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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

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

- twhiting9275 see all 98 comments

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.

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

- nitefyre410 see all 88 comments

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.

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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.

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

- Disarray see all 45 comments

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.

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

- skizl see all 4 comments

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.

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

- BigT see all 30 comments

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...

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

- vertdang see all 27 comments

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...

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

- HisDivineOrder see all 21 comments

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...

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

- the archvile see all 24 comments

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...

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

- bladerogers see all 49 comments

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...

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

- inf3ct3dj0ker see all 46 comments

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...

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

- PlayfulPuppy see all 12 comments

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...

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

- Agrona see all 36 comments

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...

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

- nOpe1984 see all 113 comments

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,...

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

- jazz_uc see all 37 comments