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Activision, Inc.
Type Public (NASDAQATVI)
Founded 1979
Headquarters Santa Monica, CA
Industry Computer and video games
Products Call of Duty series
Diablo (Vivendi)
Doom series
Guitar Hero series
Quake series
Soldier of Fortune series
Spider-Man series
StarCraft (Vivendi)
Tony Hawk's series
Revenue USD $2.9 billion (2008)[1]
Website http://www.activision.com/
Activision headquarters in Santa Monica

Activision, Inc. (NASDAQATVI) is an American video game developer and publisher. It was the first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles, founded on October 1, 1979.[2] Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video console system, and it is now one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world, so far being the top publisher of 2007 in the U.S. [3] On January 18, 2008, Activision announced they were the top US publisher in 2007, according to the NPD Group.[4] Image File history File links Activision. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... 1979 1979 in games 1978 in video gaming 1980 in video gaming Notable events of 1979 in video gaming. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... CoD redirects here. ... Diablo is a dark fantasy-themed action role-playing game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment in December 1996. ... Doom (or DOOM)[1] is a 1993 computer game by id Software that is a landmark title in the first-person shooter genre. ... Guitar Hero redirects here. ... Logo for Quake 4. ... This article concerns the first-person shooter. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The official logo for the StarCraft franchise. ... The latest game in the series, Tony Hawks Proving Ground. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... A video game developer is a software developer (a business or an individual) that creates video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Computer and video games redirects here. ... Game console redirects here. ... is the 274th day of the year (275th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The NPD Group, Inc. ...


On December 2, 2007, it was announced that Activision would merge with Vivendi Games. The new company will be called Activision Blizzard.[5] is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Vivendi Games (formerly known as Vivendi Universal Games) is a global developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment. ... Activision Blizzard, Inc. ...

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History

Before the formation of Activision, software for video game consoles was published exclusively by makers of the systems for which the games were designed. For example, Atari was the only publisher of games for the Atari 2600. This was particularly galling to the developers of the games, as they received no financial rewards for games that sold well, and did not receive credit for their games. After watching a number of games turn into multi-million-dollar best sellers, a number of programmers decided that they'd had enough and left. Activision became the first third-party game publisher for game consoles.[6] Game console redirects here. ... This article is about the corporate brand. ... The Atari 2600, released in October 1977, is the video game console credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. ...


The company was founded by former music industry executive Jim Levy and former Atari programmers David Crane, Larry Kaplan, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead. Atari's company policy at the time was not to credit game creators for their individual contributions; Levy took the approach of crediting and promoting game creators along with the games themselves. Steps included devoting a page to the developer in their instruction manuals[7][8][9] and challenging players to send in a high score (usually as a photograph, but sometimes as a letter) in order to receive a patch.[10][11][12][13] These were important draws that helped the newly formed company attract experienced talent. Crane, Kaplan, Levy, Miller, and Whitehead received the Game Developers Choice "First Penguin" award in 2003 in recognition of this step. Jim Levy was initially a music industry executive. ... A game programmer is a software engineer who primarily develops computer or video games or related software (such as game development tools). ... David Crane is a successful video game designer and programmer. ... Larry Kaplan is an American video game designer who is best known for his Atari 2600 creation, Kaboom!. The game was published by Activision in 1981. ... Bob Whitehead is a game designer who worked for Atari in the late 1970s. ... The Game Developers Conference has annually hosted the Game Developers Choice Awards presented by the International Game Developers Association for outstanding developers of video game entertainment since 2001. ... 2003 2003 in games 2002 in video gaming 2004 in video gaming Notable events of 2003 in video gaming. ...


The departure of the four programmers, whose titles made up more than half of Atari's cartridge sales at the time, caused legal action between the two companies which was not ultimately settled until 1982. As the market for game consoles started to decline, Activision branched out, producing game titles for home computers as well, and acquiring smaller publishers.


In 1982, Activision released Pitfall!, which is considered by many to be the first platform game[citation needed] as well as the best selling title on the 2600. Although the team's technical prowess had already been proven, it was Pitfall! that turned them into a huge success. This not only resulted in a legion of clones, including stand-up arcade games, but can be said to have launched the entire platform genre which became a major part of video games through the 1980s. 1982 1982 in games 1981 in video gaming 1983 in video gaming Notable events of 1982 in computer and video games. ... This article is about the video game. ... A simple platform sequence from the game Wonder Boy Platform game, or platformer, is a video game genre characterized by jumping to and from suspended platforms or over obstacles. ... Centipede by Atari is a typical example of a 1980s era arcade game. ...


