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Op Ed

Blend Gaming - Diablo 3's Launch Fiasco Proves Video Game Journalism Fails.
These journalists should be informing readers as to why consumers are angry, why gamers are peeved and why those 0/10 review scores are the way they are. Reading through most comments give you a clear picture that first-adopters don't mind that there's a delay, they don't even mind that servers are down, however they do mind that the game boasts a single-player mode you can't play without constantly being connected to the internet. It's no different than being forced to watch a DVD or Blu-Ray from your player while always being online. Yes, most people are connected online one way or another, but if you want to watch a movie at your own leisure then that's what you paid for. This is not the case with Diablo III, you cannot play the game whenever you want; you can only play the game when Blizzard allows you to.

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16. Re: Op Ed May 19, 2012, 16:49 Bhruic
 
It's not like this always-on DRM was a secret they sprung on people when the first launched the game. It was well known this was the case.

This is a rather myopic viewpoint. Yes, the people around here tend to be up on all the latest gaming news, so were (or should have been) well aware of the requirement. But we aren't necessarily a good representation of games in general. There are plenty of people who buy games by going to a store, seeing a game, and buying it. They haven't spent lots of time analyzing it, reading up on it, playing the beta, etc.

So yeah, for those people, this could have come as a surprise. An exceptionally bad one, considering the state of the launch.
 
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