So I got in the Diablo III beta test. That means I need to kiss my family goodbye because they won’t see me for another couple months. Naw, it’s not that bad. In my single days it would have been, but having a family changes one’s priorities. I’ve had the beta since December 7th but have only played it a handful of times. I created a character and finished the very short Beta storyline with him; the latest game patch wiped out all existing characters; then I created another character and finished the storyline again. All in I’d say I’ve played maybe 10 hours. In the old days I would have logged that many in 2 days, not 2 weeks.
Then again I’ve put about 90 hours into Battlefield 3 since it came out a couple months ago. Gaming is still alive and well here despite the rejigged priorities.
All the buzz in the gaming world right now surrounds a game entitled Modern Warfare 2, which is shaping up to be a massive blockbuster hit. It’s another game in the Call of Duty franchise, which has split into two branches–the traditional Call of Duty line set in the World War II era, and the Modern Warfare line set in current times. Like clockwork, you can expect a new Call of Duty game every year. The Onion already has the scoop on Modern Warfare 3, and as the kids say, it looks straight up dope!
As The Onion always manages in their best pieces, this “news” item is “funny because it’s true”. Hardcore gamers are always pressing for more realism from their games. Well now you’ve got it! Have fun polishing your boots and waiting your turn at the community phone in Modern Warfare 3.
Sometimes I wonder if we’re all too desensitized to the realities of war by movies and games glorifying it. Then I slap myself and go back to playing some awesome shoot-em-ups.