Tag: Activision Blizzard

WHO and game companies launch #PlayApartTogether to promote physical distancing

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the video game industry have teamed up on #PlayApartTogether, a promotional campaign that encourages healthy physical distancing by bringing special events, exclusives, activities, rewards, and inspiration to some of the most popular games in the world. Some of the industry’s biggest and most powerful companies — from Activision Blizzard […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone adds solo mode

Activision Blizzard announced today that a solo mode has come to its battle royale shooter Call of Duty: Warzone. Warzone launched a week ago on March 10. In its first four days, the free-to-play game attracted 15 million players. Adding new modes is one way to keep them coming back. At launch, Warzone only supported […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone hits 15 million battle royale players in 4 days

Call of Duty: Warzone debuted on Tuesday as the latest free-to-play battle royale game in Activision Blizzard’s shooter series. And it hit 15 million players in four days. The game hit 6 million players in its first 24 hours on the PC and consoles. That’s a pretty good outcome for a battle royale mode that […]

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Activision Blizzard names Google executive Daniel Alegre as president and COO

Activision Blizzard has named Google executive Daniel Alegre as president and chief operating officer, effective April 7. He will report to CEO Bobby Kotick and replace Coddy Johnson, a 12-year veteran at the big game publisher. Johnson will serve as special advisor to the CEO. The appointment is significant, as Kotick has been in his […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play battle royale game

Activision Blizzard announced Call of Duty: Warzone, a new battle royale game that is launching March 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as a free download. While Warzone is an “all-new experience from the world of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” it is a free-to-play title that does not require the purchase of […]

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Call of Duty Endowment placed 11,000 veterans into jobs in 2019

In 2019, the Call of Duty Endowment placed more than 11,000 veterans into high-quality jobs and raised funding to place 16,000 more. Now in its tenth year, the charitable group said it has placed more than 66,000 veterans into jobs to date, thanks to help from grantees, corporate partners, the gaming community, and Activision Blizzard […]

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Call of Duty’s Tomogunchi is hungry, and I must feed it souls

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare just got an update that adds a new in-game virtual pet. The Tomogunchi watch is an item you can add to your character that will enable you to take care of the Tamagotchi-like creature. And how does that “care” work? Through murder, of course. For the zoomers reading this, Tamagotchis […]

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Some Developers Don’t Know Their Games Are Streaming on GeForce Now

Over the weekend, The Long Dark became the latest game to disappear from GeForce Now, Nvidia’s cloud streaming service. The Long Dark game director Raphael van Lierop said on Twitter that Nvidia didn’t ask permission for The Long Dark to appear, and said “devs should control where their games exist.” van Lierop did not rule […]

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare sales up big over Black Ops 4

Activision Blizzard delivered a solid fourth quarter that beat analysts expectations. The Call of Duty publisher generate earnings per share of $1.23 compared to estimates of $1.19. Its revenue surpassed $2.71 billion, which beat Wall Street’s outlook of $2.68 billion That has the company’s stock trending up approximately 2.8% in after-hours trading at $61.94 per […]

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Call of Duty Mobile has passed 150 million downloads

Call of Duty has been popular on consoles and PC for years. Now the shooter franchise is a hit on Android and iOS thanks to Call of Duty Mobile, which has already more than 150 million downloads. This news comes from Activision Blizzard’s latest earnings report today. Call of Duty Mobile released on October 1, […]

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Blizzard owns your Warcraft 3: Reforged custom games

The next Auto Chess or DOTA probably isn’t going to happen in Warcraft 3: Reforged. And if it does, Activision Blizzard is automatically going to own it. The publisher just launched the updated version of its real-time-strategy classic yesterday, January 28. As part of that release, the company published a new policy that gives it […]

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Activision Blizzard brings Overwatch League exclusively to YouTube

Activision Blizzard and Google are getting into a far-reaching partnership that covers multiple facets of the publisher’s gaming business. Google Cloud will act as the “preferred partner” for hosting Activision Blizzard games. YouTube, meanwhile, will act as the broadcast home for Activision Blizzard’s live esports. That includes Overwatch League, Call of Duty League, Hearthstone, and […]

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Brands pursue millennials by engaging with esports and gaming

Esports has become a billion-dollar industry, but if it is going to get much bigger, then brands have to buy into it in a much bigger way when it comes to sponsorships. Those brands have to chase after millennials, who aren’t watching TV or traditional sports and are easier found in games, esports, and digital […]

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