Activation Blizzard has announced that Daniel Alegre, Google’s president of global retail and shopping, will be named as their new president and COO. The former Google exec will take over primary operations duties as Activision-Blizzard works to develop more content for their current and future slate of titles. Alegre will replace Cody Johnson beginning April 7.
According to new rumors circulating online, Diablo and Overwatch could be getting quite an interesting addon project. According to reports based on a certain LinkedIn profile, the two major Blizzard games could get full animated series’ produced from them. The prospect of Diablo and Overwatch animated series’ has a lot of people excited, and for good reason. The
As of today, GeForce users will no longer be able to play World of Warcraft, Overwatch, or the Call of Duty series on GeForce Now. The removal was sudden and has caught many gaming fans off-guard. No reason was given for the decision, but many suspect that it’s down to money. The GeForce Now service recently exited beta, bringing
Professional eSports team Tempo Storm signed Asia-Pacific Grandmaster Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung to add to its current Hearthstone roster. The act that landed Blitzchung with a suspension has kicked off a wave of anti-China sentiment online, and created yet another rift in the center of the gaming community. Some people support the banning, calling attention
Rumblings about low pay, poor morale and toxic corporate culture have been around in the games industry for decades. With sustained periods of crunch becoming more pervasive, while low pay and high costs of living force employees into working unhealthy hours, the games industry could be headed for either disaster or a period of rebirth.
The games industry is nothing if not cyclical, and on cycle that I am really tired of, and frankly angry about seeing, is this unsustainable trend that’s currently playing out once again, this time with Activision. What am I talking about? We’ve got another case of a major company firing employees and cutting costs in
After a rocky few months in 2018, fans are being left disappointed with the ongoing progress for Blizzard on their upcoming slate of titles. And coming off of the heels of various controversies, like the confirmation yesterday that Activision-Blizzard would be sacking 800 employees, those keeping tabs on the mega-publisher are wondering what’s next for
There’s some new bad news for one of the larger companies in the gaming scene. As of reports earlier this week, Activision is apparently gearing up for a round of downsizing that will see hundreds of employees laid off from their jobs. While these reports have not been confirmed, it’s pretty much a guarantee that
It was announced today that, Amrita Ahuja, Blizzard’s current CFO, would be leaving the company to join up with Square, the mobile payment processor. Ahuja replaces former Square CFO Sarah Friar who announced she was leaving the CFO post in October. That departure saw a major drop, nearly 30%, in the stock price for Square.
As part of the celebration that is BlizzCon 2018, Activision-Blizzard and Bungie are teaming up to give away free copies of Destiny 2 on the PC to anyone who wants one. But you need to hurry, these free PC games can only be claimed upto until November 18. Also new Battle.net accounts created after 11:00
With a new set of patch notes for Overwatch, Blizzard has announced a new set of features aimed at making your play experience even smoother and more enjoyable. The biggest new draw is the Endorsements feature. As explained by Blizzard, think of this new reporting tool as the opposite of the existing tools. Instead of
Activision have finally held their long-awaited livestream for Call of Duty Black Ops 4 which showed what’s in store for this latest game in the series which is due for release this October. The first major change is that franchise seems to be dumping some of the exosuit-powered nonsense from Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
The anniversary event The Darkening of Tristram would be returning to Diablo 3 this year and the dates have now been set. The Darkening of Tristram takes Diablo 3 players on a whirlwind Diablo 1 trip through the Cathedral with retro graphics and audio. The event was originally announced at Blizzcon 2016 as a celebration of
After it was reported that Blizzard Entertainment was hiring a new game director for a Diablo project, it was unknown what that meant for Diablo III’s current director, Josh Mosqueira. Now, Blizzard has confirmed that Mosqueira has left the company altogether. “With Diablo III in a good place at this point, Josh felt that now
Interested gamers will soon be able to reach a much wider audience while streaming, thanks to a partnership between Facebook and Blizzard. A new API and livestream integration into the Blizzard launcher will allow anyone and everyone to stream to the social media platform effortlessly. Users can expect this update in July 2016. According to
Blizzard has revealed the next expansion in their F2P card game, Hearthstone. The new expansion is titled “Grand Tournament”. The Grand Tournament will offer over 130 new cards, most of which will have a pretty major effect on your decks. New keywords to boost card and hero stats have been revealed as well. Creating new