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6 Mistakes Blizzard Made When Announcing Diablo Immortal

At BlizzCon this year Blizzard announced Diablo Immortal, a mobile spin-off to be released next year for iOS and Android devices, co-developed by Blizzard themselves and Chinese game developers ‘NetEase’, known mostly for their heavily inspired online mobile games.This announcement didn’t go down very well with fans at all and lead to an explosion of criticism and expression of disappointment by gamers all over the internet. Diablo Immortal likely won’t be a bad title considering its platform; however this isn’t the focus of Blizzard’s community outcry.There’s several reasons people think the reveal was such a disaster, let’s go over some of

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The History of Blizzard & How Their Games Began

Blizzard Entertainment was founded on February 8th 1991, known then as Silicon & SynapseaDuring the first two years, the company focused on creating Windows and Amiga ports of games for other studios. Their ports included titles such as The Lord of the Rings and Battle Chess II. Before becoming the Blizzard Entertainment we know and love today, they developed and released three original games, RPM Racing, The Lost Vikings and Rock n' Roll Racing, with their then publisher, Interplay Productions.In 1994, Silicon & Synapsea were acquired by distributor Davidson & Associates for 6.75 million dollars. Followed by a brief name change