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"Diablo II: Resurrected is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo II."

Diablo 2 Resurrected will launch September 23rd on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.

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GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/14/2021 at 10:27pm

On this day, my age equals the magical number of 42! (Therefore, not only will I know the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything, but I will also *be* the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything! LOL)

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/17/2021 at 07:11am

BTW ICYMI You can now pre-order this.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/23/2021 at 05:29pm

Is there going to be a physical edition of this? What platform is everybody getting? I would love to play some co-op, but it looks like it won't be cross-play.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/23/2021 at 06:27pm

I'm not sure about a physical edition. If you click the "pre-purchase" button, you'll see it's on XBox X/S & One, PS4 & 5, Switch, and PC. My only option is PC (Master Race!). From what little I just read, it isn't cross-play, but it's being advertised as cross-progression. It seems that means that you can continue your game no matter which platform you play it on.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/23/2021 at 10:37pm

Cool. Maybe I will get PC and we can play some co-op when it comes out!

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/23/2021 at 11:44pm

Cool! I remember at least one time when Jon entered my Diablo 3 game. :)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/23/2021 at 11:59pm

I bet Physical Editions will come, but Blizzard seems to not have mentioned it yet if it’s coming at launch.

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/05/2021 at 06:34am

I hadn't even seen this event up here! We had some Diablo 3 game nights back in the day, would be great to do that with this too

Travis   Admin wrote on 07/05/2021 at 06:35am

(Oh and definitely PC here, but since cross-progression is a thing, maybe others as well)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/06/2021 at 05:28pm

Yep, closer to launch let’s get some play events on the books. I loved our all Barb D3 run we did some time ago. 😡⚔️

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 08/31/2021 at 05:49pm

I found out about the "Prime Evil Upgrade" and since it's confusing, I thought I'd share the info. Basically the "upgrade" means it will adjust the price according to what parts of it you own. So instead of paying $60 for all of it, you'll pay less, because what you already own will be subtracted. I hope this helps. https://us.forums.blizzard.com/en/blizzard/t/diablo-prime-evil-collection-upgrade-is-priced-incorrectly/15145/4

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/01/2021 at 09:55pm

Yeah, it does.

On PC I have Reaper of Souls but NOT the Necromancer.

That means I get $8 off. So the Necromancer + DLC is $22? Ok.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/01/2021 at 10:42pm

I have all of it, so I got the "upgrade" for the same price as the Diablo 2 content. I'm thinking about buying the Warcraft games (the RTS ones) soon, too. I've played the first two many years ago, but never the third. I'm looking forward to playing Diablo 2 and I get to start on my 42nd birthday. :)

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/14/2021 at 08:24pm

With all the bad news about Activision/Blizzard, are you all still planning on getting this? I am kind of on the fence.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/14/2021 at 09:26pm

> With all the bad news about Activision/Blizzard, are you all still planning on getting this? I am kind of on the fence.

That’s an interesting question.

Yeah, yeah I am. I have all the Diablo’s and the DII Battle Chest is still on my shelf. It’s hard though. Blizzard seems to have a very toxic workplace and needs real and lasting change. A lot of companies do too in gaming and beyond.

It’s hard to buy something and click a box saying “please don’t allocate these funds to bullshit people and such” and the best way to do that is to not buy. I respect anyone not buying for that yet at the end of the day do I just keep playing old Diablo II? Yeah, you know that’s not hard and not a bad solution. That said, I think I’ll still end up buying it because it’s a game I’d like to play in some form until I’m very old and I really appreciate the spirit of and how this remake was made.

Also, at the end of the day, should we line up all our purchases with our morals? I sort of tried to do this when I was younger and I compiled a lot from source, was able to watch no YouTube videos and had really poor investments.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/14/2021 at 09:30pm

I've already pre-ordered. That was about the first thing I did this month. Bad press doesn't influence my video game purchases. I may not like what's going on in some of these companies, but I still want to play the games.

I even recently bought WarCraft and WarCraft II, but they were from GOG. I'm planning to buy WarCraft III probably soon.

Since I'm talking here....I wanted to mention that if you're craving some Diablo-like game play before D2 comes out, you should check out Torchlight. I like it, though I only recently started playing it for the second time, but stopped. I barely played it the first time I tried it, though I think that first time might have been Torchlight 2. I'll probably go back to it eventually, I got them for free on the Epic Game store (all the games I own there were free).

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/14/2021 at 09:34pm

Jon must have replied when I wrote mine. I agree with him. I, too, have the D2 battle chest. I got it at K-Mart for $2. I tried to play it, but it's so ugly, I have to have this remaster to play it. I wish they'd remaster the original WarCraft, too. I started playing it and it's ugly, too. WarCraft II seemed decent enough. I'll get back to those games later.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/14/2021 at 11:41pm

I’m honestly not sure. I decided I’d base that on how they responded to everything going on and it seems like… they haven’t? And new lawsuits keep coming up.

I absolutely base purchases on morality but there’s a necessary limit because you essentially cripple yourself.

But this is egregious. So maybe, maybe not.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/15/2021 at 12:32am

LOL I read "egregious" and thought "he said my name!" LOL Good thing I don't fit the definition.

I just wanted to add that I have boycotted things. I remember boycotting BP, because of the oil spill, though I never really bought gas from them in the first place and I still don't, because I've found a much more convenient source that I *love* (that's a hint). I also used to avoid Wal-Mart like the plague, for their own practices and for my own personal reasons (like wanting to avoid the possibility of seeing particular people). But, I go to Wal-Mart about once a week now. I also almost boycotted my local McDonald's and Burger King, because of the horrible channel they showed on their TVs.

