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Another Seven Cataclysmic Tidbits: “Living Vicariously” or “The Day The Earth Didn’t Stand Still”

November 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Primarily, I have been living vicariously through other fellow bloggers as Cataclysm draws ever near. Although the official expansion hasn’t launched yet, Azeroth has been torn asunder, and time has magically jumped on ahead several years. Below are some more posts from around the blogosphere about the inevitable end to Wrath and the well-anticipated start to Cataclysm:

Categories: Se7en Tidbits

Quote of the Day: “Irony Personified” or “Practice What You Preach”

November 29, 2010 1 comment

 

Via Digg, I came across this little gem, Ten Games That Were Derivative But Still Rocked, from GamingBolt.com.

Torchlight (Derivative of the Diablo games)

Torchlight is Diablo through and through,with some minor changes. It even looks the same. If Torchlight was released under the name of DiabloIII, it wouldn’t be hard to pass of as it. Yet still- who known anything about Torchlight? Most of you might not have even known a game called Torchlight existed before reading this- Torchlight surely deserves more. It is a really good, qualitative, addictive game, that deserves much more than just a “Diablo rip-off” tag.

Let me clarify a few things. First, I don’t have anything against GamingBolt.com. I actually enjoy the content on the website. They actually seem to get selected for Digg top stories quite frequently, and they seem to be doing quite well, grammatical and structural errors notwithstanding. Kudos! Second, had it been any title other than Torchlight, (Werit can back me up on this), I probably would have ignored the redundant irony. But it is Torchlight, a gem of a game from the little studio that could. And I can’t just stay quiet about that now, can I?

Exhibit A:

  • The Title: “Torchlight (Derivative of the Diablo games)”
  • “Torchlight is Diablo through and through,with some minor changes.”
  • “If Torchlight was released under the name of DiabloIII, it wouldn’t be hard to pass [it] of[f] as [Diablo 3].”

Exhibit B:

  • “It is a really good, qualitative, addictive game, that deserves much more than just a “Diablo rip-off” tag.”

Uh… you know where you can stop this madness? Just a couple of lines up, you know, where you essentially call Torchlight a “Diablo rip-off!”

Categories: Diablo 3, Torchlight