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Blizzard cancels Overwatch Nintendo Switch launch event at Nintendo NY Store


The Overwatch launch party for the Nintendo Switch which was supposed to happen at the Nintendo NY store tomorrow has been canceled without a reason being given. The news was shared today by the official Nintendo NY Twitter account which states that the event was canceled by Blizzard. The company’s apologised to fans for any inconvenience caused by the unexpected cancellation.

31 thoughts on “Blizzard cancels Overwatch Nintendo Switch launch event at Nintendo NY Store”

  1. The thing though, and I might just be in a jaded mood today, but no one cares anymore. About anything. Morality is out the window for like 75% of people. You know how usually it’s like the Vocal minority like the alt right and their crazy shit. Like people complaining about Star Wars or Star Trek for having too many women.

    Now we’re the vocal minority. The people fighting for empathy, the people who give a shit. Most the people I talk to are just like “Who gives a shit. Stop talking about politics you’re ruining my game.” No one cares about anything anymore. They will watch the world burn and do nothing. It’s like the whole world has turned into the joker. I used to say we were fighting a cold war against empathy, I’ve been saying that for over a year now… but I think the war is over. The war is over and we’ve lost and nothing changes, the poor will die, the rich will pretend they didn’t matter. Everyone will believe all the lies all the time. Everyone has their blinders on now and it’s over. It’s done. No one cares anymore. The only sliver I have left is the upcoming Canadian and US federal elections, but I know the Canadian ones are screwed. All I hear about is how evil Trudeau is and how we should all vote conservative… completely ignoring the fact that every mistake Trudeau has made has been a right leaning mistake. His biggest problem is that he’s too conservative, so everyone’s gonna vote in a conservative instead. They see Donald trump and they say “Yes Please” and then they shut themselves off to anything that isn’t telling them how right they are. And it’s not just Canada. It’s Poland. It’ Turkey. It’s Britain! Freaking Brexit. Everyone is only interested at being lied into a lull while our planet burns.

    Why do I bring this up. Because people keep talking about strikes at Blizzcon like it’s going to matter. It’s not going to matter. it’s going to be 25, or 50, or a hundred people, out of like 10,000 or whatever and no one will care. The media will care. They show up and sensationalize it, but it wont accomplish anything. It will be exactly like the Area 51 attack or whatever. Everyone will show up for the memes, take pictures of themselves naruto running at the blizzard logo, then go home.

    We live in hell– no no we don’t. We live in Purgatory. Hell is what comes next.

    1. I think you need to see more people my dude.
      Sure I wholeheartedly agree with you on some parts – that is if you’re on the internet a lot.
      The people I meet are genuine, kind, well-behaved and interested in the political change in our country. They want the best for themselves, their families and their children.
      You only see these kind of people you’re talking about on social media.
      Y’know why some people don’t want to talk about politics in their games?
      Cause they’re fictional, they’re here to entertain you, keep your spirits up when they’re down.

      1. I wish I could agree with you. The reality is I live in Hamilton Ontario Canada, and everyone around me is the exact same way as the people you say are only on the internet. My own parents are hardcore conservative, tried to explain to my why a holocaust against Muslims would be justified the last time we talked. I’m not kidding. My own father told me that because they blow up buildings it gives us the right to hate all muslims, imprison them and anything else. Torture it’s all good to them.

        On top of that I work at a gas station, and the people I see coming in. For one thing, the Sun sells 10x more then the star. And every time people go on and on at me about how horrible the liberals are, how we’re all crybabies and losers, and how conservatives are gonna “wipe out” all us crybabies until only the real men are left.

        I’ve been called so many insane things. Faggot, sheep, libtard, ignorant, loser, crybaby, SJW, I’ve heard it all. I’ve heard it all online, on social media, in WOW, but also I’ve herad it in real life directly to my face. Mayeb you’re lucky, and live in a part of the world I clearly would love to live in as well. But that’s not been my experience in other places where I’ve frequented.

