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2011-01-27 15:14:00

Renowned Gaming Journalist Seth Schiesel of the New York Times to Moderate CALABASAS, Calif., Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) today announced that their distinguished Hall of Famers from the past four years - Mike Morhaime, Bruce Shelley, Mark Cerny, Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk - will participate in the keynote panel for the 2011 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain) Summit at the Red Rock Resort in...

2011-01-14 15:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif.., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its fourth quarter and calendar year 2010 results after the close of the market on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet. Wednesday, February 9, 2011 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time)...

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2011-01-11 06:25:00

Blizzard reports that its game "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm" sold a record 4.7 million copies during the expansion's first month of being released. The company said that the figures are based on internal company records and information from distribution partners. Cataclysm shipped early December to dozens of countries and was available in advanced through retail copies for online, download-exclusive purchase. Blizzard also called Cataclysm "the fastest-selling PC game of all...

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2010-12-14 07:25:00

Activision Blizzard Inc., formerly Activision Inc., sold more than 3 million copies of its latest "World of Warcraft" expansion game on its first day on the market. The company told Reuters on Monday that "World of Warcraft: Cataclysm," which launched on December 7, sold 3.3 million copies on its first day, surpassing the record set by its previous release -- "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King" -- in November 2008. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) has some...

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2010-12-06 13:35:00

World of Warcraft (WoW) is about to release another expansion for the game known as Cataclysm, which will be available December 7. The new name implies that the expansion re-makes the world in which the game is set and rips up the geography of many familiar places. It also introduces two new races to the game and increases the level cap, along with many other changes. Shops around the world are getting ready to stay open at midnight on December 6 as eager gamers get ready to get their...

2010-11-05 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced that Thomas Tippl, Chief Operating Officer of Activision Blizzard, Inc., will be presenting at the BMO Capital Markets 18th Annual Digital Entertainment Conference on Thursday, November 11 at 9:00 am (ET) at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City. Mr. Tippl's remarks will be broadcast over the Internet. To access the webcast, please log on to www.activisionblizzard.com or:...

2010-10-19 10:01:00

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BlizzCon® -- Razer, the world's leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, is pleased to announce the arrival of our line of peripherals for Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty(TM). Just in time for Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon® gaming convention, the entire suite of peripherals designed specifically for the acclaimed real-time strategy...

2010-10-15 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its third quarter 2010 results after the close of the market on Thursday, November 4, 2010. In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the Internet. Thursday, November 4, 2010 1:30 pm Pacific Time (4:30 pm Eastern Time) To listen to the call, please log onto:...

2010-10-08 07:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), the interactive entertainment software industry's leading publisher, and Web Wise Kids, the recognized leader in Internet safety education, are forming a partnership to empower youth and families to make wise choices in their digital lives. Together, the organizations stand by their strong commitment to keeping kids safe online and promoting good digital ethics. "We appreciate the...

2010-09-24 07:00:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that it has joined Change the Equation (CTEq), a corporate-led initiative to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). First announced last week by President Obama, CTEq will not only achieve the President's Educate to Innovate campaign mission to increase private and philanthropic involvement in STEM education, but also will meet a critical...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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