News tagged with call of duty

US court delays $8.2B Vivendi-Activision deal

A U.S. court has delayed the $8.2 billion sale of Vivendi's stake in Activision Blizzard Inc. back to the video game maker and an investor group led by CEO Bobby Kotick and co-chairman Brian Kelly.

Sep 19, 2013
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Record sales for latest 'Call of Duty' game

The latest installment of the blockbuster video game "Call of Duty" raked in more than $500 million in the first 24 hours, making it "the biggest entertainment launch of the year," its publisher said Friday.

Nov 16, 2012
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Activision 3Q earnings soar, 2011 outlook raised

(AP) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. said Tuesday that its third-quarter net income nearly tripled thanks to strong demand for its video games. The company also raised its full-year outlook on the heels of Tuesday's launch of ...

Nov 08, 2011
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Fans set sights on first 'Call of Duty' convention

(AP) -- The inaugural "Call of Duty XP" convention more closely resembled Disneyland than an actual battleground as the two-day event celebrating the shoot-'em-up video game franchise took flight Friday at ...

Sep 02, 2011
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New 'Call of Duty' blasts last year's sales record

(AP) -- "Call of Duty: Black Ops" shattered entertainment records this week when it raked in $360 million in its first 24 hours on sale, once again proving that video games have cemented their place in our ...

Nov 11, 2010
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Activision studio hangs hopes on new 'Call of Duty'

Mark Lamia, as the head of Treyarch Studio, is used to late nights overseeing the creation of what's likely to be the biggest video game of the holidays, "Call of Duty: Black Ops." But on a Monday in late October, Lamia stuck ...

Nov 09, 2010
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Gamer suspended over name of W.Va. town: Fort Gay

(AP) -- Microsoft Corp. and the chief rules enforcer for Xbox Live are apologizing to a small West Virginia town and a 26-year-old gamer accused of violating the online gaming service's code of conduct by publicly declaring ...

Sep 08, 2010
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Activision 2Q net income climbs, revenue falls

(AP) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. posted a higher net income for the second quarter Thursday as development expenses and other costs declined, but fewer game launches pushed revenue lower, shy of Wall Street's expectations.

Aug 05, 2010
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Fired Activision execs in games deal with rival EA

(AP) -- Two studio executives recently fired by Activision and accused of inappropriately meeting with a rival company said Monday that they will create games to be distributed exclusively by one such competitor, Electronic ...

Apr 12, 2010
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Infinity Ward execs leave Activision

(AP) -- Activision Blizzard Inc. said Tuesday that Jason West and Vince Zampella, executives at "Call of Duty" developer Infinity Ward, are no longer with the company.

Mar 02, 2010
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