The Quick Fix: Everything you need to know about Blizzcon 2010.

Posted by TurboMan (7503 posts) -

The Pitch:  

Let's be honest, you don't have enough time in your life to read every single article about video games. Did you know, that for every gaming news story that you read, you are waisting time in your life from doing things that are actually considered productive, such as text messaging that japanese girl you met the other day or downloading pornography on the internet. You can be a basement dweller for the rest of your life, and read about Team Ninja's excitement about the potential of motion control on "journalistic websites" such as gamasutra.com, or read about everything tagged #Minecraft on kotaku.com, or you can get your fix and just read The Quick Fix and go about your life and make something of yourself. This week was Blizzcon 2010, here's what happened. 
 

Quick Fix: Blizzcon 2010

  •  Despite being creating a terrible movie, and aren't really that funny, Tenacious D is still able to book gigs.
  • World of Warcraft team is making another charity pet available to purchase. The last pet raised $1.1 million dollars for the Make a Wish foundation, which is great because WoW only makes billions of dollars every month.
  • Someone tells a fat guy to break a leg before going on stage. Fat guy succeeds.
  • Starcraft II releases mods that rips off other games. Mario not out yet.
  • Diablo III Announces it's final class, The Demon Hunter. It's like an archer.
  • Jay Mohr hosted a dance contest
  • Diablo III will have Player vs. Player combat. The best method to use online is to click the enemy.
  • People are willing to dress like a damn fool in public.



  
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#1 Posted by TurboMan (7503 posts) -

The Pitch:  

Let's be honest, you don't have enough time in your life to read every single article about video games. Did you know, that for every gaming news story that you read, you are waisting time in your life from doing things that are actually considered productive, such as text messaging that japanese girl you met the other day or downloading pornography on the internet. You can be a basement dweller for the rest of your life, and read about Team Ninja's excitement about the potential of motion control on "journalistic websites" such as gamasutra.com, or read about everything tagged #Minecraft on kotaku.com, or you can get your fix and just read The Quick Fix and go about your life and make something of yourself. This week was Blizzcon 2010, here's what happened. 
 

Quick Fix: Blizzcon 2010

  •  Despite being creating a terrible movie, and aren't really that funny, Tenacious D is still able to book gigs.
  • World of Warcraft team is making another charity pet available to purchase. The last pet raised $1.1 million dollars for the Make a Wish foundation, which is great because WoW only makes billions of dollars every month.
  • Someone tells a fat guy to break a leg before going on stage. Fat guy succeeds.
  • Starcraft II releases mods that rips off other games. Mario not out yet.
  • Diablo III Announces it's final class, The Demon Hunter. It's like an archer.
  • Jay Mohr hosted a dance contest
  • Diablo III will have Player vs. Player combat. The best method to use online is to click the enemy.
  • People are willing to dress like a damn fool in public.



  
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#2 Posted by jakob187 (21663 posts) -

OMFG THAT LOGIN SCREEN!!!  T_T 
 
Honestly, I think you summed up every single thing I feel about BlizzCon in a nutshell.  Regardless, I'd still like to go sometime.

#3 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -

It still astounds me that people come to a convention for 3 games. Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. This is literally a sad sad way to keep people that have no life to hand over their paychecks.

#4 Posted by arab_prince (2053 posts) -

Wow. I had no interest in Blizzcon, thanks for the run down. Also, I've never played WoW, so I wouldn't know - but is the login screen a large part of the game? 

#5 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

WoW addicts are a strange breed.

#6 Posted by TurboMan (7503 posts) -
@ch13696: In all honesty, if Blizzard ever mans up and announces a sequal to Lost Vikings, I would be happy to hand them my paycheck. 
 
@jakob187: I feel the same way about going.. not because I care about the games though... 
 
@arab_prince: login screen is pretty important, the pause menu however will be shown off at next year's BlizzCon 
 
also.. added another bulletpoint.
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#7 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

A guy breaks his leg and not one "HEAL PLS!" joke was made on stage?

#8 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11614 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" It still astounds me that people come to a convention for 3 games. Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. This is literally a sad sad way to keep people that have no life to hand over their paychecks. "
The thing is, there are a lot of people who like those games a lot. I am not one of them, and thus experience a more twisted form of pleasure at watching some idiot break his leg doing a stupid MMO /dance than the average viewer. 
#9 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@ArbitraryWater said:
" @ch13696 said:
" It still astounds me that people come to a convention for 3 games. Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. This is literally a sad sad way to keep people that have no life to hand over their paychecks. "
The thing is, there are a lot of people who like those games a lot. I am not one of them, and thus experience a more twisted form of pleasure at watching some idiot break his leg doing a stupid MMO /dance than the average viewer.  "
When was this and where can I watch it? I want to laugh at some poor nerds expense. 
#10 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11614 posts) -
@ch13696: It's in the initial post of this thread.
#11 Posted by TurboMan (7503 posts) -
@ch13696 said:
" @ArbitraryWater said:
" @ch13696 said:
" It still astounds me that people come to a convention for 3 games. Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. This is literally a sad sad way to keep people that have no life to hand over their paychecks. "
The thing is, there are a lot of people who like those games a lot. I am not one of them, and thus experience a more twisted form of pleasure at watching some idiot break his leg doing a stupid MMO /dance than the average viewer.  "
When was this and where can I watch it? I want to laugh at some poor nerds expense.  "
I updated the original post with it, but here it is 
  
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#12 Posted by Claude (16255 posts) -

That looked more like a hyperextended knee than a broken leg. Hell, they grabbed his leg when they picked him up. Again, never played a Blizzard game. Maybe one day.

#13 Posted by ch13696 (4582 posts) -
@TurboMan: I thought it would be funny, but that kid killed it. I am now officially pissed off at the fact that this fat ass nerd is doing a metal dance to some hip hop song. Son of a %*&$*in *&@^%. I'll &*^@%in kill that piece of &%#* *^%*#$in kid.
#14 Posted by TurboMan (7503 posts) -
If he only had some Stimpak's, he could have healed the broken limb instantly... unless he was playing on hardcore mode
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