The Unlikely Fan Remaster of Shrek SuperSlam, A Game Revived by Memes

No one would have paid attention to Shrek SuperSlam if it wasn’t for the Internet. Even its developers at Shaba Games knew the game they were building wasn’t a hit. Against all odds, Shrek SuperSlam grew a niche audience thanks to a surge of popular Shrek memes and a loyal…

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Bobby Kotick Halves Pay As Activision-Blizzard CEO

Bobby Kotick, the Activision-Blizzard CEO who is highly-paid even while his company burns jobs, has voluntarily agreed to cut his own salary by half, going from $1,750,000 to $875,000. At the same time, he has also agreed to stay with the company through March 2023 with caveats that end up…

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Activision Blizzard Esports Are Moving to YouTube

Activizion Blizzard has moved all of its official esports properties, including Overwatch League and its various Hearthstone shenanigans, from Twitch to YouTube as part of a newly announced partnership with Google. This means that from now on, thousands of human trash compactors will have to do without their favorite symbols…

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Broken Setups, Borky Patch, and a Garage Kick Off Call of Duty League

Right now, Activision-Blizzard is trying to follow in the questionably-successful footsteps of the Overwatch League. (That is, they’re trying to get those sweet, sweet franchise fees, but that’s sort of another story.) So, of course, it takes the biggest franchise owned and turns it into its own league: the Call…

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Kiss My Ass, Activision Blizzard

Dear Bobby, Dennis, Coddy, Brian, Chris, et al., As a former Activision Blizzard employee, allow me to congratulate you all on posting a record $7.5 billion net revenue for the calendar year 2018, and on upending the lives of some 800 human beings that helped make that incredible feat possible.…

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