II: Resurrected!

DIABLO®

II: RESURRECTED is the definitive remastering of
Diablo II
and its expansion, Lord of Destruction®, two major milestones in the award-winning action role-playing series that Blizzard Entertainment defined the genre with. Veteran players and those who missed the original game twenty years ago can now enjoy the timeless gameplay of
Diablo II
with improved graphics and sound to take advantage of today’s hardware.


Main characteristics of
Diablo
II: Resurrected

  • It’s about the complete experience of
    Diablo II, with remastered versions of
    Diablo II, the expansion
    Lord
    of Destruction

    and countless hours of adventure and demon annihilation.
  • Players will be able to explore the Sanctuary of their nightmares, now in an incredible
    4K resolution.*
  • The original 2D sprite-based models give way to a
    Physically based 3D rendering
    . Graphical enhancements include new animations, dynamic lighting, new textures, and updated visuals.
  • The remastered graphics can be turned off for all the nostalgia of a more “original” experience at the push of a button.
  • The game’s 27 minutes of video scenes have been remade from scratch frame by frame.
  • Remastered audio with 7.1 Dolby Surround sound.
  • Choose your own adventurer
    – Seven of Sanctuary’s greatest champions await on the iconic campfire screen
    the amazon, the assassin, the barbarian, the druid, the necromancer, the paladin and the sorceress
    . Each of them can be fully customized with countless equipment options.
  • Rekindle your relationships

    with old friends like Deckard Cain or Tyrael, the Archangel of Justice.
  • The gaming experience with which
    Diablo

    defined a gender, such as a solid progression of RPG characters, an item system of incredible depth, and wildly visceral combat.

  • Expansion to a new generation
    : The dark legacy of the saga arrives for the first time on Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, PlayStation
    ®5,
    PlayStation
    ®4
    y Nintendo Switch
    , with cross progression between Windows
    ®
    PC and platforms that allow it.
  • Diablo II:
    Resurrected

    It can be enjoyed alone or in a cooperative way with up to 8 friends on your favorite platform. And then, if you just want to release a little tension and pluck some scalps, you can take part in exciting PvP duels just outside the city.
  • Ascend the Forgotten Tower, make your way through the jungles of Kurast, and break down the gates of Hell to defeat
    Diablo
    in person. And then climb to the top of Mount Arreat to face
    Baal, Lord of Destruction
    , on the
    Stone World Tower
    .
  • Pre-order available on Windows PC: La Diablo Prime Evil Collection

    It includes Diablo II:
    Resurrected
    ,
    Diablo® III, the expansion
    Reaper
    of Souls™
    ,
    el pack
    Awakening of the Necromancer

    and exclusive cosmetic items.
  • Technical Alpha on PC coming soon
    : you can now sign up at
    Diablo2.com.

THE GOLDEN AGE OF
DIABLO

The heroes return …
Diablo II:
Resurrected

brings to modern times a diverse cast of characters, now in 3D, with a multitude of settings and mechanics to explore. TO
the amazon
,
the barbarian
,
the necromancer
,
the paladin

Y the sorceress

they are added killer

Y the druid

of expansion Lord
of Destruction
.

… for
face legendary evils
. Fight against
Andariel,
Duriel,
Mefisto,
Diablo
Y Baal, the most formidable enemies of hell. Defeat them if you can, and then face even greater challenges in the Nightmare and Hell difficulty modes.

A great item system comes with great replayability
. The war that players wage against the Burning Hells is not without its rewards. Item upgrades include, but are not limited to, unique weapons and armor, set items, runes, and runic words or charms.

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‘Avatar’ shares a new photo from its filming, with James Cameron and the visit of Jon Favreau

Among great filmmakers is the game in this new image that comes to us from the filming of the sequels of ‘Avatar’. And it is that James Cameron, father of this fantastic saga that seems to be eternalizing with the simultaneous filming of its next installments, appears in the photo in question with Jon Favreau, creative that can no longer be found on the crest of the wave thanks to the success of the first live action series of ‘Star Wars’, ‘The Mandalorian’.

Jon Landau, producer of this franchise that for its next installments has Sigourney Weaver, Kate Winslet, Stephen Lang, Sam Worthington or Zoe Saldana, has been commissioned to publish this snapshot in which you can see how Cameron is guiding Favreau’s visit to the filming set. The moment, captured during their meeting in Los Angeles, suggests the interest of the also director of ‘The Lion King’ in the work that the filmmaker of ‘Titanic’ is doing with a saga that has been waiting for more than a decade to continue.

All due to the development of several films at the same time, which has slowed down an already complicated process if we take into account the characteristics of these stories. Right now ‘Avatar’ is filmed between the aforementioned American city and New Zealand, locations in which the next adventures take place from Pandora, lthe first of which, ‘Avatar 2’, would hit theaters in December 2022.

Accomplices of innovation

Cameron marked a before and after in terms of film development with the technological advances designed for his ‘Avatar’, something with which Favreau must feel identified given the new technique he has helped develop for the creation of ‘The Mandalorian’. The Mandalorian virtual production has not only received widespread applause for its effectiveness, but is already spreading to other productions, as would be the case of ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ or ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’.

Also, of course, the next galactic fictions that are already filmed or are going to start their production shortly, will be raised around the successful StageCraft. It would be the case of ‘The Book of Boba Fett’ and, as confirmed by Ewan McGregor himself, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Here is a video that explains what exactly is this new way of producing.

