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Submitted by JonahFalcon 1082d ago | news

Fans express outrage at offline/LAN play for console version of Diablo III

Already expressing bitterness of a console version of Diablo III, the word that the PS3 and PS4 versions of Diablo III would support offline play have made them even more angry. (Diablo III, PC, PS3, PS4)

aliengmr  +   1082d ago
Okay, that sucks.

Didn't really care about it going to PS4/PS3. But that does upset me.
ApolloTheBoss  +   1082d ago
Yeah that's not right. I'm glad us console gamers get to experience Diablo but PC guys always having to play online is unfair.
aliengmr  +   1082d ago
You should be glad. I'm glad console gamers don't have to put up with insufferable always-online DRM.

Its hard to articulate how frustrating it can be to be kicked from a single-player game. Its a stark reminder your experience isn't your own in D3. They expect our trust to buy the game and give none in return. What we did get was an average ARPG that took 10 years to make.

My first thought playing D3 was, I really wish I could play D3.

My second thought was, 10 years? Really?
BattleAxe  +   1081d ago
Not really a surprise when piracy is out of control on the PC.
miyamoto  +   1081d ago
Dude, Diablo can be played offline on PSOne PS2 and PS3 so its natural and no surprise there
Linsolv  +   1081d ago
@BattleAxe : And the 360, though.

Seriously, go onto any torrent search engine, search for any multiplat, and you'll find that it's pirated on 360 too. In fact, you'll find that 360 games are generally pirated before PC games--most 360 pirates get games 1-2 days before the street date, whereas PC pirates tend to get them 1-2 days after. Sometimes, when the DRM is really good, 1-2 weeks after, but that's rare.
ZeroX9876  +   1082d ago
well I'm expecting a PC patch for offline play near the PS3-4 release date.
Mounce  +   1081d ago
It's just another step in which Blizzard fucks over their PC fanbase, bluntly. I'm a D3 Collector's Edition owner, and I know all the shit Diablo 3 IS and Was.

No Lan, always online, the bullshit cycle of the auction house....none of it is 'Diablo' and Path of Exile is more of successful Diablo than Diablo 3 itself will ever be....but this? I feel bad for those who easily pushed or forced themselves to be fans of Diablo 3 in any way since Blizzard simply cock slapped them with one subtle blow.
3-4-5  +   1081d ago we people can play it offline too ?

old school style. nice.
MiloGarret  +   1081d ago
Feel the same way, didn't even care about it, but this is just insulting.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1082d ago
Did this somehow make the game you bought less enjoyable?
Letros  +   1082d ago
You clearly never experienced the was god awful
rdgneoz3  +   1081d ago
And as others have said, getting DCed when playing by yourself...
GrandTheftZamboni  +   1081d ago
Oh, okay. I didn't know that developing a console version of the game could cause the PC version to lag.
aliengmr  +   1082d ago
You mean the game I rented for 60$ from Blizzard?
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1082d ago
I fear for a digital future which is inevitable. It will simply feel like a rental and nothing more without the physical copy to enjoy. Online only games are the future of gaming sadly. Not yet, I'd say in about ten years from now online only will be much more common.
MiloGarret  +   1081d ago
Don't defend that which doesn't deserve it. I love Diablo 3, it's one of my favourite games, yes really. But this is insulting.
Studio-YaMi  +   1082d ago
And they have every right to rage for this,needing to be online always to play a game with mostly single player elements & then giving another version of the same game with that said option turned off while ditching your first consumers & fanbase !?

That's harsh :\
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porkChop  +   1082d ago
Well I don't think Blizzard had a choice. Consoles online infrastructure don't work the same way as PC, and I don't think it's possible to make a console game require a constant internet connection, unless of course it's a multiplayer game.
Karlnag3  +   1081d ago
This is Sony though. They're certainly a lot more open to letting devs use their own online infrastructure... more than Microsoft are anyway. Valve with steam on Portal 2, for example.
auragenz  +   1082d ago
You know what. Nevermind, let the whining continue.
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Studio-YaMi  +   1082d ago
I'm not a PC gamer,I'm a console gamer and a Sony fan,but when it's not right,it's not right!
karlowma  +   1082d ago
I wonder what the setup of the RMAH will be on PS3/4. That was the real killer for me.
Skate-AK  +   1082d ago
Probably won't be one.
sashimi  +   1082d ago
that alone makes the game a lot better. Though i wouldn't recommend anyone to buy the game anymore after playing it on pc.
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R_aVe_N  +   1082d ago
If that is the case omg I might get it lol. RMAH ruined the entire game in my opinion.
ziggurcat  +   1082d ago
oh, pc elitists.... you so funny.
jon1234  +   1082d ago
haha they are funny
BLow  +   1082d ago
Its a console game, what do you expect. I not saying I'm all knowing but I figure that everyone who games on PC has an Internet connection. The same can't be said for console owners. Just a thought..............
Studio-YaMi  +   1082d ago
Not a good enough excuse for them to pull that..
BLow  +   1082d ago
The game sucks anyway right so why so upset over a game that was such a total letdown. Now console owners will have a turd too. Forget it...u guys can keep bitching about pointless crap...why do I continue to waste my time commenting. Have fun people.
HexxedAvenger  +   1082d ago
Hmmm, I wonder what else they are going to do different.
-_- still remember the horrible lag, and not being able to play when the internet was out.
SpinalRemains138  +   1082d ago
This cant be true.