In 1985, Activision merged with struggling text adventure pioneer Infocom. Jim Levy was a big fan of Infocom's titles and wanted Infocom to remain solvent. However, about six months after the "InfoWedding", Bruce Davis took over as CEO of Activision. Davis was against the merger from the start and was heavy-handed in management of them. He also forced marketing changes on Infocom which caused sales of their games to plummet. Eventually, in 1989, after several years of losses, Activision closed down the Infocom studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts extending to only 11 of the 26 employees an offer to relocate to Activision's headquarters in Silicon Valley; five did.[14] 1985 1985 in games 1984 in video gaming 1986 in video gaming Notable events of 1985 in video gaming. ... Zork, an early work of interactive fiction, running on a modern interpreter Interactive fiction, often abbreviated as IF, is a simulated environment in which players use text commands to control characters. ... Zork universe Zork games Zork Anthology Zork trilogy Zork I   Zork II   Zork III Beyond Zork   Zork Zero Enchanter trilogy Enchanter   Sorcerer   Spellbreaker Other games Wishbringer   Return to Zork Zork: Nemesis   Zork Grand Inquisitor Zork: The Undiscovered Underground Topics in Zork Encyclopedia Frobozzica Characters   Kings   Creatures Timeline   Magic   Calendar Zorkmid... Bruce Davis is an American businessman, currently CEO and chairman of Digimarc Corporation. ... Next big thing redirects here. ... Location in Middlesex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Middlesex Settled 1630 Incorporated 1636 Government  - Type Mayor-City Council  - Mayor Kenneth Reeves (D) Area  - Total 7. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ...


In 1988 Activision started to get involved in other types of software besides video games, such as business applications. As a result, Activision changed its corporate name to Mediagenic in order to have a name that would globally represent all its fields of activities. (Mediagenic is often mistaken to be a company that purchased Activision but in reality it was only Activision with a different name). Despite this change, Mediagenic continued to largely use the Activision brand on its video games of the various platforms it was publishing for, notably the Nintendo Entertainment System, the Sega Master System, the Atari 7800, Commodore 64 and Amiga. The decision of the company to get involved in various fields at the expense of video gaming proved to be a move so bad that in 1992 Mediagenic filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Notable events of 1988 in computer and video games. ... Computer software (or simply software) refers to one or more computer programs and data held in the storage of a computer for some purpose. ... “NES” redirects here. ... The Sega Master System is an 8-bit cartridge-based video game console that was manufactured by Sega and was first released in 1986. ... The Atari 7800 is a video game console released by Atari in June 1986 (a test market release occurred two years earlier). ... C-64 redirects here. ... This article is about the family of home computers. ... 1992 1992 in games 1991 in video gaming 1993 in video gaming Notable events of 1992 in video gaming. ... Chapter 11 is a chapter of the United States Bankruptcy Code, which permits reorganization under the bankruptcy laws of the United States. ... Notice of closure stuck on the door of a computer store the day after its parent company, Granville Technology Group Ltd, declared bankruptcy (strictly, put into administration—see text) in the United Kingdom. ...


New Activision

The failure of Mediagenic resulted in a reorganization and merger with The Disc Company with Mediagenic again being the acquirer. After emerging from bankruptcy, Mediagenic officially changed its entity name back to Activision in the state of Delaware on December 1992. At that point Activision moved its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Southern California. While emerging from bankruptcy, it continued to develop games for PCs and video game consoles and resumed making strategic acquisitions. Activision chose from then on to only concentrate itself in video gaming and nothing else. This article is about the U.S. State of Delaware. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... IBM PC compatible computers are those generally similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT. Such computers used to be referred to as PC clones, or IBM clones since they almost exactly duplicated all the significant features of the PC, XT, or AT internal design, facilitated by various manufacturers... Game console redirects here. ...


In 1991 Activision packaged 20 of Infocom's past games into a CD-ROM collection called The Lost Treasures of Infocom sans most of the “feelies” Infocom was famous for. The success of this compilation led to the 1992 release of 11 more Infocom titles in The Lost Treasures of Infocom II. 1991 1991 in games 1990 in video gaming 1992 in video gaming Notable events of 1991 in video gaming. ... The CD-ROM (an abbreviation for Compact Disc Read-Only Memory (ROM)) is a non-volatile optical data storage medium using the same physical format as audio compact discs, readable by a computer with a CD-ROM drive. ... The Lost Treasures of Infocom is a collection of 20 computer games from interactive fiction pioneer Infocom, released in 1991. ... A sampling of feelies from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Infocom used the term feelie to refer to the extra content included with the boxed versions of their interactive fiction computer games. ... The Lost Treasures of Infocom is a collection of 20 computer games from interactive fiction pioneer Infocom, released in 1991. ...


