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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...

2012-05-04 02:26:03

AMARILLO, Texas, May 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hastings Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAST), a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, has announced its plans to host a Midnight release party for the PC game Diablo 3. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a Midnight release party on Monday May 14, 2012. Festivities for the night will begin at 9:00 P.M. local time and will end after the movie goes on sale at Midnight. Midnight release parties will be in select...

2012-04-19 02:27:24

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its first quarter 2012 results after the close of the market on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet. Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time) To listen to the call, please log onto: http://ir.activisionblizzard.com/events.cfm Or dial: U.S....

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...

2012-03-20 14:20:43

SHANGHAI, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Blizzard Entertainment (NASDAQ: ATVI) and NetEase.com (NASDAQ: NTES) today announced that they will continue their existing cooperation on Blizzard Entertainment's World of Warcraft(®) in mainland China. The new license will continue for an additional three years following the expiration of the current license agreement. The companies have been working together to bring World of Warcraft to Chinese gamers since 2009....

2012-03-05 12:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Microsoft veteran Dennis Durkin has been named Chief Financial Officer of the company, reporting to Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer. Durkin assumes the position from Thomas Tippl, who has been serving in the Chief Financial Officer position on an interim basis since his promotion to Chief Operating Officer in 2010. As the company's Chief Operating Officer, Tippl...

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...

2012-02-15 07:57:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that Thomas Tippl, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard, will be presenting at the Goldman Sachs 2012 Technology and Internet Conference on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 10:20 AM (PT) at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Tippl's remarks will be broadcast over the Internet. To access the webcast, please log on to...

2012-02-01 10:58:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Humam Sakhnini has been promoted to the newly created position of Chief Strategy and Talent Officer. The company also announced today that Ann Weiser who has served as its Chief Human Resources Officer since 2007 will retire at the end of her contract in 2012. In his new role, Sakhnini, who has served as the company's Executive Vice President of Corporate Strategy...

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2012-01-27 10:39:17

Blizzard Entertainment, the company who keeps Mountain Dew in business with its online game World Of Warcraft, is retiring nearly 2,000 blade servers from active service and is offering them for sale to benefit St. Jude´s Children´s Research Hospital which specializes in cancer treatment and other life-threatening diseases in children. Each server has been fitted with a transparent case, etched with the World of Warcraft logo, and bears a plaque bearing the signatures of the...