PC gamers cannot speak about anything other than their rig of choice being supreme. They have nothing but contempt for consoles to begin with, and their mental illness forces them to whine about how superior their gaming experience is.

Now you're telling me they're angry because console gamers get something good? Do they feel entitles or something? Does PS3 or 4s game in any way affect theirs?
-MD-  +   1082d ago
Is the Diablo 3 "something good"? Because I bought the game at launch and it's not good.

@statix - I haven't seen anyone actually upset about Diablo 3 going to consoles yet because the game was a huge disappointment to fans. 95% of the Diablo community dropped off the game a few weeks after launch. From what I understand Blizz made everyone on PC be online 24/7 and they're allowing console players to go offline, that's the only thing I've seen people be upset about and rightly so.

@Cam - You're crazy if you think GTV isn't coming to PC lol.
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Statix  +   1082d ago
So why are PC fans so upset about Blizzard bringing a "not good" game to consoles? They should all just be, "Meh, whatever."
Cam977  +   1082d ago
Haha, what you said is true.
Do they have RDR? No.
How about Uncharted? Nope.
Grand theft auto V? NOPE!
The list is huge, their exclusives are games nobody cares about.
Bladesfist  +   1081d ago
I care about PC exclusives. In fact most of the games I enjoy the most are PC exclusive.

Planetside 2
Saryk  +   1081d ago
Yeah, that's why the PC gaming market has had a surge. Because no one cares about the games on the PC?
BLow  +   1082d ago
Please stop with the common sense stuff. Anyways my PC version with still look better on my GTX 78945769 that has 16 GB of RAM that does 7.638 flipflops... so there. Gotcha....and take that. Now who has the better game experience.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   1082d ago
It serves PC gamers right. They got a game that lagged constantly, didn't launch with PvP, had the auction house which ruins the balance of the game, and simply can't be played offline. PS3 gamers will get the game proper at launch how it should have been made. I would be pissed if I was a PC elitist as well. This is awesome news!
Heisenburger  +   1082d ago
Now *I am admittedly ignorant when it comes to pc gaming.

But when you boil it down to THESE people can, THESE people can't.... it simply isn't fair, or equal I should say.
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MooseyXTC  +   1082d ago
A bad game that crushed and ruined a great franchise is being upgraded to be remotely tolerable for the wrong audience, and PC players don't have the right to complain?
Seriously, guys.
Kirnisorey  +   1082d ago
Well I understand this. Pirating on playstation not so easy.
Kingthrash360  +   1082d ago
Lol thats a good answer to my comment below....
Kingthrash360  +   1082d ago
People complain but if you like it that much... buy a ps3, it should have a price drop by the time its released. It would cost you less than a decent graphics card...just a thought.
Dark_Overlord  +   1082d ago
Does nobody remember Sonys clause for releasing a game on the machine later? It has to include something extra, offline play could be deemed that extra :)
ninjahunter  +   1082d ago
Lol, Jeez, sony fans are really bashing the PC today. And PC gamers generally dont give a crap if it comes to console, what pisses us off is that blizzard intentionally screwed over the PC version, then turned around and gave the consolers a blowjob.
fermcr  +   1082d ago
Ahhh... got to love N4G... land of Sony fanboys.

As for Diablo 3, yes it isn't fair for PC gamers. Glad i didn't buy the game for PC.
pandehz  +   1082d ago
I paid £44 for D3 and spent another £30 on rmah and NOW they announce LAN support and offline play but NOT FOR PC?

Yea blizz plz upload your games to a torrent, you know thats what you're eventually aiming for right?
NateCole  +   1082d ago
Well as PC + PS3 gamer it kinda suck but hey, i got to play it when it came out.

Not getting it for PS3 when it comes out obviously.

SC2 heart of swarm in a couple of weeks!!. Blizzard rules!!.
2pacalypsenow  +   1082d ago
lol but the PC will always win well thats 1 win for console gamers
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kesvalk  +   1081d ago
that's what you get by buying a activision game.

should've brought torchlight 2, with lan play, mod support and everything else you guys wanted from D3.
madjedi  +   1077d ago
If the ps3/ps4 version will have offline play, it should have been available day 1 for pc gamers.

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