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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...

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2012-05-14 21:01:43

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Blizzard Entertainment and Valve Software settled a trademark dispute based on four big letters: DOTA. Both video game publishers have game properties that use those same four letters and launched a dispute just last week. As part of the settlement, both companies will have limited use of the DOTA name. Valve retains rights to the DOTA name for commercial titles. Blizzard will continue to be able to use DOTA for its WarCraft III and StarCraft II...

World of Warcraft To Go Mobile?
2012-03-22 06:46:36

World of Warcraft (WOW) may be moving onto mobile devices such as iPhones or tablet PC´s, according to a BBC News report. Currently the only official mobile app related to WOW is a free Mobile Armoury app that helps players keep track of characters and adventures. The concern in going mobile is shrinking the interface, John Lagrave told Eurogamer. He said, “Maybe we´ll stumble on the great way to put WOW on the phone – maybe we won´t, but we´re certainly...

Job Cuts For Activision Blizzard
2012-03-01 05:38:03

Activision Blizzard announced that the company was laying off 600 employees globally. The company makes World of Warcraft (WOW) and has seen a drop-off of subscribers recently. The company announced that ninety percent of the layoffs come from divisions unrelated to game development, meaning that no developers for WOW will be affected by the financial decision. Subscribers to the virtual world are important for Activision. World of Warcraft is the company´s most profitable...


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