Monthly Archives: December 2015

What Does the Decline of World of Warcraft Mean for Activision Blizzard?

Activision Blizzard shares currently trade at all-time highs, but the decline of one of its biggest games presents a notable counterweight to stellar financial and stock performance. World of Warcraft, the groundbreaking online experience that revolutionized massively multiplayer online gaming, is down to approximately 5.5 million subscribers, and a significant resurgence under the game’s subscription-based model seems unlikely.

Activision will no longer report subscription numbers for the decade-old title, and the recent move to acquire King Digital suggests an effort to maintain online gaming strength through other channels.

What does the decline of WoW mean for Activision Blizzard in light of the King Digital acquisition? And how will the weakening of one of the company’s most important properties affect its position relative to competitors such as Electronic Arts?

Few games will ever match World of Warcraft in terms of longevity and industry impact. Released in 2004, the title redefined the MMORPG genre and became the highest-grossing game of all time. At the peak of the game’s popularity in 2010, Warcraft had over 12 million subscribers.   Buy cheap wow gold

An Easy Way to Earn FIFA 16 Coins Using the Starter Cup

Learn how to earn FIFA 16 Coins in an easy way by playing FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. Here is a guide written by a community fan on how to earn coins by playing the Starter Cup offline tournament in FUT 16. Using this tutorial you will be able to earn minimum 2,000 FIFA 16 coins everyday in an easy way without spending so much effort for playing the FUT game.

The Starter Cup tournament is available in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team which offers you 500 coins for winning the title. The difficulty of this tournament in Single Player mode is Amateur, which means you can win it easily even with a bronze squad. By playing 4 games in Starter Cup tournaments earn almost 2,100 coins for each time you win the title. That means every time you win this single player tournament you get 2,100 of FIFA coins.

To form your squad you can use your players from the free Starter Pack when start the Ultimate Team. The players you get in the Starter Pack have 45 contacts with them. Use all of these players to form your squad for playing the Starter Cup tournament. By doing this, you spend technically no coins to form a team which is able to take on 45 matches. 45 matches can be used to play this tournament for 11 times, let say every time you win this tournament you earn min. 2100 coins, so by playing this tournament for 11 times you will be earning minimum 23,000 FIFA coins.

As the difficulty of the Starter Cup (Offline mode) is set to Amateur, you can score goals easily. This could help you to spend less time for playing. In the first half you can score 4 or 5 goals and then leave the game to your players for the second half-You can just be there to skip the scenes. The thing is that the Amateur level of A.I. in offline mode is so poor that it hardly can score a goal against you, even when you’re not controlling your squad. So if you’re leading by 4 goals, the A.I. team won’t be able to take the lead back from you. So, by doing this you only spend a few minutes to score 4 or 5 goals and it helps you to make more than 440 coins in each game. Keep playing the all 4 games like this until you win the tournament and when you win it, start playing it again and again.   Fifa 16 ps4 coins

You Can Find Ronda Rousey in the Next World of Warcraft Expansion

Ronda Rousey continues her takeover of the video game world with the addition of a Ronda-themed character Easter Egg in World of Warcraft.

Keen-eyed editors at Blizzplanet, who are currently exploring the Alpha build of the newWorld of Warcraft: Legion expansion, found Ronda hanging out in the Monk Class Hall. Her name is “Rhonda” in-game, with the tag “Master of San Soo.” Given the Monk’s propensity for powerful melee barrages, it’s no surprise to see Ronda immortalized as one in the wildly popular MMORPG. Granted, Rousey plays as a Night Elf Hunter in her own game, but this is still pretty damn cool.

The same clip also shows off Mina Kunis, an obvious reference to Mila Kunis, who has moved to a different location in World of Warcraft: Legion. She, like Ronda, is an avidWoW player. Maybe the two of them have partied up? Oh, to be a fly on the wall.

World of Warcraft: Legion is scheduled for release in 2016.  Fifa 16 ps3 coins

FIFA 16 tops UK gaming chart once again

Coming off a strong week of Black Friday sales, FIFA 16 tops the UK gaming chart once again for the financial week ending on Saturday December 5, 2015. Beating out recently released titles such as Star Wars: Battlefront (UK release-November 19), Fallout 4 (November 10), and Just Cause 3 (December 1), FIFA 16 continues to illustrate popularity in the UK despite being released on September 24 earlier this year.

Close on the heels of the popular soccer simulation video game are Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III, EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront, and Square Enix’s Just Cause 3.

The top forty games on the UK gaming list can be found in Chart-Tracker’s full list here. This chart does not include digital sales data and thus should not be considered definitive as representing all video game related purchased made during the financial week ending on December 5, 2015.

Are you surprised that FIFA has managed to top the UK gaming chart once again? What title do you expect to change places around the holiday season later this month?   Fifa 16 ps4 coins

World Of Warcraft: Legion’s First Dungeon Revealed

The alpha test for World of Warcraft: Legion has been updated with its first dungeon, Halls of Valor. This dungeon should give remind veterans of the old Wrath of the Lich King expansion.

Do you remember the vrykul, those Norse-themed warriors you fought in Northrend? Well, Halls of Valor is a fortress in the sky above Stormheim where the greatest of the vrykul warriors go after death. There’s a good reason for players to disrupt their little Valhalla, though. God-King Skovald and his forces have invaded the hall to recover a powerful artifact for the Burning Legion that will help them take over Azeroth.

There are five bosses through the Halls of Valor. In addition to fighting Skovald and his minions, players will also face down the Titan Odyn, who has fallen victim to a cursed. Blizzard also included a fight against a giant wolf in there for good measure.

The last fight looks like a lot of fun. Players are tagged with colored brands that damage them over time and they have to run to the corresponding tile on the ground to remove the effect. Doing so turns the player into a Val’kyr (ie a giant viking angel thing) for a little while and gives them a huge boost to healing and damage. You’ll need that buff because Odyn is constantly tossing Holy damage around and summoning minions.

Legion’s alpha test launched about a week ago. It’s mostly limited to friends and family of Blizzard employees. Those lucky few are able to try out small chunks of the expansion pack including the new Demon Hunter class. Blizzard will follow up on this closed alpha with a larger beta test closer to the expansion’s launch next year.  Buy cheap wow gold

Optus Offering Free Xbox One EA Sports FIFA 16 Bundle

In a bid to attract consumers to buy the Microsoft Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, Optus is throwing in an exciting giveaway-a free Xbox One EA Sports FIFA 16 bundle.

Optus has promised to give the first 300 lucky customers who will preorder the Lumia 950 and 950 XL via its online store a 1 TB Xbox One console valued at AU$499, equivalent to around $358. It will come packed with FIFA 16 to sweeten the pack.

Customers who are going to preorder the Lumia 950 on an AU$80 ($57) My Plan Plus for a two-year contract or the Lumia 950 XL on an AU$80 ($57) My Plan Plus with AU$4 or $2.9 handset repayments every month for two years can to grab the 2 GB of bonus data every month. All in all, customers will get 6 GB bonus data to consume per month inside Australia.

Online preorders for these handsets will start on Nov. 30. These are slated to hit stores’ shelves starting Dec. 7. Optus tells Techly that there are still a “few left to giveaway.” Interested customer can nab these handsets via Optus through these plans.   Fifa 16 ps4 coins