Blizzard Hands Out 600 Pink Slips, Diablo III Still on Track

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TechLarry

Ok, so we got this new game ready to ship that's gonna make us millions.

Now, you 600 over there that got us here, there's the door. Thank you for your support.

P.S. I love the new yacht you guys bought me !!! Hugs and kisses !!!

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Archangel1976

Hey, it was either let those 600 people go, or Mr. Kotick had to give up his bonus. We all know you guys would rather have Mr. Kotick get his bonus as opposed to better customer service or something ridiculous like that!

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Archangel1976

Let's do a little math.

100k subs lost... $15 a piece. $1.5 mil

600 jobs cut... $2500 a month in wages each... $1.5 mil!!!!

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Wraithwing

That's Blizzard's customer service down the toilet then......

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yammerpickle2

I wonder how many programmers and other working developers they could afford to keep on if the eliminated just one level of senior management? I mean they are already extremely profitable, do they really need to lay off people, or do they just want to reduce head count to get bigger bonuses for the executives.

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OCFRED

From what I do know the pyramid is much wider and not nearly so tall as You imply; if anything it's due to suits in France pushing for a nickel in dividends.

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Archangel1976

Blizzard employed 5000 people. Past tense. They just cut 12% of the workforce. You really honestly think the "base" is so much wider than the pyramid is "tall"? Really?

Pay attention to the news sometime. The top of the pyramid, as a whole, is waaaaaaaaaaay ahead of the base. I doubt it's much different at Blizzard.

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Mortal_M

This Diablo III is starting to sound more like Duke Nukem Forever

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compro01

Nope, it's still on schedule for a release date of Soon™.

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Jeffredo

Indeed. Never thought of the parallel, but you're right. Its getting ridiculous.

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Slurpy

Hopefully they laid off the guy who decided to eliminate randomly-generated maps and skill trees in Diablo III.

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