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Take Two shares rise as Acti buyout rumours swirl

Take-Two's share price rose nearly five per cent to 23.66 on Friday as rumours circulated that the publisher may be the target of a potential takeover by Activision.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

NewsFactor

Nintendo Launching 'Amiibo' Toys

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year.

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Related Topix: Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Nintendo, Ambrella, Video Games, Activision, Call of Duty , WII, Wii U, Software

Sat Aug 30, 2014

NewsFactor

Nintendo Launching 'Amiibo' Toys

Pikachu and Link will be among the first characters coming to "amiibo." Nintendo announced Friday that 12 characters will initially be part of its upcoming toy-game franchise set for release later this year.

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Related Topix: Pokemon, Animal Crossing, Nintendo, Ambrella, Video Games, Activision, Call of Duty , WII, Wii U, Software

Seeking Alpha

Vivendi: Flush With Cash And Focused On Media/Content

Vivendi is flush with cash and owns a 5% stake in music streaming service, Spotify.

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Related Topix: Apple, Startups, Video Games, Software, Telecom, Telecom Italia SPA, Telefonica SA

Fri Aug 29, 2014

SchaeffersResearch.com

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) Bulls Target Six-Year Highs

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. has jumped 4.3% today, as rumors swirl that the video game maker could be a potential takeover target for sector peer Activision Blizzard, Inc. .

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Related Topix: TakeTwo Interactive Software, Video Games, Software, Jack of All Games, Rockstar Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard

GuruFocus.com

This Gaming Company Can Deliver Strong Long-Term Growth

It is no surprise that Activision Blizzard's shares took off in 2014. Microsoft and Sony's latest gaming platforms and a pipeline of strong games have led the stock to new highs.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Activision, Call of Duty , Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, X360, Microsoft Xbox, Destiny, Bungie Software

Benzinga

Benchmark Talks Of Activision Bid For Take-Two Sends Shares Higher

In a note out Friday, Benchmark analyst Mike Hickey makes a case for Activision preparing to acquire Take-Two Interactive .

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Related Topix: TakeTwo Interactive Software, Video Games, Software

Wed Aug 27, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Investors Buy Large Volume of Activision Blizzard Call Options

Shares of Activision Blizzard saw unusually large options trading activity on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software

SchaeffersResearch.com

Option Bulls Charge Activision Blizzard, Inc.

Trade-Alert and data from the International Securities Exchange , these calls are being bought to open at a volume-weighted average price of $0.56.

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Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Video Games, Software, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing, Day Trading, Financial Markets, Personal Finance

Seeking Alpha

Electronic Arts: Going Digital, Going For 30% Margins?

EA's recently-announced Access initiative will increase the amount of recurring revenues and the weight of digital revenues within the revenue mix.

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Related Topix: Playfish, Electronic Arts, Video Games, Software, The, Deep Silver, Sony

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Motley Fool

3 Reasons Why Activision Blizzard is the King of Video Game Makers

I'm pretty typical of the average gamer demographic. I'm in my 30's , and I play almost every day.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, World of Warcraft, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing

ActionTrip

Diablo 3 Takes UK Charts Again

Okay, understandably, Blizzard's expansion pack Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition is currently the top-selling game in the UK.

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Related Topix: NameIess, Evil, Video Games, Software, The Last of Us, SCEA, Naughty Dog, Electronic Arts, PopCap, Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Minecraft, Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Seeking Alpha

Activision Blizzard's Strong Gaming Pipeline Should Help It Continue Beating The Market

Activision Blizzard has lined up a number of new launches in the coming months that will lead to strong growth in its financials.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Call of Duty , Blizzard Entertainment, World of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard

Sat Aug 23, 2014

SFGate

Video adds a personal element to online customer service

Veronica Vallejos talks to Regina as she makes a loan payment while using the drive-thru at Visterra Credit Union.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Here's Why Zynga is Dead Money

Gaming organization Zynga 's turnaround appears to be falling flat. Down 21% in 2014, Zynga's issues could enhance going ahead because of firm rivalry and declining revenue.

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Related Topix: Games, Poker, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Video Games, Software, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing

Digital Trends

High Moon Studios porting Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to PS3 and Xbox 360

While Sledgehammer Games is focused on creating a technically superior Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the task of porting the upcoming shooter to the previous generation of consoles - PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - has been delegated to Activision's High Moon Studios .

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Related Topix: Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Game., West, Microsoft Xbox, Software

Insider Monkey

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Facebook Inc (FB), Activision Blizzard Inc....

As we continue to analyze the latest 13F filings for some of the major hedge funds in the U.S., I would like to take a look at Israel Englander 's Millennium Management 's top tech stock picks in order to find out what this highly successful fund is betting on -although the fund clearly prefers utility and energy stocks .

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Video Games, Software, Apple, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing

Seeking Alpha

Why Activision Blizzard Stock Is A Good Investment Right Now

Activision Blizzard is an excellent combination of good value and strong growth tech stock.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, World of Warcraft, Activision, Call of Duty , Toys for Bob, Skylanders

Wed Aug 20, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Here's Why Activision Blizzard's Strong Sales Momentum Will Continue

Gaming company Activision Blizzard is doing well this year. Impressive sales of new consoles have got off to a solid start, while rival Electronic Arts is struggling after a tough time with the release of its latest Battlefield game.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, World of Warcraft, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing, Battlefield!

Movies.com

Why We Could Soon See Movies Based on the Video Games 'Call of Duty,' 'Skylanders' and More

The line between the worlds of movies and video games could be getting even blurrier now that publisher Activision is eyeing the idea of launching its own studio.

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Related Topix: Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Software, Ubisoft, Assassin's Creed , Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

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