Heartwarming Gift from Blizzard to a 70-Year-Old Gamer

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Activision Blizzard has prepared a surprise for Simon Tan, or “Uncle Simon,” as the Internet affectionately calls him.

(Source: Blizzard)

Simon Tan is a 70-year-old Singaporean paper mache artist and gamer. With his burning passion for video games, he has undertaken numerous projects throughout the years. One of his most notable creations is the infamous Frostmourne from the Warcraft franchise.

His passion for gaming and demonic characters led him to create an epic set of Diablo artwork last year. With only daily materials like cardboard, styrofoam, glue, and even toilet paper rolls, he managed to pull off a bust of Lilith and a replica of the Necromancer shield.

(Source: Blizzard)

Impressed by his love and dedication for the title, Blizzard decided to surprise Uncle Simon. They borrowed Tan’s models after the video shoot. Then, two renowned cosplay artists were commissioned to paint and enhance his creations. Once everything was settled, they invited the senior gamer and his niece to lunch. But actually, it was to present them the painted versions of his own crafts.

Tan, who adventures on the PlayStation 5, was taken aback by the vibrant colors on his models. The intricate attention to detail made his creations look real and alive, much to his amazement. Needless to say, he loved the surprise and adored what the cosplay artists had managed to pull off. The man sincerely admitted, however, although he is a big fan of painting, he is not planning to paint his artwork due to the effort involved.

Tan plans to play as a Barbarian in the Diablo IV open beta. He can’t wait to enjoy the title’s storyline. He mentioned that he might create another Necromancer shield when asked about his future projects. But after that, he is unsure what he will do next. But one thing is for sure, no matter what he decides to create, he always has the tremendous support of the gaming community by his side.

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