By: Adam Ma (@34thGingerbread) Gamers lash out at developers and publishers pretty hard for ‘features’ like on-disc DRM and pre-launch DLC announcements, but only because it’s the more recent wave in a tide of economics. Placing a pre-order for beta or early game access, exclusive content or gear that gives some players an inherent advantage over others in a multiplayer environment, and lifetime subscriptions are … Continue reading Industry Publishers Need To Clean Up Their Act
By: Eddie Makuch Could Halo and Call of Duty one day be made under the same roof?Reuters reports that Vivendi has enlisted the help of a bank to speak with potential buyers for Activision Blizzard, and the list includes Microsoft, Time Warner, Tencent, and a group of private equity firms. “It’s nothing official yet, but they’ve asked a bank to go and talk to possible … Continue reading Microsoft among potential buyers for Activision Blizzard – Report
By: Brendan Sinclair LOS ANGELES–The industry’s largest third-party publisher might be for sale. According to a Bloomberg report, senior executives of Activision Blizzard parent Vivendi are meeting later this month to determine whether they want to sell the telecom giant’s majority stake in the game developer. Citing "people with knowledge of the matter," Bloomberg reports that the Vivendi executive meeting is scheduled for June 22, … Continue reading Activision Blizzard for sale?
A user on the official Black Ops forum has taken it upon themselves to leak a ton of information about this year’s Call of Duty title, which is believed to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The most important piece of information from the leak is that the game is due to release on the 6th of November, 2012. While the information was swiftly … Continue reading Rumour: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Releasing 6th Of November