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Fresh update on "blizzard" discussed on The Social Hustlaz Podcast

The Social Hustlaz Podcast

01:10 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "blizzard" discussed on The Social Hustlaz Podcast

"To take because he got kids since she like cats. Go go by me. Scared the by looking paint. Even fucking pay is big now deadly. You stay blizzard chip berlet like four minutes away from the power blackout. No they say like four butts. But i guess that's las it like months. What has it hasn't even possible for. The snow's fate because the snow right balance that we would have had the right. I said conscious book my role for vegas. And i'll stay at the trump's out good line through why people probably going to be looking at a european here. I'll be in vegas next week. Big the cosmo birthday weeks. We.

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UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis demolishes Curtis Blaydes

The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani

04:54 min | Last week

UFC Fight Night: Derrick Lewis demolishes Curtis Blaydes

"Let's go right into this thing. Let us discuss the heavyweight division in the ufc because it was on full display last week. It'll be on display this weekend as well and next month with the title on the line but let's focus on ufc vegas nineteen and derek lewis's incredible ferocious and absolutely vicious knockout of curtis blades. In the main event after a really strong opening round from curtis blades lewis delivers one of the nastiest knockout. You will ever see in the second round coming through with the biggest main event upset in the. Us's michael bisbee became. The ufc middleweight champion. A you have c. One ninety nine knocking out. Luke rocco network going to begin with you kind sir. Nice and easy your reaction to a massive win for derek lewis less than a week ago surprise. Surprise i guess is where i would start out. I picked curtis blades. I thought he would be able to at least take down. Derek lewis enough to win the fight and lo and behold. He didn't take him down at all. So that was probably actually the biggest surprise about the fight What wasn't surprising. That derek lewis after being down in the first round after losing that second round blades was doing really well on the feet. And then derek lewis just did what they're glues does. Big are uppercut. Is the fight so relatively shocking shocking result in the sense that derek one. I was fairly confident that blades. Who get it done. But not so not so surprising that derek lewis got another highlight reel nocco assay. We kind of got your instant reaction after the fight on saturday on the post by now you've talked about on the side but now they've had some time to let it all sink in and spoken about it on on different platforms. How big was this win. For derek lewis in the in the grand scheme of things that heavyweight. I mean anytime you win in the top five especially when the heavyweight title is only is within less than a month of your big victory. It's a big thing. I just think. Derek lewis is one of those fighters that he said it himself like the title is great but he's fighting for that paycheck. You got the bonus. You got bulbs paychecks. He's back taxes. Which is obviously still reeling from the massive blizzard. So i'm sure he's going to do great things with that. We saw what he did when the hurricane happened. Driving around saving people so For a normal fighter getting this big win on a big platform so close to not just the title fight probably another a contender fight with jazzy. No rose straight and cyril gone. They're going to be like. Oh this is great for my career. I'm looking at it from the perspective of derek. Lewis wear awesome. I got both of my paychecks and fifty thousand dollars more so yeah massive night for the black beast again. Prize fighters derek lewis through to be one of the most reliable prize fighters on the ufc roster. So yeah ten attempt forms across the board from the heavyweight contender to sort of build upon that jose. Is it time to look at derek. Lewis is not just a fun prizefighter but a serious threat to the title. It's not like he wasn't before but people always view. Derek is this you know fun. Follow on social media this hilarious guy this quote machine who can land knock on at any point of a fight as watch the sport at all outside of his fight weeks doesn't really care about titles but it seems like he's putting together now i know he's added some pieces to his team. You saw lauren. Murphy's husband joe in his corner who's excellent jujitsu coach in practitioner. His own right time to stop looking. Derek lewis as the funny guy with the with the best social media. Game outside of darren taylor. Moore is a legit threat to st bay francis and gado john jones. Whoever is in this division. I would say derek lewis has already the best twitter follow third. Darren tools jason lewis at this point. Because derek lewis is winning fighting and being funny darren till is only doing one of those things. So i i would say derek lows. Of course you have been taken seriously if he touches your jaw you have to take him seriously because you're probably not going to remember when after the referee pulls him off of you so i don't know the answer to this because we haven't seen we don't know we don't know that's like saying oh francis in who is putting together all of these this team to make him a complete fire. All of his fights are like less than two minutes long. So we just don't know for all we know. Derek lewis is the best gogo planet practitioner. It all of the ufc. We're just never going to see it because at the second touches you you die. So if you fight someone like steep bay That is obviously a master game. Planner i think that's better. That's that'll be a better gauge of derek. lewis skills. because we've seen him fight dan mccormick. Who is the definition of a complete mixed martial arts and that wasn't a great night for derek lewis. Yes he took that on like Real short notice to only a month after he got that beatdown he did win. Let's not forget volkov. Put it on their clothes until again. Derek lewis touched his jaw and killed a man on live television. So yeah i don't know. Tb all say. I know that's a cop out. But i don't think anyone knows i think everyone will agree with.

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Activision Blizzard's New Research Highlights Value of Esports Sponsorships

Esports Minute

02:45 min | 2 weeks ago

Activision Blizzard's New Research Highlights Value of Esports Sponsorships

"Throughout the 400. Episodes of this podcast. I've spotlighted quite a few smart brand sponsorships for Esports. That's because without other revenue streams you off brand Integrations are crucial to e-sports continued growth sponsors deliver insane value in traditional Sports and they can feasibly deliver that same value to e-sports with continued increases in viewership wage. According to research published by Activision Blizzard. Today e Sports sponsorships are actually more valuable than traditional Sports sponsorships in a few key areas first up. Here's how the research was conducted considering a is clearly a bit biased in the Pro e Sports side of things they brought in market research firm alter agents as well as Neuroscience experts from immersion. The research was conducted in late 2020 and features. Surveys of Esports and traditional Sports viewers from 16 to 40 years old. They also held interviews with participants and the neuroscientists utilized immersions platform to study emotional response to the ads so clearly some big third parties involved in this so it's not just Activision Blizzard being like a sports sponsorships are great, which we all expect them to say data indicated three major findings, but they didn't say if these were the only things they were looking for as they're all positive on the Esports side. It wouldn't be that hard to have a negative Esports finding and just not published that one so I think that context is a little bit important. But with that being said, here's what they did find. The first finding e Sports is better keeping viewer attention during sponsorship ads resulting in higher performance on critical brand metronome. The second finding e Sports viewers are more accepting of advertisements than traditional sports fans showing a higher emergent score, which is defined as attention plus emotional response dead. And the third finding brand favorability and brand perception are higher for Esports experiences compared to traditional Sports and those findings have been backed by anecdotal experiences for myself and my name of the guests on the E Sports Network podcast, but having a true survey is cool to see in general Esports has two big things going for it one. There isn't nearly as much crowding for sponsorship spaces. If you look at the the traditional Sports stadium and you'll see 30 brands or more Esports usually has a handful of more ingrained partners and two brand Partnerships are seen as crucial to allowing Esports to exist at all sports could totally still exist without braids in Esports. Probably not they make up a much larger slice of the revenue pie. That means viewers are more receptive to ads because their favorite player or orange Billy to exist might depend on that a door that bred integration given e Sports ability to reach a tough, but sought-after demographic and it's no wonder brands are flocking to e-sports opportunity wage.

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Snow, Ice and Bitterly Cold Air Blanketing Much of U.S. Cause Power Cut Across Texas

Morning Edition

01:07 min | 2 weeks ago

Snow, Ice and Bitterly Cold Air Blanketing Much of U.S. Cause Power Cut Across Texas

"That winter storm hitting much of the middle of the country reaches down to the Texas Gulf Coast, bringing with it heavy snow ice and bitterly cold temperatures. Whether it's causing power problems more than 2.5 million Texas customers reported without electricity this morning, Bret Jaspers is with member Station K E, R A and Dallas he reports the state's grid operator is started rolling blackouts to conserve energy, The Arctic air has swept significant Snow and ice and extremely low temperatures into a region unaccustomed to this kind of weather. Forecasters say wind chills in the Dallas Fort Worth region will be colder than 10 degrees below zero. Hundreds of flights have been canceled, and officials are telling people to stay off the roads. Flavio Morita of Dallas said he doesn't have much experience driving in these conditions. We drove once and Colorado through the Rockies during blizzard. So that's as much experience I've had. So Yeah, pretty concerned the White House has declared a federal emergency so agencies can coordinate their response. I'm Bret Jaspers in Dallas National Weather Service has posted winter weather advisories from Texas to Maine for heavy snow and

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Winter storm warning In North Texas, 75,000 lose power

Ben Ferguson

00:24 sec | 2 weeks ago

Winter storm warning In North Texas, 75,000 lose power

"Storm warning is still in effect for all of North Texas Tonight. We're expecting snow accumulations of three inches to eight inches or more with blizzard and white out conditions. President Biden has issued an emergency declaration for Texas that frees up federal resource is for the state to respond to the situation. Much of the state is under a winter storm warning it's being blamed for leaving over 75,000 Texans in the dark Tonight.

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Cold snap, ice, snow expected across much of the U.S.

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 3 weeks ago

Cold snap, ice, snow expected across much of the U.S.

