Zack Mok

Zack is a software engineer coop for Microsoft and occasional writer for MonsterVine. His opinions in no way reflect the opinions of his employers.

PAX 2012: showcase brought Planes, Tanks but no Automobiles

by Zack Mok - on Sep 17th 2012 - No Comments

At PAX I got a chance to meet with some of the folks at Wargaming to take a peek at some of their latest developments, most notably the upcoming World of Warplanes, a major content update for their popular World of Tanks and a browser-based card game World of Tanks Generals. Read on to see what I thought. (more…)

Dead Island: Riptide visits a new island with your favorite characters

by Zack Mok - on Sep 4th 2012 - 1 Comment

Was your first vacation to Banoi not enough? Developer Techland seems to think so. The devs next chapter in the Dead Island franchise, Riptide, will bring you back to the tropics for more zombie-filled, blood-spattered family fun come 2013. I managed to get a viewing of a hands-off demo behind curtains at PAX and here’s what I saw....

Mass Effect 3 Review – It’s Been a Hell of Ride

by Zack Mok - on May 21st 2012 - No Comments

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months or so, chances are you’ve heard of quite a stirring in the Mass Effect community. The release of the final installment in Shepard’s trilogy has caused quite a controversy in regards to it’s ending, in how fans received it and the complications of ‘artistic...

Diablo 3’s Wizard: A Colourful Character

by Zack Mok - on May 3rd 2012 - 1 Comment

As the coming release of Diablo 3 is getting ever so near, Blizzard has been stepping up the marketing and showcasing the game’s classes. This week’s spotlight is the Wizard; watch and be amazed at all the colours of destruction! Learn more about the other classes here. Diablo 3 comes to PC and Mac on May 15th.

Diablo 3’s “Evil is Back” TV Spot Burns For Your Desire

by Zack Mok - on Apr 30th 2012 - No Comments

In case you didn’t catch it last night after Family Guy on Fox last night, Blizzard released a new TV trailer for the highly anticipated Diablo 3. Only a couple more weeks till the May 15th release date – anyone excited?

Kingdoms of Amalur Review: Toying with Fate

by Zack Mok - on Apr 4th 2012 - No Comments

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is loooong. Purported to be a game of an extraordinary 200 hours in length and a blend of action and RPG, Amalur certainly seems to rival the likes of The Elder Scrolls at first glance; this shouldn’t be surprising, given support on the project from lead designer of Morrowind and Oblivion fame, Ken Rolston....

Diablo III Raises Hell on May 15th

by Zack Mok - on Mar 15th 2012 - 1 Comment

The time is near. Your friends said Diablo III would never come out but you kept on hoping, wishing and waiting. Luckily for you, your patience is about to pay off. Blizzard has just announced Diablo III’s official release date on May 15th, 2012. Yeah, that’s right – THIS YEAR!

Pre-purchase through has also opened up today for players wanting to download the game ahead of time and play as soon as everything goes online in May. Anyone interested in the World of Warcraft annual pass and a free copy of Diablo III are still welcome to purchase it, however the promotion ends May 1st – so you’ve still got some time to make up your mind.

For more details, check out the Blizzard’s press release.

Launch Your Day With the Amalur Launch Trailer

by Zack Mok - on Feb 7th 2012 - No Comments

Big Huge Game’s epic new role-playing adventure, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, launches today with an action-packed launch trailer. Who’s taking the plunge for this potentially 200 hour game? Give the trailer a watch and see for yourself.

Zack Mok, Author at MonsterVine