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Going to watch it, guess it is going to be interesting!
Blizzard is a great and huge company and its history should be impressive!
They have made one of the games I have played the most (diablo,sc, a lil wow).
    
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I think we can all agree Blizzard is the one that really started online gaming.
That's even more absurd than crediting AOL with getting the ball rolling on the online gaming thing.

Factors in that were: PCs becoming affordable consumer items that could output graphics on a variety of hardware that could be easily understood by people uncomfortable with abstractions, oldschool LAN parties, widespread availability of the Internet combined with the ability to run IPX over TCP/IP, the producers and consumers of MUDs, BBS games, and play-by-email TBSes, the first pioneers of gamer matchmaking services...

And each of those little achievements were built on mountains of other little achievements before them.

It is an almost unheard of thing in history for a single person or small group of people to truly deserve the majority of credit for any discovery or institution, and Blizzard is certainly not a company deserving that kind of praise. It's insulting to the whole industry praise them for being cutting edge or breaking new ground. They never really have, and they probably never will.

What Blizzard does exceedingly well is take exiting IPs and gameplay mechanics and repackage them in such a way that they have a broader appeal, mostly through bridging content with story elements.

And I respect them for that. I just don't buy their games--I have much more fun when I can create my own narrative as I go along.
    
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That's even more absurd than crediting AOL with getting the ball rolling on the online gaming thing.

Factors in that were: PCs becoming affordable consumer items that could output graphics on a variety of hardware that could be easily understood by people uncomfortable with abstractions, oldschool LAN parties, widespread availability of the Internet combined with the ability to run IPX over TCP/IP, the producers and consumers of MUDs, BBS games, and play-by-email TBSes, the first pioneers of gamer matchmaking services...

And each of those little achievements were built on mountains of other little achievements before them.

It is an almost unheard of thing in history for a single person or small group of people to truly deserve the majority of credit for any discovery or institution, and Blizzard is certainly not a company deserving that kind of praise. It's insulting to the whole industry praise them for being cutting edge or breaking new ground. They never really have, and they probably never will.

What Blizzard does exceedingly well is take exiting IPs and gameplay mechanics and repackage them in such a way that they have a broader appeal, mostly through bridging content with story elements.

And I respect them for that. I just don't buy their games--I have much more fun when I can create my own narrative as I go along.
By "really starting online gaming" I meant brought it to the masses. With Bnet, they made it so you didn't have to do all of the things you listed just to play online with friends/other people.

If you watch the videos I don't even need to post a response for your post
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Great
Hate that song though.
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Great:D
Hate that song though.

What song is this? I love it.
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Each to there own, I kinda get sick of the Phishing emails trying to get your Account and Password. Even though I don't play it XD

I got a mate into MMO's and PC Gaming, he loves it.
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