Activision Value

Main article: Activision Value

Activision Value is a subsidiary brand of Activision, a merger of Expert Software and Head Games Publishing, with offices located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. Activision Value is a software development company owned by Activision exclusively formed to produce a range of budget titles. ... Location in Hennepin County Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Hennepin County founded 1858 incorporated 1960s Government  - Mayor Phil Young Area  - City  35. ... This article is about the city in Minnesota. ...


As its name implies, Value is the publisher of budget titles for Activision. Its most prominent titles are the Cabela's line of hunting and fishing-related games, and the World Series of Poker. Cabelas (NYSE: CAB) is a Sidney, Nebraska-based direct marketer and specialty retailer of hunting, fishing, camping and related outdoor merchandise. ... For details about the current event, see 2008 World Series of Poker. ...


Acquisitions and partnerships

Year Acquisition
1997 Raven Software made an exclusive publishing deal with Activision and was subsequentally acquired by them. This partnership resulted in HeXen II, Heretic II, Soldier of Fortune, its sequel and Quake 4. That same year, Activision acquired CentreSoft Ltd., (an independent distributor in the United Kingdom) and NBG Distribution (a German distributor).
1998 Pandemic Studios was founded with an equity investment by Activision. Pandemic's first two games, Battlezone II and Dark Reign 2, were both sequels to Activision games. That same year, Activision also inked deals with Marvel Entertainment, Head Game Publishing, Disney Interactive, LucasArts Entertainment and CD Contact Data.
1999 Activision acquired Neversoft Entertainment, best recognized for their line of Tony Hawk skateboarding games. That same year, Activision acquired Expert Software (maker of Home Design 3D).
2000 Activision made an equity investment in Gray Matter Interactive, to develop the follow-up to id Software's Wolfenstein 3D.
2001 Activision acquired rights to Columbia Pictures' feature film Spider-Man. That same year, Activision also acquired Treyarch Invention LLC.
2002 Activision made an equity investment in Infinity Ward, a newly formed studio comprised of 22 of the individuals who developed Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. That same year, Activision acquired Z-Axis Ltd. (the studio behind Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX) and Luxoflux Corporation.
2003 Activision and DreamWorks SKG inked a multi-year, multi-property publishing agreement. That same year, Activision also formed a partnership with Valve and acquired both Infinity Ward (developers of the Call of Duty franchise) and software developer Shaba Games LLC.

