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Remastered 'Spyro The Dragon' Trilogy Confirmed Coming To PS4, Xbox One

International Business Times

In keeping with an increasingly common trend in video games, what is old is new again. Spyro the purple, fire-breathing dragon, is back. The "Spyro Reignited Trilogy" will bring three classic original PlayStation games back with fully remastered, high definition visuals akin to last year's "Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy." Since both collections come from publisher Activision, fans should roughly know what to expect in terms of features and enhancements when it launches on Sept. 21. Spyro first graced the PlayStation back in 1998, with the console also getting two sequels, all from developer Insomniac Games.

'Call of Duty: Black Ops III' Is Getting a Pricey Zombies Pack

TIME - Tech

Wait, which Call of Duty are talking about again? Didn't Activision just announce Call of Duty: WWII? (They did.) If game years are like dog years, isn't that thing practically dinosaurian? Call of Duty: Black Ops III, which arrived in November 2015, is apparently doing enough business that Activision's going to release another surplus of downloadable content. In this case, it'll be a jumbo-sized gathering and remastering of eight zombie maps from World at War (2008), Black Ops (2010), Black Ops II (2012).

Microsoft to buy Activision Blizzard in $69BN metaverse bet

Al Jazeera

Microsoft Corp. agreed to buy Activision Blizzard Inc. in a $68.7 billion deal, uniting two of the biggest forces in video games to create the world's third-biggest gaming company. In its largest purchase ever, Microsoft will pay $95 a share in cash for one of the most legendary gaming publishers, known for titles like Call of Duty and World of Warcraft but which is also grappling with a cultural upheaval over its treatment of women. Activision Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick will continue to serve in that role only until the deal closes, a person familiar with the deal said. It's unclear what position, if any, he would take afterward. Once the transaction is completed, the Activision Blizzard business will report to Phil Spencer, who was promoted along with the deal to CEO of Microsoft Gaming.

Bungie joining the PlayStation family is more about the next game than it is about Destiny


The PlayStation brand is about to become legend. The games-loving internet went into a stunned tailspin on Monday as the news broke that Sony, caretaker of the PlayStation brand, is acquiring Halo and Destiny creator Bungie for $3.6 billion. The move comes days after Microsoft revealed its plan to acquire Call of Duty and Overwatch publisher Activision Blizzard in a proposed $68.7 billion deal, pending regulatory approval. It's just a timing coincidence -- deals like these need much more than a week to come together! What does it really mean, though?

Activision Does Its Duty WSJD - Technology

Activision Blizzard’s new “Black Ops Cold War” will make the traditional launch window—and bump up the price.