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The Seven-Year Saga Of Shovel Knight Is Finally Over

The Seven-Year Saga Of Shovel Knight Is Finally Over

When I first met the co-founders of Yacht Club Games in October of 2016, at their sleek, ocean-adjacent offices in Marina del Rey, California, they told me they were shocked to still be working on Shovel Knight. After all, it had been three and a half years since they’d quit…

The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo

The Past, Present, And Future Of Diablo

On November 2, 2018, Blizzard closed its annual BlizzCon keynote by announcing, to scattered applause, a Diablo game for phones. It was a baffling marketing decision that immediately set off controversy, as fans of Blizzard’s iconic action-role-playing game franchise loudly accused the company of neglecting its PC players.