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Can Activision Blizzard Attract Female Gamers?

What’s got equal parts male and female superheroes plus three robots and one gorilla scientist? Overwatch does. The multiplayer, “first-person shooter” title, launched by game-maker Activision Blizzard last year, has already generated more than $1 billion in revenue and amassed about 30 million players. But whether the diversity of its roster of characters has translated to its consumer base is unclear. What is evident is that gaming giant Activision Blizzard wants to appeal to a …

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Re-boots on the ground: The Advanced, Retro, Infinite Sequel

By Kundai Murapa, Gamer News Daily Contributing Author “Boots-on-the-ground”, the latest marketing buzzword crafted by shooter franchises under the current trend of shoe-horning nostalgia to sell us re-hashed entertainment, has given us two new iterations of our most beloved. These being Battlefield 1 and soon, Call of Duty WWII, which, just from the titles alone, ooze a thick air of innovation and originality not seen in decades that can only be expected from the two biggest …

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Activision Needs To Port Its PC Games To Android And iOS – Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Porting Blizzard’s blockbuster hit Overwatch PC game to Android/iOS could prove profitable. Activision Blizzard’s (ATVI) management should take a serious look on how Tencent (OTCPK:TCEHY) successfully ported its hit League of Legends PC game to the mobile platform. Tencent created a Chinese Android/iOS port of its freemium League of Legends MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) PC game last year. Tencent called it Honor of Kings (also known as King of Glory). Source: Motek Moyen/Activision/Google Honor …

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Blizzard won’t be bringing other Activision PC games to Battle.net any time soon

Last night during the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal, Blizzard made the surprise announcement that Bungie’s shooter would be heading to Battle.net. This obviously sparked the question of whether or not we would see more Activision games pop up on Blizzard’s platform in the future but as it turns out, Blizzard doesn’t have much interest in expanding Battle.net too much. Since Battle.net’s initial launch back in the 90’s, it has been reserved exclusively for Blizzard’s own …

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Activision Blizzard Plans to Structure Major League Gaming More Like Traditional Sports – Adweek

Pitching itself as the “first global sport,” Activision Blizzard’s Major League Gaming is hoping to making esports more mainstream in a way that’s easier for global brands to grasp. According to Major League Gaming CEO Pete Vlastelica, the company is working on transforming the “organic, bottom-up, untended kind of ecosystem” into something structured more like traditional sports in a way that helps brands and fans know where to pay attention. Vlastelica, a former Fox Sports …

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Word On Wall Street: Activision Blizzard Gaming Is Worth Watching – Activision Blizzard, Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI)

Gaming is becoming a bigger part of our lives. Whether it’s over our phones while on the subway, on the Xbox on our TV at home, or on Twitch on our PC, more and more of our time is spent playing or watching games. Over the last five years, Activision’s (NASDAQ:ATVI) stock has risen steadily higher on this gaming wave. Source: Google Finance With the stock so high, will Activision be able to continue to …

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Overwatch becomes Activision Blizzard’s eighth billion dollar franchise in under a year

Following the release of Activision Blizzard’s latest earnings report, Overwatch has become the eighth franchise in the company’s portfolio to raise over $1 billion dollars. While this is impressive enough by itself, Overwatch has managed to generate this much money in less than a year. Find out the exact drop rates for Overwatch skins with our lootbox breakdown. Overwatch is now sitting alongside franchises like Call of Duty and Skylanders in the billionaire’s club, with …

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Black Ops 3 DLC 5 NEWS – Activision reveals more about Zombies Chronicles on PS4, Xbox One | Gaming | Entertainment

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 developer Treyarch has revealed more about the Zombies Chronicles DLC 5 add-on pack. Treyarch’s Jason Blundell announced DLC 5 for Black Ops 3 earlier this week, revealing the full list of maps and the May 16 PS4 release date. Treyarch is expected to announce the DLC 5 price and Xbox One release date during a live stream on May 8 at 7pm UK time. But as fans wait to …

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Activision news: Destiny Age of Triumph reveal, Bungie Destiny 2, Black Ops 2 on Xbox One | Gaming | Entertainment

For many fans Destiny Age of Triumph will be the last hurrah before moving onto the Destiny 2 beta this summer. The game was originally released back in 2014 and looks to have finally run its course. The Xbox One and PS4 title remains a popular game online, but many fans suspect that not much will change following the end of the final timed-event. Bungie have spoken more on the subject, confirming that while the Age …

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