Stay awhile and listen. Blizzard has released a patch for... Diablo II. That's right, sixteen years after its release, the game is still being actively supported. The latest update, version 1.14a, improves compatibility with modern systems. On the Windows side, the game now has native support for Windows 7 and above. Mac gamers ought to be happy, too, as the new version includes an OS X installer that supports OS X versions 10.10 and 10.11.
That's not all, though. Blizzard also says it's "begun working to improve [its] cheat-detection and hack-prevention capabilites." This should be welcome news for those tired of joining games with more farming bots than people. It doesn't look like this will be the final update to Diablo II, either—the dev team says that "the journey starts by making Diablo II run on modern platforms, but it does not end there." Blizzard also says there "is still a large Diablo II community around the world." That should come as no surprise. According to NPD, back in 2010 the Diablo Battle Chest was still among the 10 top-selling games.
While we're the topic of ARPGs, I've been hooked on Grim Dawn lately, which is totally worth your money and time. It's me-approved, so you should go check it out.
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