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Activision bringing Cut the Rope: Triple Treat 3-game pack to 3DS

Activision Publishing has announced plans to bring the Cut the Rope series to the Nintendo 3DS in "early 2014." Cut the Rope: Triple Treat combines three games in the ZeptoLabs franchise: the original mobile release and its expansions Cut the Rope: Experiments and Cut the Rope: Time Travel. C...

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Activision Publishing layoffs at Minneapolis office

Activision Publishing has had a round of layoffs at its Minneapolis location, in preparation for a smaller slate of licensed games next year. Joystiq has been told that 30 full-time employees were let go. These cuts were made at the publishing level and no studio personnel were affected. "Like any ...

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Activision hires ex-Microsoft CFO Dennis Durkin

Dennis Durkin may not be a name you recognize, but for 12 years he's worked in the belly of the beast that is Microsoft as corporate VP, COO and CFO of the company's Interactive Entertainment Business. The last few years he's worked specifically in the games division. Today, Activision has snatched ...

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Here come the Men in Black, in Activision's new game [update]

Someone must have flashy-thinged us recently, because we don't remember hearing the news of a new Men in Black movie coming out next spring. Activision Publishing was informed about the news, at least, with enough of a lead to get to work on a game that'll be released on "consoles and handhelds" ...

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You are the fishing pole in Rapala for Kinect

Activision Publishing's latest Rapala Fishing game doesn't come with any kind of fancy fishing rod controller. Instead, the Kinect title tasks players with pantomiming the actions of setting the fishing hook, casting, and reeling in fish. You'll also engage in boat races from spot to spot, mira...

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Wappy Dog screens are the wappiest screens you'll see today

We've seen new media for a lot of games during Gamescom. But what about Wappy Dog, the DS game about interacting with a robot dog? We made it all the way to Friday without seeing any more about the only game that comes with a robot. Luckily, Activision Publishing finally indulged us with some ...

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Modern Warfare 3 being tested for glitches and 'sploits by glitchers, 'sploiters

"mapMonkeys are a community of gamers who have become infatuated with discovering and sharing glitches, exploits, tricks, and strategies found in the video games they play." And now, that very same community is putting its prodigious abilities to use ... at Infinity Ward? "Four members of mapMonk...

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Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg on True Crime, Bizarre Creations, the 'Hero' franchise, and transparency

When Eric Hirshberg stepped into the role of CEO of Activision Publishing last July, the company had just begun an ugly, public battle with the founders of Infinity Ward, having fired the creators of the company's Call of Duty cash cow just four months prior. Frequently villainized in the press, ...

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Nintendo mass announces Wii, DS game launch dates

Clearly, Nintendo wants the back half of your year to have a strong financial plan. In two lengthy lists we spotted on the company's press site, everything from Kirby Wii to Pro Jumper! Chimaki's Hot Spring Tour Guilty Gear Tangent was given a more clear release date, with Kirby arriving some tim...

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The Modern Warfare 3 leak, from Activision's perspective

"Friday was a really interesting, a really kind of cool day," said Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg, as he reflected on last week's massive Modern War 3 leak and the company's response. "Cool" was a word I was not expecting out of the man in charge of shepherding an enormous marketing camp...

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