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What's /v/'s opinion on the massive layoffs at Blizzard Entertainment today and their impact on the video game industry and Blizzard as a whole?
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Don't you guys have phones?
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>>450612661
>esports expecting big cut
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>>450612661
Don't you guys have jobs?
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>>450612661
>publishing and esports are expecting big cuts.
And literally nothing of value was lost.
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If only they made games still....
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Get woke
Go _____?
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See guys we just need to hurt them in there wallets rather then shitpost and screeching online
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I don't really care. Thanks to our president and a booming job market, they should have no trouble finding gainful employment
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GET EM PIG
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>>450613428
this! there's always openings in the construction and oil/natural gas industries! You ARE capable of manual labor, aren't you BlizzAnons?
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>>450613470
based piggy.
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This /v/irgin is laffin'.
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>>450613470
>anti-blizzard
>plays overwatch
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Looks like most of these people don't need to LEARN TO CODE so they have a big advantage! Good luck to all the bright smiling faces at BlizzAct
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got em boys
Ythisens btw
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>>450612661
This sort of thing happens every single hour of every single day.
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>>450612661
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This is juvenile. It's in poor taste to celebrate people at the bottom losing their jobs. Kotick is still employed. Durkins. The guys at the top that are actually the problem. The people being laid off are just employees doing their jobs and getting paid chump change compared to Bobby Kotick.
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Blizzard is a fucking blight on the industry. I have sympathy for the employees but this has to happen.
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Crashing this industry with no survivors
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>>450612661
>management does stupid bullshit
>employees have to damage control
>fans get pissed off
>management fires employees
>repeat

fuck corporatism
at least the american strain of it, Japanese managers at least have enough shame to either take a pay cut or commit sudoku
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>>450612661
Video games arenโ€™t a real job. If you work for a video game company you should be gassed with the rest of the bums.
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>>450615223
>>employees have to damage control
Employees have been doing incompetent bullshit by themselves for years now. shit programming full of bugs, bad community management, bad art, bad writing, bad updates.
None of them is innocent. They accepted the money to make it happen.
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>>450612661
https://youtu.be/3q4WkcPKiUg

Goodbye!
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>>450612661
>crying and hugging BEFORE the meeting
They deserve it for being so weak.
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Just the them to learn to code
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>>450613470
BASED HAM
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>>450612661
they're not firing any actual devs
they're firing all the useless social justice people
this is a good thing
if they were firing the white male devs instead, you wouldnt hear a peep from gaming "journalists"
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>>450615464
>shit programming full of bugs
That's pretty much always because of management priorities though. With the exception of Bethesda that's legitimately incompetent, developers are almost always aware of major bugs but simply aren't given the time to fix them.
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>>450615676
>they're not firing any actual devs
>they're firing all the useless social justice people

Source?
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>>450612869
you know what i don't have?
feelings towards strangers
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>>450614785
>This is juvenile.

Unfrtunately, it isn't. As in war, the Generals go to trial only after the war. The sad reality is, the employees are in the trenches, greasing the machine, committing war crimes, burning villages, raping daughters and sisters, and razing cities.

We have to fight the enemy army. We can try our best to treat prisoners of war humanely, but we must fight them all the same.
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>>450613470
Based Bacon
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now we only need someone mentioning he was one of the retards who lose his job and somebody asking him
>dont you have a job?
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>>450613937
In a seruous note my guy, blizzard is structuring to make more games and less bullshit. The people on the chopping block are community managers and the like. Non producing jobs that most likely cant code
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>>450612661
>mostly publishing and esports
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
As long as they don't let too many developers go it's fine, the idea of these hacks tainting other teams makes me sick.
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I just hope they don't kill HotS for good now
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>>450612661
>Car manufacturer lays off staff
>Nobody gives a shit
>Food chain lays off staff
>Nobody gives a shit
>Shitty videogame company lays off staff
>What, you don't care? Literally Hitler
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>>450616227
it wasn't killed already?
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>>450616237
A car and a fast food meals are different kinds of products than videogames are.
Go back.
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>>450616374
We don't know. They killed the Esport and shipped off a bunch of devs. It seemed dead but for now they're still developing for it so its hard to tell
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On one hand I know how awful it is to lose a job.
On the other fuck Blizzard
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>>450612661
I hope they fire the people responsible for the last WoW expansion.
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>>450616003
t. fatass NEET
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GET ____
GO ____
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>>450616584
>for the last decade of wow
fixed
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>>450612661
if only they had an obese black female overwatch character, this wouldn't have happened
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>>450613470
>Complains about Blizz
>Plays their games
>Thinks WoW was peak Blizz
>Supports crypto
This is the state of the people that think blizzard will actually fail. Save this post for 10 years from now when they are still doing just fine.


Or did you people forgot Blizzard could lose another 75% of their WoW subs and still have the most players for an MMO around? That gives them enough raw revenue to keep around for years without a care.
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Good. These retards need to realize that they're enabled by gamers. We put food on their tables and if they want to be smug cunts to the customer every chance they get, then go woke get broke
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>>450614449
Why do people keep posting this dude? He was forgotten except by the most pathetic of meme tryhards almost the next day. Is this a tumblr meme still or something?
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>>450616698
classic
home
Just for a week, lol
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I would have some sympathy but then i remember most of these are bottom-barrel SJW.
Hope this is a step in the right direction for Blizzard.
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Just learn to code lmao.
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>>450616938
Even doing horribly they can still milk their IPs for years.
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is our girl safe?
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>Publishing and esports
Makes sense. Overwatch might be the single most boring spectator esport.
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Why are game devs so entitled, like when Telltale shut down. They act like its a national tragedy.
Bigger companies with less shitty people close every single day.

They can eat shit and die.
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>>450616938
seriously this.

one of the oldest /v/ memes is wow is dying
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>>450614449
Anyone have a video link with a timestamp? I want to revel in his on stage presence
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That's what you get for inviting too many people who don't care about games into your company.
same deal with journalist layoffs
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>>450616828
Someone at the top is probably thinking this right now.
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>>450616938
mmo is a dead genre you niggerbrained retard
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>>450612661
>crying and hugging in the parking lot

my fucking sides
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I'm starting to believe in the Get woke go broke
I never in my life thought that blizzard would be pressed for money
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>>450616529
>They killed the Esport
how can you kill that which has no life?
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Sometimes you gotta catch leprosy to lose what needs to be lost.
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>>450617261
>nu-blizzard is shit
>nu-star wars is shit
>she aged like milk
Suicide soon.
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>>450612661
Its about time. All of their games have been cancer.
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woke
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>>450616828
they do have one
>>450616938
>the most popular
>no mention of subs
pick one
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Blizzard brought so much joy to my life over the years. I love Blizzard and I always will.

This abomination is not Blizzard though and I hope it rots to a husk.
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>>450617419
Yea it was a total money-sink, but it seems like they want to punish the dev team for it failing too. It was a bad investment, but building it up only to kill it all off literally from one day to the next tells the already small pro-scene that they may aswell not bother with this game anymore. Seems like they're setting the game up for failure and only shipping out their leftover assets now
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>>450612661
I don't give a shit
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made more characters gay please

lmao
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>>450617339
it's a non-issue.
they could all just learn to code
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>>450614449
>Based Bald nigga looks like fucking Lo Wang
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>>450617127
Where did this come from?
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It's super pathetic that you people are celebrating this.

