Destiny Becomes Most Pre-Ordered Game In History

Bungie, the creators of the Halo franchise, and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) and the creators and publishers of such blockbuster franchises as Call of Duty and Skylanders, have joined forces to bring you Destiny, releasing worldwide today at 12:01 midnight September 9th local time in each territory where available at global retailers. Destiny is the most pre-ordered new video game IP in history, and has won over 180 awards and nominations, setting the stage for Destiny to become one of the biggest entertainment launches of the year, and the next big … Continue reading Destiny Becomes Most Pre-Ordered Game In History

Blizzard To Close The Diablo III Auction Hall

One of the more controversial aspects of the Diablo III game was the auction hall, where players could trade and sell items for either real money or in-game gold. It was only implemented on the PC and Mac versions of the game, and did not make the jump to the console. Now Blizzard is closing the auction hall for good, sending out the following note to Diablo III players. "When we initially designed and implemented the auction house system, the driving goal was to provide a convenient and secure system for trades. But after much review and player feedback, it … Continue reading Blizzard To Close The Diablo III Auction Hall

Activision Blizzard To Join ESA

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) announced today that Activision Blizzard, Inc. and Tencent have joined the trade association. They increase ESA’s membership to 37 companies, and bolster its representation of diverse businesses that drive advancements across all game platforms in the evolving marketplace. ‘These highly innovative companies offer compelling and influential video games and game content to millions of players across the globe,’ said Michael D. Gallagher, president and CEO of ESA. ‘Activision Blizzard and Tencent have established worldwide reputations as producers of world-class interactive entertainment. We are eager to work with both companies as they continue to grow their … Continue reading Activision Blizzard To Join ESA

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