Hands-On Impressions: Diablo III is Good Old-Fashioned Fun

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Zazubovich

The details of the construction of sentences including punctuation, spacing, kerning, indents, fonts, super- and sub-scripts and all of the other details that live on the "Home," "Page Layout," "References" and "Review" tabs of your Windows Office 2007 Edition Word (c) are completely dependent upon the audience, journal, and editorial standards of the target of your document.  Modern Language Association is one of the major groups defining these standards, but every professional journal you may write for and every book publisher will provide these standards to you and will expect you to abide by them regardless of whether or not they comport with what you were taught in the eighth grade.  Some reports demand two spaces following the period at the end of a sentence; others only one.  The Zen is reached when one can be internally consistent within the document one is presenting to the client.

Also, moran, right/write, threw/through, and other confusions and misspellings are no longer acceptable.  If you can't say what you mean, you don't mean what you say.  Now I feel like Garrison Keillor.  Look what you have made me do.  You are bound for the lake of fire!

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BXDfreedom

OMG i have waited for this game since late last year i thought itll be release this year but hey good work for blizzard though they will really polish it & i think for what time they put up on this itll be another great game, way to go Blizzard! still waiting.....

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nsk chaos

soz. i dont like diablo....but this does took tempting!

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Larzs13

What you done here is wrong you are like the headcheer leader wearing those too little skirts with what you have told us of the new D3 game with the hacking and slashing in all so gerusome detail 

 

 

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K0BALT

A coma?

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icsmith

I have been playing Diablo 2 for many years now and from looking at screen shots and ingame footage i am worried about diablo 3 turning into WoW2 does anybody else share my fears?

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CrowTrobot

Yes 

 

 "they're calling insane hogs???"

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deadgarth

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Jeffredo

They've had their nose up WoW's butt for way, way too long to the detriment of their single player games.  We shouldn't have to wait 9-11 years for a sequel to a popular game.

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doomgrunt

DELETE COMMENT

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ghot

Freeeeeeeeee....microtransactions....what?  Besides the game itself ofc.

Take an OS, and edit out all the efficiency, and what you have left is a post-XP Microsoft operating system :)

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K0BALT

Modern Warfare 2 would be a good reason to invest earlier

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doomgrunt

Do you think my 4890 will be able to obtain playable framerates in MW2 with all graphics setting maxed?

Never played Diablo II, but Diablo III looks awesome! I don't think I've ever played a Blizzard game that wasn't fantastic. I believe that they are second only to Bungie studios in making amazing games. Oh, and they announced another expansion pack for WoW.

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Velcrow

Second to Bungie? Really? ... Really? Well I guess I shouldn't say much, we all have our opinions.

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doomgrunt

I've been a console gamer since the Super Nintendo, and the "Halos"
have been my favorite games so far. Until recently, the only PC games I
played were Blizzard games. I'm aware that Bungie isn't too big amongst
PC gamers.

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LVmonkey

HALO was awesome. HALO 2 was only for vista and was a mess (from what bungie themselves stated in an article in wired -  on the making of the third installment... they were embarrassed and forced to put HALO2 out too early by their overlords at microsoft --- incidently they blamed growing pains and microsoft for the mess that it became).

...and the third is not even available for pc.

 Vista blows, but you can get a hacked port of HALO2 for a pc running XP (i've played the thing... for a short time before wanting to stop in dismay).

So what are you left with from Bungie as a PC gamer? the first HALO or sell your soul to the Vista for the Bungie-discouraged HALO2... great... w00t w00t <sarcasm>

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Velcrow

Yes, HALO was one hell of a fun time. I, too, did the HALO 2 for XP port. And like you only played it a short while before giving up on it. Tried to play it again with my girlfriend on her XBOX, but a couple hours in I was still unimpressed. The story completely turned me off. Where HALO was a tight, personal story, the sequel tried to go all 'big time'. It wasn't the same. Felt campy and lame. The thrill was gone. I hear HALO 3 is better, so may give that a try in the future.

As a side note, I started on consoles with the original NES. Jumped to SEGA, then back to the N64. Damn near played them all though. FPS and real-time strategy are my favorite genre's so I made the switch to PC pretty much full time after N64. PC gaming may not have all the games consoles have (no big loss there), but it's certainly the best platform for them. Graphics, controls, mods, multiplayer.

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FunkySquirrel

"Pummeling people into 'puddy'"?  You mean, into that guy from Seinfeld?

 It's not hard to proofread, guys.  Say it with me: PUTTY.

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jct270

Why do you think you're the grammar police of the Internet? I'm not exactly sure why you think you've been appointed to correct website articles. However, since you have snobbishly set out to do so I will now correct your post.

"It's not hard to proofread, guys."

 A coma serves as an introductory offset, a list splicer, or in place of a conjunction: for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so. As you may have noticed neither of these three definitions apply to your sentence.

You appear to have inserted the coma where you would naturally pause in speaking. This is INCORRECT. You are not speaking but typing.

Also, I noticed you put two spaces in-between connecting sentences. This isn't first grade. We only use one space in proper grammar land. Sorry, this isn't a type-writer. We now have proportionally spaced fonts that do not require extra readability.

Your punctuation is outside your quotation marks. What a silly child.

Need I go on? Actually, I will proceed to correct the rest of your posts on this website. :)

May I suggest one thing to you? Grow up. 

 

 

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winmaster

"Need I go on? Actually, I will proceed to correct the rest of your posts on this website. :)

 

May I suggest one thing to you? Grow up."

 

Nobody likes a troll. Perhaps you should grow up as well. 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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SuperiorBeing

I know it isn't helpful, but I did note some errors that you made: that comma was necessary, because "It's not hard to proofread guys." sounds like you are proofreading guys, not the guys are proofreading.  Also, only in American English does the punctuation always go within quotation marks, and if you think about it, it doesn't make much sense.

 

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comma#Differences_between_American_and_British_usage)

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jcseely

Jesus dude, take that oak tree out'cher ass.

 

Oh, and by the way, it's spelled 'comma,' but yes your post actually did put me into a coma.

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roninnder

Yes, but "Funky Squirrel" isn't a professional journalist reviewing a video game for a nationwide publication.  He isn't being paid to post here, and I assume he doesn't have editors.  Furthermore, it is perfectly acceptable to use two spaces after a period.  Please refer to http://www.mla.org/style_faq3.

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jct270

The only reason two spaces would ever, ever be used after a period is on a monospace font, and modern word processing has made this obsolete. Sorry, the default fonts on this web page demand one space. If he handed me a manuscript in a Courier monospaced typeset, it would be easier and acceptable.

Have you ever read a book? Take "The Lord of the Flies" which doubtless has typographical errors. Do you write letters to the publisher proclaiming in all capital letters TYPO?

No you do not. It's petty and pathetic, just like "FunkySquirrel". That is my issue with the former.

Sorry, nice try.

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deadgarth

You don't use two spaces after periods anymore?  Wtf world have I been
living in the last twenty years.  I've never been told not to by any
college English teachers.  I must research this further.

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winmaster

The modern rules state that you only use two spaces after a colon. Otherwise, one space is plenty. 

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The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

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giraffe

Blizzard has got to release this for linux. I played diablo2 exclusively for 2 years and this looks just as addictive, but i since made the linux switch. Hopefully running in wine won't be a problem.

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Occiput57

Nathan,

Great review and me3 if they are looking...

Next year, damm this sequel took way too lomg but hey if it is as good as you report I guess we will forgive them.

 

TTFN

Better than yesterday; not as Great as tomorrow!

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