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    Microsoft's deal to buy Activison/Blizzard for $67 billion, dead? UPDATE 3: Sony explains why it wants the merger blocked: they don’t trust Bethesda. and UPDATE 2: Turns out the FTC is also blocking the merger now.
  2. AlphaAtlas

    PEGI Rating Confirms Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remaster

    A listing for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" briefly appeared on the official PEGI website yesterday before quickly being taken down. Fortunately, media outlets like Charlie Intel managed to capture screenshots before PEGI killed the seemingly erroneous listing, which had a...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    Gamers Love Call of Duty 15's New Loot Boxes

    After a 4 month absence, loot boxes have finally come to Black Ops 4, and players couldn't be happier... Just kidding. Call of Duty fans in the game's subreddits and other communities aren't pleased with the new microtransaction changes, to say the least, and Eurogamer's writeup on the system...
  4. cageymaru

    Bungie Inks Deal to Leave Activision While Maintaining Control of Destiny

    Bungie has announced that it is in the early stages of becoming a self-publisher of its own games. It is relieving Activision of these duties after 8 years of partnership. The rights to Destiny will be transferred from Activision to Bungie, but the transition deal is in its early stages. Chinese...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Square Poaches Activation-Blizzard's Other CFO

    Just a few days after Activision lost their CFO to Netflix, reports that Square Inc. poached Amrita Ahuja from Blizzard Entertainment. Amrita reportedly worked at Blizzard for 8 years, and Square's CEO gave some typical corporate praise to their new CFO, calling Ahuja an...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Netflix Supposedly Poaches Activision Blizzard's CFO

    Activision-Blizzard's stock hasn't been performing particularly well, even when compared to the overall market slump late last year. Right now, it's sitting at about 43 dollars a share, compared to 83 in late September. So, one might think that the firing of Activision's CFO, Spencer Neumann...
  7. cageymaru

    Blizzard Entertainment Has Paid 100 Customer Service Employees to Voluntarily Quit

    Blizzard Entertainment is offering cash incentives equal a full year's pay to its customer service employees in Ireland to voluntarily quit their jobs. This is the fifth time that Blizzard has enriched the cash payout to employees. Remaining employees say that the loss of 100 associates has...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    Activision-Blizzard Stock is Tumbling

    These last two months have been pretty hard on stock market in general, but Activision-Blizzard seems to be faring worse than everyone else. Their stock price has plummeted from a high of about $83.3 in October to about $53 right now. For a company as large as Activision-Blizzard, that's bad...
  9. cageymaru

    Bungie Bundles Older Expansion Pass Content with Forsaken DLC

    The launch of Destiny 2 was very lackluster and the first two expansions didn't fix the issues that customers complained about. Frustrated players had become wary of paying $40 for the 3rd expansion called Destiny 2: Forsaken. Bungie has seen the writing on the wall and made the decision to...
  10. AlphaAtlas

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is Out

    Following a beta test last month, the full version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 came out at midnight last night. The new game ditches the single player campaign previous Call of Duty titles had, and in exchange, gets a battle royale mode as well as a more story-like zombie mode. Treyarch...
  11. cageymaru

    Blizzard Bans Third Party Data-Tracking Tools in Overwatch

    Blizzard has lowered the banhammer on third party data-tracking tools in the esports game Overwatch. These tools supposedly only allowed users to see extra statistics, but Blizzard stated otherwise in a forum post. "To provide more clarity, any third-party application that impedes on the...
  12. cageymaru

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Tokyo Game Show Trailer

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has a release date of March 22, 2019. Here is the new announcement trailer from the Tokyo Game Show. The Tokyo Game Show event is scheduled from Wednesday, September 19 - Sunday, September 23 2018. Wolf of arm, armor of Sengoku. From software and Activision's tags...
  13. AlphaAtlas

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Gets a Battle Royale Trailer

    Activision just released a trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's "Blackout" battle royale mode. My insider sources tell me that this is the 15th official Call of Duty game, not including 7 mobile releases and various DLC, but Black Ops 4 is the first one to feature a battle royale mode...
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    $1B Overwatch Revenue drives Activision-Blizzard to Record Q1 2017 Results

    In their quarterly earnings report for Q1 2017 yesterday evening, Activision-Blizzard announced a record quarter with $1.7B in revenues. A large part of this success has been credited towards Overwatch which has generated more than $1B in revenues and attracted over 30 million registered...
  15. Bees

    Call of Duty: WWII Livestream and Reveal Trailer

    More details have been released on the upcoming title Call of Duty: WWII with a livestream containing not only the previously mentioned reveal trailer, but hosting an interview session from London. Highlighted with development information from Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, and Sledgehammer...
  16. Bees

    Activision Announces Call of Duty: WWII

    In quietly hosting a countdown timer leading to a full reveal, Activision has announced its newest iteration of the Call of Duty series - Call of Duty: WWII. A livestream event will coincide the countdown’s conclusion on April 26th, likely revealing gameplay videos and a release date. Not many...