Activision and Sega Corporation made a deal to publish the US releases of P.C. versions of some titles, especially Sonic Adventure DX, Director's Cut. 1997 1997 in games 1996 in video gaming 1998 in video gaming Notable events of 1997 in video gaming. ... Raven Software is a computer game software developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... Hexen II is a first person shooter computer game developed by Raven Software from 1996 to 1997, published by id Software and distributed by Activision. ... Heretic II is a fantasy third-person shooter game developed by Raven Software and published by Activision in 1998, continuing the story of Corvus, the main character from the prequel Heretic. ... This article concerns the first-person shooter. ... See Soldier of Fortune magazine for the publication by that name Soldier of Fortune is a first-person shooter game created by Raven Software and published by Activision on March 27 2000 for personal computers. ... Quake 4 is the fourth title in the series of Quake FPS computer games. ... 1998 1998 in games 1997 in video gaming 1999 in video gaming Notable events of 1998 in video gaming. ... Pandemic Studios is a video game developer with offices in Los Angeles, California and Brisbane, Australia. ... Battlezone II: Combat Commander is a game released by Pandemic Studios as a sequel to Activisions Battlezone (computer game). ... Dark Reign 2 is a 3D real-time strategy PC game released on June 30, 2000 by Activision and Pandemic Studios. ... Marvel Entertainment, Inc. ... Alternate meanings: Disney (disambiguation) The Walt Disney Company (also known as Disney Enterprises, Inc. ... LucasArts is an American video game developer and publisher. ... 1999 1999 in games 1998 in video gaming 2000 in video gaming Notable events of 1999 in video gaming. ... Neversoft or Neversoft Entertainment is a video game developer, founded in 1994 by Joel Jewett, Mick West and Chris Ward. ... This article is about the American skateboarder. ... 2000 2000 in games 1999 in video gaming 2001 in video gaming Notable events of 2000 in video gaming. ... Gray Matter Interactive Studios, Inc. ... id Software (IPA: officially, though originally ) is an American computer game developer based in Mesquite, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. ... Wolfenstein 3D (commonly abbreviated to Wolf 3D) is the computer game that started the first person shooter genre on the PC. It was created by id Software and published by Apogee Software on May 5, 1992. ... 2001 2001 in games 2000 in video gaming 2002 in video gaming Notable events of 2001 in video gaming. ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... Spider-Man is a 2002 American superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. ... Treyarch Corporation is a video game developer that was founded in 1996 by Peter Akemann and Doğan Köslü (né Don Likeness), and acquired by Activision in 2001. ... 2002 2002 in games 2001 in video gaming 2003 in video gaming Notable events of 2002 in video gaming. ... Infinity Ward, located in Encino, California, is a computer game developer founded by the former developers of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. ... Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (MoH:AA) is a first-person shooter (FPS) computer game by Electronic Arts. ... Z-Axis Ltd. ... Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX is a video game released in 2000 featuring Dave Mirra and other professional BMX riders. ... Luxoflux is an American video game developer. ... 2003 2003 in games 2002 in video gaming 2004 in video gaming Notable events of 2003 in video gaming. ... The DreamWorks Boy on the Moon Logo DreamWorks SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, Geffen) is a Big Ten studio in the United States of America which develops, produces, and distributes films, music, and television programming. ... Valve Corporation is an American video game developer based in Bellevue, Washington, USA, made famous by its first product, Half-Life, which was released in November 1998. ... Infinity Ward, located in Encino, California, is a computer game developer founded by the former developers of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. ... CoD redirects here. ... Shaba Games is a video game developer founded in September 1997, located in San Francisco, California, and acquired by Activision in 2002, where it continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. ... Sega (セガ) is an international video game software and hardware developing company, and a former home computer and console manufacturer. ... A stylised illustration of a personal computer A personal computer (PC) is a computer whose original sales price, size, and capabilities make it useful for individuals, intended to be operated directly by an end user, with no intervening computer operator. ... Sonic Adventure ) is a video game created by Sonic Team and released on December 23, 1998 in Japan by Sega for the Sega Dreamcast and is the first game in the Sonic Adventure series. ...


Activision, along with several other game software publishers, was investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for its accounting practices, namely the use of the "return reserve" to allegedly smooth quarterly results. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, commonly referred to as the SEC, is the United States governing body which has primary responsibility for overseeing the regulation of the securities industry. ...

2004 The company marked its 25th anniversary, and stated that it had posted record earnings and the twelfth consecutive year of revenue growth.
2005 Activision acquired game developers Vicarious Visions, Toys for Bob and Beenox, Inc..
2006 Activision secured the video game license to make games based on the world of James Bond from MGM Interactive. An exclusive agreement between the two begins in September 2007 with Activision's first game set to be released in May 2008 being developed by Treyarch, Beenox and Vicarious Visions.[15] Also in 2006, Activision acquired publisher RedOctane, Inc. (the publisher of the Guitar Hero franchise).
2007 Activision acquired the control of games developer Bizarre Creations.

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Merger with Vivendi

In December 2007, it was announced that Activision would merge with Vivendi Games which owns fellow games developer and publisher Blizzard. The new company will be called Activision Blizzard and will be headed by Activision's current CEO, Bobby Kotick. Vivendi will be the biggest shareholder in the new group.[5] Blizzard Entertainment, a division of French Vivendi Games, is an American computer game developer and publisher headquartered in Irvine, California. ... Activision Blizzard, Inc. ... Robert Bobby Kotick, chairman and CEO of American computer game company Activision, Inc. ... For a definition of the word vivendi, see the Wiktionary entry vivendi. ...


