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Old 04-19-12, 11:04 AM
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One problem I have with both this game and Starcraft II is the $59.99 MSRP. It's like a $10 surcharge just because they know the game is highly anticipated. If Microsoft tried to charge $70 for Halo 4 or SCEA had tried that with Uncharted 3, they'd never hear an end to all the criticism they'd get. The same thing goes for movies -- you dont have to pay a higher ticket price to see The Hunger Games or The Avengers just because they're highly anticipated movies. Somehow Blizzard gets a pass for that. Though as long as I'm not paying that premium for either game (and I didn't), I suppose I can live with it.

Diablo 2 came out in 2000. Adjusted for inflation, that $50 is the same as $62 in 2010. So Diablo 3, in real terms, is actually cheaper than Diablo 1 and 2...

Also consider that Blizzard a decade ago isn't the same as Blizzard today. They are a bigger company today with more employees and longer development times, and therefore more costs.
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Diablo 2 came out in 2000. Adjusted for inflation, that $50 is the same as $62 in 2010. So Diablo 3, in real terms, is actually cheaper than Diablo 1 and 2...

Also consider that Blizzard a decade ago isn't the same as Blizzard today. They are a bigger company today with more employees and longer development times, and therefore more costs.
None of which has anything to do with the fact that every other major PC game costs no more than $49.99 for the regular version. Aren't Activision, EA and Valve large companies as well?
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Old 04-19-12, 11:55 AM
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None of which has anything to do with the fact that every other major PC game costs no more than $49.99 for the regular version. Aren't Activision, EA and Valve large companies as well?


No other major PC game is more than $50? What fantasy land do you live in?

Look at Steam's front page. There are three games just on the front page that are $60. Max Payne 3, Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
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Old 04-19-12, 12:18 PM
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blizzard has never been know for cutting edge graphics.
It is their outstanding gameplay that makes them standout.
easy to pick up to play but difficult to master.

Diablo was the first action-rpg to come out. All the games that followed were modeled/cloned on the original diablo.

I was disappointed in SC II though. blizzard is known for coming up with innovative stuff everytime they release a new game. I saw nothing in SC II that was new or original. Hopefully it won't be the same with Diablo 3.
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Old 04-19-12, 01:03 PM
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No other major PC game is more than $50? What fantasy land do you live in?

Look at Steam's front page. There are three games just on the front page that are $60. Max Payne 3, Skyrim, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Oops. Well, never mind, then.

At the time SCII came out, it was the first vanilla PC game to charge a console-like $59.99 MSRP. Now that they've broken that barrier, I guess other popular games have followed. Sorry, I didn't realize that.
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Old 04-19-12, 01:43 PM
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Yeah, for a couple years now, AAA titles have been launching at $60. Really sucks. Most of the games aren't worth it.

On the flip side, it makes the $100 collector's edition (in the case of Diablo) that much more attractive.
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I'll still be buying D3, but I just bought Legend of Grimlock for less than $15 and I couldn't be happier with that purchase.
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I love that I'm not the only one that sees "Grimlock" every time with that name.
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Old 04-19-12, 02:42 PM
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Personally I always see it as Grimdark.

I love late 80s/90s Batman comics, and that period of time is often described as "grimdark" Batman.
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Old 04-19-12, 03:43 PM
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I think Activision started the whole $60 thing for PC games. Modern Warfare 2 was the first major PC title to get priced that high. Now it's fairly common for the really big releases.

Between Steam sales and older games from GOG, I'm pretty set for games to play. So, I don't buy too many games right at release.

I'll probably be picking up Diablo 3 though.

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Old 04-20-12, 10:36 AM
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Diablo 3 is in open beta this weekend.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4963...4_19_2012#blog
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Old 04-20-12, 11:53 AM
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cool, i just created an account at battlenet so i can download the client.
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Anyone playing the free beta yet??
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I really want to play this, but this close to release date I'm recalcitrant about spoiling the experience.
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Old 04-20-12, 09:16 PM
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Beta only gets you to level 13 which only takes an hour or two so you won't spoil much at all.
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I've waited this long. I can wait a few more weeks.
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level 8 monk so far...

The game is fun, but not blowing me away yet. It seems a little lifeless. I have the game maxed graphically and it is not impressing me that much. I am still getting it so I can coop, but I don't think this will have the same magic Diablo 2 had.
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Old 04-21-12, 08:23 AM
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it keeps telling me that the servers are busy when I try to play it



see, it's this kind of crap that makes me dislike PC gaming.

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Old 04-21-12, 10:13 AM
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That's the whole point of the beta period. So these issues can be worked out.
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Oh please let there be a cow level.
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it keeps telling me that the servers are busy when I try to play it



see, it's this kind of crap that makes me dislike PC gaming.
I don't see how that's unique to PC gaming, given that we see services on the XBox and PS3 down sometimes too.
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Ridiculous. Sony's PSN service has never gone down for more than a few minutes or so!

Seriously, though, it's too bad there's no offline mode in this game for just this circumstance.
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Ridiculous. Sony's PSN service has never gone down for more than a few minutes or so!

Seriously, though, it's too bad there's no offline mode in this game for just this circumstance.
I have rarely had any issues with Xbox Live. What issues i have had were very short lived. I have took part in a few betas too and not had this problem. They should have an offline mode to try out.
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