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A few years back, games artist Toby Lewin had an image he drew for a Blizzard contest go viral. You see it all over the internet these days, from posters to mouse pads, but this week it turned up in the real world on ... a war memorial in the Ukranian capital Kiev.
Back in February, Blizzard announced that it would stop supporting Windows XP and Vista "later this year" for a swathe of its games, including Hearthstone, Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm. Well, "later" has transformed into October, giving players on older operating system a good deal of time to upgrade.
About an hour into taking Diablo 3's new Necromancer class for a spin, I encountered a turgid, hulking monster called a Grotesque. I had already massacred several of the small bats preceding it, and by using my class ability Corpse Explosion, I did enough damage to the Grotesque for it to inflate and rupture. Out of its body poured wormy parasites. And I killed them by making the Grotesque's corpse explode, too.
Diablo 3's 2.3.4 update hit the public test realm today, giving PC players a chance to play through a 16-level retro dungeon packed with bosses from the 1996 original. It's not quite a remake, but it hits all the right notes.
Well, that's one way to give your action-RPG a shot in the arm! Not that Path of Exile from Kiwi studio Grinding Gear Games needs help -- it's managed pretty darn well so far -- but to get one of the fathers of the modern hack'n'slash David Brevik on board is quite the coup no matter how you cut it.
They were originally conceived as a way for developers to get credit for the games they worked on. But Easter Eggs are now a way for developers to tip their hat to their fans, a way to joke about the past, surprise alternate endings or a way to interact with their audience in diabolical ways that go beyond the game.
Easter Eggs are now a staple of video game design, so to help celebrate the long weekend let's look back on some of the best Easter Eggs ever made.