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Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
Found this on another forum, and I thought you guys should all know about it.
http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=128252
You need to scroll down to the bottom since the post is a laundry list of how Activision is ass-****ing the video game industry, but basically as part of a restructuring move at Activision Kotick has moved CFO Thomas Tippl into the so-called "Blizzard business unit" as its COO, with Blizzard CEO Morhaime reporting directly to him, and Tippl reporting directly to Kotick.  The other three units are the "Activision-owned IP business unit", the "licensed property business unit", and considering how much milk Activision wants to get out of it, Call of Duty gets a unit all to itself.  Kotick obviously never saw the new Robin Hood where King John's mother tells him milking a dry udder will get him kicked off the stool.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline Snail

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Re: Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
**** activision

 

Offline The E

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Re: Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
....

And this is ZOMG TERRIBLE THE WORLD IS ENDING because....?
* The E goes off to the games library, checks for Activision or Blizzard titles, comes up empty

You know, if you really think this is so terrible (and not just common business practice in a capitalist economy), don't buy their games.
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....

And this is ZOMG TERRIBLE THE WORLD IS ENDING because....?
* The E goes off to the games library, checks for Activision or Blizzard titles, comes up empty

You know, if you really think this is so terrible (and not just common business practice in a capitalist economy), don't buy their games.

But I really want to.  :(

 

Offline Polpolion

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Is piracy killing the gaming industry?

I sure hope so.

 

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Someone needs to sit for a week on a naughty stool...

I remember the glorious olden days, when Activision and Blizzard were famous for the games they released, not the...disputable...decisions the make on the internal. Oh, well...

As far as i'm concerned, the gaming industry could die forever, if it wasn't for Yahtzees ZP reviews. :P
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But... StarCraft  :(

 

Offline Liberator

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Until I see different, I'm going to believe Mike Morhaime when he says Blizzard remains functionally independent from the rest of Activision proper.
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Offline General Battuta

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Until I see different, I'm going to believe Mike Morhaime when he says Blizzard remains functionally independent from the rest of Activision proper.

So does this news not qualify as 'seeing different'?

 

Offline BloodEagle

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But... StarCraft  :(

Am I the only person in the world that doesn't like that game?

 

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Don't like as in, you don't actively like it, or as in, you dislike it? Either way, "in the world" --> probably not.

 

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But... StarCraft  :(

Am I the only person in the world that doesn't like that game?

I can't say i don't like it, it's just that i never understood the Hype around it.
It's pretty much the same game as Warcraft I+II ( in a Sci-fi setting instead of Fantasy ) or the C+C series.
But nevermind me, i can't understand the Hype around 98% of the games, so...
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Well, it's an "e-sport", so a lot of the hype comes from that. And then there are the people like me, who suck at RTS's but still think they're fun, and who like Sci-Fi.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
But... StarCraft  :(

Am I the only person in the world that doesn't like that game?

I can't say i don't like it, it's just that i never understood the Hype around it.
It's pretty much the same game as Warcraft I+II ( in a Sci-fi setting instead of Fantasy ) or the C+C series.
But nevermind me, i can't understand the Hype around 98% of the games, so...

It's almost perfectly balanced and it is extremely sensitive to skill. This makes it a very rewarding game to play.

These traits aren't particularly easy to grasp until you put in time to learn the game in the context of competitive multiplayer, so you won't pick up on them in casual gameplay or screenshots or the like.

 

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Hm, this might explain it, as i never played this game in MP over internet.
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Offline General Battuta

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Once you start to learn the Starcraft metagame - the competitive strategies and the micro required to execute them - the game becomes really engaging.

This is because every single action, from moment zero of the match, feels freighted with meaning. As you race to clone your SCV's mine orders and start your build order, as you send a single worker out to scout and try to figure out where the enemy base is, as you micro your scout against his workers to try to see as much of his base as possible, you can feel a tangible connection between every mouse click and your chance of winning the match.

It's a rush.

 

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For some. For others, the training required smells less like a game and more like a chore.
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I came from chasing dreams to feel alone
There must be changes, miss to feel strong
I really need lifе to touch me
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Re: Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
Blizzard has had ten years to balance and bugfix Starcraft.  That's enough time for even Ubisoft or EA to balance and bugfix a game to near perfection.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline cloneof

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Re: Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
Blizzard has had ten years to balance and bugfix Starcraft.  That's enough time for even Ubisoft or EA to balance and bugfix a game to near perfection.
Or let EA to re-desing it's latest C&C games storyline to a one with some meaning.

 
Re: Activision-Blizzard is Now Pretty Much Just Activision
Yes, EA is known for ****ing things up, however with ten years they could probably manage to un-**** the C&C storyline.
17:37:02   Quanto: I want to have sexual intercourse with every space elf in existence
17:37:11   SpardaSon21: even the males?
17:37:22   Quanto: its not gay if its an elf

[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems