Subject: General Tech | November 4, 2016 - 10:21 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: blizzard, pc gaming, diablo, diablo iii
Starting in the Public Test Realm next week, Diablo 3 will receive a campaign that is based on the original game, which turns 20 years old on New Year's Eve. Like the original game, you will fight down the levels of a dungeon into Hell where you fight and kill Diablo. Pardon the spoilers.
The patch, called The Darkening of Tristram, seems to be taken light-heartedly by the company. They announce that it will add a low-quality rendering mode to pay homage to graphical limitations of 1996. More functionality, they also force the character to move in eight directions, which I'm not sure it's tongue-in-cheek or actually implemented for gameplay reasons.
Either way, you can check it out next week by joining the beta realm.
Subject: General Tech | April 23, 2014 - 05:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: mcs, ULLtraDIMM, diablo, PCIe SSD
Memory Channel Storage is exactly what it sounds like, non-volatile flash storage that is placed into DIMM slots to take advantage of the low latency connection between the CPU and more traditional DIMMs. This may not help gamers to rack up higher scores but for server applications which have large queue depths resulting in very large IOPS. This setup also allows for workload to be shared across memory channels, as opposed to a PCIe solution which is only able to connect to the lanes accessible to that particular slot. There is a link to the white paper on The Register for those who wish to delve deeper.
"Diablo provides Memory Channel Storage (MCS) technology to SanDisk’s subsidiary SMART Storage. It’s OEMed on to Supermicro and also IBM (soon to be Lenovo) for its x86 servers as ULLtraDIMM technology."
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Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards, Shows and Expos | October 21, 2011 - 11:28 PM | Ryan Shrout
Tagged: wow, starcraft, nvidia, LG, diablo iii, diablo, blizzcon 2011, blizzcon, asus, antec
Hey everyone! I am still busily collecting information at Blizzcon 2011 but I thought I would share with you some of the photos I took from the first half of the first day of the show. If you haven't experienced Blizzcon before (and I hadn't) this is one hell of a celebration of PC gamers. Even if you aren't a fan of StarCraft, World of Warcraft or Diablo, this is an impressive event with a main stage area seating 15,000!!!
Check out all the photos on our Facebook page here (available to public as well!) I'll have some coverage of the Antec, ASUS and NVIDIA booth as well later in the evening so be sure to check back.
Here are a couple more samples, but be sure you check out the link above for ALL of the the photos!!