People are losing their jobs but you sit there posting "GET WOKE GO BROKE" from your fatass laden chair, cheering that innocent people who have done no wrong are losing so much because of your "perceived" threat from SJWs.
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lol
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It seems cruel to not have told them first before reporting on this. But AAA businessland is a cruel land, is it not
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>>450617895
kill yourself far left moron
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>>450617048
what? without him the crowd would have probably never boo'd
they were all scared of wrong think
only when they realized
>hey, the others think this sucks too!
they became angry

it would have never blown up like this, he set off a chain reaction

there would also be no
>don't you have phones
because the crowd would have just been silently accepting its fate
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>>450617885
t. actually blizzard
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>>450617895
>blaming other people to whitewash their incompetence
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>>450612661
No/
Cause while WoW exist - blizzard get shit ton of money from it.
And wow keep exist until there are be some alternatives.
For now there are NO any alternatives for wow and if you like MMO genre - you stick with wow.
It's sad, but true. You can't just drop WoW and go to other MMO. Cause there are no other MMOs for normal people.
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>>450612661
schadenfreude and maybe a bit of pity for the like 2 people there that aren't total social justice shitheads
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>>450617885
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Sucks they lost their jobs especially considering they just gave that new CEO dude 15 million. What's he gonna bring to the company without workers?
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>>450617885
>innocent people who have done no wrong
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>>450617885
Go back to RetardEra, silly zoomer.
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>>450613183
Go being the most popular and successful game in the world, yes.
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>>450616512
And that has nothing to do with my point.
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>>450617895
lefties maggots are going to pretend to care whilst blaming the opposition

virtue signaling 101
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>>450617885
>innocent people who have done no wrong
I don't know why your so upset. Your one of the niggers crying about politics in videogames.
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>>450617048
>He was forgotten
He's posted on /v/ probably a hundred times a day
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>>450617895
this is a non-issue. they can all just learn to code and find a new job within a month.
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>>450617885
You MUST reap what you sow. Attacking your own customerbase is the dumbest fucking thing that ever came out of sjw shit, and they need to understand we wont have it. Make a good game, focus on whats important to the customer, dont be a smug cunt and you'll have a job
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>>450617885
have a pity (you), on the house just because I'm in a good mood.
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>>450618112
He'll get a fat bonus this year for cutting down on expenses, namely salaries.
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unless they fire Ion there's no reason to actually care
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>>450617885
>innocent people who have done no wrong
guess they should stop forcing minorities in my games then.
learn to code.
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>>450613470
I got permabanned from WoW for saying nigger in Ironforge back in 2005. In 2015 I asked if I could get my account reinstated, and they refused, despite playing on a new account for 10 years. Finally sweet revenge!
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>>450613470
>playing Overwatch

He deserves it
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Who can stop him?
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>>450617885
nobody cried when the rich ignored their joke of a trickle down economics plan and moved jobs overseas to pinch pennies
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Didn't they have a company wide trip to disneyworld like a month ago?
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>>450618273
>learn to code

Ugh. Sweety...
I can't even right now.
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>>450616237
IMAGINE BEING AT COMPUTER SO FAT YOU LOOK AND SEE FOOD
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>>450617895
>he thinks these people lost their jobs by mere bad luck, like a natural disaster
There's a reason behind the layoffs, idiot: the company wasn't making money because of retarded decisions, like trying to appeal to leftie morons like you.
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>>450617731
Nigger
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>>450617885
>blizzard "esports" department
>innocent people who have done no wrong
More like people who have done nothing, lol
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Honestly haven't touched a Blizzard game since WC3 custom games drowned in endless rounds of DOTA.
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>>450617885
You will never be a woman.
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>>450618207
It does though.
A car company can't make a decision as retarded as a videogame company moving a PC series to mobile.
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>>450617823
Back in the day when a bunch of coal miners were losing their job because the industry had changed, a bunch of news outlets made fun of them, telling them to "learn to code". Now those same news outlets are having layoffs and getting SUPER pissed off whenever someone tells them to "learn to code".
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Hope they fire Geoff Goodman.
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>>450618197
>the game is woke because not all of them are white
Hate to break it to you but there's not one drop of wokeness in that game, which is why it's successful. The characters have charisma and aren't ugly no matter how much idiots spam that outdated image of lifeline.
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>>450618587
Remember when they told Icefraud to fuck off? That was a great idea.
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>>450612661

Two words

Good riddance
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>>450613470
>being an overwatch player
>being so salty about being banned for being an asshole that you laugh at people losing their jobs
unbased
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Press "I" "P" to thank both Pepper and Imani.
Press "S" to shit on Blizzard's grave.
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>>450618197
Does having one white guy and a queer in easily missable background text make a developer woke now? I thought the woke meme implied the devs beat you over the head with it like andromeda's tranny scene.
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I only hope whoever censored Jaina in Hearthstone is fired
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>>450615676
>they're not firing any actual devs
>they're firing all the useless social justice people
This is your brain on /pol/
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>>450618468
Yes.
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>>450617412
Cause you know, they're in the trash. Get it?! They're in the trash.
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>>450617895
Kill yourself. This is called survival. The weak will be purged. People like you shall be eliminated
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Why don't they trim some fat over at the Activision department?

I doubt that their games come close to Blizzard games when it comes to earnings
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>>450612661
I really want to play earnings but it seems too risky. could go either way

I bought EA calls instead because they're mooning
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>>450617885
Put me in the screencap champ
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>>450618984
Actually delusional
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>>450617885
consider suicide with your lose job
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>>450618984
What is this picture trying to say?
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Never was a fan of Blizzard, not even in their good old days and their recent games and policies are kinda cringe

I dont care much
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>>450618197
Nope. It's just popular with morons on twitch. Oh and one other thing? The game is free and it's competing with other BR games like Fortnite. Fortnite has at max some 200 million players. This game has what? Ten or twenty million? Get Woke Go Broke still applies and this game will not save EA.
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I can't wait to see them on the streets
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>>450619240
Nobody actually trembles before faggots like you. Enjoy the next 4 years of trump, faggot.
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>>450618984
What the fuck is this mess of a picture trying to convey? All i can see is that there's a furry transgender skin in paladins, which is even worse than gay soldier 76.
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>>450616237
>Car manufacturer lays off staff
>Nobody gives a shit
how can you be so wrong. whole new trade deals have been made because of the auto industry.
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>>450618682
Except what actually happened is that some websites reported on coal miners taking up software after getting laid off.

