Posts Tagged ‘Activision’

*URGENT PSA* Recording/Overlay Software Is Causing Permanent Destiny 2 Bans

(Update: Bungie’s PC Project Lead has called this “Internet BS.”) We do block programs from pushing their code into our game. Most overlays work like that. We don’t ban for that tho. That’s internet BS. — Shawctober (@ShockAndShaw) October 25, 2017 It looks like certain recording software is triggering permanent bans in Destiny 2 on […]

Activision Patents Using Matchmaking To Encourage Microtransactions

Can you imagine playing a game where you’re never quite sure whether or not the game is intentionally pitting you against more skilled enemies to better advertise spending real money on more powerful weaponry? Activision can, they patented it. Discovered by Rolling Stone, the patent relates to matchmaking systems and driving microtransactions in said games. […]

Call of Duty Gets Slammed In Steam Ratings In Open Beta

The Call of Duty World War 2 beta is officially live on PC, and Steam players are not happy. Just hours into the beta being available, the game is already sinking in reviews with 30% (of more than five thousand reviews) as of this writing having a positive outlook on the title. While there are […]

Orion Project Back On Steam After DMCA Takedown

The Orion Project is once again available on Steam after its removal from Steam over allegations of copyright theft. Developer Trek Industries found itself on the defensive earlier this week when Valve removed their game from sale, responding to a DMCA takedown notice by Activision claiming that several guns from Orion were stolen from more […]

The Takedown of Orion: Answering The Call of Duty

Orion developer David James is threatening a counter-suit after a DMCA takedown notice from Activision resulted in Orion being removed from sale on Steam during one of the larger sales of the year. The takedown notice alleges that Orion stole assets from Call of Duty: Black Ops III and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. James […]

Fandango Drops Two Behind The Scenes Warcraft Videos

The Warcraft movie opens this Friday, June 10th with many movie-goers picking up their tickets (or ordering them online) for Thursday night. Those who opt to see Warcraft in theaters will be able to pick up a copy of World of Warcraft with their movie ticket absolutely free, and Box Office Mojo reports that the […]

[Column] Black Ops III And Genius Marketing

Call of Duty is one of those franchises that never sees coverage here at MMO Fallout, for obvious reasons. With that in mind, I need to take a moment out of our regularly scheduled programming to discuss the marketing genius behind the Black Ops III multiplayer starter pack, and to also explain why this concept […]

World of Warcraft Drops To 5.6 Million Subscribers

Activision Blizzard has officially posted their second quarter results for 2015, and the results are in the title of this article. While revenues grew year over year, to $1.04 billion from $970 million in the second quarter 2014, World of Warcraft once again saw a drop in subscriber figures: Down to 5.6 million from the 7.1 […]

[Rant] Shame On Activision/Bungie

MMO Fallout doesn’t appear on Metacritic or Gamerankings, and it never will. Those of you who read our MMOments pieces will know that I refuse to attach a numerical score to my reviews, because the criteria for scoring differs between reviewers and the number is ultimately meaningless and only serves as troll-bait for the inevitable […]

MMOrning Shots: Down The Hatch

Today’s MMOrning Shot comes to us from Destiny, more specifically my own character in Destiny. We are six days out from Destiny’s launch and I am three days out from completing the story mode and hitting level 20. Some of you may be confused on how Destiny’s level cap is 20 yet the “real level […]