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2012-08-30 06:24:48

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Organizers of the Game Developers Conference® Online (GDC Online) have revealed that Raph Koster, a key industry veteran behind the prodigious massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs) Ultima Online and Star Wars Galaxies, will be honored with the Online Game Legend Award at the third annual Game Developers Choice Online Awards. Blizzard Entertainment's influential World of Warcraft(®) MMORPG will be inducted into the...

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2012-08-10 17:38:39

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Blizzard, the publisher of popular computer games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft and Diablo, discovered that its servers were hacked and certain account information was stolen. The company detailed the break in on its website. The "Important Security Update" was addressed to players and friends. "This week, our security team found an unauthorized and illegal access into our internal network here at Blizzard. We quickly took steps...

Call Of Duty Earns Activision A Huge War Chest
2012-08-03 11:48:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Call of Duty maker Activision has been doing well lately. Very well, in fact, as they´ve just announced their second quarter earnings for the period which ended in June. By the numbers, the largest independent game publisher was able to earn more and increase their revenue as well as raise their guidance for the full year. They were able to garner these numbers as the rest of the traditional video game industry is feeling...

2012-07-19 23:00:21

iDiablo3news.com, the leading news and updates website for best-selling PC game Diablo 3, confirmed that the option to trade gold as a commodity will be introduced in an effort to keep more players interested in the game for longer. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) July 20, 2012 Diablo 3 gamers will soon have the ability to trade commodities in the real-money auction house, according to latest rumours. A recent post from community manager Kaivax revealed that gold trading is set to be enabled at some...

2012-07-12 10:23:36

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its second quarter 2012 results after the close of the market on Thursday, August 2, 2012. In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet. Thursday, August 2, 20121:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time) To listen to the call, please log onto: http://investor.activision.com/events.cfm Or dial:U.S....

2012-07-03 02:22:31

SANTA MONICA, Calif. and SHANGHAI, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc., the largest third-party interactive entertainment software publisher (Nasdaq: ATVI), and Tencent Holdings Limited, a leading Internet services provider in China (SEHK: 00700), today announced a strategic relationship to bring Call of Duty Online to Chinese game players. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2012-06-02 23:01:41

The controversial Auction Houses of Diablo 3 are now parts of discussions in the Chatwing chat box. This chat app is known for its high rate of connectivity. Adding to that, Chatwing is very easy to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 02, 2012 When Diablo 3 was released, it rocked the whole gaming community because of its massive graphics and gameplay overhaul. This is based on the numbers of players who actually spent the first weekend finishing the game. The Auction House feature is one of the...

Diablo III Sets First Day New Sales Record for PC Games
2012-05-24 06:31:47

Blizzard Entertainment announced Wednesday that Diablo 3, their newest action/role-playing video game for PCs, has sold more than 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours following its release, setting a new sales record for the platform. Furthermore, according to Brian Crecente of The Verge, that figure doesn't include an additional 1.2 million gamers who received  Diablo III for free after signing up for a one-year subscription to another Blizzard title, the massively multiplayer...

2012-05-21 06:24:15

SAN FRANCISCO, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The IGN Pro League (IPL), the competitive video game league presented by IGN Entertainment, today announced a partnership with Netease, one of the leading China-based Internet technology companies, and MarsTV, China's leading video media company, to jointly promote the development of IPL and eSports in China. MarsTV will be the exclusive live broadcaster for the Chinese Regional Qualifiers, while Netease's S.163.com site, the central destination...

2012-05-16 14:23:12

BEIJING, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), one of China's leading Internet and online game services providers, today announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. William Ding, Chief Executive Officer and Director of NetEase, stated, "The growing popularity of our self-developed games continues to drive our revenues. For the first quarter, our total online games revenue increased 31.4% year-over-year, with...