by Rainier on Jan. 14, 2016 @ 8:43 a.m. PST | Filed under
Activision Blizzard has named acclaimed producer Stacey Sher as co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios, where she will be devoted to creating television and films based on the Call of Duty, Skylanders, Diablo and StarCraft franchises.
by Rainier on Jan. 4, 2016 @ 2:09 p.m. PST | Filed under
Activision Blizzard announced the acquisition of the business of Major League Gaming, creating and streaming premium live gaming events, organizing professional competitions and running competitive gaming leagues.
by Rainier on Nov. 6, 2015 @ 10:30 a.m. PST | Filed under
Activision Blizzard Studios is a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company's library of intellectual properties such as Call of Duty, Diablo, Hearthstone and StarCraft, starting with an animated TV series based on the Skylanders franchise.
by Rainier on Nov. 2, 2015 @ 10:56 p.m. PST | Filed under
Activision Blizzard and King Digital Entertainment announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Activision Blizzard subsidiary ABS Partners will acquire all of the outstanding shares of King.
by Rainier on Oct. 22, 2015 @ 8:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Activision Blizzard announced a new division that will build its competitive gaming leadership by creating all-new ways to deliver the best fan experience across games, platforms and geographies, furthering the development of its esports ecosystem.
by Rainier on June 10, 2015 @ 1:55 a.m. PDT | Filed under
E3 2015 - Pre-E3 2015
Activision lands at E3 2015 with a powerhouse portfolio of some of the most compelling and immersive entertainment properties, such as Skylanders, Call of Duty, Destiny and now Guitar Hero Live.
by Rainier on Oct. 11, 2013 @ 10:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under
Activision Blizzard has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of approximately 429 million company shares and certain tax attributes from Vivendi.
by Rainier on Oct. 7, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on July 26, 2013 @ 8:45 p.m. PDT | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on June 18, 2013 @ 9:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Feb. 7, 2013 @ 12:29 p.m. PST | Filed under
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).
by Rainier on May 31, 2012 @ 2:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under
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
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.
by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2012 @ 12:53 p.m. PST | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Oct. 3, 2011 @ 7:00 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on June 30, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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...
by Rainier on Dec. 21, 2010 @ 7:50 p.m. PST | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Nov. 23, 2010 @ 6:15 p.m. PST | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. PST | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Nov. 16, 2010 @ 11:01 a.m. PST | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Nov. 4, 2010 @ 5:51 p.m. PDT | Filed under
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.
by Rainier on Oct. 8, 2010 @ 8:24 a.m. PDT | Filed under
Activision Blizzard and Web Wise Kids are forming a partnership to empower youth and families to make wise choices in their digital lives.
by Rainier on July 23, 2010 @ 5:32 a.m. PDT | Filed under
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.