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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 o...

March 31st 2010 at 10:31am 0 Comments
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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 cont...

February 10th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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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 past...

June 23rd 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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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 acquisition...

March 4th 2009 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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Activision-Blizzard exec Mike Griffith also made a showing at last week's CES, crowing about an industry that he and his company are heading towards the top of. He said to a crowd there that videogames would "eclipse" "movies, recorded music and TV" as forms of entertainment in the future. He claime...

January 13th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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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...

January 9th 2009 at 5:57pm 0 Comments
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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 or...

September 18th 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments