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The mammoth Blizzard Entertainment began life as nothing more than a gleam in the eyes of three students from UCLA. Over time, they have reshaped their industry and produced some of the most legendary game in the medium's history. In this first episode of our retrospective, watch and see how a couple of kids with nothing but passion and talent survived their first years in the business.

Remaining parts can be found here.
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I must admit, Blizzard is on my list of "Most hated companies" Mainly because all they release is tired old genres and everyone seems to fall head over heel for them. Modern day Bliz / Activison games are particulally bad and bland ala Starcraft 2, Lich and Cataclysm.
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I must admit, Blizzard is on my list of "Most hated companies" Mainly because all they release is tired old genres and everyone seems to fall head over heel for them. Modern day Bliz / Activison games are particulally bad and bland ala Starcraft 2, Lich and Cataclysm.
Wow really? Just wow....

Anyways, watching the videos now, pretty interesting.
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I must admit, Blizzard is on my list of "Most hated companies" Mainly because all they release is tired old genres and everyone seems to fall head over heel for them. Modern day Bliz / Activison games are particulally bad and bland ala Starcraft 2, Lich and Cataclysm.
You must be the disgruntled minority :/
    
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I must admit, Blizzard is on my list of "Most hated companies" Mainly because all they release is tired old genres and everyone seems to fall head over heel for them. Modern day Bliz / Activison games are particulally bad and bland ala Starcraft 2, Lich and Cataclysm.
There's always going to be haters, and you sir, are them.

Their games have amazing gameplay, amazing storylines, and a great sense of humor to them. This is coming from a guy who probably plays a TF2, or a BC2 or some other FPS, and then calls a MMO or RTS a tired old genre... heh
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There's always going to be haters, and you sir, are them.

Their games have amazing gameplay, amazing storylines, and a great sense of humor to them. This is coming from a guy who probably plays a TF2, or a BC2 or some other FPS, and then calls a MMO or RTS a tired old genre... heh
Hey now, I play BC2.

I figure it's like a band - you either liked them before they became big or you hate them because of it.

No matter which way you slice it, they changed the game...for lack of a better expression.
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Hey now, I play BC2.

I figure it's like a band - you either liked them before they became big or you hate them because of it.

No matter which way you slice it, they changed the game...for lack of a better expression.
Oh, it wasn't a knock against BC2 (I play it as well when I have the time). Butttt, talk about a rehashed genre? First Person Shooters have been made, abused, desecrated, destroyed, brought back to life and then killed again. Thats not to say that there aren't great games mixed in (BC2, TF2, etc.) but lets be honest, what genre has had more games that people have QQed hardcore about than FPS
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Is part 5 still not out?
    
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I must admit, Blizzard is on my list of "Most hated companies" Mainly because all they release is tired old genres and everyone seems to fall head over heel for them. Modern day Bliz / Activison games are particulally bad and bland ala Starcraft 2, Lich and Cataclysm.
You're right! FPS is totally old and tired by now. Oh wait...
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Is part 5 still not out?
I didn't see it. Wanted to continue too.. =(
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