There was a leak from a Blizzard employee about a year and a half ago saying the company is basically normal nerds as the code monkeys taking orders from woke faggots in the managerial positions. Morale is low and the company was struggling so bad they literally had to get bailed out by Soros.A lot of Blizzard fans point to selling out to Activision. My guess is the company converged once acquired, the really talented/creative guys left, and now its a bunch of H1Bs remastering old games while sending daily reports to HR.
Doing a very poor job of the remasters as well up to this point. They are working on Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2..... its probably better they aren't working on many new games at this point. The Blizzard we once knew and loved is no more. Same with Bioware and plenty of other studios... just like everything in life greed creeps in and ruins whatever made a company or product special in the first place.
The biggest trend i noticed in their attitudes is constantly being ironic, insincere, and always making childish observations.I noticed you referenced Saturday Morning Cartoons. One trend I've noticed is that Gen Z "gamer" and nerd communities of various stripes seem to take most of their social, attitude, and media cues from various awful Cal-Arts style cartoons like Steven Universe. For some reason leftists younger than boomers are almost universally obsessed with one or more children's cartoons or comics...at least in my anecdotal experience.
I only ever watched cartoons whenever I ate dinner after coming home from school, once I was already 12-13 I pretty much stopped watching TV altogether.I think comics are a thing in the US, not so much in Europe...at least not outside UK, France or Belgium. I'm part of generation Y but never had much time to watch cartoons when I was kid. I don't think my parents even had cable TV until I was 5 or 6. After school I used to come home, eat, do my homework then go play outside. In summer I would ride my bike and in winter I had a sleight. When I got bored of that, there was always football and if it rained we played cards. Saturday and Sunday mornings was when I had the time and patience to watch some Cartoon Network.
Supposedly we are getting a remake of mass effect. That makes me happy. I’ll pick it up on one of the steam sales. It’s honestly been enough years that I’ve forgotten half of what’s going to happen
Is it worth a darn ?Anyone here play COD Mobile?
Anyone with ties to silicon valley has gotten the infection of Wokedom. All the OG devs from WoW and Diablo 2 are long gone.The Blizzard we once knew and loved is no more. Same with Bioware and plenty of other studios.
I actually never played Half-Life 2. (I did play the hell out of the original, Op Force, and Blue Shift - to the point where I kind of got fatigued and wasn't really in a hurry to play the sequel by 2004.)Recently replayed Half-Life Alyx. I first played it last summer and thought it was the best game I'd played since Bioshock and maybe even Half-Life 2, and I think about the same. The level of polish, in terms of graphics, writing, gameplay, voice acting, etc, in the HL series, is simply a step above. I was one of the people who did not have a VR system so I went out and got an Occulus Quest to play it (mostly so that I wouldn't have to deal with a cord while playing) and even upgraded my PC, and thought it was worth the investment. Simply an amazing game. The first half is a bit slower and more of a pure horror game, which hits a head with the infamous chapter Jeff (a great chapter, although not as scary as it's made out to be). The second half largely ditches the horror element and is more like a true Half-Life game, total action/adrenaline with some scary stuff on the side. The final three or four chapters of Half-Life are as good as any video game in history. It is a testament to how great this game is that I've had my Occulus for about a year and tried other games but haven't spent hardly any time playing. Virtual reality itself I feel is cool but gimmicky and only a great game developer can make me choose the headset over a PC or console, or even playing solitare on my phone. Perhaps most importantly, after playing Alyx, there can be little doubt of Valve's intention to make Half-Life 3. IMO, we will be seeing it in two or three years.