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Hateful Eight producer Stacey Sher named as Activision Blizzard Studios co-president

American movie producer Stacey Sher has taken a senior role at Activision’s TV and film business. Sher is the new co-president of Activision Blizzard Studios, which was announced in November. It is working on a multi-film Call of Duty project and an animated Skylanders TV series. Projects based on Diablo …

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Activision Blizzard to buy MLG in $46m deal – report

Soon after shelling out $5.9bn for Candy Crush firm King.com, it appears that Activision Blizzard might be making another acquisition. According to eSports Observer, the Board of pro-gaming company Major League Gaming approved an Asset Purchase Agreement allowing the Call of Duty publisher to acquire the majority of the firm’s …

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Activision Blizzard opens television and film studio

Activision Blizzard has announced the launch of a new film and television studio to produce adaptations for its various franchises. The publisher has confirmed Call of Duty will get its own multi-movie franchise, while Skylanders is to receive the animated series treatment as Skylanders Academy. Not much is known about …

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Activision stock price closes 7.5% up following King purchase

Activision Blizzard’s share price reached a record high following the announcement it will be acquiring Candy Crush company King. The publisher’s stock price reached $37 at lunch yesterday (Tuesday November 3rd), and closed at $35.82 at the end of trading. That is 7.5 per cent higher than its opening price …

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Pachter: ‘King deal is a refreshing move by Activision’

Games industry analyst Michael Pachter has praised Activison Blizzard’s purchase of King as a solid strategy for breaking into the mobile market. The major acquisition was revealed earlier today, and will finalise in Spring of next year. The deal is a good one if you believe that King has a …

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Activision Blizzard increases financial expectations following strong Q3

It continues to be a red letter day for publisher Activision Blizzard. Alongside the announcement of its purchase of Candy Crush firm King, the firm has announced that it made $990m in GAAP net revenue for the quarter ending September 30th 2015. This is up 24 per cent on the …

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Destiny and Hearthstone make $850m as Skylanders becomes a $3bn franchise

Activision Blizzard has posted full year net revenue of $4.4bn thanks to the success of four key franchises. The publisher says that multiplayer shooter Destiny and card game Hearthstone between them raked in $850m over the last financial year. Bungie’s shooter now has over 16m registered players while the World …

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FIFA 15 is UK’s biggest video game of 2014, but it can’t match Frozen

The Entertainment Retailer’s Association has once again revealed the 20 best selling video games, movies and albums of 2014 in the UK. And not a single parent will be surprised to discover that Disney’s Frozen tops the list. That movie sold a staggering 4.012m copies last year, which is 1.34m …

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