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Granada vs. Naples live: result, line-ups, controversies, reactions and press conferences for the first leg of the round of 32 of the Europa League 2020-2021

Diego Martínez’s team takes a good advantage and does not concede goals in Los Cármenes, where Herrera and Kenedy scored.

A great Granada achieved this Thursday a great victory for the first leg of the 16th finals of the Europa League against Naples, which they beat 2-0. Diego Martínez’s team takes a good advantage and does not concede goals in Los Cármenes, where Herrera and Kenedy scored.

Reactions and press conferences

Here you will have the reactions of the protagonists …

The happiness of Diego Martínez

“Sometimes you have the right goal and sometimes you don’t. We have been playing three games a week since matchday one. This is a triple effort for each and every player. We even had to make the Vallejo change, which is a shame. But we always try to give the party what it needs. With the ball he had a lot of intention both in organized attack and in counterattack. We understood very well what the party demanded at all times. We even finished in his field with the option of Yangel, the fouls… the team today has to be given the best mark ”.

“This is Europe and we already know how difficult it is. I think that in the last minutes we went for the third goal. The team has played at a very high level. Yangel couldn’t take it anymore, Gonalons … all these kinds of situations, what is it supplemented with? Well, with commitment, solidarity, enthusiasm, motivation and, above all, with giving Granada a special and historic night that, regardless of what happens in the tie, will always remain in the memory ”.

“Those of us who know Napoli know the quality and talent they have. That is why I put so much value in the team’s game. Getting ahead on the scoreboard is always important because it gives you a lot of confidence, but beyond the result the game has been very Complete. We always say the same to the team. Where strength and success do not reach, insistence, commitment, solidarity … It is what makes me feel most proud. Then this is a game and a goal changes everything “Even your readings. The historic day that these players have allowed us to live today is to enjoy it, to savor it, to feel proud of this feeling. That is the most important thing”.

Gatusso’s word

“The difficulty and fatigue have been noticed on a physical level, the lack of players we have in attack,” said Gatusso after the clash at a press conference. “We lack eleven players, being without the possibility of making changes the difficulties are many. We are tired and it is difficult for us to put our rivals in difficulty,” added the coach.

“Granada played a good game and played very well, we knew their characteristics well, it is an atypical Spanish team and a very vertical team,” he said about the rival. And he said that “2-1 would have been a fairer result.”

Minute by minute

And this is the XI of Naples

There are already XI of Granada !!


THE PRIOR OF GOAL


  • This is Granada’s first European meeting against Naples and against an Italian rival.
  • This is the seventh tie in a major European competition for Naples against a Spanish rival, surpassing only one of the previous six: a 6-1 aggregate victory over Valencia in the first round of the 1992/93 UEFA Cup.
  • Including qualifying, Granada scored 15 goals in their first seven matches in European competition this season (6V 1E), but have since failed to score in the last two (1E 1D).
  • Napoli have won the first leg in just two of their last eight Champions League / Europa League ties combined (2E 4D).
  • In the Europa League this season, only Bayer Leverkusen (124) have made more sequences in plays with 10 or more passes than Naples (122) and only Arsenal (38) have built more attacks (sequence with 10 or more passes than finish with a shot or a touch in the opposite area) than the Italians (30).

MATCH

Granada vs. Naples

DATE Thursday, February 18
STADIUM New Los Cármenes, Granada
SCHEDULE 21:00
ZONE CANAL SCHEDULE
Spain

Gol Television

21:00
South America

ESPN

ARG and CHI: 17:00, COL: 15:00
Mexico ESPN 2 14:00

Granada vs. Naples

Granada: Rui Silva; Foulquier, Domingos Duarte, Vallejo, Neva; Herrera, Gonalons; Machis, Montoro, Kenedy; Molina

Naples: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Maksimovic, Mario Rui; Lobotka, Fabian Ruiz; Politano, Insigne, Elmas; Osimhen

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‘Flora and Ulises’ make a superhero team in this clip from the new Disney + movie

According to Flora, an imaginative little comic book fan, superheroes help those who need it, and who have one thing in common: they never appear in the real world. That until the arrival of Ulysses, a squirrel with unexpected abilities who begins to communicate with Flora and her family through a typewriter.

From this point on, Ulysses shows all kinds of features that are not characteristic of his species, being one of the most prominent andl to be able to communicate with the little girl in the house, that, aware that all superheroes have a mission, even if they do not identify themselves at first, gets down to work to discover the purpose of Ulysses.

Thus, in this exclusive clip of ‘Flora y Ulises’, the movie that lands on Disney + this February 19, we discover the superheroic side of Ulysses in a scene in which this squirrel teases Flora (Matilda Lawler) and her father (Ben Schwartz), who have stayed out of the car with the keys in it. George Buckman, the little girl’s father, shares the limelight with his cynical daughter, a girl who is immersed in a process of understanding and acceptance of her parents’ recent divorce. Alyson Hannigan plays her mother, Phyllis, and Danny Pudi plays Ulysses’ nemesis.

Now yes, for the whole family

Disney +, which has spent its first year in our country focusing on an offer focused on the smallest of the house, finally reaches the status of a platform with options for everyone. It does so from the hand of Star, a brand that will include together with ‘Star Wars’ or Marvel within the platform, and under which he will launch all kinds of fictions for adults. So in this month of February, specifically from 23, in addition to releasing proposals for all audiences such as ‘Flora and Ulysses’, Disney + launches films such as ‘Deadpool’, ‘Titanic’, ‘Pretty Woman’ or ‘Die Hard’; and series like ‘With love, Victor’, ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ or ‘The X Files’.

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