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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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BlizzCon 2013 tickets become available on April 24th and April 27th

BlizzCon 2013 tickets become available on April 24th and April 27th

Blizzard has announced that BlizzCon 2013 tickets will go on sale April 24th and April 27th. These tickets will give gamers access to Blizzard's annual (minus 2012) BlizzCon event which takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. The event is set to take place on November 8th and November 9th. In those two days, gamers will be able to enjoy a full weekend's worth of events and activities.

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BlizzCon 2013 will be taking place November 8th and 9th

BlizzCon 2013 will be taking place November 8th and 9th

Blizzard has just announced its annual gaming convention that many gamers look forward to every year. The 7th BlizzCon gaming convention, BlizzCon 2013, has been confirmed to be taking place from Friday, November 8th, to Saturday, November 9th at its usual location, the Anaheim Convention Center. Ticket pricing and availability should be announced in the next few months. The ticket prices has varied in the last few years, with 2009 tickets going for $125 and 2011 tickets selling for $175. Who knows if Blizzard will raise it again this year. With your ticket purchase, you will also receive the famous swag bag that contains collectible items as well as Blizzard merchandise.

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NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

NY Attorney General culls web games of 2,100 sex offenders; “crime scene of the 21st century”

It's no small feat taking on the entire internet when you're making sure the world is safe for children - that's why New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has removed approximately 2,100 registered sex offenders from online gaming communities instead. Targeting groups like Gaia Online, NCSoft, and THQ, Scheiderman has made it clear that if it's possible that a child is playing a video game online, he doesn't want sex offenders anywhere on the digital premises.

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Borderlands 2 makes strong showing on September software chart

Borderlands 2 makes strong showing on September software chart

We already took a look at gaming hardware sales for September, so now it's time to pore over the software chart for the month. Unsurprisingly, Madden NFL 13 took the top spot for the month of September, selling over 2.55 million copies according to NPD (via NeoGAF). NPD told GameSpot that Madden NFL 13 sales managed to climb 11% over Madden NFL 12 sales in its first month, which is definitely good news for Electronic Arts and its yearly football franchise.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 8, 2012

Welcome to Monday evening everyone. Today featured a couple of a big stories, including the House Intelligence Committee warning of Huawei and ZTE potentially allowing the Chinese government to spy on the US. Huawei was quick to release a statement giving us its own side of the story and defending its business, and those US lawmakers also delivered a list of five things the government must do to prevent Huawei and ZTE from helping China with espionage.

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World of Warcraft city deaths patched while murderer roams free

World of Warcraft city deaths patched while murderer roams free

If you were in one of several of the largest cities in World of Warcraft's Azeroth this weekend, it's quite likely that you were killed - but no worry, Blizzard has fixed everything up now with a patch. This patch fixes the exploit that caused level 1 characters to be able to stroll on in to a set of major cities and decimate their entire population of both playable and non-playable characters alike. As it was, images of death were majorly visible to the general population over the weekend, this throwing Blizzard into a tizzy.

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Mists of Pandaria launch sales lag behind Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria launch sales lag behind Cataclysm

Mists of Pandaria, the fourth World of Warcraft expansion, has been available for a little over a week now. Today we're finding out that Mists of Pandaria sold 2.7 million copies in its first week on shelves, which definitely isn't bad, especially for an expansion. However, when held up against the sales of Cataclysm, World of Warcraft's third expansion, Mists of Pandaria sales are a little underwhelming.

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Blizzard Entertainment to launch Mists of Pandaria in China on October 2

Blizzard Entertainment to launch Mists of Pandaria in China on October 2

Fans of World of Warcraft have been excited for months now over the latest expansion pack set to launch this month in the United States called World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria. We know the launch date for the expansion pack in the US is September 25. Blizzard has now strapped the expansion with a launch date for China.

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Mists of Pandaria’s excellent opening cinematic revealed

Mists of Pandaria’s excellent opening cinematic revealed

The release date for World of Warcraft's latest expansion, Mists of Pandaria, is right around the corner, and as such, Blizzard has started to ramp up the marketing. Today we're being treated to a brand new cinematic trailer for the game, and we have to say it's pretty excellent. The question is: will it be enough to get players interested in returning to World of Warcraft?

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Battle.net hack: how to keep yourself safe

Battle.net hack: how to keep yourself safe

Earlier today we received word that Blizzard's battle.net servers have been hacked, and with a recent influx of 10 million users thanks to Diablo III's launch, that makes this potentially devastating for a lot of people. Blizzard has since released an FAQ on battle.net, telling users what exactly was compromised and what remains secure. Those with a North American account (which includes people in Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia) were hit the hardest, so if that's you, read on to find out what you can do to keep your account safe.

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Activision Q2 report: Diablo III captures 10 million players

Activision Q2 report: Diablo III captures 10 million players

Activision's financial results for its second quarter have landed, and things are looking pretty good for the massive publisher. Net revenue came in at $1.075 billion for the year, which is actually better than the $950 million the company was expecting. Earnings per share landed at a pretty healthy $0.16, which was again ahead of the company's $0.13 EPS projection for the quarter.

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