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Employees of Activision-Blizzard prepare for job losses at quarterly

Many support staff are preparing for bad news.

Opinion: Art and business – Gaming’s greatest struggle

Gaming is having a battle with itself at the moment. Does it want to be an artform, or a corporate entity focused purely on profit?

Telltale Games gets ex-Zynga GM Pete Hawley as new CEO

Pete Hawley starts as CEO on Monday and wants to drive new content for Telltale Games.

The Nintendo Switch is really starting to pick up momentum

Nintendo has a great fiscal quarter thanks to Switch adoption rates.

Bungie appoints new CEO, Pete Parsons

Harold Ryan, who has been president of Bungie since 2008, is stepping down from his position. Pete Parsons, who is a member of the board and has been COO since 2002, will take the position. According to a post on Bungie’s website, “Parsons will be tasked with leading the talented Bungie team as they continue to develop great Destiny experiences”. [quote]”To the players of D...

Vivendi takes stake in Ubisoft… twice

Vivendi, the same company that once took a majority stake in Activision, started buying Ubisoft shares this week. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot emailed company employees saying the stock acquisition was “unwelcomed and unsolicited”. The next day, Vivendi bought even more shares in Ubisoft, raising its stake from 6% (which cost $161 million) to 10,4%. According to Vivendi, this was “...

PC in second place on Ubisoft game sales chart

Ubisoft released in first quarter results and while a lot of people are not interested in all those big numbers, there are some interesting nuggets of information in there. Like the fact that PC sales are only just behind PlayStation 4 sales. PS4 took the lion’s share at 27% of Q1 sales, but PC is not that far behind at 24%. Xbox One chugs in at a low 11%, which is the same percentage that X...

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