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Activision Blizzard Inc
Activision Blizzard, Inc. publishes online, personal computer (PC), console, handheld, and mobile games of interactive entertainment worldwide. The company develops and publishes PC-based computer games and maintains its proprietary online-game related service, The company also develops, markets, sells, and supports role playing action and strategy games, as well as develops, hosts, and supports its online subscription-based games in the MMORPG category. In addition, it involves in the distribution business that provides warehousing, logistical, and sales distribution services to third-party publishers of interactive entertainment software and manufacturers of interactive entertainment hardware. The company markets its products to direct mass-market retailers, consumer electronics stores, discount warehouses, and game specialty stores through direct basis, third-party distribution, and licensing arrangements. Activision Blizzard, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
6,790 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/3/14
Last $19.04 USD
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Activision Blizzard Patent Infringement Markman Hearing Completes

The Markman hearing for the patent infringement suit by Worlds Inc. against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision Blizzard et al), was held October 3, 2014 to address various aspects of the infringement suit claims and how the words in the 11 disputed "constructions" in the claims should be construed for jury consideration. The additional purpose is for the court to determine the meaning and intent of the language used in the claims. As is typical in Markman Hearings, no ruling was issued from the bench by Judge Denise Casper of the United District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The court gave no indication of when it would issue the ruling.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Announces Skylanders Trap Team on Store Shelves Now

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced that Skylanders Trap Team is officially available at major retailers nationwide on Xbox 360 and Xbox One video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo's Wii system, Nintendo's Wii U system, and a completely unique adventure is also available on the Nintendo 3DS hand-held system. The launch of Skylanders Trap Team also ushers in the complete console gaming experience on Tablet, introducing a Starter Pack that supports iPad, Kindle Fire and Android tablets. In their quest to capture evil and unleash good in Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters around the world traveled to iconic locations to play the game. Here, a fan enjoyed playing Skylanders Trap Team in Hollywood Hills at the Hollywood sign. The latest installment of the franchise that pioneered the Toys-to-Life genre is already poised to become one of the top family games this holiday season. Toys R Us recently named Skylanders Trap Team as one of the Fabulous 15 on the company's 2014 Holiday Hot Toy List, while Target named Skylanders Trap Team to their Top Toys for the Holidays List. In addition, the game was featured in Toy Insider's Hot 20 Holiday Toys of 2014, which highlights the most sought-after and anticipated items of the holiday season. Skylanders continues to lead and evolve the category with Skylanders Trap Team by letting fans seek out and defeat the most wanted villains in all of Skylands, pull them out of the game and into living rooms by capturing them in magical Traps. Once they've defeated the villains, players will be able to place a Trap into the new Traptanium Portal to capture them. Players can then send villains back into the game where they can play as them to fight for good, reversing the magic. They will also be able to hear the villains inside the Traps, an innovation that truly brings life to toys.

Activision Blizzard, Inc. Presents at 2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference, Sep-09-2014

Activision Blizzard, Inc. Presents at 2014 Deutsche Bank Technology Conference, Sep-09-2014 . Venue: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, United States. Speakers: Peter Ausnit, VP IR.


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[Reuters] - Vivendi will have "significant" means to reward shareholders with buy-backs or dividends after it receives the proceeds from selling its stakes in video games publisher Activision Blizzard and Maroc Telecom, its finance chief said on Thursday. Speaking at a Morgan Stanley investor conference in Barcelona, Chief Financial Officer Philippe Capron said the board had not yet decided on the exact size or form of the return to shareholders, which will come amid a broader revamp at the group as it seeks to exit telecoms to focus more on media. The board's decision will also be affected by Vivendi's plan to split into two companies next year by publicly listing its largest unit, the French mobile telecoms network operator SFR, in the middle of the year. The remaining businesses - Universal Music Group, pay-television operator Canal Plus and its Brazilian telecoms firm GVT - will be in the media-focused company, according to the plan.
Activision Blizzard lowers outlook for fourth quarter
[Reuters] - Video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc, known for its "Call of Duty" franchise, said it raised its 2013 forecast but lowered its revenue estimates for the current quarter after warning that it could face a challenging holiday period. Despite a bump in its 2013 forecast, Activision "cautioned that there is some execution risk in Q4," Benchmark Company analyst Mike Hickey said. For the fourth-quarter, which is its crucial holiday period, Activision lowered its non-GAAP revenue forecast to $2.22 billion from its prior expectation of $2.25 billion. This fell short of Wall Steet's estimate of $2.29 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
Activision Blizzard's raises 2013 forecast, Q3 revenue beats Street
[Reuters] - Video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc, known for its "Call of Duty" franchise, said it slightly raised its 2013 outlook driven by better-than-expected third-quarter earnings. Activision, which closed a $8.2 billion deal last month to buy back most of its shares from French media conglomerate Vivendi, said on Wednesday that it expects GAAP earnings per share of 83 cents in 2013, compared to its previous forecast in the range of 80 cents to 82 cents. "Our overall comfort with the market" before the launch of Sony Corp's PlayStation4 Microsoft' s Xbox One consoles in coming weeks moved the company to raise its 2013 forecast, Chief Executive Bobby Kotick said in an interview. The Santa Monica, Los Angeles-based company said its revenue and income fell in the third quarter.
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Noriega-Activision Fight Likened to Rock Band’s Lawsuit
[at Bloomberg] - Activision Blizzard Inc. told a judge that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega can’t rely on a case brought by the rock band No Doubt in his lawsuit over the depiction of him as a man on the run in a video game. Activision, represented by former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, argued today in court that Noriega’s lawsuit, seeking damages for his portrayal in “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” is fundamentally different from the complaint filed against the video-game publisher in 2009 by No Doubt, which convinced two courts that its portrayal in “Band Hero” wasn’t protected as free speech. “Noriega was a major part of or history in the 1980s,” Giuliani said at a hearing in California state court in Los Angeles . Activision, based in Santa Monica, California, is asking Superior Court Judge William Fahey to throw out Noriega’s lawsuit under a state law that allows for quick dismissal of meritless claims that stifle free speech.
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Skylanders Trap Team™ on Store Shelves now - Franchise That Pioneered the Toys-to-life Category Introduces Another Groundbreaking Innovation
[PR Newswire] - Skylanders Trap Team Revolutionizes the Gaming Industry, Offering the Full AAA Console Experience on Both Tablet and Console -- for the First Time Ever To celebrate the launch, a team of 'SkyTrappers' played Skylanders Trap Team at 12,500 feet (2.5 miles) above the Earth; Behold, Portal Masters! Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI) is pleased to announce that Skylanders Trap Team is officially available at major retailers in Europe today on Xbox 360™ and Xbox One™ video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems, Nintendo's Wii™ system, Nintendo's Wii U™ system, and a completely unique adventure available on the Nintendo 3DS™ hand-held system. The launch of Skylanders Trap Team also ushers in the complete console gaming experience on Tablet[1], introducing a Starter Pack that supports iPad®, Kindle Fire and Android tablets. "The franchise was built on a foundation of creativity and innovation," said Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing.
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