Your bullshit is just an excuse reactionary dorks made as cover when in fact all that they were really doing was dunking on the journalists because right wing dorks are fucking perpetually afraid of them for some reason
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>>450612975
SC2 dead game.
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>>450612661
Anyone who hugs and cries is either a girl or a homosexual and deserves to be fired.
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>>450618751
>because of it was got HotS, a glorious new take in the genre
>but because of it, the genre is plagued with dotards
>and now HotS is dead because it couldn't compete with DOTA2
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>>450618385
>permabanned from WoW for saying nigger in Ironforge back in 2005
How I said it all the fucking time in 2007-2011
Like fuck my go to slur was either nigger or faggot and I used it everywhere, trade guild chat bg groups /say
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>>450612661
I feel bad for the employees who are getting fucked over by the decisions of incompetent retards running the ship, but I don't feel bad about the ship itself sinking.
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>>450617331
wow has under 1 mil subs, which for that particular game, is dead. Or did you forget when they accidentally leaked their sub count and then immediately tried to save face by giving away BfA?
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>>450617048
Hi there Jason. Are you upset?
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>>450619240
Huh? I never said anything about right wingers or left wingers. All I asked is how apex legends is woke because they have one white guy and a gay character which is what everyone usually references when they claim the game is "woke" you goofball.
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>>450612869
Good point.
Where are the pictures of the supposed crying people.
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>>450619419
It's trying to say gg and rest in piss
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>mfw reading this thread
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*cling* *cling*
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>>450612661
didn't trump say he would create jobs? First the journalists are being laid off, now the game devs. Seems trump is a bit of a liar
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>>450619963
NO DON'T DO IT
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>>450617885
Good bait m8
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>>450620016
and thats a good thing heres why
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>>450612661
They won't be going down anytime soon unless they make nothing but absolute failures that don't bring profit. Which might seem likely given their current track record.
These layoffs are just cutting out unnecessary costs that should not have been in place for a long time anyway.
Some of these people should've known to be always looking for alternatives given their positions in a video game company.
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>>450617885
proof that redd*t or, may snacks forgive me for uttering this word, resetera, has actually invaded
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>>450618468
That's like when you take a sick kid to Disneyworld as part of his Make a Wish trip, except you don't tell the kid he has cancer and is about to be put down kek
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You guys realize that none of the people responsible for what you don't like about Activision-Blizzard are going to suffer from this right?
Unless your issue was with "random grunt #2445"
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>>450619864
>Our game's a lot less popular but we have a furry =)
Got 'em?
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Well, this kinda shit happens when you don't make enough money for your shareholders. It's pretty much how public companies work.

However, what's absolutely fucking baffling, is that they've been doubling down on shitty game design for years without even trying to recapture the magic that made Blizzard the cash printing machine it used to be. Replicating even a third, or hell a fourth, of the success World of Warcraft or the RTS Warcraft franchise has would obviously be lucrative for investors. Instead, they seem to go for the slowly saturating (but still fast growing) mobile game market.

They're putting their hopes on riding trends with Blizzard's IP and it's plausible it might just work, at least in the short or medium term. It's just that it probably comes at the cost of alienating a loyal, almost die-hard customer base, which might end up fucking them up the ass in the longer term.

Either way, I'll be happy to see another predatory mobile gaming company die a painful death, or in the better case scenario, see Blizzard enter renaissance and reinvigorate their old values and game design principles.
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>>450619605
yea men , pussy ,beer , boobs
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>>450620016
>no jobs
>no wall
>hillary still free
trump did nothing but lie
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I don't get it, what's happening, what did they do
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>no overwatch wave 2 and rumored WOW lego sets
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>>450619637
the fuck are you talking about, league killed mobas, or did you forget that dota 2 also died while league continues to prosper
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>>450620579
I'd rather be machismo than some over-sensitive genderqueer puke like you.
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>>450620403
>Unless your issue was with "random grunt #2445"
Yes.
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>be massive games company
>launch one of the most hyped shooters of all time
>do absolutely fucking nothing with it and slowly watch it die
They sealed their own fate.
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>>450620427
>blizz employees are crying and hugging in the parking lot
>company spent millions to be on espn and memesports
>soon may even file for bankruptcy
got 'em indeed
got 'em fucked
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>>450620403
Um excuse me sweaty. The issue is a bunch of sissies and bitches crying in a parking lot. They deserve full punishment now.
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>>450616237
Yea. No one gives a shit about fast food workers and japan makes better cars with fewer people.
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>>450620783
nice projection
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>>450620403
Gamers are taught to hunt down grunts of every enemy
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>>450620437
They're giving up

This is the beginning of the end

Like a rotting Ancient, slowly shedding branches until the final lightning strike and fire
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>>450620941
>soon may even file for bankruptcy
Wow, that's some shitty bait anon. And Overwatch is still more popular, like how you didn't even deny that.
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Please for the love of God tell me the layoffs make them shut down their shitty Overwatch "League"
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>>450620992
Stop looking at my dick ya poof
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>>450619650
I don't know man, I saw a black dude in front of the Ironforge bank and used the /yell command to say it.
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>>450613470
Which one is the pig?
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>>450621004
#RISEUP
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>>450620403
They they keep making shit games until they go broke who cares
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>>450621062
Paladin players have to scrape any win they can from their disappointing game
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>>450617885
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Blizzard is a tranny tyranny.
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>feb 19

Old fucking news
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>>450612661
Maybe they shouldnโ€™t have turned 76 into a fucking faggot for absolutely no reason whatsoever.
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>>450616237
>>Car manufacturer lays off staff
>>Nobody gives a shit
>what is GM
the point is you tried
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>>450617885
LEARN TO CODE
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>>450621265
Day month year
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Press T to thank him.
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this is how capitalism works. their business practices have been bad so they're not doing well.

the tragedy is that as soon as acti-bliz breathes its last breath and liquidates everything, the executives who killed the company will easily be picked up by other corporations that do literally anything and they'll drive those into the ground as well.

People put too much faith into "credentials" and "business experience" and stop hiring based on practical skills. They get executives who worked in food companies and shit like that and expect them to be able to produce and sell video games just because they have "business experience" and this ALWAYS HAPPENS. It kills every business that gets that large.
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>>450621062
>one going up with half the resource
>the other is going down in big dept
But nah they good, that's why tons of people are getting fired and families ruined huh?
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>>450621752
Anon, they're not firing all those people just because Overwatch is failing. But then again I don't expect you to be informed about all this.
Also Overwatch is STILL more popular than Paladins, you STILL don't deny that.
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>>450612661
>*tink tink*
>AHEM...
>I have a very important announce:
>FUCK BLIZZARD AND NIGGERS
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>>450621752
If Microsoft were to decline that wouldn't suddenly make Apple Bee's a more successful business
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>>450617885
>>450617895
"To the privileged, equality feels like oppression." โ€”blue checkmark coastal progressives
>DEY TOOKER JOBS
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America has been systematically deconstructing its industries for quite some time now, so it's to be expected and has absolutely nothing with the quality of their games.

