Tag Archives: Activision Blizzard

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions lands in November

Activision has announced Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions will launch next month on PC, PlayStation and Xbox platforms. The publisher revealed the details in a post on the Activision Blog. The game will be the first release under the recently reestablished Sierra brand, and also represents the resurrection of the acclaimed …

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to make MLG debut in November

Major League Gaming will host its first official Call of Duty tournament this November, the eSports organization has announced. MLG will host and stream the world premiere Call of Duty eSports tournament and broadcast for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare between November 28th-30th. The event is scheduled to air exclusively …

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King tops in TV ads over Sony, Microsoft – report

Candy Crush Saga creator King runs more television advertisements than any other video game company out there, according to advertising metrics company iSpot.tv. Games Beat reports on the ad firm’s findings, which state King commercials have aired on US national television more than 34,000 times this year. Microsoft ran just …

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Tencent game revenue tops EA, Sony – report

Mobile and free-to-play giant Tencent has been beating out AAA companies such as EA and Activision Blizzard in terms of game revenue, according to a new report. A recently published piece from Newzoo has the China-based corporation topping the 10 highest-grossing public game companies. EA and Activision Blizzard finished second …

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Destiny sales drop 78 per cent in second week, but holds No.1

Activision Blizzard scores its second consecutive No.1 for Destiny this week, despite the game’s sales dropping by 78 per cent. It’s a big drop, but it’s generally in keeping with what happens the week after a big game launch. PS4 remains the dominant platform for Destiny, and over 72 per …

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Wii U release shot down by Activision

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will not be making an appearance on Wii U, developer Sledeghammer Gamers has confirmed. Responding to a fan on Twitter, Sledgehammer co-founder Michael Condrey explained the decision to skip Nintendo’s current console hardware ultimately came down to the call of publisher Activision Blizzard. "No WiiU. …

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Diablo III hits 20m units sold

Activision Blizzard has posted financial results for its recently concluded quarter, revealing digital sales as the publisher’s current torchbearer. The company reached $970m in revenue (GAAP), nearly half of which came from digital sales. Further, Non-GAAP revenue totaled $658m, with digital making up 73 per cent of that total. Activision …

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Vivendi execs mulled firing Kotick during Activision buyout – report

Vivendi executives considered firing Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick during last year’s buyout deal, according to a new report. An exclusive on Bloomberg claims to have obtained multiple emails in which Vivendi’s board discussed the move to dismiss Kotick. The emails are part of a court filing from last month …

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PlayStation Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition to receive exclusive Sony-themed content

PlayStation owners who buy Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition will receive Sony-themed content. Content based on The Last of Us and Shadow of the Colossus will be available to those who buy the game for PlayStation 3 and 4. The former will take the form of …

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Vivendi sells half of its Activision stake for $850m

French media giant Vivendi is to sell-off more of its investment in Activision Blizzard. Vivendi was once a majority stakeholder in the Call of Duty publisher but that stake will now drop below six per cent as the firm offers a further 41.5m shares of Activision Blizzard stock. It’s a …

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