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  • Video game maker looks forward to its own sequel

    Video game maker looks forward to its own sequel
    Activision Blizzard Inc. is one of the world's largest publishers of video games. The Santa Monica company produces games that are used on PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, personal computers, mobile phones and other hand-held devices. Two of its most...
  • Court clears the way for $8.2-billion Activision-Vivendi deal

    Court clears the way for $8.2-billion Activision-Vivendi deal
    The Delaware Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that halted video game publisher Activision Blizzard and a group of investors from buying most of Vivendi's majority stake in the company. The unanimous Thursday decision clears the way for Santa...
  • Nickelodeon taps Activision for 'SpongeBob SquarePants' games

    Nickelodeon taps Activision for 'SpongeBob SquarePants' games
    Parents, get ready for more nautical nonsense. Viacom Inc.'s Nickelodeon has made a deal with Activision Blizzard Inc.'s publishing arm to develop and publish video games based on the network's cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants." Santa Monica-based...
  • Activision Blizzard becomes independent in $5.8-billion transaction

    Activision Blizzard becomes independent in $5.8-billion transaction
    Activision Blizzard, the world's largest video game publisher, will separate from its French media parent to become an independent, publicly traded company.  The company's managers orchestrated a complex transaction to buy back shares from French parent...
  • Activision Blizzard shares rise in response to Vivendi buy-back news

    Activision Blizzard shares rise in response to Vivendi buy-back news
    Investors reacted positively Friday morning to news that Activision Blizzard Inc. would buy back $5.8 billion in shares from its French parent company Vivendi and become an independent video game publisher. Santa Monica-based Activision said it would...
  • Activision's $8.2-billion deal with Vivendi delayed by court

    Activision's $8.2-billion deal with Vivendi delayed by court
    A U.S. court has handed down a preliminary decision to temporarily halt video game publisher Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group of investors from buying back most of Vivendi SA's stake in the company. The video game firm behind the "Call of Duty"...
  • Activision Blizzard and Vivendi complete $8.2-billion stock deal

    Activision Blizzard and Vivendi complete $8.2-billion stock deal
    Activision Blizzard and a group of investors have completed their $8.2-billion buyback of most of Vivendi's majority stake in the company. This comes just one day after the Delaware Supreme Court reversed an earlier judicial decision that halted the...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' delivers shot in arm to game industry

    'Grand Theft Auto V' delivers shot in arm to game industry
    "Grand Theft Auto V" delivered an adrenaline shot to the heart of the video game industry. The hotly anticipated title fueled a 27% boost in overall industry sales in September, across hardware, software and accessories, as compared to the same time a...
  • Visual-effects firms get a boost from video games

    Visual-effects firms get a boost from video games
    In a bombed-out section of a futuristic downtown Los Angeles, a man sits on a tire next to an overturned car, staring at a computer-controlled screen fastened to his wrist, oblivious to the machine gun fire and bomb blasts around him. The camera pans...
  • 'The Wolverine' to rip up box office. Activision's big move.

    'The Wolverine' to rip up box office. Activision's big move.
    After the coffee. Before wishing Mick Jagger a happy birthday. The Skinny: Mick Jagger is 70 today. Not sure how to feel about that, but I will play "Sticky Fingers" as a salute. Friday's headlines include the box office preview, a big exit at Time...
  • Activision, investors to buy back most of Vivendi's stake

    Activision, investors to buy back most of Vivendi's stake
    Activision Blizzard Inc. and a group of investors led by its top executives are buying most of Vivendi's stake in the world's largest video game publisher in an $8.2-billion transaction. The deal would free the Santa Monica company from the financial...