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#1 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

@KHAndAnime said:

These polls are cute.

Anyways, no. A decade ago, I used to be a huge fan of Blizzard. I thought they could absolutely do no wrong.

Now? I'm never giving them my money again, and I encourage everyone else to stop giving them money too. They turned from a very generous, personable PC game development company into a cash farming corporation.

Let me guess, they didn't bring out Warcraft 4 or make Diablo 3 the way you liked??? They have three games in the top ten usually on Twitch(Hearhtstone, WoW and StarCraft II), with two more sometimes in the top 20 or 30(HotS and Diablo 3), yup, Blizzard is on the way out. :P With so many gaming companies going out of business or look like they are fading out(Sega, Capcom and Konami), kind of nice to see a company doing well with quality games.

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#2 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

@SerOlmy said:
@Blkthorne said:

I never can understand why people make comments about games they have no interest in or that they don't like the pay scheme of the game.

Because these pay schemes bleed into other games and pretty soon will be common. This freemium s*** that is nothing but a perpetual treadmill designed to exploit habitual behaviors needs to be stomped on hard before it metastasizes into other games. We are already seeing it in things like Destiny and Evolve. This type of thing is quite literally the worst problem in gaming.

Simple, don't play those games that have that freemium scheme, good luck on your crusade to save us. When Diablo 3 had the real world auction house I never bothered with the feature, when Heroes of the Storm freemium idea came out with all these cosmetic offerings for characters I didn't bother getting them. When I enjoy a game, like Rocket League for example, I'm more than happy to buy DLC and help support the company to continue making it the fun game that it is. You control what you buy, if you don't like it, don't buy it!!!

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#3 Edited by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

@SerOlmy said:

It has only been out a little over a year and they have already had 4 expansions. All of which have cards that invalidate the previous sets. So yes it is cynically monetized and it is a never-ending treadmill, which is running even faster than most other CCGs or eCCGs like MTG, Netrunner, MTG Duels, etc. It is a "game" designed by psychologists to keep as many people invested for as long as possible to maximize profit. No thought of fun or enjoyment went into it other than as an afterthought or how they can leverage it to increase engagement.

Hearthstone was in closed beta from August-November 2013 with about million people playing, January they went into open beta and released in March 2014. Naxx(adventure expansion) came out July 2014 with 30 cards, and then GvG came out in December with 123 cards. BRM(adventure expansion) came out April 2015 with 31 cards, and now TGT is suppose to come out late August supposedly with 130ish cards. They are roughly coming out with one adventure expansion(30 cards) and one big expansion(120+ cards) every year. I never can understand why people make comments about games they have no interest in or that they don't like the pay scheme of the game. So you are saying that companies shouldn't have any interest in their games and to let them go stale and that Blizzard shouldn't want any profit from their games??? What an awesome concept, from now on I will goto you for business advice:p

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#5 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

This is just a port for the PS Vita World Invitational game.

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True, but how many people want to spend $200+ for the Vita system just for the Hot Shots Golf game? Much rather play this game on the PS3.
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#6 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

So anyone know what the US release date is yet?

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#7 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

Heh, thought the same thing.

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@JustPlainLucas I agree, would rather see all brand new courses and maybe offer the older ones in DLC or open up when you accomplish something in the game. They could maybe even redo the older courses and show what they might look like with today's technology.

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#9 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

Who do you feel should be in the NFL Hall of Fame that isn't? Here are the ones I think get overlooked every year:

1. Jerry Kramer(Guard Green Bay Packers 1958-1968 )

The only player in the NFL's 50th anniversary team not in the hall, listed in many all 60's teams as well, made key block in the famed Ice Bowl, and also one of the key parts of the famous Packer sweep and called the greatest guard he ever seen by Vince Lombardi himself.

2. Crist Carter(WR Eagles/Vikings 1987-2002)

Among the top five in all receiving categories.

3. Ray Guy(Punter Oakland Raiders 1973-1986)

One of the greatest punters in the game, even has an award named after him for punters.:P

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#10 Posted by Blkthorne (877 posts) -

Nasty blister in the middle of my palm while playing the Mario Party game on N64, and I can remember my hands hurting from playing extended periods of time with Decathlon(Activision game) on the Atari 2600 back when I was a kid. :lol: