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Former Activision SVP Joins Oculus VR Team as COO
Jan 23, 2013 - in News
The man who helped create the Call of Duty franchise is now the chief operating officer of Oculus VR.
StarCraft II: Heart of Swarm Beta for Those Who Pre-ordered
Dec 22, 2012 - in News
If you've pre-ordered the StarCraft II expansion, then there's a chance you'll get a taste of the beta soon.
Blizzard Hasn't Given Up on Diablo 3 for Consoles
Dec 11, 2012 - in News
Blizzard is still "experimenting" with consoles although we're betting the studio is getting the popular game ready as a next-generation launch title.
Treyarch Removes, Restores Black Ops II Map Nuketown 2025
Nov 20, 2012 - in News
The overwhelming ire of CoD: BlOps II fans caused Treyarch to restore Nuketown after its removal from the game's playlist.
CoD: Black Ops II Breaks $500 Million Mark in One Day
Nov 17, 2012 - in News
Black Ops II made over $500 million in the first twenty-four hours of its release.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II Graphics Performance, Benchmarked
Nov 15, 2012 - in Reviews
The Call of Duty series is an old favorite of ours, so it's a foregone conclusion that we'd check out Black Ops II's performance on the PC. How well does your graphics card handle it? Does this title have what it takes to stand out in a crowded genre?
Blizzard Responds to Lawsuit Over Authenticators
Nov 15, 2012 - in News
Just as we thought: the recently-filed Authenticator-themed lawsuit against Blizzard is bogus.
BioWare Responds to Black Ops 2 Mixup With Free Mass Effect
Nov 14, 2012 - in News
BioWare is offering a free copy of Mass Effect Trilogy, calling the publishing mishap an "omen".
Report: Black Ops 2 for PC Shipped with Mass Effect 2 Discs
Nov 13, 2012 - in News
Many Activision customers report that Disc 2 of Black Ops 2 is actually an installation disc for EA's Mass Effect 2.
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Finally Gets Release Date
Nov 13, 2012 - in News
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm launches in the first quarter of 2013.
Report: Modern Warfare 4 Mentioned by Voice Actor
Oct 31, 2012 - in News
Does it seem likely that a professional voice actor would break his NDA?
Call of Duty: Elite Free in Black Ops 2, Season Pass Confirmed
Oct 21, 2012 - in News
Call of Duty: Elite will be free in anticipation of Black Ops 2's release.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Begins Closed Beta
Sep 5, 2012 - in News
Blizzard has launched the multiplayer-only beta of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm.
Activision Details Black Ops II Digital Deluxe Edition, Others
Aug 28, 2012 - in News
PC gamers can only purchase a Digital Deluxe Edition while console owners have meatier packages to choose from. Figures.
Activision: Next-Gen Phones Will Be At Xbox 360 Level
Aug 26, 2012 - in News
While the latest tablets sport console quality graphics, next-generation smartphones will likely crank out Xbox 360-level visuals, claims Activision.
This is the WoW: Mists of Pandaria Opening Sequence
Aug 16, 2012 - in News
Here's the opening sequence to Mists of Pandaria, the fourth expansion for World of Warcraft.
Diablo 3 Starter Edition Now Available to All
Aug 14, 2012 - in News
Want to sample Blizzard's Diablo 3? Now everyone with a Battle.net account can get a taste.
Blizzard Exec Backs Valve's Critical Windows 8 Outlook
Jul 29, 2012 - in News
Blizzard's Rob Pardo agrees with Gabe Newell's comment about Windows 8.
Hollywood Screenwriter Calls Diablo 3 Story "Weak"
Jul 27, 2012 - in News
The screenwriter behind Charlie's Angels and Big Fish is calling Diablo 3's story weak.
WoW Mists of Pandaria Expansion Arriving in September
Jul 25, 2012 - in News
Blizzard has finally dated the release of World of Warcraft's fourth expansion pack.
Blizzard President Admits to Botched Diablo 3 Launch
Jul 19, 2012 - in News
Mike Morhaime offers a lengthy discussion about the past, the present, and the future state of Diablo 3.
Blizzard Re-Enabling Diablo 3 Game Limits; Duping Returns
Jul 17, 2012 - in News
While Blizzard is re-enabling game limits in Diablo 3, players have found a new way to dupe items.
No Surprise Here: Activision Working on Walking Dead FPS
Jul 7, 2012 - in News
Developer Terminal Reality and publisher Activision is working on a FPS based on AMC's Walking Dead TV show.
Blizzard Denies Banning Diablo 3 Gamers Playing on Linux
Jul 3, 2012 - in News
Blizzard is denying rumors that it's banning Diablo 3 gamers because they're using WINE for Linux. Blizzard's numerous banned Linux customers say otherwise.
Blizzard Explains Diablo 3 72-Hour Lockdown
Jun 22, 2012 - in News
Blizzard explains why consumers of the digital version of Diablo 3 are locked to the Starter Edition for 72 hours.
Blizzard Must Refund South Korean Diablo 3 Players
Jun 21, 2012 - in News
Diablo 3 gamers in South Korea can get a refund on Diablo 3 over server overload issues.
PC Gaming Ruled May Sales Chart Thanks to Diablo 3
Jun 18, 2012 - in News
Diablo 3 ruled the gaming world in the month of May, reports NPD.
Diablo 3 Forum Filling with Hacking Complaints; Stolen Items
May 21, 2012 - in News
There's supposedly an exploit that will hijack Diablo 3 accounts, allowing hackers to steal gold and goods.
Diablo 3 Auction House Re-Dated; Dev Questions DRM
May 18, 2012 - in News
Diablo 3's auction house is expected to launch by the end of the month.
Diablo 3 Auction House Delayed, Says Blizzard
May 18, 2012 - in News
Blizzard won't be ready to launch the real-money auction house on May 22.