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    1. January 14, 2015

      Materials lead US equities lower

      ...period ended January 3. The software sales were driven by an over 94 per cent increase in next-generation titles such as Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V. Viacom shares fell 6.7 per cent to $67...Mamta Badkar in New York

    2. October 29, 2014

      Electronic Arts climbs on strong earnings

      ...will fill its holiday schedule with Star Wars Battlefront. “At issue is the company’s ability to emulate competitor Activision’s success with annual instalments of its Call of Duty franchise, alternated among three studios each on a three-year...Mamta Badkar in New York

    3. FT Tech Hub

      October 21, 2014

      Leeo wants to bring the smart home to the masses

      ...the same role as a co-founder of Red Octane, the company behind the music-peripheral video game that was later sold to Activision. Advice on data processing, meanwhile, comes from Nathan Gettings, brother of Adam and a co-founder of Palantir. Leeo...Tim Bradshaw

    1. September 23, 2014

      Mobile gaming: missing the jackpot

      ...better than others. At Electronic Arts, mobile accounts for a fifth of revenues after 30 per cent growth last year. At Activision Blizzard, by contrast, mobile provides just 6 per cent of sales (excluding distribution), and mobile revenues have fallen...

    2. September 10, 2014

      Activision hails its $500m Destiny launch

      Activision Blizzard has claimed another videogaming...its opening weekends. On Wednesday, Activision said Destiny, which was made by the...amount of software shipped to retailers. Activision has previously said it invested $500m...By Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco

    3. June 20, 2014

      Cash-rich Vivendi abandons the wild years

      ...summer. Days later, it sold most of its majority stake in Activision Blizzard, the Californian gaming company, for $8.2bn. Most recently...In theory, Vivendi wants to be a media company but it sold Activision Blizzard and yet held on to GVT,” says Mr Aspesi...By Adam Thomson in Paris

    4. May 25, 2014

      Talk of $1bn YouTube pitch for Twitch as video games come of age

      ...Entertainment, the makers of World of Warcraft. Call of Duty: One of the few console titles popular in professional gaming, Activision’s realistic wartime shooting game CoD is also one of the most lucrative with a $1m prize pool at March’s championship...By Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco

    5. May 7, 2014

      Tech sell-off targets heavyweights

      ...surged 21 per cent to $33.95. The gains came after the Californian company’s latest results topped forecasts. Rival Activision Blizzard, best known for its Call of Duty franchise, joined in the rally after its quarterly profits also swept past expectations...By Richard Blackden in New York

    6. April 20, 2014

      Toys: tough puzzle

      ...The child-friendly tablets from the likes of Leapfrog and Vtech are one example. And there is the Skylanders range from Activision Blizzard, which enables players to use real world toys in digital games. All a far cry from Snakes and Ladders. Email the...

    7. March 7, 2014

      Microsoft brings out giant robots in battle for console dominance

      ...with its parent company and publisher Activision. Call of Duty’s annual releases...of Titanfall Game publishers EA and Activision’s recent results have shown sales of...sees the developer switch publishers to Activision’s arch rival Electronic Arts. Cowen...By Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco

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