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    Quote Originally Posted by Magicpot View Post
    real talk though blizzard has been underperforming expectations and their development pipeline is too long. They need to release more money making games quicker in future.
    Maybe they are pumping out some mobile games to shut Activision up so they can keep focusing on the stuff they want to make.

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    How much would Blizzard need to make to buy themselves out, and how would they even make the money to do that?

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    "Blizzard employees say one of the biggest ongoing conversations this year has been cutting costs."

    Yep. All you have to do is play the game to see this. Sigh.

    "Activision wants to boost Blizzard's content output by adding more developers and release more games on a regular schedule."

    So they want more for less. You can go right ahead and f off with that. Seriously. Just sit and spin.
    Last edited by Pratt; 2018-11-23 at 03:51 AM.

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    I still don't understand how activision tells blizzard or even king what to do when they bring in the least amount of money?

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    I mean.. if the mobile game is about pet battles, I don't really mind and will try it out. Pokémon Go is the only mobile game I've really played (mainly since it's so easy to just put on when I go outside to run errands or do other real life stuff, can just grab stuff on the way, maybe battle a gym or a raid if I have the time) like.. ever I guess? Aside from small ones that never really lasted that long in terms of entertainment (like Magikarp Jump). Not sure how much I'd like a Warcraft-based mobile game, though. Since one of the things that fuels my interest in Pokémon Go is that I've been a huge Pokémon fan ever since I was a kid and have played all the main franchise games.. well.. a lot during my life.

    That being said, if it's true and especially if it's about pet battles, sure. I'll give it a go. I'm not holding my breath, though. Not too big into mobile game genre, but it could be ok, it could be bad.. we don't know yet.

  5. #205
    Quote Originally Posted by Chickat View Post
    How much would Blizzard need to make to buy themselves out, and how would they even make the money to do that?
    Everything Blizzard makes belongs to Activision-Blizzard. They cannot "buy themselves out".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnabas View Post
    I still don't understand how activision tells blizzard or even king what to do when they bring in the least amount of money?
    Kotick tells the people under him, like the people running the Blizzard or King divisions, what is expected of them. If they don't deliver, he can replace them.
    "There is a pervasive myth that making content hard will induce players to rise to the occasion. We find the opposite. " -- Ghostcrawler
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  6. #206
    Blizzard: "We cancelled the next Diablo 3 expansion because we have a commitment to quality"
    Also Blizzard: "We gave the diablo brand to a Chinese company so they could reskin their existing game with our brand"

    Man I hope this flops cause if it works they are getting away with being twofaced arseholes of the highest order.

  7. #207
    Quote Originally Posted by olioster View Post
    So basically, Activision wants to take everything that made Blizzard what it is and trash it? THAT SHOULD TOTALLY WORK OUT, YEP!
    Even Activision can't trash....The World of Warcraft!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    Good job MMO-C,you posted the bullshit and lies from a rag like Kotaku,now everyone is going to believe it and take it as truth

    There's enough shit to be said about Blizzard without adding lies to it
    Yeah okay, dude lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
    "Blizzard employees say one of the biggest ongoing conversations this year has been cutting costs."

    Yep. All you have to do is play the game to see this. Sigh.

    "Activision wants to boost Blizzard's content output by adding more developers and release more games on a regular schedule."

    So they want more for less. You can go right ahead and f off with that. Seriously. Just sit and spin.
    So basically...shittier content in less time. WTB better quality stuff and released a bit later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ONCHEhap View Post
    Good job MMO-C,you posted the bullshit and lies from a rag like Kotaku,now everyone is going to believe it and take it as truth

    There's enough shit to be said about Blizzard without adding lies to it
    Hmm...why would anyone find this to be true when it even SAYS "Most of these highlights are unconfirmed by Blizzard." in the article.
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  10. #210
    I'm still hoping that blizzard will some how be the company that brings me a mobile game I find worthy of a bit of time. (I would likely die holding my breath for it though)

  11. #211
    Quote Originally Posted by otro View Post
    Isn't a buy out possible? legit question, I have no idea how their deal works!
    A buyout in this case would mean Activision-Blizzard voluntarily selling off enough stock to not be a majority owner, or buying enough shares from the rest of the shareholders to have a bigger stake than ATVI. You'd need around 30% of the stock on the market to pull that off. You'd only need around 10 billion dollars to accomplish that, give or take a couple billion.

