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Another 300,000 gamers abandon World of Warcraft

The number of monthly subscribers still enjoying Blizzard’s MMO phenomenon World of Warcraft has dropped to 7.7m. It was last reported at 8m back in April, having dropped by 1.3m since February. The game’s population has been gradually dropping since it peaked at 12m subscribers in October 2010. This is …

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Activision becomes independent from Vivendi in $8.2bn deal

One of the world’s biggest games companies is set to buy back its independence from owner Vivendi. The Call of Duty publisher Activision will buy 429 million shares from the French Media and Telecoms conglomerate for $5.83bn. Meanwhile, Bobby Kotick (current CEO) and co-chairman Brian Kelly have formed a investor …

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Blizzard’s Battle.net launcher beta looks like EA Origin

The first video footage of Blizzard’s long-rumoured Battle.net launcher beta has hit the internet. What it shows is basically something that looks very much like EA’s Origin client or even Ubisoft’s uPlay. As well as allowing gamers to launch their Blizzard titles such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft II or …

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Blizzard mulling World of Warcraft microtransctions

Premium in-game items are being considered for World of Warcraft, according to a Blizzard rep. Community representative Jonathan Brown wrote on the possibility via Battle.net forums – specifically noting that only certain regions are being considered for the additions at this time. We are currently exploring the possibility of adding …

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Wildstar dev: ‘We can fill the World of Warcraft void’

The team behind NCsoft’s new MMO Wildstar says it will win back gamers who have abandoned World of Warcraft. Blizzard’s market-leading MMO lost 1.3m subscribers between February and April this year, and many other titles in the sector have been forced to adopt a free-to-play model to survive. But Carbine …

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Activision Blizzard: World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subs last quarter

Activision Blizzard’s MMO World of Warcraft lost 1.3m subscribers during the first three months of 2013. The firm revealed the decline in its quarterly financial report, adding that the game still boasts 8m subs and remains the number one subscription-based MMORPG in the world.” The majority of the drop-off occurred …

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