The best proof of this is that they were always bad.
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>>450621978
>Also Overwatch is STILL more popular than Paladins, you STILL don't deny that.
Like I just said a moment ago, Paladin players are total cucks who look for any minor victory. That's why they enter any OW thread in the first place
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>>450621661
>the executives who killed the company will easily be picked up

Stopped reading here. The executives are not the faulty ones here.
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>>450621598
T
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>>450621752
>Blizzard isn't doing so hot
>That means Paladins is doing great!
Pfffffft
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>>450618468
It wasn't a trip to disneyworld, they were actually supposed to live there in the walls with Drake Bell.
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>>450617731
Nigger
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Indifference. I haven't bought a game from Blizzard in decades.
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>>450622447
Double Nigger
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>>450619696
The smart cookies saw the water flooding the hull and bailed long before the entire thing sank.
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>Melee, a game now old enough to drive, is more enduring as an eSport in its autumn years than Overwatch
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They created Overwatch. Fuck them
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>>450622279
T. Deluded retard
It's always the executives fault when companies turn to shit like this, 99/100 times there's dumbass decisions on their part in the name of making more money
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>>450612661
>2007
>constantly mock slowtaku and have a good laugh at their expense
>2019
>unironically post twitter screencaps of kotaku's faggy phytoestrogen-fueled editors
OP is a faggot.
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When did Blizzard became SJW?

I think it was Diablo 3. They made the angel a nigger and Diablo a girl.
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>>450613470

what a sad human being
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>>450623068
Diablo 2 had a black paladin
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>>450622991
NOPE you tranny cocksucker.

Blizzard devs are bad, egocentric, and nepotist piece of shit who even forgot how to code.
They are the ones who told icefrog to go fuck himself. They are the ones who thought it was a good idea to put all the money into the esport meme despite their games being terrible at esport.
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they targeted gamers. GAMERS
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>>450612661
>eSports and publishing
Good, maybe Overwatch will focus on the game instead of the eSports meme now
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>>450620339
snacks is a redditor now. Your god has forsaken you.
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>>450616003
BASED
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>>450623316
Debatable.
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>>450623068
It was pretty late.
SJW has nothing to do with the fact that they are bad. It just caused more problem internally (the trannies and women run the show like tyrans).
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>>450617885
they butchered the diablo franchise then got mad at fans for giving genuine feedback.
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>>450614020
>P-please don't
Fucking kek
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>>450616003
>when real life becomes your full-fledged larp fantasy.
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>>450620016
white collar scum deserves to starve on the streets
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>>450623068
World of Warcraft was case zero of rainbow-haired Geekโ„ข superfans becoming a highly visible and vocal part of their audience, and eventually workforce. Sorry, I know a lot of people who hate that shit also had fond memories of World of Warcraft, but that was the beginning of the end and Blizzard's core was blind to their usurpers forming around them.
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>>450615223
Except the faggots at Square
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>>450623347
Those were literally all executive decisions lmfao
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This is why you never sell your company to a publisher. You either self publish or you make a publishing deal.
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>>450617885
If they were valuable employees, they wouldn't be getting laid off, they would just be shifted to a new assignment. Companies don't lay off their core, competent workers when times get tough, they trim the fat. It's not that these people did anything to deserve losing their job, it's that they didn't do anything particularly worth a paycheck in the first place.
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>>450623727
I always hated this bitch. Mostly because she would just read off fucking patch notes and that's how she got popular. She's fucking awful at the game too
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>>450623774
Are you literally retarded?
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>>450612661
Not my problem.
Blizzard died a decade ago anyways.
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>>450623727
>also had fond memories of World of Warcraft
It died after wotlk anyway.
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>>450617885
Report and move on people
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>>450614785
Damn anon, you are right. Finally I see the light of the jews. Now I have to buy every released game in the world and buy every microtransations items too so our based developers doesn't get fired for pushing shit down our throat. Maybe they will realise what they are doing is disgusting by their on will while I suck up those tiny shit nuggets
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>>450623727
>>450623895
I watched one (the first?) season of King of the nerds. She was in it, and boy was she a bitch.
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>>450623774
>my talented twitter friends dindunothing they goodboys it's all evil executivedads fault omg CRING we will never hire you now you NAZI
every time. Fucking incompetent crabs
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>>450623068
>>450623316
>>450623564
It's funny when you think about it.

No one would have had a problem with Tyrael becoming a black man if social justice wasn't being forced so hard, it would have been seen as normal as this >>450623564, no one would have cared.
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>>450617885
Why the fuck should I give one iota of shit about what happens to a bunch of faggot game devs from the other fucking side of the world? I wouldn't care if a meteor fucking hit the blizzard HQ tomorrow, I have no moral solidarity towards anybody with whom I have no emotional bonds.
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>>450623906
Are you?
Do you really think a random producer is the person who says we're going to create and entire esports department?
That was 100% the executives
Do you really think some StarCraft designer is the person who told icefrog to fuck off? No it was the executives
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why blizz and not riot desu
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>>450624142
>King of the nerds
Never heard of it, but it sounds awful. Do you remember how she was a bitch?
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>>450618197
Games popular for the gameplay, not the characters
Compare Apex to something with hot characters, like Overwatch. How much Apex fanart has there been of Apex characters in the first week compared to Overwatch in the first week?
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WoW is finally dying
No MMO has ever regained sub count, and it turns out WoW can't either
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>>450612661

Fuck the western videogames industry.

Doesn't affect me.
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>>450624258
>Do you really think a random producer is the person who says we're going to create and entire esports department?
It was Mike Morhaime's wife.

>Do you really think some StarCraft designer is the person who told icefrog to fuck off
It was the WoW team who told him to gtfo cauz they were going to make their own MOBA in WoW (lol).

So when you don't know what you are talking about, you better shut your tranny cock sucker mouth.
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>>450615223
American executives get a big bonus for fucking up.
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>>450612661
They deserve it, even though they will learn nothing from the experience.
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>>450624148
It's literally executive decisions on what games are designed, which features go through, starting esports, etc
Have you retards literally ever worked a real job, you think some random faggot designer has those powers?
They're literally told to go design 8000 skills for upper management to pick and choose
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>>450624496
Amy was an executive you fucking retard, VP of esports
You know who told icefrog to fuck off in wow? J Allen crack, the (((((((((executive)))))))) producer for the game, another VP
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>>450624558
The issue isn't about strategic decisions. It's just that their games suck.
WoW sucks because it's developped by assholes.
HoTs sucked because it's developped by people who don't even understand mobas.
Wc3 reforged is ugly as sin cauz they can't develop a decent engine.
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>>450624308
Don't remember why. I just thought she was the worst of the contestants and looked her up. Then I learned she was making WoW vids on YT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19Dn25f6Vgg
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>>450624167
This whole social justice thing has been such a disaster for the ideals it stands for that I'm starting to wonder whether or not it was meant to produce these results intentionally.
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>>450612661
i've been saying it since the gamecube, someone's gotta keep making fun shit and trying weird things instead of just making budget pc's
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>>450618197
I miss Chad McGunshoot from tf2. Unironically that game was kino
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>>450617885
Don't care if this post is real or fake nigga fuckin pathetic

AHHHHHH HAHAHA
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>>450624558
Survival of the fittest. Times up for the pink haired freaks and blizzard cant afford to keep em as pets anymore.
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>>450617885
look at what you've done.
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>>450625112
It's more like Activision won't let Blizzard keep their pets anymore now that profits have dropped
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>>450624867
She's the wife of Mike Morhaime. She's not your "suit guy from biz school". She got the job because of nepotism. Because of Mike