"It's February and it sure gonna feel like it across much of the country if you're in the central third of the U. S. the National Weather Service advises that bitter arctic air you've been feeling is sticking around with wind chill warnings and advisories across Montana and the Dakotas Minnesota Iowa and Wisconsin farther south it's an ice storm affecting regions from central Texas to the Ohio valley the mix of sleet and freezing rain is forecast to end today but you could see damaging accumulations snow is forecast for the mid Atlantic through early Friday up to six inches in the northern part of the region meanwhile a series of Pacific storms are hitting the northwest winter storm blizzard in gale warnings are out and argan and Washington I'm Ben Thomas

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Where Esports is Going with Nick D'Orazio, Inven Global's Director of Corporate Strategy

Esports Network Podcast

07:18 min | 3 weeks ago

Where Esports is Going with Nick D'Orazio, Inven Global's Director of Corporate Strategy

"So that's a really what type of content I'm trying to push in the future for Esports. I want it to be more of that and less of the same. I love that. I love that Esports is dead. So unique and and you bring up Sports and how Sports is takes on a level of everything that goes around. It is very interested and that's going to be very obvious this weekend with the Superbowl happens in American football a hundred million. People are going to watch that maybe ten million really care about football twenty and the rest are watching for commercials. They're they're watching to eat snack also day. They're watching for the halftime show. Whatever that looks like. That's where Sports exists and it's also where e Sports is definitely going and with more focus on the dispatch. Tags that come around with culture the see the awesome sneakers that are that are made that come out with like like OverWatch characters or overwatch's eyes or e-sports designs. Even that's the kind of stuff. That is so cool to me and I think we're good to see if we are seeing more and more of it and Esports and places like invent culture have really done a great job of highlighting it. Well. Yeah, and you know, it's off the expression of these fandoms, right? It's it's more than just like individual a posturing right like yes in my home right now as I look around I'm surrounded by video game art and video game fan aren't and all my favorite games, right? There's one aspect of it is that I like to be I'm around the things that I enjoy in the art that I like, but the other act and y m e Sports and gaming is certainly headed towards being expressed through the culture of fashion the culture of Art and music and I do think eventually Decor. We're already seeing that with God B&R slash Battle Stations and the aesthetic gaming a movements right? You you see that there is how do you put this? There's an underlying set of core. Hm. This is how I can experience this esport, right? This is how I can experience this game. And if I meet someone who has that shared. Oh, I also like to experience this game in this way. I also like to experience this fandom in this way that builds friendship that builds me like a meaningful. I'm communities and then these communities are the people that go towards your conventions that go to your tournaments, right? It's the same way in which every good football a culture shock and your your city usually has a bar like associated with it or like an after-game bars or like big, you know, a downtown hubs. It's because it's more than just the game and Esports is constantly, you know, keep talking a little bit before we hit on record e Sports is always worried about its Revenue stream, right? Where are we going to get this revenue from and you know, the answer is simple get more people interested in this page. Parts and find more ways to maximize the Esports a user experience. We've already learned from Starbucks that people will be fine with paying $4 more for coffee because it feels like an experience and it feels worth it. And it's nice thing people will be fine paying more for Esports. If we find out how to make it a premium experience how to make it something that lets them experience more things than just, you know, like to throw shade the same talking head style analyst people hurriedly a commenting over, you know, like any sports match and that being it that's the height of how long an experience your love for this game and and the players and this goes for you know, any major use for it. I think at all Rings true. I definitely agree and it was actually something that I don't know if he would have seen this played out in the way. I was hoping to with the Activision Blizzard franchise leagues and the way they went from City to City and now that really never took off because of covid-19. Both leagues have their own. Set core issues. But what I was really excited for was to see how all these different teams and all these different cities started running events and and the different things that popped up around those events. Like you mentioned the the bar that people Gather in. What is the lasting impact of being able to go City to city and start really putting roots of fandom down that was something I was really excited to see we never really got to see it. Well, I'll tell you this now the OverWatch League was a fairly it was an eye-opening experience for me. I thought it was like a crystal ball being a journalist and covering that it allowed me to see into the future of Esports cuz I covered every day of season one. I was there in person at the house at the arena didn't miss imagine. I interviewed so many of the players the fans. I was just there most importantly I was there and what I learned, is that the atmosphere Is very fun when you're waiting in line. It's very fun. When you're shuffling in and you're in the gift store and it's fun when you sit down and the and the team's walk in but after that it becomes like a strictly worse twitch viewing experience for then if you were just your house and you know, it's like I've seen this by faith. Like I I know this this isn't an opinion. This is a fact and it was exhausting showing up there. Even for the super fans and I saw them dwindle slowly and slowly but to your point about the Resurgence were made it all worth it is when the local gamer bar or a college, you know or student union or whatever realized. Hey, let's do an afterlife event thing or let's do a pre-event thing or let's start having these team homesteads, right? Like the problem is because they were ran by small teams. And you know who didn't really there was a lot of concerns about Thursday. Safety and things like that cuz you know, it's a blizzard. They are a big Corporation and they need to have it really spic and span cuz it's like a game for teens and all that. They were way to a closed-off right if more people knew that these Regional fan meet ups and things were happening more people would come but they didn't quite know how to Market it. So, you know, I will say that I am agree covid-19 put a stop on a lot of that right? It's hard to even continue with that but I'll also say that, you know, it's too little too late when it comes to something like the over in the mass of investment. That was you know, it's sad when you think about how many millions of dollars they put into that Arena and the teams and each of those orgs and all those invest, you know, paying what twenty million dollars per lead spot but like players salaries all of that. It's sad to think that at the end of the day the thing that had the most in in my opinion potential and scale and was dead. 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Chicago carjackings more than double in January, up 180% over last year

Bill O’Reilly’s No Spin News and Analysis

00:30 sec | Last month

Chicago carjackings more than double in January, up 180% over last year

"Chicago homicides. Okay fifty one in january the most in four years ten chicago. Police officers shot in january. How carjackings january two hundred eighteen last january. No covid remember seventy seven and kids as young as twelve years old with guns are coming up calling drivers out and stealing cars. Why because they're not

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MTA Suspends Above-Ground Subway Service, Commuter Lines As Blizzard Continues

Night News

00:38 sec | Last month

MTA Suspends Above-Ground Subway Service, Commuter Lines As Blizzard Continues

"In the area is at a standstill. More from WCBS reporter Peter Haskell. The morning commute was light, and that's a good thing, the commuter rail lines and out towards some ways service her shut down. Governor Cuomo doesn't want you out. This is a dangerous life threatening situation. New York City Transit President Sarah Feinberg says underground subways ironic At the last underground station before the train enters the above ground tracks. We will disembark the train, everyone has to get off. There's no word on wind service will resume.

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Stock Market Today: Big Tech Leads Another Snap-Back Rally

CNBC's Fast Money

00:32 sec | Last month

Stock Market Today: Big Tech Leads Another Snap-Back Rally

"We're going to start with a blizzard hitting wall street. Not no no no. We're not talking about all the snow. That is slamming the northeast. We're talking about the buying blizzard in big tech today. Just look at some of today's moves. If you're only focused on game stop silver. Attendees look at this amazon rally percent alphabet topping three and a half microsoft there up more than three percent is wealth. Those gains helping to fuel a big rally in the nasdaq nasdaq. One hundred. the nasdaq up. Two and a half

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State Of Emergency Declared In New York, New Jersey As Winter Storm Blasts The Northeast

Charlie Parker

01:08 min | Last month

State Of Emergency Declared In New York, New Jersey As Winter Storm Blasts The Northeast

"New Jersey or under states of emergencies and points North are under blizzard warnings as that brutal winter storm march towards the Northeast overnight. That brutal winter storm is Winter Storm or Lena. Now she is not being happy. She's not being very good Winter storm right now, At the moment around 100 Million people are under winter storm warnings, and it's the same one. The same storm that was in the West last week could now dump up to 2 Ft. Of Snow in some areas, 2 FT. Man. I'm so glad I don't live up north cities from Washington, D C to Boston are expecting the biggest snowfall of the season so far, but that's it's not just the snow. Forecasters are predicting that winter Storm or Laina will bring high winds and maybe coastal flooding. Bottom line. Things expected to wreak havoc and people in affected areas are being told to stay home if they can, and I know places like in New York. If you had an appointment to get your vaccine, they have canceled those because they don't want people going out and getting stuck in the blizzard to get a vaccine.

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New York City braces for strong winds as powerful nor'easter nears East

AM Tampa Bay

00:23 sec | Last month

New York City braces for strong winds as powerful nor'easter nears East

"Winter storm hammering the Northeast affecting nearly 100 million people. Forecasters say the snowfall in New England could top a foot and a half. York City is bracing for all out blizzard conditions. With 50 mile per hour winds threatening to knock down power lines. The region could also see coastal flooding and flight delays have foot of snow has already fallen in the Midwest.

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Major winter storm moves from Midwest to East Coast to start week

The Boxer Show

00:31 sec | Last month

Major winter storm moves from Midwest to East Coast to start week

"A major winter storm that pummel the nation's midsection is about to have its way with the population centers of the Northeast US This morning 110 million Americans are in the storm zone as a powerful nor'easter barrels up the coast. For some areas is the biggest snowstorm in years. Forecasters are warning of treacherous conditions across much of the Northeast through tomorrow, with some locations north and west of New York City facing blizzard like conditions. Up to 2 Ft. Of heavy snow, along with potential power outages and flooding along the coast. Baby sees Kenneth Molten

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California to see more days of rain, snow following severe winter storm

CBS Weekend News Roundup

00:56 sec | Last month

California to see more days of rain, snow following severe winter storm

"Dealing with a massive winter storm with howling winds and in some places several feet of snow, and it's expected to continue all weekend from intense blizzards in northern mountainous areas. Rain That's triggered months, lights and debris flows in the center of the state. California is being bombarded with nasty weather, and officials across the state are urging people to stay home. It's great that we're getting smart precipitation when company needs the snowpack, but while in the storming, we just recommend that nobody drives through the area. The rain has already triggered mudslides in Monterey County and golfing at least two dozen homes and farms and sending two people to the hospital If you get too much water, too fat Yes, it just sheds off the ground very quickly in the mountains. Blizzard like conditions have buried the area in several feet of snow battle inch dangers Considerable right now and Pretty extreme. CBS is Chris Martinez

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Wintry mix lingers in Washington DC region as icing leads to treacherous commute

