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UK regulators find that Microsoft’s Activision-Blizzard buyout could harm UK market

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If you thought Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's appearance on CNBC was a little bit weird, perhaps it'll make a little bit more sense given...
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Activision-Blizzard’s Bobby Kotick predicts a bleak future for a UK that rejects the Microsoft merger

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Probably the last thing you want to see on a Wednesday or any other day that ends in -day is Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick...

Activision-Blizzard Q4 2022: Blizzard revenues, MAUs spike thanks to WoW Dragonflight and Overwatch 2

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Welcome back to our inevitable coverage of Activision-Blizzard's quarterly financials: Today's edition sums up Q4's results, comprising October, November, and December 2022. Let's break it...

World of Warcraft checks in with trading post issue updates, opens a cross-realm raid February 14

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The rough week for World of Warcraft's ramshackle trading post is continuing on, as the devs have checked in to note a couple of...

Workers call out Activision-Blizzard management as it reaches $35M settlement with SEC

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A Better ABK, the proto-union workers group that supports the developers at Activision-Blizzard, has once more thrown a spotlight on management malfeasance, sharing its...

Gamer lawsuit over Activision-Blizzard buyout proceeds as Microsoft puts billions into OpenAI

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Last month we reported on a lawsuit filed by self-described gamers who were trying to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard; the filing used several...

Diablo III brings a talent tree-granting new season to its public test realm January 31

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Players of Diablo III can now pretty much expect each new season of the ARPG will bring some form of distinct mechanical shift for...

Hearthstone applies balance adjustments to Battlegrounds, Duels, and several of its latest cards

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With Hearthstone's March of the Lich King expansion now almost two months old, the devs of the online CCG have had time to take...

World of Warcraft 10.0.7 returns players to the Forbidden Reach, proliferates the Monk class to more races

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Yesterday, we speculated that with Activision-Blizzard's Q4 financials looming and bad news for Blizzard happening pretty much every day now, we'd likely start seeing...
All things go, all things go.

World of Warcraft Classic now lets Oceanic PvP players queue with the Americas

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There's nothing worse than sitting in a long queue for an activity, and Oceanic PvP players of World of Warcraft Classic have had to...
Cool out.

World of Warcraft preps the Trading Post, begins the Storm’s Fury event, and tweaks classes in latest patch

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Today marks the day when World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is getting its first post-launch patching, and while it might not be teeming with top-flight...

Blizzard’s Proletariat ends bid to unionize after unionbusting tactics succeed

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Activision-Blizzard's latest efforts to head off worker unions were apparently successful: Union group Communication Workers of America has ended its bid to launch a...
Fine, whatever.

WoW Classic just lost its team lead Brian Birmingham over Blizzard’s toxic evaluation system

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Blizzard has apparently opted to pick yet another pointless fight that makes it look absolutely terrible, this time with well-liked World of Warcraft Classic...

Diablo Immortal maps out new class, narrative quests, fishing, and new competitive mode for 2023

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If you're invested (hopefully not too monetarily) in Diablo Immortal enough that you're looking forward to more content to the mobile ARPG, then you'll...
I'm horny for money!

Class action law firm probes Diablo Immortal over false advertising claims

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This is a story about a gem in Diablo Immortal known as the Blessing of the Worthy, an item that could only be found...

Halo Infinite and Elder Scrolls Online teams were hit by Microsoft’s 10,000-person layoff

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Yesterday's Microsoft layoffs were just as bad as anticipated - 10,000 jobs slashed in one day - and it gets worse for gamers, as...
Mad fake mode.

NetEase slams Blizzard China’s last-minute WoW proposal as ‘brash, unseemly and commercially illogical’

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Earlier this week, Blizzard China took to social media to suggest to Chinese World of Warcraft players that NetEase is to blame for the...

Microsoft buyout faces pushback from the UK as Google and Nvidia express concerns about the deal to the FTC

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The billion-dollar buyout of Activision-Blizzard from Microsoft was likely never going to be a smooth transaction, but we suspect all parties involved weren't expecting...

Blizzard claims NetEase rejected a license extension to keep Chinese games (including WoW) up another six months

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When Blizzard and NetEase announced the dissolution of their long-running publishing partnership in China - and the sunset of almost all of Blizzard's games...

Diablo Immortal launches a Lunar New Year event and adds a slew of new legendary items

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The latest patch for Diablo Immortal is something of a tale of two foci. On the one hand, the update is marking the Lunar...

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