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  Activision posts - Geek Gestalt - by Daniel Terdiman - CNET News.com
Activision responded harshly Thursday to a patent infringement lawsuit brought against it by guitar maker Gibson.
And while EA, in its press release, did not make any reference to Vivendi's December agreement to purchase Activision, there can be no doubt that this is the response EA had to make to keep its spot as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the video games business.
According to the company, which was recently bought by communications giant Vivendi, Activision brought in third-quarter profits of $272.2 million, nearly twice its profits of $142.8 million from the same quarter a year ago.
news.cnet.com /geek-gestalt/?keyword=Activision   (2220 words)

  
 Activision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As a result, Activision changed its corporate name to Mediagenic in order to have a name that would globally represent all its fields of activities.(Mediagenic is often mistaken to be a company that purchased Activision but in reality it was only Activision with a different name).
Despite this change, Mediagenic continued to largely use the Activision brand on its video games of the various platforms it was publishing for, notably the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Sega Master System, the Atari 7800, Commodore 64 and Amiga.
In 2003, Activision, along with several other game software publishers, was investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its accounting practices, namely the use of the "return reserve" to allegedly smooth quarterly results.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Activision   (993 words)

  
 Activision Anthology Review
Activision always had some sort of high score or level you needed to beat in order to earn a patch.
The Activision logo is missing from most games (it ran across the top or bottom of the screen and was removed to keep a decent aspect ration) and there have been some relatively minor gameplay alterations, including a slightly lower framerate (which seems odd for games that are 20-some years old).
While the appeal of Activision Anthology may be limited to gamers from the 80's, the universal appeal of the games included should appeal to everyone.
www.deeko.com /gba/reviewdetail.asp?id=241   (1473 words)

  
 New Gaming Systems Bring Opportunity - Forbes.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Activision's Quake 4 is currently the best-selling Xbox 360 title, according to Amazon, but is not included in the bundle.
Activision wants to double its margins from 13% a year ago to 26% during the next console cycle.
Activision has ignored this market, not wanting to compete with the dozens of other football or basketball games, and has instead concentrated on building franchises with legs (Doom, the top-selling game of all-time, and titles based on Marvel Comics' movies, for example).
www.forbes.com /investmentnewsletters/2005/09/29/activision-xbox-microsoft-cz_bs_0929intrepidinvestor_inl.html   (1306 words)

  
 IT100: Activision Profile
The only bump in an otherwise smooth year: Company insiders spooked investors earlier this year by selling off stock en mass, but the company's lineup of brand name properties is a key to future growth as the industry begins its periodic change to faster, better, and more sophisticated game consoles.
Activision’s publishing business involves the development, marketing, and sale of products directly, by license, or through its affiliate label program with certain third-party publishers.
Activision was incorporated in California in 1979 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif.
www.businessweek.com /it100/2005/company/ATVI.htm   (546 words)

  
 Technorati Tag: Activision
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 COMICON.com: 11/12 MARVEL & ACTIVISION EXPAND ALLIANCE
Under the terms of the agreement, Activision has extended its exclusive worldwide publishing rights to two of Marvel’s most renowned comic book properties for interactive entertainment software products for console, PC and handheld platforms.
Activision’s Spider-Man and the X-Men video games rank among the company’s most successful franchises, having sold more than 25 million units across all platforms to date.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia, Spain and the Netherlands.
www.comicon.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=37&t=005625   (546 words)

  
 Activision - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI (http://quotes.nasdaq.com/asp/SummaryQuote.asp?symbol=ATVIandselected=ATVI)) is a computer and video game publisher founded in 1979.
The success of this compilation led to the 1992 release of 11 more Infocom titles in.
In 2003, Activision, along with several other game software publishers, was investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission for its accounting practices, namely the use of the "return reserve" to allegedly smooth quarterly results.
www.hermosabeach.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Activision   (576 words)

