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  • Blizzard takes aim at the shooter genre with 'Overwatch' November 8, 2014

    Anaheim: After tackling online strategy and role-playing games, the company behind World of Warcraft is taking aim at the shooter genre. Blizzard Entertainment announced plans Friday to release a multiplayer shoot-'em-up PC game called Overwatch. The reveal kicked off BlizzCon, the company's fan-centric celebration where more than 25,000 attendees are competing...
  • Death toll in Nepal's worst trekking disaster reaches 43 October 21, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Tuesday pulled out three bodies of Nepali citizens killed in last week's freak blizzards and avalanches, taking the toll in the Himalayan nation's worst trekking disaster to 43. The blizzards struck the Annapurna Circuit, a trail popular among Western hikers who walk around Mount Annapurna, the 10th highest...
  • Nepal blizzard death toll rises to 39, more than 370 rescued October 18, 2014

    Kathmandu: The death toll in a blizzard that engulfed trekkers on Nepal's popular Annapurna trail in the Himalayas has risen to 39, police and army sources said on Saturday. "We have spotted nine new bodies today," said Govinda Pathak, police head in the district of Mustang. "We could not retrieve them...
  • Nepal blizzard survivors recount ordeal, rescuers hunt for missing October 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: Trekkers battling a Himalayan blizzard were left helpless after porters fainted from the cold, a survivor of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters said on Friday, as rescue teams resumed a hunt for 10 missing hikers and the death toll reached 29. The dead included trekkers from Canada, India,...
  • CLT20: Tridents eye elusive win as they clash with Hurricanes September 28, 2014

    Mohali: Hobart Hurricanes will start as favourites when they take on the winless Barbados Tridents in a Group B encounter of the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday. With two wins from three games, the Aussies come into this match after a huge win over Northern Knights whom they had bundled...
  • Hurricanes skipper Tim Paine credits team effort for easy win over Knights September 24, 2014

    Hobart Hurricanes skipper Tim Paine was full of praise for his bowlers and batsmen and said it was a complete team effort that earned the Australian side a comfortable 86-run win over Northern Knights in the CLT20 match on Tuesday. The Hurricanes produced a commanding performance to beat the Knights by...
  • CLT20: Hurricanes register easy 86-run win over Knights September 23, 2014

    Raipur: Hobart Hurricanes produced a commanding performance to beat Northern Knights by 86 runs in a Group B match to keep their hopes afloat in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Tuesday. Sent into bat, the Hurricanes rode on a brilliant half-century from Aiden Blizzard and Shoaib Malik's quickfire 45 to...
  • As it happened: Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights September 23, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes'...
  • CLT20: It's Williamson vs Blizzard as Northern Knights face Hobart Hurricanes September 23, 2014

    Raipur: New Zealand's Northern Knights will look to continue their winning momentum when they face an upbeat Hobart Hurricanes from Australia in a Champions League T20 match on Tuesday. It will also be a battle between Northern's Kane Williamson, whose copybook skills will be pitted against unorthodox pyrotechnics from Hurricanes' Aiden...
  • CLT20: Philander's noball was the turning point, says Aiden Blizzard September 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Hobart Hurricanes batsman Aiden Blizzard and Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams spoke in the same vein as both admitted that the 'noball' bowled by Vernon Philander in the 18th over proved to be the "turning point" as Aussie outfit won the CLT20 encounter between the two teams. "I think the...
  • CLT20: Blizzard powers Hurricanes easy win over Cobras September 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: Aiden Blizzard played a blistering knock as Hobart Hurricanes beat Cape Cobras by six wickets in a group league encounter of the Champions League T20, to keep their hopes of qualifying for the semifinal alive. Chasing a stiff target of 184, 'Hurricane Blizzard' swept the Cobras away with his 48ball78...
  • CLT20, Cobras vs Hurricanes: as it happened September 21, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After losing their star allrounder JeanPaul Duminy, an injuryhit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have lost their first games in Group...
  • CLT20: Duminyless Cape Cobras face Hobart Hurricanes September 21, 2014

    Hyderabad: After losing their star allrounder JeanPaul Duminy, an injuryhit Cape Cobras take on Hobart Hurricanes in an Champions League T20 match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Sunday. Cobras were dealt a severe blow on Friday after Duminy was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury,...
  • The IPL 6 Benchwarmers XI May 22, 2013

    The sixth season of the IPL has reached its business end and the big boys are all set to fight it out for the coveted trophy. The likes of Chris Gayle, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Michael Hussey, and Shikhar Dhawan ruled the roost in the league stages with...
  • Mumbai Indians begin training camp at Wankhede March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians players on Friday underwent a training session ahead of the IPL season beginning next week with captain Ricky Ponting having a feel of the team environment though he did not take part in the practice. Ponting joined the team after arriving last night and was present at...
  • US Northeast slowly recovering from massive blizzard February 11, 2013

