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Activision axes 40 High Moon Studios employees upon completion of Deadpool

Activision axes 40 High Moon Studios employees upon completion of Deadpool

Pink slips were flying around the offices at High Moon Studios today as Activision has decided to lay off 40 of its full-time employees. The cuts began happening right after the High Moon Studios team completed development of Activision's upcoming Deadpool game. Activision stated that it "works to align its costs with its revenues," and that reducing its staff is all part of aligning "our development talent against our slate."

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Activision and Bungie show off Destiny for PS4

Activision and Bungie show off Destiny for PS4

Eric Hirshberg from Activision took the stage at today's PlayStation 4 event and is talking more about Destiny, the recently-announced fantasy title from Bungie. The game has been in the works for 10 years now, and the developer finally showed off some in-game footage at tonight's event. Basically, Bungie's goal with Destiny was to take the FPS and "turn it on its head again."

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Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision is pulling away from licensed games

Activision has announced that they will be moving away from the licensed games, meaning there will be fewer games from the James Bond, Transformers, Men in Black, and Spider-Man series. Rumor has it that James Bond will be seeing its end really soon. Activision is following the same move that Electronics Arts made back in 2008. EA Games president, Frank Gibeau, said at the time that "the days of licensed-based, 75-rated games copies are dead like the dinosaur."

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Destiny set for Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2014

Destiny set for Xbox 720, PlayStation 4, and PC in 2014

If you've heard anything about the upcoming "game changer" title set to be produced by Bungie over the next 10 years in installments with Activision, you know that it certainly wouldn't make sense for the whole series to be appearing on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. In fact the first installment will be on those two consoles, but essentially everything afterward has been confirmed in legal documents to be hitting no less than the PlayStation 4, the Xbox 720, and the PC. The information that reveals said bits and pieces comes from a Call of Duty legal dispute where the contract between Activision and Bungie had to be unsealed.

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Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter

Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter

Bungie has just revealed its new project, titled Destiny. Destiny will be a persistent, online multiplayer game that Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO, dubs as a "shared-world shooter". The game will be released for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Bungie has emphasized that there will be no subscription fee for the game. It will require a constant connection to the internet, as it is a major factor in the "persistent, online multiplayer" aspect of the game.


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Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals his thoughts on eSports

Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg reveals his thoughts on eSports

The eSports industry has been getting a lot of buzz lately, especially with the showcasing of games like StarCraft II and League of Legends, and now Eric Hershberg, CEO of Activision, has inputted his own two cents about the industry. Hirshberg had an interview with Forbes on what he thinks about the eSports, how it affects the gaming industry, and how he plans on implementing it with his gaming franchises.


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Activision says Destiny not releasing this year

Activision says Destiny not releasing this year

During an Activision conference call discussing quarterly earnings, the game publisher casted doubt on the possibility of Bungie's Destiny releasing at any point in 2013, debunking all rumors that the game might see a release this year. Activision's chief financial officer Dennis Durkin said that the game will not be "factored into [Activision's] 2013 financial outlook."

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Call of Duty Online enters alpha testing in China

Call of Duty Online enters alpha testing in China

The success of Call of Duty in the west is unquestionable, but over in the east it's a bit of a different story. That's particularly true in China, where the games industry is dominated by freemium-type games. Activision, never wanting to let an opportunity go to waste, has changed up the Call of Duty we know and love a bit to make it appeal more to Chinese gamers with today's release of Call of Duty Online.

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