• Activision Blizzard for sale for $13.4b?
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Wait a second, Vivendi owns them? That explains a lot.
[QUOTE=nomad1;36249263]Lets start a kickstarter called "buy activision Blizzard" WE can do it![/QUOTE] Are you fucking idiot
[QUOTE=ROBO_DONUT;36248572]I'm pretty sure the WoW subscription fee is 15 dollars. And all their games are $60, and they don't discount for at least 15 years. And they built an entire game around a real-money auction house where they take 15% of every transaction. And every game is this gear-dependent grindfest specifically designed to suck players in and trick them into believing that they're making 'progress' when really they're just wasting away in front of a computer. And they put always-online DRM into single-player games and are vehemently against anything vaguely resembling an ounce of privacy. But yeah, they're pretty OK if you look past the fact that they have the GDP of a few small nations because they exploit the shit out of a community of unquestioning fans.[/QUOTE] $14.99, so you're right on that. Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty is $39.99 on us.battle.net, right now. The transaction fee is from taking money from the service, not from selling an item. Oh boo hoo, I don't like Blizzard's games, that means this is a valid argument. What singleplayer games? I haven't seen Blizzard release a singleplayer game in a long time. If you mean Diablo 3, you haven't actually played the fucking game.
[QUOTE=Takkuull;36248189]Please fucking please no oh god no. Blizzard is a state as it is after Activision stuck their big fucking noses in just after the first expansion, they've already fucked WoW up completely. World of Casualcraft. Fuck sake. Yes i'm very VERY mad.[/QUOTE] Oh hey, casual gamers complaining that their casual game is casual. Now that's a rich one.
[QUOTE=wraithcat;36273931]Oh hey, casual gamers complaining that their casual game is casual. Now that's a rich one.[/QUOTE]I don't know how it's now, but back in the day it was hardly casual. Beating big raids without advanced knowledge and tactics was a tough task. Not something a casual can/wants to do.
[QUOTE=AceOfDivine;36273986]I don't know how it's now, but back in the day it was hardly casual. Beating big raids without advanced knowledge and tactics was a tough task. Not something a casual can/wants to do.[/QUOTE] apparently now its just wait for new content, watch guide on content, go with guild to do content, grind on content until next content comes out or essentially GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR GEAR NEED NEED NEED NEED NEED greed NEED NEED
Whoever buy's and throws Kotick out, regardless of who it is will do a better job then him running the company.
Hope valve buys them and finally release dota 2 with blizzard assets. Diablo 3, WOW, Warcraft and Starcraft on Steam. A man can dream.
its like people really forgot that Acti-blizzard is a publishing company, and doesn't have much to do with Blizzard at all
[QUOTE=zombieslaya;36281468]Whoever buy's and throws Kotick out, regardless of who it is will do a better job then him running the company.[/QUOTE] lmao dude kotick has done a great job as a CEO kotick is objectively good at his job, which is to make money for activision's shareholders.
Seriously?
[QUOTE=ROBO_DONUT;36250741]Why not Torchlight or Path of Exlie? Why not Rift or Tera or Aion or anything else? I'm willing to bet it's because your friends were all playing the Blizzard alternatives. Whether you actually thought about it that way or not. Blizzard wins, even when other games are doing the same things probably better.[/QUOTE] Not sure about Path of Exile but Diablo 3 is just a flat out better designed game than Torchlight. I really didn't think torchlight was very good, actually. And I don't play WOW, I'm more into Guild Wars.
Someone tell Bill Gates quickly!
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