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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 11:33AM valdi313 said

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crickets........

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 11:46AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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oh please - Xbox 360! This would make me a happy bunny.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:10PM Clemalum07 said

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I was hoping this one wouldn't get dumbed down for consoles like DA:2 did.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 1:23PM Ehra said

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@Clemalum07

It's hilarious when people complain about the Diablo series being "dumbed down" due to consoles; as if the series were ever complex or needed more than a few buttons to play anyway. Diablo's gameplay is about as simple as it gets; you left click on shit and it dies. If you're feeling feisty then you can right click every now and then. And you spam 1-4 whenever your health gets low. There; you've now mastered every skill you need to beat Diablo 1 and 2.

Not to mention that the original Diablo had a Playstation port.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 1:56PM Nenene said

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@Clemalum07
DA2 was doomed from the start. I wouldn't blame consoles too much for that one.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 4:11PM (Unverified) said

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@Ehra

While the hotkey and general gameplay hasnt changed. The skill trees and leveling system has. While it is a matter of personal opinion, I find the new Diablo 3 to be a step backwards from its predecessors in relation to its abilities/skill/attributes system.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 1:23AM Unverfied B said

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@Clemalum07
You mean like Skyrim did, right?
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Posted: Dec 30th 2011 9:25AM Mombasa69 said

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@Ehra Nah it's quite obvious nearly any game with a console in mind ends up being dumbed down, because it's well known console users are generally as thick as s**t. =P
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:25PM Space Cobra said

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It's funny because Blizzard denied they were working on a console version in the first place, but here we have some strong evidence that they are (or will be after the PC launch).

Some folks brought up about some of the control schemes like placing an AoE spell, but I can think of a few ways to do that on a console's controller.

I also. especially at this point with "required online play", be happier if they made a version for consoles. And yes, they did make the first Diablo for the PS1, so this is not exactly virgin territory for Blizzard.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 12:27PM Space Cobra said

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@Space Cobra

" I also, especially with the "required online play", would be happier...."

Coffee-stat!
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 1:20PM Ehra said

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@Space Cobra

"It's funny because Blizzard denied they were working on a console version in the first place, but here we have some strong evidence that they are (or will be after the PC launch)."

They said they weren't working on one at that moment, but we've known they had been "looking into it" for awhile due to past job postings. In fact, the position mentioned in this article sounds familiar; it wouldn't surprise me if it's the same position that's been on their site for awhile now.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 4:39PM Sorithal said

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@Ehra

Blizzard = sellouts, plain and simple. Which is sad, since I used to like their games quite a bit.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 9:16PM Ehra said

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@Sorithal

That's nice, but what does it have to do with what I said?
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 1:52PM Nenene said

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'We're making a console port' high up on the list of things I never want to hear about a favorite PC game, right up there with 'We're making this game more accessible for casual players' and 'We're implementing Facebook and Twitter functionality!'

Ugh

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 1:54PM Nenene said

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@Nenene
Just as an aside to my own post here: Also I really REALLY don't want them to make a console port of D3 because then the masses will get used to the idea of RMT auction house, and I really REALLY REALLY don't want to see that become standard. That little money-grubbing feature can stay quarantined, thanks.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 4:09PM Ref Minor said

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One word, Titan

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 4:36PM Sorithal said

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Honestly, Blizzard is pretty much a sell-out at this point in time. Diablo III sounds like it'll just continue the trend of Blizzard screwing up their original games akin to what Starcraft II and World of Warcraft have done.

Meanwhile their top WoW developers are busy working on an MMO that we've barely heard anything about ever since it was mentioned over. . . 3? 4? years ago. The latest news they've released in the MMO world is "HEY GUYS, YOU CAN BE LIKE JACK BLACK IN OUR KUNG-FU PANDA EXPANSION!"

-.- I've grown bitter with Blizzard.

Posted: Dec 29th 2011 5:37PM Kalex716 said

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@Sorithal

This is normally what happens to companies when they get record breaking percentages of world reknown market share.
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Posted: Dec 29th 2011 10:15PM Verus said

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I got the feeling the way blizzard works it could be another full year before they release this game :(

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