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  • Microsoft Offers Sony a 10 Year Deal to Keep Call of Duty on PlayStation

    The reveal comes as the Microsoft-Activision deal faces harsh scrutiny.

    The $69 billion (USD) deal that would see Microsoft acquire Activision Blizzard is still very much the focus of intense scrutiny from several of the world's regulation authorities. Apparently, one of the big issues that this regulators have is with the idea that Microsoft will pull several long-running multi-platform titles from those non-Microsoft platforms. Obviously, the Call of Duty franchise is one of the...
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  • Activision Blizzard is Facing Another Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

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    Activision Blizzard is Facing Another Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    The latest lawsuit includes allegations of revenge porn, sexual harassment, and more.

    Over a year since California filed a massive lawsuit against Activision Blizzard for sexual harassment related issues comes yet another lawsuit involving additional harassment allegations. This new lawsuit describes Activision Blizzard as a "pervasive 'frat-boy' workplace culture that is a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women."

    The new lawsuit was...
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  • Double XP and a Free Skin Offered as Apology for Overwatch 2's Bad Launch

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    Double XP and a Free Skin Offered as Apology for Overwatch 2's Bad Launch

    What will the apology compensation be for Overwatch 2 as a whole though?

    Blizzard is offering players double XP, a weapon charm, and a free skin in an effort to apologize for the abysmal launch of Overwatch 2. The studio extended a written apology to fans for the myriad of issues that impacted the game for several days right when the game launched on October 4, 2022.

    Overwatch 2 will have several double XP weekends coming up that will let players catch up. The game was...
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  • Modern Warfare 2 Players Need a Phone Number to Play

    Modern Warfare 2 Players Need a Phone Number to Play

    Pre-paid phone numbers may not work.

    Activision Blizzard seems to be very keen on ensuring their potential players have mobile phones. You guys all have phones, right? When Overwatch 2 launched just last week, Blizzard had a policy in place right from the get-go that you needed a cellphone in order to play the game. The catch there was that this ruled out those using pre-paid phones.

    For a lot of people, this meant that they were now unable to play the game (Overwatch)...
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  • Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty Coming to Game Pass

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    Overwatch, Diablo, and Call of Duty Coming to Game Pass

    Cross-platform play also confirmed for these Activision Blizzard titles.

    Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, took not to the Xbox Wire page but rather to the official Microsoft Blog to talk about some of the changes and concerns over Microsoft's potential acquisition of Activision Blizzard. In the blog, Spencer tries to put to bed fears that long-standing multi-platform titles like Call of Duty would suddenly become Xbox exclusive.

    In the blog post, Spencer also says that franchises...
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  • Mobile is the Biggest Money Maker for Activision Blizzard

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    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...
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  • 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...
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  • Activision Blizzard Lost Millions of Players from 2021 to 2022

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    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...
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  • Raven Software QA Vote in Favor of Unionization

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    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,...
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  • Activision Blizzard Now Being Sued by New York

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    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...
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  • Activision Blizzard Stockholders Vote in Favor of Microsoft Acquisition

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    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...
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  • Blizzard President Denies NFT Speculation After Survey Mentioned Them

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    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...
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  • Bobby Kotick's Post-Acquisition Fate Still Undecided

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    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...
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  • $18 Million Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved by US Judge

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    $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...
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  • 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...
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