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In addition to the annual categories awarded at Saturday's Spike TV's Video Game Awards, a special career Gamer God Award was given to Blizzard Entertainment, the studio that has delivered the World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo games.

The original founders Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham and Frank Pearce were on hand to accept the award. Prior to the event, Game Hunters talked to Morhaime, who is CEO and president, and Frank Pearce, who is executive vice president of product development.

Source/Full Story: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/12/spike-vgas-interview-gamer-gods-blizzard-entertainment-/1

Congrats Blizzard! now release diablo 3 already damn it!
 
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Blizzard? I wouldn't call them gods.

 

First they say MW3 is the best shooter and now this.

 

Who are these Spike people and why is their IQ so low?

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Blizzard? I wouldn't call them gods.

First they say MW3 is the best shooter and now this.

Who are these Spike people and why is their IQ so low?

I agree with the above but who the hell cares? About Spike VGA awards and their opinions? c\_/ <-- care cup is empty
    
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I laugh at everybody that takes any of these "Award Shows" and "Professional Reviews" seriously. Like seriously :/
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Blizzard? I wouldn't call them gods.

First they say MW3 is the best shooter and now this.

Who are these Spike people and why is their IQ so low?

Of course gods is over the top but so is the entire show. Also like other thread said Spike is just a huge popularity contest. On the other hand Blizzard is a very successful company with one of the best track records in the Industry and I do believe they deserve recognition for that.
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They are the best Studio in my opinion.
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Blizzard? I wouldn't call them gods.

First they say MW3 is the best shooter and now this.

Who are these Spike people and why is their IQ so low?

Of course gods is over the top but so is the entire show. Also like other thread said Spike is just a huge popularity contest. On the other hand Blizzard is a very successful company with one of the best track records in the Industry and I do believe they deserve recognition for that.

Nobody is denying their success as a company.

Just the fact that their games aren't all that special.

Speaking of gods and success... so Activision?...
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Blizzard? I wouldn't call them gods.

First they say MW3 is the best shooter and now this.

Who are these Spike people and why is their IQ so low?

I agree that popularity isn't the best metric, but Blizzard has done some great work. Perhaps not super-complicated (looking at you, Diablo), but well-polished, fun, and [imo, most importantly] a well-developed story to many of their games.

Also, The Lost Vikings...one of the most fun SNES games I can remember.

(Spike is generally pretty low-IQ, and that's how they like it...though I give 'em props for airing Star Wars marathons, their general programming's pretty ridiculous)
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If Blizzard wasn't going to get it then who would...? I'm not aware of a more successful company with more of a following... Haters gunna hate? Diablo might not have been the most complex game ever, but I would have to say it's re-playability was pretty freaking amazing. But seriously, if y'all know of a better company please lemme know because Blizzard games pretty much are a 100% guarantee for greatness in my opinion, you could save me some money from not worrying about other companies products.
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it is Spike people opinion. I love Blizzard games and I understand, that those who enjoy shooting and driving games maybe say: " This games is crap!" And maybe they're right.
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