Notable published titles

See also: List of Activision games

List of Activision games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Fishing Derby is an Atari 2600 video game created by Activision programmer David Crane based on the sport of fishing. ... Chickens race for the top of the screen in Freeway. ... Ice Hockey is an ice hockey video game designed by Activision programmer Alan Miller, and published by Activision. ... Kaboom! is an Atari 2600 game designed by Larry Kaplan and published by Activision in 1981. ... Barnstorming was an Atari 2600 video game designed by Steve Cartwright and published by Activision in 1982. ... This article is about the video game. ... Screenshot of River Raid (Atari 2600) River Raid is a Videogame and was released in 1982 by Activision for the Atari 2600, and later the C64, ZX Spectrum and MSX. The player controls an airplane in a top-down view over a river and gets points for shooting down enemy... Robot Tank is a 1983 video game for the Atari 2600. ... Logo for Quake 4. ... This article is about the original video game. ... It has been suggested that Groove Champion be merged into this article or section. ... Battlezone is a critically acclaimed remake (for Microsoft Windows) of an arcade game of the same name. ... CTP Opening screen artwork is a good example of the kind of integration of art styles found throughout the game Civilization: Call to Power is a PC turn-based strategy game released by Activision as an improved successor to the extremely successful Civilization computer game by Sid Meier, competing with... Tony Hawks Pro Skater (THPS), released as Tony Hawks Skateboarding in Europe, is a skateboarding video game, and the first in the Tony Hawks series. ... True Crime: Streets of LA Categories: Computer and video game stubs | 2003 computer and video games | PlayStation 2 games | Xbox games | GameCube games | Activision games | Windows games ... Call of Duty is a first-person shooter video game series set in World War II, with the exception of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which is set in modern times. ... Doom 3 is a science fiction, survival horror, first-person shooter video game. ... Guitar Hero redirects here. ... Guitar Hero is a music video game developed by Harmonix Music Systems and published by RedOctane for the PlayStation 2 video game console. ...

Studios

Beenox is a video game developer, well established in Quebec City, Canada. ... Nickname: Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use; the Don de Dieu was Champlains ship) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Bizarre Creations is a Liverpool-based video game developer beginning development under this name in 1994. ... For other uses, see Liverpool (disambiguation). ... Infinity Ward, located in Encino, California, is a computer game developer founded by the former developers of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... Luxoflux is an American video game developer. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Neversoft or Neversoft Entertainment is a video game developer, founded in 1994 by Joel Jewett, Mick West and Chris Ward. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Raven Software is a computer game software developer based in Madison, Wisconsin. ... For other uses, see Madison (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... RedOctane is an American electronic entertainment company perhaps best known for publishing the Guitar Hero series. ... Mountain View is a city in Santa Clara County, in the U.S. state of California. ... Shaba Games is a video game developer founded in September 1997, located in San Francisco, California, and acquired by Activision in 2002, where it continues to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Toys For Bob is a small video game developer founded in 1989 by Paul Reiche III and Fred Ford. ... Novato is a city located in northern Marin County, California. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Treyarch Corporation is a video game developer that was founded in 1996 by Peter Akemann and DoÄŸan Köslü (né Don Likeness), and acquired by Activision in 2001. ... Santa Monica Pier Santa Monica is a coastal city located in Los Angeles County, California USA, by the Pacific Ocean, south of Pacific Palisades and Brentwood, west of Westwood, Los Angeles, and north of Venice. ... This article is about the U.S state. ... Vicarious Visions is a video game developer. ... For other uses, see Albany. ... Z-Axis Ltd. ... Foster City is a planned city located in San Mateo County, California. ... This article is about the U.S state. ...

See also

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References

  1. ^ [1] Activision Annual Report
  2. ^ Activision - Investor Realtions: Historical Timeline from Activision's official website
  3. ^ Activision Beats EA As Top Third Party Publisher In U.S.. Gamasutra. Retrieved on 2007-07-24.
  4. ^ Video Game News, Video Game Coverage, Video Game Updates, PC Game News, PC Game Coverage - GameDaily
  5. ^ a b Activision, Vivendi (2007-12-02). "VIVENDI AND ACTIVISION TO CREATE ACTIVISION BLIZZARD – World’s Largest, Most Profitable Pure-Play Video Game Publisher". Press release. Retrieved on 2007-12-02.
  6. ^ Classic Gaming Expo Distinguished Guest: Alan Miller. Classic Gaming Expo. Retrieved on 2006-08-30.
  7. ^ Ice Hockey Instructions, page 4. Activision 1981
  8. ^ Pitfall! Instructions, page 4. Activision 1982
  9. ^ Chopper Command Instructions, page 4. Activision 1982
  10. ^ Ice Hockey instructions, page 3. Activision 1981
  11. ^ Pitfall! Instructions, page 3. Activision, 1982
  12. ^ Chopper Command Instructions, page 3. Activision 1982
  13. ^ Chopper Command patch on eBay
  14. ^ Down From the Top of Its Game: The Story of Infocom, Inc. report from MIT
  15. ^ iTZKooPA. "Activision Dates 'Call of Duty 4'; Drops Word on Bond Title", Totalgaming.net, 2007-08-22. Retrieved on 2007-08-22. 
  16. ^ Activision Acquires U.K. Game Developer Bizarre Creations from Activision's website

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External links

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