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Activsion is an American video game developer and publisher. Most of the company is now owned by Vivendi SA. Activision was founded on the 1st of October, 1979 and it was the first independent developer and distributor of video games for gaming consoles.

Activision?s first games, Dragster, Boxing, Fishing Derby, and Checkers hit the shelves in 1980. These products were cartridges for the Atari 2600 console.

In 1981, David Crane's Freeway, Larry Kaplan's Kaboom!, Bob Whitehead's Stampede and Alan Miller's Ice Hockey .
In 1982, Activision released Starmaster and Barnstorming

The Crash
With Activision being one of the best, there was a lot of 'copy-cat' companies, companies that would produce low-quality games for a lower price than Activison. 1983 Failing to sell their low-quality games, the companies were picked off and shut down, leaving warehouses full of games. And retailers bought these games for $3 each, selling to shops at $4 each, with a retail price of $5. This happened right before Christmas of 1983, so as Activision released their high-quality $40 games, sales of top quality games fell to almost zero.

Getting Through the Crash
Activision began to focus on creating PC games. 1984 saw the release of Crane?s well-regarded movie game Ghostbusters as well as his Pitfall II: Lost Caverns. The latter was published across a variety of platforms including the VCS, Commodore 64, Apple, and Atari's 8-bit computers.

Unfortunately, the video game market continued to decline and Activision?s stock plummeted. With nowhere to go, Alan Miller and Bob Whitehead left the company to form Accolade.

In 1988, Activision changed its name to Mediagenic. The CEO was Bruce Davis. The company established itself as a producer of business software by publishing Danny Goodman's Focal Point and Business Class as well as Paintworks and Reports. However, Mediagenic continued to release games under the Activision brand names. In 1989, it published a CD-ROM version of The Manhole ? one of the first games available for PC CD drives.

Death of Mediagenic

The BHK Corporation acquired Mediagenic, with Robert Kotick replacing Bruce Davis as the CEO. The company was completely restructured, and the company re-branded itself as Activision in 1992. The headquarters were moved to Los Angeles.

Back on its Feet

With its focus completely on games, Activision got back on its feet in 1994 with the game Return to Zork. Over the next ten years, Activison published a string of titles like Mechwarrior 2. Quake II, Interstate '76, Spycraft: The Great Game, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Tony Hawk Pro Skater

With the coming of the new century, Activison managed to restore itself, creating franchises like Call of Duty, Doom 3, Guitar Hero[/i] and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.

On the 2nd of December, 2007, it was announced that Activision would be acquired by Vivendi, with Vivendi contributing to its gaming division and supplying cash, in exchange for a majority stake in the company. The merge took place on the 9th of July, 2008, the newly formed company is known as Activision Blizzard. Activision still exists as a subsidiary owned by Activision Blizzard.

On the 19th of June, 2009, Activision stated the company was considering dropping development support for Sony's Playstation 3. Because ?The PlayStation 3 is losing a bit of momentum and they [Sony] don't make it easy for us [Activison] to support the platform. It's expensive to develop for the console, and the Wii and the Xbox are just selling better.? This statement aligns with the company's statements made last year, which asked for price cuts for all major seventh generation home consoles by 2009.

Software Highlights from Credited Titles

Activision's first work that SPOnG is aware of is the 1981 title, "Dragster" (Atari 2600/VCS).

The company has been involved titles released on the PS4, Switch, Xbox One, PC, 3DS/2DS, PSVita, Wii U, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, DS/DSi, iPad, iPhone, Android, PS2, Power Mac, PSP, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, N-Gage, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, N64, Nuon, Game Boy, Saturn, Jaguar, Sega Megadrive, SNES, Amiga, Amiga AGA, ST, Sega Master System, NES, C64, Spectrum 48K, Sinclair Spectrum 128K, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 7800, Atari 5200, Atari 400/800/XL/XE, Atari 2600/VCS, Intellivision and Colecovision. Of these, "Kung Fu Panda" (Xbox 360), "Spider-Man" (PlayStation), "Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro" (PlayStation), "Tony Hawk's Skateboarding" (PlayStation), "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" (PS3) has been a best selling title.

The company's most recent involvement was on the 2019 release "Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare" (Xbox One).

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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Boosts Franchise To New Heights On The Next Generation

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06 May 2014

Activision and Hasbro Reveal Transformers™: Rise Of The Dark Spark™ Video Game For Next Gen and Current Gen Consoles

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17 Feb 2014

Activision Blizzard Remains Committed to Transaction with Vivendi

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19 Sep 2013

The Fourth and Final DLC Pack for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II – Apocalypse Coming to PlayStation®3 and PC Fans 26th September

On 26th September, the epic season of Downloadable Content (DLC) for Call of Duty®: Black Ops II culminates with the release of Apocalypse for PlayStation®3 and PC fans.

