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Signed On Sep 24, 2003, 23:48
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News Comments > Trine 2 Delay, Trailer
1. Re: Trine 2 Delay, Trailer Mar 21, 2011, 14:56 Kxmode
 
In France they call this La Trine.  
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
41. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 14:48 Kxmode
 
Icewind wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 14:22:
Activision-Blizzard only makes kiddie console crap.

I hate to burst your bubble but video games are made mostly for kids. Just saying...
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
34. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 13:32 Kxmode
 
Dirwulf wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 13:00:
kxmode wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 11:30:
Tumbler wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 11:21:
That is an odd comment...based on diablo and diablo 2 I don't see a lot of crossover. Did torchlight suck players away from WoW?

Torchlight wasn't made by Blizzard. People are loyal to brands. It's like that line in Tommy Boy: Guy puts a fancy guarantee on a box 'cause he wants you to feel all warm and toasty inside. I know there are people who buy nothing but Madden or Final Fantasy games because that is what they are loyal to.

You are correct in stating that Torchlight wasn't made by Blizzard, but it was made by the same guys who made Diablo and Diablo II and the LOD expansion, Max and Eric Shaefer. Who were working on Diablo III when Blizzard closed the studio. So they went and formed Flagship with Bill Roper and made the FPS Diablo clone Hellgate London. Well after that tanked, they went and formed Runic, who made the Diablo clone Torchlight. They finally got it right by going back to their old formula.

You and I know that and I suspect anyone that visits Blue's News knows that. But in all honesty how many others know that? You throw out names like Max and Eric Shaefer, and Bill Roper. How many gamers really know those names? All they know is Blizzard and if they see a game with the Blizzard logo they will buy it. Runic Games isn't Blizzard as far as they're concerned. Of course after they buy Torchlight and discover the similarities they may investigate and discover the company was founded by Blizzard alumni.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
31. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 13:27 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 11:51:
Right. But if the games really aren't very similar, why would players jump?

Boredom with WOW. Sick of the same old, same old. Tired of Ghostcrawlers constant tweaks. Constant retcons. Weird story telling. Lots of "jump the shark" stuff.

Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 11:51:
At most, I'd expect people to play Diablo 3 AND to keep playing WoW. The only way people would dump WoW for Diablo 3 is if Diablo 3 is an improved version of WoW. Right?

You suggest that only people who like WOW would play Diablo 3. I say gamers aren't afraid to cross genres. You have gamers that will play StarCraft 2, then play Fallout: New Vegas, then switch over to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, then back to WOW, and they might sneak in an occasional Sins of the Solar Empire every now and then.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 21, 2011, 11:47 Kxmode
 
I don't know if anyone knew this but one of the top stories on Google News is The Hobbit starts filming today with Peter Jackson directing. I couldn't imagine a more perfect director than him leading this project. Thumbsup

PS Peter lost a lot of weight.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
13. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 11:30 Kxmode
 
Tumbler wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 11:21:
That is an odd comment...based on diablo and diablo 2 I don't see a lot of crossover. Did torchlight suck players away from WoW?

Torchlight wasn't made by Blizzard. People are loyal to brands. It's like that line in Tommy Boy: Guy puts a fancy guarantee on a box 'cause he wants you to feel all warm and toasty inside. I know there are people who buy nothing but Madden or Final Fantasy games because that is what they are loyal to.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
12. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 11:25 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 21, 2011, 11:05:
So... Diablo III is just going to be an offline version of Wow then, or something?

Is WoW really that similar to Diablo? :|

No. From what I gather what they mean to say is Diablo 3 is going to pull a lot of players away from WOW before many WOW players jump over to Titan. They acknowledge this possibility and say they would rather one of their games do this than another company's game. It begs a question though? With games like Asheron's Call and EverQuest still kicking what is the half-life of WOW if 50% of the subscriber base leaves for Diablo 3 and eventually Titan? Even at 50% that's still 6M subscribers. Way more than most.
 
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News Comments > Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW
3. Re: Blizzard: Diablo III Could Cannibalize WoW Mar 21, 2011, 11:02 Kxmode
 
In Soviet Russia Blizzard cannibalizes you.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Japan: One week later - The Big Picture Mar 20, 2011, 15:59 Kxmode
 
Powerful photos. Makes you appreciate life, and how precious it is.  
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News Comments > Cancelled Fallout Film Treatment
8. Re: Cancelled Fallout Film Treatment Mar 19, 2011, 20:37 Kxmode
 
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 15:00:
J wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 14:58:
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2011, 14:27:
Shame, I'd have liked to have seen it.

Book of Eli

Book of Eli was pretty good, and it definitely had a very Fallout feel to it. I quite enjoyed it.

The hook ending was nice.
 
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News Comments > PC Rocksmith Plans
3. Re: PC Rocksmith Plans Mar 17, 2011, 16:21 Kxmode
 
Steep learning curve. I bet all airheads are going to whine about this game being to hard!  
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News Comments > Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban [Updated]
57. Re: Steam User Loses Almost $1800 in Games Due to Ban [Updated] Mar 17, 2011, 16:15 Kxmode
 
Hopefully the user will learn his or her lesson and not do it again.  
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News Comments > Second Canadian Square Enix Studio Planned
2. Re: Second Canadian Square Enix Studio Planned Mar 17, 2011, 15:42 Kxmode
 
"eh?" + "m" = meh?!  
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Patch
3. Re: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Patch Mar 17, 2011, 12:57 Kxmode
 
Last night I discovered a band called Trifonic created some of the music for Assassin's Creed 2. Here's one of their tracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B39pupeGEgs

Mind-numbingly awesome Thumbsup
 
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News Comments > HOARD Next Month
2. Re: HOARD Next Month Mar 17, 2011, 11:01 Kxmode
 
"For the HOARD!" ?  
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News Comments > The Return of Lord British
1. Re: The Return of Lord British Mar 14, 2011, 21:21 Kxmode
 
New Britannia is fancy speak for "Checkers" with Lord British. "Dost thou wish to king thy checker good sir?"

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News Comments > Earthquake Takes FINAL FANTASY MMOGs Offline
1. Re: Earthquake Takes FINAL FANTASY MMOGs Offline Mar 14, 2011, 11:33 Kxmode
 
Sephiroth!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 12, 2011, 20:14 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 11:52:
Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 11:50:
Poor Japan.

Creston

ohhh, it's so hard not to make a godzilla joke right now...

Here's a positive Godzilla joke:

If you watch Godzilla backwards its about a giant lizard who helps rebuild a half burnt down city, and then moonwalks into the ocean.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 11, 2011, 21:30 Kxmode
 
nin wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 12:10:
Ratty wrote on Mar 11, 2011, 11:58:
nin wrote on Mar 10, 2011, 21:12:
It's funny you mention that - From the mind of Rob Sheridan:
http://rob-sheridan.com/main.php#/IMAGES/ILLUSTRATION/1

edit: You'll have to cut and past that, since I can never gets Frans wacky-assed URL thing to work...
Had the same problem trying to post a link to The Onion. Says the string is too long even though it should stay hidden in the url tag the board provides. It wasn't that funny anyway so I just gave up. Maybe that's the point.


WE DEMAND LONGER URLS!
WE DEMAND LONGER URLS!



(pot stirred, running for cover)

LONGER URLS DEMAND FREEDOM!
LONGER URLS DEMAND FREEDOM!

(runs to protect the oil fields)
 
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News Comments > EA Forum Ban Prevents Game Access?
89. Re: EA Forum Ban Prevents Game Access? Mar 11, 2011, 21:26 Kxmode
 
meh  
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