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Jumpin for Joy: Starcraft II moves to 2010. Thank God!

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August 05, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: ATVI

AMEN Bobby Kotick.  Don't listen to the naysayers....whether they be media, shareholders, money managers that have a stake in ATVI, or other....

Pushing Starcraft II to 2010 is extremely the right thing to do here.  I couldn't be any happier now with my stake in ATVI. 

Because the one thing that is worse that a major title getting pushed past Christmas of 2009 is a Major Title underperforming badly all of the expectations that investors have for the game title cause the economy stinks.

I'd rather push back Starcraft II to Christmas of 2010 if it needs to go that far...... Than to see it release in as bad an economic environment that we are in right now.

So, I really couldn't care less about the EPS beat... or the Revenue Beat... or whatever the share price happens to be doing now in the after hours market... I don't care about the margin growth....

I'll let all of the other Investors jump for joy over those statistics....

My focus on this was to see to it that the right thing is done about Starcraft II.   Starcraft II deserves to be pushed back in hopes for a better economic situation when it lands on store shelves.

I want Starcraft II to do really, really, well.. I want it to beat my expectations for that game title..

My expectations are for Starcraft II sales to rival that of Starcraft I.  (period).  Anything less to me is unacceptable...  But, I can't sit here thinking that is what is going to happen when both America AND South Korea are experiencing economic turmoil still.

So... Like a School Girl in a Cheer Leader Outfit:  "Push it back... Push it back... Waaaaay Back!"

Videogamers won't like it... but then again how long have Videogamers been waiting around for "DUKE NUKEM FOREVER" to release?  Try Forever.  So they will get over it.

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#1) On August 05, 2009 at 4:30 PM, Melaschasm (65.55) wrote:

As far as I can remember, Blizzard has never released a game within 6 months of its original release date.  They usually push back the release several times. 

Even if Blizzard is ignoring the economy, I don't expect to see Starcraft 2 until we get close to summer 2010, and even that may be optimistic.

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#2) On August 05, 2009 at 4:52 PM, Varchild2008 (84.67) wrote:

I agree.  The whisper date to Gamestop was definitely premature.

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#3) On August 05, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Varchild2008 (84.67) wrote:

+1 Pre-Order for Call of Duty Prestige Edition.

See what happens when a company makes a Shareholder happy? 

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#4) On August 16, 2009 at 5:26 AM, cbrathw8 (< 20) wrote:

Only visited this article because you mentioned DUKE NUKEM FOREVER!!! DUKE LIVES ON IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF HIS LEGION OF FANS AND SUPPORTERS!

DUKE CANNOT BE DENIED AND WILL BE BACK TO SAVE THE WORLD IN DUKE NUKEM FOREVER, which will be out when it freakin' ready, and not a moment sooner. The h8z can take a word of advice from Duke, and expel it out a certain orifice with great force.

Love STARCRAFT, AND WARCRAFT, Blizzard still rocks the Fantasy RPG scene.

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