6 weeks ago, I bought Diablo 3 and had to use a VPN in order to access Battle.net. After lots of research, it turned out Battle.net is blocking hundreds of IP addresses in Japan, for no valid reason.
I’ve been running into issues connecting to battle.net for the past 3 weeks. If you’ve followed my adventures so far, it’s become obvious to you that the problem is on Blizzard’s side, but sadly they are not treating the issue with huge importance. I opened a ticket with their Customer service, and here is the last reply I got from them:
My last comment was that I opened a ticket to Blizzard in order to get them to fix the issue. The problem is not with playing any of their games, but accessing the battle.net website with a regular browser.
If you’ve followed my adventures last night, you know that I haven’t been able to connect to battle.net recently. Not one of those “my game refuses to login”, no. I can’t f##ing access the battle.net website with firefox!!! This means, among other things, that I can’t even buy the game. Crazy, I know.
Recently I bought a new computer, with the sole goal of playing Diablo 3 on it (might blog about that one day).
I went to the diablo3.com website, which has a convenient link to buy a digital copy of the game.
This is what I get when I try to click on that link:
I already blogged about Carmageddon finally getting a sequel through kickstarter.
The campaign will soon be over, and is close to its stretch goal of 600k$, which would guarantee a Linux and Mac ports to be completed in time.
You might not be a Linux or Mac owner, and asking yourself “why would I pledge for a port of the game to those platforms, if it already is funded and guaranteed to be available for my platform?”
I talked a few days ago about a Carmageddon sequel in the works, funded by the site Kickstarter. For those of you who don’t know about it, Carmageddon is a game in which the player gets rewarded for killing pedestrians.
The original game came out in the nineties, roughly about the same time as the first GTA. Carmageddon was a great driving game with an awesome physical engine, but it became famous for the gruesome deaths of pedestrians. At the time, this raised lots of controversy, which contributed to the popularity of the game. To today’s standards, the game just looks like a cartoonish game and would probably be still seen as gruesome, but definitely not controversy-worthy. Independently of that, it is still an excellent game.
Today, with the sequel being funded, it is obvious that some trash papers are trying to revive the controversy, which in a way will probably benefit the game (there is no such thing as bad advertising), but is also an obvious attempt at selling more of their toilet paper.