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.
Activision-Blizzard sold 12 million copies of Diablo III, the company said today in an investors' report.
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."
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This image of active Call of Duty: Black Ops players was snapped by reader The Dude at 11 p.m. eastern time last night.
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.
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.
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).
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."
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.
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.