Also pretty sure that it wasn't J. Allen Brack who told icefrog to fuck off.
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>>450612661
If they didn't want to have lay off why didn't they just make all the Overwatch characters gay?
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imagine being the type of greasy-assed nigger who ACTUALLY thinks his internet culture war is the reason this is happening, and not activision making up for losing bungie by milking blizzard harder
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>>450622371
Paladins is doing great because they know what's great, see >>450618984
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>>450625474
>Paladins added a furry so it's great
I see Paladin players are easily amused
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>>450620771
Dota 2 has the highest players its had in years, it just topped a million concurrent again
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https://www.twitch.tv/tipsoutbaby

Livestreaming the investor conference
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>>450617885
>Wod, legion, BFA
>heroes of the storm
>overwatch
>diablo phone game

they are anything but innocent
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>>450625592
Furries will like a game just because it has a furry. Not really anything unusual. Plus it's also a tranny so they're even MORE all over that.
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>>450621978
>Also Overwatch is STILL more popular than Paladins, you STILL don't deny that
>STILL
>STILL
>STILL
Keep being delusional like those apex cucks, faggot
As already stated, one is going up... the other down. One's employees are blooming... they others crying.
Shitcoat it all you want blizzbab
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>>450617334
And to add to this anyone have chat with it? I want to see live reactions
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09vVF-Hvykg
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>>450620771
>dota 2 also died
Keep dreaming loltard.
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Kotick did nothing wrong
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>blizzard thread
>"GUYS GUYS BUT PALADINS!!"
Fuck off Hirez shill
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>>450625701
90% of those people are not playing the Dota but the shitty chess minigame.
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>>450625826
>Blizzard isn't doing so hot
>That means Paladins is doing great!
Hahaha sure
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>>450625592
>so tunnel visioned it doesn't even look let alone compehend the pic
Oh these threads and you blizzdrone npc's are quite an entertainment
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>>450612869
Single handed let brought down the entire company within months due to this based chad.
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>make a total departure from meritocracy
>start bleeding money

Deep stuff.
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>>450625960
The Paladin posters really seem pathetic. They can't even discuss their own game, they can just endlesly compare it to OW.
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>>450624975
Most people realize their mistakes (if they ever realize them) only when it's too late.
Most SJW are idealists, and those people are not very pragmatic and far-sighted, they mostly think with their emotions. See communism, Nazism, and so on.
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what did he mean by this?
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Jason 'the cuck' Schreir. He only cares because he takes money from them too
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>>450626087
That's literally all the pic says, anon.
Reminder that Overwatch lives in your head rent-free, thanks for stopping by this non-OW thread to sperg about it.
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>>450618915
Did you not read OP's pic?
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>>450618197
>the only white guy uses gas attacks on minorities
what did they mean by that
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https://twitter.com/Dontinquire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guZNSFxLxNI
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>>450626231
That would be suicide.
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>>450613470
>I'm so happy the people directing the employee who made my butt hurt are saving their own hides by laying him off
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>>450626198
>nazis were SJWs
Holy shit
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>>450613470
GAMERS RISE UP
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>>450626308
Overwatch only lives rent free because of my addiction to the amount of Blender and SFM porn there is.
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>>450624167
Tyrael was a problem when his new black skin changed the way he speaks, it completely turned him into a fragile little bitch
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>blizzard and activision laying off a bunch of fag devs
Enjoy the food scarcity you woke retards.
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>>450617048
Please tell me this an out of season shitpost.
No, he brought up what we were all thinking, and we will remember him for being based and redpilled.
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>>450616003
We can also turn our weapons towards our own Generals and their lapdogs.
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>>450626454
Pretty sure if you compare Overwatch vs Paladins unprovoked it lives more rent-free than you think
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>>450626198
>communism and nazism are even remotely comparable
>claiming that the nazis were sjws
Anon I think you might be terminally retarded
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>>450620403
They most likely all own whole bunch of actiblizz stock
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>>450626083
Paladins is.
Stay in denial blizzbab.
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>>450612661
Good riddance. Death to leftists.
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I mean I'm really not happy people are getting laid off when it's not their faults, but I really don't think it's because of SJW's, just incompetent management.
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>>450626757
>Even when failing as a company Overwatch still beats Paladins
Seething
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>>450616237
T. Guy who doesn't watch the news ever.
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>>450617048
not true btw
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>>450618031
>sims that high
>world of tanks that high

would have never guessed
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>oh no they lost their jobs!
>be nice to them!

lol, if they aren't nice to me about the fact I can't get a gf why would I be nice to them about the fact they lost their jobs when they are going to be able to get a new one within the week because of nepotism?
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>>450626198
I don't think Nazis were idealists Anon.
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>>450626114
>based chad
>the entire "basedboy" meme
Ouch. /v/ was fucking wrong, lmao
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>>450626690
Extremist, totalitarian regimes are very comparable. This is why the left is going to continue to lose. Right wing people openly say the nazis were bad, leftists will never denounce communism no matter how many hundreds of millions of people it kills.
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>>450627092
I'm confused at your post, anon. It makes no sense
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>>450627096
>right wing people openly say the nazis were bad
I wished I lived in the world where this was true
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>>450612661
Blizzard hasn't made a good game since The Frozen Throne. Fuck 'em
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>>450626845
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And the board will get shitloads of money.
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>>450627096
t. thinks food stamps and allowing minorities to exist are communism
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>>450627046
Yeah you know how fifa has a gigantic sized player base that you never interact with the same is true of the sims it's massively popular with women
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>>450612661
It's quite simple.
Death to trannies.
Death to kikes.
Death to niggers.
Death to spics.
Death to muslims.
Death to leftists.

Leftism is a cancer to anything it infects.
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Oh no overwatch will never be the same
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>>450627406
Back to >>>/pol/ with you. You poor, lost child.
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>>450627406
Pretty cool post anon, but wouldn't it be better suited on a different board?
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>>450616003
>If you kill your enemies, they win"
-Pedo-Trannie Canada Monarch
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>>450618915
Look at this pathetic mook
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>>450627224
If you leave your house instead of seething on /pol/ you'll find that most right-wingers are actually quite distrusting of nazism.
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>>450627470
This board is /pol/. Stay seething you bugman tranny. Leftists shoving their ideology into games is a cancer. Glad to see an SJW developer get btfo.

