Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Tale of Two Gaming Unicorns

In the words of the Professor Farnsworth - GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!

As an aside from all the serious journalism you see here on Omnicomic two things have come to my attention today that are worth sharing with you even though you have undoubtedly seen them everywhere else. In our ongoing efforts to not seem "out of touch" with mainstream entertainment these days I feel the need to point out two things.

Diablo III has a release date...and it is SOON (May 15). Courtesy of Blizzard.

INTRIGUE - Baldur's Gate?

UPDATE: Latest News: Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games are pleased to announce work has begun on the Enhanced Edition of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II. Fun! Nothing new but I'd love to play through redone version of these games.

One of these is new, one I should have seen before. Speculation regards to that second link runs rampant and it will stay up as a tab on my work computer for the remainder of the day.

The first thing Jon asked me when I mentioned writing this post was, "Does Diablo still matter? Look at Doom 3 and how that flopped."

Editor's Note: I only asked for the sake of starting conversation. I know full well Diablo still matters.

I stared at my computer in a sort of stunned silence before slowing tearing him to shreds with completely unsupported assumptive logic. THE BEST KIND.

Diablo matters because Blizzard matters and people still play Diablo 2 pretty actively. Even though Doom may in fact be one of the seminal FPS games out there it's OLD. There was SUCH a gap between the games that people had kind of forgotten what the game was. Sure, people may wax poetic about it, but the vast majority of people actually haven't played it in over a decade.

Diablo III on the other hand holds near and dear to my heart as a PC focused game. The PC has very few releases that make console gamers cry and this is one of them. It's such a shame that PC gaming is dead.

The Baldur's Gate page is far more intriguing from a personal perspective, even if it isn't nearly as newsworthy. I can't wait for that countdown to end (at 3 PM EST from the looks of it) so I can see if it actually leads to something I'm interested in. It could be nothing. That's what I call intriguing.

Okay, back to your regularly scheduled programming.

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