• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.
  • The Politics forum has been nuked. Please do not bring political discussion to the rest of the site, or you will be removed. Thanks.

After A Terrible 2019, Blizzard Is Going All-In At BlizzCon

Mar 19, 2015
3,316
3,879
740
No

This dumb picture has 0 merit, just fyi

Cod died on pc after no dedicated servers btw, playerbase moved to other fps games

So haha great comeback 🤦‍♂️😂
 
  • LOL
Reactions: MiguelItUp

Zannegan

Member
Feb 20, 2018
1,974
1,465
535
if i was a blizz dev, i'd walk on stage with my nuts out

'these are my nuts, questions please'
"Excuse me, sir, but your testicals appear to be on a leash. Why? And why is that Poohbear-looking gentleman holding the other end?"
*holds out microphone
 
Last edited:

Holammer

Member
Jan 3, 2019
1,626
2,236
440
If the alleged 4chan leak turns out to be right on the money and Diablo 4 is a first person looter shooter complete with Rian Johnson level subversion of expectations for the Diablo lore, I'll just grab the popcorn, lean back and peruse various social media for juicy outrage.
I still think the post is bogus, but I'll happily eat crow if it isn't.
 

FMXVII

Member
Aug 27, 2019
853
562
300
Diablo 3 was lukewarm garbage vomited up upon an Arizona sidewalk in mid-July.

Star Craft 2 was a love story, of hatefucked to death by the Overfiend proportions.

Overwatch was named ironically.

WoW was never a good idea.

Hearthstone had potential, I guess.

The Lost Vikings had the right idea.

And CE Blizzard has its head so far up China's arsehole, it is no wonder they are physically based in the U.S.

Free Hong Kong, Whiney Xi Poo!

Free Tibet whilst you are at it.
 

Shifty1897

Member
Sep 22, 2014
2,464
1,891
930
Livingston, AL
i don't give a fuck about the morals of that company
me buying a game i like means nothing.

i like diablo that's it
Usually agree, and we all end up supporting China financially whether we know it or not.

But it's one thing to engage in business with China and it's another to jump in bed with them politically. Shutting down people protesting a government, especially when that government is putting millions of religious minorities in concentration camps and harvesting their organs while alive for transplants, is a bad look for an American company.
 

Rest

All these years later I still chuckle at what a fucking moron that guy is.
Feb 28, 2014
8,643
1,243
870
Of course they're going all-in after the fact the Blizzard brand is going down the shitter (has been for past 10 years maybe?) and last year was just fucking awful.
This is exactly what I expected when Activision bought them. It was confirmed for me when Activision broke up StarCraft II, which was a complete, single game, into multiple releases. The recent shitshow is just Blizzard sloughing off the vestiges of what it was and revealing the disease that Activision has always been. The assimilation is complete, now they're just not pretending.
 
Mar 18, 2019
386
716
345
Gotta laugh at the people boycotting Blizzard. I wonder if they are boycotting all the other companies who are connected to China? Nah didn't think so. Some people just like to piss and moan.

If Diablo / Overwatch look interesting then I'll buy it. Simple as that.

sure, some companies manufacture their products in china. But lets be real, it would be ridiculous to check every single label on every product you buy in order to find out what to boycott. Take a public stance in favor of a Communist country, that literally has concentration camps, and against liberty is radically different.

Blizzard, the NBA, and anyone else taking a similar stance can go fuck themselves, they are despicable and have no guts. I love Overwatch but I havnt touched it since and Overwatch 2 sounds like trash anyway.
 
Last edited:

Ar¢tos

Member
Oct 24, 2017
4,737
7,399
740
Krynn
I have no problems boycotting all these companies that support China since I really don't care for their products / services.
I don't care for Nike or NBA, I don't buy dvds/blurays and VERY rarely go to the movies (went 2x this year) so Disney is easy to boycott, and the last Blizzard game I bothered with was Starcraft (back in 2000s, I don't know if there was any later re-release).

Blizzard is already losing sponsors, Mitsubishi dropped out, when one drops out, the others quickly follow.
 

JoeyWestSide

Member
Aug 20, 2018
644
307
385
Rio Rancho, NM
Between wow classic, sekiro, cod mobile, cod and blizzcon, the China thing is barely on their radar after blizzcon and the layoffs are normal to them. This is a pretty good year for them.
 

