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'Call Of Duty: Ghosts' Might Be Activision's Next Big Shooter

Call of Duty: Ghosts might be the next big first-person shooter from game publisher Activision and developer Infinity Ward.


'Call of Duty' Sets Sales Record

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Activision Blizzard's said the newest title in its popular Call of Duty franchise generated more than $500 million in worldwide retail sales in the first 24 hours of its release... Sales of "Call of Duty: Black Ops II" topped last year's launch of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3," which made $400 million in sales in North America and the U.K. in the first 24 hours.


How Diablo Could Have Been An MMO - And Why 'Path Of Exile' Will Inherit The Action-RPG Throne

Video Diablo creator David Brevik stirred up quite a storm the other day with comments the former Blizzard North designer made about Diablo III. While his criticism of the game was fairly mild, the response from current Diablo team members was harsh.


The Numbers Behind Diablo 3's Opening Day

Diablo 3

Diablo III‘s opening-day sales just further prove that PC gaming is nowhere near dead. Blizzard’s Diablo III just became the fastest selling game in PC history. 3.5 million copies in just 24 hours. Another 1.2 million World of Warcraft gamers also joined through a special promotion, increasing the total number of gamers on day one to 4.6 million.


3.5 million people bought Diablo 3 in the first 24 hours

Diablo 3

It's true - the world is big into Diablo 3 . So much so that the game was purchased more than 3.5 million times in its first 24 hours available, making it the "fastest-selling PC game" of all time, according to Blizzard. On top of that 3.5 million, another 1.2 million copies were scooped via the WoW Annual Pass (which included a free copy of D3 ).


Blizzard Sets Release Date for Diablo 3

Diablo 3

Blizzard is known for two things: making great games and making us wait for them. For Diablo 3, the wait is almost over. May 15 is the official release date for Blizzard's hotly anticipated hack-and-slash game and follow-up to 2000's Diablo 2. It hasn't been an easy development cycle: the team recently announced that ...


Massive Layoffs at Blizzard

Over the last several years, we've grown our organization tremendously and made large investments in our infrastructure in order to better serve our global community. However, as Blizzard and the industry have evolved we've also had to make some difficult decisions in order to address the changing needs of our company.


Critic’s Notebook: BlizzCon, Blizzard Entertainment’s Fan Convention

The most important moment at the BlizzCon convention was not in games of StarCraft II or the closing concert by the Foo Fighters; it came from the fans themselves.


China Forcing Prisoners to Play Online Games for Cash?

China Forcing Prisoners to Play Online Games for Cash?

"I come from the orcs, we eat with spoons and forks, we love to eat our pork!" That's the sound of a male orc in online roleplaying behemoth World of Warcraft. In China, it may also be the sound of an orc male working on the chain gang, by which I mean an actual Chinese prisoner playing an orc male in Blizzard's mega-MMO to rack up very serious (and very real) coin for Chinese prison guards.


Guitar Hero: Getting the ax

Guitar Hero: Getting the ax

The Guitar Hero franchise is finished. Or at least, it’s retiring, without much hope of a reunion tour. Activision Blizzard just released their latest investor report, and nestled in the fine print — underneath excessive fist-pumping for the monstrously successful World of Warcraft and Call of Duty franchises — you find the epitaph for one of the most influential series in videogame history: “Due to continued declines in the music genre, the company will disband Activision Publishing’s Guitar Hero business unit and discontinue development on its Guitar Hero game for 2011.”


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