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Activision Publishing CEO resigns, remains Vice Chairman of Activision Blizzard

We know, we know -- you read that headline too quickly and immediately went into shock, worried that the value of your mint Topps 2007 Bobby Kotick Game Industry Executive collectible card just plummeted. Relax, folks, we're talking about the Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith, known best for...

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Report: Activision reshuffles execs in US, UK; layoffs result

According to "internal memos" acquired by the LA Times, Activision has switched up more of its executive positions, in addition to the change in position for Thomas Tippl, who is currently co-serving CFO/CCO/COO (enough acronyms?). A representative for the company told the LA Times, "We realigned...

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Activision severely cutting music game releases in 2010

Activision plans to cut down on the number of Hero games in 2010. According to Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith in a conference call, the company expects the music game business to decline further as "the casual consumer proves less robust" and people are saturated enough with instrument...

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Activision talks 2010: Bond is back, joined by Tony Hawk, Spider-Man, and 'innovative' action game

On this afternoon's earnings call, Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith dropped some details on what we can expect out of Activision in 2010. Of course, there's "a strong lineup behind the Guitar Hero franchise" and some Call of Duty "new releases" as well as "online monetization" of the...

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Activision confidence bolstered by 2009 lineup, 'sparser' competition

Speaking to MCV, Activision CEO Mike Griffith was feeling pretty confident about his company's position in the game industry this year. "This is the best competitive position we've ever had," said Griffith, adding, "Our titles are strong, and competitive titles are a little sparser than in the...

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Activision considering an acquisition (or eight)

Let's role-play: You're mega-publisher Activision Blizzard, with $3 billion in cash and no debt. What do you do? ... NO, building the world's largest ball pool is not an acceptable answer. According to Activision Publishing's top man, Mike Griffith, Blizzavision is considering going on an...

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CES 2009: Activision's Keyno-thing of interest

Activision's CES keynote should have been titled "Remedial Gaming 101: A History of Gaming." Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith took us through a not-so-brief history of gaming, from Pong to Pac-Man to "even games that used to feature trackballs, and yes, even joysticks." Although, that's not...

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Activision considering DLC subscription service for Guitar Hero

At Activision Blizzard's Analyst Day, CEO Mike Griffith spoke of plans to offer a subscription service option for the Guitar Hero games. "We're exploring new models, like an annual pass subscription where players can subscribe and get a certain number of songs downloadable each month." No prices...

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