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Breivik’s World of Warcraft avatar shown in court

The jury in the trial of Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik were yesterday shown images of the accused’s World of Warcraft character. Having been told that Breivik spent the best part of a year playing Blizzard’s MMO full time”, they were shown his character – Justicar Andersnordic. He smiled when it …

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Blizzard and NetEase renew WoW licence deal

Blizzard and NetEase have announced a renewed licensing agreement to operate World of Warcraft in China. The new deal takes care of any potential concerns ahead of the upcoming launch of Mists of Pandaria, the fourth major expansion for the MMO. The companies originally came together back in 2009, with …

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Blizzard: WoW on iOS remains a possibility

World of Warcraft could yet be released on iOS, providing developer Blizzard can find a way of acceptably mapping the MMO’s controls onto touch screens You’ve got to put an interface, what do you do?” WoW senior producer John Lagrave told Eurogamer. Maybe we’ll stumble on the great way to …

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600 jobs lost at Blizzard

World of Warcraft house Blizzard Entertainment is to begin a global downsizing operation that will result in 600 job losses. The company claims that about sixty of these redundancies will come directly from game development, while the majority of redundancies affecting other areas of the business. Existing development and publishing …

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Blizzard curbs World of Warcraft exodus

A total of 100,000 World of Warcraft subscribers left the PC MMO during the three months ending December 31st, according to financial documents filed by Activision Blizzard. An aggressive marketing campaign for the game featuring martial arts icon and actor Chuck Norris may have pulled in enough new subscribers to …

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Activision Blizzard’s revenue hits $4.7bn

Activision Blizzard has posted record breaking revenue of $4.76bn for the financial year. $1.6bn of this was generated from digital markets. That’s 34 per cent of the company’s total revenues. The $4.76bn is well ahead of Activision’s projections (almost $800m more) and is up over the previous year’s $4.45bn. Net …

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Kotick: Old Republic a win for George Lucas, not EA

Well, if nothing else EA can at least take this as proof that Activision is nervous about Star Wars: The Old Republic. EA’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic is seen by some as the first real contender to World of Warcraft’s subscription MMO crown. Not that Bobby Kotick agrees. …

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