    IF all of the shareholders sell enough to do that - most of them are institutional investors like Vanguard these days.

    Doing that is called a hostile takeover, and they do happen, but you need large amounts of wealth to do it.

    Possible? Sure.

    Likely? No.

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    Ok, for real, why does anyone fucking take Otaku seriously? They literally make shit up constantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnabas View Post
    I still don't understand how activision tells blizzard or even king what to do when they bring in the least amount of money?
    That's because you don't understand who the players are.

    "Activision" is two entities - Activision-Blizzard, which is a corporation that exists for one thing - owning the shares of it's subsidiaries, Blizzard, Activision inc., and King, and the esports division.

    Activision Publishing, Inc. is a separate company, that publishes games.

    Activision-Blizzard (ATVI) (parent company)
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    Blizzard Inc. Activision Publishing, Inc. King, inc. (subsidiaries)

  14. #214
    Say it ain't so, Mistah Blizzard sir, say it ain't so!
    Seriously, just when the shitstorm from Diablo-Immortal starts to die down, this happens; really not helping the knotting feeling I'm developing in my guts.

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    Considering the quality of literally every Blizzard game has gone down the tubes in the last year, none of this is hard to believe.

    Battle for Azeroth is pure fucking trash, literally some of the worst game design in the whole genre right now. Will be sincerely surprised if it recovers, more likely they'll double down and just try to sell more microtransaction garbage to the permanent addicts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueRemedy View Post
    Considering the quality of literally every Blizzard game has gone down the tubes in the last year, none of this is hard to believe.

    Battle for Azeroth is pure fucking trash, literally some of the worst game design in the whole genre right now. Will be sincerely surprised if it recovers, more likely they'll double down and just try to sell more microtransaction garbage to the permanent addicts.
    Last year? It basicly started with the release of Diablo III. From that point on about every decision was about how they can make the most money out of it while taking as little risk as possible. I said it already 2 years ago: Blizz is ruining their reputation and that will cost them a lot of money in the long run.

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    Project Hades was reportedly a Diablo game in development that would be more like Dark Souls, an over the shoulder dungeon crawler that was also canceled.
    Wow, I'm actually mad. A Dark Souls spin-off of Diablo would have been amazing, would have sold like hotcakes too. Instead they catered to shitty Chinese phone market, yeah....thanks.

  18. #218
    Quote Originally Posted by Thelyron View Post
    To reach new people and create new fanbases.
    Stop spreading lies, mobile games have never "created new fanbases".

    There are no "fans" of Clash of Clans or Candy Crush. Millions of players, for sure, but none of them can be considered "a fan". They'll hop on another game as soon as it is better than their current occupation in a heartbeat.

    A "fan" will still stick with the "underrated" game because he loves everything around it. Some Diablo fans are still playing D3 even though it's far from being the best Hack'n'Slash available, because it is Diablo. Meanwhile, Diablo: Immortal chinese players will switch to whatever 2020 reskinned mobile game as soon as it looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    Ok, for real, why does anyone fucking take Otaku seriously? They literally make shit up constantly.
    Why are people even taking it seriously when it mentions that the crap is unconfirmed by Blizzard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zantos View Post
    Why are unconfirmed rumors from an unknown sources who is allegedly working for Blizzard in the news section? None of them are confirmed by Blizzard. I vote we keep rumors and speculation based off of unknown sources off the front page.
    Lol how shall they confirm something or not that is not even stated. You gotta squeeze a confirmation or denial out of them with articles Like this one.

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