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Why World of Warcraft's Loss is WildStar's Gain

Change is good.<p>This morning, Activision Blizzard announced that its immensely popular MMO World of Warcraft had lost 600,000 subscribers in three …

As subscribers sink, Blizzard searches for ways to make World of Warcraft grow

World of Warcraft needs help. The world’s most lucrative online game of the past decade lost 1.3 million paying subscribers in the first quarter this year. And publisher Activision Blizzard, the newly independent parent of Blizzard Entertainment, said last night that WoW’s subscribers declined by …

Is the GamesBeat community ready to forgive the Xbox One?

Microsoft’s upcoming console, the Xbox One, had a rough coming-out party. Online requirements angered fans while indie developers complained about the inability to self-publish their own titles.<p>Microsoft has since reversed its stance on both issues, first by allowing all Xbox Ones to work without …

Elder Scrolls Online trailer introduces the vicious, tiny Scamp

A new <i>Elder Scrolls Online</i> blog post discusses the development of the implike Scamp enemy, with a trailer showing it in action.<p>"Fans of Morrowind and Oblivion will definitely recognize this Daedra," reads the blog post. Scamps are small creatures summoned to do simple tasks, and while not …

PlayStation 4 will reserve 3.5GB of its 8GB RAM for the OS - Report

The PlayStation 4 will reserve 3.5GB of its RAM for the operating system, a report on Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has said.<p>Sony's next-gen console comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory, leaving 4.5GB of RAM guaranteed to developers of PlayStation 4 titles.<p>However, sources speaking to Digital Foundry said …

'World Of Warcraft' Sheds Another 600,000 Subscribers

<i>World of Warcraft continues to lose paying subscribers according to Activision Blizzard.</i><p>Activision Blizzard’s flagship MMORPG, <i>World of Warcraft</i>, has lost another 600,000 subscribers according to the company.<p>The online fantasy roleplaying game is down to 7.7 million subscribers, down from 8.3 …

Halo Wars 2 beta player turns a support ability into a sadistically clever offensive one

As of today, January 25, we're halfway through the Halo Wars 2 beta and a month away from the game's full release. But if a clip shared on Reddit is …

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Microsoft's Gamescom event set for Aug. 20

Microsoft will host a Showcase Event at Gamescom 2013 on Aug. 20, where specifics of the company's self-publishing policies for Xbox One will be disclosed.<p>Microsoft corporate vice presidents Phil Spencer and Phil Harrison will co-host the event, which will take place at Dock One in Cologne, …

IGN News - Warcraft Subscribers Continue to Fall - IGN Video

Activision Blizzard has announced World of Warcraft currently has 7.7 million subscribers, down from 8.3 million last quarter.

How Tencent is slowly transforming into one of gaming's biggest investors

Yesterday, Chinese Internet and investment-holding company Tencent purchased a minority stake in Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard. Tencent is a small part of an $8.17 billion deal that freed Activision Blizzard from majority shareholder Vivendi.<p>Tencent partnered with Activision chief …

Self-publishing coming to Xbox 360 this August, says developer

Video game developers will be able to self-publish their Xbox Live Arcade titles on Xbox 360 without the need to go through a third-party publisher starting later this summer, according to an update from <i>The Pinball Arcade</i> developer FarSight Studios.<p>That apparent change in policy comes just days …

PlayStation 4 pre-orders available again at GameStop

GameStop is accepting pre-orders for PlayStation 4 once more, according to a newsletter sent to PowerUp Rewards members.<p>Pre-orders are available as of today, July 27, but in limited stock. Buyers can choose from several bundles, which include launch titles such as <i>Killzone: Shadow Fall</i>, <i>Call of Duty:</i> …

Next-gen controllers, Xbox One headset up for pre-order

Next-gen buyers can now pre-order PlayStation 4's Dualshock 4 wireless controller and Xbox One's headset, controller and charge kit.<p>The Dualshock 4 wireless controller is listed on Amazon's website for $59.96, or through GameStop and Best Buy for $59.99. Those interested in the Xbox One can …

Xbox One Vs. PS4 Launch Title Line-Up

<i>Both the Xbox One and PS4 have a lot of exclusives in the works. Here are the ones coming during the systems’ launch.</i><p>Both the Xbox One from Microsoft and PlayStation 4 from Sony have a number of exclusive games you won’t be able to get anywhere else.<p>Both consoles have even more content that will …