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Kotick interested in Activision MBO as Vivendi fails to find buyer

Kotick interested in Activision MBO as Vivendi fails to find buyer

Vivendi’s failure to court interest in Activision could lead the way to a dramatic new outcome – an MBO spearheaded by boss Bobby Kotick.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 20th 2012 at 8:39AM in News
Major banks called in to broker Activision sale

Major banks called in to broker Activision sale

Barclays and Goldman Sachs have been called into to help Vivendi secure the $8.1bn sale of Activision Blizzard, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jul 19th 2012 at 9:35AM in News
Pachter: Wii U "isn't going to work"; Activision forced Pro Controller

Pachter: Wii U "isn't going to work"; Activision forced Pro Controller

Outspoken American analyst Michael Pachter has issued the following damning verdict of Nintendo’s Wii U: “This isn’t going to work.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2012 at 1:34PM in News
"Little enthusiasm" for Activision Blizzard acquisition

"Little enthusiasm" for Activision Blizzard acquisition

Vivendi is struggling to find a buyer for Activision Blizzard, according to reports.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 16th 2012 at 9:44AM in News

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Activision announces Deadpool game

Activision announces Deadpool game

Marvel’s Deadpool will at last star in his own video game, Activision has announced—via Deadpool of course.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 16th 2012 at 7:09AM in News
Microsoft sounded out about Activision Blizzard acquisition

Microsoft sounded out about Activision Blizzard acquisition

A number of possible suitors for Activision Blizzard have reportedly been sounded out about a possible deal by Vivendi executives.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 12th 2012 at 9:19AM in News
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD announced for PC

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD announced for PC

A PC release announcement for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD has been provided courtesy of Activision.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 12th 2012 at 6:35AM in News
Angry Birds Trilogy finally coming to consoles

Angry Birds Trilogy finally coming to consoles

Rovio's mobile phenomenon will swoop into living rooms this Christmas as Angry Birds Trilogy arrives on Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jul 10th 2012 at 5:15PM in News

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Activision's first UK mobile game is Pitfall, not Call of Duty

Activision's first UK mobile game is Pitfall, not Call of Duty

The first game from Activision's new Leeds, UK mobile studio is a revamp of classic owned IP Pitfall, not Call of Duty, the firm has told MCV.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jul 9th 2012 at 4:20PM in News
The Walking Dead FPS announced by Activision

The Walking Dead FPS announced by Activision

Activision has revealed a first-person shooter take on The Walking Dead is in the works.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 9th 2012 at 7:35AM in News
Call of Duty Mobile in development at Activision Leeds

Call of Duty Mobile in development at Activision Leeds

UK industry stalwart and UKIE chairman Andy Payne has revealed that Activision is working on an iOS and mobile version of Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 6th 2012 at 12:02PM in News
50% off Call of Duty DLC for a week

50% off Call of Duty DLC for a week

DLC for both Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops is available at half of its normal cost for the next week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2012 at 4:02PM in News

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First Call of Duty Online details revealed

First Call of Duty Online details revealed

Customisation has been thrust to the forefront of the freshly announced multiplayer-only Call of Duty.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 2:29PM in News
Kotick speaks out on Tencent Call of Duty deal

Kotick speaks out on Tencent Call of Duty deal

The deal between Activision and Tencent to bring Call of Duty Online to China is the “foundation” for a long relationship between the pair, boss Bobby Kotick has stated.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 2:17PM in News
VIDEO: Free to play Call of Duty Online in development

VIDEO: Free to play Call of Duty Online in development

China’s biggest online games company Tencent has just announced a brand new entry in the Call of Duty series – Call of Duty Online.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 1:15PM in News
Fall of Cybertron dev working on Marvel tie-in

Fall of Cybertron dev working on Marvel tie-in

The developer behind Activision’s War for Cybertron and the upcoming Fall of Cybertron seems to be on the cusp of revealing a new Marvel-based property.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 3rd 2012 at 10:37AM in News

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Prototype 2 heading to PC this month despite Radical closure

Prototype 2 heading to PC this month despite Radical closure

With only a handful of staff remaining following its near-shutdown, Radical Entertainment has confirmed Prototype 2 will see release on PC.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 2nd 2012 at 2:05PM in News
Vivendi to sell $8.1 billion stake in Activison Blizzard?

Vivendi to sell $8.1 billion stake in Activison Blizzard?

Word from the US is that Vivendi wants to sell its majority 61% stake in Activision Blizzard - worth $8.1bn.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 29th 2012 at 9:19PM in News
James Bond Skyfall tie-in is DLC-only

James Bond Skyfall tie-in is DLC-only

007's latest cinematic adventure will not be heading to retail.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 29th 2012 at 5:40PM in News
Activision makes Radical decision and closes studio

Activision makes Radical decision and closes studio

Tweets from staff at Activision-owned Radical have revealed the studio has been all but shut down.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 29th 2012 at 9:46AM in News
Wreck-It Ralph tie-in announced for Nintendo platforms

Wreck-It Ralph tie-in announced for Nintendo platforms

Activision has announced a game tie-in for Disney’s upcoming video game-centric animated flick Wreck-It Ralph exclusively for Nintendo platforms.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2012 at 7:29AM in News
Activision pushes big into mobile with Flurry deal

Activision pushes big into mobile with Flurry deal

Call of Duty publisher Activision is setting up a new smartphone games label for third-parties. And crucially, it will let new partners keep their IP.

Michael French
by Michael French
on Jun 13th 2012 at 1:16PM in News
Vivendi Activision sell-off rumours resurface

Vivendi Activision sell-off rumours resurface

Ongoing rumours suggesting Vivendi is considering selling owned publisher Activision have once again resurfaced.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 7th 2012 at 3:53PM in News
SONY: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified comes to Vita this year

SONY: Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified comes to Vita this year

Sony revealed some extra little details about the already announced Call of Duty Vita game.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 5th 2012 at 2:41AM in News
MICROSOFT: E3 presser closes with Call of Duty Black Ops II

MICROSOFT: E3 presser closes with Call of Duty Black Ops II

With Master Chief having opened proceedings, Activision’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II was given the honour of closing Microsoft’s E3 press presentation just moments ago.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 4th 2012 at 7:02PM in News