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Meta investigating claims its COO tried to shut down Activision Blizzard story
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Sandberg apparently tried to protect Kotick

Meta Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in hot water after it is claimed she tried to shut down a news story involving her boyfriend, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick.

Microsoft worried about Activision Blizzard’s reputation
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Head of Xbox is reviewing the relationship

Microsoft's head of Xbox said he's "evaluating all aspects of our relationship with Activision Blizzard and making ongoing proactive adjustments", in light of the recent revelations at the video game publisher.

Activision Blizzard walk out over boss’s “cover-up”
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Failed to inform board of abuse allegations 

A group of Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout and demanded the resignation of CEO Bobby Kotick after a Wall Street Journal report claimed Kotick failed to act decisively or inform his board of directors of widespread abuse allegations.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands launches on October 27th
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Blizzard releases an official release date trailer

Blizzard has officially set the October 27th launch date for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the eighth expansion for the World of Warcraft. The new launch date trailer is out, global release times are set, and three digital editions are ready for pre-purchase.

Warcraft 3: Reforged launching in January 2020
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Wednesday, 18 December 2019 20:14

Warcraft 3: Reforged launching in January 2020

A remake of Reign of Chaos and The Frozen Throne

Blizzard has now announced that Warcraft 3: Reforged will be officially launching on January 28th, 2020.

World of Warcraft Classic launching in August
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Beta already underway

Blizzard has officially set the World of Warcraft Classic release date for August 27th, with a closed beta test already up and running for those invited.

Activision Blizzard securities fraud investigation started
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Is a first person court-room shoot-up on the cards?

Law firm Pomerantz has issued a shareholder alert and, it says, is investigating Activision Blizzard and its “officers” for possible securities fraud or other “unlawful business practices”.

Blizzard lists Warcraft III: Reforged system requirements
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Quite low considering all graphics improvements

Blizzard has officially released PC system requirements for Warcraft III: Reforged, a remastered version of the original Warcraft III strategy coming sometime next year.

Blizzard planned Diablo 4 announcement at BlizzCon 2018
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It was pulled at the last minute

It appears that Diablo 4 announcement was actually planned for BlizzCon 2018 and could have eased the online reactions regarding the Diablo Immortal game.

World of Warcraft gets DirectX 12 support
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Kills support for DirectX 9

Blizzard has recently released its latest Battle for Azeroth pre-patch for World of Warcraft, which has both finally added support for DirectX 12 as well as killed support for DirectX 9.