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2011-08-22 14:55:28

Once shunned by serious game developers, games titles that are distributed at no cost are showing value in the marketplace. Fans and players of video games are shelling out small payments for in-app purchases and those few dollars are adding up nicely, Reuters is reporting. Upgraded levels, improved weapons and in-app treasures are just some of the virtual goods that are being snapped up by game players. According to a survey published by German tech industry association Bitkom earlier...

2011-08-10 13:55:00

Activision Blizzard told analysts during a conference call that the number of subscribers had fallen for the second consecutive quarter, according to The Telegraph. The game still has over 11 million players, but a million have stopped playing in the last nine months. Chief executive of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, said the fall in numbers was mainly due to many players being good enough to complete new content quickly, reducing their playing time. He said a new content update would...

2011-08-03 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that Eric Hirshberg, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Publishing, will be presenting at the 13th Annual Pacific Crest Global Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, August 9 at 8:30 am (MT) at the Sonnenalp Resort in Vail, Colorado. Mr. Hirshberg's remarks will be broadcast over the Internet. To access the webcast, please log on to www.activisionblizzard.com or:...

2011-07-26 07:03:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The call for submissions to present lectures, roundtables and panel sessions at the 2012 Game Developers Conference® (GDC) is now open through Tuesday, September 6th. Organized by the UBM TechWeb Game Network, GDC 2012 is the game industry's most comprehensive and longest running professionals-only event where game developers converge for a week of learning, networking and inspiration. GDC 2012 will take place March 5-9 at...

2011-07-19 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its second quarter 2011 results after the close of the market on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet. Wednesday, August 3, 2011 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time) To listen to...

2011-06-22 15:55:00

ONTARIO, Calif., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American Star League (NASL), a premiere StarCraft II eSports league, is gearing up for its inaugural Season One Finals after completing an exciting nine-week regular season. The top 16 NASL players will be converging July 8-10 at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario, California to compete for an unprecedented $100,000 prize pool. The Finals will also be streamed live via the NASL's streaming partner site, www.justin.tv. Spectators...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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