>>450627476
Not at all.
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>>450627470
>>450627476
This IS /pol/, you idiots
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Blizzard just confirmed another record high quarter. They made a fuckton of money and aren't dying at all, at least, not financially, their games are still shit.
SO WHY THE FUCK DID THEY FIRE THESE EMPLOYEES?
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>>450627470
that's clearly a /tv/ post.
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>>450627470
>I can't arguments but I take authority on you because mom says I'm special and dad paid for may castration
Time to complete your tranification with your suicide, dickbag.
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>>450617731
Nigger
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>>450618197
League has been amongst the most viewed games for 9 years now. It's a fucking money printing machine. Baffels me every time I realize this.
Legends is going to come and go, just like Fortnite before it.
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>>450612661
>schrier
faggot, don't care
>nu-blizz
faggots, don't make anything remotely good, don't care
>their own fault for letting activision in
>PUBLISHING AND ESPORTS
that's some fuckin OMEGALUL
who the fuck gives a shit if actual devs and creatives aren't being laid off? imagine believing anyone gives a shit about bureaucrats and fucking try hard esports bullshit
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>>450626690
You are misinterpreting my words. I was only implying that the most extremist policies come from idealists, and in fact they can only be enforced by idealists, because they're the only ones which can be manipulated to force their views on others, be them Nazis, Communists or SJW. And yes to me they're all the same.
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>>450627096
>I have never taken a real history class in my life but I must fool mom and dad with my useless human studies diploma they paid for me.
it shows. They know.
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>>450627696
Shareholders need bonuses anon. Big juicy bonuses.
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Also, they're expanding to china / mobile market by 2023.

/clap
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>>450612661
I feel bad for the employees. I don't feel bad for Blizzard. WoW and Tumblrwatch are gay as fuck. Let that company burn.
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>>450612661
>"massive layoff"
>some counts in two overbloated area gets cut off
pick one, and only one

I mean I am not happy about people losing their jobs, but let's not pretend they were doing anything invaluable, or market-changing.
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>>450627224
I voted trump and grew up jizzing over wolfenstein and watching Indiana Jones punch nazis in the face.
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>>450617731
fuck off satan jesus was not a nigger
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>>450627470
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I think it could be a good thing, cull a bunch of the retards that make shitty design decisions and perhaps there games will be better for it.

>>450626364
well, suicide is hilarious
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>>450623049
Ironic shitposting killed this site. The newfags and underage cunts took it seriously
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>>450618915
>>450615835
>publishing
>esports
literally nobody that makes anything that contributes to a games creation. bureaucratic leeches that are being paid for jobs that literally do not need to exist in the first place.
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dont worry guys blizzard will announce another LGBT and the stock will skyrocket
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>>450626845
Pretty much this.
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Blizz should have seen this comming long ago, their devs are full of BS SJW agenda, just look what they did to their games, their community management is atrocious, you can be banned for literally anything, playing a blizzard game is like watching yourself to not do something "wrong" all the time, this shit have a toll i think they are paying it right now
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>>450627689
/pol/ is on a website called 4chan.
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>>450628029
M U M M Y
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>>450619637
>8 years headstart
>Blizzard is so retard they tell Icefrog LUL NO
>Riot pick up the void creating a billion dollar game
>Valve pick up the rest and make DotA2
>Blizzard killed their first project for moba (immortal or whatever) for HotS

LMAO Blizzard killed MMOs with WoW, thats their biggest award.
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>>450626845
They're getting laid off because they decided to focus on "social justice" instead of just making fun video games.

Btw, if social justice was actually justice, it would just be called justice. Everyone is sick of it.
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MASTER
MASTER
WHERES THE GAMES I'VE BEEN AFTER?
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>>450620403
You are right anon! I better buy all their games and micro transactions so those poor people keep their jobs!
Fuck off along with every retard there who was stupid enough to not expect shit to go tits up while it's been fucking obvious for a full year now.
I never have simpathy for the stupid
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>>450627942
8% of the company.
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>>450627092
True 4chan nature is to not give a fuck what some kid on his Facebook meme page seems cool. Dumb cunt like you wouldn't know that
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>loot boxes no one likes
>mobile games no one wants
>e-sports scene no one cares about
>layoff 800 people
>somehow announce it's a """"record""" year
pretty sure my dog can run Activision better than Bobby Kotick
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>>450627064
Not him, but nazis were most certainly idealists. Do you think they did all the wunderwaffe projects, super heavy tanks, Berlin remodeling plans, Plan Z, autobahn project, the railway guns, etc because they were practical? Very few were even remotely practical.
Take the autobahn for example - the first time it was meaningfully utilized was in 1945 by US forces who used it for convoying supplies and moving military assets. They were mostly unused before that because Germany themselves used rail to transport their stuff. And the paths they were built on were chosen based on aesthetics not necessarily what's the most practical.
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>>450627470
You do not represent /v/ as a whole and you never have
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>>450618197
wokeness doesnt have to do with the number of white characters
final fantasy 10 had no white characters and it aint woke.
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People get fired/laid off every day.
The fuck is this any different?
Cry me a fucking river you faggots.
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>>450612661
I feel bad for them, mainly because it's not their fault at all. Meanwhile, the ones at the top that are the cause of this mess go unscathed.
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>>450612661
Who the fuck cares, I'm not blizz, I'm not their employee. I'm a consumer and blizz doesnt make good games anymore in my opinion.
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>>450618690
>not one drop of wokeness in that game
>Only 1 white character
>One gay dude and one non-binary who goes by they/them
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>>450614020
>Fired and laid off are two different things

Not really. Only the worst employees are going to get laid off so it might as well mean that you're fired. Either way you're losing the job so trying to sugarcoat it is stupid.
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>>450628686
When you put it like that.
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>>450628810
Yes, it's never the incompetent workers fault.
Newsflash, it's both their fault, but one got to the high rank by being smart and doing their job in the lower tiers unlike these faggots being laid off
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this is meaningless. There are always more people looking to get a job than open positions. Employees are insignificant working ants that work for the bosses earning scraps from the table. Blizzard can always start making f2p games for the chinese and earn billions, they have no reason to shut down. The only significance this will have over the video game industry is constant threads on /v/ for weeks.
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This is gonna happen to a lot of companies gaming or not. The economy is at a huge downturn right now, shit is going to get really bad
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>>450626040

>11 million players
>3 milion subscribers to autochess
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>>450629003
>People become CEOs by doing grunt work
I'm glad that you have no idea what you're talking about anon
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>>450615421
It's not a career, anyway. The entire sector is way too volatile to plan a life around. Everyone in the video game industry that's not in the upper echelons should have a Plan B ready to go.
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>>450621598
T
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>>450626114
All this man is, is a representative of the popular opinion. He gets too much credit. He showed courage in what he did but it isn't like he hardwired everyone to think the same. People who point the finger at this man are retards.
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>>450612661
trash company that could have been great if not for the stupid boys club at the top and their complete arrogance of "working as intended"

so glad it's going the telltale games route and finally fucking dying
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>>450617731
nigger
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>my company got absorbed at the beginning of the year
>anytime something like this happens it's wise to to expect layoffs
>my boss who I am very close with and have helped out quite a bit calls me up and says he had to fire me for some bullshit reason that I proved he made up
>file for unemployment because I deserve a severance package if they are going to lay me off
>it got approved
>my boss calls me up in a rage, says his boss made him do it, that he might lose his job now

The world is a cruel place.
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>>450627942

Full blown RIF. I live in Irvine and just drove down Alton right by their office. Really sad stuff. Lot of people crying.
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>>450629302
>wow almost made a huge 40v40 moba map complete with towers and base destruction and summoning units but it got scrapped by Tom "owner of the worlds largest forehead" chilton mid development during TBC so they could focus on arena

the fucking irony. They would have road the MOBA wave like crazy but killed it to try and make wow an esport through arenas
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>>450612661
>crying and hugging in the parking lot
I wish it was true and someone actually recorded that.

