Call of Duty and Overwatch no longer on GeForce NOW game streaming service

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    Apparently, they really want people to hate them.

    Blizzard is dead, Activision killed them.
     
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    What gives? Account ranking/spamming? Not enough money going Shizzard way?
     
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    I don't like this mentality, Putting blizzard on this pedalstal and blaming Activision. I think Blizzard got greedy themselves and would have gone this way with or without Activision

    Blizzard are just as bad as EA or Bethesda
     

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    cryohellinc Ancient Guru

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    And I don't like when you twist my words - I wasn't putting Blizzard on pedestal. The Blizzard I loved and adored is dead after the merger.

    Nobody can know that, they were doing great before the merger.
    It's not Blizzard anymore, it's Activision with a subsidiary called Blizzard, which at this point shares only their name with Blizzard of old. Different teams, different policies, different design approach.
     
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    So, microtrans-Activision is at it again. Too bad Blizzard isn't like the old Blizzard. W3 Reforged being a good example. At least the've improved D3 quite a bit years back. The (RM)AH was a disaster. I don't expect anything anymore for D4. At least I have a mobile phone.
     
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    One would think that game publishers sign some kind of agreement with Nvidia....
    If Activision legally pulled out of it, it looks more like a matter of Nvidia playing dirty, kinda like many of the music streaming services.
     
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    Pedestal might have been too strong of a word, though I meant in general the mentality is people do this, not you personally. Personally myself i think they got greedy with the start of WoW, can we know if they would have been just as bad well no we can't though we can look at any company that gets big and how they often go. But i think that often becomes a big shareholder issue with companies constantly needing to make more and more money which is impossible without gimicks and microtranscations and subscriptions.

    For me Blizzard died after the forzen throne expansion for wc3, after that they got more and more greedy as the years went on, maybe activision made it worse, or sped that up who knows but sadly we are where we are today where they bring out games half baked or full or micro-transactions. SC2 was a small glimmer of the old blizzard mind you, but thats also full of micro-transcations now.

    Sorry for the previous comment, reading it back it felt too directed at you was not the original intention, just been seeing too many defend their actions as of late and had grown rather tired of it.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying. I agree that around that area Blizzard went down the hill, however, for me that period started right around Wrath of the Lich King expansion for WoW shortly followed by Activision merger.

    The most fun I ever had with a Blizzard game was The Burning Crusade expansion for WoW - PvP was Godly in it.
     
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    Could be that Activision had some business requests and Nvidia didn't want to abide. Let's face it; this service is going to fail for Nvidia.
    Nvidia as a company is desperate to expand its portfolio because as we move forward (5-10 years) Intel and AMD will start having very powerful CPU/GPU combos making the discrete GPU market shrink exponentially to just the desktop enthusiasts. Also, fixed function hardware will eventually replace GPGPU in the datacenter. I hope they can figure something out and Intel and AMD have more success in the GPU market. This way we get good competition and better prices for us.
     

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    game streaming is the future. for most, for now, it's a fail because of crap internet (ISP'S are to blame) BUT, both Sony and M$ (consoles) are going to a stream-based future with their respective new consoles. the real competition for Nvidia here is Google (with the help of AMD servers and gpus)
    Yes, gpu's are being phased out for some datacenter use, but not supercomputers where the GPU is an essential component. and the future for GPU manufacturers is not the collapsing desktop market, but the booming mobile market. Laptops have been replacing desktops for years, now that tendency is accelerating with the increase in power of the laptop.
     
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    This is good. I hope the others pull the games out as well. Streaming, and all this cloud baloney is killing computing and pc and gaming.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts. Although having SC2 sell as 3 "separate" "things?" (games isn't the world, it was the same game) for like a total of $90 (if u bought each part at release) was pure fan milking greed.
     
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    In 5-10yrs, we could just as likely be running an Nvidia soc that has ARM cpu cores, running W10 ARM version.

    I really do think if the discrete GPU market shrinks significantly, then, it'll be the whole consumer PC market with it as well. Intel and AMD will not be spared. Meanwhile, phones in 10yrs will be REALLY powerful...
     

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    due to my many pc rebuilding these last months I ended up with a fresh OS and decided to not install the blizzard client, I'm done
    Diablo 4 would have to be old school with no micro transactions of any kind (other than a complete content addon like reaper of souls) which let's be real isn't happening
    I fear my almost 16+ years of modding elder scrolls and fallout is also at it's end, I quickly stopped playing and modding fallout 4 to have at least that to do in the next 5-10 years, you know for what's coming next....smartphone games imported by an underpaid company in Malaysia and sold as a 90$ "full" game on PC ><
    (w3 reforged is almost that)
     
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    The wonders of streaming services...
     
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    Two things immediately come to mind for me,

    1. Activision is making their own streaming service.

    2.Whatever anticheat both games are using does not play nice with streaming and it will hurt their bottom line too much to patch the issue.
     
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    A friend of mine who is disabled and on a very limited budget bought CoD a month or so ago and found out it was lacking an instruction set that was required for his CPU. Blizzard denied a refund. I suggested the GeforceNOW beta so he could actually play it. About 2 weeks before it came out of beta he finally got his invitation to use their service. He was thoroughly enjoying the game for hours on end ever since his acceptance. He was crushed when Actilizzard yanked their games off there. I've only heard the man cuss maybe twice in 8 years..... but that night, damn....
     
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    I don't like this mentality, Putting blizzard on this pedalstal and blaming Activision. I think Blizzard got greedy themselves and would have gone this way with or without Activision
     
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