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  • The IPL 6 Bench-warmers XI 22-05-2013 08:27 AM

    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...
  • 'Call of Duty: Black Ops II' first-day sales cross $500 million 17-11-2012 01:26 PM

    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...
  • 'Call of Duty' has $400 million in sales on day 1 12-11-2011 10:01 AM

    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...
  • A bumpy road to 'Modern Warfare 3' 09-11-2011 08:05 AM

    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 09-11-2011 07:52 AM

    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...
  • Shares of video game companies swing on reviews 17-09-2011 01:18 PM

    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...
  • Activision CEO in final talks to buy out Myspace 10-06-2011 08:40 AM

    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,...
  • Iconic 'Guitar Hero' video game gets the ax 10-02-2011 02:11 PM

    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...
  • Blizzard chills end of US holiday shopping 28-12-2010 09:40 AM

    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 22-12-2010 12:43 PM

    Los Angeles: Activision Blizzard Inc., the video game maker behind the smash-hit 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 22-12-2010 11:49 AM

    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,...
  • 'Halo: Reach' sales hit $ 200 mn on day one 16-09-2010 11:57 AM

    Tokyo: Microsoft said on Thursday that its new videogame Halo: Reach had racked up $ 200 million in sales on its launch day, boding well for the November debut of the Xbox 360 console maker's new gaming system. Halo: Reach is the latest version of the blockbuster Halo game series...
  • 'Halo: Reach' aims to grab gamers again 11-09-2010 01:21 PM

    Los Angeles: Since fans lined up at midnight nearly three years ago for the release of the last Halo video game, a recession struck the US economy, Barack Obama took office and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 became the best-selling shooter game of all time. When the prequel Halo:...
  • US faces extreme cold conditions in decades 21-12-2009 02:24 PM

    At least four people were reported dead in a snow storm. ...
  • Blizzard makes Kashmir standstill 19-05-2007 10:07 AM

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  • Blizzard in J&K, 5 locals missing 18-05-2007 09:16 PM

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