Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Activision Making More Off Phone Games Than Console And PC

Image: Activision/Blizzard/King/Kotaku Here’s a sign of the times: Activision has confirmed via newly released financial documents that it made more money on its phone games last quarter than it did on all of its console and PC games combined. as spotted by TweakTown, Activision’s quarterly report was published last week and sheds some light on … Read more

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Sony Says Call Of Duty Is Essential, Xbox Disagrees

Image: Activision Microsoft, in a bid to downplay the possible ramifications of its attempted acquisition of Activision to various international regulating agencies, is arguing that the call of duty publisher it’s spending billions of dollars on doesn’t actually produce any games that could be considered “must haves.” Meanwhile, Sony is pushing back and explaining that … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Facebook Tries Buying App, Gets Sued For Over VR Monopoly

Facebook Tries Buying App, Gets Sued For Over VR Monopoly

Image: Within It’s been a very bad year so far for Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, in ways extremely unique to being one of the biggest tech companies in the world. Despite still making almost $7 billion in profit in recent months, TikTok is eating its lunch, the stock price is in shambles, … Read more

Elden Ring Publisher Hacked, Ransomware Group Claims

Elden Ring Publisher Hacked, Ransomware Group Claims

Image: FromSoftware / Bandai Namco Bandai Namco, the Japanese publisher behind the Ace Combat, Dragon Ball Zand Dark Souls games, appears to be the latest major gaming company to suffer a major hack. The ransomware group BlackCat added the Elden Ring publisher to its list of victims earlier today, though it’s not yet clear the … Read more

UK Antitrust Investigation Is Latest Microsoft-Activision Acquisition

UK Antitrust Investigation Is Latest Microsoft-Activision Acquisition

Microsoft announced its nearly $69 billion purchase of massive gaming company, Activision Blizzard in January. But the road to acquisition hasn’t been smooth for the two companies, and the deal isn’t sealed yet. Now, another speedbump has appeared. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a United Kingdom regulatory agency, is undertaking a formal investigation into … Read more

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes Reaches $1 Billion In Revenue

Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes Reaches  Billion In Revenue

Image: nintendo I’ll admit that, until yesterday, I had no idea Fire Emblem Heroes was still active and updated. But a lot of people are still playing the game and apparently spending money on it, too. New data shows that Fire Emblem Heroes has just reached $1 billion in revenue, becoming the first Nintendo mobile … Read more

Activision Investors Ignore Board, Approve Annual Abuse Reports

Activision Investors Ignore Board, Approve Annual Abuse Reports

Image: Activision / Blizzard / Kotaku Today, Activision Blizzard shareholders voted to approve a proposed annual report that would document the company’s ongoing efforts to stop workplace abuse and harassment as well as catalog the company’s total number of sexual harassment settlements and pending complaints. Activision had recommended stockholders vote against the creation of this … Read more

Activision Internal Investigation Finds Almost Nothing Wrong

Activision Internal Investigation Finds Almost Nothing Wrong

Image: Activision Blizzard / Kotaku Nearly year after an explosive lawsuit by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing kicked off a firestorm of sexual harassment and discrimination allegations at Activision Blizzard, a Board of Directors working group investigating the company has released its findings. Led by a 25-year veteran of the call of … Read more

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Microsoft Says Nice Things About Unions Ahead Of FTC Review

Photo: Kevork Djansezian Microsoft is trying to strike a more conciliatory tone with organized labor as it looks to get its $69 billion mega video game merger with Activision Blizzard OK’d by the Federal Trade Commission. Vice chairman and president Brad Smith wrote that the company is “committed to creative and collaborative approaches with unions” … Read more