Today is the last day to play Infinite Crisis

    
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Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye.

In case you had forgotten, Infinite Crisis is shutting down for good on August 14th. That makes today the last real day to play and enjoy the game before it’s gone forever. If you have any last-minute tasks you’d like to accomplish or some final screenshots to take, today would be the day.

Infinite Crisis announced its shutdown back in June and cited a failure to find sufficient audience in the crowded MOBA market following its March launch. You have today to get in your last bit of superheroic arena antics; we recommend you make the most of it.

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Carthoris Sigbjorn they actually added Servers for both DDO and LOTRO when they went F2P. 

The problem is they were just regular servers and not Mega servers.

Radfist
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Bannex19  Unless its referring to the crisis that stopped it from being infinite.

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Damonvile Wild_Phil AdeptusEnginus League of Legends has 70% of MOBA players, DOTA 2 has 15%, and Heroes of the Storm has nearly 10% at 7-8%.

So yea slight exaggeration…closer to 92% maybe.  Point stands though.

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Wild_Phil Damonvile AdeptusEnginus Have you ever notice that 95% of the time when someone makes up a stat they use 95%

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Armsbend Xephyr serious and adult? Theyve catered to lowest common denominator batman fans and nothing else. Outside the cartoons (whuch regularly mock how serious DC is trying to be lately), the company seems almost ashamed to admit any of their characters can be funny once in a while.

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AdeptusEnginus Wild_Phil Damonvile Don’t agree at all.  When you have 2-3 games in any genre monopolizing 95% of the gamers in that genre…that’s niche as hell.  And a few years ago developers were announcing MOBAs left and right.
Textbook definition of a fad when an industry tries to jump on that bandwagon on what is in reality a niche market.

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Damonvile AdeptusEnginus Wild_Phil Resources are finite (no pun intended) for a studio like Turbine.  MOBA’s have limited appeal to a niche group of gamers (95+% of MOBA gamers are playing two games!).

So Infinite Crisis was a drain on resources not an asset (as are MOBAs in general other than the big two).  It didn’t add to the MMO market; it was cannibalizing one oldest MMO developers.

Again, great and all people liked it and are entitled to their opinions, but as an MMO fan…good riddance!

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Certainly not an apt title for the game.

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AdeptusEnginus Wild_Phil Damonvile You’re forgetting the rules of the internet. Anything I don’t like isn’t popular and should go away.

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John Wise Greaterdivinity The reason that Bale’s batman movies were so good is because they focused on making them a proper representation of Batman. They weren’t “realistic” at all, unless you think that even half of the crap in The Dark Knight Rises is possible, or that The Joker could have gotten away with any of the weird over-the-top stunts he pulled in  without being taken down in a real scenario.

The Dark Knight movies weren’t “realistic”, they were gritty. They were gritty because the setting as a whole is meant to be very Film Noir in nature. The worldbuilding represents a broken society riddled of corruption and crime, and the characters are not important, it’s the ideologies they represent that matter, and as a result you rarely find yourself giving a real crap about any of them as people, you just want them to succeed because of what they stand for. People don’t care about Bruce Wayne in almost any of his adaptations; hell, the only one that really comes to mind outside of the comics themselves is the DCAU, and even there, Terry McGunnis was a far more interesting character when he was Batman than Wayne was in his series.
In contrast, Guardians of the Galaxy is about a guy from the 80s, a genetically modified raccoon, a plant who can only say his own name, and two bloodthirsty aliens having wacky shenanigans in space, but it works to make you give a shit about -all- the characters. There’s infinitely more soul in the cast of that one movie than Dark Knight movies have collectively, because the story in Guardians is focused around it, where in anything faithful to Batman, you can erase all of the names of the characters and have the exact same story, because at it’s core it is an ideological clash, and the characters are simply representations.

Whichever is “better” is entirely up to personal taste. I prefer movies like Guardians because characters are the most important facet of storytelling to me as a writer whose central focus is detail and scale. I love the Dark Knight movies too (sans the third), but they are most certainly not “better”, and especially not because they’re “Realistic”.

I long for the days that the generic public stops associating grim and gritty with realism.