I'm like Jon, I won't think less of anyone who decides not to purchase products from a company with this stuff going on. I understand not wanting to give money to seemingly support it.

Honestly, this is a good question, Will_Ball. Let us know what you decide to do and know that no matter what you decide, we support you. :)

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/15/2021 at 02:24am

Heh. E-Greg-ious

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/15/2021 at 03:37am

Let's not forget "gregarious," which I'm not sure if it applies to me, I'm a proud loner.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/15/2021 at 03:06pm

I love Diablo, but I don't love treating workers like shit. But then again I support Amazon, so I feel like I am in no place to make that call. I will probably get it, but I just wish all companies would treat their employees well.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/15/2021 at 04:37pm

Agreed and that's something I always hated about employment, many companies don't seem to care about employees. It's profits over people. It's why people work for minimum wage (sometimes less) while CEOS have private jets and get way, way too much more money that they don't need. Fortunately, there are actually some good companies out there.

I like Amazon probably because of the quick, easy, and good service(s) it provides, but also because every customer service rep. that I've worked with was extremely nice, respectful, and helpful. I've worked with customers before and I know how crappy they can be. I find that most customer service reps. are quite respectful, but I think it's mostly customer complaints that are heard instead of positive feedback. That is why I make it a point to always provide positive customer feedback. It's almost always deserved, I'd have to actually think very hard about when or if I've had a bad experience.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/15/2021 at 09:07pm

Amazon's customer facing side is great honestly, but the horror stories you hear about warehouse workers and delivery drivers...

I've tried cutting back from any orders from Amazon for that reason but there are some things that you just can't find anywhere else. Frequently I use amazon for "window shopping" and then go find it somewhere else.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/16/2021 at 03:33am

Right, I've heard about that. Some companies outsource their employees for cheaper labor. Nike was incredibly guilty of this back in the day, though I don't know if it's still true.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/20/2021 at 03:37pm

I ended up buying it. Are we playing thursday night?

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/20/2021 at 04:52pm

I will be.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/20/2021 at 11:17pm

I’m getting it and also will be out of pocket Thursday night and that whole weekend.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/20/2021 at 11:32pm

What do you mean "out of pocket Thursday night and that whole weekend?" Did you mean that you're going to be poor those days or unavailable? The latter seems to be the case, but when I see or hear "out of pocket" it has to do with paying for something. Perhaps that's an auto-correct mistake?....je ne sais pas

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 01:39am

Ah, ok, that covered both meanings, the one Jon meant and the one I knew of. Man, I must be seriously out of the loop on all these catch phrases. Well, considering I'm just now socializing more than I have in a few years, I guess that makes sense. I've been isolated, but I'm starting to come out of my shell, at least temporarily to get a sense of what's around, I may end up going back in my shell, as I did years ago. It reminds me of how everyone one says something "drops" instead of something is "released" or "comes out" or similar. I'm seriously not hip, but if it comes to dying your hair black, you could call me a hipster, because I did it in high school when no one else was doing it. Now everyone's dying their hair (well mostly girls/ladies/women). LOL

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 04:13am
Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 03:15pm

Leave it to Jon to drop a phrase from 1908 like "out of pocket". :)

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 05:14pm

Sounds like he's "out of" a time "pocket" or maybe I am, which I could agree with.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 06:23pm

Just FYI, if you want to add me, my user name is GregoPeck#1971. 1979 would be more accurate (my birth year), but I didn't get to choose that number.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/21/2021 at 06:33pm

> Leave it to Jon to drop a phrase from 1908 like "out of pocket". :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omOZyLmNMJs

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 07:08pm

Whoa, Raiden was Highlander! I've never seen the movie, but knew of it. Seeing Sean Connery reminded me of the SNL skits I watched with Travis. "Buckfutter!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T89fA1Whank

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 09:48pm

Added, GregoPeck!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 10:17pm

Got mine installed and ready.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/21/2021 at 10:47pm

Awesome, glad to be connected to you! Thanks also for letting me know it can be pre-loaded. I didn't know so I'm doing it now.

I can't stop watching the SNL channel on YouTube because of my previous comment. This stuff is hilarious! LOL

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/22/2021 at 06:39am

FYI I just found out that it seems we can start playing at 8 AM PDT. For those of us here on the east coast, it's 11 AM.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 09/22/2021 at 02:49pm

I will be on later in the evening.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 09/22/2021 at 05:53pm

Same maybe late afternoon nearly evening.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote about 14 hours ago

Check out these awesome launch trailers featuring two actors from our favorite MCU films:
Winston Duke was M'Baku in Black Panther, End Game, and Infinity War https://youtu.be/u5AWehOMLFQ
Simu Liu was Shang-Chi https://youtu.be/ogI5vhg6Nc4

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote about 2 hours ago

I just tried to do a quick peek at the game and ran into problems creating a game, due to server issues. Glad they included the Day 1 issues feature!

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote about 1 hour ago

Interesting, I didn't run into any problems other than subtitles and trying to figure how to disable them (I looked it up and figured it out). I was playing at 11AM, because I got woken up too early and I noticed Jon was playing, too.

I'm using the "Very High" settings and I thought it was interesting that with these settings my GPU temp was 10c higher than when I switched to "classic" graphics. Also, those "classic" graphics pretty much required less than 10% of my GPU usage.

I recently played Torchlight some and I noticed how similar it is to this game. The theme is different, but a lot of the game play is very similar.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote 22 minutes ago

So when I got back on just now it said my character couldn't be found on the server, so I created a new one. No biggie. During my first try, it took forever to save, but this time it didn't. I still haven't found that first cave we're supposed to go into. LOL I hate the Fallen, too, they keep running away!

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