Activision Blizzard has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of approximately 429 million company shares and certain tax attributes from Vivendi.
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Activision Publishing has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online Inc., in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
Activision Blizzard has reached an agreement parent company Vivendi to acquire all its shares, rendering it an independent company with the majority of its shares owned by the public.
Skylanders SWAP Force combines collectible real-world toys with an epic virtual game world, featuring 16 new SWAP Force characters, along with 32 core Skylanders characters and eight new LightCore characters.
Activision has signed a worldwide, multi-year deal with Nickelodeon to develop and publish video games inspired by the new CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
by Rainier on June 4, 2012 @ 8:57 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2012 - Pre-E3 2012
Promising "cutting-edge innovation and experiential digital entertainment" Activision will be displaying such titles as Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Skylanders Giants and Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron at the 2012 E3 Expo taking place at the L.A. Convention Center (June 5 — 7, 2012).
Activision announced that all parties to the litigation have reached a settlement of the Infinity Ward dispute, however the terms of which are strictly confidential.
by Adam Pavlacka on May 21, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT | Filed under News
Ever since Bungie inked a publishing deal with Activision in 2010, rumors have flown about what kind of game the company best known for the Halo franchise would be creating. Aside from the code name, Destiny, not much information has left the walls of either company. That changed earlier today, when the Los Angeles Times leaked a copy of the contract between Bungie and Activision.
It's not really a surprise that Activision would be developing Black Ops 2, but Amazon France put up a pre-order page, which was then immediately pulled. As a result, the French media has received quite a bit of flak from the publisher.
Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the development of new talent and creativity, Activision announced a call for submissions for the second Activision Independent Games Competition, an award program designed to foster innovation.
Call of Duty fans, prepare to engage: Activision takes the franchise’s intensity to new heights with Call of Duty XP 2011, the first-ever celebration for the Call of Duty community, packed with Modern Warfare 3 multiplayer reveal, $1 million tournament, live events, and celebrities.
by Rainier on June 6, 2011 @ 4:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under E3 2011 - Pre-E3 2011
Activision revealed its lineup of titles that it will have on display at the 2011 E3 Expo taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 7 - 9, 2011, such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, PROTOTYPE 2, Spider-Man: Edge of Time, X-Men Destiny and a slew of others...
Activision Blizzard amended its counter lawsuit against two former executives, adding rival publisher/developer Electronic Arts, and added a hefty price tag on its claim, $400 million. Activision accuses EA of intentionally interfering with contracts, engaging in unfair competition and aided and abetted breaches of fiduciary duty by former Infinity Ward executives Jason West and Vince Zampella.
Guns N' Roses frontman has just filed a $20 million lawsuit against Guitar Hero publisher Activision claiming its use of the GNR song "Welcome to the Jungle" violated a deal not to include any imagery of ex-guitarist Saul Hudson (aka Slash) in the popular game.
It seems that the Bizarre Creations troubles are not the only looming signs over at Activision, as 88 positions (approximately 1% of its workforce) in its California-based Quality Assurance team have been laid off, and Iowa-based Budcat Creations has been shut down.
Three years ago Activision made a big splash when it acquired U.K.-based developer Bizarre Creations, known for the PGR franchise and, more recently, Blur. It seems that merry marriage is over, as rumors from earlier today about the closure have been somewhat confirmed.
Activision Blizzard has released its Q3 2010 financials, earning $51 million, triple the amount of last year's Q3 ($15 million). driven by continued strong demand for the latest Modern Warfare 2, StarCraft II and World of Warcraft. In the follow up conference call Activision revealed that it plans new titles in the Guitar Hero, Spider-Man, X-Men, Transformers, and Call of Duty franchises somewhere during the course of 2011.
Activision Blizzard and Web Wise Kids are forming a partnership to empower youth and families to make wise choices in their digital lives.
Good Old Games just launched a weekend promo where it offers up to 30% off Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura and Vampire The Masquerade: Redemption. You'll receive a 30% discount if you buy the bundle (or complete the bundle if you already have one of the games) or a 20% discount if you buy one of the games. The promo ends on Tuesday, July 27 at 5:59 a.m. CET.
Activision announced that its anticipated games Call of Duty: Black Ops, DJ Hero 2, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock and True Crime: Hong Kong will feature music from some of the most popular and successful recording artists including Grammy Award winners Usher, Eminem, Soundgarden, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta and other world-renowned musical talents.
Great games come from great ideas - but those ideas need support to reach their full potential. To help foster creativity and innovation from the rising talent in the independent game development community, Activision announced the call for submissions for the inaugural Activision Independent Games Competition.
Activision Blizzard announced better-than-expected financial results for the first quarter 2010. Their revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, was $1.3B, fueled by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 sales and World of Warcraft subscription revenue.
Bungie, known for Halo, Myth and Marathon, has entered into an exclusive 10-year partnership with Activision, to bring it's next big multiplatform action game universe to market.
Former Infinity Ward president/game director and CEO Jason West and Vince Zampella, respectively, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Activision, which terminated their employment weeks before they were to be paid substantial royalties as part of their existing contracts for Modern Warfare 2.
Activision announced new strategic plans for the Call of Duty franchise, and confirmed earlier rumors that both Jason West and Vince Zampella are no longer with Infinity Ward. Activision also revealed that it will bring the franchise to Asia, and that Sledgehammer Games is working on a Call of Duty action-adventure game.
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