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Activision-Blizzard lays off more support staff, this time in the Asia-Pacific region

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(This piece has been updated with Blizzard's confirmation and an updated headcount of those affected.) UK publication MCV/Develop is reporting today that the global redundancies...

Activision-Blizzard Q3 2020: Blizzard MAUs fell to 30M as overall ActiBlizz revenues hold steady

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It's time for another round of Activision-Blizzard financials as today covers Q3 2020. It's been a weird couple of years for the company as...

Activision-Blizzard Q2 2020: Year-over-year revenues are up for the first time in six quarters

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We're back with another dip into Activision-Blizzard's financials, this one Q2 2020, the first report since shareholders lambasted the company for excessive executive...

Activision-Blizzard shareholders say nay votes constitute ‘rebuke’ of company pay practices

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Earlier this month, we covered moves by Activision-Blizzard shareholders and long-term investor watchdogs to agitate voting against the company's "Say-on-Pay" policy. Critics argued...
This is what we were really missing.

Blizzard and Bethsoft donate for racial justice, Riot parts ways with troubling exec, and Raph Koster writes a song

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We've got a few more gaming-related Black Lives Matter stories to share this morning. Riot Games: First up, yesterday we reported that Riot...

MMO Business Roundup: Paradox signs union agreement, shareholders slam Activision-Blizzard

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Welcome back to another quickie roundup of MMO and MMO-adjacent gaming industry business news. Activision-Blizzard is under fire yet again for its corporate management,...

Gaming events and patches are delayed, games taken offline to support Black Lives Matter protests

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The PC Gaming Show that was scheduled for Saturday has been postponed a week, PC Gamer announced last night. It'll run June 13th...
No expression.

ActiBlizz Q1 2020: Blizzard MAUs flat at 32M, but revenue jumps ahead of Shadowlands, launching Q4

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It won't surprise you, given the current global health crisis, that a large portion of Activision-Blizzard's first quarter revenue report and conference call focused...
I'm an excellent fighter.

Global Chat: The problem with being bad in MMOs

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Have you ever felt weirdly reluctant to go the full "dark side" in a video game that offers morality meters? MMO blogger Yeebo...

COVID-19 roundup: #PlayApartTogether, Blade & Soul perks, and Twitch Aid’s $2.7M charity raise

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of pandemic-related MMO and gaming news. We'll start with the big one: The World Health Organization, which made...

Global Chat: Don’t mess with my GeForce Now

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The titanic struggle going on right now between cloud-based game streaming platform GeForce Now and studios who are pulling their titles...
Bang bang.

Call of Duty: Warzone launches to day one numbers greater than Apex Legends’

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Those people who like their military shooty-shoots and also like their battle royale games got something of a treat when Call of Duty: Warzone...
In a world of human wreckage.

Blizzard roundup: Michael Chu leaves Overwatch, Acti-Blizz gets a new COO, and WoW Classic drops a banhammer

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Blizzard's been on a tear this week with staffing shifts and patches and cancellations, so let's dig in. First, probably the saddest part of...
More like Dia-BLOWs, right?

A LinkedIn profile adds more fuel to the Diablo animated series fire

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The rumor about a Diablo animated series has been running for ages now, and the latest bit of evidence that this is a real thing...

Acti-Blizzard games vanished from GeForce NOW over a ‘misunderstanding,’ Nvidia says

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Last week we reported on the sudden removal of Activision-Blizzard titles from GeForce Now, the streamed games service offered by Nvidia, with barely...

Activision-Blizzard has apparently yanked its games from GeForce NOW

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If you were subbing to NVIDIA GeForce Now for your streamed games, we genuinely hope it wasn't for Activision-Blizzard's games. That's because yesterday
Chill.

Activision-Blizzard’s Q4 2019 revenues are down YoY for the fourth straight quarter

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So here we are in 2020, looking back at the last quarter of 2019 for Blizzard. Nothing big happened or anything, just a massive...

EA aims to mask active user numbers in investor earnings reports

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Don't call it hiding anything, just call it select data provisioning! Electronic Arts COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen has said that future earnings reports...

MMO Business Roundup: Guild Wars’ art book, Day of Dragons drama, Red Dead hackers, FogBank layoffs, and more

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Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Guild Wars' art book: If you happened to read our swag guide ahead...
Multi-digit division.

Global Chat: Why player representation in games matters

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The recent flap over Escape from Tarkov's public pronouncement of "no icky girls" (my paraphrase) as playable characters in its game elicited...

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