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Vivendi, Activision Blizzard deal held up for shareholder vote

Vivendi's $8.2 billion sale was all set to go before a shareholder filed suit requesting a vote on the matter.

By September 19, 2013


Manuel Noriega sues Activision over portrayal in Black Ops 2

Former Panama dictator claims his likeness was used for "economic gain" by Activision in the 2012 first-person shooter.

By July 16, 2014


Activision Blizzard has solid 2010, confirms layoffs

Game publisher sees its fourth-quarter revenue slide, but its two top titles help boost annual revenue and profits. Company also announces it will lay off 7 percent of its staff.

By February 10, 2011


Another game, another record for Activision Blizzard

Coming off the success of Call of Duty: Black Ops, Activision Blizzard has announced record-breaking success with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. One-month sales for the title were 4.7 million units.

By January 11, 2011


Zynga, Activision Blizzard sued over patent

Walker Digital is suing the two companies over an alleged infringement of its patent on game tournaments over the Internet.

By January 6, 2011


Activision Blizzard sees '10 as its 'most profitable'

The revenue and earnings of the World of Warcraft are up for the quarter, and the company raises its forecast for the rest of 2010.

By November 5, 2010


Activision pumping $500 million into Bungie's 'Destiny'

The record-setting number does include standard costs, like marketing, packaging, and royalties. But still, the amount is massive.

By May 6, 2014


Activision CEO: Destiny will be bestselling new franchise ever

The game, expected to launch on Xbox and PlayStation consoles later this year, is the first major release from Bungie since the Halo franchise.

By February 7, 2014


Blizzard releases first-ever Warcraft infographic

Blizzard releases an infographic detailing never-before-seen global statistics for its enormous MMORPG World of Warcraft, which turns 10 this year. Guess which pet is the most popular.

By January 29, 2014


Activision stock buyout allowed, sans shareholder vote

The company can now buy back Vivendi's shares without holding a shareholder vote on the matter.

By October 11, 2013