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Activision Blizzard King Hit With Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Activision Blizzard King Hit With Unfair Labor Practices Complaint

Also, McCree renaming will take a while, is a 'pretty complicated project.'

By Jason Winter - 2 days ago
Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Will Include 20 Maps, Combat Pacing Settings, And Cross-play

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Will Include 20 Maps, Combat Pacing Settings, And Cross-play

Operators are Special Forces "gritty antiheroes" from around the world

By Jason Winter - 1 week ago
Today's Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update Adds A New Keyword And Swaps Out Dozens Of Minions

Today's Hearthstone Battlegrounds Update Adds A New Keyword And Swaps Out Dozens Of Minions

Blizzard also shows off upcoming Mercenaries game mode.

By Jason Winter - 2 weeks ago
Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard Releases Q2 Financials, CEO Addresses Lawsuit With Token Platitudes

Activision Blizzard revealed its financial results for Q2 2021 yesterday, but most people weren't half as interested in the numbers as they were for the company's response to its recent barrage of bad news.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

Blizzard President J. Allen Brack Steps Down

The first of possibly several dominoes has begun to fall at Blizzard in response to the shocking accusations recently leveled at the company.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Hundreds Of Ubisoft Devs Sign On To Letter Demanding Accountability And Supporting Activision Blizzard

Hundreds Of Ubisoft Devs Sign On To Letter Demanding Accountability And Supporting Activision Blizzard

Lest we forget in the storm that has engulfed Activision Blizzard over the past week, Ubisoft has also had some less-than-stellar accusations of harassment and other workplace misbehavior in recent times.

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Activision Blizzard Sued By State Of California Over Harassment Claims

Activision Blizzard Sued By State Of California Over Harassment Claims

Activision Blizzard is the target of a lawsuit from the state of California that accuses it of promoting a "frat boy culture" and permitting numerous instances of sexual harassment and other gender-based discrimination, primar...

By Jason Winter - 1 month ago
Warzone Newest Objective Mode Outlined In CoD Season Four Post

Warzone Newest Objective Mode Outlined In CoD Season Four Post

Call of Duty's Season Four Content launched this week, bringing new content for all of the game's various incarnations, including a new Zombies experience.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 months ago
Bobby Kotick Gets His Paycheck, But Only Barely

Bobby Kotick Gets His Paycheck, But Only Barely

Bobby Kotick is getting paid after all. The Activision Blizzard CEO will get his plus-sized pay package, following a close vote among shareholders today.

By Jason Winter - 2 months ago
In Unusual Move, Activision Blizzard Delays Vote On CEO Compensation

In Unusual Move, Activision Blizzard Delays Vote On CEO Compensation

The saga of Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's pay continued this week as the company took the unusual step to delay its say-on-pay shareholder referendum that would see investors vote on Kotick's compensation.

By Jason Winter - 3 months ago
Rambo Is Coming To Call Of Duty And Warzone

Rambo Is Coming To Call Of Duty And Warzone

Players of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War and Call of Duty: Warzone will soon have an iconic '80s action hero to take into battle.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Hearthstone To Add Quillboars To Battlegrounds And Sell "Battle-Ready Decks" Next Week

Hearthstone To Add Quillboars To Battlegrounds And Sell "Battle-Ready Decks" Next Week

Hearthstone's second patch since the launch of Forged in the Barrens goes live next week, and it's shaking up the Battlegrounds meta as well as offering something new for sale.

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Call Of Duty: Warzone's Third Season Features A Hunt For Adler And Weapon Nerfs

Call Of Duty: Warzone's Third Season Features A Hunt For Adler And Weapon Nerfs

The third season for Call of Duty: Warzone is underway, in what's being called an "earth-shattering Warzone update." It starts with the Hunt for Adler, which gives Operators Intel Challenges to complete in both Black Ops Cold ...

By Jason Winter - 4 months ago
Two Of Hearthstone's Most Popular Deck Archetypes Take A Beating In Tuesday's Patch

Two Of Hearthstone's Most Popular Deck Archetypes Take A Beating In Tuesday's Patch

Hearthstone's Forged in the Barrens expansion launched two weeks ago and, as is usually the case when a new expansion hits a CCG, there are a few things that need, ahem, "adjusting." We don't call them "nerfs" around here, tha...

