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May 18, 2017

Destiny 2 on PC Will Only Be Available Through Blizzard’s Battlenet

In an earlier tweet, Blizzard has confirmed that Destiny 2 will be exclusively distributed through Battlenet, Blizzard’s online gaming service.

This move came as a surprise: Blizzard’s Battlenet platform has historically been reserved for only Blizzard titles. But considering Activision, the publisher for Destiny and Destiny 2, is a sister company to Blizzard, the decision to leverage the platform isn’t too much of a shock.

According to Blizzard, it was tasked with handling Destiny 2’s social and networking aspect. The game will leverage Blizzard’s global network and online social functionality.

Blizzard’s Battlenet [...]

 
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April 27, 2017

“Call of Duty: WWII” Coming November 3

The upcoming Call of Duty: WWII will bring the player back to the second great war, breaking the futuristic theme that’s been recurring in the past few Call of Duty Titles.

The reveal trailer replicates the intensely morose atmosphere of Normandy. The player will take on the role of a single soldier and live through his journey in the epic campaign.

The game is available for pre-order now at callofduty.com and will be released on November 3, 2017.

 
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March 28, 2017

Destiny 2 Officially Announced, Worldwide Reveal Trailer Coming March 30

The sequel to Bungie and Activision’s massively popular first-person shooter was recently teased on the studio’s official Twitter page along with a teaser trailer.

The teaser trailer, titled “Last Call”, shows Cayde-6 sharing war stories while downing a green drink. In the flashbacks, Destiny’s The Last City gets destroyed while Cayde-6 provides some entertaining commentary of the event. Unfortunately, no actual gameplay was revealed, but it does reveal that a “worldwide reveal trailer” is coming on March 30, presumably with actual gameplay.

Destiny 2 is expected to be released this fall. Hopefully, Destiny will be [...]

 
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June 22, 2015

E3 2015: Disney Infinity 3.0 Inside Out Character Playset

Ever since Disney re-imagined and popularized collectible figures that “interact” with their games, a number of major companies such as Activision, Nintendo, and even Lego have jumped on the bandwagon introducing their own interactive collectibles. While these companies’ have few games and characters based on relatively new brands and stories, Disney has a seemingly never ending repertoire of characters from the days of hand drawn Uncle Walt originals to a bunch of newly created characters including those from their new film, Inside Out.

At Disney’s booth at E3, Disney showcased a number of these new collectibles for their latest update to the Disney [...]

 
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July 13, 2012

Steam Summer Sale is Here!

Ladies and gentleman, it’s time to empty your wallets because the Steam Summer Sale is here!

Similar to previous years, this year we’re looking at some fantastic deals on a huge variety of games. Franchise bundles like Total War Shogun 2 is at 71% off, Portal 2 is at 75% off, and Might & Magic Heroes IV is at 50% off. Along with those, we get developer packs as well including Valve’s Complete pack for 50% off, Bethesda’s Collection pack for 40% off, 2K’s Collection pack for 77% off, Square Enix Hit Collection for 79% off, as well as Activision’s pack for 71% off. In addition, this year Steam is also [...]

 
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May 14, 2012

Diablo 3 Open Beta Hosts 2,000,000+ Participants

Unlike games of the past where large, high budget games were beta tested by only a handful of beta testers at best, newer high budget games these days run open betas which allow anyone willing to participate a chance to get in on the action. This allows companies to fully stress test their equipment prior to a game launch and give prospective buyers of a certain game a bit of time to try it out and get a feel for the game mechanics.

According to a recent Activision earnings call, Blizzard president Michael Morhaime stated that the Diablo 3 Open Beta, which was open to the public, had in excess of over 2,000,000 participants [...]

 
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March 1, 2012

Blizzard Axes 600 Employees Worldwide

Gaming giant Blizzard/Activision recently announced a round of layoffs involving 600 members of its staff with most of the laid off employees in positions not related to game development.

Here’s what Mike Morhaime, CEO and Co-Founder of Blizzard has to say about the recent layoffs:

Constant evaluation of teams and processes is necessary for the long-term health of any business. Over the last several years, we’ve grown our organization tremendously and made large investments in our infrastructure in order to better serve our global community. However, as Blizzard and the industry have evolved we’ve also had to make [...]

 
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February 10, 2012

Blizzard Q4 Earnings Call – Record Revenues, Diablo III in Q2, New Call of Duty

Just took a quick read to the Blizzard earnings call for Q4 2011, so I’m going to share a couple pieces of interesting information.

They made a ton of money. Ok, cool story. That was expected.

They also have a ton of money saved up to launch:

Diablo 3, which is coming in Q2 2012.Or at least, “… we are targeting a Q2 launch for Diablo III. We expect to announce more details about the release schedule in the coming weeks.” Nice, all rumors confirmed. Wonder if we’ll be getting high budget commercials like MW3…

“… all-new, epic first person shooter title [...]

 
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December 12, 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Breaks $1 Billion in Sales

Just when you thought CoD: MW3 received enough awards and accolades including winning “Best Shooter” Award in Spike TV’s Video Games Awards Show over the weekend, this game isn’t done yet. Game publisher Activision Blizzard announced Monday that Modern Warfare 3 broke $1 billion in worldwide sales in the 16 days since the game’s release on November 8th. This impressive milestone also defeats the previous record holder, James Cameron’s 3D film “Avatar”, which took 17 days to achieve the $1 billion mark.

Here’s the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 live action trailer featuring Sam Worthington, Jonah Hill and Dwight [...]

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