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Activision and Treyarch Reveal That Call of Duty(R): Black Ops II Vengeance Can Be Yours on July 2

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19 Jun 2013

Activision and Treyarch Set to Deliver One of Its Most Creative & Ambitious DLC Offerings to Date with Call of Duty(R): Black Ops II Uprising --; Available First, Exclusively on Xbox LIVE on April 16

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05 Apr 2013

Activision and Xbox Partner to Bring Landmark Call of Duty(R) eSports Competition to the Masses with the Call of Duty(R) Championship, Presented by Xbox Tournament

Players to Compete for $1 Million Purse in Worldwide Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Tournament Taking Place in Hollywood, CA April 5-7

01 Feb 2013

THE FUTURE IS BLACK™

Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Most Anticipated Entertainment Release of the Year, Now Available Worldwide Follow-up to Best-Selling Game Ever on Xbox 360® and PlayStation ® 3 Shatters Global Pre-Orders;

14 Nov 2012

Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Official Launch at HMV Oxford Street

WHAT: Midnight official launch event - WHERE: HMV London, 150 Oxford Street, W1 - WHEN: Mon 12th November 2012 from 22.00 hrs/ for official sale at 00.01 hrs Tues 13th Nov.

05 Nov 2012

Activision To Make All Call Of Duty® Elite Services For Call Of Duty®: Black Ops II Free

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16 Oct 2012

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Blizzard Entertainment today unveiled plans for several official global launch events celebrating the upcoming release of World of Warcraft®: Mists of Pandaria™

05 Sep 2012

Experience The Final Battles Of The Transformers Home Planet in Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

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24 Aug 2012

Activision Blizzard Announces Settlement Of Infinity Ward Litigation

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01 Jun 2012

Call of Duty(R): Modern Warfare(R)3 Content Collection #2 Delivers New Breed Of High-Intensity Multiplayer Combat

All-New Face Off Distills Call of Duty® Multiplayer Into One-on-One and Two-on-Two Gameplay

23 May 2012

Gear Up For An Epic Siege On The Sea And A War On The Shore In Activision's BATTLESHIP(R) -- Available Today

The game takes a hybrid approach combining military strategy and fast-paced first-person action gaming as players take control of a powerful naval fleet and experience the cinematic action of war at sea

15 May 2012

Call of Duty(R): Black Ops II Pushes the Boundaries of the Call of Duty(R) Franchise

Near Future Setting, Branching Storylines, Advanced Weaponry and New Graphics Technology Combine to Deliver the Most Ambitious Call of Duty to Date THE FUTURE IS BLACK™ on November 13, 2012

03 May 2012

Activision Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce All New Ice Age Video Game

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25 Apr 2012

Experience James Bond's Most Iconic and Intense Missions as the World's Top Undercover Agent in 007(TM) Legends

To celebrate the James Bond franchise's 50th anniversary, Activision Publishing, Inc will launch gamers back through time to relive a selection of Bond's most iconic and intense undercover missions from the popular Bond film franchise with 007™ Legends

18 Apr 2012

Activision and Hasbro Team Up to Create TRANSFORMERS PRIME(TM) Video Game Based on the Hit Television Series

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15 Mar 2012

Dennis Durkin Named Chief Financial Officer of Activision Blizzard

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06 Mar 2012

Activision and Hasbro Announce Upcoming Battleship™ Videogame

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08 Feb 2012

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08 Feb 2012

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27 Jan 2012

Skylanders(TM) Portal Masters, Your Online Adventure Awaits

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14 Dec 2011

Moshi Monsters: Moshling Zoo is Now Available for Nintendo DS

Fans worldwide are rejoicing today as they embark on a discovery of an entirely different side of Moshi Monsters, as a new type of gameplay within the Moshi Universe

07 Nov 2011

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron Video Game Officially Announced For 2012

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07 Oct 2011

First-Ever Call of Duty United Kingdom Championship Will Commence This August in London: Warriors Only Need Apply

Win the privilege of representing Britain’s best at the first ever Call of Duty® XP fan celebration in Los Angeles, California on 2nd-3rd September, 2011

29 Jul 2011

Activision Announces Winners of the Activision Independent Games Competition

"Dstroyd" by Peter Angstadt takes First Place while "Rigonauts: Broadside" by Engient Receives Second Place

27 Jul 2011

Armor Up: Call of Duty(R) Elite Invite-Only Beta Starts Now

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15 Jul 2011

BlizzCon(R) 2011 to Feature World-Class Professional eSports Competition

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12 Jul 2011

Call of Duty(R): Black Ops Annihilation Now Available on Xbox Live(R)

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28 Jun 2011

Activision Publishing's Little League World Series Baseball 210 now available for Playstation 3 System and Xbox 360

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15 Jul 2010

DJ Hero 2 to mix hits from over 100 Top-Selling Artists to create the best soundtrack in entertainment

Hand-Picked Roster of World-Renowned Musicians Featured in the Game’s Exclusive Mixes Highlight the Biggest Names in Pop, Dance and Hip Hop Music.