NBC Nightly News

02:29 min | Last month

Wintry mix lingers in Washington DC region as icing leads to treacherous commute

"Good evening the northeast is bracing for a major nor'easter tonight not just snowfall but high winds that could make for blizzard conditions and lead to power outages. The chicago area already picking up at least nine inches causing treacherous road conditions and it was tough going for drivers in virginia to snow in washington. Dc triggering a snow emergency. Their winter weather alerts are in place across eleven states. This new system fueled by a storm that came from california and crossed the entire nation over the past week. We'll get to the forecast in a moment but we begin with cathy. Park philadelphia tonight a monster. Winter storm is making a mess in the midwest. Snow bearing chicago cancelling more than two hundred fifty flights motorists stranded as conditions went from bad to worse it. Isn't it as what happens when you live chicago. Got to be ready for anything with snow. Piling up this delivery truck got stuck on a side street overnight and wisconsin temperatures plunged as winds picked up driving down. Visibility is getting really bad and it's really really cold. The nation's capital woke up to its first significant snowfall in two years ushering in a snowball. Fight the national mall and playful moments among dc's giant pandas slick roads. On virginia streets turned dangerous. This rollover accidents sent four firefighters to the hospital as a storm. Advances millions in the northeast bracing for impact boston businesses. Prepping for a hard hit. The bullseye could end up near new york city where blizzard like conditions are possible. This is not a storm to underestimate and ask people to get in mind. That tomorrow is going to be a really tough day. Philadelphia is gearing up to have blower. So i gotta get a shovel as a city gets ready for up to a foot of snow. What will the next twenty four hours look like while it's going to be challenging for booby trying to fight the snow with four hundred pieces and -sulting empower a citizenry and kathy's with us from philadelphia. So how are things looking there tonight. Kathy kate crews are working around the clock and the repaired to keep going at least through wednesday. The city has fifty thousand tons of salt. Ready to go for this storm.

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Blizzard to bury Northeast in feet of snow

The Sean Hannity Show

00:33 sec | Last month

Blizzard to bury Northeast in feet of snow

"Many areas could see blizzard conditions with a foot to 18 inches of snow. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, This is Not a storm to underestimate. Take it seriously. This is a dangerous storm. Ask people to get in mind that tomorrow is gonna be a really tough day. If you do not need to be out and about on Monday stay home. The National Weather Service predicts heavy snow falling at an inch to three inches an hour tomorrow in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Chicago Public schools want to resume in person learning tomorrow

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Massive winter storm causing chaos for California

Dr. Lee Yardley

00:56 sec | Last month

Massive winter storm causing chaos for California

"With howling winds and in some places several feet of snow, and it's expected to continue all weekend from intense blizzards in northern mountainous areas. Rain that's triggered month slides and debris flows in the center of the state. California is being bombarded with nasty weather and officials across the state are urging people to stay home. It's great that we're getting smart precipitation when company needs the snowpack, but while in the storming, we just recommend that nobody drives through the area. The rain has already triggered mudslides in Monterey County. Engulfing at least two dozen homes and farms and sending two people to the hospital. If you get too much water too fast, it just sheds off the ground very quickly in the mountains. Blizzard like conditions have buried the area in several feet of snow battle inch dangers. Considerable right now and pretty extreme CBss quits Martinez Coming up the meeting of President Biden's

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Major winter storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow

Morning Edition

00:27 sec | Last month

Major winter storm threatens Midwest with heavy snow

"A major winter storm is hitting California, bringing gusty winds, heavy rain and an excessive amount of snow to the mountains. The National Weather Service has issued blizzard warnings for parts of eastern California, where the weather may close roads and cause other travel delays. The heavy rain and lower elevations is a concern it may trigger debris flows and flash flooding on land that's been scorched by wildfires. And has no underbrush to hold

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Vicarious Visions might be working on Blizzard's Diablo II remake

Kinda Funny Games Daily

00:44 sec | Last month

Vicarious Visions might be working on Blizzard's Diablo II remake

"Bloomberg reports. Mike irritations has been working with blizzard. Since since twenty. Twenty on the diablo franchise including a plan remake of diablo. Two potentially called diablo two resurrected. According to bloomberg's jason schreier diablo to remake was due to be developed by blizzards team. Won the team. That made the poorly-received warcraft three re forged and before that mobile flop heroes of the storm in real time strategy real time strategy game starcraft two but blizzard gave the diablo to remake to the team behind the aga four instead and now a group bike areas. Visions is also working on it ascertain one. It seems to have been quietly disbanded with some interviewing for jobs within blizzards and others leaving for independent studios.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Burn the Haystack

Burn the Haystack

06:01 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Burn the Haystack

"Yeah. I'm Glenn get sink in. Yeah so I think there are some interesting thought there. And I think that's the thing with this whole blizzard and Blitz Chung and censorship thing and religious brought to light the way in which the world is is going and we just gotTa be interesting to bring up and talk about Yeah even though. It's something that's not. It's not specifically spiritual. I think it's important that we keep up finger on the pulse of West Society. Diety is right now and I think it's important for us to grapple with this and we definitely don't have all the answers in this area new new we don't But Yeah I don't know and I think as well I think even the understanding that like I dunno like a lot of the time like this. How money can even influence us is an interesting thing Think about like how the whole reason blizzard censored their own Playa was because they didn't want to lose money on this whole thing and I might man that is so like you know we do see the whole three interests message thing. But I'm like that is so Babylon Babylon to stop. Somebody's right to freedom and to be proclaiming like like their thoughts on freedom for the sake of making an extra buck who I just like. Wow that is the most babble a big of a herd but because because Babylon money and power they go hand in hand. Oh Yeah it's A. It's interesting prospect that I think we all probably need to be careful of. Yeah I mean you know some of the. I'm sure some of the people listening to this podcast business owners and that kind of thing I don't know like how much how much we willing to let money dictate our I. Yeah money and social status dictate decisions. I don't know that's a whole interesting that we didn't really even dive of into but there's so many things being brought to light by this. I guess that's why it's important to look into this stuff. Yeah absolutely so I think that is is probably enough for From us for now. I mean we've really only scratched the surface when it comes to this. And this is sort of the discussion that it's only really highlighting. What's happening in culture right now as I said we don't really have all the answers for all this but I think it's important for us to stay aware of what's happening in the Cultural Zeitgeist? Because I do see that the winds of change are moving. I will say this guy. I have been really encouraged by especially the Internet's response to you. This whole situation because the outcry from paypal just on the grassroots level has been incredibly loud loud and these companies have listened and they have responded accordingly. Because it's one thing to Serve the needs and serve the purposes as of China. But it's another thing when your fan base or your customer base or you know the you'll patrons Say something loud enough companies do. Listen and that's that's why blizzard you know they reduced the ban on blitz Chung. They gave him his his prize. Money back and I think they also shortened the penalty or the suspension on the two castors. I think find them completely. I think they just reduced as like like two months or something. I think six six six months. Okay yeah so I had like income is gone for six months. That's still well sucks wchs. Yeah no absolutely it does. But I'm still. I'm still encouraged. By the fact that evens are the Zeitgeist is moving in one area. Ah that there is still enough power in the hands of individuals like you and me to actually influence where that's going and I think that's a really awesome responsibility ability and I think that we need to take that seriously not just as people who customers of these companies whether you're blizzard customer apple you know you're into the NBA. But also as people of faith. Because I think this really does have interesting implications for our understanding of image of garden free speech and all that SORTA SORTA stuff which a lot of those principles very very Christian so without without going into a whole new podcast. I thought I mentioned that the back end of the conversation. Yeah and I guess that's a whole other thing as well but when you see injustice she should speak up about it even if it's voice online align because it does actually have affected can change things. Yeah and in case anybody wants to know our political stance free Hongkong Long. I hope that Hong Kong gets what it what it needs. I don't know yet. We've never gotten a single download from China and after this we probably weren't. Yeah but maybe from Hong Kong. He knows I don't know I don't know but yeah yeah. Yeah that's that's that's everything that's how thought obviously agree on that political stance anyway but if we would love to hear thoughts on this very very different episodes from fifty but hey it's important stuff so we'd love to hear you talk about it so make sure you get in touch with us on social media or a website and remember for all things been the haystack. The best place to go is Ben Haystack. Dot Org and unsubscribe if you haven't already subscribe on whatever pod catching up that you use and if you'd like to help support the podcast to get us out there so we can reach more people people then review it really helps absolutely reviews legit.

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Burn the Haystack

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Burn the Haystack

"There was. There was backlash for for this. Basically the industry insiders basically have said China pressured blizzard then to ban Blitz Sean and to take away his His prize money and also fire the two castres who interviewed him because even even if they didn't want anything to do with it even if they kind of wanted to remain neutral they still allowed it to happen. I suppose And they didn't really They didn't really tell them. All for you know reprimand him on on you. Know on camera sorry let's blitz Chango band and they took away his prize money and the two castres got fired. And I'll tell you what man the Internet went. Buzz doc just blew up like on everything sword all over Youtube over over like my suburb. It's that I follow and I don't follow anything to do with hostile anymore. So even I sort just everywhere. It was on the front page for like over a week like two weeks. Yeah Yeah I think I think at one point the mud for Oslo read it Slash Blizzard sorry on. Read it Actually do Disabled doubled the The sub reddit and deleted his account in process. Yeah wow for. There was a good day. Oh to where all the modes had to All the remaining modes on slash blizzard had to band together to try to actually get the suburb at back because the hatred. The vitriol levied against blizzard was absolutely palpable. There was a A staff walkout Bunch of employee's at the actual blizzard H Q in a in a in the US in California So there was internal and external outrage all levied against blizzard in the In the wake of this this this entire situation yeah and yeah I was GonNa say something to note about now. You're probably wondering why would blizzard do for this. I guess and it's because I'm basically Blizzard Games are incredibly lucrative in China. Yeah Yeah when when they make money off China when the warcraft movie came out last year the year before I think it was a few years ago now it did really badly in the West But it absolutely killed at the box office in in China Blizzard is partly earned by a a company called. I think ten cent. Yeah Yeah and they are. China Aloe to actually tencent earns a lot of The gaming market it as well. Yeah they earn. I think five percent share in in Blizzard activision blizzard but then in like epic gains which is four. They have like a forty five the censure or something. Yeah Yeah I don't know thank me on that. But it's something like that and they have. They have totally owned riot games and all these gaming companies. Yeah Yeah so anyway. There's a lot of money in gaming in China yes and so we should also note that this wasn't a an isolated event Ada. I wasn't just blizzard. That's getting slammed by. This is actually quite a number of corporations that are getting slammed at the moment over their actions with China. Apple got slammed recently for.

