Most of Activision Blizzard’s Q3 revenue came from microtransactions

Per Activision Blizzard’s description, in-game net bookings primarily include earnings generated from downloadable content and microtransactions, and are equal to in-game net revenue. So in other words, the company generated $1.2 billion in DLC and microtransaction fees. Zooming out a bit, Activision Blizzard reported GAAP net revenue of $1.95 billion with earnings per share of […]

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Morning Report: Israel Adesanya gives update on his swollen pectoral muscle, theorizes marijuana was the cause

At UFC 253, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya demolished challenger Paulo Costa, knocking out the top contender in the second round and earning a Performance of the Night bonus along the way. But it wasn’t just Adesanya’s dominant performance that made headlines that weekend. “The Last Stylebender” also drew attention for his right pectoral muscle, which […]

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Researchers engineer tiny machines that deliver medicine efficiently

Inspired by a parasitic worm that digs its sharp teeth into its host’s intestines, Johns Hopkins researchers have designed tiny, star-shaped microdevices that can latch onto intestinal mucosa and release drugs into the body. David Gracias, Ph.D., a professor in the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering, and Johns Hopkins gastroenterologist Florin M. Selaru, […]

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U.S. weekly jobless claims drop modestly; labor market recovery cooling

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell only slightly last week, adding to signs that the economic recovery was losing steam as the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies and fiscal stimulus ends. The economy could be plunged into a period of uncertainty following Tuesday’s presidential election, potentially undermining business investment and delaying a […]

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Call of Duty: Warzone’s F2P gameplay has grown the franchise ‘tenfold’ on PC

That’s monthly active users, mind, not all-time players or sales. Even for a franchise as established as this, that’s an incredible level of success to achieve in just a year. However, that’s for all platforms — on PC, specifically, Modern Warfare and its standalone Warzone add-on has been responsible for equally-impressive growth. Whereas console player […]

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