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Activision Blizzard downgrades stock due to Old Republic concerns

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 22, 2011 4:30pm PST

Activision Blizzard has downgraded its stock rating due to indications that many World of WarCraft subscribers


"Very true The analyst pointed out that they've been steadily losing clients for years, good point."

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World of Warcraft subscriptions continue to decline; majority in the east

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2011 3:45pm PST

World of Warcraft subscriptions fell approximately 800,000 this quarter, dipping to 10.3 million. It was just over year ago, the game had welcomed its 12 millionth active subscriber.


"I knew this would happen with some of the changes the Cataclysm made - the time put in was ..."

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Activision Blizzard posts record digital revenue

By Xav de Matos, Nov 08, 2011 3:15pm PST

Activision Blizzard's digital channels continue to be a steady stream of revenue as the company has posted a record $427 million, which accounts for 57% of the company's total revenue.


StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer detailed

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 24, 2011 12:30pm PDT

New details about StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm's multiplayer and races were recently revealed at BlizzCon 2011.


"The idea of Super-Units in Starcraft is fucking dumb beyond comprehension. Leave that shit to ..."

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Activision Blizzard achieves record revenues; digital sales jump 27%

By Xav de Matos, Aug 03, 2011 3:20pm PDT

Activision Blizzard has announced record revenues, hitting $1.1 billion in sales this quarter versus $967 million in the same reported period a year ago.


"If it were anyone other than Blizzard, I'd pick "bad." but since it is Blizzard, I'll pick "good.""

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 'best-selling' game of all time

By Xav de Matos, May 09, 2011 3:25pm PDT

Activision Blizzard has revealed that Call of Duty: Black Ops now holds the distinction of "best-selling game of all time" in the U.S. and Europe.


"I plead guilty :( I really liked MW1, absolutely hated WaW (never even finished), kinda went ..."

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Activision Blizzard Annual Net Revenue Up; Workforce Restructured in Wake of Game Cancellations

By Xav de Matos, Feb 09, 2011 5:30pm PST

Activision Blizzard has confirmed that a wave of job losses will sweep through the company after revealing multiple titles in its catalog have been...


"I see my cunning expression wasn't lost on you. it sucked before he bought it, it sucks again."

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Activision Blizzard Reports 'Better-Than-Expected' Q3 2010 Results; Posts $51M in Profits

By Xav de Matos, Nov 04, 2010 6:00pm PDT

Activision Blizzard released its Q3 2010 report, revealing the company had exceeded its prior outlook by $145 million. Thanks in large part to...


"I suppose you could always wait until they're on sale and shortchange them their profits. That ..."

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Fan-Made King's Quest Sequel Cleared for July Release

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2010 6:20am PDT

The Silver Lining, the free fan-made sequel to Roberta Williams' hallowed adventure game series King's Quest, seems to have finally cleared all...


"Except for some rare exceptions, developer websites are usually boring marketing copy, devoid of ..."

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Rumor: Raven Working on New Call of Duty

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2010 7:00pm PDT

Singularity and Wolfenstein developer Raven Software "may be the latest studio to pick up the Call of Duty slack," according to Kotaku and its...


"agreed, I preferred World at War as well. Single player MW and MW2 wsa alright, but short. ..."

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About 35 Have Left Infinity Ward, Says Activision

By Chris Faylor, May 06, 2010 3:28pm PDT

"Approximately thirty-five others" have left Call of Duty series creator and Modern Warfare 2 developer Infinity Ward since owner Activision fired...


"Kotick is killing the PC evolution on gaming, i mean seriously... porting over a console game ..."

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Fan-Made King's Quest Sequel May Live On

By Chris Faylor, May 05, 2010 1:40pm PDT

In what can only be described as a prime example of history repeating itself, publisher Activision is now in "discussions" with independent...


"Without a doubt. I'm hoping that we'll see an EA-style turnaround, where they realise that ..."

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Halo Maker's Next Game Coming to 'All Platforms'

By Chris Faylor, Apr 29, 2010 8:16am PDT

The just-announced partnership between Halo series creator Bungie and publisher Activision "will bring [Bungie's] new intellectual property to fans...


"I might be missing something here. What good is owning your IP if for the rest of time only one ..."

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Halo Developer Bungie Partners with Activision

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 29, 2010 5:53am PDT

Halo creator Bungie today announced that it has entered an exclusive ten-year patnership with Activision "to bring Bungie's next big action game...


"*Activision-humping-consoles* That's something new... oh wait. PS: For the slow ones... ..."

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Activision Publishing CEO Resigns

By Chris Faylor, Apr 28, 2010 8:10am PDT

With Activision Blizzard embroiled in legal feuds bought on by the current and increasingly former makers of its lucrative Call of Duty franchise,...


"Same here. My first thought was, why wasn't this headline news!"

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