Blizzard CEO Makes Statement on Diablo 3

Mike Morhaime, Blizzard CEO, has made a statement about Diablo 3 on battle-net today. In his statement he thanks players for sharing their issues with the game, so they can make improvements to it.

He also says that Blizzard are not happy with just smashing lauch records, and are working to “make the game the best it can” be and admits “that it isn’t perfect”. On top of this he hints to more end game for players who are already max level.

We’re also working on a gameplay system that will provide players who have max-level, high-powered characters new goals to strive for as an alternative to the “item hunt.” We’re not ready to get into specifics just yet, but I can say that we’re actively taking your feedback into account as we plan out the future of the game.

You can read the full statement here.

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A Gaming Experience I Sorely Miss

As my first real post to this blog, I feel I should write about something I feel passionately about. There have been numerous games over the years that I have extremely enjoyed, and a shed load that I really haven’t. I think that a game that grabs me, and makes want to keep coming back for more has to have a number of qualities. It has to be fun, fairly long-lasting and have an excellent multiplayer.

Now, when I say multiplayer I’m not talking about CoD spam to 10th prestige or whatever. I’m talking the type of multiplayer that you can play with your friends and either play seriously going for gold, or just dick about on. For example one of my favourite games of all time is Timesplitters 2. I loved how customisable it was, and I loved how it gave the player something to work towards by unlocking all of the stages and characters. Most of all I loved how it didn’t take itself too seriously, some of the things it asked you to do were damn right ridiculous, like shoot watermelons off monkeys heads.

This pretty much sums up Timesplitters 2

I spent countless hours playing splitscreen with friends doing whatever took our fancy. One shot kill unarmed zombies? Why not!? Virus at midnight on hospital, radar off? Terrifying.

This wasn’t the only game that destroyed my free time, one of our favourites was Mashed. The aim of the game, for those who never had the chance to play it, was simple – stay on the screen. There were up to four cars on the track, various power ups and track conditions. It was nothing short of awesome.

Stay on the screen to stay in the game!

I could go on talking about all the other awesome games I enjoyed over the years, but I won’t. My point is, I have yet to have and experience quite like the ones I have described in the current generation. Don’t get me wrong I’ve enjoyed playing split-screen Halo, online games such as Battlefield and Rainbow Six: Vegas. As well as story driven games which I have absolutely loved, but I have a void inside me that needs filling. I seriously hope though that Crytek can find the funding for a new Timesplitters game. As this, I feel, would be the salvation of ‘fun’ gaming once again.

And In The Beginning…

…there was a post. This post was a very special post to Captain Aggro, but not to anybody else. He wanted to let the world know that he has many things that he wishes to write about in the future. At the moment though Captain Aggro must take his leave, like a shadow in the night.

Until my next post.