15 Jul 2010

Dominate The Pro Bass Tour with Activision Publishing’s Rapala Pro Bass Fishing

Experience pro tournament fishing action like never before!

15 Jul 2010

Catalyst Outsourcing delivers ‘Blur’ art assets

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12 Jul 2010

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack

Availability for Playstation 3 System and Windows PC

06 Jul 2010

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For the First Time Control Towering Bakugan, Completely Customizable With Devastating Attacks

09 Jun 2010

Activision, Microsoft Enter Long-Term Agreement to Release Call of Duty® Downloadable Content First on Xbox 360

Multi-Title, Multi-Year Agreement for Blockbuster Franchise Extends Through 2012

14 May 2010

New Level For Star Wars: Tfu For Playstation 3 Available For Download Now

A new single-player level for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is available for download now for PlayStation 3 owners through the PlayStation Network.

19 Feb 2010

Dj Herotm Scouts For Up and Coming Musical Talent At Midem 2010

DJ Hero Offers Budding Musicians the Chance to Have One of Their Tracks Mixed and Appear in a Future Version of the Popular Music Videogame

15 Jan 2010

Activision's E3 Line-Up

Activision to Showcase Several of the Most Anticipated Games of the Year at the 2009 E3 Expo

28 May 2009

Guitar Hero World Tour’s Downloadable Content Set List Continues To Expand with New Track Packs in February

Incubus, Wings, Bob Seger, The Shins and Ryan Adams To Bolster The Roster

27 Jan 2009

Christmas Special: Kids Video Game Review Show

Dick and Dom review 11 games in 30minutes

28 Nov 2008

Metallica Brings Death Magnetic To Guitar Hero® III: Legends Of Rock This Friday To Make Music and Video Gaming History

Guitar Hero® to Feature Two Exclusive Versions of "Suicide and Redemption" / Downloadable Death Magnetic

11 Sep 2008

Activision's 'Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli ' Now Available on PS3, PS2, Wii and DS

System 3 and Activision Publishing Ship Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli in North America for PlayStation3, PlayStation2, Wii, and Nintendo DS

26 Aug 2008

Become A Guitar Hero At Download Festival, Donington Park, As RedOctane Offers Greatest Gaming Stage Ever

Tell Your Mum You've Played Donington; Pre-book Your Space On The Third Stage Now; Prizes Awarded To The Day's Best Rocker

29 May 2007

Guitar Hero II European Release Date Confirmed

Remember, remember: It'll be out in November.

22 Aug 2006

Activision to Open Studio Facility on DreamWorks Animation Campus

Move Establishes Unprecedented Level of Collaboration Between Video Game Company and a Hollywood Studio

10 May 2006

Activision Set to Acquire Video Game Publisher RedOctane and Its Highly Popular Guitar Hero Franchise

Activision Establishes Leadership Position in Music-Based Gaming

09 May 2006

Find Out What Awaits Over the Hedge(TM) in Activision's New Video Game

Available Now at Retail Stores Nationwide

09 May 2006

Activision Ups the Ante with The World Series of Poker(R): Tournament of Champions Game

Activision Debuts New Game and Kicks-Off 'Play with the Big Boys Sweepstakes' at Electronic Entertainment Expo

08 May 2006

MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2005 Winners Announced

Individuals within the UK computer and video games industry recognised for excellence.

08 Apr 2005

Women's Game Conference Announces Keynote Speakers for September 9-10 Conference

The Game Initiative announces the keynote speakers for the first annual Women’s Game Conference (WGC) taking place September 9-10 in Austin, Texas.

18 Aug 2004

How to break into video Game Industry Conference & Resume Workshop September 8, 2004

For students and professionals looking to break into the game industry.

12 Aug 2004

Activision acquires Luxoflux

Activision buys Luxoflux, developer of Vigilante 8 series and True Crimes: Streets of LA

08 Mar 2004

Activision acquires Infocom

Leading adventure game developer Infocom, famed for Zork series, is acquired by Activision.

