A shareholder is suing to stop the deal.
The company is raising its outlook for 2013.
The Chinese company owns portions of Riot Games, Epic Games, and now Activision.
Investors piled out of Zynga and seemingly right into Activision Blizzard.
World of Warcraft continues to lose subscribers.
Activision purchases its freedom from Vivendi for a handsome fee.
Vivendi would get $2 billion and would leave Activision with $1 billion in cash.
Kristian Segerstrale is joining the board of the maker of the enormously lucrative Clash of Clans mobile game.
The company plans one of the biggest Call of Duty marketing campaigns ever.
In after-hours trading, Activision Blizzard’s stock price fell 5 percent to $14.49 a share. The fall may be due to the drop in World of Warcraft numbers and the comments about the second half.
Activision is leaking subscribers in its popular MMO.
Activision Blizzard beats estimates, but World of Warcraft loses 1.3M subscribers.
Skylanders may suffer due to slow Wii U sales.
But company warns 2013 will be a tougher year.
Engagement measures show that Black Ops II is doing better than multiplayer activity for Modern Warfare 3.
Gaming’s biggest franchise has a huge first 24 hours at retail.
The world’s biggest independent game publisher sets the tone for the holiday selling season.
Paul Reiche, the head of the Toys for Bob game studio, is an overnight star (after decades of work) as the creator of the Skylanders franchise.
When Activision reports its earnings, the game world listens.
A talk with John Spinale, Disney Interactive’s head of social games, at GamesBeat 2012.
The lawsuit over the breakup of Infinity Ward and Activision Blizzard has been a proxy war between two industry giants.
Activision Blizzard says it has received a huge fan response to its revelations about Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which the company says is the “most ambitious” in the history of the franchise.
Activision Blizzard reported a hold-steady 10.2 million subscribers, with continued player engagement due to a recent content update and the beta of expansion Mists of Pandaria.
Activision Blizzard has beaten earnings expectations for its third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31, and its major cash cow is still holding up. World of Warcraft didn’t suffer after Electronic Arts launched its massively multiplayer online game Star Wars: The Old Republic. World of Warcraft ended the year with 10.2 million paying subscribers, down only slightly from 10.3 million in the previous quarter.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has shattered another record, selling more than $1 billion worth of games in just 16 days of sales, according to Activision Blizzard.
Blizzard Entertainment released a huge patch on Tuesday for its hit game World of Warcraft, as part of an effort to turn around a significant drop in subscribers. As we reported earlier this month, player numbers dropped from 11.1 million to 10.3 million in the third quarter of 2011, and parent company Activision Blizzard must surely now be looking over its shoulder at the upcoming big budget rival Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Activision Blizzard said today that its gamer social network Call of Duty Elite hit more than a million paid subscribers in its first six days. Since the launch of the service on Nov. 8 with the debut of the best-selling Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, more than 4 million paid and free gamers have registered.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 broke sales records with a five-day tally of more than $775 million in worldwide sales, publisher Activision Blizzard announced today. To date, Call of Duty games have sold more than $6 billion worldwide.
Activision Blizzard hopes its new Call of Duty game will help the company break all sales records for the third year in a row, Chief Executive Bobby Kotick said in an earnings call today.
Video game publisher Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter ended Sept. 30. Those results do not include revenues from Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, which launched yesterday with a huge fan reception.
Activision Blizzard chief executive is ready to burst out of the video game business and take over the entertainment industry.
Activision Blizzard reported better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter ended June 30.
The once great social networking site Myspace is expected to make big cuts to its employee ranks Wednesday, reports Gawker.