Entries in 'blizzard' (237)

EA and Activision dominate Q3 and Q4

EA and Activision dominate Q3 and Q4

As part of its new report on what’s in store for the games industry for the remainder of the year, analyst firm Screen Digest has claimed that global publishing giants ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 27th 2008 at 10:52AM in News
LEIPZIG 08: Quantum Of Solace delayed

LEIPZIG 08: Quantum Of Solace delayed

The co-designer of Activision Blizzard’s upcoming James Bond title Quantum Of Solace has revealed that the game will be released in November. A little later than the previously announced October ...
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 20th 2008 at 3:37PM in News
Warcraft launches in Russia

Warcraft launches in Russia

Blizzard’s World Of Warcraft and its expansion The Burning Crusade have both finally seen a release in Russia.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 6th 2008 at 11:31AM in News
Activision discusses CoD MMO

Activision discusses CoD MMO

Activision has admitted that Blizzard is set to play a role in the progression of both the Guitar Hero and Call Of Duty franchises.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 4th 2008 at 12:24PM in News

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Diablo III ‘heavily’ in development

Diablo III ‘heavily’ in development

Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime has confirmed that Diablo III is already ‘heavily’ in development.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 4th 2008 at 11:24AM in News
Sega: EA has been a petulant child

Sega: EA has been a petulant child

In a frank interview with American news agency Forbes, Sega of America president Simon Jeffery has labelled EA a “petulant child” in reference to the way it has conducted ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2008 at 11:51AM in News
Ludlam reacquires Bourne game rights

Ludlam reacquires Bourne game rights

Following the news that Activision Blizzard is to reassess its IP catalogue and existing studio structure, it has been confirmed that Ludlam Entertainment has reacquired the gaming rights to its ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2008 at 11:16AM in News
Vivendi projects and studios facing the axe

Vivendi projects and studios facing the axe

Activision Blizzard has revealed that it will sell off unwanted studios and projects it acquired after its colossal deal with Vivendi games.

by Michael French
on Jul 29th 2008 at 10:52AM in News

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Activision Blizzard to suffer job cuts

Activision Blizzard to suffer job cuts

Following the completion of the Activision and Blizzard merger, the publisher’s CFO Thomas Tippl has revealed to MCV that it is now creating an “all-star team” from the staff of ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 17th 2008 at 12:46PM in News
Record Activision-Blizzard financials exceed expectations

Record Activision-Blizzard financials exceed expectations

The newly formed Activision-Blizzard has announced its financial results for its fiscal Q1 2009, ending June 30th 2008, which show record net revenues of $650 million – far in excess ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 15th 2008 at 4:11PM in News
Activision Blizzard in for Take Two?

Activision Blizzard in for Take Two?

In the aftermath of the Activision Blizzard merger’s completion, a range of industry analysts have speculated on the new publisher’s next move – and one has suggested that Take ...
by Neil Long
on Jul 11th 2008 at 10:57AM in News
Activision Blizzard’s new management structure explained

Activision Blizzard’s new management structure explained

As the ink dries on the Activision Blizzard deal, the firm has released details of its new management structure, complete with its eleven-strong gamg of Board members.

by Neil Long
on Jul 10th 2008 at 3:50PM in News

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Activision Blizzard: ‘We’re thinking big’

Activision Blizzard: ‘We’re thinking big’

Newly-anointed Activision Blizzard chairman Rene Penisson has stated that the publisher is perfectly positioned to lead the way across North America, Europe and the growing Asian market, having just finalised ...
by Neil Long
on Jul 10th 2008 at 3:33PM in News
Activision Blizzard deal officially finalised

Activision Blizzard deal officially finalised

The ‘deal that shook the industry’ has finally been rubber stamped - and Activision Blizzard has thrown down the gauntlet to the rest of the publishing community by stating that ...
by Neil Long
on Jul 10th 2008 at 3:28PM in News
Activision shareholders approve Vivendi deal

Activision shareholders approve Vivendi deal

Activision’s shareholders have agreed by majority to approve a ‘merger’ with Vivendi Games.

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 9th 2008 at 10:46AM in News
Diablo III confirmed

Diablo III confirmed

Blizzard has confirmed that a third instalment in the revered Diablo III franchise is on its way to PC and Mac.

by Tim Ingham
on Jun 30th 2008 at 11:04AM in News

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Speculation mounts about Blizzard’s surprise

Speculation mounts about Blizzard’s surprise

An evolving splash page on the Blizzard website has got the virtual tongues of internet gamers wagging ahead of the firm’s Worldwide Invitational this Saturday – with most speculators hedging ...
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by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 26th 2008 at 11:27AM in News
Activision shares rated ‘strong buy’ ahead of merger

Activision shares rated ‘strong buy’ ahead of merger

The latest Wedbush Morgan mailout has revealed raised estimates for the combined business’ income FY ’09 revenue to $3.70 billion – up significantly from $2.41 billion.

by Neil Long
on Jun 11th 2008 at 3:21PM in News
Activision instigated Vivendi deal

Activision instigated Vivendi deal

Activision CEO Bobby Kotick has releaveled that it was he and his Board – not Vivendi – that kicked off the proceedings that led to last year’s $19 billion Activision-Blizzard ...
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 24th 2008 at 2:45PM in News
Activision-Vivendi deal approved by EU

Activision-Vivendi deal approved by EU

Vivendi has officially been give permission to proceed with its proposed merger with former rival Activision, according to Reuters.

by Neil Long
on Apr 16th 2008 at 6:31PM in News
CHINA: Warcraft hits one million unique users

CHINA: Warcraft hits one million unique users

World of Warcraft enjoyed a record peak of one million simultaneous users in China last month, according to publisher The9.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 14th 2008 at 11:16AM in News
Vivendi titles facing uncertain future?

Vivendi titles facing uncertain future?

A report on Variety's The Cut Scene Blog has suggested that there is unrest amongst Vivendi developers ahead of Activision merger - read the full story on Develop here.
by Michael French
on Mar 19th 2008 at 11:12AM in News
$1bn MMO still couldn’t touch Warcraft, says Activision

$1bn MMO still couldn’t touch Warcraft, says Activision


Chief executive of Activision Bobby Kotick believes that even if a publishing rival was to invest $1 billion on a new MMO franchise, they would still struggle to take on ...
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 28th 2008 at 1:40PM in News
Activision facing lawsuit over Vivendi deal

Activision facing lawsuit over Vivendi deal

Gamedaily.com reports that the merger pushes investors into an “unfavourable minority position”.

by Neil Long
on Feb 27th 2008 at 5:05PM in News
Report: Activision-Vivendi deal was close to collapse

Report: Activision-Vivendi deal was close to collapse

New information about last year’s purchase of Activision by French games publisher Vivendi have revealed that the deal faced near collapse on at least two occasions, The Wall Street Journal ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 4th 2008 at 1:53PM in News