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December 27, 2015

How Blizzard Turned Titan’s Failure into Overwatch’s Success(?)

Nothing about Diablo 3, but an article in the LA Times shares some interesting info about how Blizzard cancelled the long-developing Titan, the turned the game assets and team into Overwatch. Obviously no one can rule Overwatch a success (or failure) yet, but early reviews and beta testing reports are very positive. At any rate, it’s more of a success than the cancelled Titan.

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June 6, 2013

Former QA and GM Spills Blizzard Secrets?

A person who claims to have been a Blizzard employee from 2006-2012, working in Tech Support, QA, and as a WoW GM took part in a spontaneous AMA on Reddit today. There’s no real proof that this person is legit, but she sounds pretty authentic in her knowledge of internal company function and politics. There’s zero secret game info and almost no mention of Diablo 3, but quite a bit about GMing in WoW, company policies for user help in that game, catching gold botters, dealing with developers, dishy details about which game devs are the most arrogant, why they ignored DoTA and let others cash in on their game, and much more.

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January 22, 2013

Jay Wilson is Game Director of an Unannounced Blizzard Game

In his farewell post Jay Wilson said that he was moving to another project inside of Blizzard. Most of us assumed he’d be working on Titan (or something else more secret), but also assumed he’d be a team lead or developer of some sort, but that he would *not* be a Game Director again. I thought that Jay wouldn’t want the constant publicity and PR headaches, and that Blizzard wouldn’t want him to be the public face of another game after the decidedly rocky first year of Diablo 3.

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June 18, 2012

Max Schaefer Interview @ EatGames

We saw a great interview with Max Schaefer about Torchlight 2 and Diablo III last week, and today we’ve got another one. It covers a lot of the same ground as the previous interview, with plenty of questions about Torchlight 2 and Runic Games, as well as Max’s reactions to Diablo III, marketing differences between the games, the current generation of ARPGs, changing business models for online games, and much more.

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January 27, 2012

Vote: No BlizzCon 2012.

We found out this week that 2012 will bring no BlizzCon, for the first year since 2006. Blizzard’s excuse is that they’re super busy trying to release three titles this year, and they pointed to some kind of esports tournament thing instead of their Blizzcon tournaments, but I’ve never watched a second of those, so I lost interest before that part.

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September 30, 2011

No Titan at Blizzcon, and D3 Quickies

With WoW’s subscriber numbers shrinking, Diablo 3 “delayed” into 2012, and some other major MMOs about to launch, gaming analysts invented the rumor that Blizzard was possibly going to reveal their upcoming, still-secret next-gen MMORPG Project Titan at Blizzcon this year. This despite Blizzard having repeatedly said that they wouldn’t announce it until at least 2012. Since Blizzard games are always big news, this stirred numerous gaming sites to echo the theorizing, and even the Diablo 3 google news feed was clogged by such articles for the past couple of days.

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