Activision Blizzard Fires CFO For Cause

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Activision Blizzard announced today that they fired their Chief Financial Officer Spencer Neumann today for cause, meaning he did something to violate his employment contract. While some have speculated that Mr. Neumann is the fall guy for the company's recent missteps (Diablo: Immortal blowback), I suspect that its not related to that at all. The company's CFO doesn't make day [...]

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Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire (Mobile Strategy Game) Revenue Surpassed Flagship Final Fantasy XV Sales

In another signal that mobile gaming is taking over the world, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, a mobile strategy game, surpassed revenues from retail sales of Final Fantasy XV, the very game the mobile spinoff is based on. According to data from mobile analytics firm Sensortower, as of December 3, 2018, A New Empire has generated "over $485 million" [...]

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Steam Reveals Best Selling Games of 2018 - Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert, and Bless Make the List

Steam revealed their best selling games of 2018 earlier this week and several MMORPGs made the list including Elder Scrolls Online, Black Desert Online, and Bless. The list contained the top 100 best selling games broken down into sections by sales with 'Platinum' selling the most followed by gold, silver, and bronze. Warframe and Elder Scrolls online were Platinum, meaning [...]

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Star Citizen Raises $46M In Funding From Outside Investors Valuing Company at $460M

Chris Roberts announced today that Cloud Imperium Games, the studio behind Star Citizen, raised $46M in funding from a private investor valuing his enterprise at $460M. Alongside the fundraising announcement Roberts revealed that Star Citizen's single player title Squadron 42 will be released sometime in the summer of 2020. No word on when the game's persistent universe is set to [...]

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Gameloft Acquires New York-Based SongPop Publisher FreshPlanet

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French mobile gaming giant Gameloft further secures their foothold on the casual gaming market with the acquisition of New York-based developer FreshPlanet, the makers of the widely-popular music trivia game SongPop and SongPop 2. “We are excited to welcome FreshPlanet as a part of the Gameloft family and to support them in their journey towards new, even more ambitious projects,” [...]

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