Eurogamer v. Eurogamer: Dueling Diablo III Editorials

Eurogamer has two great editorials on Diablo III – one called "Always Online: What Diablo 3's Battle.net Does Right " and another called "Always Online: What Diablo 3's Battle.net Does Wrong." Both make valid points about the game and its requirement that players always be connected to Battle.net – even when playing the single-player campaign.

More importantly, both articles will have people that either enthusiastically agree with the points being made or violently disagree. I think the community who has struggled with the launch of Diablo III this week – as much as Blizzard has done to make the game work in the face of overwhelming demand to play it – will appreciate being able to read both sides of the argument.

But most of all it's interesting to see two editors from Eurogamer going at it over one of the most popular games this year – and they aren't even arguing about the gameplay. If anyone does give Diablo III a bad review I think Blizzard's decision to use an always connected scheme will player a major role in a diminished review score.

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