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usickenme

Member Since 19 Dec 2003
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In Topic: CAGcast #590: Catastrophe

14 May 2019 - 03:45 AM

 

I know it's really really hard to step outside of the nyc "anyone right of far left is a nazi" bubble but maybe just maybe look at the facts instead of regurgitating shareblue.com.  

I'm outside Nyc and yeah, Hawley's a turd I like how the right is so far gone that you have to champion being against trafficking. 


In Topic: CAGcast #573: Our 2018 Favorites 1 USB Charge, Birthday Presents for Children

22 December 2018 - 08:03 PM

While we are Americans, you fail to see the international appeal of a technologically advanced superhero who is an economic superpower in his own movies.

huh? Iron man is the ultimate capitalist/ American hero.  If you are rich enough, you get to play by your own rules.  It's like Ayn Rand herself wrote the character.  I sure people around world love the idea that a rich American is their only hope.

 

Thankfully the appeal of that mentality is waning.


In Topic: CAGcast #568: Hot Garbage

10 November 2018 - 03:47 AM

On the topic of Diablo Immortal, I think you guys didn't quite get the reason for the outrage, it wasn't as much the fact that people were offended at the idea of a mobile game (which honestly is probably going to be OK and definitely successful) but it was the fact that Blizzard was so disconnected from its fanbase and its audience that they thought Blizcon, a convention attended by HARDCORE PC-gaming fans in majority, a con people pay money and flight tickets and hotels to attend to, was the adequate venue to sell them on a mobile game nobody attending wanted.

 

Keep in mind Diablo fans have had nothing in the way of a major content update in the past 4.5 years. Keep in mind that its not even Blizzard developing the game, but Netease, a chinese mobile developer known for creating mobile MMOARPGS laden with IAPs. Keep in mind that this is Blizzard we are talking about, a company who would axe games like Starcraft Ghost and Titan after 4 years of development.. and now are outsourcing the Diablo franchise to a chinese developer.

 

Had they presented this at some place like Pax East, as a side-thing from Blizzard, people would have probably been excited.. but to a audience of hardcore fans like those attending Blizcon, it really shows that Blizzard is disconnected from what the community has been asking for years. That is the reason of the anger.

 

I also think its a shitty thing to make a dev feel bad in his presentation.. but given the circumstances, making a "joke" like asking if Diablo Immortal is an off-season April Fools joke is relatively harmless, no personal insults were thrown and it perfectly embodied the disappointment of the Diablo community. Diablo Immortal will be hugely popular and successful, I have no doubt at all. But Blizcon was not the place to sell it and expect a positive reaction.

No offense but I find it hard to belive that 20 minutes of out the entire Blizzcon would totally ruin it.   Then again, I really don't feel entitled.