08 Mar 2004

Activision announces acquisition of Z-Axis

Leading Action Sports Console Developer Further Strengthens Activision’s Market Position

08 Mar 2004

Activision acquires Shaba Games

Acquisition enhances company’s ability to create games for next generation consoles.

08 Mar 2004

Activision acquires Spider-Man license

Activision acquires exclusive worldwide interactive entertainment rights to columbia picture's multi-million dollar feature film "Spider-Man"

08 Mar 2004

Activision Acquires Infinity Ward

Developer of critically acclaimed PC game Call of Duty

30 Oct 2003

Activision Gets Hardboiled with the Announcement of True Crime: Streets Of L.A.

Activision takes on the Russian and Chinese mobs with the announcement of True Crime: Streets of L.A.

27 Oct 2003

Lucasarts' Star Wars: Demolition for Playstation: No-Holds-Barred Vehicular Combat in That Galaxy Far, Far Away

LucasArts Teams with Activision and Luxoflux to Develop Demolition-Style Star Wars Game.

27 Oct 2003

Activision’s True Crime™: Streets of L.A.™ Soundtrack Adds The Ultimate Izzle - Snoop Dogg

Highly Anticipated Action Drama Features Over 50 Original Music Tracks Largest Collection Ever Showcased in a Video Game

28 Sep 2003

Mayor of London Backs London Games Week

Ken Livingstone praises the games industry

01 Aug 2003

Activision Licenses Classic id Shooter, Wolfenstein 3-D®

Gray Matter Interactive Studios Set to Develop New Wolfenstein Game Using Quake III Arena Engine.

06 Feb 2003

And the nominees are...

The list of official nominations for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards is announced.

17 Sep 2002

Top Names at ECTS 2002

ECTS 2002 announces 100 exhibitors so far with seven weeks to go.

28 Jul 2002

The challenge is real, the rush is unmatchable, the race is on - Rally Fusion: Race of Champions.

Experience a new dimension in rally driving. Engine screaming, hair-raising action and super-realistic features put you in the driving seat.

03 Jul 2002

Microsoft Unveils Xbox Live

Heralding the next frontier in video games

20 May 2002

iD Software partners with Activision on Doom III

Activision set to distribute highly anticipated game worldwide.

07 May 2002

Star Trek’s Hazard Team is back for Another Tour of Duty

Activision’s Star Trek Elite Force II for the PC.

05 Apr 2002

Activision’s Xbox games take Top Spots in Germany

Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Were #1 and #2 Best-Selling Third-Party Titles For Week of March 18-24, 2002.

03 Apr 2002

Activision acquires Treyarch

Activision takes control of software developer Treyarch Invention LLC.

28 Dec 2001

Many Happy Returns

Blueyonder multiplayer gaming welcomes Return to Castle Wolfenstein with its first ever ‘credit-free weekend’.

10 Dec 2001

Activision Announces The Weakest Link

After securing the interactive rights for the BBC TV game show hit, The Weakest Link, Activision confirms the game's U.K. release date.

28 Sep 2001

Activision Postpones Release of Spider-Man 2: Enter Electro for the PlayStation Game Console

Enter Electro exits...at least for the time being.

17 Sep 2001

Activision Signs Tomb Raider: Curse Of The Sword For Worldwide Distribution

Latest Lara Croft adventure for Nintendo’s Game Boy Color timed to ship in the US the week of June 25th.

21 Jun 2001

Activision Announces Development Of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater and Spider-Man: The Movie For The Nintendo Gamecube

Activision Among First Wave of Third-Party Publishers to Support Nintendo's Highly Anticipated Platform

29 May 2001

Activision Brings Hit Game Show To E3 with The Industry Debut Of The Weakest Link

"You're a truck driver and you know nothing about lemons, goodbye. "

29 May 2001

Activision Introduces New Brand Identity For Action Sports Game Lineup At E3 Expo

Activision O2 Action Sports Brand Reinforces Company's Heritage of Fun, Gravity Defying Games That Feature the Most Legendary Athletes of the Sport.

29 May 2001

Escape From Monkey Island on PS2

Lucas Arts have taken the lead on Sony's next generation platform once again with the release of the fourth chapter in their Monkey Island series.

21 May 2001

Activision Debuts Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2x At E3

Truck on! Well, that's what an old fart like myself would say. Does anyone around here remember Stacy Peralta?

17 May 2001

Activision, You Are The Strongest Link!

BBC Multimedia signs interactive publishing deal for Weakest Link with Activision.

17 Apr 2001

Commander Keen for Game Boy Color

Herioc Keen returns

28 Mar 2001

Pirates Sieze Playstation 2!

