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Wednesday, 28 July 2010 09:30

Fantasy games company says everything is cool at Activision

Written by Nick Farell
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But these make games about aliens, what do you expect
Working for Activision has not changed us at all, according to Blizzard Entertainment's Michael Ryder. Ryder's outfit merged with  Activision in 2007 and he claims it had not changed the way it worked at all.

This is despite the fact that another Activision's buy out Infinity Ward had a mass exodus after co-founder Vince Zampella and president Jason West and staffers tried to sue the conglomerate for unpaid royalties.

However as far as Ryder is concerned  everything is fine with Activision, so we guess he has been paid his bonus following the launch of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. He said the outfit makes the same decisions in the same way we always have, and the relationship with Activision hasn't changed that.

For Blizzard, our culture is extremely important.That culture, those values, binds us together and it defines the way we want to behave, Ryder said here.

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+7 #1 Morse 2010-07-28 10:46
That is just total bs, look at SC2.
Unlike sc/wc3 you get just a single race campaign so basically an unfinished product. bear in mind I am not one of these insane cynics that expects everything for free, i have my ce copy of sc2 and am loving every minute, but once upon a time that would never have happened. Blizzard games used to be the pinnacle of high end gaming produce with no expense spared providing a total and detailed product, now they are clearly more influenced by maximising monetary gain.
This is fair enough I am not saying Blizzard are the devil etc.... they have still made a game far beyond the typical standard of other developers and are entitled to profit from their hard work, but are they the company that they once were? hell no
 
 
+6 #2 JAB Creations 2010-07-28 11:18
Quoting Morse:
That is just total bs, look at SC2.


Agreed, when you buy Starcraft II you are only getting one third of the game. Sure you may be able to play other races but you only get the terran campaign. Also the game is $60...so presuming the other two campaigns cost the same the game (minus expansion packs) will cost a total of $180 versus the typical $50 debut price for most other highly anticipated titles.

The way they work might not have changed though the policies clearly have. I've been psyched about Diablo III and the merger has me worried about what BS Activision might troll that potentially awesome game with.
 
 
+1 #3 sidje 2010-07-28 14:11
It's all 'bout the Benjamins baby, as one (not so) wise man once said :)

It's happening all around - technology has literally come to a standstill because companies realized that there's much more money to make by taking advances reeally, reeeeeaaaallly slow.
 
 
-1 #4 FeRaL 2010-07-28 19:01
Quoting JAB Creations:
Quoting Morse:
That is just total bs, look at SC2.


Agreed, when you buy Starcraft II you are only getting one third of the game. Sure you may be able to play other races but you only get the terran campaign. Also the game is $60...so presuming the other two campaigns cost the same the game (minus expansion packs) will cost a total of $180 versus the typical $50 debut price for most other highly anticipated titles.

The way they work might not have changed though the policies clearly have. I've been psyched about Diablo III and the merger has me worried about what BS Activision might troll that potentially awesome game with.


Watch out, D3 may be campaign based as well, one for each character class... 8(
 
 
+2 #5 blandead 2010-07-28 21:36
they put just as many mission on each game. just as much story, that means instead of a cramped up story you won't remember or care about they are working on a quality storyline. you still get upgraded b.net to play any race you want. all i see are benefits. to the game that is... i dont like activision but seems like blizzard gets to keeps to do things its own way. I really believe this is how they intended starcraft II
 

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