Activision Publishing, Inc. is an American video game publisher. It was founded on October 1, 1979 and was the world's first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles. Its first products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 video console system published from July 1980 for the US market and from August 1981 for the international market (UK). Activision is now one of the largest third party video game publishers in the world and was also the top publisher for 2007 in the United States. On January 18, 2008, Activision announced they were the top US publisher in 2007, according to the NPD Group.Its current CEO is Robert A.
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    • ‘Destiny’ Adds ‘Doubles Skirmish’ Multiplayer Mode

      With the launch of Crota’s End Hard Mode on Wednesday of this week, few expected much out of today’s Bungie Weekly Update. Clearly their focus is on making sure the latest piece of new (is it really new?) content for Destiny runs smoothly, and not on fixing any existing changes. However, even while those assumptions were mostly correct, the update did reveal that something new is on the way.

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    • Loot Stats: How Many Destiny Strikes Does It Take?

      A huge part of the Destiny experience is grappling with its randomized content — as with many loot-centric games, the difference between a good drop and a bad one can be nothing more than a roll of the dice. By its very nature, this sort of mechanic can lead to immense frustration when the odds don’t go your way; something that has led a pair of Reddit users to crunch the num ...

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  • ‘Call of Duty’ Exo Zombies Ending is Underwhelming

    … a different department, and bares a striking resemblance to some TV and film actors. There’s John Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal – an eclectic cast to say the least. By and large, the Exo Zombies mode looks like a lot of fun, and a great way for Sledgehammer Games to keep the variant fresh. However, many wondered whether…

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  • Nintendo, Telltale Dominate in 5th Annual Metacritic Game Publisher Rankings

    … games were regarded as great, while 56% of their releases were considered good, and 3% (Chibi-Robo) were considered bad. Ubisoft came second with an 74.1 aggregate and EA came third with a 74.5 aggregate. EA only released 29 titles this year, while Ubisoft gave us 54. Activision came last in the rankings with a 67.1 aggregate, led by Diablo III…

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc Available Now

    … In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher this morning, Activision and Sledgehammer Games announced that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc is now available. First DLC of Top-Selling Console Game of 2014 Globally Comes to Xbox Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Havoc DLC Pack Includes Four Epic New Multiplayer Maps, Exclusive Weapon, Custom…

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  • 5 Useful Tips Every ‘Destiny’ Player Should Know

    … As one of the best selling games of 2014, Bungie’s Destiny has a massive and highly active player base. Granted, some only put a few hours into the game and decided it was not for them, but they are still plenty of gamers who have turned Destiny into a regular routine. Although there may be plenty of dedicated Destiny players out there…

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  • How To Join Call of Duty Online

    … Don't you hate it when a game that you're dying for is in private Beta? It sucks being locked out of the fun, even if it is in the name of testing. Well if you're one the many people who commented that they wanted to try out Call of Duty Online, Kotaku's got the guide for you. Previously, we've posted a guide on how users anywhere can access…

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  • Activisions New Havoc DLC Ad is Hilariously Ridiculous

    … Yesterday, Activision released possibly the best advert for a game DLC pack I’ve ever seen. One of the most satisfying parts of playing Call of Duty, is getting an incredibly lucky or amazingly sweet kill, and knowing that that poor guy/girl is sitting there watching you’re mad skills in the killcam, possibly crying depending…

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  • ‘Call of Duty’ Havoc DLC Trailer Introduces ‘The KillCameraman’

    … There’s no doubt that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brought the kind of next-gen success and spectacle that the series needed to keep skeptics and competitors at bay for a few more year, and as usual, developer Sledgehammer Games is set to keep the content coming for the foreseeable future. For Advanced Warfare, that means the arrival…

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