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Blizzard has cancelled the Overwatch Switch launch event at NintendoNYC

Gartooth

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Oct 25, 2017
6,961
It would've been a shitshow for sure. Wonder how long Blizzard will hide in cowardice for.
 

TheZynster

Member
Oct 26, 2017
6,962
holy shit...............did they exactly say why though?

Was there a good turn out for protestors or something?
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,206
This is only good news. It means they're worried, which is a sign that from the information they're seeing internally, they know this isn't just a flash in the pan from a vocal minority.
 

TheYanger

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Oct 25, 2017
6,688
I really hope they don't make up an excuse to cancel that one.
There's a 0% chance that happens. idk why people keep thinking it. There would be no worse press they could get right now than fucking over the air and travel expenses of like 40,000 of their most vocal and diehard fans and influencers.

I'd be shocked if the average expense for most fans is less than 1000 bucks for the weekend.
 
Aug 16, 2018
308
Hire LeBron to be their spokesperson, I'm sure he'll help fix this mess.

Hm? What's that? Oh? Oh. Oh no.

*coughs* Carry on. Nothing to see.
 

kurahador

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Oct 28, 2017
4,868
lmao...I feel like at this point they either gonna cancel BlizzCon, delay it and offer a refund or highly regulated attendances --- all of which will result for a worse PR.
 

Jbone115

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Oct 25, 2017
1,296
This is interesting. The timing is unfortunate, as I was considering getting Overwatch on Switch, but probably not now with what is going on.
 

CanUKlehead

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Oct 30, 2017
1,391
There's a 0% chance that happens. idk why people keep thinking it. There would be no worse press they could get right now than fucking over the air and travel expenses of like 40,000 of their most vocal and diehard fans and influencers.

I'd be shocked if the average expense for most fans is less than 1000 bucks for the weekend.
Yeah, Blizzard does like money.

(Only half joking/being snarky...I feel like most big publishers would probably have done what they did).
 

Cort

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Nov 4, 2017
2,102
I can't wait for Blizzard Direct

"....and now, something is stirring in Tristram."
 

HockeyBird

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Oct 27, 2017
4,452
Come on Blizzard. The Chinese community in NYC would welcome you warmly, especially the thousands that escaped China through way of Hong Kong.
 

LukarWuff

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Oct 27, 2017
7,714
I legitimately wonder if they might cancel Blizzcon. It would be a mess and disaster due to all the refunds they'd have to give and the reveals they had planned being delayed, but I have to wonder if they might see it as better than going through with it and being (rightfully) protested by the community / making their devs deal with the backlash to what's been going on in person.
 

Tbm24

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Oct 25, 2017
3,670
So is the main assumption here that it’s been cancelled because of all the controversy?
 

LukarWuff

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Oct 27, 2017
7,714
So is the main assumption here that it’s been cancelled because of all the controversy?
Presumably. If they have their folks at a public event right now, they're going to get peppered with questions and comments about it, especially after the statement Brack put out on Friday.