Bobby Kotick

No pressure, Bungie: Activision sees ‘Destiny’ as a billion-dollar franchise

To say that gamers everywhere are eagerly awaiting “Destiny,” the new sci-fi shooter from Bellevue-based Bungie, is an understatement. And now, it’s clear that Activision, which is publishing the game, has incredibly high hopes for what’s to come. “We have a strong product pipeline for the balance of the year, beginning with the September 9th… Read More


New era for Bungie: First glimpse of Destiny, the next big thing from Halo’s creator

It would be hard for Bungie to top the success that Halo brought to the Bellevue-based video game company, but a new first-person shooter could have the ingredients to do just that. Bungie finally lifted the curtains on its online multiplayer game called Destiny, the first title under Bungie’s name since the company spun off from Microsoft… Read More

Dennis Durkin

Activision hires Microsoft game exec as new finance chief

Game publisher Activision Blizzard just named a new chief financial officer: Microsoft veteran Dennis Durkin, a key executive from the company’s Xbox and video game division. Durkin has been the chief operating and financial officer in Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business, overseeing areas including profit-and-loss, acquisitions, the division’s third-party games business and execution of its business… Read More