Blizzard Entertainment

related topics
{system, computer, user}
{game, team, player}
{company, market, business}
{film, series, show}
{law, state, case}
{work, book, publish}
{math, number, function}
{style, bgcolor, rowspan}
{car, race, vehicle}

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher founded in February 1991 under the name Silicon & Synapse by three graduates of UCLA, Michael Morhaime, Allen Adham and Frank Pearce. Based in Irvine, California, the company originally concentrated primarily on the creation of game ports for other studios before beginning development of their own software in 1993 with the development of games like Rock N' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings. In 1994 the company became Blizzard Entertainment Inc before being acquired by distributor Davidson & Associates. Shortly thereafter, Blizzard shipped their breakthrough hit Warcraft: Orcs and Humans. Blizzard went on to create several successful PC games, including the Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo series, and the MMORPG World of Warcraft.

On July 9, 2008, Activision officially merged with Vivendi Games, culminating in the inclusion of the Blizzard brand name in the title of the resulting holding company, though Blizzard Entertainment remains a separate entity with independent management.[3] Blizzard Entertainment offers events to meet players and to announce games: the BlizzCon in California, United States, and the Blizzard Worldwide Invitational in other countries.

Contents

Full article ▸

related documents
Freeciv
Asteroids (video game)
Lemmings (video game)
Pay-per-view
Magnavox Odyssey
Age of Empires (video game)
Wolfenstein 3D
Rez
Fairchild Channel F
Sega 32X
Game Boy Advance
Sega Game Gear
Next-Generation Secure Computing Base
Game Boy Color
Maya (software)
Tetris Attack
The Mythical Man-Month
Power Macintosh
Communications in Mauritius
Help desk
StarOffice
Myth (computer game series)
Open Systems Interconnection
Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Conformance testing
Noise
OpenSSH
Mario Kart 64
Chaffing and winnowing
Colocation centre