Submitted by Upstate8987 765d ago | opinion piece

Sorry, Blizzard, We're Calling You The Boob of the PS4 Conference

Bobby thought for sure that when Sony brought Blizzard onto the stage to speak, the company would announce a new ip of some sorts. Bobby's heart was racing, as he hoped to hear of a World of Warcraft 2 or other MMO coming to the PS4. However, that didn't happen at all. (Blizzard, Diablo III, PS3, PS4)

Kamikaze135  +   765d ago
Definitely the biggest disappointment to me.
Godchild1020  +   765d ago
Square Enix was the biggest disappointment for me. At least from Blizzard we got a game announced there and not a "please get excited about e3" announcement.
Kamikaze135  +   765d ago
Honestly, I'd rather look forward to a new game that might disappoint me (or not) than to an old game that disappointed me.
Blastoise  +   765d ago
Classic Squeenix. Getting people hyped up over the Final Fantasy name for no reason

Heres hoping they can actually release a game for once that doesn't have lightning in it
iMaim  +   765d ago
Scumbag Square Enix crashed the party and brought the same present they gave last year.
adorie  +   764d ago
square enix was a total waste of time, when they had begun to show the tech demo, I confirmed to myself that it looked "good running on PS4" then left to fold clothes.

They really had no business there if all they showed was a tech demo and had a guy say to get ready for E3 for any FF news.

I bought a PS3 for Final Fantasy, but all I got were empty promises, dodgy answers, closed door screenings (which end up leaked to us anyway) and focusing on the wrong console.

Square Enix did not deserve the publicity they got from the Sony event, imo

On the other hand, SE has a chance to redeem themselves as a strong Japanese RPG developer.
2013 might be the final year that I givea damn about Square Enix any longer. Balls in their court, always has been, I'm just a masochist when it comes to keeping the hope alive that they will smarten up.
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Imikida  +   764d ago
Blizzard was worse then Square Enix in my opinion. They start with "Blizzard, and Sony are gonna take over the world." They hyped my up for a new promising IP, but instead they tried to cash in on a year old game, that no console players really care about any way. Atleast Square Enix showed an entertaining tech demo.
Kevin ButIer  +   764d ago
SquareEnix was a total waste of time, at least Blizzard was unexpected and gave me the impresion that we'll see some nice games in the future from them
fermcr  +   764d ago
Seriously!!!... Did Sony fanbase really expect Blizzard to make a exclusive game for the PS4 and leave the PC fanbase hanging ?

What world do you live in ?

If it wasn't the PC fanbase, there would be no Blizzard.
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Reverent  +   764d ago
I don't think that's what anyone assumed... -_-
DarkHeroZX  +   764d ago
calm your tits down, nobody expected Blizzard to announce an exclusive. We where expecting a whole new experience or maybe even Diablo 2 free to play.

Diablo 2>>>>>> Biablo 3
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FamilyGuy  +   764d ago
The expectation was a new game, whether it be multi-console or not a NEW game would have been nice.

This wouldn't mean Blizzard abandoning PC gamers, just releasing whatever it's new thing is onto both a console and pc.
sonic989  +   764d ago
do you own the company or something
the same thing can be said about sony and square enix .
really childish comment
yeahokchief  +   764d ago
You think they care about their fanbase more than making money?

Have you played one of their games recently?

I'm currently more of a console gamer, but I used to play the shit out of WC3, TFT and WoW (pre casualfest where new content was defeated in months instead of days).

If you think they care about their fans more than making money and being the "highest selling blahblahblah" you are deluded.

They care about their ego and making money. The more money they make, the more ambitious they can be with their next game. They don't give a shit about what you're playing on so long as they sell more copies of it and it runs smooth on cheap hardware so that it's more accessible.

Personally I wish they had stayed off the Ps4. I'm going to remove any of my friends from my circle that I see playing their stuff on the PS4 (if I buy a Ps4).

I just can't stand sellouts. They remind me of the people I helped gear up in old 25mans who took the gear and moved onto some larger guild. Sellouts. Not to say my guilds weren't successful. Nabbed everyone of the Wotlk server firsts and had a pair of glaives prenerfs for what that's worth. But fuck those sellouts and all their new sheep. What made WoW fun was the challenge. Getting your ass handed to you for a good few weeks before moving forward. Then Wotlk comes and bam all the new content is done within the first day on normal. So dumb.

Dark Souls was more challenging than day 1 WoW content. They seem to get it. I have high hopes for future games by FROM especially if they make games on the PS4 and are less limited with playercounts and world sizes etc.
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AzaziL  +   764d ago
I was honestly was hoping for blizzards next mmo...
Raf1k1  +   764d ago
At first I was surprised and excited to see what Blizzard was going to show but then I was disappointed as soon as I heard the music just before the image popped up.

