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In Topic: CAGcast #611: Oh No We Didn't

08 November 2019 - 11:37 PM

I too found it odd that Blizzard announced Diablo 4 was being made for X1 and PS4.  No way it's coming out next year.  They said during one of their panels that this game isn't coming out soon, not even Blizzard soon.  That makes me think it won't be out for another 3-4 years.  In comparison, Diablo 3 was announced in 2008 and released in 2012.  I think Overwatch 2 will be out much sooner than D4.


I think D4 looks great and I'm very much looking forward to it.  I didn't like Diablo 3 as much as Diablo 2 but still put a lot of time into it.


In an effort to find the best Diablo clone, Grim Dawn is the only one I really enjoyed.  I tried Path of Exile, Titan Quest and Torchlight but none of those managed to really grab me.


Cheapy, Blizzard cinematics are the best out there!  Definitely worth the watch regardless!


The original Clash of the Titans, and all the Ray Harryhausen movies, are fantastic.  I love em all!


My favorite video game song is Tristram from Diablo 2.  It's hauntingly beautiful.


In Topic: CAGcast #609: China Stance

29 October 2019 - 12:51 AM

Also, I'm a Blizzard fan (fan of their games...) and I'm super curious as to how Blizzcon is gonna go.  I've bought the online stream that comes with in-game items for at least the past 5 years and I purchased the stream months ago when it was announced.  It's Friday and they haven't said shit about it.  They usually release the panel schedule and the musical guest by now but they've been totally dark.  It's super weird.


EDIT - They just released the schedule today.

In Topic: CAGcast #609: China Stance

28 October 2019 - 02:14 AM

I know the Bengals/Steelers game Shipwreck is talking about.  It was absolutely pathetic by the Bengals and I can only imagine how infuriated Bengals fans were.  Luckily you don't have Burfict anymore!

In Topic: CAGcast #599: It’s a Frosty, Not a Turd

04 August 2019 - 07:53 PM

Gamestop did sell digital games back in the day, but I think you had to buy them on their website then use a client called Impulse to launch them.  I do not believe you could buy games on the client, which is insane.  Their 20 year plan was pretty terrible.


I don't know if it was a national chain, but I had a place in southern NJ called Funcoland, essentially the same as Gamestop.  Gamestop bought it or the store, not sure which.  I loved Funcoland so much.

In Topic: CAGcast #568: Hot Garbage

09 November 2018 - 12:34 PM

On the topic of Diablo Immortal, I think you guys didn't quite get the reason for the outrage, it wasn't as much the fact that people were offended at the idea of a mobile game (which honestly is probably going to be OK and definitely successful) but it was the fact that Blizzard was so disconnected from its fanbase and its audience that they thought Blizcon, a convention attended by HARDCORE PC-gaming fans in majority, a con people pay money and flight tickets and hotels to attend to, was the adequate venue to sell them on a mobile game nobody attending wanted.


Keep in mind Diablo fans have had nothing in the way of a major content update in the past 4.5 years. Keep in mind that its not even Blizzard developing the game, but Netease, a chinese mobile developer known for creating mobile MMOARPGS laden with IAPs. Keep in mind that this is Blizzard we are talking about, a company who would axe games like Starcraft Ghost and Titan after 4 years of development.. and now are outsourcing the Diablo franchise to a chinese developer.


Had they presented this at some place like Pax East, as a side-thing from Blizzard, people would have probably been excited.. but to a audience of hardcore fans like those attending Blizcon, it really shows that Blizzard is disconnected from what the community has been asking for years. That is the reason of the anger.


I also think its a shitty thing to make a dev feel bad in his presentation.. but given the circumstances, making a "joke" like asking if Diablo Immortal is an off-season April Fools joke is relatively harmless, no personal insults were thrown and it perfectly embodied the disappointment of the Diablo community. Diablo Immortal will be hugely popular and successful, I have no doubt at all. But Blizcon was not the place to sell it and expect a positive reaction.

Wombat I believe said that at the start of the conversation, as I outlined in my post in the CAGBag thread:




I made that post to get it to them ahead of the discussion so they didn't just dismiss us as being raging lunatics, which some of us definitely are.


Cheapy, glad to hear you and Tai enjoyed Streets of Rage 2!  I love that game, probably my favorite retro game.  I really like the soundtrack as well, I listen to once a week or so.  Check out this live show that the composer did with music from all 3 Streets of Rage games.  I would have loved to have been there!