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2014-03-26 23:04:14

Contribution to Help Grant the Wishes of Children With Life-threatening Medical Conditions Around the World PHOENIX (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Today Make-A-Wish® announced a $1 million donation from Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. The donation is based on 50 percent of the total sales in several different countries during November and December 2013 of a special in-game pet, the Alterac Brew Pup, for Blizzard's award-winning...

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...

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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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...

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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...

2011-01-27 15:14:00

Renowned Gaming Journalist Seth Schiesel of the New York Times to Moderate CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced that their distinguished Hall of Famers from the past four years - Mike Morhaime, Bruce Shelley, Mark Cerny, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk - will participate in the keynote panel for the 2011 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort in...

2009-08-20 09:00:00

BEIJING, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- In spite of the fairly good performances of Chinese companies in producing online games, there is still a long way to go for them to catch up with those top international game producers. Of course, it is not to be denied that after years of operating games, the Chinese game companies have also accumulated lots of their own ideas and experience. At CGDC 2009, ideas and experience are presented and shared by major game developers in the international...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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