Hard News 05/17/12
Today on Hard News the Activision/EA legal battle comes to a close, the Diablo III servers still suck, and some DICE games might have been leaked.
EA and Activision kiss and make-up - http://www.screwattack.com/news/ea-and-activision-kiss-and-make
Blizzard apologizes for the Diablo 3 launch - http://www.screwattack.com/news/blizzard-apologizes-diablo-3-launch
[Rumor] Bad Company 3 and Mirror's Edge 2 may be in the works - http://www.screwattack.com/news/rumor-bad-company-3-and-mirrors-edge-2-may-be-works
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JARED Y U NO TOSS PEN?! 0_0
Exactly, it suffered from sonic syndrome, speed doesn't really work in 3D
And because of missing pen toss, Jared's user scores dropped significantly.
So...they didn't plan on Diablo III being popular? lol
Is it wrong that I don't care at all when gaming companies have legal disputes?
and not a single pen was thrown that day...
Just make Mirror's Edge 2 a Sidescroller. Think Canabalt(the IOS/PSN Mini/Chrome game) crossed with any other good sidescroller. Focus on fast movement and include the parkour elements to full effect. Managing inside buildings can be done, if clever enough with perspective; and include branching paths in a way that doesn't slow momentum. Somebody can make this.
I liked the original, but for a game that marketed itself on momentum and speed runs in just about every level it just didn't work for me. Especially when an even small chunk involved the character slowly crawling through air ducts.
That closing joke got me. You classy muthafucka.
Screwattack's video player still sucks (for those with ios device)
Jared Y U NO THROW PEN?
No pen throw? Boo! Zero stars.
aw no pen throw ah well.
I think it would have something to do with maintaining server costs or they did not really imagine just how many people REALLY wanna play Diablo 3.
It only caught the joke just as hard news ended lol.
Jared forgot to throw his pen.
Same here. Everything is in slow motion for me, but it's probably because of my crappy laptop.
the Mirrors Edge graphics still look pretty damn good
In a very cynical way, I'm rather enjoying EA and Activision battle it out. Though I can't say I agree with the internal investigation, because really it's just them trying to cover their butts and make the developers that left look bad. A pox on both your houses EA and Activision! It's surprising that Blizzard didn't expect the sort of reaction, after nearly a 10 year span between games and the ravenous fan base? I commend Blizzard for apologizing. And if MetaCritic does poo poo them? Big deal. It's a rigged system. I would like to see a second Mirrors Edge, but alas, I have little hope that it will come to pass. And Jared not tossing the pen makes me feel even worse.
I'm still getting lag with these videos and player. Maybe it's time to replace my Dell Inspiron 2200 laptop which has 1.4 ghz processor and 1.25 GB of RAM.