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"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:39 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

"Force that brought the company together so I just find it interesting that he return not long before the other. Two Co founders decided to step away now over the last year or so. The company has been at the center of criticism. Not just just because of the Hong Kong controversy but also because they cut jobs while they were also posting record profits which that seemed weird to people. There's been a concern that activision is pushing a more aggressive approach to managing costs and maximizing profits at the expense of the quality of the Games. You know this is tough for a company that really established a reputation of making sure. A game is absolutely the best it can be before it launches so that's been an issue issue for blizzard recently as well that being said there's still an enormous amount of anticipation for Blizzard Games that their games tend to be really well received by critics and by fans alike. It's not a guarantee in every case obviously but they've got a really strong track record so they're still weathering some pretty rough criticisms and the activision connection remains something that a lot of fans are very leery about but I expect going to continue to see a lot of passionate support anticipation around their games and BLISS CON every year is a testament to that because it sells out within half an hour of tickets going on sale so I believe that it happens every year in Anaheim California. I have never been then. I know I've got friends who go there or have gone there pretty much every year One of these years. I'm going to have to try and get my way over there but you know hey blizzard if you ever want meet out there let me know otherwise. I'll just have to take some vacation time. Not that I am above that. I'd be happy to the. Thank you very much forming older. I'll just come out there. You know so that wraps up this episode of text of this exhaustive look at blizzard it. It was fun to take a deeper look at this company and to really look at some of the things that drove the decisions behind making those games as well as some of the stories. Like the controversies behind them. That I wasn't really familiar with before I started researching this if you guys have suggestions for future episodes of tech stuff send me an email. The address addresses tech stuff. At how stuff works dot com or drop me a line on facebook or twitter. The handover both of those as tech stuff. H. S. W.. Don't forget we have our website tech stuff. PODCAST DOT COM that has archive of every episode. Tech.

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"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

12:17 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

"Much was a requirement for all gamers. which was if you wanted to play the game? You had to. You have a persistent online connection even if you're only playing as a single player so you're playing a single player game. The game exists on your computer. You still had to have a persistent internet connection to Blizzard's servers This was a d. r. m. feature the the R. M. Stands for digital rights management. It was meant to ensure that the people who are playing the game. We're using authorized copies of the game because blizzard had seen many of its titles. Pirated starcraft two in particular had a huge problem with people pirating the game so this was a way to make sure that the people who are playing the game were were doing so unauthorized copies they had purchased the game. The online requirement left some critics in some players unhappy Server issues during high demand. Made this worse. I mean if a server goes down you cannot verify that your copy is legitimate. You could have gone out and bought a game. Spent money supporting reporting the video. Game Company brought it home and found out. You can't play it because they're authentication server is down. That's not great. That is as an example of how legitimate players can feel like. They're being punished for playing by the rules when they say hey if I had broken the rules and I had found a way to get around the best I could actually play the game I paid for. So why are you punishing me. which is a pretty legit argument if you asked me It's it's not easy to explain. Explain to a player why they can't enjoy a single player experience on a gain. They've purchased and installed on their computer just because their Internet connection goes down or a server goes off line so that was a kind of black mark against Diablo three now since Diablo three. We've seen lots of other games use this same method of D. R. N.. And I don't think gamers Amer's are any happier about this but a lot of them have sort of become used to it just because it's become kind of a a common Strategy among a lot of different game developers now between two thousand twelve and two thousand fourteen blizzard released expansion packs for starcraft two and world of warcraft as well as a console version of Diablo three but that was that there were no other new games coming up in two thousand twelve to two thousand fourteen but in two thousand fourteen blizzard would actually release a brand new game the granted. It was a brand new game that was still tied to the warcraft universe so it wasn't totally original Ip but the game was called hearth stone. Still an incredibly popular game. This is a digital card game. Similar to physical trading card games like magic the gathering so in hearth stone. You are a player who's building adding a deck of cards contains various units abilities. And you're using it in an effort to take down opponents who have their own deck of cards and your opponents might be computer controlled old or they might be other human players more importantly it's a gain that's absolutely married to the concept of micro transactions. Now you can play the game without making checking in game purchases but the fastest way to augment a deck is to buy packs of virtual cards. So it's like buying a booster pack and then and you can construct a deck of cards. That best matches your playing style. You can't guarantee that you're going to have any particular card in your hand when you start off but you can create a deck. That's more likely to be useful at various stages of match The game is free to play so you play hearth stone without ever spending a dime on it if you want to you but if you're going up against other players who are purchasing booster packs that might prove to be a challenge because your odds of getting a card you might really need In order to build a good deck are low and it takes a lot more time to earn booster packs than it does to just buy them. Outright blizzards released a lot of new cards. For the game. Several times since it has introduced hardstone and in November two thousand nineteen the company announced not only an expansion for the game but also a new game mode within hearth stone called battlegrounds which is what is called an auto battler and I had to actually look this up up because I had no idea. What an Auto Butler was? I play video games. But I hadn't had not come across this term so in an Auto Butler there is a board board upon which players can place pieces and it's kind of like a chess game but you can actually figure out where you're going to put each piece and the pieces. They select and the positions that they take determine their sides strengths and weaknesses and thereupon opponent does the same thing on their side. Then they get matched up together and the conflict automatically results so players are not directing anything at that point. They've already made all their choices. Based based upon the pieces they've picked and positions they've chosen and the computer system determines which side wins based on the criteria and it all sounds like a type of game I'd be really really terrible at as for hearth stone. It has been in the news recently as of the recording of this podcast due to some political controversies and blizzards response to them. So in October two thousand nineteen a professional hearth stone player express support for Hong Kong protesters who as of this recording are still protesting against the Chinese government. For reasons that are far too complicated to get into in this podcast but are very important. Blizzard banned the player who who supported Hong Kong from the tournament that the player was participating in and ban them from all future tournaments and essentially said you don't get to earn and any money off of hearth stone anymore and they cited a rule that said players are not allowed to do anything that would bring the game or blizzard into disrepute Or to hurt their public image in some way but that really opens up an entire can of worms because a lot of people suggested that made blizzard appear to be complicit it with the actions and philosophy of the Chinese government. which if you've listened to my episode about why is everything made in China? You understand Dan. That's not necessarily a great thing. And after a lot of criticism the company walked back some of the penalties it placed on this professional gamer. They reduce as those penalties but they didn't remove them entirely and the situation was made more complicated by the fact that the Chinese government ten cent owns a stake in activision blizzard. So this led to a big discussion. About how more and more companies are at least becoming partly dependent upon Chinese companies and that Chinese companies by and enlarge our state-backed entities or even state owned entities which means that the Chinese government itself has influence over those companies. And so you could argue that. Through these Chinese companies the Chinese government is exerting political influence on companies that are in other parts of the world world and that appears to be what happened in this case. So it's still a situation that's unfolding as of the recording of this episode And it's it's something that has extended far beyond just blizzard. There's been a lot of discussion about this for other types of companies largely media companies. Let's get back to the time line. Nine in two thousand fifteen blizzard released heroes of the storm which was a multiplayer online battle. Arena game or MOBA This game features characters from various as blizzard titles and pits players in an arena in which teams tried to establish control over the playing area so generally speaking with a Moba Typically Lee you play as part of a team and you have a goal of protecting your team and your little home base while you battle for control of the playing board and your your ultimate goal is to defeat the opposing team by either completely exhausting their resources by killing off all of their their units or by invading aiding their side of the board and taking it over and making sure that they don't have control over any part of the board there are various ways of getting to a win scenario so this game Kinda. Mary's strategy strategy with action in two thousand sixteen blizzard release the teen based Shooter Overwatch and this game has lots of different modes of play ranging from stuff like zone zone offense or defense games or escort missions and other types of games. But it's all in the style of of first person shooter with a eighteen based first person shooter so players take on the roles of one of several characters. I think there's up to thirty now. Each of those characters have their own strengths and weaknesses and abilities. ELEGIES and play is really fast paced and a good team like a team that actually knows each other strengths. They can really coordinate to be incredibly effective watching A team where they really know each other and they know how to communicate watching them play. This game is insane I've played the game casually online online with people I didn't know and we're obviously nowhere close to as effective because we don't have that level of communication and familiarity. Also also. I found out that I am most useful as a support class character like someone who gives healing boosts and stuff because turns out. People can move faster than I can see eighty and so if I land a shot on someone. It's almost always by accident so I'm really impressed by people who are really good at this game. Overtime blizzard has released updates dates to overwatch with new characters. It didn't start off with thirty but that's how many it has now and the company has reported that since it's released the game has earned a billion dollars in revenue with more than fifty million players and like many other blizzard games. This one also has micro transactions which players can purchase loot boxes Opening up a loot box gives you a chance to win. Certain types of items you will get items every loobox you open. It might not be the ones he want. But you'll get something and they have different levels of rarity so some you might just get a bunch of common pieces of cosmetic medic stuff like it's not meant to influence the actual game play you're not supposed to Guinea advantages like you're not gonna be able to hire move faster anything you'll look different or you might have a different catchphrase. You can say in the game or different pose. You might make before or after a match but otherwise it's not supposed to really affect game play so the idea is that yeah. It's a way to make money. But you could play the game without ever buying a loop box it's not gonna change the actual gameplay however you're lewd boxes in general are now a controversial topic. A lot of governments around the world are investigating as to whether or not they constitute gambling. Since since you cannot guarantee you're going to get a particular item when you purchase a loop bucks but these are things that are obviously of monetary value or else. They would not be able to sell sell loot boxes. It's something that has not yet been resolved so we'll have to revisit that concept in the future during Bliss Con Twenty Nineteen Blizzard Blizzard announced that it was working on the sequel to Overwatch Overwatch to and that it would allow players to port over the stuff. They've unlocked from the first game. which is good because because if you spend a lot of time and or money unlocking your favorite costumes for your favorite characters you probably be a little ticked off? If that didn't transfer over to the sequel other upcoming Blizzard Games include Diablo immortal. which was it is a blow game based for mobile devices like smartphones When they announced that it blitz con a while back It did not get a good reception fans deeply unhappy because they really wanted sounded a full-blown Diablo sequel and the like they were going to have to settle for a what they viewed as a watered down experience for Mobile. However in Bliss Conti Nineteen the company did announce Diablo four the actual full sequel to Diablo three And that got a slightly better response..

