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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 8:21PM Joaquin Crowe said

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Torchlight 1 was good fun. Looking forward to 2. Won't be getting Diablo.

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 10:15PM Alph said

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@Joaquin Crowe
Me too, unless D3 drops the RMAH or adds servers without it.

Either way, I've been excited and waiting for Torchlight 2 for a long time now!
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 1:15AM MasterX25 said

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@Joaquin Crowe Was never a Diablo fan, and never knew about Torchlight until a friend told me. Care to explain the major difference between the two?
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 5:45AM Addfwyn said

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@Alph Play a hardcore character, they won't be using the RMAH.
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 7:37AM (Unverified) said

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@Alph

I agree- I hate that I need internet to play sc2 especially when my internet goes out. If they want my money then they will need to add a offline mode.
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 8:34AM EvilCartographer said

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@Joaquin Crowe

Same. Torchlight was the title that brought me back to PC gaming. I've been looking forward to the sequel since the moment they announced it.

As for D3, I've flip-flopped. I played the original Diablo, but skipped over D2. At first I didn't care about D3 at all, then I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a try. Then I found out about the always-on DRM and the lack of a single-player pause function.

I know I am in the minority when it comes to caring about the single-player experience, but, still, no sale, Blizzard.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 8:29PM Fabius Bile said

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Valve should start thinking a new name for their game...

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 8:44PM SaintV said

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Diablo 3 won't live up to the hype and Torchlight 2 will be much much better than the first game.

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 10:39PM Macabre 13 said

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@SaintV

The millions of copies D3 sells will say you're dead wrong.
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 1:19AM MasterX25 said

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@Macabre 13 Depends. Millions of people bought MW3, millions of people stopped playing soon afterwards.
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 8:05AM Jokkl said

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@SaintV name one game that lived up to its hype.
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Posted: Mar 1st 2012 7:36PM Mopo said

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@Jokkl

Skyrim.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 9:16PM Vundal said

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the 'revelations' about the Diablo3 selling points and the fees is sure to drive away alot of the opportunists....we will see people only able to sell the very rare items

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 9:48PM Dunraven said

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I have the feeling that there is a huge amount of Turmoil at Blizzard studios...they know they are about to release a dud and they don't have as long as they want anymore with Bobby K calling the shots.

I think Torchlight II will probably put in the things that Blizzard cut and will end up with a much better product. I also look for MOP and HotS to get lackluster reviews as well. I would say I want the old Blizzard back...but we all know that isn't happening.

Posted: Feb 27th 2012 10:30PM (Unverified) said

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@Dunraven I've been playing the beta for months, it's no dud. It's beyond addictive, and it will be a huge hit.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 10:34PM Spacegrass said

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@Dunraven

I don't think Diablo III will be a dud, as most people still seem to think that Blizzard can do no wrong. I won't be buying it, but most gamers will buy whatever Activision tells them to.

Blizzard isn't a real company anymore, it's just a cog in the Activision machine. Both Torchlight II and Guild Wars 2 are being made by former Blizzard employees who worked on Diablo II, so I see them as being a true continuation of the series' legacy
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Posted: Feb 28th 2012 5:50AM Addfwyn said

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@Dunraven Doubt it'll be a dud. For whatever reason, people here seem to often think that Blizzard can do nothing but wrong and will only ever release failures moving forward, but in the real world...that's not quite the case.

D3 has added a lot of polish to a genre where there's often not a whole lot you can do. It refines it, and opens it up to a much wider audience, while still having the trappings that make things fun for the more 'hardcore' player (like hardcore mode itself). It'll do pretty well I imagine, if not better than D2, simply because it is a lot more accessible I feel, from my time with the beta.

MoP - Hard to say, nobody has really had any real hands on time with much of it.
HotS - An expansion for one of the most defining esports out there (after maybe Brood War itself)? Yeah, it'll do fine. Heck, it'd probably 'do fine' if it didn't even sell a single copy in the West.

I never got all the doom and gloom forecasting the end of companies like Blizzard or Apple, outside of the usual 'I want to hate what's popular' type of mentality.
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Posted: Feb 27th 2012 9:58PM (Unverified) said

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Come ooooon Torchlight 2

Posted: Feb 28th 2012 12:49AM SgtBaker1234556 said

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Can't wait for D3 - luckily I've already got it through the "1-year of WoW"-deal! Yay.

Will of course pick up Torchlight2 as well, it'll be a good year for the genre.

Posted: Feb 28th 2012 3:01AM (Unverified) said

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I don't know why people are copmparing Torchlight with Diablo. Torchlight is spinoff from Fate series, which was basically diablo clone. More on wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fate_%28video_game%29
I mean it's okay game but nowhere near close to Diablo universe...

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