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Filed under: ACTIVISION, MLG, ESPORTS
Activision Blizzard has purchased the business of MLG (Major League Gaming), further staking the company into the world of esports as well as their ultimate goal with MLG. "Our acquisition of Major League Gaming's business furthers our plans to create the ESPN of esports," Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick explained in a press release...
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It's official. Activision Blizzard has acquired Candy Crush Saga development studio, King, for $5.9bn, which is $18 in cash per share. According to Activision the acquisition will be complete by spring 2016. "The combined revenues and profits solidify our position as the largest...
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Filed under: ACTIVISION, ESPORTS
Activision Blizzard announced today that they are starting a new division of their company dedicated strictly to e-sports and competitive gaming. Former ESPN and NFL Network CEO Steve Bornstein will lead as the division chair with Mike Sepso, co-founder and president of Major League Gaming as the Senior Vice President...
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Apple held a press event for way too long yesterday to announce quite a few of their new products, including their latest iteration of the Apple TV. They showed how Apple TV could be used to play iOS games on your TV, including iOS darling Crossy Road, the game my seven-year-old son adores...
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Filed under: ACTIVISION
Activision has reported better than anticipated financial earnings for this past third quarter, and they attribute the success largely to Destiny and World of Warcraft. The quarter ended on September 30, 2014, and Activision tallied their net revenues to $753 million, a significant increase from the $691 million the year before...
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Filed under: ACTIVISION, BLIZZARD
The Information claims that Activision Blizzard is considering launching their own entertainment studio to produce their own movies and TV shows. With this in place, they would create their own titles instead of licensing them out to third parties. It sounds awfully a lot like what Xbox was trying to do with their own entertainment studio that recently closed...
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Filed under: ACTIVISION, BOBBY KOTICK
Vivendi higher-ups almost fired Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick in May 2013. When Vivendi was discussing selling Vivendi's shares of stock back to Activision, Kotick threatened to quit if they didn't let him lead an investor group that bought most of Vivendi's stock...
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Filed under: ACTIVISION
Vivendi is selling about half of its stock in Activision Blizzard. The company currently owns 41.5 million shares, about 6% of Activision Blizzard. The sale is expected to be a done deal by May 28th. Vivendi cannot sell the rest of its shares until 2015...
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Financially speaking, Activision already set foot on the shores of next-generation gaming, with titles like Call of Duty: Ghosts, which is the top-selling game for Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One console. The head of Activision Publishing Eric Hirshberg (that sounds an...
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Filed under: DESTINY, ACTIVISION
Big-time video game publisher Activision invested approximately $500 million in the upcoming multiplayer shooter Destiny, which is being developed by prominent development studio Bungie (curse them for never making a new Myth game). Anyway, the money has gone into developing and marketing Destiny until it hits stores in September this year...
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Filed under: MARVEL, ACTIVISION
Activision is removing Marvel-licensed video games from digital services, such as Steam, Xbox Live and PSN. It started off with Deadpool, but other games soon followed. The publisher was also forced to remove Marvel-based games including Spider-Man: Friend or Foe...
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A well-structured corporation cannot funcion without meticulous planning.  AT COMIC: Corporate Strategies
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Filed under: TITAN, BLIZZARD, ACTIVISION
During a financial call today, Activision CEO Mike Morhaime said that Blizzard's upcoming MMORPG project, Titan, will not be subscription-based anymore. "We're in the process of selecting a new direction for the project and re-envisioning what we want the game to be," he said...
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Vivendi has been trying to sell Activision Blizzard for some time, and it finally has a buyer—Activision Blizzard itself. CEO Bobby Kotick is leading the buyout himself for a tidy $8.2 billion. Activision itself will buy 439 million shares from Vivendi for $5...
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Filed under: BUNGIE, DESTINY, HALO, MMOG, ACTIVISION
About two years ago, it was reported that Bungie, the makers of games like Myth and Halo, are working on a brand new project simply referred to as 'Destiny'. In November last year, several captivating art images from the game have surfaced. More concept art showed up (including the impressive-looking image above), so have a looksy if you wish...
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