Tag Archives: Blizzard Entertainment

How Activision Blizzard Layoffs are Like a School Bully

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Hires 9,600 employees in 2018 Lays of 8% Roughly 800 people lose their jobs Best Profit Year for The Company Activision Blizzard has announced massive layoffs. The company is known for substantial titles such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, Candy Crush, Diablo and much more. Employees were notified on Tuesday. It is of no surprise that it happened at the

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Bungie And Activision Cut Ties

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Reading Time: 1 minute Bungie has officially cut ties with Activision. This could turn out to be a big split for the gaming industry. They shared the rights to the Destiny franchise. What good news for Bungie is that they have secured the rights, while Activision is becoming more questionable and that is bad news for them. “We have enjoyed a successful eight-year run

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FTC Pledges to Investigate Loot Boxes

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Gaming Monetization Compared to Gambling     The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) yesterday agreed to investigate video game loot boxes, following an official request by Senator Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.). FTC chairman Joe Simons affirmed Sen. Hassan’s request that loot boxes be investigated.    “Loot boxes are now endemic in the video game industry and are present in everything from casual smart phone

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Overwatch Hacker Sentenced to Prison in South Korea

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Overwatch Hacker Goes to Prison       According to the SBS News, a 28-year old man was sentenced to a year in prison and two year’s probation. The hacker violated the Game Industry Promotion Law and Information and Communication Technology Protection Law. SBS News reported, The hacker allegedly collected a large sum of money in exchange for the program—200 million won,

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Blizzard Unveils PINK MERCY as a Partnership With BCRF (Breast Cancer)

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Reading Time: 2 minutes   Blizzard just announced that they are teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to release a special charity skin Pink Mercy in Overwatch.  On Play Overwatch website they state on their blog:   Available for purchase in-game and online through May 21, all sales of this limited-time legendary Pink Mercy skin will benefit BCRF and their mission to

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