If I had thought back to all the articles we got about Blizzard testing out D3 with a controller then It wouldn't have taken much for me to guess they'd show D3 and something new and amazing.
GraveLord  +   764d ago
How is it disappointing? Diablo 3 is coming to PS3 and pS4 and so will their future games. Most likely Titan.
RememberThe357  +   764d ago
I'm with you. I don't get why people are pissed about this at all. It's cool for people who haven't played it, and if you don't like the game then don't buy it for an other system. Why does everyone now days need to be a victim? No one if forcing anyone to buy anything, people need to get over themselves.
TripC50  +   765d ago
We will rule the world...with a game we allready released on PC.
Upstate8987  +   765d ago
haha well said Trip!
Blackdeath_663  +   765d ago
yes but think beyond the fact the diablo is coming to ps3/4 its the action that matters the fact that sony has gotten blizzard on board to create console games whether its exclusively for playstation or for all platform (while blizzard did emphasise the partnership between them and sony there was no mention of exclusivity)and i think this is a very positive thing for consoles.
sticky doja  +   765d ago
Sony did not get Blizzard to create console games. Blizzard has had a working console version of Diablo 3 for months if not years, they have said it themselves on multiple occasions. I would put money on this not being exclusive either. Activision/Blizzard has no desire to alienate Microsoft who have been their bread and butter for years.
GrandTheftZamboni  +   764d ago
Agreed with you. Even though it may be a lackluster showing an existing game, the fact that a PC developer is supporting a console PLUS the fact that the new PS4 architecture is X86 can mean a lot in the future. If PS4 eventually will be able to play existing PC games that could be HUGE.
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mi_titan27  +   764d ago
bring L.o.L to PS4!
Gildarts  +   764d ago
It will probably come to Xbox as well
MasterCornholio  +   765d ago
Game developers who where the money is and if next gen consoles can provide them with an additional source of revenue they will go for it. But i dont understand why some PC gamers are offended by this its not like they are losing support from developers or anything.
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jmc8888  +   764d ago
No one should be offended when a developer makes a game on another platform. That's silly.

The thing to understand is, that as Blizzard showed nothing, they showed the EXACT same amount of actual PS4 footage that everyone else showed.

The only game that was on a PS4 devkit (and not final hardware) is Killzone, and it looked a bit unimpressive.

Thus an actual final spec PS4 (separate parts floating around in a cardboard box for all I care) is what's important.

All they would do is talk about 'comparable' to a PS4 power, and what they are 'targeting' a PS4 to do. Which means it's all still up in the air and what you saw IS NOT representative of the final product.
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Tacklebait  +   765d ago
I was super excited to see blizzard at first, a few thoughts ran through my mind. Project Titan?? New ip?

and then.. it was Diablo... bah waste of time.

The new "partnership" is good tho, console only gamers have been missing out on some great games.
mamotte  +   765d ago
It wasnt the worst. At least it was a new announcement about an old game. -Square Enix, cough, cough-
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breakpad  +   765d ago
One of the hugest mistakes of Sony right at the start of her newborn console to cooperate with Activision/Blizzard.....These people (Act/Blizz) have lost it longtime ago (Diablo3,Cod series...)Sony GO AND PARTNERSHIP YOUR OWN KIND ...Japan(there is the success) The only good moment of the event was the PS4 announcement and Capcom s game...
MadMen  +   765d ago
Square and Blizzard wasted everyone's time.
jmc8888  +   764d ago
Why? No one showed PS4 footage, they ALL showed PC footage.

Thus wouldn't it be accurate to say when it comes to game demos they ALL wasted our time?
Ippiki Okami  +   764d ago
Your an idiot. Everyone who was actually there at the event said the killzone demo was being played on stage. Everything they showed was running on the final PS4 dev kit.
DownNotOut  +   764d ago
Watch dogs was the only one that i heard was running on PC
arbitor365  +   765d ago
blizzard supporting the PS4 is a big deal. I dont see the problem

the square enix one was dissapointing because we were all hoping to see one of those long awaited playstation exclusive games like KH3, versus, or the FF7 remake. instead we got a tech demo that has been online for months.
DonFreezer  +   764d ago
Forget it.Final Fantasy will never be exclusive again at least outside of Japan.
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InTheLab  +   765d ago
At least I could understand this guy. The guys from Square needed a translator but their showing was equally bad.

Diablo 3...who cares? At least show up with a demo. PS4 can run Agni's...so what? We've seen this thing before.

I thought both were incredibly lazy showings and was embarrassed for them both.
clintagious650  +   765d ago
I didnt care much for diablo 3 announcement but i think this opened up windows for other blizzard games that will come to the ps4 aswell with future blizzard games.

Square Enix was the worst of the show. They were a waste of time.
PirateThom  +   765d ago
I tried to care. I did but.... ugh.

Lost Vikings sequel please.
Statix  +   765d ago
I think if Blizzard wants to make a big splash into console gaming, they should make a big game for consoles. Don't just dip your toes in. If you want to succeed in the console realm, you have to go all in and all out.

Otherwise, stick with PC. As primarily a console gamer, I don't really care much about any of Blizzard's games anyway, and it would actually be refreshing to see a PC company stay loyal to the PC platform and not "sell out" to consoles for a change.

