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  • Blog Post: Activision Acquires Candy Crush Developer King For $5.9 Billion

    Activision has announced that it has acquired King Digital for $5.9 billion. The announcement comes in conjunction with the publisher's earnings call, which is scheduled for tomorrow morning. King Digital is best known for its work developing the Candy Crush series, which has become a cultural phenomenon... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subscriptions Plummet To 5.6 Million

    The next World of Warcraft expansion can't come soon enough for Blizzard. Today during the Activision earnings call the publisher revealed that number of subscribers for its popular MMO have dropped to 5.6 million, continuing a downward trend for the title. Since the high water mark of 12 million... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of The Storm Gets Release Date & Open Beta

    Blizzard has announced a release date and open-beta details for Heroes of the Storm – its free-to-play MOBA featuring some of its most well-known characters. The PC game launches on June 2, with the open beta commencing on May 19. Blizzard says that when the title releases, it will have more than... More
  • Blog Post: Is Activision Blizzard One Of The Best Companies To Work For?

    If you're looking for a job in the video game industry then you might not want to fly past Activision Blizzard's job board. According to Fortune Magazine 's list of Best Companies To Work For in 2015, Activision Blizzard has one of the best employee satisfaction ratings in the U.S. This marks... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Raises $1.9 Million For Red Cross With World of Warcraft Pet Sale

    World of Warcraft players have embraced "Argi," a World of Warcraft pet, to the tune of nearly $2 million - all of which goes to a great cause. Blizzard donated the proceeds of every Argi pet sold from December 3 and 31 of last year, in addition to $10 for every sale of a bundle that included... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Drives Activision Blizzard Earnings Past Estimates

    With six franchises driving revenue, Activision Blizzard has surpassed its Q4 earnings estimates. Driven by Destiny's wildly successful launch, Diablo III, and Hearthstone, Activision Blizzard reported its biggest third quarter in history, with sales rising 78 percent over last year. More than two... More
  • Blog Post: Destiny Cracks 9.5 Million Registered Users

    Bungie's new universe has certainly proven its appeal to gamers. According to the Activision Blizzard's quarterly earnings report, Destiny has more than 9.5 million registered users across all of the platforms. This is the first report on how Destiny is faring since September, when Activision... More
  • Blog Post: World Of Warcraft Subs Up

    Publisher/developer Activision Blizzard today touted that subscriptions for World of Warcraft are up for the year. According to internal estimates by the company itself, WoW had approximately 7.6 million subscribers by the end of the third quarter, and this was up to 7.8 million as of the end of the... More
  • Blog Post: Give Back By Buying A Call Of Duty Personalization Pack

    Activision, Call of Duty: Black Ops II developer Treyarch, and Microsoft are banding together to give you a sizable discount on Black Ops II's Personalization Packs as well as a way for you to help veterans. Starting tomorrow (October 8) through October 14, players can purchase Personalization Packs... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Implementing Microtransaction Store Into World Of Warcraft

    Blizzard says it's in the first steps of introducing an in-game microtransaction store for World of Warcraft, allowing players to purchase items that will help in leveling their players. The company says the store will start up initially in Asia, but that it does intend to spread it to all of the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Vivendi Turns To Activision Blizzard To Solve Its Financial Woes

    After failing to find a buyer for its controlling shares in Activision Blizzard, Vivendi may take out a gigantic loan in the publisher's name for some much-needed financial relief. According to the Financial Times (via Reuters ), Vivendi will gain new managerial powers over Activision Blizzard tomorrow... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Teams Selected To Compete In Call of Duty Championship

    Activision just announced that eight teams from Call of Duty's in-game Champions Series League have been chosen to attend the upcoming worldwide Call of Duty Championship in Hollywood. The teams will compete in Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Below is a list of the teams from the Champions... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Announces Impressive 2012 Sales Numbers

    Activision Blizzard released its 2012 calendar year financials today, and defied the slumping game market with impressive sales numbers. CEO Bobby Kotick said, “We are very pleased to report that Activision Blizzard delivered the best performance in its history. With better-than-expected net revenues... More
  • Blog Post: Activision Blizzard Bringing Next-Generation Rendering Talk To GDC

    Attendees of this year's Game Developers Conference are going to get a look at Activision Blizzard's next-generation technology in a talk called "Photorealistic Eyes Rendering and Deformation." Activision's Jorge Jimenez will lead the talk and tells GDC that his presentation "will... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Game Director Leaves Post

    After seven years of working on Diablo III, game director Jay Wilson has announced that he is leaving the project to take a new position within Blizzard. In a post on the Battle.net forums, Wilson talked about the decision: "I recently celebrated my seven-year anniversary working on Diablo III,... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Release Date

    Blizzard has officially announced a release date for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm for this spring. The game will come out on March 12, and include regular and digital versions ($39.99), a Digital Deluxe version ($59.99), and a Collector's Edition ($79.99). Both the regular digital version and... More
  • Blog Post: Maine GOP Attacks Candidate For Playing World of Warcraft

    Apparently, some political operatives in Maine have decided that people who play World of Warcraft are unfit for office. According to the news site Politico, Colleen Lachowicz, a Democratic candidate running for the Maine state senate against incumbent Sen. Tom Martin, has been the target of a mailing... More
  • Blog Post: Play Any Race In World Of Warcraft For Free

    An upcoming patch for the game allows players to play as any race, regardless of which version or expansion packs you have. Patch 5.0.4, among other things, lets you even play as the upcoming Pandaren when it is released on August 28. This is irrespective of whether you buy Mists of Pandaria when it... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Microsoft, Time Warner Vetted As Suitors For Activision Blizzard

    Vivendi, majority owner of Activision Blizzard, may be looking to sell the video game publisher/developer, and Microsoft and others are being sized up for the sale. Reuters reports that multiple sources have told it that Vivendi has hired a bank to check out potential suitors for Activision Blizzard... More
  • Blog Post: Diablo III Breaks PC Sales Records

    If you're playing Diablo III, you're definitely not alone. According to Activision Blizzard, the action-RPG has broken day-one PC sales records, selling more than 3.5 million copies of the game in 24 hours. And that's just the beginning. When you include players who got the game as part of... More
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