      1. @Skeletons420

        Uh… 8 suicides? Are you saying those are the only deaths in china? Are you ignoring the political prisoners by the thousands, many of who were forcefully organ harvested, some while still alive and awake eyewitness reports say from a report by a london committee run by the UN. You wanna call that fake news?

    2. “Like people complaining about Star Wars or Star Trek for having too many women.”

      You’re starting your post with a lie. The complaint is not that there are too many women. Even the people for whom that is their actual motivation, that is not the complaint that they make. This is but a taste of the ignorance fueled bigotry of your post.

      ” I used to say we were fighting a cold war against empathy”

      A side where you’re clearly *opposed* to empathy, casting everyone who disagrees with you to any degree as being morally deficient, and having no motivation for disagreeing with you other than being a mustache twirling villain.

      ” I’ve been saying that for over a year now… but I think the war is over. ”

      How old are you? A year is nothing.

      “All I hear about is how evil Trudeau is and how we should all vote conservative… completely ignoring the fact that every mistake Trudeau has made has been a right leaning mistake.”

      What mistake of his is right leaning? At all? Wearing black face? You know doing something racist has absolutely literally zero to do with the right/left political spectrum right? Objectively, by every definition you could possibly find, these are not “right leaning mistakes”. Cronying up with foreign nations and big businesses? Also not a right leaning mistake. They are fundamentally contrary to the premise of conservatism. Your attitude here, of simply equating opposing worldviews as synonyms for immorality, that far and away is more damaging to culture than anything you list. It destroys empathy. It destroys honesty. It destroys substantive debate. It destroys elections based on anything other than bias. It splits nations into a thousand smaller fragments of people with no reason to work together for any reason. You are your own bad guy.

      “They see Donald trump and they say β€œYes Please” and then they shut themselves off to anything that isn’t telling them how right they are.”

      You know Donald Trump is not particularly conservative right? All of the most conservative wings of the party consistently criticize him. It is becoming increasingly obvious that you don’t know what conservatism actually is, and simply associate it with “Those other guys that I don’t like”.

      ” Freaking Brexit. ”

      Brexit was always going to be an issue. You have removed from a people the ability to directly elect the people making laws over them. Naturally, a certain number of people are not going to be content letting Italy, France, and Germany get together and tell Britain how they need to run Britain. While individually many of these people fall onto a right/left spectrum (which itself has nothing to do with empathy or morality), the issue itself is not right/left. It is in no way inconsistent with liberalism to oppose a nation being obligated to follow laws with horribly inadequate representation in how those laws are made. It also requires no lack of empathy nor any lack of caring about morality.

      “We live in hell– no no we don’t. We live in Purgatory. Hell is what comes next.”

      You live in the most prosperous age of the most prosperous nations in world history. You do so with a dramatically *more* empathetic culture than 95% of societies in world history. You have absolutely no perspective, and in your lack of perspective, you’re treating people like garbage. You’re looking at this all wrong. Blizzard did something morally objectionable….. and basically *EVERYONE* cared. Can they change the company? Of course not. They don’t own it. How could they force a change?

      You want to find empathy though?

      The Daily Wire, home of ultra conservative Ben Shapiro, who because he is conservative is according to you apparently a bad guy, has been covering the Blizzard issue in an extremely pro-Hong Kong light. Those people “complaining about too many women in Star Wars and Star Trek” like say….. The Quartering on Youtube? Not only has he done several videos on the topic, but he plunked down $3000 of his own money to buy signs and shirts and flyers for a protest at blizzcon.

      Give people a chance and listen once in awhile. Maybe they’ll surprise you.

      1. “Give people a chance and listen once in a while.” I would but your response began with a lie, calling what I said about star trek and star wars is a lie. It’s not. I have heard many people very specifically call things like Georgieu and Burnham pandering to the PC audience. I’ve seen people call Rey a Mary Sue. And if you really think none of that is true, you’re so ignorant I’m not interested in reading further.