The fact that they thought people would care so much about a port of their 1-year old game shows how self-important and out-of-touch they are.
kevnb  +   765d ago
sure. We see games on pc that used to only be on console, and vice versa. There are still plenty of companies making games only/mostly for pc. These forums would have you believing otherwsie though. We have a bunch of pc gamers that would rather play uncharted than something I would prefer like shogun 2, it makes me scratch my head.
not that there is anything wrong with liking uncharted or whatever console game you like, just saying.
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j-blaze  +   765d ago
i think Blizzard and their games are overrated
kevnb  +   765d ago
sure... We had people showing us random tech demos, and videos that didn't even resemble a game. WatchDogs stole the show for me.
Upstate8987  +   765d ago
personally, I think Drive Club was actually exciting. I'm thinking about the possibilities of it heading to MLG. Team based racing game? Potential for some great competitive gaming!
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haymoza  +   765d ago
I don't understand how people are disappointed with this. It was an announcement no matter how you cut it. And the four player multiplayer is a concept that I personally like.
jmc8888  +   764d ago
They showed as much PS4 footage as everyone else did.
MysticStrummer  +   764d ago
Agreed. I think many people look for things to complain about. This gen has been the worst in that way, and sadly I think it will get worse next gen. I hope I'm wrong.
Locksus  +   765d ago
What reasons did he have to expect a WoW2 announcement when Blizz has no reason whatsoever to make one, nor have there been any rumours about its development. Stupid assumptions, if you ask me.

And he should take the fact that not every PS3 owner has played Diablo 3, so there is definitely a reason to bring it to consoles.
darkpower  +   765d ago
People complaining for the sake of complaining, and everyone else falling for the trolling as if they've never seen it happen before. It's nothing new from the internet.
Locksus  +   764d ago
Agreed. While it's nothing new, it still greatly annoys me.
o-Sunny-o  +   765d ago
Activision was the boob...I heard Couch co op I said thank you and cried. That's good start for blizzard for me.
cleft5  +   765d ago
Play Path of Exile on PC. It's free, has relatively low PC requirements, and superior to D3.
Hydralysk  +   764d ago
Yeah but sadly it's only 3 acts long atm, still a great game though, looking at that MASSIVE skill tree still gives me a grin.

Really, I would've been more excited for a D2 port than D3, since that game still understood the importance of skill trees as opposed to giving you every spell/rune when you level up.
cleft5  +   764d ago
The developers have said that they plan to keep adding acts. But yeah I really wish D3 would have been amazing. I take no pleasure in seeing Blizzard drop the ball like that.
Felonycarclub8  +   764d ago
Can't wait to try it,always wanted to play it but I don't play on pc. I don't hate pcs I think they are amazing especially when they can run games at full settings without a hiccup.
Freak of Nature  +   764d ago
They will rule the World.....I started thinking when I heard this that this is going to be some real special exclusive...

Then I thought at least some new version of an updated **"lost Vikings"** at least?

And then BOOM! Diablo 3...Wawawaaaaa...

At least there is hope for something really worthy of ruling the World in the future, or maybe a portion of it///
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MysticStrummer  +   764d ago
Yeah when he said rule the world I thought he may announce a console version of World of Warcraft. I wasn't disappointed to hear it was Diablo 3 though.
jmc8888  +   764d ago
How are they the biggest boob? No one showed us PS4 footage, the stuff was running on a PC.

Everything everyone was saying is that it's 'targeted', and the PC is supposedly 'comparable'. Also notice most of the games announced and shown were multiplatform easily shown off on a PC. That's why we didn't see some of the notorious big dogs of Nintendo showing stuff off, because there is no PS4 hardware to run their stuff.

Thus who is the biggest boob? The gaming journalists who haven't caught this. The consumer who is jumping for joy for old tech that really we didn't even watch it in action (behind a veil or whatever...a PS4 wasn't being used!).
MysticStrummer  +   764d ago
I haven't watched the whole presentation yet, but if Blizzard was the biggest boob it must have been a great show overall. So what if the games were being shown on a PC? Is that unprecedented or unreasonable at the unveiling of a new console? No it isn't. It seems like the number of whiners in the gaming community has really skyrocketed this gen. I guess that perception is because of the internet. Any fool can pretend to be a journalist, and somehow every random thought, accurate or not, is deemed worthy of an article.
jonboi24  +   764d ago
As long as this broadens the future with more Blizzard releases on Sony consoles than I'm happy. As for now Sony has one developer developing for their console and not the competition. An open console who knew it be popular.
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MxRBrobaFett  +   764d ago
"Prease excited be about praystation e3-ah prease."
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jakmckratos  +   764d ago
Well the boob is the best part of a woman(or second best to some). If anything you should be calling Blizzard the taint of the presentation.
Stallion  +   764d ago
Square Enix was probably the boob. But when Blizzard came out, me and my friend just went, o... SHIT. New MMORPG PS4 GAME??? But no, fucking Diablo 3, the now heroine addict father of the more successful son, Borderlands 2.

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