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This is the ShadowSpiral Diablo II News Archive Section. Some of the links contained in this archive, espicially older links, are no longer linked to sites and pages that exist. If you run into a dead link please email the WebMaster and report the name of the link, where it was supposed to go, and the date of the post you got it off of. Thanks...
Below are the Articles I and others have written in my time here at ShadowSpiral Diablo II. Anyone is free to copy them, download them, or use them on their site, so long as their authors get the proper credit for having wrote them (no plagiarism).
"Diablo II: The Experience" - This article details Diablo when it was nearly 50% completed. As such, it is thoroughly outdated now.
"December's WebMaster Chat" - The WebMaster Chat from December, covering some of the burning questions from that time.
"BG vs. D2" - A thorough analysis of these two giant games, mostly comparison and contrasting.
"The Gamestar Article" - A reprinting of a Gamestar article, complete from their site.
"Thoughts on the Gamestar Article" - Darkkīs thoughts on the Gamestar Article (see above).
"February's WebMaster Chat" - The WebMaster Chat from February, covering some of the burning questions from that time.
"Gamestar Movie Analysis" - An analysis on the massive Gamestar movie, the largest and most informative ever to be released. Three whole pages of coverage.
"Character Skills" - An analysis of Diablo IIīs skills and how they work and are organized in the game.
"Focus on Specialized Fansites" - An in-depth look at some of the most important sites in the Community, specialty sites that focus on a central aspect of the game.
"Amazon Gameplay Video Analysis" - An analysis on the Amazon Gameplay video that was released by Blizzard.
"Stamina Bar Blues" - A look into one of Diablo IIīs new and controversial features.
"CendentSoft Interview" - A reprinting of the CendentSoft article by Josh Mosler.
"Aprilīs WebMaster Chat" - The WebMaster Chat from April, covering some of the burning questions from that time.
"Blizzard Press Release" - A reprinting of a Blizzard press release concerning Act III and the Barbarian.
"Paladin Gameplay Video Analysis" - An analysis of the Paladin Gameplay video that was released by Blizzard.
"Swedish Article Translation" - A translation of the Svenska Diablo II article.
"TV Interview on NBC Europe" - A translation of Bill Roperīs Giga TV appearance.
"French Article Translation" - A translation of a French Preview.
"French Overgame Translation" - The translation for the French Overgame preview.
"French Interview Translation" - A translation of Bill Roperīs interview with Overgame.
"Fluxīs PCAccelerator Preview Analysis" - Flux of DiabloII.netīs analysis on the PCAccelerator Preview.
"Menu and Status Bar Redesign" - An in-depth look at how the UI (User Interface) has changed for E3.
"Bill Roper Bio" - A personal bio on Bill Roper, head honcho of Diablo IIīs development team and top brass at Blizzard Entertainment.
"E3 Unveiled" - A long running article covering the sights and events at E3 that concerned Diablo II and the facts around it.
"PCPlayer Movie Analysis" - This article covers the PCPlayer video in depth, shedding light on some of the more confusing points.
"PC Games Movie Analysis" - This article provides an in-depth look at the PC Games Movie, one of several released in the very beginning of June.
"DiabloII.netīs Fansite Interview" - The folks at DiabloII.net had an interview with Blizzard about Diablo II on June 11. This is a look at that interview with commentary by the ShadowSpiral staff.
"Chinese Gameplay Movie Analysis" - This is an analysis of the Chinese Gameplay Movie, complete with commentary and details links to many of the skills shown in the movie.
"Juneīs WebMaster Chat" - This chat offered a lot of new information in all areas of Diablo II. This is the log from the chat.
"French Gameplay Video Analysis" - This is an analysis of the French movie from PC Soluces. It also contains a transcript of what the French narrators were saying during the movie.
"E3 Cinematic Dialogue" - This is the dialogue of the narrator during the cinematic, which is very well done and nearly a work of art in its own right. Updated on (6/24) with an analysis by Ariochel.
"Gameplay Movie Analysis" - This is the analysis of the 58 MB Gameplay movie that was released June 18th. It is a long two-page analysis, and it helps to have the movie available to watch while reading it.
"Gameplay Movie Analysis" - This is the analysis of the 52 MB Gameplay movie that was also released on June 18th. Although the movie is shorter than itīs brother, it is still packed with information and gameplay footage.
"Analysis of the Pieced-together Picture" - This is an analysis of the pieced-together picture from Computer Games Stategy Magazine.
"Bill Roper Interview Analysis" - Bill Roper had an interview with Gamesmania at which he discussed Diablo II at length. These are our musings into his words and his answers.
"Gamestar Movie Analysis" - This is the analysis of the new Gamestar movie, and all of the findings can be found within this analysis.
"PC Force Article Trnaslation" - This is a translation of the PC Force article, which is a French publication. By elvenstar.
"Barbarian Gameplay Movie Analysis" - This is our analysis of the Barbarian Gameplay movie, complete with scene by scene commentary and miniature pics.
"Translation of the Swedish Torget Interview" - This is a translation of the interview between Susan Wooley, Bill Roper, and Torget Online, a Swedish gaming site.
"Augustīs WebMaster Chat" - This chat offered a lot of new information in all areas of Diablo II. This is the log from the chat with an analysis of what was said.
"Hardware Report - IntelliMouse Explorer" - This article covers the IntelliMouse Explorer, a new mouse designed by Microsoft that is currently the only 5-button mouse to work with Diablo II.
"Novermberīs WebMaster Chat" - This chat offered a lot of new information in all areas of Diablo II. This is the log from the chat with an analysis of what was said.
"Analysis on SSOTW #37" - In this article we explore the details of Screenshot of the Week #37, the first-ever screenshot to show us what a guildhall might look like.
"Diablo: The Calling Analysis" - The analysis of the 5-minute movie shown in a select Hollywood theatre.
"Necromancer Gameplay Video Analysis" - This analysis covers the release of the Necromancer Gameplay Video with accompanying screenshots.
"Blizzard Insider Interview" - This interview covers a lot of the aspects of the upcoming Beta Test of Diablo II.
"GEN4-PC Translation" - This is a translation of the French Interview that GEN4-PC had with Bill Roper.
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