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What games do Blizzard employees play?

Just curious! Do they mostly play their own games, or do they devote their main gametime to rival companies? Haha, it's all fun and games anyway so I doubt Blizzard really views any other company as rivals - except maybe the marketing guy, haha!

And while we're at it, what games do you guys find yourselves playing lately?

Me:
-Hearthstone (very fun)
-GTA5 (amazing)
-LoL (really excited about Heroes of the Storm)
-The Logical Journey of the Zoombinis (hahaha just found it in my old stash, had to break out the OLD computer).

really excited for RoS. That will be my main goto game, I'm sure of it. Pre-expansion patch I'm in.
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WoW, Journey, and Uncharted. Think that's it.
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I would say Mindcraft, And they seem to be pretty good at it too..
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Blizzard employees obviously don't play Diablo 3.
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I'd expect Blizz employees to play all the games that are out there. First because they're people and like different things just like you and me. Second, it's good business practice to witness or experience the competition.

Personally I've been playing D3 lately, trying to help level a friend and gear up my Wiz. I also play GW2, Civ V, Borderlands 2, Terraria, and Sins of a Solar Empire to name a few.
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While working on D3 they got inspired dungeon siege 2 I believe ( and probably various other games) Just look at the treasure goblin and the fire bomb skill that looks just like the plasma globes in DS2.

Note that I said inspired and not knock off.
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If you think blizz employees play games outside their working hours, you are mistaken.
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this thread is full of....LULZ
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Obviously not Diablo or they'd understand why the community doesn't like what they have done to Our game. It might have the Blizzard logo on it but since we have to play it it's our game. not thiers! =P
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I read somewhere that Jay Wilson played PoE. It might have been hogwash, dunno.

Recently replayed through DS 1&2 and was thinking about doing the same with Divine/Beyond Divinity for some more nostalgic goodness
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11/15/2013 08:02 PMPosted by Prætorius
If you think blizz employees play games outside their working hours, you are mistaken.


Blizzard employees are definitely gamers.

It's fun to know what other games everyone else is into too. It's cool that even though some people like FPS and others like sports games, we all come together and enjoy blizzard games :)
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Plants vs. Zombies 2 perhaps!?
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I've read that many developers will try and experience tons of different games when getting into the profession. The idea is to try all sorts of different games in different genres to study game design and understand what works and what doesn't. You intentionally play good games and bad ones.

People joke about CoD or casual games like Plants vs Zombies but it's good to understand what makes these games successful at their core. It's just as important to see why CoD is popular but another copycat FPS military shooter with similar mechanics is not.
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11/16/2013 02:41 AMPosted by Godric
If you think blizz employees play games outside their working hours, you are mistaken.


Blizzard employees are definitely gamers.

It's fun to know what other games everyone else is into too. It's cool that even though some people like FPS and others like sports games, we all come together and enjoy blizzard games :)


I see you didn't notice the sarcasm in my statement.
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