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About Activision Publishing / Activision Blizzard

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Activision Publishing maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, Japan and South Korea.

Products

Big League Sports

In November 08, the company announced the release of Big League Sports for the Wii. Developed by Koolhaus Games exclusively for Wii, the game is all about putting players right into the action in the most thrilling situations in their favorite sports.

Band Hero

Band Hero features an exciting and accessible music collection for the entire family. The game's set list is packed with No. 1 hits, including Jackson 5's "ABC," Don McLean's "American Pie," KT Tunstall's "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree," The Turtles' "Happy Together" and Taylor Swift's "Love Story." Music fans will enjoy all of the critically-acclaimed innovations from Guitar Hero® 5, such as Party Play, RockFest and various Nintendo exclusive modes, in the most social music gaming experience ever as they strum, drum and sing along to their favorite, popular tunes as a full band with any combination of four singers, guitarists, bassists and drummers or simply sing together in the all-new karaoke-style Sing-Along Mode. Band Hero also offers a great value to owners of multiple Guitar Herogames by allowing players to import songs from Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero Smash Hits and Guitar Hero World Tour. The previously released forward compatible songs from Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero Smash Hits will also be available for import into Band Hero at launch. Finally, Guitar Hero fans can play almost all of their previously purchased Guitar Hero downloadable content in Band Hero, for a music library of up to 300 tracks.

Tracks in Band Hero console

  • 3 Doors Down - "When I'm Gone"
  • The Airborne Toxic Event - "Gasoline"
  • The All American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret"
  • Alphabeat - "Fascination"
  • Aly and AJ - "Like Whoa"
  • Angels & Airwaves - "The Adventure"
  • Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - "Steal My Kisses"
  • Big Country - "In a Big Country"
  • The Bravery - "Believe"
  • Carl Douglas - "Kung Fu Fighting"
  • Cheap Trick - "I Want You To Want Me (live)"
  • Cold War Kids - "Hang Me Up To Dry"
  • Corinne Bailey Rae - "Put Your Records On"
  • Counting Crows - "Angels of the Silences"
  • Culture Club - "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me"
  • Dashboard Confessional - "Hands Down"
  • David Bowie - "Let's Dance"
  • Devo - "Whip It"
  • Don McLean - "American Pie"
  • Duffy - "Warwick Avenue"
  • Duran Duran - "Rio"
  • Evanescence - "Bring Me To Life"
  • Everclear - "Santa Monica (Watch The World Die)"
  • Fall Out Boy - "Sugar, We're Goin' Down"
  • Filter - "Take A Picture"
  • Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer"
  • The Go-Go's - "Our Lips Are Sealed"
  • Hilary Duff - "So Yesterday"
  • Hinder - "Lips Of An Angel"
  • Jackson 5 - "ABC"
  • Janet Jackson - "Black Cat"
  • Jesse McCartney - "Beautiful Soul"
  • Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
  • Joss Stone - "You Had Me"
  • Katrina and The Waves - "Walking On Sunshine"
  • The Kooks - "Naive"
  • KT Tunstall - "Black Horse and the Cherry Tree"
  • The Last Goodnight - "Pictures Of You"
  • Lily Allen - "Take What You Take"
  • Maroon 5 - "She Will Be Loved"
  • Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through The Grapevine"
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "The Impression That I Get"
  • Nelly Furtado - "Turn Off The Light"
  • N.E.R.D. - "Rockstar"
  • No Doubt - "Just A Girl"
  • No Doubt - "Don't Speak"
  • OK Go - "A Million Ways"
  • Papa Roach - "Lifeline"
  • Parachute - "Back Again"
  • Pat Benatar - "Love Is A Battlefield"
  • Poison - "Every Rose Has Its Thorn"
  • Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue - "Kids"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Honky Tonk Women"
  • Roy Orbison - "Oh Pretty Woman"
  • Santigold - "L.E.S. Artistes"
  • Snow Patrol - "Take Back the City"
  • Spice Girls - "Wannabe"
  • Styx - "Mr. Roboto"
  • Taylor Swift - "Love Story"
  • Taylor Swift - "Picture To Burn"
  • Taylor Swift - "You Belong With Me"
  • Tonic - "If You Could Only See"
  • The Turtles - "Happy Together"
  • Village People - "YMCA"
  • Yellowcard - "Ocean Avenue"

List of tracks featured in Band Hero for Nintendo DS Lite:

  • The All-American Rejects - "Believe"
  • Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend"
  • Black Eyed Peas - "Let's Get It Started"
  • Blink-182 - "First Date"
  • Boys Like Girls - "The Great Escape"
  • Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  • Eagles of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
  • Evanescence - "Call Me When You're Sober"
  • Fall Out Boy - "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
  • Foo Fighters - "Monkey Wrench"
  • Kaiser Chiefs - "I Predict A Riot"
  • The Killers - "Spaceman"
  • Kings of Leon - "Manhattan"
  • KT Tunstall - "Suddenly I See"
  • Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
  • No Doubt - "Excuse Me Mr."
  • Pink - "So What"
  • The Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
  • The Pretenders - "Boots of Chinese Plastic"
  • Queen - "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
  • Queens of the Stone Age - "No One Knows"
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - "You Better Pray"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Under My Thumb (live)"
  • Spin Doctors - "Two Princes"
  • Sublime - "All You Need"
  • Sum 41 - "In Too Deep"
  • Ugly Kid Joe - "Everything About You"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • The Vines - "Get Free"
  • Weezer - "Troublemaker"