    Newport: Travel eased and life slowly returned to normal for most New Englanders after a massive blizzard, but many remained without power in cold and darkened homes and a forecast of rain brought a new worry: Weight piling up dangerously on roofs already burdened by heavy snow. The storm that slammed...
  • US: Blizzard hammers the Northeastern coast, 5 dead February 10, 2013

    Boston/New York: A recordbreaking blizzard packing hurricaneforce winds hammered the northeastern United States on Saturday, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses, shutting down travel and leaving at least five people dead. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic dumped more than 3 feet of...
  • US blizzard kills two, leaves thousands without power February 10, 2013

    Boston/New York: A recordbreaking blizzard packing hurricaneforce winds pummeled the northeastern United States on Saturday, causing at least two stormrelated deaths, cutting power to 700,000 homes and businesses and shutting down travel. The mammoth storm that stretched from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast dumped more than 3 feet (90...
  • New York, New England brace for powerful blizzard February 8, 2013

    Boston: Snow began to fall as a massive blizzard headed for the American Northeast on Friday, sending residents scurrying to stock up on food and supplies ahead of a storm poised to dump up to 3 feet (nearly a meter) of snow from New York City to Boston and beyond. Even...
  • US: Blizzard threatens northeastern coast February 8, 2013

    Boston: A blizzard of potentially mammoth proportions threatened to strike the Northeast with a vengeance on Friday, with up to 2 feet of snow feared along the densely populated Interstate 95 corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond. From Pennsylvania to Maine, people rushed to stock...
  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' firstday sales cross $500 million November 17, 2012

    Bangalore: The latest Call of Duty videogame had worldwide sales of more than $500 million in the first 24 hours of its release, a new record, game publisher Activision Blizzard said on Friday. Shares of Activision rose about 3 per cent following the news, even after the company said it remains...
  • 'Call of Duty' has $400 million in sales on day 1 November 12, 2011

    Washington: Activision Blizzard's "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" video game racked up more than $400 million in sales on its first day in stores in the United States and the United Kingdom. Activision said in a statement on Friday its biggest holiday title had sold 6.5 million units, which breaks...
  • A bumpy road to 'Modern Warfare 3' November 9, 2011

    Los Angeles: Behind a pair of nondescript black doors on the second floor of an angular office building along an unremarkable stretch of Ventura Boulevard is the headquarters for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. It's out of sight from Hollywood in an unsuspectingly sterile place where one...
  • Activision's Warcraft loses steam, Call of Duty shines November 9, 2011

    Santa Monica: Activision Blizzard revealed it has lost almost a million users for its World of Warcraft cash cow, dampening enthusiasm for its blockbuster Call of Duty franchise and wiping 3 per cent off its share price. The largest US video games publisher raised its earnings outlook due to strong demand...
  • Shares of video game companies swing on reviews September 17, 2011

    New York: Want to know why video game stocks pop or drop? Check the reviews. For years, investors have turned to video game reviews to help make buy or sell decisions, moving the share prices of some video game companies higher or lower. They consult the website Metacritic, which tracks a...
  • Activision CEO in final talks to buy out Myspace June 10, 2011

    New York: An investor group including Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick is in final talks to take a controlling stake in News Corp's social network site Myspace, according to three people familiar with the matter. Kotick's involvement is personal and nothing to do with Activision at this stage, the...
  • Iconic 'Guitar Hero' video game gets the ax February 10, 2011

    New York: These days, guns are more popular than guitars, at least when it comes to video games. The company behind "Guitar Hero" said Wednesday that it is pulling the plug on one of the most influential video game titles of the new century. Activision Blizzard Inc., which also produces the...
  • Blizzard chills end of US holiday shopping December 28, 2010

    New York: A major snowstorm on the US East Coast kept many shoppers home just after Christmas, casting a pall on the final act of the holiday sales season. The weekend's blizzard conditions, which shut down airports and halted traffic, also weighed on US store chains that sought an extra...
  • Activision targets EA in $400 mn lawsuit December 22, 2010

    Los Angeles: Activision Blizzard Inc., the video game maker behind the smashhit shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops, on Tuesday added a new target in its lawsuit against two former executives: rival Electronic Arts Inc. Activision also put a price tag on its claim for the first time, seeking $400...
  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops' sets record December 22, 2010

    Los Angeles: Activision Blizzard Inc has raked in more than $1 billion in worldwide sales of Call of Duty: Black Ops, the latest installment of the US game publisher's most successful franchise. That performance built on the previous benchmark of $650 million of sales in the game's first five days, which...