July 23, 2014 12:09 PM ET


Company Overview of Activision Publishing, Inc.

Company Overview

Activision Publishing, Inc. develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products. It was incorporated in 1991 and is based in the United States. Activision Publishing, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc.

3100 Ocean Park Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

United States

Founded in 1991

Key Executives for Activision Publishing, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 46
Chief Operating Officer of Guitar Hero
Co- Chairman of Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 70
Co-Chairman of The Call of Duty Endowment
Age: 51
Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Key Developments

Worlds Inc.'s Patent Infringement Suit Hearing Against Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment, and Activision Publishing Set for October 3, 2014

The Markman Hearing for the patent infringement suit by Worlds Inc. against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc., has been set by the court for October 3, 2014. The date had been postponed from 2013 due to another unrelated court case and a countersuit by Activision Publishing, Inc., a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc., against Worlds Inc. and Worlds Online, Inc. which was dismissed with prejudice in early June 2014.

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper Grants Worlds Inc.'s Motion for Markman Hearing in its Patent Infringement Suit against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc

U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper has granted Worlds Inc.'s Motion for a Markman Hearing in its patent infringement suit against Activision Blizzard, Inc., Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. and Activision Publishing, Inc.'s (Activision). The Court will set the Markman Hearing date based on both parties' available dates. The Markman Hearing is a critical step in Worlds Inc. versus Activision in Civil Action No. 1:12-CV-10576(DJC), filed by Worlds Inc. on March 30, 2012 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The Markman hearing addresses the language and interpretation of the Worlds patents at issue in the case.

Activision Publishing, Inc. Reveals TRANSFORMERS(TM): RISE OF THE DARK SPARK(TM) Video Game

Activision Publishing, Inc. announced TRANSFORMERS(TM): RISE OF THE DARK SPARK(TM), a video game complement to Paramount Pictures' upcoming film, TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, set to release this June. This third-person action adventure video game goes beyond the movie by uniting the universe of director Michael Bay's TRANSFORMERS movies with the ever-popular Cybertron universe. Players will choose from over 40 playable characters from the two different universes as they battle to secure the Dark Spark. TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK will be releasing on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Sony's PlayStation(R)4 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo's Wii U(TM) system and the Nintendo 3DS(TM) handheld system and Windows PC. TRANSFORMERS: WAR FOR CYBERTRON and TRANSFORMERS: FALL OF CYBERTRON titles, TRANSFORMERS: RISE OF THE DARK SPARK jumps worlds and factions as it weaves the tale of the hunt for an ancient relic as powerful as the Matrix of Leadership - the Dark Spark. Players will be able to switch between the heroes of the noble AUTOBOTS and the nefarious DECEPTICONS throughout the single-player campaign. Similar to High Moon Studios' CYBERTRON entries in the highly regarded series, gameplay features nimble, fast-paced running-and-gunning combat paired with traversal and vehicle action across open battlefields for large-scale, dynamic conflicts. layers will also see the return of the fan-favorite multiplayer mode, Escalation, which delivers wave-based, survival-style gameplay for up to four players online cooperatively. It features new, upgradeable defense systems, recognizable adversaries from the lore, and an expanded roster of playable characters from past and present. Additionally, an exciting new leveling system transforms single-player and multiplayer into one unified, persistent character development path. Experience earned in any part of the game unlocks potent awards and tactical loadout choices - including new characters, stronger weapons, special abilities and consumable bonuses - for use throughout the entire game.

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