  
 Top Executive Exits Activision
Activision did not explain the reason behind Vrabeck's resignation, which was tendered and immediately effective Sept. 2.
Vrabeck apparently was passed over for a promotion in June when the company promoted Ron Doornink from CEO to chairman of Activision Publishing.
Activision did not say how many of Vrabeck's options it would cancel, only that they were unvested shares.
www.thestreet.com /_invped/stocks/troywolverton/10241735.html   (339 words)

  
 Blue's News: Activision Announces Game Boy Advance Lineup
Santa Monica, CA - March 20, 2001 - Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) is poised to deliver maximum thrills and action to the Nintendo Game Boy Advance with the introduction of six new video games based on some of the industry's hottest franchises.
More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.
These important factors, and other factors that could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
www.bluesnews.com /cgi-bin/articles.pl?show=128   (1122 words)

  
 Activision sues Viacom over lack of decent Star Trek // GamesIndustry.biz
Publisher Activision has filed a lawsuit against media giant Viacom for failing to make enough Star Trek, in a lawsuit filed in the Superior Court of the State of California yesterday.
Apparently Activision is upset that since the signing of a 1998 agreement for the rights to videogame development, Viacom has only produced one Star Trek film and has taken two popular television series off-air, leaving just one show with weak ratings in their stead.
As a result, Activision has terminated the agreement and filed a complaint seeking to recover damages.
www.gamesindustry.biz /content_page.php?section_name=pub&aid=1869   (421 words)

  
 Activision countersues Spark with laundry list of charges   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Activision's suit has already painted a very different picture to the oiled impressionism that was Spark's.
Immediately opposed to Spark's claim that it was the subject of a bidding war comes Activision's contention that it was approached by Spark CEO Craig Allen who claimed to have, "a veritable dream team for Activision's needs" in respect to its cracking the World War II first person shooter market.
And in the Activision corner: "Allen knowingly made these representations to Activision to convey the false impression that Spark would be comprised of the group that could take credit for creating, developing, and producing Medal of Honor from beginning to end and which was responsible for its success."
www.theinquirer.net /?article=26776   (354 words)

  
 Activision, Inc. - Press Releases
Activision generally uses words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “expect”, “forecast”, “future”, “intend”, “may”, “outlook”, “plan, “positioned”, “potential”, “project”,” remain”, “scheduled”, “set to”, “subject to”, “to be”, “upcoming”, “will” and other similar expressions to help identify forward-looking statements.
These statements are based upon information available to Activision as of the date they were made, and the company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after that date.
Activision may change its intention, belief or expectation, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in enumerated factors or in the company’s assumptions, or otherwise, and forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect.
investor.activision.com /releases.cfm   (1503 words)

  
 Breakfast Topic: Your new Activision overlords - WOW Insider
Mark my words, Activision is the start of the end for all of us who love World of Warcraft, as someone who's been in the corporate world for a very long time and subject to a fair share of mergers and acquisitions I guarantee you we're all just playing on borrowed time.
Activision Blizzard is just a trade name, it won't appear on anything and for all intents and purposes management won't change.
However their very first measurable action was to slap the Blizzard name onto the Activision label suggesting an attempt to blend brand names of a different quality without an appropriate reflection in the company structure.
www.wowinsider.com /2007/12/04/breakfast-topic-your-new-activision-overlords   (1822 words)

  
 Intellivision Classic Video Game System / Activision for Intellivision
Activision was the highest bidder in securing Cheshire's services to create original Intellivision games (Activision's in-house Intellivision titles were conversions of Atari 2600 games).
Activision managed to survive the lean years of the late 1980s.
This was an unusual thing to do with a joystick, and users found the most effective way to achieve maximum motion was to sit on a chair and hold the base of the joystick firmly between their thighs, and then to hold the joystick itself with their hands for the purpose of wiggling it.
www.webcom.com /inty/bluesky/games/credits/activision.shtml   (3686 words)

  
 Interview With Activision CEO - Executive Articles - Portfolio.com
Activision for $440,000, with financing from his mentor, casino king Steve Wynn.
Activision merged with Vivendi Games, maker of World of Warcraft and Crash Bandicoot, in 2007, at a price of $8.1 billion.
The company, to be renamed Activision Blizzard, will become, at least temporarily, the biggest videogame maker in the world.
www.portfolio.com /executives/features/2008/04/10/Interview-With-Activision-CEO   (2034 words)