KorbinDallas

Member
Oct 8, 2019
281
213
255
Blizzard fucked up. Years of legacy thrown in trash can. But in the end it actually helped the HK outcry and this is what matters now.

If you won't buy D4 or OW2 for protest reasons, why would you keep buying Nike or Adidas shoes? This is just one example out of a myriad of companies who can't live without China's oppressive methods.
This is a good point. I'm probably a hypocrite for much of this. Really only took a stand against Blizz as that seems to be an optional way I spend some free time/money. Might have to evaluate how I approach this further.
 
Sep 23, 2018
143
186
260
This is exactly what I expected when Activision bought them. It was confirmed for me when Activision broke up StarCraft II, which was a complete, single game, into multiple releases. The recent shitshow is just Blizzard sloughing off the vestiges of what it was and revealing the disease that Activision has always been. The assimilation is complete, now they're just not pretending.


Another reason why this company is in trouble is because Riot Games recently put all their cards on the table at once. If you know anything about Riot Games they're owned by Tencent and if you know anything about Tencent (i learned this recently) Is that they own a majority of the game cafes in China. EVERY SINGLE RIOT GAME will be on those computers in the cafes that Tencent owns,

I don't want to be too dramatic but it a sense this is kinda the last straw for Blizzard. They have NO CHOICE but to go all out right now.
this has nothing to do with all the Hong Kong garbage . MONEY WILL BE FLYING AWAY FROM BLIZZARD if they don't go all out and satisfy fans after what Riot has shown.
 
Last edited:

twdnewh_k

Member
Nov 1, 2009
841
43
895
People boycotting Blizzard does not make them any better than anyone else who still decides to buy their products.
Agreed.
While I felt the initial punishment was over the top, I agree with them not wanting to allow political stuff in gaming. I personally also don't want to see it.
If you feel otherwise, that's fine, boycott or do whatever you want; but thinking you're better than someone who doesn't agree is just immature.

I am excited for Blizzon and am looking forward to all the new announcements.
 
  • Thoughtful
Reactions: Ivellios

niilokin

Member
Feb 21, 2019
774
1,367
435
The artstyle and details used for the new WC3 Reforged units look like they would fit a Diablo game. They actually look a lot like what I dreamed as a kid, 3D that look just as detailed and high definition as the 2D sprites.
 

vkbest

Member
Jan 23, 2017
1,716
1,667
500
I wonder if they will announce the new games and remaster for consoles too, or they will release years after because typical PC Blizzard fans whiners.
 

DavidGzz

Member
Jan 7, 2018
2,898
3,534
625

Breh...

Looks like PoE 4.0 and Lost Ark will have their work cut out for them. D2 with better combat than D3? Thas it mayne
 

HelpYouFall

Member
Jul 26, 2019
156
234
260
What is all this bullshit about a Diablo FPS and people who actually want that garbage? How does that even work, since Diablo plays nothing like a FPS? I can't even begin to think how incredibly shitty something like a Barb would play in first person ... Randomly generated dungeons tend to look like complete ass in first person as well.

Not everything has to be COD/Overwatch. There's barely an oversaturated market of great isometric games anyways these days.
Let Diablo just be Diablo please.

There's plenty of room for both innovation and throwback for this franchise, without resorting to trying something as hamfisted as being a first person shooter ...
 
  • Like
Reactions: Kacho

JohnnyFootball

GerAlt-Right. Ciriously.
Jan 20, 2014
12,203
7,993
1,035
What is all this bullshit about a Diablo FPS and people who actually want that garbage? How does that even work, since Diablo plays nothing like a FPS? I can't even begin to think how incredibly shitty something like a Barb would play in first person ... Randomly generated dungeons tend to look like complete ass in first person as well.

Not everything has to be COD/Overwatch. There's barely an oversaturated market of great isometric games anyways these days.
Let Diablo just be Diablo please.

There's plenty of room for both innovation and throwback for this franchise, without resorting to trying something as hamfisted as being a first person shooter ...
Im not asking for a Diablo FPS, but if it came to pass I'd be curious.
 

Kacho

Member
Feb 22, 2011
11,236
2,721
1,275
Virginia
The leaker also said the combat is very much like Diablo 3 but with better animations.

No word on mechanics or itemization.
 

KLoWn

Member
Sep 14, 2015
1,661
26
445
Hopefully they'll have someone that can actually write good dialogue this time.