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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

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“Always On” in Diablo 3, Praised by id Software

Written on August 11, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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"Diablo 3 will make everyone else accept the fact you have to be connected." --- Tim Willits, id Software Director

The debate over Blizzard’s decision to require an “always on” Internet connection for Diablo 3 has been raging since the game came to light. Supporters say that it gives the developers more flexibility in how it approaches the game. Moreover, players are virtually online when they play anyway.

On the other hand, those who are not thrilled with the idea pointed out that not every gamer has a reliable and full-time connection. In addition to this, making the “always on” as a requirement is unreasonable and unfair for a solo play

In between the rage, one observer came out strongly on the pro-Blizzard side — Tim Willits. He is the director of id Software, a studio which is famed for its groundbreaking work in online gaming. Tim Willits – who describes himself as “a big proponent of always connected” – likes the “always on” idea. He also thinks that it can go beyond a mile towards molding the gaming industry’s future.

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