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"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

"Tweeted that such a possibility was at best unlikely likely. Okay so let's rewind again to two thousand seven and you may wonder why I am not talking about other games. That blizzard was making right now. That's because blizzard was really dedicating. The vast majority of its focus on world of warcraft. which again makes sense when you realize how that game was responsible? For the financial performance the company overall so two thousand seven would be a really big year for blizzard. Part of that was because they launched the burning crusade. which was the world of warcraft? First expansion pack that year. Another reason was that the world of warcraft game would hit eight point five million subscribers big a big milestone blizzard also announced that starcraft two would officially become thing in two thousand seven they did that during their third worldwide invitational invitational event. It's an event that takes place in South Korea where starcraft competition is huge but above all of that was another big corporate. Move outside of blizzards direct control so Vivendi. The parent company announced that it was going into a merger deal with the video game company activision vision. And that would happen toward the end of two thousand seven when they announced this The actual acquisition happened in two thousand eight so activision and Vivendi gains the division of vendee. That was all about games. Obviously would they would come together and they would form a new kind of parent company a Publishing Company really and it was going. It'd be called activision blizzard. Not activision Vivendi activision blizzard. That's how much clout blizzard had. They could demand that their name would would get equal billing with activision so this new company would still trade on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange under the activision ticker of a TV. I and the merger it would make activision blizzard. The world's largest video game publisher activision was riding high at that time from the release of call of duty for modern warfare air Vivendi Games was enjoying the tremendous financial success of world of warcraft and the company Vivendi Games had value of eight point. One billion dollars dollars at that time and according to Love sources they would contribute about one point seven billion dollars toward this acquisition deal so when you lump that cash offering along with the value of the company that comes up to nine point eight billion dollars. That's a Lotta Cheddar at their princely. He some if ever. There was one in return. Vivendi would get a fifty. Two percent stake in activision blizzard activision. CEO Oh a guy named Bobby Kodak would head up. The new company and the two companies completed the acquisition as I said in two thousand eight now skipping ahead a bit just to stick with this this particular part of the story about six years later Kodak would lead an investment group to purchase most of that fifty two percent of the ownership from Vivendi. And they did it with an offer of eight point two billion dollars. Remember Vivendi Games. When it went into the acquisition was worth eight point one so they offer eight point two billion dollars in buyback? Most of that stake. The vending would still hold onto a little bit more of its ownership of activision vision blizzard but it did divest itself of those shares in to future transactions. One happened two thousand fourteen and one for two thousand sixteen and together they accounted for about two billion dollars combined Which I realized I just said a redundant and repetitive way? And I just want reiterate that as Brendon Sinclair of games industry dot Biz would observe that would mean that the vinnie itself would effectively handover nine. In point. Eight billion dollars that would be the value of the company and the Cash Lee paid during the acquisition and in return ten years later it would net ten point one and five billion dollars. That's a net gain of around three hundred fifty million bucks which is a princely sum but represents just a three point five percent gain in value. Oh you over a decade whereas if you had just purchased shares in the company came back when the acquisition happened and sat on them and then sold them when Vinnie sold off the final shares. You would have seen a return of three hundred sixty seven percent so not a great move on seven part the they made this decision by the way because the the company Vivendi was in thirteen billion dollars of debt around that time so they needed to be able to sell off assets were to due to settle some of that debt now granted. None of that is really a concern for blizzard. The Video Game Development Company. It was more of a a questionable mark on Blizzard's parent company and the decisions of its Executive Team that being vindicate gains as for Blizzard. The the company was able to operate almost as if it were an independent studio even under this merger because the revenue was bringing in made it an an incredibly valuable asset so it just made sense not to mess with it too much so while activision blizzard would publish the Games Blizzard the Development Company. Because it's a different thing would otherwise operate without too much interference from anyone higher up on the chain at least for the time being because blizzard. It had that much clout in two thousand eight. It was more warcraft with music from the game's becoming tracks on itunes and the second expansion for while that being wrath of the Lich King that launched at the end of two thousand eight and like its predecessor the expansion pack broke. PC sales records for most copies sold old within twenty four hours and around that time while hit a subscription base of eleven million players so almost at its peak blizzard would not release another title until twenty ten and that's when starcraft two wings of Liberty finally came out twelve years after the original title had published way back in nineteen ninety eight now along with the game. Blizzard released an updated version of its battle. Net Service eventually. Blizzard would update battle net so that it was sort of a universal log in for all blizzard games including world of warcraft. Eager Gamers zirk rushed the the stores to get their copies of STAR TO A. And you know what I never even talked about the Zirk rush and the previous episode. But I guess I should because it's a mean that goes beyond the Games itself so here we go so in the starcraft games one of the three factions or races that you can control as a player are an insecticide. Insecticide race called the Surg Z.. E. R. G. and early unit that you can produce with the are these earthlings which.

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"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

11:45 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

"French. Which tells tells us that John John was right? There's always a bigger fish so now blizzard which was still allowed to operate more or less autonomously had brand new corporate read over or overlords. An this become a big issue in the near future so keeping in mind. This ownership question gets really complicated. Aided I feel a lot of empathy look up the history of how stuff works sometime and you'll know what I mean so the other thing that happened wasn't a great story for Blizzard. In this ninety eight ninety nine time period the company had reached out to a Russian video game developer to create a point and click adventure style game. Based off the warcraft intellectual property players were to take control of an ORC in his quest to become a warlord the Lord of the clans however while well the game was in development Lucas Arts announced to adventure games of their own the third in the Monkey Island series. I'm a huge monkey island fan and and also grim fandango true masterpiece of a computer game. they're both phenomenal and they have interesting stories and they have a great sense of humor there. Art Style is amazing. Meanwhile the work coming out of Russia wasn't really living up to blizzard's expectations for their adventure game and language barriers. were making it challenging to manage the project from California so ultimately blizzard made the tough decision to scrap the project even even though it was probably just a couple of months away from being finished the following year blizzard would push the blow to back from a late ninety nine release because because the game wasn't quite ready yet. They also announced plans for warcraft. Three which originally was going to have some big changes from the previous titles in the series it would have more of a role playing element so you would still have some real time strategy features but you would control hero units in the game and the story would unfold as your hero who completed quests and encountered other important characters after announcing the plans blizzard gut to work but early demos of their idea didn't appeal he'll to anyone on the team. It was generally felt that the process just was not working so in two thousand. They announced that warcraft. Three was actually going to be a lot more like its predecessors and also worse this would mean the game would take longer to develop blizzard. South would then then split into two big camps. One was focused on developing warcraft. Three the other group focused on a project called no mad which was going to be a brand a new intellectual property for the company. Unfortunately that one would also get bogged down and blizzard with before it ever got publicly announced now blizzard. Blizzard hasn't really ever said a whole lot. About what no mad was going to be like but they did reveal that they intended it to be a squad based game game set in a science fiction genre and that it was inspired by a tabletop. Miniatures strategy game called Necker Amanda which is part of the War Hammer Murph Forty K universe which might be the nerdiness thing I've ever said and I'm not judging. I play these games. Guys but part of the problem was that the team on nomad had never really agreed exactly where the balance and the game needed to be some wanted it to be more of a strategy game similar in some ways to the RT genre Others wanted to have more of an RPG focused so more role playing and story. A few folks on the team weren't really crazy about the idea at all and they just wanted to work on something else and since it seemed like there wasn't a chance that these visions were going to go here. The company ultimately decided to cancel it the warcraft adventure a game and nomad weren't the first canceled projects at Blizzard. There'd been an attempt to make a science fiction shooter game called Creek Zia in the mid nineties and there was a failed collaboration with changeling software to make a sequel to the space strategy game. Pax imperia before starcraft. Some blizzard developers were working working on different real time strategy. Game with post apocalyptic sci fi feel called shattered nations. And we're going to talk about some more cancelled games before we finish out the series somewhat mitigating player disappointment over the changes to warcraft. Three was the fact that blizzard north was finally ready to release Diablo. Low Two in June two thousand. which like the first game was an enormous hit? The graphics for the Game Only received relatively minor upgrades grades which threatened to impact player perception about the title but there were lots of improvements in other aspects of the game it had a larger scale and because the team new ooh that multi-player was going to be a component from the very beginning. They built it into the design process so it was much better incorporated than it was for the first Diablo. This came came at a price however the development process for Diablo two was famously brutal programmers and designers working long hours for a full year. Sometimes they'd be working more than twenty four hours at a stretch in a row all in an effort to finish this game even when they pushed the game back from ninety nine to mid two thousand. There really wasn't any room to breathe blizzard both north and south. We're not strangers to this kind of cycle commonly only in the Biz. We refer to it as crunch you see it in all forms of production but it has a seriously negative impact on work life balance as in. There isn't any balance between work and life today. Companies are becoming a little more sensitive to going into crunch mode as the optics as they say aren't aren't very good. There have been some rather high profile cases of employees putting their personal lives and health at risk just to finish a game cases like the Diablo two development process process would become much more common and not just at Blizzard as time would go on and well. If you're a a general Gamer. The average stereotypical Gamer. You're you're probably either not aware or you don't care about the plight of those actually toiling decree the Games that you play but one thing that the average Gamer does does tend to be quite vocal about our problems with games. Don't know if you've ever been on the Internet but they're not shy about saying that kind of thing Diablo's biggest problem problem early on was that it was so popular that everyone was trying to go online and it was crashing the battle net servers. which is the best kind of apology apology? You have to give to your public guys. I'm sorry we're so awesome that you have to play our game and you're destroying our server system. We're so sorry. Thank you but yes. That was one of the big issues. This also would mark when blizzard would veer away from that peer networking approach that I talked about earlier that they had created with battle net so with the old method it was incredibly easy for cheaters to explain the system I mean. They were hosting games on their own computers. So entering into multi-player Games aims with an unfair advantage was very easy. You could grief other players as well because Diablo had friendly fire on so you have an overpowered character who blasts fireballs malls everywhere and then. You're the only one standing highs in that fun. Well the way that they decided to address this was by completely changing the architecture of battle net so they went with a more traditional server client setup in which blizzard would run the Games on its servers and players would log in to access the games that helped out on the abuse that they had seen in the previous Diablo. Game is really only possible because we had seen a greater rollout of broadband technology at that point the same team that made Diablo two would work on the expansion set called the Lord of destruction which added more features to the Basti Oslo to gain blizzard made the decision early on to shoe third party studios they had not had any good real the experience with that anyway and they said you know. It just makes more sense for us to do it ourselves if we're going to do this. So they had the same team that made Diablo to make the expansion set and low and behold people liked it. Lord of Destruction launched in June. Two thousand one just one year after Diablo two had come out and there was another success for the team up at blizzard north. They would then turn their sights undeveloped yet. Another Diablo game which would have been diablo three. But if you can tell from that language it would not turn the way the team imagined it would. That'll be more For part three of this series. But we'll get a little bit into it. Meanwhile the team that had I've been developing nomad. Were hard at work on a brand new project. Their goal was to create a game in which hundreds maybe thousands of people could explore simultaneously asleep. It would be a persistent online world. Players would control characters they created and explore the world they would take on quests. They're join other players ears making factions. They worked together in coordinated raids on dungeons and opposing player factions. They wanted to make a massively multiplayer online online role playing game or IMO. RPG and when they looked across their collection of IP. They decided that the warcraft universe made the most sense to to adapt into that format and so work began on world of warcraft. Now IMOs were not a new thing. Even in in the early two thousands games like Ultima online and everquest originally debuted in the mid to late nineteen ninety s and Imos. Were really attractive. Type of game game to develop. I'll explain why see you design a compelling game. Now let's step one. It has to be something that people want to play. That means you can then get if you're lucky. A Nice large base of players moreover the general business strategy was to charge a subscription fee every month for each player. So it wasn't just that these players were going out and buying your game at full price. I mean they were but they were also paying for the privilege to continue to play. See the game in return. You indicate that you're you're going to keep building content and you're going to roll out new stuff for players to experience over time but really really what it means is that a game becomes an ongoing stream of revenue. Best yet with most games. You would sigh once. It became pretty clear. Are you at hit your saturation point right. If you had a traditional game then eventually to the point where sales against drop off. It'd be pretty obvious you weren't going to see any more dramatic jumps in sales figures but with IMOs. That didn't matter as much because once you had your initial player base they'd still be paying you that monthly subscription fee. Even if you only sold a relatively small number of copies once those initials sales die down. You'd still be sitting on a nice monthly revenue new stream. Now that doesn't mean the game immediately. Launched right away when they announced it. Nope it would take a few more years before it was ready to rule out the players but the course have been laid for one of blizzards biggest success stories but before we get to the success. We're going to have a little more heartbreak. My favorite part in fact. I'm going to have to really revel in this. Ah Let's take a quick break problems. It's.

