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Blizzard has no Major Game Releases Planned for 2019

Activision held their quarterly earnings call yesterday, and announced that Blizzard has no major releases planned for the 2019 year. While the company will continue to support existing live games like Overwatch, Heroes of the Storm, Hearthstone, and World of Warcraft, the lack of any major releases is a major blow. After all, it has been quite some time […]

Activision Blizzard Lays Off Almost 800 Employees

The news finally came down this afternoon after the worst kept secret at Activision Blizzard came out last week, as nearly 800 employees will be laid off The layoffs appear to be targeted on a few specific non-game-development departments, which includes publishing and esports The specific jobs and how they will affect operations in those areas[...]

Activision Blizzard May Cut Hundreds of Jobs in the Near Future

It may be dire times for those currently working for Activision Blizzard as a new report suggests the company is looking at several layoffs According to a report from Bloomberg, the company is planning to announce hundreds of jobs will be cut and layoffs to come after recent poor performances and the company stock dipping[...]

Activision Blizzard Awards New CFO with 15 Million Simply for Taking the Job

Activision Blizzard kicked off 2019 in a stranger way than we've ever seen First they announced the termination of CFO Spencer Neumann's contract with the company, then they cut ties with developer Bungie, even giving away the rights to the Destiny IP Throughout all of this, Activision Blizzard's stock has been sitting at its lowest point since[...]

Activision Blizzard CFO Spencer Neumann Leaves to Join Netflix

In a filing with the Securities and Exchanges Commission, Activision Blizzard announced that they were terminating the contract of Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann The reason given by the publishing company wasn't stated, as the report claims the termination is "for cause unrelated to the Company's financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures."For now, Neumann[...]

Dark Souls Developer From Software Working on Two Unannounced Games

In a recent interview with (translated by Gematsu), From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki mentioned that the studio is currently working on two unannounced games alongside their Activision project, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. From Gematsu: Discussing the studio's development lines, Miyazaki said that the 3.5 product lines he mentioned in a June 2016 interview can be broken […]

Sylvanas and Stitches Reworked in Latest Heroes of the Storm Patch

The latest update to Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm brings reworks to heroes Sylvanas the Banshee Queen and Stitches the Terror of Darkshire. The Sylvanas rework is designed to make her a more formidable opponent in team fights while also making her more rewarding for skilled players. The Stitches rework will allow him to make better […]

A Spyro Drone is Making a Cross Country Circuit of the United States

To celebrate the imminent launch of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Activision Blizzard has created its first ever fire-breathing, talking Spyro drone The drone is making a cross-country circuit of the United States over the next two weeks in order to commemorate the upcoming game launch on November 13th, 2018 The drone left from Stone Hill Castle[...]

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombie Mode Gets a New Cinematic Trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launches in only two days, so to celebrate the imminent release, Activision and developer Treyarch debuted a new in-game cinematic for the Blood of the Dead Zombies map. Fans of the COD series will be able to recognize the map, as its a re-imagined version of an old favorite. However, there […]

Omnic Bastion is the First Overwatch Hero to get a LEGO Set

Activision Blizzard and LEGO have revealed the first LEGO Overwatch set, which will feature everyone’s favorite battlebot, Bastion The exclusive, limited edition LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion model is available starting today on the Blizzard Gear Store for an MSRP of $25 USD The set will also be available for purchase on-site at BlizzCon 2018 which[...]

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Diablo Could Be Getting an Animated Netflix Series

However, Variety's report only acknowledges the news as a rumor, as neither Netflix nor Activision Blizzard have confirmed the series.From Variety: It looks like Netflix could be adding an animated “Diablo” series to its original programming lineup.Boom! Studios founder Andrew “Andy” Cosby tweeted on Wednesday that he’s in “final talks” to write and show-run the upcoming series from Activision and Netflix[...]

Call of Duty World League Announces Plans for the Black Ops 4 Season

The Call of Duty World League has announced its plans for the upcoming CWL season, which will obviously star Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The upcoming season will have a completely new format with five vs five team play (previous seasons including the 2018 CWL Pro League were four vs four), a new CWL Pro […]

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Everything We Know About Black Ops 4's Battle Royale Mode

One of the big changes Activision and Treyarch are making to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the inclusion of a battle royale mode, because every game needs a battle royale now that Fortnite has topped all the game charts all year. However, finding information on the game's battle royale mode is rather difficult as both […]

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Battle for Azeroth is World of Warcraft's Best-Selling Expansion

Activision Blizzard has announced that World of Warcraft expansion Battle for Azeroth has become the series' highest-selling to date.There are a lot of things that shouldn't work for World of Warcraft in 2018 MMORPG is a much more obscure genre these days after once ruling the market, and likewise, subscription services for games are incredibly rare[...]

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Confirmed for March 2019 Release

Activision has officially announced the launch date for the highly anticipated new game from FromSoftware, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Sekiro is a third-person, action-adventure game with RPG elements, and is currently slated to release globally on March 22, 2019. To celebrate, fans attending Gamescom this week in Cologne, Germany will be among the first in the world to play […]

Activision Shows Off New Spyro Reignited Hurricos Gameplay

Activision has released a brand-new gameplay trailer for their upcoming Spyro remake, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy. Today's video includes gameplay from Hurricos, which is one of the realms included in 1999's Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! — so it should look pretty familiar. The video shows off the new graphics, which manage to maintain the charm and cartoon quality of […]

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Destiny 2's Second Batch of DLC to be Revealed Tomorrow

    Bungie is hosting a reveal stream tomorrow to showcase their Year 2 plans for Destiny 2, but ahead of the reveal, Bungie gave us our first look at the upcoming DLC packs for the sci-fi shooter. The developer tweeted a short teaser video that features fan-favorite Cayde-6 and a Guardian who arrive at a […]

Blizzard to Add 6 More Overwatch League Teams

Now, thanks to a recent interview with German website Handelsblatt, Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues CEO Pete Vlastelica confirmed that Blizzard wants to add six more teams to the league for season two The ideal plan is for two teams come each from the Americas, Europe - Middle East, and Asia-Pacific regions.According to PCGamer: Vlastelica said Blizzard[...]

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Activision Calls Black Ops 4 "the Most-Watched Game Reveal Ever"

Activision is heralding last week's Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 reveal as the most-watched game reveal ever based on its livestream watch records. The reveal stream broke franchise records, including the most day one views as well as the highest concurrent viewers, while also hitting social media as the #1 trending topic on Twitter during […]

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Activision Blizzard Announces Record First Quarter Thanks to Player Engagement

Activision Blizzard has released their combined first quarter earnings report for fiscal year 2018, with the quarter ending on March 31st, 2018 The company announced a record first quarter of sales, which they credit to the immense amount of player engagement in their many franchises, but with an emphasis on Overwatch and Call of Duty.“Activision Blizzard had[...]