        1. cronotose is not calling the idea that there are a few people like that a lie. What he’s calling a lie is the accusation that most of the people that hate Star Trek Discovery, Star Wars 7, & Star Wars 8 are just a bunch of alt right losers angry that there are “too many women.” When you used the term usually, you were basically saying most of the people criticizing these shows are alt right when that’s just not true. It’s like saying most Muslims are terrorists because of the few that flew planes into the World Trade Centers or that most of mainland China’s population is a bunch of monsters because of the few in the government that control the country. If you wouldn’t say that about Muslims or Chinese people, why is it okay to say the same about most of the people speaking out against STD, SW7, & SW8?

    3. I don’t know about Star Trek but I think the complaint about Star Wars is they ruined it in the process of using it to push an agenda. The same people you’re referring to love Princess Leia and are disappointed the new women lack her strong personality. Personally I didn’t mind the characters themselves, but Rey using mind trick so easily threw me off and The Last Jedi was just a terrible and confusing mess which did none of it’s characters any justice.

      1. I’ve followed plenty of YouTubers that spoke a lot about Star Trek & it’s biggest issue is exactly like the issues people have with Star Wars. There is another issue, concerning STD, but I haven’t paid any real attention to that one. Just google Anas Abdin Star Trek Discovery if you’re interested in getting the details.

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      This doesn’t mean that an Overwatch character could come to Smash Ultimate. But to be honest if I want an FPS genre character I want DooM Guy

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    I admit that I don’t know much about the Heartstone tournament which is giving problems to Blizzard.

    I can only guess they don’t want to talk about that inside the Nintendo store.

    While politic stuff is important I say that videogames doesn’t have anything to do with politic.

    That’s it. If I’m wrong then so be it.

    1. The long and the short of it is that they banned a hearthstone player for a year, and took away 100% of his winnings for the current tournament, for saying on stream that he supports the Honk Kong protests. From a politically neutral perspective, this is at the very least, a *ridiculously* over the top punishment, effectively negating two full years of his wages.

      The official account for Blizz on the Chinese version of twitter then made a post about “protecting the dignity of their country”. Hardly a politically neutral response. A response Blizzard has been trying very hard to pretend didn’t happen.

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        I heard this but I have also heard that two chinese journalist were also fired. I heard most people saying that Blizzard was too hard for this punishment.

        Thanks for the info anyway πŸ‘πŸΌ

  3. Hope this shut up morons who want an OW character in Smash.

    But who am I kidding? And Nintendo is dumb enough to do it anyway. They did it with Simon/Richter and Joker despite Castlevania and P5 not coming for Switch.

    1. Persona 5 S is coming to Switch so that covers Joker. As for Simon/Richter, a collection of Castlevania games is coming to the Switch. And if you wanted an original Castlevania game that isn’t old & isn’t a collection of games or re-releases, well the franchise hasn’t had one of those in years. And why is that you ask? Because Konami, the ones that own the franchise, have been fucking idiots for the last several years and practically abandoned video game systems in favor of pachinko (basically slot (and I think pinball) machines.

      1. Persona 5 S is only a musou spin-off (maybe, since it’s strongly implied Kasumi’s origins will be dealt with there). It’s not the original game. As for Castlevania, why put Richter as an Echo since neither Rondo nor SotN were in Nintendo consoles? Simon I can get behind, but Richter was an odd choice. Even Gabriel would make more sense.

        When they started putting 3rd party representatives, I was expecting they wouldn’t suck it up for companies who were outright ignoring Nintendo these past generations. Snake’s inclusion was just a glorified way to promote MGS4 in PS3. At least Sonic had more “exclusive” games than Snake ever was.

    2. Even if a brand new Castlevania game was coming out & skipping Switch, the first two Castlevania games ever released featured Simon as the protagonist so he can also be considered a legacy addition to Smash Ultimate. Honestly, when they first started adding 3rd party characters to Smash with Brawl, Simon should have been one of those initial 3rd party entrants because of his history with Nintendo systems. I’d argue he should have got in over Sonic back then since Simon was on Nintendo systems before Sonic ever was.

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