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Merger Done: New Super Publisher Activision-Blizzard

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Gamersglobal reported about the decision of Blizzard and Activision to team-up last year in December. Now, all the paperwork is done, as the Blizzard webpage informs. The two developers are now completely merged into one company, you find them on NASDAQ under the ticker ATVI. more...

WoW Wrath Of The Lich King: Register For Beta Now (Update)

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Germany — 

Alright, don't get your hopes up to soon. Breathe in, breathe out. Stay calm, don't freak out. And stop screaming with joy. Okay. Better now? Good. So here's the news. more...

Petition Against Diablo's Comic Look

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Germany — 

Many gamers were not content at all with the presentation of Diablo 3. In particular, they complained about its look being too colorful and reminding a good portion of the gamers of World of Warcraft. Thus, it took no time that they started a petition, where about 1.000 people subscribed to already. more...

Blizzard has Another Iron in the Fire

Germany — 

At the WWI in Paris, Marco Neubert from the German website onlinewelten.com interviewed Rob Pardo about various stuff, but one thing he said is really interesting: Neubert asked about the job offer on Blizzard.com, which mentioned a next-gen MMO. Rob Pardo answered:

Yes, there is still an unknown project.

Diablo 3 Officially Announced!

Switzerland — 

And the heavens shall tremble ... After much wild guessing and hoping on various websites (including this extra long GamersGlobal news), Blizzard Entertainment has officially announced Diablo 3 at the WorldWide Invitational 2008. With a cinematic trailer and a quite long gameplay movie, they confirmed that the Hack'n'Slay action will be back. When? Heaven knows - no official release date has been announced yet. more...

Blizzard: Diablo 3? StarCraft MMO? Hydra? Read our findings (3rd Upd.)

Germany — 

If you visit the Blizzard webpage right now, you see a picture without any comments. This flashscreen is online since June 23 and it apparently gets updated every day. This will presumably be the case until Sunday because, as you might know, this weekend is the time of the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in Paris. more...

Diablo3.com acquired by Blizzard

Germany — 

After all this rumors about Diablo 3, this is a real clue. According to diablofans.com, Blizzard aquired www.diablo3.com. We still don't know if the game is far off, or will be presented in Paris soon, as we guessed here, but at least we know that it will be there one day. more...

Wrath of the Lich King Coming to China, Too

United States — 

Hot on the heels of The9's announcement that more than one million Chinese were playing World of Warcraft at the same time (The9 develops and operates online games in China), The9 has extended its agreement with Blizzard Entertainment (part of Vivendi) that will have The9 manage the implementation of the World of Warcraft expansion Wrath of the Litch King in mainland China. more...

World of Warcraft Arena Tournaments Open

Canada — 

Blizzard recently started its World of Warcraft Arena Tournaments (on March 31). These three vs. three tournaments cost $20 to enter for a six-week qualifying round and offer a combined $200,000 of prizes.

April Fool's Gags: Summary

United States — 

Many game companies put serious effort into their jokes to celebrate April 1. Below are some links to a few of the more entertaining gags: more...