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5 Reasons 'Diablo III' Represents Gaming's Annoying Future

If given a choice between going back and living in the year 1982 and sitting in a chair made of living dicks, most of us would choose the dicks. After all, back then you had almost zero control over your entertainment -- you watched shows and movies when they wanted you to. (This was even before everybody had VCRs -- if you missed it live, you missed it forever.) All technological progress since then has been devoted to letting us watch shows or movies when we want. Video games, however, are going the opposite direction.

For a prime example, let's take the just-released Diablo III.

By John Cheese

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Godmars2902013d ago (Edited 2013d ago )

Cracked is actually a big deal mainstream. The game's issues are leaking out to the general public, which means heavy damage control if Blizzard wants to appeal to them.

koh2013d ago (Edited 2013d ago )

That was the first thing I thought too when I saw this on cracked earlier. Strange situation when veteran Diablo players complain that the game caters too much to the mainstream audience, but a more mainstream website writes an article like this.

morganfell2013d ago (Edited 2013d ago )

If they wanted to make the game more casual for certain audiences that is fine. Companies have to appeal to a wide audience because money is more important than their craft. If they want to let the game handle attributes and skills for those people that isn't an issue. But removing such customization from hardcore players is simply unforgivable. It's what made Diablo II such a great game and completely abandoning the audience that put you on the map smells too much like the actions of a traitor.

Here is what Blizzard are missing. There are several small studios with great projects that will step into the void, in fact are already stepping in with projects in beta. If they think they can live on their name, let's see how far that will get them when people start walking away.

Raider692013d ago

Frankly a new this kind of shit internet lost connections,servers blown... was most likely going to happen with D3 release!It happens with most of Blizzard games,and all overhyped games!Thats the reason my D3 package its still unopen and will be like that for a week or two more until i get connected to battlenet.But its realy bad that Blizzard its screwing gamers and fans by impossing this always online crap DRM!

GamerToons2013d ago

I bought the game this morning and so far not too bad. It's definately old school and a lot like previous Diablos. Online only sucks tbh, but I always have Internet so it doesn't bother me too much.

If you like action RPGs then DIII it up, it's good so far. I will buy Torchlight 2 as well cause I really liked the 1st one.

NegativeCreepWA2013d ago (Edited 2013d ago )

I don't agree with the DRM but, the online problems were to be expected as with any major online game release. Nearly all mmos suffer from this, also every Battlefield in the last 5 years. Get over it or wait a few weeks to buy online games.

koh2013d ago

I think the main complaint there was that the servers being down also prevented playing in single-player. Most people understand that day 1 multiplayer can be a mess.

kevnb2013d ago

there is no single player, only soloing. Any gear you get can have an impact on other players. If it were playable offline, it would be crcaked and people would use trainers.

Bimkoblerutso2013d ago

^ I 100% guarantee that private servers will be up within the coming months, rendering this whole DRM bullshit moot.

In other words, sure the multiplayer will be secure, but singleplayer and/or LAN play will be open to cheating...just like if Blizzard had had an offline singleplayer option.

kevnb2013d ago

game was fixed within a few hours... and its online only because it has to be. They absolutely cannot have cheaters in this game.

ATi_Elite2013d ago

People are whinning and crying like Huge Steroid fed babies about the Internet DRM yet they have been on the Internet ALL day long crying about the Internet DRM!

call Sprint, Verizon, or ATT and get the Internet any where you go!

typical day 1 issues like we haven't seen them before!

your right Blizzard has to make sure no cheaters enter the servers (MD5 tool will be used heavily)

Grim Dawn and Torchlite II look like great alternatives though!!!

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