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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Skylanders Cloud Patrol Hits iOS

    Activision is expanding the Skylanders franchise to iOS devices with Skylanders Cloud Patrol. The game features over 30 Skylanders to unlock, and lets you fly around on an air ship as you tap and swipe the touchscreen at enemies. Skylanders are brought to life in Cloud Patrol via codes on the figures... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Not Surprised Star Wars: The Old Republic Making Inroads On WoW

    Everyone is trying to get a slice of the MMO pie, and Activision Blizzard knows this has an effect on World of Warcraft. Recently one of the game's developers gave a nod to the competition coming from BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic. "Of course people are trying Star Wars – our... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard's Next MMO Will Probably Have Product Placement

    Blizzard Entertainment's much rumored next-gen MMO title will likely feature some form of product placement, if a new job posting is anything to go off of. The studio is looking to hire a Franchise Development Producer for the game, which is believed to be called Project Titan. The job description... More
  • Blog Post: Activision's Kotick Questions Star Wars: The Old Republic's Potential Profitability

    The first battle in Activision and EA's Call of Duty vs. Battlefield war might be over for now, but that doesn't mean the two companies don't have other chances to spar. Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has fired a shot against EA/BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic, questioning... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Fully Details WOW: Cataclysm's Final Major Patch

    Blizzard is pushing World of Warcraft: Cataclysm's final major patch (4.3) today, and the company has posted the full details. Take a look at the official trailer below and get a glimpse at Deathwing and the dire stakes involved. Full details of the patch can be found over at battle.net . For more... More
  • Blog Post: World of Warcraft Subscriptions Drop 10 Percent

    World of Warcraft continues to see declines in subscribers. Activision Blizzard reported yesterday that, since May, subscriptions have dropped from 11.4 million to 10.3 million players worldwide. Blizzard CEO Michael Morhaime said in a conference call the majority of the declines are coming from Eastern... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty: Black Ops Dev Treyarch Hiring For New Project

    Call of Duty fans and anyone excited about the next iterations of the Xbox and PlayStation may be intrigued by a job listing at developer Treyarch for a new project. The company has a listing for a senior software engineer that tasks that person with "bringing our hugely successful game to a new... More
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