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New platforms make whole new game for Blizzard

New platforms make whole new game for Blizzard

As reported in the news of the OC Register, New platforms make whole new game for Blizzard – Video-gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment keeps churning out expansions to “World of Warcraft,” its biggest moneymaker. More people than ever – 185 – are working on the game. But with each new version, passionate fans burn through the […]

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Video gamers storm Anaheim for BlizzCon

Video gamers storm Anaheim for BlizzCon

As reported in the OC Register, Video gamers storm Anaheim for BlizzCon. BlizzCon returned to the Anaheim Convention Center on Friday after a year hiatus. In addition to the thousands physically in attendance, an untold horde of fans of the Irvine-based gaming giant Blizzard Entertainment are gluing themselves to their PCs to watch live streaming […]

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Blizzard fans to gather in Anaheim for BlizzCon

Blizzard fans to gather in Anaheim for BlizzCon

As reported in the OC Register, it’s time again for BlizzCon, the gathering of video game fanatics in Anaheim. Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment sold out about 20,000 tickets to the event, which starts Nov. 8, in typical fashion – practically the moment they went on sale in April. Many of the fans storming the Anaheim Convention […]

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Blizzard restarts project as WoW ebbs

Blizzard restarts project as WoW ebbs

As reported in the news in the OC Register, Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment CEO Mike Morhaime pledged Thursday to broaden the company’s portfolio of games to include different platforms and business models, while scrapping and restarting work on a long-term project. The news came on the company’s earnings call with analysts, after it reported a rise […]

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Activision Blizzard rejoins trade group

Activision Blizzard rejoins trade group

As reported in the OC Register, “Activision Blizzard rejoins trade group,” a trade group that represents the video game industry on public policy issues and hosts the huge E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles added Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard and its Irvine-based unit, Blizzard Entertainment, the group announced Monday. Activision Blizzard left the Entertainment Software […]

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Blizzard experiments with a free iPad game

Blizzard experiments with a free iPad game

As reported in the news of the OC Register, Blizzard experiments with a free IPad game, I better be careful; I might get hooked.  Here’s the article. Irvine-based video-game maker Blizzard Entertainment generated $1.6 billion in revenue last year primarily from people buying the computer game “Diablo III” for $60 or paying $15 a month […]

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‘World of Warcraft’ still market leader

‘World of Warcraft’ still market leader

Here is the article from the OC Register about Blizzard Entertainment and the the success of “World of Warcraft,” which is still the top large-scale multiplayer online role-playing game in the world, according to figures released by Irvine-based game maker Blizzard Entertainment. Activision Blizzard reported its earnings Thursday and included an update on the number […]

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Blizzard executive Mike Morhaime bets on the PC

Blizzard executive Mike Morhaime bets on the PC

As reported in the OC Register, despite the rapid rise of mobile gadgets, Blizzard President Mike Morhaime says he’s still betting on the long-term future of the personal computer.  That’s how most people still want their video games, he says. Computer gaming continues to be the focus of the Irvine-based company, which released an addition, […]

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Blizzard launches ‘StarCraft II’ expansion

Blizzard launches ‘StarCraft II’ expansion

As reported in the OC Register, Blizzard launched Starcraft II expansion to the thrill and delight of many.  Here’s the article. “StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm” draws more than 1,000 fans to a launch party at the Irvine Spectrum. Irvine-based video game giant Blizzard Entertainment releases its newest title “StarCraft II: Heart of the […]

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Ernst & Young awards three O.C. entrepreneurs including Mike Morhaime of Blizzard Entertainment

Ernst & Young awards three O.C. entrepreneurs including Mike Morhaime of Blizzard Entertainment

As reported in the OC Register, “Ernst & Young awards three O.C. entrepreneurs,” three Orange County businessmen are among 10 leaders who received Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur Of The Year awards.  Michael Morhaime, cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment in Irvine, won the award in the technology category. Joe Kiani, founder of Masimo Corporation in Irvine, […]

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Blizzard sets launch for expanded ‘Starcraft II’

Blizzard sets launch for expanded ‘Starcraft II’

As reported in the news in the OC Register, Blizzard is set to launch the “Heart of the Swarm” expansion to Blizzard’s competitive “StarCraft II” will go on sale March 12, 2013.  The announcement comes the same week the company is hosting the world championships for “StarCraft II” in Shanghai as Irvine-based Blizzard tries to […]

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75 companies named Top Orange County Workplaces in 2011, including Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

75 companies named Top Orange County Workplaces in 2011, including Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Editor’s Note: As reported in the OC Register, more than 18,500 employees from 119 companies across Orange County took time to give their opinions on their workplace. Employees were asked to respond anonymously to 20 statements about their workplace experience and the leadership at their company. The company rankings are calculated by WorkplaceDynamics on the […]

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Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment: 1 of 5 O.C. entrepreneurs honored as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Mike Morhaime, Blizzard Entertainment:  1 of 5 O.C. entrepreneurs honored as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Editor’s Note:  sometimes good things happen to good people, and that’s what this article is all about. As reported in the OC Register, in the article entitled “5 O.C. entrepreneurs honored,” reproduced below, I was pleased to see that Mike Morhaime, CEO, president and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc., in Irvine, CA was on the […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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