Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Netflix

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Activision Blizzard's Chief Financial Officer Is Joining Netflix

In an SEC filing yesterday, Activision Blizzard announced that it was terminating the contract of Spencer Neumann, chief financial officer "for cause unrelated to the Company’s financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures." The company has put him on paid leave and put the onus on Neumann to demonstrate why he should still be employed.

Though the reason for Neumman's departure was not immediately clear, Reuters is now reporting that Netflix is hiring Neumann to be the streaming giant's CFO. Before his time at Activision, Neumann served as the CFO of Disney Parks and Resorts division.

In the meantime, chief corporate office Dennis Durkin is filling Neumann's role, and will take it over if Neumann leaves. Durkin was the company's CFO until May 2017 when he assumed his current position.

Activision Blizzard Is Trying To Fire Its Chief Financial Officer

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Activision Blizzard Is Trying To Fire Its Chief Financial Officer

In an SEC filing today, Activision Blizzard announced that it was terminating the contract of Spencer Neumann, chief financial officer "for cause unrelated to the Company’s financial reporting or disclosure controls and procedures." The company has put him on paid leave and put the onus on Neumann to demonstrate why he should still be employed.

In the meantime, chief corporate office Dennis Durkin is filling Neumann's role, and will take it over if Neumann leaves. Durkin was the company's CFO until May 2017 when he assumed his current position.

This shuffling comes on the heels of Activision Blizzard reporting a loss of seven million monthly active users (down to 345 million) from the previous quarter, and Destiny 2 not performing to the company's expectations, among other financial concerns.

Fortnite Fireworks For The New Year

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Fortnite Fireworks For The New Year

Those of us in North America are still waiting for it to be 2019, but that doesn't mean the calendar hasn't already turned for others around the world.

Fortnite players such as streamer Rocky in New Zealand have already experienced 2019 in Fortnite, and it's celebrated with nice fireworks display and a disco ball.

In other Fortnite news, the game recently released V7.10 Content Update #2 that features a boom box in battle royale, limited time modes, ice castle creative mode pre-fabs, challenges and weapons for Save the World, and more.

Atlus Teases Persona 5 R For PlayStation

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Atlus Teases Persona 5 R For PlayStation

This morning Atlus releases a teaser trailer for the much rumored Persona 5 R. The teaser carries a PlayStation logo at the front, but there are no other details about additional potential platforms, like Switch. Billboards in the teaser have the words, "New Projects" displayed, which could potentially mean Atlus is working on multiple Persona 5 projects.

The website offered at the end of the teaser, p5r.jp, doesn't offer any additional information, but does say "Next Information" with a March 2019 date after it. Presumably this means we will learn more in March, as opposed to the game – whatever it is – releasing in March. You can check out the Japanese teaser trailer below.

For more on Persona 5, you can read our glowing review here.

Atlus Teases Persona 5 R For PlayStation

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Atlus Teases Persona 5 R For PlayStation

This morning Atlus releases a teaser trailer for the much rumored Persona 5 R. The teaser carries a PlayStation logo at the front, but there are no other details about additional potential platforms, like Switch. Billboards in the teaser have the words, "New Projects" displayed, which could potentially mean Atlus is working on multiple Persona 5 projects.

The website offered at the end of the teaser, p5r.jp, doesn't offer any additional information, but does say "Next Information" with a March 2019 date after it. Presumably this means we will learn more in March, as opposed to the game – whatever it is – releasing in March. You can check out the Japanese teaser trailer below.

For more on Persona 5, you can read our glowing review here.

Fallout 3 Has A Few Easter Eggs You Can Only See By Moving Out Of Bounds

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Fallout 3 Has A Few Easter Eggs You Can Only See By Moving Out Of Bounds

Bethesda games are known for three things: Expansive worlds, glitches, and Easter eggs. Youtuber Shesez's latest episode of Boundary Break higlights the latter in Fallout 3, as he moves outside of the game's normal boundaries to find some cool Easter eggs and secrets.

Some of the cool things Shesez is able to find within Fallout 3's assets are how the game renders the train car sequences, how your mother looks in the segment in which your character is born, and what Tranquility Lane looks like in color. It's an interesting video that offers insight into how Fallout 3 was developed and some neat trivia at the same time.

Fallout 3 Has A Few Easter Eggs You Can Only See By Moving Out Of Bounds

about X hours ago from
Fallout 3 Has A Few Easter Eggs You Can Only See By Moving Out Of Bounds

Bethesda games are known for three things: Expansive worlds, glitches, and Easter eggs. Youtuber Shesez's latest episode of Boundary Break higlights the latter in Fallout 3, as he moves outside of the game's normal boundaries to find some cool Easter eggs and secrets.

Some of the cool things Shesez is able to find within Fallout 3's assets are how the game renders the train car sequences, how your mother looks in the segment in which your character is born, and what Tranquility Lane looks like in color. It's an interesting video that offers insight into how Fallout 3 was developed and some neat trivia at the same time.

Rainbow Six Siege, Monster Hunter: World, GTA V Headline Steam's Best-Selling, Most Played Games Of 2018

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Rainbow Six Siege, Monster Hunter: World, GTA V Headline Steam's Best-Selling, Most Played Games Of 2018

Valve has released its charts of the best-selling and most played games on Steam in 2018, and while new releases like Monster Hunter: World and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has breakout years it was games with regular content drops that seem to be doing most well.

Though Valve doesn't disclose specific sales or revenue numbers in its charts, it does stratify games into distinct tiers, giving us a glimpse into how groups of games did relative to each other.

First up: Best-sellers. While 2018 titles like Monster Hunter: World, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Far Cry 5 made the platinum tier of titles who grossed the most revenue (allowing free-to-play titles with microtransactions to compete), nine of the twelve titles in that tier were games actually released before this year, but received regular or major content updates this year. The twelve best-selling titles are:

Rainbow Six Siege, Monster Hunter: World, GTA V Headline Steam's Best-Selling, Most Played Games Of 2018

about X hours ago from
Rainbow Six Siege, Monster Hunter: World, GTA V Headline Steam's Best-Selling, Most Played Games Of 2018

Valve has released its charts of the best-selling and most played games on Steam in 2018, and while new releases like Monster Hunter: World and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has breakout years it was games with regular content drops that seem to be doing most well.

Though Valve doesn't disclose specific sales or revenue numbers in its charts, it does stratify games into distinct tiers, giving us a glimpse into how groups of games did relative to each other.

First up: Best-sellers. While 2018 titles like Monster Hunter: World, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Far Cry 5 made the platinum tier of titles who grossed the most revenue (allowing free-to-play titles with microtransactions to compete), nine of the twelve titles in that tier were games actually released before this year, but received regular or major content updates this year. The twelve best-selling titles are: