Blizzard the Division of Activison and Battle.net 2.0
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Posted 6/15/10 , edited 6/15/10
As you May or may not Be Aware Blizzard is undergoing major Policy Change to support the upcoming Battle.net 2.0 platform that is currently in the works which support Blizzard Famous titles Like Diablo, Warcraft and Starcraft universe'.

The Games Diablo Starcraft and the Current popular MMO World of Warcraft Has been the most successful PC Franchises for more than a decade and Have Paved the way for many Gamers and Game Designers for the past decade Leading Blizzards Current stock is World of Warcraft. World of Warcraft was a Trademark MMO back in the early days of Ever quest and previous successful MMO's and Has Made Billions of Dollors Through a Monthly subscription based Fee system which requires you to pay for the service of storing your Characters in game currency and data that most MMO Developers at the time would make a one time payment. But blizzards marketing and Game Development was BAR None as the first Years of World of warcraft kicked off the Game for the PC was design to be backwards compatible with Dial-up connections and allowed for the masses to connect to the MMO service and play at all times of the day 24 hours a day Aside from weekly maintenance that the blizzard servers were paid for by the monthly Subscribers. Other Games of popular note was the predicator of the MMO world of Warcraft was the Real time strategy game Warcraft which Initially Kicked of the Warcraft Franchise and even Kick Started the even more popular Starcraft.


Starcraft was so successful that There was even a national Tournament in Korea That has Starcraft as a E-sports title in Korea. The Starcraft Franchise was so successful that The Brood war Came to the masses and improved upon the game Making balance changes and Making the game even more Fun than the original. After that Blizzard Laid low for 13 years Eventually working on the new and upcoming title Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty which will be hitting stores across the world on July 27th in the Year 2010. Blizzard was very hush hush about the new stages of Starcraft 2 Development that there was even a planed spin off of Starcraft ghost Which was laid off and The company making the game eventually went bankrupt and the game was plain for Release during Gamcube Console years. But Before that Blizzard has continued the ever so popular Game With Wrath of the Litch King and Burning Crusades.

Some time after blizzard finished Burning Crusade and content was becoming old. Blizzard Merged with one of the most successful and money hungry company's in the gaming industry Activision The same company that comes out with a new sports game every 6 months That keeps milking popular titles Like Madden NFL or the College Version of the game. Activison has always produced crappy content that keeps getting upgrade every 6 months and making it the next trend and making people pay for games over and over.

That same Company has Stock Holders that make the company do what ever they want.

Actvison will do back flips for the stockholders for Cookies on the dollar. Making the company's motives Seem like a unbrealla corporation Nightmare Aside from the Viral weaponry That Activison would sell there soul for. The company Successfully came to blizzard with a offer while the creativity would Be solely on Blizzard hands Making the Activison Blizzard a Reality you know today. Unfortuanttly for Blizzard Marketing tools and money making strategy's would be up to Activison itself and not blizzard. Sealing Blizzard Fate to follow in Activisons shadow Making the company unlikely to stick to the core Beliefs that the game comes first and the marketing comes latter.

As Such the Current affairs with The Planed Marketing strategy that may not have been planed by blizzard makes Changes to the policy of Blizzard games that could mean more money milking from Blizzards Proverbial tittes. Also the ever popular Social networking platform Facebook Makes its way to battle.net Making Adding your Friends Via The Real ID So you can converse with them while playing all of blizzards current and future titles including Dialblo 3 that has been planed after the Release of Cataclysm for the warcraft Franchise. These New feature may have altreaer motives and an outcry from fans has Demonstrated that the new direction of blizzard games is not being taken very well. Many Gamerz Even Starcraft Commentator HD Husky Have made Videos and pliea's for blizzard to realize how activison is manipulated then into milking those tittes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-r_uCaFxg8

Watch the video It has Kittens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please watch the video and Read the Starcraft 2 Fourms and you will see the direction of Blizzard.

http://forums.battle.net/board.html?forumId=25352525&sid=5000
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Posted 6/16/10
On a slightly related note, apparently Blizzard bought Xatrix entertainment, the developer that created the Redneck Rampage series which is a Duke Nukem type first person shooter, in case no one knew. I find this very odd.
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Posted 6/16/10
Ugh, leave it to big business to crush something genuinely good lol
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Posted 6/20/10
Yea Blizz does stuff like this all the time.
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Posted 6/20/10
<---Proud Player of World of Warcraft
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Posted 6/21/10
Not really sure what point you are trying to make but I'd like to correct you on a few things.

Activision doesn't release a new sports game every six months, EA does. Activision does however release a new Guitar Hero every 5 months.

Activision fired the two heads of Infinity Ward, and Activision-Blizzard is releasing 1/3 of Star Craft 2 at full price.

Welcome to the game industry, it goes in cycles as to who the bad guy is. For the last 10 years, EA was the bad guy publishing trash games and just rolling in the dough from it. Now it's Activision(Blizzard).

Get used to it.
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