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Op Ed

GOG.com’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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51. Re: Op Ed May 29, 2012, 10:17 zombiefan
 
Slashman wrote on May 29, 2012, 09:30:
See this is what I don't get.

All reviews say basically the same things: Weak/overdone story, the obvious always online downside, doesn't innovate or add anything significant to the genre, normal mode too easy and item stats are wonky(differences between legendary and rares??). Removal of tweakable stats is questionable.

Then they all go on to say the game is great, give it a 9/10 and advise people to go out and buy it. All of them. Its like they swallowed some kind of mind-altering, Blizzard-slave making drug. Its like if that stuff was present in any other game but Diablo 3 it would be getting a 6 or 7. Instead, it gets a 9.

Well, when your business is based on reviewing games, you can't afford to give a game a bad review when it comes from a large publisher. Because then they can choose not to send you the evaluation copy of their next "AAA" title....neatly wrapped in $100 bills. (What? How did those get there? You can just throw those away...." *wink* *wink* *nudge* *nudge*)
 
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