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Activision Blizzard is reportedly planning hundreds of layoffs
February 11, 2019

The video game industry isn’t done with its bad news, it seems. Bloomberg reported that Activision Blizzard plans to lay off hundreds of people in a restructuring aimed at centralizing functions and boosting profits. The Santa Monica, California-based company is one of the largest companies in the global game business, but it has hit a tough patch, with slowing game sales and increased competition. Bloomberg cited unnamed sources who are...

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Blizzard and NetEase extend Chinese publishing deal for Hearthstone, Overwatch, and more
January 13, 2019

Blizzard and NetEase have made a deal to continue their Chinese publishing partnership through 2023, according to NetEase, itself headquartered in China, publishes Blizzard’s games in that county. This includes hits like Hearthstone, Overwatch, World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, and Diablo III. The partnership began in 2008. The Chinese game industry is worth about $30 billion. This deal gives Blizzard access to a country with...

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