For some inane and unknown reason people hold Blizzard in some special place. Instead of just treating them like any other game developer who makes good and bad games - they are the holiness that makes no wrong. According to some people, if their name is on it - it must be good. I suppose it shouldn't come as much of a surprise then that these pretentious a-holes at Blizzard think SO highly of themselves to ACTUALLY have the GALL to have a convention based solely on themselves. No, E3 isn't enough for these guys - "Lets have a Blizz-Con - where losers can dress up like their favourte moron from one of our mediocre games!" Shame on you Gamespot for giving ANY coverage to them, let those nerds have their nerdgasm all by themselves.
I don't inherently have a problem with conventions as a general...but then again EA and Valve and other game companies don't go around having EA-Con or Valve-Con...and seriously both companies have more good titles than Blizzard. Blizzard lovers are an angry little bunch, like a kid getting PO'ed at "Your Mama" jokes - they'll tear up and start throwing a tantrum and making idle threats if you make fun of their mommy...grow up Blizzard fans. I will cease coming to this website until the Blizzard propaganda trash is off the main page - since EVERY news story has something to do with them. WHO CARES? Blizzard doesn't make any games I want - give us REAL game news, if I wanted to see a stream of nothing but Blizzard news I'd go to their stupid website.
EDIT: I'd also like to point out the people that go are brainless corporate zombies. The entry price to this stupid event was apparently originally $100...then it went to $125, and now $150. And guess who is behind that? ACTIVISION...YEP! Good ol' Bobby Kotick. With 27,000 supposed attendees that is over $4 million dollars. WOW, and what to they do at this worthless Blizzcon? Give you stupid little toys most companies gives you for free (But you gotta buy admission - $150 a pop for $5 worth of stupid little gadgets, marketing genius right there at least). They announce games that most companies just publicly announce without making you PAY money to come to a convention to hear them tell you. There is nothing so special that these idiots give you to be worth all that money and worth any of the gaming media coverage they get. Only an idiot would want to go to it - why don't people take offense at the fact that money hungry Blizzard charges high prices for stuff that's free from literally about every other company?
Really wasn't kidding earlier though, I don't like any Blizzard game - I tried Warcraft III, didn't like it. WoW - overrated, it's just another MMO and doesn't do anything special to make it worthy of all the people who play it and pay them all the money to keep playing it. I played Starcraft - meh, I was never as impressed as other people were (I prefer the original C&C which came before Starcraft).Starcraft II...well you can look below this post and see what I think there. Never was big into Diablo or games like it. And when you talk Blizzard it is either Warcraft (Mainly WoW, I guess they aren't making a Warcraft IV until people are sick of WoW), Starcraft, or Diablo. Wooow, and two of them are strategy games - neither of which I care for the style of. I wouldn't go to Blizzcon if I lived where it was happening and it was free - there is nothing of interest for me. God forbid someone apparently not like Blizzard though...I mean EA would at least have a reason for an "EA-Con" they make tons of games...not just three. EA has made plenty of games I like, so I'd at least be interested somewhat in such an event. I cannot get why somepeople just chose Blizzard as a company that they all love so much when they haven't done hardly anything to deserve it. I have strong devotion to ONE game company - Valve. But gee, at least they did something worthy - they made Half Life which changed FPS games quite a bit. Half Life 2 - awesome continuation of the series unlike stuff like SCII whichhas been said to be a SC 1.5 by many people who like the series (Check some reviews on Amazon.com - SCII only has a 3 out of 5 on there, which means only die-hard Blizzard fans really like that game anyway).Counter Stirke - lord, SO many people play this, fun to play once in awhile but somepeople eat, sleep and breathe this.Team Fortress 2 - tons of people love that game, I like it too. Left 4 Dead - great game, finally a well made co-op game that worked and a great zombie game too. Portal - nothing really like this before, lots of outside the box thinking and lots of fun.
Admittedly Valve mostly makes FPS games - but they make high quality games. They really don't have enough to have a Valve-con or anything like that though. How is E3 not enough for most game companies? I mean EA is the only company I can think of that could have a reason for a convention just for their games. Whatever though, I'm just sick of hearing about this ignorant Blizzcon. I mean look on YouTube, a trending video is a video showing the LOG ON SCREEN for the next WoW. OH. MY. GOD. "GUYS YOU GOTTA SEE THIS LOOK LOOK LOOK, IT'S THE NEW LOGIN SCREEN!!" "OOOOOHHHHHH LOOK AT IT"*NERDGASM* Some people are just pathetic, I'd never go so far even for Valve. They'll release the games when they're done and they'll be good.