  
 Activision Offered Harmonix Chance to Work Together: News from 1UP.com
The recent announcement by MTV Games/Viacom's Harmonix division that Activision is blocking Sony from releasing a patch and their plea to enable Rock Band software to work with Guitar Hero hardware paints a very misleading picture.
Activision's top priority is to provide consumers with a seamless marriage of best-in-class hardware and software.
Activision's arrogance has made me feel even less inclined to buy Guitar Hero III than I was before.
www.1up.com /do/newsStory?cId=3165032   (1850 words)

  
 Top Ten Developers - #10 Activision | Ripten.com
Pitfall was put out by Activision in 1982, and although the company had quite a few of successes before this, Pitfall was a tremendous hit for the company on the Atari 2600, and throughout the 80’s in general.
Activision has become more of a powerhouse publisher in recent years, snagging up young and talented individuals and companies from all over the world.
Activision is one of the few companies you have to thank for that.
www.ripten.com /2007/10/24/top-ten-developers-of-all-time-10-activision   (975 words)

  
 Spark: J'Accuse Activision - Ferrago   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Spark claim their original contract with Activision covered three titles, not one, and they are angry that the publisher gave away the sequel (Call of Duty: Big Red One) to Grey Matter and Treyarch.
"Activision refused to pay Spark the royalties owed on Finest Hour or the bridge financing due under the contract, stole Spark's idea, and then hired away Spark's own employees to develop that sequel, hoping that if Spark was sufficiently crippled, Spark would be unable to protect its rights," GameSpot quote from the official court filing.
Spark believe that ideas presented to Activision concerning a sequel were rejected, but then subsequently included in the design of Big Red One, whilst they also state that Activision illegally charged them 1.9 million USD in development assistance for a multiplayer mode beyond the original design specification agreed.
www.ferrago.com /story/6417   (328 words)

  
 Activision - Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki
Activision is a video game publisher which in 1998 obtained a ten year license to produce Star Trek games.
They went on to make ten games until in 2003 they terminated the license and launched legal action against Viacom (the owners of the Star Trek franchise) claiming the company had allowed the franchise to decay to the point that it was impossible for them to create new games.
Activision article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
startrek.wikia.com /wiki/Activision   (117 words)

  
 the simExchange | Activision, Inc (ATVI) | The Video Game Prediction Market
The official merger of Activision and the Vivendi games unit, including World of Warcraft publisher Blizzard, is set to complete on July 8 and will become the world's "most profitable" interactive entertainment company, according to Lazard Capital analyst Colin Sebastian.
Activision has revealed Tony Hawk will not be coming to consoles later this year, and will only show up in fiscal 2010 (which starts April 2009).
Activision has released its Q4 and full fiscal year 2008, reporting a record USD 2.9 billion in net revenues for the fiscal year - a 92 per cent increase over the prior fiscal year...
www.thesimexchange.com /company.php?symbol=ATVI   (1323 words)

  
 Harmonix: Blame Activision for PS3 Rock Band guitar issues - Joystiq
Activision is opposed to an open standard, but there's nothing legally they can do about it.
Activision is BLOCKING the legal update because they don't want their guitars to play nice with the competing product.
If Activision has no legal grounds to oppose this patch then it really just comes down to Sony and if they want to piss off the biggest 3rd party publisher in the world; which could prove to be a bad move in the long run.
www.joystiq.com /2007/12/12/harmonix-blame-activision-for-ps3-rock-band-guitar-issues   (2855 words)

  
 ACTIVISION
To the extent that the estimates for calendar year 2007 are based on the historical performance of Activision and Vivendi Games through September 30, 2007, not all such historical information has been audited, the accounting policies of the companies may differ, and the two companies have different fiscal years.
Activision and its directors and executive officers and other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction.
Information regarding Activision's directors and executive officers is available in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2007, which was filed with the SEC on June 14, 2007, and its proxy statement for its 2007 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on July 30, 2007.
www.activisionblizzard.com   (941 words)

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