Time To Look Great In Diablo III Thanks To Cosmetics Patch

The problem you often find when you play any game with items is that you end up torn between looking good and actually being good. Some of the best look items I’ve ever found in games are mid-tiered, meaning that while they look awesome playing with them actually makes me weaker than I could/should be. This is a problem commonly found with games, but Diablo III has you covered if you felt like you needed a little more style thanks to its new cosmetics patch.

Typically without buying the collectors edition (something that is rather hard to find these days), you were limited in how amazing you could look thanks to the limited pets and wings available for your characters.

The latest patch (2.4.1) is a small one by many standards, but will add a wide range of graphical choices for your characters, from the Wings of Kokabiel making you look like a fairy demon to the Star Helm and Pauldrons calling you to battle in space.

Below you can find just a few of the new items and pets that you will be now able to quest for and upon receiving, look like a true warrior.

When you play a game do you look for style or are you one for the stats the items bring? Is there a way to find a balance? Give us your opinion on if stats or looks are more important in games

Smite Skin Sale Ends Soon!

Of all the multiplayer online battle arena games (MOBA’s), I will admit that I prefer Smite. The unique 3rd person view brings you closer to the action and means that sneaking up behind your opponent brings them that much closer to defeat. With every character unlockable for just a one off payment of £20.99, including all of their future releases, it isn’t hard to see a reason why people like putting gods like Zeus against Thor and Ra. If you ever felt like a change though their skins are often unique and refreshing, with the Leap Year and Rising Dawn sales ending soon you can get them for even less!

The Rising Dawn event is there to celebrate the release of the Japanese pantheon, with gods like Ameratsu and Raijin tearing through the battle with sword and thunder alike. To celebrate this you can get a set of Japanese inspired skins for your favourite gods, with the loveable Neith dressed in pink with love hearts and fluffy animals, or if you wanted to go Godzilla (or Gojira) on some people Sobek is your god to call. Ymir goes sumo with his new skin and grabbing all of these and the rising dawn bundle gets you a machine based Sol skin. The deal ends on the 1st March so now may be your best chance to grab the deal.

The Leap Year sale brings you a bunch of skins for 50% off, with everything from the mecha forms of Digi-Mir 9000 Ymir and G.E.B.1 GEB to the sneaky Shinobalanque Xbalanque and Infiltrator Loki all going for cheap. With the sale ending on the 29th though you haven’t got long.

Warner Brothers Announces Mortal Kombat XL

Mortal Kombat is one of the most adrenaline-fuelled violent fighting series ever devised and includes a huge array of spectacular finishing moves. The latest entry, Mortal Kombat XL received some criticism for its poor PC port and microtransactions. Furthermore, publishers tend to release new characters, and other essential content via post launch DLC. As a result, it’s often a sensible approach to wait for a decent sale or until a game of the year edition emerges. Warner Brothers has just announced Mortal Kombat XL which includes all the content from the main game, DLC and upcoming add-ons in Kombat pack 2:

  • Brand new playable characters the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre horror film series, Triborg and Bo’Rai Cho
  • Never released Apocalypse Skin Pack
  • Previously released content including playable Goro, Brazil Skin Pack, Kold War Skin Pack and Kold War Scorpion Skin

Also included with Mortal Kombat XL are previously released downloadable content from the original Kombat Pack:

  • Playable characters Predator, Jason Voorhees, Tremor and Tanya, with each accompanied by three themed skins

  • Samurai Skin Pack

Sadly, no information has been released regarding the price, but I’m expecting the final game to cost $60. This isn’t terrible value when you consider the impressive quantity of additional characters, and intense fighting moves. There’s always a huge debate querying if Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat provides the better fighting experience. Personally, I’ve always preferred the gritty Mortal Kombat aesthetic and brutal close-ups when finishing off an opponent. Admittedly, I haven’t played Mortal Kombat X despite seeing it discounted to around £7 on numerous occasions.

As game of the year editions become a standardized notion, consumers might simply wait for the complete version instead of instantly pre-ordering. This could hurt the studio’s sales figures, and they have to be very careful when offering DLC to try and retain a loyal community.