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"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

11:30 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

"Was getting a bit too complicated for the typical video game controller so for that reason lizard made the decision vision to develop warcraft as a P. C. only game when it first started out with the intendant players would rely on the mouse and keyboard commands to control their factions in that first game. There wasn't that much that differentiated the ORCs from the humans. Apart from some appearance differences between the units both actions had units units. That did pretty much the same thing with the same sort of impact on the game world and on enemy units so basic infantry unit for the humans and a basic infantry the unit for the Orix were for any meaningful definition identical. They look different but they had the exact same abilities and stats. That first. Warcraft game did pretty well among both critics and the general game buying public. It didn't break any records or anything but the sales were encouraging and it was enough for blizzard to convince Davidson and associates associates to allow the team to create a sequel. They'll get back to that in just a second. Well things were picking up for the company and so they decided they would pick themselves selves up and they moved. They moved from their original office. Location in Costa Mesa to a much larger one. A fourteen thousand square foot office and Irvine California -Fornia now. These cities are in southern California by the way in the fall of nineteen ninety five. Blizzard launched its website blizzard dot com sadly sadly the earliest version of the site. I could get a look at was from December of Nineteen ninety-six so a year after it had launched. I highly recommend you use archive dot org to check out old versions of websites. You can really appreciate how far the web has come when you take a look at what passed for a cutting edge site back in nineteen ninety five or ninety six. The Blizzard site looked pretty. Darn primitive back then. It also mentioned stuff that I haven't really gotten to yet namely the release of Diablo and the launch of battle net. I'll talk about those more in our next episode so warcraft have been a success though. Not a breakout hit for blizzard third and it was enough for them to get the go ahead from their parent company Davidson and associates which would subsequently get acquired by another company called see you see International. which would subsequently changed? Its name to send in. Don't worry we'll go through all this again in the next episode and we won't be sticking with for very long turns out blizzard his head a lot of different corporate bosses. Anyway Blizzard's warcraft. Two would end up being an enormous improvement over its predecessor in many ways the official title for the gain would be warcraft. Two tides of darkness. Much of what the game offered were refinements to the systems of the first the game but there were some big additions as well such as air and sea units in addition to the land units that you can command. There's also a persistent fog of war feature which might require a little bit of explanation. So of war describes the area of a map that a player is able to see before you explore a map. Most of that map is going to get blacked out. The only part you can really see is the part immediately surrounding your base in your units and that means you haven't sent sent an e units out to reveal what else is out there. Now as you move units around you uncover more of the map and it becomes visible to you warcraft. The two took this a step further with persistent fog of war which meant that while a revealed portion of the map would remain visible to the player. You know once you explored it. You didn't have have to explore it again to know what was their geographically. You wouldn't be able to see what was currently happening in any given section of the map unless you had units in that area. So let's say you move a scout through one part of the map and you see it's a very hilly section of the map and then the scout gradually moves out of that section into a different section. Meanwhile but once you're scout has moved away from a certain distance from the explored territory it fades fades slightly. That indicates that you no longer have line of sight in that part of the map and that means anything could be happening in that area like an enemy. It could move into that area and you wouldn't see it because you're not currently there so if you were to move a scout back an enemies moving through then you would see the enemy and it would become revealed to you but if you didn't have a unit there you didn't have a line of sight you had no way of knowing what was happening so it may not just exploration important but also maintaining positions throughout the map so that added another element of strategy that you needed to keep in mind whether you're playing against a I or another human this feature would become a pretty standard option for Artis Games following warcraft. Two it would become one of those hallmarks of the genre. The game included more of blizzards rather ridiculous sense of humor which I mostly remember manifesting as the responses that units would have have when you selected them. Like if you were playing on the human side and you're selecting some human units you might get a response like what do you want When you clicked worked on them then you might send them some place and you might hear one of them? Say something like okay. The works were usually a bit more rude about things things. The game dead support multiplayer. And again you could play by connecting to computers directly together in a local area network or via direct connection with modems. Just like with the first warcraft but blizzard noticed something else. That was intriguing to them. There were some enterprising programmers who had created a service that they called Kali early k. a. l.. I the tool that you could download collie was a bit of a workaround so it would allow players to connect over the Internet to play various s multiplayer games by essentially tricking computers emulating a local area network over the Internet so to the computers. It would seem like like all these different machines are in the same general vicinity and are directly connected to one another through a land but in reality they be connecting over the Internet. So again it was a workaround to facilitate multiplayer sessions. Blizzard really liked that approach. And they work to make warcraft two compatible with it which would mean that up to eight players. Players could participate in different types of multiplayer games ranging from team based competitions to free-for-alls collie itself was an IP x network emulator IB stands for internetwork packet exchange. But the important thing to note is it was the sort of Jerry rigged way for people to play a against each other online The technical explanation for IPX goes well beyond discussion about Blizzard Blizzard. Entertainment loved the idea of a system that would allow for this kind of connectivity as a native feature without the need to trick a computer system into believing it was part of a local area network. So this would become the genesis us for battle net. That's a service that allows players to connect with each other and play with or against one another in various games if not for Cali. It might've taken another year or two for blizzard to jump on developing that project. And this wasn't just because blizzard wide to give players more options so that was definitely a big part of it. One of the side effects of the adoption of Kali is that warcraft to started to outperform the sales of its predecessor. It was legit. Jet Blockbuster. Hit helped no small part by the third party tool developed by enthusiasts which sent a clear message there was a real market to support online. Play if you could just figure out a way to do it. That wouldn't overtax your infrastructure. Another thing that fueled warcraft twos. Success was rivalry with Westwood Studios. That's the company that had made Dune to Westwood. Developed an awesome game of its own called command and conquer West wouldn't blizzard didn't really fire that many shots at each other directly while competing in the space but they didn't have to because their respective fans took care of all that for them. That's why those early flame wars where you either loved one or the other. But you couldn't love both of them. The resulting brouhaha raise the visibility of both titles which lead to great sales warcraft. Two would eventually crossed the threshold of one million copies. Sold now now today. That's not necessarily a chart. Buster as Popular Games can count sales in the tens or maybe even more than a hundred million copies sold old. That isn't always a fair fight. Either because some of the most popular games land on that list not because the game was a must have but because because it had been bundled with a console or game system that was insanely popular but in one thousand nine hundred five million units sold was a huge landmark. This was big enough for blizzard to recognize the opportunity to to deliver even more warcraft. Goodness two players now at the same time they had plans to develop other titles so there just weren't enough resources inside the company to create more warcraft to content using blizzard resources by itself or so they thought thought so they tapped developed studio called Cyber Lors studios to lead the development on an expansion pack for warcraft to blizzard began and to focus on another project that I'll talk more about in the next episode but to their dismay they found the Cyber Lor teams work to be below blizzard's own standards. The company made the tough decision to cancel the contract with cyber war and takeover development of the expansion set themselves. This also taught blizzards thirds founders. That in house development might be the best way to go in order to preserve the company's reputation among gamers the resulting product had the name warcraft to beyond the dark portal. So if you wanted to run this game you had to. I owned the base warcraft. Two game if you didn't have tides of darkness beyond the Dark Mark Portal would not work but it would extend the storyline that had been started by warcraft to an introduced new campaigns and new heroes for both sides of the conflict. Now at the time I wasn't really aware that these games even had storylines to me. They were just real time. Strategy Games. That consisted consisted of matches. That had you know individual objectives but there was no real overarching narrative. This is because I was not paying attention. This would also set me way back for future blizzard properties and to this day. I can't really tell you what the story was for these Games. I know that the the two sides were designated as the Alliance for the human side and the horde fully ORCs and that was something that would carry over and be expanded upon in future blizzard. Titles but we'll chat more about that in the next episode in the meantime if you guys have any suggestions for future episodes for tech stuff send me an email. L. The addresses tech stuff at housework dot com or drop me a line on facebook or twitter. The handle for both of those is tech stuff H. W. don't forget you can visit visit our website. That's tech stuff. PODCAST DOT COM. You'll find.

