Bookahneer’s Geekwatch (November 18, 2011)

Welcome to today’s Bookahneer’s Geekwatch! The place about miscellaneous interesting news related to gaming (will most likely include at least one piece about Guild Wars 2 ^^).

The big news first: No more NDA for Star Wars: The Old Republic! Have fun talking about your beta experiences! I haven’t been part of the beta despite having signed up as soon as it was available. Alas, I’m a European player, so I never had a chance to even be considered until a few weeks ago or so. Pffft. ;)

Runic Games also came with an update today. Unfortunately, this isn’t such good news. The game will be postponed until 2012. If this is good or bad for them is still up for debate, I guess. The good thing is definitely that they want – and apparently need – more time to finish their game and polish it as much as possible. I think too many games have been released too early, so even though I’m looking forward to certain games (*cough*Guild Wars 2*cough*), I always applaud them for taking their time instead of giving in to the temptation to release NOW and pull another Warhammer Online. ;) Also, I think Torchlight 2 will be able to “compete” with Diablo 3 either way. They’re the same genre and attract the same customers, but Torchlight 2 will be cheaper (20€ in Germany, for example), has LAN multiplayer, offline modus and will include user-made mods. So it does offer different things than Diablo 3. And neither of them requires a monthly fee. So why not get both sooner or later? ;)

Last but not least, last week I was added by somebody on Twitter and I first thought: Weird name for a bot! Turns out, it’s not a bot, after all. ;) Big Eared Girls shows off pictures of well-known pictures/ladies as Asuras. Brilliant, if you ask me! Which is why I need to feature it in today’s Geekwatch! Head over to Big Eared Girls Deviantart Page to see all the glorious pictures (including baby charrs! How cute is that! *g*). :o)