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Op Ed’s Trevor Longino - Diablo III style DRM could make us ‘lose a chunk of gaming history.”
Games like Diablo III with bespoke constantly online DRM could be lost to gaming culture at large if for any reason the games publisher or developer stops supporting that infrastructure. So when you lose that online connection, you lose a chunk of gaming history.

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29. Re: Op Ed May 28, 2012, 22:11 Lord Tea
Beelzebud wrote on May 28, 2012, 17:31:
Lord Tea wrote on May 28, 2012, 17:24:
Who would give a shit about D3 in 5, 10 years anyway?

The same type of people that still play Diablo 2, 12 years after its release date.

interesting theory, here's mine:
I've played both D1 and D2 but couldn't care less about D3 due to its horrible DRM. In fact, in 5 years when all the hype about D3 (and maybe Blizzard, who knows?) is long gone I might still play D1/2 on a vintage Win98 machine. Besides, people grow up; even those who are still playing D1/2 today might lose interest tomorrow. Oh, and then there is Jerykk's opinion, which I totally agree with:

Jerykk wrote on May 28, 2012, 22:07:
Diablo 3 isn't a pioneer in anything. It's the third in a series of polished, if unremarkable, hack 'n slash action RPGs. One could argue that Diablo 1 was historically significant but Diablo 3? I guess people could argue that Diablo 3 marks the first proof that customers are willing to overlook any kind of DRM as long as the game is part of the right brand.

This comment was edited on May 28, 2012, 22:17.
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