Op Ed

  • VentureBeat - Vicarious Visions' merger with Blizzard is bad for gamers.
    "This move does have a few bright spots. This could mean Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV, which may be in rough shape if Activision took this drastic step, will launch as great games thanks to all of this new support. Vicarious Visions studio head Jen Oneal has been promoted to Blizzard executive vice president of development. She may be able to bring some new leadership that can help Blizzard become a premier and beloved developer again.

    But this whole thing feels like a bummer. Vicarious Visions did amazing work these past few years and created some great games. Now, the studio will be more of invisible hand, and I have to wonder if I’m ever going to get that Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 remake that I crave."
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Jan 23, 2021, 13:58
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Jan 23, 2021, 13:58
 
MrBone wrote on Jan 22, 2021, 19:28:
As long as they aren’t right-wing, it’s all good.
You're being glib, but honestly these days, that's generally good advice for just about everything.
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Jan 23, 2021, 06:39
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Jan 23, 2021, 06:39
 
The architect of Skylanders that 20 billion dollar figurine delivered content scheme is now steering at Blizzard, they would never tack something like that onto any of the Blizz's flagship games would they?
"Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss." - The Who.
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Jan 23, 2021, 01:10
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Jan 23, 2021, 01:10
 
Vicarious Visions studio head Jen Oneal has been promoted to Blizzard executive vice president of development.

wow, that's pretty telling of either Jen's abilities or the lack of direction/competence within Blizzard right now. Its core competency is to develop games, and with this move they put an outsider to the top of totem pole.
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Jan 22, 2021, 22:42
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Jan 22, 2021, 22:42
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He isn't getting that Tony Hawk game anytime soon.
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Jan 22, 2021, 20:17
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Jan 22, 2021, 20:17
 
I'm not getting why this is bad for gamers. The only reason the author even really lists is because they might not get a game they probably weren't making anyway, and the only thing the team worked on before was a couple of one-off remasters. I guess I'm not under the impression that a couple of good new games (if that's even what they're working on, since there's baseless speculation there too) isn't a better thing than another niche remaster that they may or may not have ever even done.
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Jan 22, 2021, 19:48
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Jan 22, 2021, 19:48
 
She may be able to bring some new leadership that can help Blizzard become a premier and beloved developer again.

Yeah, I'm sure that's exactly what Bobby Nodick is looking for.
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Jan 22, 2021, 19:28
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Jan 22, 2021, 19:28
 
As long as they aren’t right-wing, it’s all good.
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