It would be the best generation snowflake thing recording.
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>>450626373
Not everyone deserves their job.

Also more people need to have backup plans. I have little sympathy for these people making $70k+ and living paycheck to paycheck because they spend every chance they get or are such useless workers they have no confidence to get another job considering their work for a large company.
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>>450629331
shit like this is why I do the bare fucking minimum and haul ass immediately after clocking out, not gonna bust my ass to make some asshole rich and I be easily discarded
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>>450619637
>because of it was got HotS, a glorious new take in the genre

What i love is that Blizz players are as retard as their master.
One of the reason why WoW and HoTs were so bad is because the devs (who had no idea of what to do) listened their drug addict base composed of fat nerds- sorry, i meant "fans".
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>blizzard just spent 3 years hiring as many women and minorities as they could and create LGBTQ women's councils everyone had to report to about how to push social progress in their work

people are actually expecting them to "trim the fat" and fire all the worthless hires
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>>450629642
It's a mistake hiring people like this in the first place
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>>450629145
damn she looks like she can take a bbc
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Blizzard fired over 600 people in 2012 and nobody gave a shit. Why should anyone care now?
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>>450617885
Well I guess more people than ever before need to LEARN.
TO.
CODE.
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>>450627696
Because greed: lower costs = more profit

The capitalists want all the money, not just enough.

All the money.

Never forget.

I hope they're getting good redundancy payments.
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>>450612661
esports is a waste of money
especially if your games aren't dominating attention, because if you aren't getting a conversion from esport viewer to customer you are just burning investors' money
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>>450618273
>Learn to code


You're expecting way too much of them.
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>>450629831
This is true. Still, we wouldn't be able to laugh at it.
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>>450629775
It was some bullshit man. They were really trying to fuck me hard, tried to dissolve 2 weeks worth of pto and not give any type of severance package at all because I was "fired". I got em, though.
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I get the feeling we'll be seeing a battle royal game from the any day now.
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>>450629795
>obama era funding for diversity hires ran out last month
>suddenly mass lay offs on companies who were trying to act like poster children for the shit
hmmmm
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>>450629902
They probably fired people who actually had job skills and were able to get employment back then. Now they fired people who spend half of the workday crying in the parking lot and get paid for doing nothing rest of the day. They might have trouble getting a new job.
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>>450627914
moving to china has to be now or they will miss the market, Sony is king there anyway.
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>>450630157
>starcraft ghostale
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>>450630119
least you got yours, but holy fuck I've met too many folks in my lifetime getting fucked over hard, it's fucking horrible
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>>450612661
They should get jobs coding-OOOOOOH
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>>450613470
*died with
ftfy year of the piggy
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>>450630329
You joke but a StarCraft battle royal could be kino
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>>450612661
>Cuts in shit that doesn't matter.

HOLY FUCK BLIZZARD IS SAVED.
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Fuck Blizzard and fuck the employees.
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>>450630254
listening to their earning call is like a nightmare right now
all they care about is expanding their mobile market. So, candy crush, diablo immortal, hearthstone... also they really love Cod.

also hinted at Wow classic being delayed or cancelled
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>>450612661
Learn to Code! Oh wait...
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AND NOTHING OF VALUE WAS LOST
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>>450617731
Nigger

This one is for jesus
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>>450613937
>esports coffee jockeys
>coding
you know the deranged mexican that wrote a blizzard #metoo post? that's the kind of people losing their employment
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>>450617731
Negajew
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>>450629145
Who in the fuck is this?
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>>450617731
Negro
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>ffxiv gets sexy bunny girls
>wow gets fat acceptance
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>>450617731
Nigger
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>>450630709
>thinking they got hundreads of people in the esport division.
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>>450629987
>esports is a waste of money
>if your games aren't dominating attention
SC was the RTS game for a long time however whole genre lost popularity to ASSFAGGOTS.
HS is probably generating profits now.
OW had good chance to become cashcow however BR killed it.

>>450627859
>>450627696
Or report was simply just a report which doesn't have anything to do with reality.
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>>450614785
of course not. kotick's job isn't a complete waste of money
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>>450630787
Look at the size of this lass.
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>>450629719
70k is really bad in Irvine, that's like living 3-4 to an apartment 30 minutes away pay
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>>450630458
only If it played more like AVP then I agree it could be prettygud
they could even implement some weird noncannon lifecycle for zergs if they wanted to starting as a larva and having to upgrade and evolve as you collect minerals or vespene or whatever
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>>450629902
Treatment of games industry workers is a much hotter topic now than it was then, revelations like being made to work 80 hour weeks, moving cross-country only to be summarily laid off with barely any notice and droves of people burning out of the industry by the time they're 30 will eventually affect people's opinions on games as a whole.
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>>450630787
Disgusting, and all leaders are females now
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>>450618915
are you trying to make /pol/ look smart
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>>450612661
>People in published and esports are expecting big cuts
Good
Fucking
Riddance
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>>450630787
>>450630787


>2.5 second global cooldown
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>>450617885
>innocent
>the people who are getting laid off are the biggest reason besides the shareholders themselves that Blizzard is dying
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>>450617885
>>>/resetera/
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>>450630245
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>>450629719
>lives in a fantasy land where landing jobs is easy especially in a fluctuating market

man people on /v/ sure are jaded, probably from a complete lack of being an adult with a career
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>>450612661
>publishing and esports

Oh no, it's retarded.
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>>450617885
>mush SJW boogeyman
why can't people see corporatism anymore
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>>450630787
wish every game with fat characters had them get tired rapidly and do worse at everything
you know, like real life
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>>450630996
So what 30vs30vs30
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Blizzard sold out to their Jewish/Chinese Overlords for good now.
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>>450630119
I thought severance is for when you're fired?
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>>450631330
well im sure some more immigration will fix that problem right up m8
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a toast to the gamers who have risen up
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>>450631110
>still more actions per minute because of off GCD abilities
>rotations are actually more than 4 abilities
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>>450629902
Blue checkmark journalists and tech people are the chosen ones favored by Twitter staff, algorithms, and their own nepotism, and control "the conversation" on pretty much any subject ever. Their woes ARE more important than the layman and you WILL listen.
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>>450615464

Coming from someone who doesnt understand software development

90% of the time bugs are due to time crunch in development
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>>450628767
literally 2 playable trannies my man
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>>450612661
>cry for getting fired
why, have they forgotten how to give a handshake or something?
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>>450628152
>surely blizzard will heel turn into making my childhood games again

fuck off moron, their only good games were starcraft 1, warcraft 3 and diablo 2, full stop
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>>450631513
get back to me when you have combat log breakdowns that can quantify individual player performances to make any of that matter
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>>450616003
>Actually typing this out.
>Not a literal child.

