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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 20, 2011, 10:24
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 20, 2011, 10:24
Aug 20, 2011, 10:24
 
Prez wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 19:11:
Well, Blizzard is dead to me as long as they insist on always-online singleplayer.

Right.

With Always-On DRM, they might as well make it for the console only.
Get your games from GOG DAMMIT!
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 19:11
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2011, 19:11
Aug 19, 2011, 19:11
 Prez
 
Well, Blizzard is dead to me as long as they insist on always-online singleplayer.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 10:41
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2011, 10:41
Aug 19, 2011, 10:41
 
No kidding, I don't see any reason to view this as something new. Blizzard has had console ports of its titles for years. They are still a PC first dev and Diablo 3 is clearly being developed primarily for the PC.

No, you're wrong, it's the end of the world. It's going to come out in 2012, and the Mayans will be right. An asteroid will hit us just because Diablo 3 is coming to consoles. Everyone on Earth will have their faces melt like that Nazi in Raiders of the Lost Ark, all because of this decision.


RIP Blizzard and Humanity!
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 10:39
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2011, 10:39
Aug 19, 2011, 10:39
 
Numinar wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 00:08:
Was Blizzard dead when the playstation version of Diablo 1 was released? I have seen soooo many forum posts by PC gamers who got their licks playing inferior ports of Xcom, Populous, Star Control 2 or Civilization on consoles.

They might have been inferior ports, but they in no way detracted from the initial release being brilliant and those dudes guys grew up into people who will plunk thousands down on fancy new PC hardware and software every year, which is good for all of us. Think of it as a form of PC missionary work. Bringing god to the unwashed masses!

No kidding, I don't see any reason to view this as something new. Blizzard has had console ports of its titles for years. They are still a PC first dev and Diablo 3 is clearly being developed primarily for the PC.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 10:07
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2011, 10:07
Aug 19, 2011, 10:07
 
Diablo 3 is, in my mind, one of the better candidates on the upcoming crop of exclusive PC games to work on consoles. Think about it. Control scheme is nearly perfect for this with the exception of say, like D2's Sorceress teleport, but you could buffer up a longer teleport with a longer press on the cast button. You've got enough triggers and buttons to map a full eight commands directly to buttons (or that right analog stick) without any bullshit. The system requirements aren't incredibly high, the player limit won't likely be an issue, and mods aren't really intended to be a part of the game. The only challenge I'd see would be in screwing around in the inventory.

I think it'd work fine on consoles... as long as 1) the PC version goes unchanged, and 2) console players get their own version of B.net to play on.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 10:02
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Aug 19, 2011, 10:02
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 02:10:
I dont care what they do - as long as it is a PORT from a PC build and not the other way around and not developed at the same time. I don't want a POINT and CLICK game consolized!

Too late, I think. I was suspicious back when they tried to sell auto-potions as streamlining the gameplay, as if one of the simplest games to play needed further dumbing-down. Add lack of skill trees, no LAN, always connected, and an AH (I know, not all consolizations), and this game is dead to me. The AH and blatant monetization of the game was enough to turn me off.
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Aug 19, 2011, 09:17
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The PC version of the game doesn't look to be out for at least a year, probably more and was initially announced three years ago (and you can bet they were working on it for many years prior.) A console port is ok with me, besides it probably won't be out for 2 more console iterations at this rate.
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 03:28
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Aug 19, 2011, 03:28
 
Numinar wrote on Aug 19, 2011, 00:08:
Was Blizzard dead when the playstation version of Diablo 1 was released?

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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 02:10
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2011, 02:10
Aug 19, 2011, 02:10
 
I am sure it would sell well, but it probably plays like shit.....

I dont care what they do - as long as it is a PORT from a PC build and not the other way around and not developed at the same time. I don't want a POINT and CLICK game consolized!
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 02:05
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Aug 19, 2011, 02:05
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 18, 2011, 22:26:
"Today, we're trying to build the best console team at Blizzard," Mosqueira said during a Q&A session. "We're looking for programmers, designers and artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console."

Dream job? Ok, if Blizzard wasn't entirely dead before they are now. RIP Blizzard.



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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 19, 2011, 00:08
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 19, 2011, 00:08
Aug 19, 2011, 00:08
 
Was Blizzard dead when the playstation version of Diablo 1 was released? I have seen soooo many forum posts by PC gamers who got their licks playing inferior ports of Xcom, Populous, Star Control 2 or Civilization on consoles.

They might have been inferior ports, but they in no way detracted from the initial release being brilliant and those dudes guys grew up into people who will plunk thousands down on fancy new PC hardware and software every year, which is good for all of us. Think of it as a form of PC missionary work. Bringing god to the unwashed masses!
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Re: Evening Consolidation
Aug 18, 2011, 22:26
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Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 18, 2011, 22:26
Aug 18, 2011, 22:26
 
"Today, we're trying to build the best console team at Blizzard," Mosqueira said during a Q&A session. "We're looking for programmers, designers and artists who think their dream job would be to bring Diablo to the console."

Dream job? Ok, if Blizzard wasn't entirely dead before they are now. RIP Blizzard.


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