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Why Activision Blizzard Will Never Be Great Again

Yes, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 posted a new sales record last week. But Activision Blizzard just can't keep a hold on fickle gamers. Guitar Hero hit a high note, then went silent, and now World of Warcraft is losing population fast.

'Second Life' Inventors Expanding Gaming Universe

In August, the Second Life community learned that the company responsible for their virtual world was planning to expand its universe. Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble has been vague, mentioning only that his company is working on a new mobile product separate from its pioneering project. Now we know more.

10 Stocks That Are Cheaper Than You Think

There are several stocks out there that seem expensive, but only in the rearview mirror -- especially shares of fast-growing tech firms, or companies that do great business overseas. Read on to find out how to spot a stock worth buying.

Next Week's Big News: Cable TV, China.com, More

Plenty of big names are set to report their earnings in August, including the country's largest cable and satellite television providers, several of China's leading dot-coms, radio giant Sirius XM, car rental companies Zipcar and Avis, and the two biggest video game developers.

Online Video-Game Pirates Outgun the Publishers

More than 19 million people illegally downloaded five of the top-selling video games of 2010, indicating that game thieves remain one step ahead of publishers when it comes to online piracy.

New 'Call of Duty' Breaks First-Day Gaming Sales Record

Videogame publisher Activision Blizzard said its "Call of Duty: Black Ops" set a new first-day videogame sales record, generating about $360 million in U.S. and U.K. sales within the first 24 hours of its release Tuesday.

Activision Blizzard Shoots Past Its Earnings Targets

Activision Blizzard posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter results thanks to strong holiday sales of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" -- last year's best-selling video game title. The company also initiated a dividend and announced a $1 billion share repurchase program.