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Diablo 3 Doesn’t Look Right, Dev Says Yes Sir!

August 6th, 2008 · 4 Comments

There has been many debates on the graphic level of Diablo 3 and how it should be different. Finally a developer comes out and says “um, no.” Their reasoning is fairly simple, it’s one thing to photoshop up a screenshot with some filters but it’s another to get the texture and lighting to run at […]

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Tags: Activision · Blizzard · Diablo 3 · Editorial

Activision: Cleaning House, Losing Studios

July 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Now that Activision has merged up with Blizzard all under Vivendi it’s time to consider what to do with all the additional overhead, management, internal studios and sheer amount of people working on projects within their organization. In other words, it’s time to trim the fat and get leaned out for the long haul. This […]

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Battle of the Mega Powers: EA Wants Take-Two

July 21st, 2008 · No Comments

We’re already looking at the results of an Activision Vivendi union and now Electronic Arts is slowly working towards taking over Take-Two. Activision Blizzard is larger than that of EA but would the Take-Two buy-out grow EA into the number one publisher once again? For gamers, it’s changing the map of the industry. We grew […]

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Tags: Activision · Blizzard · Editorial · electronic arts · Take-Two

Activision and Blizzard Layoffs

July 18th, 2008 · No Comments

If you’ve ever been through an acquisition or merger you’d have expected this news to come, but for those new to the concept it’s simple: you can’t keep everyone. After a complete merger you end up with two sales departments, two IT departments, etc. Do you really need them all? No, not really. You’ll need […]

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Rejoyce: Rock Band Instruments with Guitar Hero World Tour

July 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Simply amazing news coming out of E3 last night, apparently the Rock Band instruments will work with the new Guitar Hero World Tour game.  This may only be true with the Xbox 360 version of the title, as Activision didn’t want to comment on Wii, PlayStation 2 or PlayStation 3 yet. Activision deserves a cup […]

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Tags: Activision · Guitar Hero · Xbox 360

TD Gaming Podcast 79: I’m Often Wrong

July 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This weeks gaming podcast we’re all over the rhythm matching games along with great gaming news and a bit of our early E3 coverage. We continue our RPG history and we also look back on Dragon Fire, and old Atari 2600 game. This weeks podcasting news: Konami sues Harmonix Rock Band 2’s Set List and […]

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Activision Blizzard Official, Merger Complete

July 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The deal has been done, you can now officially call the company Activision Blizzard. Sure, the name is sorta lame but it does cover the bases… they’re Activision and they’re Blizzard; surely neither company wanted to lose their lively hood and branding. We’re now looking at a company that’s more powerful than Electronic Arts, surely […]

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Tags: Activision · Blizzard · Industry News