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Blizzard Entertainment is sticking to its story that, officially, Diablo Immortal is still launching on June 2 (tomorrow) on mobile. The hell with that, though—you can head over to Google's Play Store or Apple's App Store and download the game to your Android or iOS device and play it, for free, right this very... Read more...
Diablo: Immortal is set to release in just a few short days. However, fans of the series in certain countries will be unable to play the game. Specifically, Diablo Immortal will not be available in the Netherlands or Belgium due to laws that prohibit loot boxes. An Activision Blizzard spokesperson confirmed earlier... Read more...
It seems unlikely that anyone would be unclear on why Microsoft decided to purchase Activision-Blizzard. The massive gaming megacorporation has more hit franchises that are household names than you can count your hands, and Microsoft is obviously intent on cashing in on the explosive gaming market even more. If you... Read more...
There are plenty of opinions to go around on Microsoft's deal to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, but I'll say this—if Microsoft goes on to reboot franchises like King's Quest and other classics, I'll be ecstatic. It may very well happen, too. Xbox boss Phil Spencer alluded to the possibility when... Read more...
Now that Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, it is fair to wonder what that means for the future of iconic franchises on Sony's PlayStation hardware. Games and franchies like Call of Duty: Warzone, Spyro, and Crash Bandicoot are all at risk of becoming Xbox exclusives, if Microsoft wanted to go... Read more...
Warzone players have another reason to rejoice when it comes to cheaters in game. Activision Blizzard's Ricochet implemented a new anti-cheat measure that has targeted those using aimbots, and the damage is noticeable. Just today, Microsoft announced the acquisition of Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. It... Read more...
Microsoft is on the cusp of owning a whole bunch of additional iconic franchises and characters, including Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, and every other gaming IP that falls under the purview of Activision Blizzard. That's because Microsoft announced it is acquiring Activision Blizzard for a... Read more...
NVIDIA's GeForce NOW game streaming service exited beta last week and became a commercially avail product to the masses. What makes GeForce NOW so special is that it connects to existing PC game stores, allowing you to stream games that you have already purchased, to various computing platforms regardless of... Read more...
Activision Blizzard and Google have announced a multi-year strategic relationship that will see Google Cloud services as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard's game hosting infrastructure. YouTube will act as the exclusive streaming partner globally, excluding China, for live broadcasts of Activision... Read more...
Thanks to key game franchises such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, and even Candy Crush, publisher Activision Blizzard was able to rake in a record $7.5 billion in revenue last year, which is nearly half a billion dollars more than it collected in 2017. Nevertheless, layoffs are coming in a bid to reach the company's... Read more...
On the surface, the breakup between Activision Blizzard and Bungie has been mostly amicable, despite tensions that ultimately led to the divorce. That has come as little consolation to investors, though, some of which have banded together in a potential class action lawsuit against Activision Blizzard in the wake of... Read more...
We don't know if it was bound to happen, but it did—publisher Activision Blizzard and developer Bungie have split up. Perhaps it was...destiny? Or more precisely, the Destiny franchise, which Bungie will assume complete creative control and publishing rights, Activision Blizzard and Bungie announced in a joint... Read more...
The Overwatch community has been shaken by a controversial “social experiment”. “Ellie”, the first female North American Overwatch Contenders player, was actually an imposter. Both Blizzard and Overwatch Contenders team Second Wind have confirmed the sad truth. Overwatch Contenders is a tournament for potential pro... Read more...
If you haven’t been bombarded at some point with numerous Facebook notifications to join your friends for a round of Candy Crush, consider yourself lucky. You can’t shake a stick without hitting somehow hitting something related to Candy Crush (an iOS users know all too well about tricky banners that automatically... Read more...
Like many MMORPGs, World of Warcraft can be a grind. To sidestep the time commitment required to continually level up a character, gather resources, improve skills, or whatever else is desired, some gamers turn to bots, software that automates the process. The only problem is, Activision Blizzard isn't so keen on this... Read more...
When it comes to lucrative game franchises two of the most well-known ones happen to be Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto. Activision publishes the CoD franchise while Take-Two Interactive is responsible for publishing GTA. However, there are rumors floating around that Activision might be trying to purchase Take-Two. Speculation began when... Read more...
Let's face it, the Call of Duty franchise is practically a license to print money at this point. As if we need reminding of that, Activision sent out a press release today announcing that it sold more than $1 billion of Call of Duty: Ghosts into retail stores worldwide on the very first day of availability. Helping to... Read more...
Activision Blizzard, Inc. has finally managed to buy back billions of dollars of shares from parent company Vivendi Universal as part of a deal that first announced back in July. That deal hit a snag after several shareholders filed a lawsuit, prompting a U.S. court to halt the transaction in September. On Friday, however, a Delaware court... Read more...
Fans of the best-selling Guitar Hero video game series will have even more songs to fuel their fantasies of pop glory. Activision Blizzard has confirmed that Guitar Hero: Van Halen is in the works according to video-game blog Joystiq. No specific tracks have been named, but Activision has said it will include music from guest bands such as... Read more...