#1 - 2011/08/08 09:24:00 PMWhy does Blizzcon exist? To add on to that, why do we have to pay to watch a live stream of Blizzcon. There is a convention out their that happens every year in june that EVERY major game developer and console developer shows up to. And every year this convention is streamed for free on sites such as ign and gamespot. I am speaking of course about E3.
I always look forwards to E3. It lets me know what I have to look forwards to in the future of gaming. Nearly all big gaming industries show up to this convention except for one. This company is Blizzard. They have probably only done a presentation at 1 show in the last 8 years and it was about starcraft ghost, a game that was never released.
I guess my question is, why does Blizzard feel they need to hold their own show and charge people hundreds of dollars to watch it. Blizzard is definitely not bigger than the big three console developers, yet the console developers do their show for free. It seems like another cash grab to me. =(