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Xbox 720 and PS4 could face Wii U-style apathy Activision CEO warns

Xbox 720 and PS4 could face Wii U-style apathy Activision CEO warns

Microsoft and Sony's enthusiasm about the Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4 may not be matched with equally vigorous sales, Activision president Bobby Kotick has warned, admitting that the game publisher is preparing itself for a potential slump come launch. "We continue to face the uncertainties of the console transition" Kotick said during Activision's financial results call with investors earlier this week, highlighting Nintendo's struggles with the Wii U as evidence that all is not well with next-gen hardware. The Wii U "has had a very slow start" Kotick pointed out.

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Activision says World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dropping

Activision says World of Warcraft subscriber numbers dropping

Activision has published the financial results of its first quarter, which showed a rise in net income from $384 million to $456 million. All is not looking up, however, with the company also reporting that World of Warcraft subscribers are down, and as a result it has adjusted its expectations for the rest of the year, citing reasons of increased competition and poor Wii U sales, among other things.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts bound for Xbox 720 with first teaser trailer

Call of Duty: Ghosts bound for Xbox 720 with first teaser trailer

Earlier today, Activision and Infinity Ward revealed a teaser trailer for its latest Call of Duty game, Call of Duty: Ghosts. The game is set to be the 10th installment in the series, and is confirmed to be heading to the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC, and of course, the upcoming Xbox 720 (or whatever it's going to be called) on November 5th. What's surprising is that we'll see this game's first demo on the next-gen Xbox.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts poster tips early holiday release

Call of Duty: Ghosts poster tips early holiday release

We first heard about solid details on the next Call of Duty game last week, thanks to a leaked Target promo ad. However, while Target listed the game for a November 5 release date, we took that with a heavy grain of salt, since retailers don't always get the release date right. However, according to a leaked poster of the game, November 5 is indeed the date that we'll see the game release.

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Activision CEO Robert Kotick named one of the top paid CEOs in U.S. [Update]

Activision CEO Robert Kotick named one of the top paid CEOs in U.S. [Update]

Robert Kotick, who is currently the CEO of Activision Blizzard, and who was also the director/CEO of Activision from February 1991 to July 2008, has been named one of the top paid CEOs in the United States. Kotick 's compensation increased to $64.9 million in 2012. In a recent regulatory filing discovered by Reuters, a majority of Kotick's huge compensation comes from stock rewards totaling $55,915,738.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts appears in retail promo ads

Call of Duty: Ghosts appears in retail promo ads

If history is any indication, then it's quite clear that yet another Call of Duty game will be released this fall. However, we've yet to really hear any solid details about the new title. However, leaked box art and promo ads have shown up, with the title of the game being Call of Duty: Ghosts and a release date of November 5, 2013.

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SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

SlashGear Weekend Wrap-Up: April 6th, 2013

This week is finally almost over, and there were tons of news stories published everyday. At the beginning of the week, we learned that there was an iMessage DDoS attack going around that would lag your device and inhibit its capabilities. More bad news for Apple followed when the USPTO denied its iPad Mini trademark. April Fools was a blast this year with many companies perfectly executing their well thought-out pranks.

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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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