Bakugan Battle Brawlers

Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a co-production from Nelvana Enterprises, Spin Master Ltd., Sega Toys Ltd., TMS Entertainment, Ltd., Japan Vistec Inc. and Sega Corporation, with animation by Japan Vistec Inc. and TMS Entertainment, Ltd. Bakugan is based on the story of Dan and his friends whose lives were forever changed when mysterious cards fell from the sky. Creating a game from the cards where powerful creatures known as Bakugan battle, it wasn't long before they discovered that their hobby was much more than just a simple pastime. Utilizing special game cards Bakugan battle masters roll spheres onto the cards, which activate and transform into Bakugan "battle brawling" action figures.

Timeline

  • In November 08, Activision Publishing acquired Budcat Creations, a Iowa City, Iowa-basec award-winning development studio with expertise on the Wii home video game system and the Nintendo DS.
  • May 09: Partners with Nickelodeon on Global Licensing Deal Around Network's Hit TV Series iCarly
  • June 9, 2009: Radical Entertainment's highly anticipated video game PROTOTYPE shipped to North American retail outlets.
  • June 11, 2009: Release of Call of Duty(R): World at War Map Pack 2
  • July 09: Activision Blizzard selects Mediaedge:cia as Media Buying and Planning Agency of Record
  • July 09: Announced Cabela's Outdoor Adventures will be released fall 09
  • August 09: Announcement that Taylor Swift will ascend an all-new virtual stage in November 09 in Band Hero, a party game. Also anonouced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on Wii will be available from November 10, 09 in conjunction with the launch of Infinity Ward's Modern Warfare 2. Ported to Wii by Treyarch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will bring to Nintendo fans the gripping modern-day action-thriller that won more than 50 combined 2007 Editors' Choice and Game of the Year Awards.
  • August 21, 2009: Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 from and developer Treyarch topped more than one million paid downloads during its first weekend of availability (August 6-9) on Xbox LIVE(R) online entertainment network and the PlayStation Network. With this latest release, all three map packs for Call of Duty(R): World at War now total a combined 6.5 million downloads worldwide, and counting.
  • August 21, 2009: Announcement that Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010 will be released September 29 in North America for Wii(TM), Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system. The Wii(TM) version can be purchased with the innovative Top Shot hunting peripheral, packaged with the game. In Cabela's Big Game Hunter 2010, the player must combine precision, guts, and technology to earn a place among world's most respected hunters.
  • August 31, 2009: Entry in its Rapala fishing franchise, Rapala(R): We Fishfor Wii. Slated for release on September 29, Rapala: We Fish is the first fishing title developed specifically for Wii(TM), featuring over-the-top fun and action-packed fishing. The game is packaged with the Rapala fishing rod and reel peripheral, letting players cast it, crank it and set the hook!
  • September 1, 2009: Guitar Hero 5 video game hits store shelves today with improved music variety featuring an expansive, pulse-pounding 85-song on-disc set list, more than 150 songs available via downloadable content, and the capability to import select songs from other Guitar Hero(R) games.
  • November 18, 2009: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 reports video game sales records for five-day worldwide sell through in dollars.

Financials

  • For the quarter ended June 30, 2009, Activision Blizzard's GAAP net revenues were $1,038 million, and its non-GAAP net revenues were $801 million. The company's prior GAAP net revenue outlook for the quarter was $1 billion. On a non-GAAP basis, the company's net revenue outlook was $775 million.

Activision Publishing in News

Worlds Receives Favorable Markman Ruling in Lawsuit Against Activision Blizzard
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Worlds Inc. Adds Two More Billion-Dollar Activision Games to Patent Infringement Suit
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Worlds Inc. vs. Activision Blizzard Patent Infringement Markman Hearing Completed; Awaiting Ruling, Trial Date
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Worlds Inc. vs. Activision Blizzard, Inc. Patent Infringement Markman Hearing Set for October
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Activision Publishing Lawsuit Against Worlds Inc., Worlds Online Dismissed With Prejudice
A lawsuit (CV 13-07380 CBM (PLAx)) by Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (ATVI), against Worlds Inc. (OTCBB: WDDD) and Worlds Online, Inc. (OTCBB: WORX) has been dismissed with prejudice.

Markman Hearing Granted for Worlds Inc. vs Activision Blizzard Inc. et al Patent Infringement Lawsuit
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Court Allows Worlds Inc. to Proceed With Patent Infringement Case
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Worlds Inc. Receives 9th MMORPG Patent, Awaits Motion for Summary Judgment Ruling
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Worlds Announces Private Placement, Response to Activision Lawsuit, Update on MSJ Hearing
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Worlds Files Proxy Statement
Worlds Inc

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Worlds Inc. Receives Notice of Allowance for an Eighth MMORPG Patent
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