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Diablo 3 to feature player-to-player real money auction house for virtual items {Joystiq}

Aug 2nd 2011 2:38AM @ThePenIsMightier
Charities exist because people want to support others in need, not because they themselves are in need.

Or in other words, just because I may have some semblance of online accessibility does not mean I don't have to support those who don't.

Just because you and I have internet access doesn't make it justified to deny somebody a service just because they don't have the same access.

Diablo 3 to feature player-to-player real money auction house for virtual items {Joystiq}

Aug 1st 2011 7:58AM What's the point, though?

What this does is legalise the process of item farming (more-or-less gold farming but with items, not gold) in an industry that's basically condemned the practice of gold farming to hell and back.

It means people with the time to spend will make thousands off this, and probably just use bots and the like to automatically farm items for them, whilst simultaneously making money off of it.

Alongside this problem, it also downgrades the entire value of the game, for me at least. What's the point in playing a Diablo game when you've got all the best items? And what's the point in buying the second-to-best items when you'll eventually replace it? It's so pointless.

One of the main parts of Diablo is growing stronger through gear and levels, and another part is actually achieving that by obtaining the gear yourself. The fun kinda seems lost for me once you've basically "cheated" and gotten the gear immediately.

You're literally paying to use a "get item" cheat.

Diablo 3 to feature player-to-player real money auction house for virtual items {Joystiq}

Aug 1st 2011 4:03AM I actually enjoy the Diablo series and want to get Diablo 3 on release but that's simply not going to happen if I have to be online to play the game.

What, so people who have dial-up don't play Blizzard's games? Hell, what about people with no internet access at all?

The entire situation of Blizzard removing LAN play from StarCraft 2 was bullshit enough as it is. I know it's no real difference to Steam (and anything else like it, such as internet activation) but those are pretty bullshit, too.

Clearly games today are no longer meant to be accessible.

The violence-in-games debate 'didn't matter,' says Carmack {Joystiq}

Jul 31st 2011 3:17PM @PANdaRUS
I'm sure quite a few gamers these days could kick your ass.

You're sitting there telling people they wouldn't do shit because they've got no computer to hide behind, all the while you're hiding behind a computer. Funny that.

The violence-in-games debate 'didn't matter,' says Carmack {Joystiq}

Jul 31st 2011 3:14PM If it wasn't video games, it'd be something else that's just as stupid as blaming video games.

People would prefer to blame than to take responsibility for their own actions.

Ubisoft says always-on DRM is 'a success,' fans are confused {Joystiq}

Jul 30th 2011 10:02PM "Always-on" DRM is an absolutely flawed concept.

It suffers from the same problems as games which require the installation of third-party software alongside the games installation and games which require online activation to install (which Ubisoft is known heavily for anyway).

If someone doesn't have internet access they get screwed over, if someone has a low-speed connection such as dial-up then they get extremely frustrating problems that shouldn't exist in the first place.

Dragon Age 2 abducted from Steam, EA points finger at 'restrictive' terms of service as the culprit {Joystiq}

Jul 28th 2011 9:50PM @Nenene: Except the money you paid for DA2 in the first place... which I pity you for.

Dragon Age 2 abducted from Steam, EA points finger at 'restrictive' terms of service as the culprit {Joystiq}

Jul 28th 2011 7:43PM @xxxsam I really don't think we need even more third-party software to install before being able to install a video game.

I hate having to install Steam as apart of buying most physical copies nowadays. I'm not a fan of any digital subscriber for anything other than downloading content directly from.

If people want to use Origin, Steam, or any other service like them, then it should be on their own terms. We shouldn't have to install and use such services to even install a game, let alone play it.

Middleman's suck; EA isn't removing the middleman, they're just changing who owns it. I still have to go through something else to install a game I've already paid for.

Note: I will stress that my only concern with third-party software is when it's bundled with physical copies of games, since you have a choice to use Origin or Steam when downloading the content, though that doesn't make Origin's existence any more justified.

Dragon Age 2 abducted from Steam, EA points finger at 'restrictive' terms of service as the culprit {Joystiq}

Jul 28th 2011 7:37PM EA just didn't like not being the most hated publisher anymore, so they've got to rework their game to get back on top.

Bobby Kotick talks Guitar and DJ Hero, the fall and the coming rise {Joystiq}

Jul 23rd 2011 11:34PM Activision's games inevitably fail because of a complete lack of innovation, not because they're inherently bad games that people don't like.

People liked the core gameplay of the Guitar Hero series, but it failed simply because that's all it really ended up being; the sequels were mostly the core gameplay with a new track listing and a few new "features" that weren't really that innovative.

It's the same reason their Call of Duty franchise will fall flat on it's face at some point. If they can't pull their shit together and start inventing new ideas rather than reinventing the wheel then they're just going to be offering sub-par games, in my opinion.

Why should I play any of Activision's games when I could just play the game most of them are based off, that's also conveniently a lot cheaper nowadays?