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"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on TechStuff

"Because differentiating factors was that dune to had been a single player game blizzard wine to create a game that would allow two human players to compete against each other. If they they wanted to they could play as a single player or play competitively against another human. Now keep in mind. This was in nineteen ninety-four. Most people didn't even know much much about the Internet yet. A lot of us were still calling it the information superhighway or we were thinking about like it was a series of tubes. If you wanted to play against inst- another human you really had to options open to you was to create a direct connection between computers in a local area network or Lan. This wasn't super hard to do but it was beyond tech novices. And it did mean that you and your opponent had to be pretty much in the same room as each each other so it put some restrictions on game play. The other option was to use a modem to connect directly to another player's computer also connected to a modem the that would mean you would need to know the specific Ip address for your opponent so that you can make that connection happen again for a computer geeks. That wasn't a tall order her for for people just learning about the Internet. You know keep in mind. The World Wide Web itself had just become a thing. This was asking a lot still the fact that blizzard was able to take a brand new game type and expanded into a multiplayer. Format was a big deal. They also decide to embrace a different aesthetic so instead of using a science fiction setting like Dune two they decided to embrace the fantasy genre. The finished game was called warcraft. ORCS versus humans and Blizzard released released it in November nineteen ninety four just in time for the holiday season now when we come back. I'll talk more about how warcraft shaped blizzards future as well as how it sequel managed to cement that future but first. Let's take another quick break Problems it's human nature to hate problems. But why is that after all problems inspire us to mend things. Ben Things make things better. That's that's.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"Blizzard in the all new peanut butter pie blizzard made with snickers and this is under five thousand one hundred fifty seven happy snickers lizard lovers saying OMG smile emoji praise him thank you exclamation point praise and crazy that's what a snickers blizzard sounds like and it's back with the all new peanut butter pie blizzard made with snickers thank you happy tastes good doctor skip red I love teaching because it's more than a job brit teaches music at live high school he injured his spine on a school trip we helped orchestrate a way back when he was getting ready to move to inpatient rehab from the hospital and we were able to provide them all the information for them to be able to make the best decision on where he went and he ended up at actually one of the best in the nation for brain injuries and just have a cervical injury I would be where I am today without Texas mutual supporting me like the house they've just wonderful job taking care of me through this whole process today skip is walking back in the classroom I'm back to playing the piano my play everyday life is getting back to at Texas mutual we're proud to help good people get back on the job and back to their lives watch skip on the job video at work safe Texas dot com slash on the job if you have not heard of give me the vin dot com yet you need more friends just Google reviews we are quickly becoming America's number one car buying service.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

Watch What Crappens

03:49 min | 2 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Watch What Crappens

"Right. Like, well, they're trying to like bust this thing. Lisa was dumb and said, I've never talked John blizzard in my life. Like, Lisa come on. Like, that's not. You're not gonna win that argument. Like, that's she's never talked him. She says she doesn't have his number, and she doesn't sit there and talk with a twenty two year old. Yeah. Which let's now they're trying to poke holes in that argument because they poke holes in that argument, it shows that she lied about one little thing, which means that her entire case is wrong disregard teddy tire fucking thing. Right. And was just like okay now Teddy's telling the truth. So Ren is like well, you said at the Bahamas that their taxes house is supposed to know this text. What is happening? You know, you see her trying to remember like how they're trying to piece all this together. Right. So then Renna gives us her argument, which is Fender new teddy new, then why didn't she call treat or what she called teddy and say keep your mouth shut. Did she do that? Nope. Who cares? It's not hurt. Fucking job to do that. It's not everyone's job to protect you guys from the shitty stuff you do off camera. Yeah. But I think that I mean, I I don't totally discount Rina's logic in that. Because because Lisa is basically saying Lisa's argument is I don't want to bring this up. I've settled us with the read. I don't want this to become a thing. And then Lisa saying like, hey, read, you should get in front of this. Because now Teddy's gossiping about it. So the lobster Renan's basically saying like if if banner pump cared so much about this not into thing. Why don't you just call teddy yourself and be like listen can we'd like please don't gossip about this. I don't want this to be thing. That's witnessing. And honestly, I think it's a fair point. Okay. So let's move on to the next round. So Teddy's like well. I know you take ownership, but I did told the truth apologize. So if you can live with yourself doing something like that. But go for it. It's been working for a long time fan of prompts like, okay? So we've we've squashed that. I will continue to manipulate all of you guys. And let's celebrate Camille this is where these texts come in. We get to around two of the tech. Yeah. Teddy who just seems to keep coming up with more and more time 'cause on as she gets caught more and more shit. So she like Lisa is full shoot techs proving that can was contacting John blizzard discussing how it comes out to having first of all you do not have any tax between Ken and John Miller. John. You have John blizzard sing it. And of course, he's saying what they were talking about because he's saying what they're talking about at work, the word occurs secret thing and has it occurred. Anyone that John blizzard may not be the most reliable source? His name is blizzard. Okay. And I don't believe that's his real last name. I don't believe any. I don't think it's even his real first name. I I don't even know if he's even real human being I think he might just be like a toy. Okay. Why don't know why everyone thinks whatever John blizzard says is totally true. He's a gossipy employee who's gossiping with somebody does spin class as with. Okay. Well, see this is the thing. Like, I've Aleve that he's saying is the thing is he's gossiping with teddy about shit that's happening in the office. Nobody's telling him you have to tell all this stuff. So, but then here's what we got. Hold on one second. It's not for me. I guess I should say it's not about believability. But it's about a game of telephone. Right. Like, he hears something one way. Right. And so then he relase it and it's over text. So then like there's already like a certain amount of like like filtering the to attacks, you know, like certain like inflections in intentions, whatever are like stripped away. So like there's a little bit of a game of telephone and all these accusations, and all this anger is based off of one person say one person said to someone else, you know, what I'm saying?.

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"blizzard" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

05:29 min | 2 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"And that day you're going to have a custom filter on, Snapchat there is and thank you for calling up that special website because it is important that a lot of people like, to gather more information and they can go to miracle treat day dot com you reference the filter I'm. Not a huge Snapchat I guess, I'm just getting too old for that I need to modernize myself but I, gotta tell. You in past years. We've had it we always? Have a special miracle treat day filter for? Snapchat, users and it has been. Very popular and a lot of fun what is The featured blizzard. Of the day the feature blizzard for the day. Is going to be the, Oriole blizzard but all of our flavors will, be available that. Day which include all the flavors on our current summer blizzard menu, I have to ask you something do you have ice cream. Every day I wish I'd have ice cream everyday But I have. Ice. Cream. Quite frequently everything in moderation right exactly and you actually have some new flavors of blizzards that are out this summer we do in our fans, have really enjoyed or summer. Blizzard menu and there's something, for everybody if you, love peanut butter there's drastic chump blizzard which is peanut butter and chocolate for those people that. Love campfires and love the. Smallest flavor we have a fan favourite that's our s'mores blizzard for those that might not might. Be looking for something other than chocolate. We have a new summer Barry blizzard that is really wonderful with a lot of those berries, that we all enjoy in the summer and we join a cheesecake. With that in a very special blizzard and then another non chocolate blizzard that people really enjoy is the cotton candy blizzard for. Those that like a little sleet flavors so we'd like to have something for everybody and. Our summer blizzard menu, really does that and then of course we've got our traditional favorites. That are available all year as well. Mine happens to be the turtle blizzard Mine I will tell you it's more as blizzard right. Now but it's really hard to beat Oreo Oreo is still the number one selling blizzard I think that that flavor combination of. Oreos with our with our d. saucer certainly wonderful but I've really come around when I'm. Looking for chocolates Moore's, and the summary berry blizzard is one that I have really enjoyed. As well I can't wait to go Some in the new ones as well I definitely. Well on miracle. Treat day it's on Thursday August second it's to benefit the children's miracle network could you tell me a little bit more about, the children's miracle network children's miracle network hospitals is an, organization nationwide both throughout the US and. Canada and what it does is it it. Helps raise funds that go directly to more than one hundred and seventy children's hospitals throughout. The United States and Canada what's really important so when people think about fundraising for hospitals and what we really like about this program in. About our partnership with age Is that the dollars that are raised within any particular area actually stay and go to the hospital right within that area so it's not going raising funds in Colorado that go. Out to a. Different state those funds are actually staying right within the state of Colorado and they're going to be supporting children's hospital Colorado How much money have you raised today to since our relationship began, I'll take you back. There and then. I'll tell you a little bit about miracle treat day this past year we, since our partnership began with children's miracle network hospitals in nineteen Eighty-four the system through its franchisees has raised more than one hundred thirty five million dollars for children's hospitals across the United States and Canada which is really exciting miracle treat day we raised more, than four. Million dollars last year in the US and Canada? And we really hope we can beat that number this year which would bring are probably annual fundraising for twenty eighteen assuming? We can get there with miracle treat day north of nine million dollars in the. US and Canada and miracle treat day is Thursday August second, why did you partner with the children's miracle network You know the partnership is a set goes way back to nineteen Eighty-four and we were Dairy Queen system was one of the first corporate partners of children's miracle, network hospitals. With which was in its infancy at that time For the Dairy. Queen system made sense, van and it continues to make sense today for, a number of reasons first of all. Obviously the the organization raises money to support children's hospitals, families and children are key to the Dairy Queen system that is what we we've had a special. Relationship with children and families. And it's one that we've value highly so to the extent that we can in. Some way give back to those families in need and in. Particularly sick and injured kids who are in need we really, wanna do. That we wanna help kids get back to, being kids again and it's just a wonderful, 'cause the, other really. Nice connection is all of our locations other than to right here in Minneapolis where I'm based, are are, franchised so our franchisees are for the most part local residents of the communities in. Which they're they're franchises are located so it's really important to them that as they and their fans raise money for their children's Hospitals that had actually stays within their communities to help support the families. And children within their communities. And areas that are in need and this organization really, helps us do that so. Every dollar when you go to your favorite Dairy Queen location. And by your blizzard on Thursday August second the contributions that, franchisee.

