Diablo Immortal and the internet hate
12:12 am, November 5, 2018
Context: Blizzard, one of the most popular hardcore gaming companies in the western world (StarCraft, WarCraft, Diablo, etc) announced that they're bringing one of their biggest franchises, Diablo to a new platform - mobile - with the assistance of a dedicated mobile development team that's external to the company. Almost universally, the internet is kicking off - on Reddit, YouTube, social media, the Blizzard forums, etc - people hate it. The vitriol that's getting up-dooted at each of these places - at a phenomenal pace, I might add - is extreme and negative and gross.