Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Search Result

Collapse
70 results in 0.0030 seconds.
Keywords
Members
Tags
activision blizzard x
  •  

  • Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

    in News

    Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

    And it's not even close.

    Activision Blizzard, by way of a recent financial report, says that they have made more money through their mobile releases in the last quarter than it has on all of its console and PC titles combined. TweakTown shares some of these quarterly report findings showing that games like Diablo Immortal, Call of Duty Mobile, and Candy Crush Saga make up about 51% of Activision's total earnings.

    Compared to the same quarter in 2021, Activision Blizzard's...
    Go to post

  • Lawyer Ordered to Compensate Activision for Failing to Play Enough Call of Duty

    A lawsuit involving Infinite Warfare went nowhere in a hurry.

    In July 2022, a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard was dismissed because the plaintiffs did not play enough Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. This is part of the actual ruling made by a judge in the Southern California District Court as relayed by Kotaku.

    A report by the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati says that Activision Blizzard was sued in November 2021 by Brooks Entertainment Inc., a company...
    Go to post

  • Activision Blizzard Lost Millions of Players from 2021 to 2022

    in News

    Activision Blizzard Lost Millions of Players from 2021 to 2022

    But the number of developers has increased.

    Compared to the same point in time in 2021, Activision Blizzard is down several million players. The company's latest earnings call revealed that monthly active users went from 372 million at the end of March 2022 to 361 million players at the end of June.

    At the end of June in 2021, Activision Blizzard was pulling in 408 million monthly active users. This means that from June 30, 2021 to June 30, 2022, Activision Blizzard lost...
    Go to post

  • Raven Software QA Vote in Favor of Unionization

    in News

    Raven Software QA Vote in Favor of Unionization

    Activision Blizzard under fire over anti-union threats.

    Quality assurance employees at Raven Software just voted in favor of unionization with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The final vote ended up being 19 for joining with three against.

    The vote count was announced today during a new webcast meeting. Out of 28 employees that were eligible to vote, 24 votes were submitted. Two votes were challenged and were deemed invalid. Of the remaining eligible votes,...
    Go to post

  • Activision Blizzard Now Being Sued by New York

    in News

    Activision Blizzard Now Being Sued by New York

    Several organizations in New York City are now suing the Call of Duty publisher.

    Several groups in New York City have come together to file a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. The group says that current Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick and the board of directors sped through the deal with Microsoft in order to "escape liability for their egregious breaches of fiduciary duty."

    The initial report by Axios says that this alleged breach of duty may have harmed...
    Go to post

  • Activision Blizzard Stockholders Vote in Favor of Microsoft Acquisition

    in News

    Activision Blizzard Stockholders Vote in Favor of Microsoft Acquisition

    The FTC hurdle has still yet to be overcome.

    Activision Blizzard stockholders voted today in favor of the pending acquisition by Microsoft. Of course, this really doesn't mean that it's all a done deal just yet as Microsoft still needs to get approval from the FTC and other regulating bodies.

    According to a press release sent out today, over 98% of the owners voted in favor of the acquisition. Microsoft is hopeful that the deal will close in their next fiscal year, which...
    Go to post

  • Blizzard President Denies NFT Speculation After Survey Mentioned Them

    in News

    Blizzard President Denies NFT Speculation After Survey Mentioned Them

    NFTs are currently not on the menu.

    On Friday, April 15, an email was sent out to a (seemingly) random assortment of users, players, and owners of Activision Blizzard products. In the email was a request to fill out a survey for Blizzard that would help them "understand our players better." It would also help them "improve (their) products and services."

    I actually received the survey request on Friday and went through the whole process of filling it...
    Go to post

  • Bobby Kotick's Post-Acquisition Fate Still Undecided

    in News

    Bobby Kotick's Post-Acquisition Fate Still Undecided

    Talks have supposedly not yet happened yet.

    Activision Blizzard says that they have not yet talked to Microsoft about what Bobby Kotick's employment status will be after Microsoft's acquisition of the company. As of right now, Kotick is still the CEO of Activision Blizzard despite the numerous legal battles and accusations of sexual harassment and discrimination that have hit the company.

    As first spotted by Stephen Totilo, Activision added a line to its United States...
    Go to post

  • $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

    in News

    $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

    A drop in the bucket for the developer/publisher.

    One of the several sexual harassment lawsuits levied against Activision Blizzard has been settled. A US judge approved an $18 million (USD) settlement between Activision Blizzard and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

    Like many of the other lawsuits against the company, this one included several counts of sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, issues with how the company handled pregnancies, and retaliation...
    Go to post

  • Microsoft Says Activision Blizzard Will Continue to Release Games on PlayStation Beyond Existing Agreements

    Nintendo will also get the same treatment.

    Microsoft has kicked off what the New York Times is calling a "charm offensive" to help push through its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This is being done in an effort to get the United States government to approve its near $70 billion deal. Microsoft says that they will not give preferential treatment to its own games in its app stores.

    Furthermore, Microsoft says that they pledge to continue to allow...
    Go to post

  • FTC to Review Microsoft's Planned Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

    in News

    FTC to Review Microsoft's Planned Acquisition of Activision Blizzard

    Big tech mergers are of particular interest to the FTC.

    The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will be reviewing Microsoft's planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard before it's allowed to be finalized. Over the past several years, the FTC has been taking a hard stance against mergers between giant tech companies (see Nvidia's planned acquisition of ARM).

    According to a report from Bloomberg, the FTC is taking a lead role in investigating the potential acquisition....
    Go to post

  • Microsoft Has a Desire to Continue Releasing Call of Duty on PlayStation

    Well, at least for now.

    After news broke about Microsoft acquiring Activision Blizzard, Call of Duty fans on PlayStation started to get a little antsy. What would happen to their favorite FPS franchise on the Sony platform? Would they have to make the leap to Xbox to continue playing?

    After all, after Microsoft acquired Bethesda Softworks last year, it was revealed that Starfield and The Elder Scrolls 6 would be Xbox console exclusives. Call of Duty fans had that as a...
    Go to post

  • Game Pass Surpasses 25 Million Subscribers

    in News

    Game Pass Surpasses 25 Million Subscribers

    This milestone was buried under the other big news of the day.

    Microsoft and head of Xbox Phil Spencer revealed today that the Xbox Game Pass service is going quite well for the company. Buried in today's news about Microsoft's acquisition of Activision Blizzard was word that Game Pass now has over 25 million subscribers.

    The reveal of this figure came first from a generic Microsoft issued press release about today's acquisition of Activision Blizzard. It was then echoed...
    Go to post

  • Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard in Deal Worth Almost $70 Billion

    in News

    Microsoft Buys Activision Blizzard in Deal Worth Almost $70 Billion

    The dream of Candy Crush on Game Pass is that much closer to a reality.

    Microsoft is a stone's throw away from finalizing a deal for the purchase of Activision Blizzard. The deal sees Microsoft picking up the Call of Duty and Candy Crush developer for a staggering $68.7 billion (USD). Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer spilled the beans in a new posting at the Xbox Wire earlier today.

    This deal seems to have been made at the "perfect" time, at least for Microsoft....
    Go to post

  • NewsBits: Rollback Edition

    in News

    NewsBits: Rollback Edition

    Oops.

    You ever have think, "Hey, it's 1AM, let's do something stupid!" Because let me tell you, I sure as hell had that thought last night. Let's just say mistakes, actually several of them, were made. One such mistake was the fact that I neglected to perform a full site backup before I proceeded to do several more stupid things. This led to just being unable to do anything with the server.

    My plan was to restore a backup from earlier in the week. I decided,...
    Go to post
Working...
X