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Blizzard sued over Battle.net breach, plaintiff claims inadequate security measures

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Blizzard, the maker of popular game franchises such as World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, has been hit with a lawsuit claiming that Battle.net “failed to maintain adequate levels of security for its customers”. This comes after Blizzard acknowledged in August that it had a security breach and that email addresses for those outside of China, and passwords for North American users were accessed. According to NeoGamr, Blizzard uses Secure […]

EA, Square Enix, Activision Blizzard to develop games for Project Natal

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Leading gaming publishers Square Enix, Activision Blizzard and EA have been announced as some of the game publishers to produce games for Microsoft’s latest add-on to the Xbox 360, Project Natal. Also announced as partners alongside the three were Bethesda, Capcom, Disney Interactive, MTV Games, Konami, Namco Bandai, Sega, THQ and Ubisoft. Combined together, they account for more than 70 percent of all games sold for the Xbox 360, Wii […]

Activision Blizzard merger gets stockholder approval

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The Activision/Vivendi Games merger is now likely to get the go-ahead after Activision’s stockholders have agreed to the merger with Vivendi Games, the owners of Blizzard (the creators of World of Warcraft). The proposal saw more than 92 percent of the shareholders agree to the merger. Under the deal, Vivendi will receive more than 295.3 million new shares of Activision, and the parent company will buy 62.9 million for $1.7 […]

Activision releases Guitar Hero version of Aerosmith

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Aerosmith fans will now be able to act like Steven Tyler and Joe Perry as Activision released a brand new game under its Guitar Hero series. Dubbed "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith", dozens flocked the Hard Rock restaurant in Times Square to see the band debut and try out the game for themselves. The game will also feature 30 of the band’s notable hits, like "Love in an Elevator" and "Sweet Emotion" […]

Activision and Vivendi drops ESA membership

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News in Brief: Joystiq is reporting that both Activision and Vivendi Games have decided to drop their membership for the Entertainment Software Association, after their announcement that they would not attend E3 this year yesterday. Both Activision and Vivendi Games are set to become one company to compete with Electronic Arts. E3 is set to continue the same structure from last year’s event, but will return to the Los Angeles […]

Guitar maker adds stores in ‘Guitar Hero’ lawsuit

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Guitar manufacturer Gisbon Guitar has now added six major retailers to its lawsuit against Activision’s Guitar Hero. The stores are Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Target, Gamestop, Toys-R-Us and Amazon. The decision to add them to the lawsuit was made “reluctantly”, according to a statement released by the manufacturer. The latest move, which was filed on Monday, has been criticized by Activision. “Our Guitar Hero retailing partners have done nothing wrong,” it said […]


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