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In case you missed it, Blizzard ran a pretty swell April Fool's Day prank last week that in all fairness, left a lot of us wishing the Frostdoge Clan were a real thing. But alas, no such luck to be had. Who knows though. Maybe Blizzard will pull through in due time.

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Via: gamezone
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And I quote, as posted on their Facebook page over the weekend:

"We have announced today that Black Desert Online will get special butt pose victory animations in the new Crimson Battlefield PvP mode, which was added as part of the Mediah Expansion earlier this week.

"The Crimson Battlefield is an instanced 40v40 PvP mode which can be entered in groups of five or individually. When players emerge victorious, their characters will flaunt their buttocks right before the end results screen appears. The new animations are unique to each class and will be available to both genders."

The first series of butt pose animations will be added during next week's maintenance and will be made available at no additional cost. A wider range of optional butt pose animations will be made available through the cash shop at a later stage."

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Alright, Blizzard Entertainment outdid themselves for April Fool's Day..again. Anyone else out there gung-ho to play the living sh*t out of this hypothetical game? Yep. Let's take a quick look at another skullduggerous prank unleashed by Blizzard for this grand day of trickery:

You've got the freshly announced Frostdoge Clan, which in all honesty should totally be added as part of the game for going forwards. Such quest, such wow indeed.



Oh, and the 'reward title' is absolutely sensational:



The cold hard truth of it all is Blizzard Entertainment spawned desired, where there was otherwise none to be had. The only path toward redemption now is to give us this! Happy April Fool's Day, all.

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Via: Kotaku
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When one particularly perturbed Overwatch gamer named Fipps basically flipped the f**k out on a forum over the 'over the shoulder' pose (I mean hey, you're entitled to your own opinion..) the game's director made quick moves to say they'll be removing it in his official statement that reads, "We'll replace the pose. We want *everyone* to feel strong and heroic in our community. The last thing we want to do is make someone feel uncomfortable, under-appreciated or misrepresented. Apologies and we'll continue to try to do better.

And now, the pose in its full and unfettered, and highly controversial glory:



Next, a tidbit from the incendiary monolague unleashed by the outraged Fipps on the actual forum:

“What about this pose has anything to do with the character you’re building in tracer? It’s not fun, its not silly, it has nothing to do with being a fast elite killer. It just reduces tracer to another bland female sex symbol.”

“We aren’t looking at a Widowmaker pose here, this isn’t a character who is in part defined by flaunting her sexuality. This pose says to the player base, oh we’ve got all these cool diverse characters, but at any moment we are willing to reduce them to sex symbols to help boost our investment game.”

“I have a young daughter that everyday when I wake up wants to watch the recall trailer again. She knows who tracer is, and as she grows up, she can grow up alongside these characters. What I’m asking is that as you continue to add to the overwatch cast and investment elements, you double down on your commitment to create strong female characters. You’ve been doing a good job so far, but shipping with a tracer pose like this undermines so much of the good you’ve already done.”

What do you think? Are people getting 'butt-hurt' over a badass pose, or what? 


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Let's call him courageous writer Shivam Bhatt stole some time at the 2016 Game Developer's Conference held in San Francisco to chat with Blizzard Co-Founder David Brevik during a Q&A about Diablo

Bhatt carpe'd that diem and confessed to Brevik that he pirated the game almost two decades ago, offering up some cash on the spot for his transgression. Not only did Bhatt pretty much get rewarded with the most surreal reaction possible--Brevik taking a pic with him:

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He even got a shoutout on Twitter from Brevik about the incident as well.

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