Activision Blizzard used to be owned by media giant Vivendi. Not anymore. It's now a free company, having bought Vivendi's stake out. You could say it's gone indie, but that joke's going to wear pretty thin over the next 24 hours. » 7/26/13 1:01am 7/26/13 1:01am

Blizzard's Secret Titan Project Labeled a 'New Casual MMO'

The people who make MMO juggernaut World of Warcraft have another massively multiplayer online game in the works, a game they're calling Titan for now. Blizzard calls it "awesome" and "ambitious." One analyst calls it "casual." » 6/29/11 6:30pm 6/29/11 6:30pm

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Teaser Trailer Finds Its Way Online

It's only 45 seconds long, but for this early look at StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, you may still want to sit down. » 5/27/11 6:37pm 5/27/11 6:37pm

Judge: $400 Million Activision Vs. Electronic Arts Lawsuit is a go

A California judge ruled this week that Activision Blizzard Inc. has enough evidence to proceed with their $400 million lawsuit against Electronic Arts over the loss of developers Jason West and Vince Zampella. The Modern Warfare suite kicked off a flurry or suits and counter-suits, each one more fanciful and surreal » 3/18/11 9:19am 3/18/11 9:19am

Farewell to a Fast Friend

Dedicated to all of the talented men and women at Bizarre Creations, this video created by the team's trailer editor should only be viewed with someone to hug nearby. » 2/18/11 10:41am 2/18/11 10:41am

'Destiny' The Next Game From Halo Creators, Says Source

Bungie's follow-up to the Halo series is a massively multiplayer online first-person shooter, according to a source claiming to have knowledge of the game's development. That sci-fi shooter is currently named Destiny, he says, Bungie's original post-Halo franchise. » 2/17/11 12:45am 2/17/11 12:45am

Activision Blizzard Loses An Ancient European Court Appeal

In 2009, the EU let Nintendo (slightly) off the hook when it reduced the company's fine for engaging in price-fixing during the 1990's. Well, Activision asked for a similar reduction in its fine (same case), and has been denied. » 2/10/11 6:45am 2/10/11 6:45am

StarCraft Modder's Tense Week Gets A Storybook Conclusion [Corrected]

A week ago, Ryan Winzen was a college student with another year and half until completing his degree. Today, he's the mod community's Cinderella story, with a foot in the door at one games studio and a pat on the back from another. » 1/21/11 10:00pm 1/21/11 10:00pm

"World of StarCraft" Will Go On, Likely Under A Different Name

Click to viewA YouTube takedown and a call from a top lawyer for a major games publisher notwithstanding, what happened this week to the programmer leading a fan-made StarCraft role-playing game must be the secret hope of many a modder. » 1/20/11 6:00pm 1/20/11 6:00pm

Video's Takedown Jolts "World of Starcraft" Makers

YouTube's takedown of a video showing "World of Starcraft" sent tremors through the mod community that Starcraft's publisher was out to shut down the fan-made MMO. Activision Blizzard has yet to comment officially, leaving the project in an uncomfortable limbo. » 1/19/11 9:30pm 1/19/11 9:30pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops Continuing Domination Over Books, Games,…

Call of Duty Black Ops set a five-day record for getting people to part with their money, according to its creators today. $650 million in copies sold around the world in the span of a work week. » 11/18/10 9:31am 11/18/10 9:31am

The To-Do List For The Goliath Of Video Games

You're a giant video game company. You've released StarCraft II this year, and Call of Duty: Black Ops is selling ridiculous amounts. Your first name's Activision, last name's Blizzard. You have a plan for the future and, today, you shared. » 11/11/10 3:00pm 11/11/10 3:00pm

Black Ops Opening Day Crushes Avatar, Halo And Everything Else

About 5.6 million people bought copies of Call of Duty: Black Ops in North America and the United Kingdom on Tuesday, when the game went on sale. » 11/11/10 9:27am 11/11/10 9:27am

The Tale Of A Black Ops Pirate

On YouTube, in four parts, there is the tale of a man with military training and a $250 outlay spent on an illicit, leaked copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops. He got busted by the piracy police and confesses. » 10/22/10 5:00pm 10/22/10 5:00pm

Activision Blizzard Teams With White House To Develop Smart People

Best known for Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard has joined a corporate initiative to help improve literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (the STEM fields). » 9/24/10 9:00am 9/24/10 9:00am

StarCraft II To Enable Free And Paid Character Name Changes

News from Blizzard today is that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will allow you to change your character name, something our biggest StarCraft fan on the team tells me is "huge." » 8/16/10 5:00pm 8/16/10 5:00pm

StarCraft II Has A $100 Million Price Tag

It's taken more than a decade and over $100 million USD to get here, but StarCraft II will be hitting store shelves on July 27. And while that hefty development price tag may seem like a lot, well, it's not. » 7/16/10 8:00pm 7/16/10 8:00pm

The Creator of Sony's Fake Exec Hero Moves To Activision

Activision Publishing's new head honcho may be the man who created Sony's tie-wearing, trash-talking fake spokesman Kevin Butler, but that doesn't mean the largest publisher in the world will be getting their own fake executive hero soon. » 7/13/10 3:40pm 7/13/10 3:40pm