Oh. Alright.
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>>450631330
this is getting stale really quick.
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>>450630787
>that thin sheet of fabric that flows in the wind with the proper physics
>meanwhile the lardass on the right has a low res pixel bikini
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>>450631349
>constant heavy disgusting breathing sound that you can't turn off
I'm sick of having to walk around these people in the store.
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>>450628887
At least it's not "let go".
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>>450616676
>>450623701
He's right though.

If company is profitable no one will do anything to CEOs.
When company stops bringing profits top brass will make some decisions to change the course and firing unnecessary people is probably the place where every company will start.
Investors will start questioning top brass only after prolonged period of losses.
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>>450629225
it only takes a small vibration to cause an avalanche
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>>450631714
What's getting stale? Cheering for people losing jobs that didn't directly effect you is pretty fucking hilariously pathetic. This also doesn't make a dent in blizzard's policies, isn't making them scrap the games you don't like and it certainly isn't gonna bring forth a golden age
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>>450631736
>small footprints from the weight
>it even works on stone
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>>450630787
I can make thicccc bitches in WoW now?

Based Blizzard
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>>450631630
okay that is actually extremely woke
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>>450617731
N word
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>>450631636
because these are worm jobs
starbucks isn't opening an esports studio anytime soon
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>>450631862
You could since MoP.
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>>450617885
>because of your "perceived" threat from SJWs.

Actually it's because of the very real threat they pose to the industry, not by being "SJWs" but by being another bloated, corporate mess that robs this industry of anything of value to make a quick, easy profit. They didn't make Diablo a fucking phone game because they're SJWs, idiot.
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>>450612661
> ActiBlizz firing diversity hires and "community managers" after realizing they're little more than money drains
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>>450618197
>582,000 bots

Whoa
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>>450631992
I haven't played since Lich King.
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>>450631860
you talk too much.
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>>450631528
HONK HONK
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>>450632101
Lol. Your diversity hires are the ones running the show. HRs are trannies and women only.
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>>450629864
So do you
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>>450617885

>people who have done no wrong

>Defends leftist company destroying bullshit.
>Doesn't know what enablers are.


Wew
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>>450628887
yeah, but being laid off doesn't mark you the same way as being fired
companies lay off all sorts of positions for various reasons
yes, it means they weren't essential enough to avoid the purges, but it's different from "anon just wasn't a good fit. not a team player, you know?"
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>>450629225
>He showed courage in what he did but it isn't like he hardwired everyone to think the same
Everyone? No.
However IMO there was big number of people who were ready to shrug it off with "oh well, it's not Diablo I was waiting for, maybe next time". After that QA they've realized they should be angry.
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>>450614785
but it isnt, these people didnt get hired based on qualification, it was based on who knew who & quotas. they reap what they sow
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>>450632186
> HR trannies control the will of the board members

Resetranny go home
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>>450630586
>also hinted at Wow classic being delayed or cancelled
The fuck now?
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>>450621598

T T T

Lake TT CaCa

TTigole BiTTies
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>>450632341
They will fire the last uncucked white men, that's what i'm saying.
HRs won't move.
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>>450632348
yeah they aren't convinced it'll make enough money for all the resources it'll take. They actually want them to push for wow on mobile or consoles
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>>450629170
Live in that fantasy world where all the leaders are just put evil that just appeared one day retard
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>>450617731
NIGGER
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>>450630586
>>also hinted at Wow classic being delayed or cancelled
based retard
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>>450632341
Who do you think chooses who gets let go? The board members?

HR brought in investigators months ago to figure out who to let go
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>>450629145
It's as if not raising wages for over 10 years hurts buying power of the market
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>>450632293
Oh please. There would have been outrage regardless, even the people doing the show knew it with how awkward it all was.
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What do you expect? A money hungry piece of shit tried to squeeze as much money as possible out of the company. Now some head officer ran some numbers and doesn't understand why they're bullshit management plan isn't making money, better lay off employees to counteract the bleeding money.
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>>450624348
OSRS
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>>450629902
Industry is full of faggots now
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>headquarters is in San Francisco
>people actually expect them to fire the women
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>>450632605
Incoming "it doesn't count!!!!!" faggots
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>>450617731
the N-word
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>>450626874
>expecting a giant island of shit to sink to the bottom in a day
>automatically expecting a budding diamond Atlantis to rise to the top in a day
https://youtu.be/0d6yBHDvKUw
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>>450612661
No pictures of this from one of the biggest tech companies in the country? Sounds legit.
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>>450632724
This, they even have some special "equality" days where women and trannies are allowed to not work and do parties (like it would change smth anyway).
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>>450617805
Kek
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>>450630162

>obama era funding for diversity hires ran out last month

Did it? Thank god, where can get a quick rundown on this shit anyway? I want to know exactly how Obama destroyed vidya without getting any of the blame for it.
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>>450632724
Irvine is 6 hours south in southern California retard
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>>450617885
I just like watching things burn down. Also don't personnel attache me again, chump.
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>>450617885
Maybe next time actually listen to the people that pay for your products. This is merely the results of hubris.
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>>450631110
Oh nonono...
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>literally a record for most revenue in a year for the entire history of EA
>"get woke go broke"
you are all literally the dumbest people alive
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>p-pls feel bad for us workers

I don't get this sentiment. It's pretty obvious Blizzard is on the downward trend since they've been staffing entire departments with useless clinger-ons for years now, and some of them have made their way into management positions. Pretty much held the course for being run into the ground, forcing out-of-touch shareholders to step in.

They're bloated, and like an infected zit, in need of a good pop.
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>25% of the spec is just waiting
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>>450615421
Yet it was extremely profitable and became a massive part of the entertainment industry, then corporate business degree wielding greedy fucks took the reins. MICROTRANSACTIONS was the red flag most of us saw, and now it's turned into pure rat ship infested AIDS.
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>>450633069
Revenue =/= profit
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>>450633150
>It's pretty obvious Blizzard is on the downward trend
They just posted record profits you retard.
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>>450618294

>tfw chaotic good triumphed over politically correct evil
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>>450632976
but.... but it's fun...
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>>450633069
Revenue != profit
They had record revenue and record costs
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>>450632559
>There would have been outrage regardless
I'm not denying it. What I'm saying is - it wouldn't get so big without that one very medial line.
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>>450633150
>It's pretty obvious Blizzard is on the downward trend

Kotick just said 2018 broke their record for revenue. You have no idea what you're talking about. Either that or you're just being paid to post here. though honestly I have an easier time believing you're just a retard.
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>>450633265
And shreholders jumped ship for no reason?
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>>450633404
>profits are up, the company is fine
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>>450633267
Based and redshirtpilled
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>>450633265
No shit they posted profits, they are selling and doing whatever they can to stop bleeding money and stay afloat.
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>>450631110
And classes still have depth to them something that has been completely lost in Blizzard games in general.

Face it bud Blizzard has lost its thouch.

T.Converted WoWfag.
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I'd just like to apologize to Activision on behalf of all gamers for not giving you enough of our money, it was really inappropriate of us and we're sorry.
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>>450616237
This is /v/ not /o/



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