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13 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Hearthstone Hits 20 Million Players, Shuffles Toward Mobile

I am a video game and technology reporter and critic covering the industry and gaming culture. I cover consumer rights, business communications, crowdfunding and video game news.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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'Destiny' marketing could be troublesome [Austin Daily Herald, Minn.]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--"Destiny," the shooter that will have everyone talking for months, has taken in close to $500 million within the first day of its release.

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, Marketing, Software, Blizzard Entertainment

Sun Sep 14, 2014

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'Destiny' marketing could be troublesome [Austin Daily Herald, Minn.]

Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Sept. 14--"Destiny," the shooter that will have everyone talking for months, has taken in close to $500 million within the first day of its release.

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, Marketing, Software, Blizzard Entertainment

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Canadian Business Magazine

Winners & Losers: Activision has a date with Destiny, RadioShack drops the signal

The publisher of popular video games such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft -two games in which players mow down thousands of virtual enemies using ever-more elaborate weapons-released a new game, Destiny , in which players mow down thousands of enemies using ever-more elaborate weapons. That kind of bold artistic vision pays off: Activision Blizzard announced this week that it shipped $500 million worth of games to retailers , good enough to make Destiny "the biggest new video game franchise launch in history."

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Video Games, Bungie Software, Software, Call of Duty , Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft

Benzinga

Piper Jaffray Sees 'Opportunity' In Lower Video Game Software Sales

With video game software sales sinking 21 percent in August according to reports Thursday, a sector analyst smelled a "buying opportunity." Piper Jaffray's Michael J. Olson said Friday a raft of new releases slated for later this year should spark renewed sales growth, even as the industry faced difficult August comparisons from a year ago.

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Related Topix: TakeTwo Interactive Software, Video Games, Software, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Reuters

Volatile oil, rising jobless lead to mixed market

Summary: The Dow fell for the third time this week hurt by energy shares and concern over rising jobless claims; Lululemon boosts outlook; Activision Blizzard scores with ''Destiny'' debut; Radio Shack exploring options. Conway G. Gittens reports.

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Related Topix: Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing, Destiny, Bungie Software, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas

Wed Sep 10, 2014

ComingSoon.net

Destiny Sales to Stores and First Parties Top $500M as of Day One

Activision announced today that the company sold more than $500 million of Destiny into retail stores and first parties worldwide as of day one, making the game the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. The company did not close the sell-through figures.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

PR-inside.com

Activision Blizzard Inc in Toys and Games (USA) - new company profile report published

Discover key contact details, the company background and their competitive positioning through this collection of snapshot company profiles. Product coverage: Traditional Toys and Games, Video Games.

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Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, Software, Video Games, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing

The London Free Press

'Batman: Arkham Knight' coming June 2015

The massive open-world game originally had been set to be released this fall, but Warner Bros. wanted to give developer Rocksteady more time to finish the company's final instalment in its trilogy, which also includes the hits Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.

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Related Topix: Batman, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Video Games, Feral Interactive, Batman: Arkham City, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Software

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Insider Monkey

NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) And...

Based in New York, Mapleline Capital LLC was founded by Leon Shaulov in 2013, following his departure as senior portfolio manager at Galleon Group. Prior to that, Shaulov was employed by Sagamore Hill Capital and Goldman Sachs and has the reputation of a tough guy, being accused of verbally abusing co-workers during his time at Galleon Group.

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Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Successful Completion of Phase III Program for Teva's Reslizumab Two More Phase Iii Studies Support the Benefits of Reslizumab Treatment in Asthma Patients with Eosinophilia )--Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced positive new data from Phase III studies of the company's anti-IL5 monoclonal antibody, reslizumab, in pa... )--Oink, a digital wallet for teens and families, adds Jordan Harris as Risk Officer. Mr. Harris has over 10 years of technology and security experience at Apple Netflix... )--TextMarks Chosen by Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit to Power Bus Arrival Information via SMS in Tampa, FL.

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CNET News.com

Become legend? Ambitious Destiny aims for gaming superstar status

The minds behind Halo, one of the most successful game franchises ever made, hope to strike it again with a massive new game being bankrolled in part by Activision Blizzard. In Destiny, the newest video game from the creators of the blockbuster Halo franchise, players take the role of a "guardian," a being with other-worldly powers tasked with protecting the last human city.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

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Attend BlizzCon 2014 from Anywhere with the Virtual Ticket

Want the best seat in the house for BlizzCon 2014? Grab your most comfortable chair and invite a few friends over to join Blizzard Entertainment's epic gaming convention from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket , now available to order at www.blizzcon.com . The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket provides comprehensive live online HD coverage of Blizzard's Warcraft , StarCraft , and Diablo community celebration, taking place November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Video Games, Starcraft II, Software, Diablo III, Directv, Cable & Satellite

Tue Sep 02, 2014

International Business Times

'World Of Warcraft' Brings Back The 'Gaze Of The Black...

The "Gaze of the Black Prince" buff from Blizzard Entertainment's "World of Warcraft," or "WoW," will be back again from Tuesday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Video Games, Software, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, Activision, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing

SchaeffersResearch.com

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) Calls Active as M&A Rumors Fly

Activision Blizzard, Inc. call volume ran at four times the daily average on Friday, as speculation swirled the company could be in pursuit of sector peer Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. .

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

SchaeffersResearch.com

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) Bulls Target Six-Year Highs

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has jumped 4.3% today, as rumors swirl that the video game maker could be a potential takeover target for sector peer Activision Blizzard, Inc. .

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Related Topix: TakeTwo Interactive Software, Video Games, Software, Jack of All Games, Rockstar Games, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment

Wed Aug 27, 2014

SchaeffersResearch.com

Option Bulls Charge Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Trade-Alert and data from the International Securities Exchange , these calls are being bought to open at a volume-weighted average price of $0.56.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Activision Blizzard's Strong Gaming Pipeline Should Help It Continue Beating The Market

Activision Blizzard has lined up a number of new launches in the coming months that will lead to strong growth in its financials.

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Related Topix: Activision, Video Games, Software, Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Call of Duty , Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft

Thu Aug 21, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Here's Why Zynga is Dead Money

Gaming organization Zynga 's turnaround appears to be falling flat. Down 21% in 2014, Zynga's issues could enhance going ahead because of firm rivalry and declining revenue.

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Insider Monkey

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB), Activision Blizzard Inc....

As we continue to analyze the latest 13F filings for some of the major hedge funds in the U.S., I would like to take a look at Israel Englander 's Millennium Management 's top tech stock picks in order to find out what this highly successful fund is betting on -although the fund clearly prefers utility and energy stocks .

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