Lucasarts to release acclaimed Escape From Monkey Island on Sony's next generation platform, Spring 2001.

16 Mar 2001

Disney/Pixar's Toy Story Racer, The Biggest Driving Buzz Of The Year

There's no time for Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre' as the ultimate Disney cart racing game (PSX & GBC) is unleashed on the streets on March 7th.

28 Feb 2001

HotGen unveils BXS Stunt Biking

HotGen Studios has completed work on BXS Stunt Biking, a stunning Game Boy Color title due for release via Activision.

28 Oct 2000

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Activision announces music tracks featured on Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

31 Jul 2000

X-Men: Mutant Academy!

Activision's X-Men: Mutant Academy Positioned to Become Summer Smash.

21 Jul 2000

Activision Licenses Classic ID Shooter, Wolfenstein 3-D

Gray Matter Interactive Studios set to develop new Wolfenstein game using Quake III Arena Engine.

20 Jul 2000

Activision’s Dark Reign 2 Targets Retail Shelves

Gamers get the chance to take command of the sprawlers in their battle for independence.

30 Jun 2000

First Star Trek Online Game Hits Retail Shelves

Activision takes strategy gamers to the internet and beyond in Star Trek Conquest Online.

28 Jun 2000

Activision and Disney Interactive Continue the Adventures of the Ultimate Space Ranger with Disney/Pixar's Buzz Lightyear of Star Command

New Television Series Inspires Video Game for the Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation Game Console and Game Boy® Color Systems.

28 May 2000

id Software Develops New Team Based Mission Pack for Quake III Arena

Id And Activision Showcase Quake III: Team Arena at This Years E3.

28 May 2000

Activision Gives Gamers Command Of An Elite Starfleet® Commando Unit In Star Trek® Away Team

Squad-Based Strategy Title Boldly Goes Where No Star Trek® Game Has Gone Before.

28 May 2000

Orphen on PlayStation 2!

Activision Showcases Orphen for the PlayStation 2! Computer Entertainment System at E3.

11 May 2000

Star Trek Space Sim!

Activision And Acclaimed Developer Totally Games Team Up To Deliver The First Space Sim Based On Star Trek: The Next Generation®.

28 Mar 2000

Activision Takes RPG Gamers To A New Realm

Activision Takes RPG Gamers To A New Realm Populated With Dragons And Mystics In Wizards & Warriors.

28 Feb 2000

Nine Time World Champion Mat Hoffman Teams Up With Activision.

Activision to Create Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX for the PlayStation Game Console.

28 Feb 2000

Activision Rides With Hawk Again With Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

Sequel to the smash hit Tony Hawk's Skateboarding To Deliver the Most Advanced Skateboarding Experience Ever.

22 Feb 2000

Activision Announces Follow-up Game to Best-Selling Civilization®: Call To Power

Call to Power II Prepares to Conquer the PC Landscape.

15 Feb 2000

Quake Breaks to Tame Office Rage

In a pilot study, twelve frequently angry young men were taught to lose their cool.

21 Jan 2000

Activision acquires Elsinor

Activision buys low budget software company Elsinor, makers of best-selling value-priced Cabela's Big Game Hunting series.

28 Dec 1999

Neversoft acquired by Activision

Activision acquires Neversoft Entertainment, developer of the Tony Hawk's series and the first MDK title.

28 Dec 1999

Activision Expands Alliance with Marvel Enterprises, inc. and Signs Three-year Pact

Agreement Marks Marvel's First Umbrella Deal With Independent Software Publisher.

28 Oct 1999

PlayStation's First Star Trek Game!

Activision To Bring The First Star Trek Game To The Playstation Game Console.

21 Jul 1999

A Bug's Life on N64

Disney/Pixar’s A Bug’s Life lets players run, fly and slide through an incredible interactive journey.

28 Jun 1999

Vigilante 8:2nd Offence

ACTIVISION RAISES THE BAR IN THE AUTO-COMBAT CATEGORY WITH VIGILANTE 8: SECOND OFFENCE

22 Jan 1999

Spider-Man Swings Onto Console Game Platforms with Introduction of First Ever 3D Game from Activision

Renowned Marvel Comic's Super Hero Will Bring Swift Action and Adventure to Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64 Game Consoles.

28 Dec 1998

Mediagenic reverts back to Activision

All sing hosanna!

28 Dec 1992

Activision renamed to Mediagenic

What were they thinking?

28 Dec 1988

Activision issues shares, goes public

Activision completes its initial public offering, becoming a leading international developer/publisher of video games for console systems.

28 Dec 1983

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