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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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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Netflix explains how “Zuul” keeps streams uninterrupted while self-healing the servers

On Monday, Netflix engineers posted an engaging explainer of how it uses “prioritized load shedding” to ensure users’ viewing experience is as uninterrupted as possible. As late as last year, the streaming service has suffered outages caused by load congestion. It now has a “priority throttling filter” that can shed unnecessary server requests in real-time […]

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Fortnite will get 4K, 60 FPS support on next-gen consoles, further visual enhancements

The first thing you should expect is a consistent gameplay experience: your progress on current-gen platforms will carry over to next-gen consoles seamlessly. That means your in-game currency, skins, rankings, and other stats should all be preserved on console launch day. You’ll be able to download Fortnite on your Xbox Series X/S or PlayStation 5 […]

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Online gold seller hacked, customer payment details could be at risk

First reported by Bleeping Computer, the online retailer sells gold, silver, copper, platinum, and palladium products, such as coins and bullion. Its website was compromised in February when hackers inserted malicious JavaScript code that sends submitted payment information to a remote server operated by the criminals. “On July 6, 2020, JM Bullion was alerted to […]

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