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Netflix snags Activision Blizzard's first TV show, 'Skylanders Academy'

Based on the toys-to-life video game franchise, the show will debut on the steaming service in the fall.

By 17 June 2016


Blizzard wants to shut up abusive World of Warcraft players

Players repeatedly engaging in offensive behaviour could find themselves severely restricted in chat thanks to World of Warcraft's new Silence Penalty.

By 13 July 2016


Blizzard, Facebook working to let you live stream game play

The two companies say players can log onto games through the social media site and, soon, live stream their game-playing action directly to Facebook.

By 7 June 2016


Blizzard trying to crack down on Overwatch porn

Fighting Rule 34 may seem futile, but Blizzard has a good reason for trying to stop X-rated fan interpretations of its multiplayer first-person shooter.

By 30 May 2016


Overwatch cheaters will receive permanent bans, Blizzard confirms

Blizzard outlines the measures it will take against offending players and warns that the game will have built-in reporting tools.

By 14 May 2016


Overwatch open beta nabs 9.7 million players for Blizzard

It's a good sign for the gaming giant. For comparison, Blizzard's popular World of Warcraft had around 12 million players at its peak.

By 13 May 2016


Tops among Facebook 360 videos? A blizzard in New York

"Game of Thrones" also proves popular in a new feature that lets people on computers or phones see in all directions around an object or place.

By 11 May 2016


Blizzard discusses closure of unauthorised classic WoW servers, says pristine realm is in discussion

Community manager J. Allen Beck: "There is not a clear legal path to protect Blizzard's IP."

By 27 April 2016


Activision Blizzard becomes 'largest game network in the world' with Candy Crush developer buyout

As the Call of Duty and World of Warcraft company adds another huge franchise to its stable, the company now reaches 500 million gamers.

By 23 February 2016


NASA satellite sees beauty in a moonlit blizzard

Moonlight and clouds star in a NASA image of the big US blizzard showing the storm lit up from above and below.

By 26 January 2016