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Blizzard said Blizzard invented it, actually.
And that is where the "standard camera angle" comes from also.
Live action is just an illusion so long as you have animations with a standard time and cooldowns.
It is Blizzard North, not Blizzard. They are different studios. I actually agree with them because back in those day any type of RPG is as dead as Click and Point adventure nowadays.
Blizzard North was called Concord, when they try to find a publisher to fund Diablo no one was willing. According to Concord, publisher laugh at the idea of RPG. Eventually, they got desperate enough to approach Blizzard who was a small developer with a publishing department. Remember at this time Blizzard have only Warcraft and Warcraft 2 as big success, and smaller success like Lost Viking and Rock and Roll Racing.
I think that give you an idea how unpopular RPG was at the time.
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It is Blizzard North, not Blizzard. They are different studios. I actually agree with them because back in those day any type of RPG is as dead as Click and Point adventure nowadays.
Blizzard North was called Concord, when they try to find a publisher to fund Diablo no one was willing. According to Concord, publisher laugh at the idea of RPG. Eventually, they got desperate enough to approach Blizzard who was a small developer with a publishing department. Remember at this time Blizzard have only Warcraft and Warcraft 2 as big success, and smaller success like Lost Viking and Rock and Roll Racing.
I think that give you an idea how unpopular RPG was at the time.

Oh, you mean Around the time UO started skyrocketing in popularity. When Parasite Eve was released. And Baldur's Gate. A year before Planescape: Torment and Everquest. A year after Final Fantasy VII and Fallout and two after Daggerfall.

You're right, what a wasteland that period was for RPG's, where would we have been without Blizzard to save us.... rolleyes.gif

I hope you didn't quote that directly from the Blizzcon Codex.
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This. And again, MW3 is on 3 platforms and has a more widely used genre. So it definitely has the advantage. Whereas D3 is only for PC which is already a small market. Just imagine if it came out on console again. And hack n slashes aren't quite as popular as FPS's, lol.
So all in all, after the final numbers for digital + physical + Special Pass from blizzard are in. I think it will be doing pretty dang good for what it is.

And by small market, you mean the largest market.
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And by small market, you mean the largest market.

Liar. Nothing outside the lower 48 counts except Iraq, because they're all terrorists, and Mexico, because they need to pick my lettuce while staying south of the border. All other countries and their PC gaming statistics are just propaganda spread by the liberals to scare us under the blankets while they build a communist state.

Fox News laid it all out on the table, I can't believe you could just ignore the facts like that.
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