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Wednesday | Gaming Age

Destiny beta tops 4.6 million unique users

We absolutely loved the time we spent with the Destiny alpha and beta, and apparently we weren't the only ones.

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Related Topix: Activision, Destiny, Bungie Software, Video Games, Call of Duty , Software, The, Deep Silver, Halo, 343 Industries, Microsoft Game Studios, EA Games, Create

Wednesday | Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

"We have a long t... )--Jamba Inc., a leading healthy active lifestyle brand and the leading retailer of freshly squeezed juice today announced that consumers who visit J... )--Tigermed and Frontage complete strategic investment agreement.

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Related Topix: Fiserv, Financial Services, Computers, Biotech, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, McKesson, Household Products, Healthcare Industry, Retail, CVS Caremark, CVS, Jamba, Video Games, Software

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Sys-Con Media

Power Changes Everything: Call of DutyA : Advanced Warfare...

Prepare for a new era of combat. Today, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. , revealed details on three collector's edition versions of the highly-anticipated Call of DutyA : Advanced Warfare.

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Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Video Games, Software, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing, iPhone and iPad App, Call of Duty

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Business Wire

Press release distribution, EDGAR filing, XBRL, regulatory filings

Ltd. today announced they have signed a joint venture agreement to support the growing commercial... )--Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. announced plans to bring "Eon... )--Participant Media unveiled today TakePart World, a year long, multi-platform series dedicated to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, Innovate M, Eaton, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Video Games, Software, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Oracle

HCM Cloud Customers Activision, National Instruments, &...

During an exciting event at Oracle Headquarters, Chris Leone, senior vice president, Application Development, presented Colin Schiller VP, IT PMO & IT Strategy, Activision ; Wendy Cottrell, Senior HRIS Manager, National Instruments ; and Blane Kingsmore, HRIS Director, Newfield Exploration Company , with an Award in Appreciation of their ... (more)

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Energy, Oil & Gas, Newfield Exploration

Seeking Alpha

Activision Blizzard: A Low-Risk Business Model In A Risky Industry - Compelling Value Here?

ATVI's focus on existing, strong franchises makes the company's business model lower risk than the gaming industry at large.

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

Mon Jul 21, 2014

GuruFocus.com

Can Electronic Arts Make a Comeback?

Electronic Arts has been sailing through troubled waters for quite some time. In fact, the company has underperformed so much that it had been named as the "Worst Company in America" by Consumerist.

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Related Topix: Battlefield!, Video Games, Electronic Arts, Battlefield 4, EA DICE, Maxis, SimCity, Software, Infinity Ward, Activision, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Forbes.com

Best- And Worst-Performing Cloud Computing Stocks July 14th To July 18th And Year-To-Date

A $10K investment in NetScout Systems shares on January 2nd of this year is worth $14,951 as of market close Friday, leading all 55 companies in this index.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Cloud Computing, Science / Technology, Financial Markets, Science, Computer Science, Fusion, Akamai Technologies

Cinema Blend News

World Of Warcraft Leads Sub-Based MMOs In 2013 With $1.03 Billion

Subscription based MMOs are on a rapid decline, as far as revenue is concerned. This is what the takeaway point is from a new SuperData market research report that delineates the subscription-based MMO model and its revenue from 2013.

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

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Mashable

Former Dictator Sues 'Call of Duty' Maker For Portrayal in Popular Game

The extremely popular Call of Duty franchise continues to chug along - creating hit release after hit release - and increasing the realism of the series with enhanced graphics and storytelling - including bringing in House of Cards star Kevin Spacey to model and act a character in the next installment, Call of Duty: Ghosts .

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Related Topix: Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Ghosts, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard

Seeking Alpha

EA, Take-Two, GameStop outperform on NPD data; Activision higher

After rising 57% Y/Y in May due to new game launches, U.S. retail physical game sales fell 3% in June to $286.8M, per NPD.

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Related Topix: Retail, GameStop, Software, Ubisoft, Watch Dogs, FIFA 14, iPhone and iPad App

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KRCR

Manuel Noriega sues over video game

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega has a message for the publishers of a popular video game that features a mission to capture him: You owe me money.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Activision, Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Prison

News Talk Florida

Former Dictator Suing Activision Blizzard Inc.

Ring a bell anyone? Sounds like the Lindsay Lohan story where she was suing Rockstar games for her supposed appearance in Grand Theft Auto V. This time, former Panama dictator Manuel Noriega is suing Activision Blizzard Inc. for using a character that depicts himself and uses his name in Call of Duty: Black Ops II without his permission, per the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Software, Video Games, Activision, Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Los Angeles County, CA

Wed Jul 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Vivendi Considered Firing Activision CEO Kotick Over Buyout

Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Kotick faced firing over his demand that he lead a group helping to buy out most of Vivendi SA's stake in the video-game company he ran, according court filings.

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

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Ex-dictator Manuel Noriega sues Activision over 'Call of Duty' game

A U.S. invasion of Panama in 1989 ended Manuel Noriega's military dictatorship and landed him in U.S. prison for about two decades on drug-trafficking charges.

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Related Topix: Activision, Call of Duty , Video Games, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Santa Monica, CA

Hispanic Business

Activision Blizzard to Release Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 5, 2014

A replay of the call will also be available approximately three hours after the call's conclusion and archived for one year in the Investor Relations section at www.activisionblizzard.com .

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

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Engadget

a Aerosmith made more money from video games than from any one of its own albums

Planning to make it big in the music industry by releasing a hit album? Dream On .

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Related Topix: Activision, Vicarious Visions, Guitar Hero, Video Games, Software, Gadgets

Thu Jul 10, 2014

The Motley Fool

Is King Digital More Like Zynga or Activision Blizzard?

In 2013, King reported revenue of nearly $2 billion, with net profit of $567 million.

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Related Topix: Video Games, Software, Blizzard Entertainment, Activision Blizzard, Publishing, Media, Thomas Publishing, Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Activision, Call of Duty

Wed Jul 09, 2014

QJ.net

Hearthstone Naxxramas Expansion Pricing Revealed

Blizzard Entertainment, known now as Activision-Blizzard or "Acti-Blizz" for short, has finally revealed the pricing structure for its upcoming Hearthstone expansion, Curse of Naxxramas.

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Related Topix: Blizzard Entertainment, Video Games, Software, Activision Blizzard

Sun Jul 06, 2014

The Motley Fool

Will Activision Blizzard's $500 Million Gamble on 'Destiny' Pay Off?

The publisher's share price currently trades near an all-time high, and it has consistently beaten earnings-per-share estimates.

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

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