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"blizzard" Discussed on FrazlCast - A World of Warcraft Podcast

FrazlCast - A World of Warcraft Podcast

02:09 min | 2 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on FrazlCast - A World of Warcraft Podcast

"Prone to seizures epilepsy causing them a very harmful reaction on june twentyninth adam dm posted that blizzard had patched out the nation so just want to say the enemies out so blizzard was very quick to respond to that so thank you heard and that's crazy that's insane like are we talking about where the when you went to syllabus and you completed that quest line where he just kind of started going haywire going crazy yeah and like apparently the animation for different people was kind of triggering there yeah and the incredible to was actually the first movie that opened up with a seizure warning and i can understand why because a couple of scenes where they had it was it was tough on me to watch that scene and i i'm not prone to that but yeah so blizzard a awesome job on getting it fixed lizard jobless and artifacts instabilities increasing so only the concordance of the legion fall is as increased i did not get to check it because i've been on my all all week has an increased on on yours past article saying it goes up every day by one level so nice again druid life i've just have artifact and by the time they get to the artifacts i've no artifacts ever again be obsolete no actually they're still gonna work on lovelinked level through my forget about that it just want to get to one one in ten one ten they go away and we get sticks that's interesting though like how do you guys feel about i was thinking about that the other day like with us being in legion not having to worry about our seeing any weapons drop and then now going into bfa after a couple of years of that not happening that's going to be so cool i a hunter i always used to love being in a dungeon or raid in in seeing that bo drop it just that's something exciting about a weapon even more so than year kind of you know what you guys think about that any thoughts on the yeah i'm with the i'm looking forward to being able to upgrade weapon 'cause even my artifact i trans bunked something else 'cause i didn't like my design for what it was going after so the artifacts was more of a trait thing and away we'll get better because we're gonna be empowering our gear from the asteroid necklace i'm kind of torn i hate the additional piece you have to.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Dorm Room Tycoon (DRT)

Dorm Room Tycoon (DRT)

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Dorm Room Tycoon (DRT)

"Games or have like cheats her secrets or just really advanced pro tips on how to play the game that's useful right that's one reason to go there another reason to go there as you might see the blizzard employees answering stuff and they're answers are very definitive like they might say wow great idea i think you should add x to the game and then the blizzard employee would see that and say yes that's a really cool idea will actually think about adding that game um so you're getting this direct feedback cycle uh with the owners of the game where the product or any product the correct with rain if you can talk to the people that make it the people that work there that's interesting so i think those are the ways to look at communities like what what are you bringing to the table right you know what information are you putting on the world that's interesting and useful to other people and it could be as simple as you know socialize and like i just want to hang out like say you play the game overwatch which is a very very popular blizzard game you might go and say hey i just want to hang out and talk about overwatch because i really love overwatch like i really love it like i play it all the time i'm obsessed with it it's a can great game a totally enjoy it i want to hang out with other people that really really enjoy overwatch i don't need to actually learn anything i just want to be amongst my people that like the same things that i like right so that's another reason to go there it doesn't have to be you know i must produce these shining diamonds of perfect information is providing a really cool place to hang out in be interested in the same stuff and what i love about forums as a.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Giant Bombcast

Giant Bombcast

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Giant Bombcast

"But i would like check this stuff up out it's time were limited uh the only other relief thing i got here is aid it's battled that against right blizzard renamed battled at to battle that two blizzard gap blizzard bowel debt the native revealed he was gonna eat the blizzard launcher they've ever here this might have you ever you know it before i remember when they were like it's not battled adding more is stop calling it battled that and they serves backed it's kind of now it's going to be called blizzard best they put up a blog post last couple days saying it changed their minds as battled at again why i mean i could read what you said and what they said because it's a good fucking name down yeah motley an and also now they're selling non blizzard games on there with destiny to if so which is a it like in the store there is a desi to slot in their stored doubts that because i was with they're looking for saarc graf yesterday in is there's and get that beta's launching 29th 28th anka's with this of this month that's a week before it comes here it is not going out yet easy since october little later some why did they do this i we understood the battle that stood for something special uh apparently didn't it represent you understand now yeah yes it represents years of share history and enjoyment community and friendship for all of us and our players it's a good fucking you are al that all these say the technology we the technology was never going away but after giving the branding changed further consideration and also hearing your feedback were in agreement that the name should stay as well fuck off blizzard half.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Acquired

Acquired

01:45 min | 3 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Acquired

"If you wanna learn more about sbb or reach out to shy specifically you can click the link in the show notes or in the slack all right david you ready to die then let's let's do it as always so we're gonna tell the history of blizzard the blizzard entertainment side of activism blizzard mostly because we think there's kind of more interesting stuff both from tech names going on in that regard and the story as i alluded to earlier is just crazy yet another example of you can't make this stuff up um so blizzard was started initially as he company called silicon and synapse by three college friends from ucla rate after they graduated in nineteen ninety one and they had all studied computer science together at all in adam frank pierce and mike moore i'm and they they love video games and they wanted to get into the scene and they decided and a hey rather than working for someone else's industries young like let's started company and so they did and they started out a first not actually making their own games because they just graduated from college they didn't really know what they were doing they started poured ing other people's games from platform to platform so like one of the big titles that they ported was battle chess i can of vaguely remember this and they pointed that version onto the commodore 64 and that both let them makes money as a baby start up but also got them experience with game development and they got can access to these code bases of what games look like.

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"blizzard" Discussed on Why Oh Why

Why Oh Why

02:50 min | 4 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Why Oh Why

"I said this is not and he agreed i said this is really nuts and he agreed but we're going do it anyhow aren't way i remember a bitterly cold it a lesson hurricane blizzard and the radio in the tv were broadcasting the fact that all roads were closed they could not keep up with the snow biden on this cold bitter night we were determined we were going to the opera in new york city gil hata almost fatal heart attack thanksgiving of nineteen seventy eight and the first real venture out of the house was to be a trip to the opera gill said we are going we knew that he would not survive another heart attack we had him wrapped up in mufflers and we had quilts in the car and we went we were in the city in forty five minutes never ever did we fly likely flew chat night it was like god wanted guilt to be there and he was so happy oh my god but don't ask me what i probably saw that night never did the orchestra played better or the singer's sing better they were singing for opera lovers and they was singing about to doomed lovers but don't they always wind up singing about to glut for it's a matter what the upper eight it was the beginning of his second act the first act was the first forty nine years the second act which we were not sure would ever happen actually began that night and that second act lasted from the age of forty nine to the age of sixty five when he did die of a second fatal heart attack quickly in the painlessly and it was my pain after that.

biden gil hata the house gill new york forty five minutes forty nine years
"blizzard" Discussed on Why Oh Why

Why Oh Why

02:50 min | 4 years ago

"blizzard" Discussed on Why Oh Why

"I said this is not and he agreed i said this is really nuts and he agreed but we're going do it anyhow aren't way i remember a bitterly cold it a lesson hurricane blizzard and the radio in the tv were broadcasting the fact that all roads were closed they could not keep up with the snow biden on this cold bitter night we were determined we were going to the opera in new york city gil hata almost fatal heart attack thanksgiving of nineteen seventy eight and the first real venture out of the house was to be a trip to the opera gill said we are going we knew that he would not survive another heart attack we had him wrapped up in mufflers and we had quilts in the car and we went we were in the city in forty five minutes never ever did we fly likely flew chat night it was like god wanted guilt to be there and he was so happy oh my god but don't ask me what i probably saw that night never did the orchestra played better or the singer's sing better they were singing for opera lovers and they was singing about to doomed lovers but don't they always wind up singing about to glut for it's a matter what the upper eight it was the beginning of his second act the first act was the first forty nine years the second act which we were not sure would ever happen actually began that night and that second act lasted from the age of forty nine to the age of sixty five when he did die of a second fatal heart attack quickly in the painlessly and it was my pain after that.

biden gil hata the house gill new york forty five minutes forty nine years