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Call Of Duty: Warzone Gets A New Season And Slightly Smaller Install Size

Call Of Duty: Warzone Gets A New Season And Slightly Smaller Install Size

We've poked fun at the install size of Call of Duty in the past, especially if you only want to play the free-to-play battle royale Warzone, for which you'll still need to reserve about 100 GB of space on your hard drive or SS..

By Jason Winter - 5 months ago
Six-Year-Old Call Of Duty: Warzone Player, Who Drew Esports Attention, Banned

Six-Year-Old Call Of Duty: Warzone Player, Who Drew Esports Attention, Banned

A six-year-old Call of Duty: Warzone player who's drawn the attention of professional esports organizations has had his account banned, Polygon is reporting.

By Jason Winter - 9 months ago
Call Of Duty's New Season Pass Includes Free Rewards, Including Weapons And Music

Call Of Duty's New Season Pass Includes Free Rewards, Including Weapons And Music

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's Season 6 battle pass is now up and running, and that means rewards to unlock, both for playing the base game and the free battle royale mode Warzone.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
500,000 Call Of Duty Accounts Hacked? Activision Says No (UPDATED)

500,000 Call Of Duty Accounts Hacked? Activision Says No (UPDATED)

UPDATE, Sept.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
U.S. Government Looking Into Tencent's Handling Of Americans' Personal Data

U.S. Government Looking Into Tencent's Handling Of Americans' Personal Data

Tencent is drawing the attention of the U.S.

By Jason Winter - 11 months ago
Hearthstone's Forbidden Library Brings New Battlegrounds Heroes And Solo Adventure

Hearthstone's Forbidden Library Brings New Battlegrounds Heroes And Solo Adventure

Hearthstone's Forbidden Library is a three-week event that starts today and runs until Sept.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Trump's Order Could Still Affect American Companies That Do Business In China

Trump's Order Could Still Affect American Companies That Do Business In China

You might not lose the ability to play your favorite games -- and purchase things in them -- but President Trump's executive order against Tencent is still having some effects on the company.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Disgruntled Blizzard Employees And Ex-Employees Share Stories, Salaries

Disgruntled Blizzard Employees And Ex-Employees Share Stories, Salaries

The morale at Blizzard is heading downward in a hurry, following several anecdotes from employees over the past week.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Activision-Blizzard Touts "Record" Engagement In Q2

Activision-Blizzard Touts "Record" Engagement In Q2

Activision-Blizzard announced its second-quarter financial results for 2020 (covering April, May, and June), and they look very good.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Scholomance Academy Expansion Introduces Hearthstone's First Dual-Class Cards

Scholomance Academy Expansion Introduces Hearthstone's First Dual-Class Cards

Players will be going back to school in Hearthstone's next expansion, Scholomance Academy, announced earlier today.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Bungie's Former Composer Says He Should Have "Flipped The Table" And Scuttled Activision Deal

Bungie's Former Composer Says He Should Have "Flipped The Table" And Scuttled Activision Deal

The marriage between Bungie and Activision wasn't the smoothest ride, for a number of reasons that have been well documented.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Hearthstone Pro Claims He And Wife Were Blacklisted From Event By Blizzard

Hearthstone Pro Claims He And Wife Were Blacklisted From Event By Blizzard

It's not quite on par with the BlitzChung situation, but this week Blizzard found itself embroiled in another controversy regarding a Hearthstone pro's ability to play.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Activision-Blizzard Shareholders Condemn CEO's "Skewed Approach To Human Capital Management"

Activision-Blizzard Shareholders Condemn CEO's "Skewed Approach To Human Capital Management"

Plenty of gamers think Activision-Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick makes too much money -- and now, some people with the actual power to do something about that agree.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
The Video Game Industry Partners With WHO To Combat The Spread Of COVID-19

The Video Game Industry Partners With WHO To Combat The Spread Of COVID-19

When it comes to this whole social distancing thing thrust upon us by the coronavirus, it seems some are faring better than others.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 year ago
Call Of Duty: Warzone Hits 30 Million Players, Gives Away Free Pizza

Call Of Duty: Warzone Hits 30 Million Players, Gives Away Free Pizza

After just 10 days on the market, Call of Duty: Warzone has exceeded 30 million unique players, according to a post on Twitter last Friday.

By Jason Winter - 1 year ago
Activision Blizzard Announces New Chief Communications Officer

Activision Blizzard Announces New Chief Communications Officer

It seems a bit more corporate shuffling has taken place at Activision Blizzard -- this time with employees gamers are probably less likely to be familiar with.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 year ago
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